The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Santa Ana, CA for 2023
There are 72 Memory Care Facilities in the Santa Ana area, with 5 in Santa Ana and 67 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Santa Ana is $7,343 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Tustin with an average starting cost of $7,144.
To help you with your search, browse the 156 reviews below for memory care facilities in Santa Ana. On average, consumers rate memory care in Santa Ana 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Irvine with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Santa Ana, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Ana
Orange County, CA, has a senior community that accounts for over 14 percent of the total population, and according to the Alzheimer's Association, about 84,000 of those seniors have Alzheimer's. While just over 8 percent of Santa Ana's 334,000-person population is age 65 or over, local seniors have access to a wide variety of dementia-related services and supports.
In addition to providing access to dozens of support groups, cultural and arts programs and classes that educate attendees about dementia, the Santa Ana area has 54 memory care facilities. These facilities are licensed by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and are generally housed within residential care facilities for the elderly.
- The air quality in Santa Ana is poor, which may negatively impact the health of those with lung or heart disease. The American Lung Association gave the county an F for ozone pollution and a D for short-term particle pollution.
- California is not very tax-friendly for seniors, which may be a consideration for seniors who are moving to memory care in Santa Ana from out of state. While seniors don't pay income tax on Social Security, all other forms of retirement income, including government pensions, are fully taxable.
- While the overall cost of living in Santa Ana is about 60 percent higher than the national average, it is nearly 10 percent lower than the state average. Healthcare expenses, in particular, are relatively low, coming in about 11 percent below the nation's average. This may help seniors afford the expense of managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's disease.
- Santa Ana's property crime rate is below regional, state and national averages. On a 100-point scale, with 100 representing high crime, the city's property crime rate is 29.8 compared to the national average of 38.1. The violent crime rate is about three points higher than the countrywide average. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities have security features like surveillance cameras and door alarms.
Paying for Memory Care in Santa Ana
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Santa Ana start around $7,343 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana
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 Santa Ana
Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Santa Ana Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana-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 Santa Ana, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Santa Ana
Review of Ivy Park at Tustin
We went here. I would give them high marks across the board. They're clean, caring, they had a good menu, super friendly staff, and they were very helpful during COVID. My father-in-law was there. ... Read more
Review of Crescent Landing at Santa Ana Memory Care
We really liked it, it looked and felt nice. The 2-people per room was not what we were looking for, but we came around. The person that assisted me during the tour was knowledgeable. I saw people ... Read more
Review of Crescent Landing at Santa Ana Memory Care
My husband was here, it was his second time there and they were very good. When he moved in, he had a really bad wound on his foot which his board and care didn't take care of, and immediately they... Read more