7 Memory Care Facilities near San Rafael, CA
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the San Rafael area, with 2 in San Rafael and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in San Rafael is $4,641 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in San Rafael. On average, consumers rate memory care in San Rafael 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kentfield with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in San Rafael, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in San Rafael, CA
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
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Memory Care costs in San Rafael start around $4,941 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 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.
Other Options in San Rafael, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in San Rafael
Review of Sunrise of San Rafael
My mother has moved into Sunrise of San Rafael. The layout is great, and the facility looks fine. The apartment is efficient. It was empty when we got it, and they remodeled it. The staff is very p... Read more
Review of AlmaVia of San Rafael
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... Read more
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