10 Memory Care Facilities near San Rafael, CA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in San Rafael, CA

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Drake Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Drake Terrace allows you the freedom to express yourself as you continue to learn and grow in this enriching environment. Our community offers easy access to the wonders of the Bay Area: the arts,..." More

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Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
111 Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"The Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is an exceptional memory care facility. They seem to know what they're doing. They only deal with memory care so they're not a split facility where a part of it..." More

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Greenwood Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
233 West End Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
"Welcome to Greenwood Assisted Living. We help families simplify what can be a very hard and complex decision through excellent communication. Living Options and Benefits - We are a local..." More

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Oakmont of San Rafael - Now Open!

Provides: Memory Care
1 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903
"I liked Oakmont of San Rafael. I think that the living environment and the services they provided were good. The people seemed very caring and interested in each of the family members, especially..." More

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AlmaVia of San Rafael

Provides: Memory Care
515 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
"I had a good experience at AlmaVia of San Rafael. The people I spoke to were very helpful. My mom moved two months ago, and it's excellent and fabulous. The atmosphere is very positive and it has a..." More

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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
"My husband will be going to Windchime of Marin. It is a very highly recommended facility for people with memory care issues such as Alzheimer's and dementia, and he has Alzheimer's and because it's..." More

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Oakmont of Novato

Provides: Memory Care
1465 S Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
"I went to see Oakmont of Novato. It was very nice, very modern, very clean and very new. I didn't get to interact with the staff, just with the director who took me on tour and she was very nice...." More

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Elegance Hamilton Hill

Provides: Memory Care
One Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
"Situated in the heart of Hamilton Field with beautiful bay and mountain views, Elegance Hamilton Hill is a relaxed luxury senior living community located near Novato Community Hospital, Kaiser..." More

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Aegis of Corte Madera

Provides: Memory Care
5555 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
"The room in memory care was charming, but as my mother was not regularly taken to the toilet, it smelled like urine. I was overcharged for substandard adult diapers. Meals were often sandwiches..." More

    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

    $10,290.00 Albany
    $8,794.00 San Francisco
    $7,896.00 Novato
    $6,486.00 San Rafael
    $6,445.00 Kentfield
    $5,750.00 Pinole
    $5,294.00 US

    Memory Care costs in San Rafael start around $6,486 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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 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 Rafael, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the San Rafael Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Rafael

    San Rafael-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.

    Memory Care near San Rafael, CA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Rafael

    • Review of Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

      The Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is an exceptional memory care facility. They seem to know what they're doing. They only deal with memory care so they're not a split facility where a part of it ... Read more

      Jennifer
    • Review of Oakmont of San Rafael - Now Open!

      I liked Oakmont of San Rafael. I think that the living environment and the services they provided were good. The people seemed very caring and interested in each of the family members, especially t... Read more

      Sonya
    • Review of Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

      We liked the way Cogir of San Rafael looked. It's a renovated hotel, so it doesn't have a clinical feel when you walk into it. It feels homey. They've also got really friendly staff. They're very g... Read more

      Lesli
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