The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Mateo, CA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in San Mateo, CA

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Atria Park of San Mateo

Provides: Memory Care
2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
"Our experience with Atria Hillsdale has been very good. My mother's in their memory care facility and I like it. It's good and small scale, so the ratio of caregivers to the clients is good. Her..." More
$1,000 off monthly rent - up to three months. Dine well, attend events, and receive 24-hour suppo... (more) Ends in 20 days

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Sunrise of San Mateo

Provides: Memory Care
955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
"My dad is currently at Sunrise of San Mateo. When I toured, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. In terms of cleanliness, this place was 23 years old and looked brand new. It looked like it..." More

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Atria at Foster Square

Provides: Memory Care
707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
"My brother has moved into Atria at Foster Square Memory Care. My overall impression is that it's a great facility. They've been very accommodating, and helpful not only to my brother in getting him..." More
$1,000 off monthly rent - up to three months. Dine well, attend events, and receive 24-hour suppo... (more) Ends in 20 days

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Sunrise of Belmont

Provides: Memory Care
1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More

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Vi At Palo Alto

Provides: Memory Care
600 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
"Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford..." More

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Silverado Belmont Hills Memory Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
1301 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
"I went to Silverado Belmont Hills Memory Care Community. It is nice. It's an older community. The management staff looks like it has changed in the last year and a half, maybe two years. From the..." More

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Cadence Millbrae

Provides: Memory Care
1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
"My father was a resident of Cadence Millbrae. His experience was good. They were able to get him in quickly when we needed him to be placed from the hospital. The care he was receiving there was..." More

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Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame

Provides: Memory Care
250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
"Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Pacifica Burlingame offers a progressive community for active older adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which..." More

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Sunrise of Redwood City

Provides: Memory Care
1 East Selby Lane, Redwood City, CA 94063
"We researched several memory care facilities trying to find a good fit from our mom. Sunrise of Redwood City has a really compassionate staff and it’s absolutely beautiful inside. Our mom is..." More

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Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa

Provides: Memory Care
995 E Market St, Daly City, CA 94014
"I like Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa. It was very open. The area was open. My mother could go out and plant or bring animals that she wanted. It was just very open and airy. You could see..." More

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Sunrise of Burlingame

Provides: Memory Care
1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
"Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based..." More

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Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park

Provides: Memory Care
800 Roble Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
"I went to Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park, and I assigned my wife to stay there. The place has good vibes. I'm very happy with what I've seen so far and based on what I've seen in other places, it..." More
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The Trousdale

Provides: Memory Care
1600 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
"My mother is at The Trousdale. They've been really good. We got her place there and then the COVID hit, and visitors have been very limited for a while. They went to great pains to set up kind of a..." More

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Burlingame Villa

Provides: Memory Care
1117 Rhinette Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
"My family member received such loving and beautiful care at Burlingame Villa. The staff was attentive to every need, and truly provided the best care. The surroundings are beautiful, with a..." More

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Silver Oaks Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
16 Coleman Place, Menlo Park, CA 94025
"Silver Oaks, in Menlo Park, looks like a small B&B from the outside, inviting front patio, the outline of a brick fireplace, lush greenery. Inside you'll find that we have big plans for the..." More

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Bayview Villa

Provides: Memory Care
777 Bayview drive, San Carlos, CA 94070
"Bayview Villa “Boutique style” living Specializing in memory care! Bayview Villa is a family-owned community. We serve those residents with higher care needs and residents afflicted..." More

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Palm Villas of Redwood City

Provides: Memory Care
1931 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
"The staff at Palm Villas of Redwood City was great, and the activities looked good, but they're more for people with dementia. I liked it, but it wasn't a good fit for my father. If he ever was..." More

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Aegis of San Francisco

Provides: Memory Care
2280 Gellert Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA...
"As you enter our charming Aegis of San Francisco retirement community you'll notice the delightful smell of fresh baked bread and the smiles and lively conversation of friends and neighbors. Our..." More

