5 Memory Care Facilities near San Rafael, CA

2 Memory Care Facilities in San Rafael, CA


Sunrise of San Rafael

Provides: Memory Care
111 Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"My mother lives in Sunrise of San Rafael. It's a nice place. The community seems fine. The apartments are nice and have their own refrigerator. They cook meals for them and have a big dining hall...." More


AlmaVia of San Rafael

Provides: Memory Care
515 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
"A vibrant community surrounded by beautiful wildlife, AlmaVia of San Rafael offers comprehensive assisted living and memory care to Bay Area seniors. Regular visits from talented musicians and..." More

3 Memory Care Facilities near San Rafael, CA


Atria Tamalpais Creek

Provides: Memory Care
853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947
"What makes Atria Tamalpais Creek the best senior living option in Marin County? It's our commitment to enhancing the lives of today's seniors and future generations with energy-saving renovations,..." More

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Windchime of Marin

Provides: Memory Care
1111 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA 94904
"The staff who gave us a tour of Windchime of Marin was really wonderful. She showed us the place, the entertainment, and all the facilities. However, the atmosphere of the place was depressing, so..." More


Aegis of Corte Madera

Provides: Memory Care
5555 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
"Aegis of Corte Madera, located in beautiful Marin County, offers exceptional assisted living services. Enjoy an afternoon cup of tea and cookies with family and friends in the bistro; watch a move..." More

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Rafael

  • Review of Sunrise of San Rafael

    Sunrise of San Rafael was a nice place, but it was geared toward dementia. It was a different environment than what we were looking for because it was sort of locked down and it had a much differen... Read more

  • Review of Sunrise of San Rafael

    My mother lives in Sunrise of San Rafael. It's a nice place. The community seems fine. The apartments are nice and have their own refrigerator. They cook meals for them and have a big dining hall. ... Read more

  • Review of Sunrise of San Rafael

    Aegis of San Rafael is newer, cleaner, smaller, and not as spacious as other ones, but it's nice. They have movies, games, social events, and special events for every holiday. However, they're more... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in San Rafael

According to the Alzheimer's Association, roughly 650,000 Californians have Alzheimer's, making California the state with the highest rate of Alzheimer's in the country. The coastal city of San Rafael is home to a large senior community that accounts for about 18 percent of the total population of 59,000 people. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are most often diagnosed in seniors. 

Families who are looking for memory care for their loved ones will find two memory care facilities in San Rafael and three more nearby in Novato, Kentfield and Corte Madera. These facilities, which may either be freestanding or located within residential care facilities for the elderly, are licensed and monitored by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

  • The overall cost of living in San Rafael is higher than California and U.S. averages, and healthcare expenses are about 11 percent higher here than they are elsewhere in the country. This may be a consideration for seniors who are on a tight budget.
  • San Rafael has comfortable temperatures throughout the year, making the city a prime choice for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. July highs are in the mid-70s, January lows are in the 40s, and the area generally receives no snow, making local travel easy for families visiting their loved ones in memory care.
  • The San Rafael area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Kentfield. 
  • The air quality in San Rafael is fair, which may be beneficial for seniors with cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses. The American Lung Association gave Marin County a C for ozone pollution, an A for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution.

Paying for Memory Care in San Rafael

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$7,480.00 Lafayette
$6,201.00 San Francisco
$5,205.00 San Rafael
$4,855.00 Oakland
$4,781.00 US
$4,592.00 Petaluma
$3,900.00 South San Francisco
$3,747.00 Vallejo

Memory Care costs in San Rafael start around $5,205 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,781 per month.

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

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 Rafael

San Rafael and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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.

Memory Care Facilities in San Rafael

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Rafael

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