20 Memory Care Facilities in San Mateo County, CA

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Atria Burlingame

Provides: Memory Care
250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
"Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Atria 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 San Mateo

Provides: Memory Care
955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
"Sunrise of San Mateo in San Mateo, California offers a homelike environment with the spirit of dedication to the care and safety of our residents. We maintain an elegant and intimate setting with..." More

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Sunrise of Belmont

Provides: Memory Care
1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
"Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our..." More

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Silverado Belmont Hills Memory Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
1301 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
"Silverado Belmont Hills is a beautiful place, and it fits my sister's needs because she likes to walk outside. They keep all the doors open, so the residents can walk to the courtyard -- which is..." More

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Atria at Foster Square

Provides: Memory Care
707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
"Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The..." 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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Sunrise of Burlingame

Provides: Memory Care
1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
"Step into a Sunrise community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable..." More

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Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa

Provides: Memory Care
995 E Market St, Daly City, CA 94014
"Chris made us feel extremely welcome during our tour of this beautiful facility. He is outgoing and personable. The rooms are a good size and are comfortably furnished. We are excited to have mom..." More

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Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park

Provides: Memory Care
800 Roble Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
"My husband stayed here for 14 days. The staff seemed friendly and attentive, and the place seemed fine. There were other people who enjoyed the activities, but he did not. His room was very clean...." More

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Burlingame Villa

Provides: Memory Care
1117 Rhinette Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
"My mother requires a lot of care and they provide that care efficiently. " More

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Cadence Millbrae

Provides: Memory Care
1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
"At Cadence Millbrae (formerly Marymount Green Hills Retirement Center) we are experts at connecting the right people, places, programs and processes to create beautifully orchestrated experiences..." 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

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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Pacific Oaks Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
1185 Acacia Street, Montara, CA 94037
"With a long history of service to the community, Pacific Oaks (formerly Three Bells) in Montara is getting an extensive face lift. This coastal property is unique in that it sits in a residential..." More

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The Trousdale

Provides: Memory Care
1600 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
"The Trousdale experience is a reflection of the Peninsula lifestyle. We designed our assisted living and memory care community for those seeking an extraordinary and engaging life focused on..." 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

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Atria Hillsdale

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

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

Bougainvilleas Care Home

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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in San Mateo County

    As of July 2017, an estimated 771,410 people were living in San Mateo County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around 15.8 percent of them were 65 years of age or older. The percentage of these seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia was 8.3 percent.

    For seniors with dementia and their families who are considering memory care for the next step in their journey, help is close at hand. The San Mateo County area has nearly 20 memory care facilities ready to welcome new residents. Licensed as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), these facilities must comply with specialized requirements beyond those of other RCFEs that only offer assisted living services. For example, memory care staff must receive additional training and the facility must be more secure.

    • San Mateo County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Ron Robinson Senior Care Center at the San Mateo Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Compared to the rest of the country, the weather in San Mateo County is sunnier, drier and warmer. For seniors who prefer a year-round climate, temperatures in San Mateo County range from 42 degrees to 79 degrees in a typical year, with around 260 days of sunshine and many comfortable days in the 70s.
    • The overall cost of living in San Mateo County is around 208 percent higher than the national average, but high housing prices drive most of this difference. In other categories of interest to seniors, expenses are closer to the national average, such as healthcare, which is actually 3 percent cheaper than the U.S. average.
    • Seniors who select a memory care facility in San Mateo County can breathe more easily knowing that the county received passing grades for its air quality.


    Paying for Memory Care in San Mateo County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $6,525.00 Marin County
    $6,238.00 Santa Clara County
    $6,116.00 San Mateo County
    $5,823.00 Santa Cruz County
    $5,823.00 San Francisco County
    $5,671.00 Contra Costa County
    $5,239.00 Alameda County
    $4,855.00 US

    Memory Care costs in San Mateo County start around $6,116 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in San Mateo County 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 County

    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 County

    San Mateo County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the San Mateo County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Mateo County

    San Mateo County-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 County

    • Review of Atria Hillsdale

      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
    • Review of Palm Villas of Redwood City

      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 tha... Read more

      Kim
    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa

      Chris made us feel extremely welcome during our tour of this beautiful facility. He is outgoing and personable. The rooms are a good size and are comfortably furnished. We are excited to have mom ... Read more

      Diane Del Fante
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