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Gordon Manor

Provides: Memory Care
1616 Gordon Street, Redwood City, CA 94061
"I had an in-person tour of Gordon Manor. The staff that did the tour was very thorough. It is a nice building. I guess a lot of people donate furnishings to the place, so it had kind of your..." More

Kensington Place

Provides: Memory Care
2800 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061
"Residents at Kensington Place Redwood City feel like they are Home with Kensington’s kindness and great food and choices and dignity. Kensington is a parallel universe where the world is at its..." More

Always Tlc Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
226 Sandpiper Court, Foster City, CA 94404
"This is a brand new 6 bed facility with an approved Dementia/Alzheimer's program. Facility is located in a safe, quiet cul-de-sac near a park and wonderful walks along the Bay can be had daily. ..." More

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Family Affair Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
264 Southcliff Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
"We, at Family Affair Home Care, believe that everyone has the right and privilege to be treated with a high level of health care services. We are quite proud of the services that we provide to our..." More

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Joyful Chapter

Provides: Memory Care
340 Alta Vista Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080
"Joyful Chapter Senior Living is a bright, clean, and cheerful residential Chinese senior care home. Our trained staff speaks Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Taisun) and English and can accommodate..." More

Bougainvilleas Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
201 Alta Vista Drive, South San Francisco, CA 9...

    What to Consider About Memory Care in San Mateo

    San Mateo is located in Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco, California. It's home to a little less than 150,000 residents, 14.9 percent of whom are over the age of 65. In the San Mateo area, there are 23 facilities that provide specialized residential care to seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease or other dementia disorders. Many of these facilities are housed in the same communities as those that provide assisted living services, which are officially known in California as residential care facilities. The provisions and regulations for both levels of care are similar throughout the state.

    • Seniors with limited income and savings may find the cost of living in San Mateo too expensive. Overall, it's 224.7 percent more costly to live in the city than the national average. Those looking for memory care for their loved ones should be sure they have a generous budget to work with before settling on a facility in San Mateo. 

    • The San Mateo area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as San Mateo Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • Family and friends of seniors who reside in memory care facilities in San Mateo can rest assured that their loved ones are living in a safe area with low crime rates. In San Mateo, 20.8 property crimes occur per 1,000 residents, and 2.35 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occur each year. These rates are considerably lower than state averages, which are 25.53 property crimes and 4.45 violent crimes per 1,000 residents annually.

    • San Mateo's air quality has been assigned a passing grade by the American Lung Association and is of a much higher quality than many metropolitan areas throughout California. This is an important consideration for seniors who suffer from respiratory illness as these conditions can worsen if overall air quality is poor.


    Paying for Memory Care in San Mateo

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $11,195.00 Foster City
    $9,252.00 Belmont
    $8,729.00 Redwood City
    $8,500.00 Millbrae
    $8,297.00 San Mateo
    $7,381.00 Burlingame
    $5,525.00 US
    $3,900.00 South San Francisco

    Memory Care costs in San Mateo start around $8,297 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Mateo and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Mateo

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in California page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in California page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in San Mateo

    San Mateo and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free memory care resources in San Mateo, please visit our Memory Care in California page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Mateo

    San Mateo-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Mateo

    • Review of Sunrise of San Mateo

      My dad is currently at Sunrise of San Mateo. When I toured, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. In terms of cleanliness, this place was 23 years old and looked brand new. It looked like it w... Read more

      Noble BernisEarl
    • Review of Sunrise of San Mateo

      Sunrise of San Mateo was very nice, but at that time I didn't want to move my brother so far. I went there last year. They have studios. It's beautiful and very nice. They did have activities. I di... Read more

      Kathy
    • Review of Atria Park of San Mateo

      Our experience with Atria Hillsdale has been very good. My mother's in their memory care facility and I like it. It's good and small scale, so the ratio of caregivers to the clients is good. Her ro... Read more

      James
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