6 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Barbara, CA
Also serving communities of Goleta.
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Santa Barbara area, with 4 in Santa Barbara and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Santa Barbara is $6,511 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,125. Cheaper nearby regions include Carpinteria with an average starting cost of $5,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Santa Barbara. On average, consumers rate memory care in Santa Barbara 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Oxnard with an average rating of 5.0 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 Santa Barbara, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Santa Barbara, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Barbara
Over 17 percent of the 92,101 residents of Santa Barbara are 65 and older, and some of them live with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 650,000 of the 39.54 million residents of California have dementia or Alzheimer’s. Residents of Santa Barbara, will find two memory care facilities in the city and two more in the neighboring communities of Carpentaria and Goleta. California classifies all memory care facilities as residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) and the Department of Social Services oversees them.
- By some estimates, Santa Barbara has a nearly perfect climate. The average temperature of the city proper is 74 degrees Fahrenheit in July and the lows in January hover around 46 degrees. Such temperatures make it pleasant and comfortable for sitting outdoors in facilities where that's possible.
- The crime rates in Santa Barbara are on par with those in the U.S. as a whole. Violent crime stands at 31.1 for both and property crime in Santa Barbara is slightly higher at 41.9 than the national index of 38.1. Individuals with memory care issues in Santa Barbara don’t need to take any extra precautions to feel safe and secure. especially in a memory care facility.
- Because Santa Barbara is located on the Pacific Ocean and demand for luxury homes is high, its cost of living is more than twice the national average. The median price of a home in Santa Barbara comes in over $1,000,000, while in the U.S. it stands at $216,200. The lower cost of living may help families of memory care residents health care.
- Santa Barbara is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Cottage Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Santa Barbara
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Santa Barbara start around $6,511 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,361 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Barbara 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 Barbara
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 Barbara
Santa Barbara 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 Barbara, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Santa Barbara Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara-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 Barbara, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Santa Barbara
Review of Heritage House
I toured Heritage House and the staff was very good. They seem to have a very experienced staff and they have a caring attitude for all of the residents. I didn't look into the room as they're full... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
This is my first introduction to a memory care facility (not a perfect world). The amount of responsibility that goes into this type of work is unbelievably challenging most of the time. I have the... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
I was immediately impressed with how friendly and sincere everyone was at Pacifica. While there are programs and things to do there, they really focus on getting to know the residents and building ... Read more