According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors experiences Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia during their final years. Santa Clarita is home to 221,345 residents, of whom 11.8% (26,118) are over the age of 65. Data obtained from CDC shows that Santa Clarita experienced a 29.40% increase in Alzheimer’s-related deaths from 2016 to 2020 and that 10.78% of all deaths in the city in 2020 were, in fact, Alzheimer’s-related.
Memory problems are often the first signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia, and having an early diagnosis and access to quality dementia care may help delay the progression of the condition. Memory care communities can be a good solution for families requiring long-term care for a loved one with an advanced memory disorder. Activities and therapies offered by these communities may benefit memory function, while specially trained staff provide round-the-clock care in a safe, secure environment.
This guide takes a closer look at memory care in the Santa Clarita area, the costs involved, alternative care options and the benefits and drawbacks of living in the area.