The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Mateo, CA for 2023
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the San Mateo area, with 2 in San Mateo and 22 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in San Mateo is $8,297 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Burlingame with an average starting cost of $7,481.
To help you with your search, browse the 49 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Mateo. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Mateo 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Foster City with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in San Mateo, CA
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
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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.
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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
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
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