7 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Santa Cruz, CA

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Westwind Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
160 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"My aunt has been living in Westwind Memory Care for more than a month now. She's very content and happy with the place. It's a very nice and new community with a nice layout, and she has her own..." More

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Paradise Villa

Provides: Memory Care
2177 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"Paradise Villa is a unique medium -sized community. It’s one-of-a-kind design allows us to capture the nice homey atmosphere of a dwelling. We have many dining and living areas specially..." More

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Sunshine Villa

Provides: Memory Care
80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Located on Beach Hill, just minutes from the shore, Sunshine Villa is a premier senior living community. The beacon of our grounds is the beautiful Victorian architecture, which has served..." More

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Saratoga Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
14500 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070
"Saratoga Retirement Community is nestled in the countryside surrounding Silicon Valley. We offer a full range of amenities and services designed to enrich the lives of our residents. Our..." More

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BonHomie I

Provides: Memory Care
1139 Dwyer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
"At BonHomie, our rent is typically lower than large assisted living facilities for the same amount of service without sacrificing the level of care. We provide long term care for moderate to full..." More

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Aegis of Aptos

Provides: Memory Care
125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, CA 95003
"My mother was here - Started in the main area- moved to the Memory care area after stroke.. 1. Bed was put near a window- ( large room) on any sunny day she was hot and got very thirsty. Staff was..." More

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Cedar Creek Alzheimer's & Dementia Ca...

Provides: Memory Care
15245 National Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
"My mother has been living at Cedar Creek since November. They do the best they can and they have great medtechs and RAs. It's close enough for her doctor to go there and they have activities every..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Cruz

    Memory care is a growing concern across the U.S. as the senior population grows. Santa Cruz, a city of about 65,000 people, is located in the heavily populated state of California, which has an estimated 650,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Around 10 percent of this city’s residents are over 65, meaning the demand for assisted living facilities offering memory care is continuing to grow. Thankfully, Santa Cruz already has 29 of these facilities in place. The staff in these facilities have received state-regulated dementia care training such as promoting resident dignity and communication skills.

    • Santa Cruz enjoys lovely weather with a comfort index rating of 84 out of 100 (100 being the best). This city receives no annual snowfall, 262 sunny days a year and average winter lows of just 42 degrees. Summers are cool with a July average high of 72 degrees, giving residents ample opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.
    • The respiratory health of seniors living in the Santa Cruz area may be at risk due to the area’s pollution. While the American Lung Association gave Santa Cruz County a passing ozone grade, the particle pollution score was negative, which makes it potentially hazardous.
    • The cost of living in Santa Cruz is very high, more than 120 percent more than the national average. Families of seniors living here should be prepared to pay more for quality care and daily necessities.
    • Unfortunately, crime is a problem in the Santa Cruz area. While some assisted living facilities may take extra security measures, caretakers of seniors should know that violent crime is at an escalated rate of 67.6 out of 100 (one being safest), which is over 30 points higher than the national average.

    Paying for Memory Care in Santa Cruz

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $7,118.00 San Jose
    $6,362.00 Morgan Hill
    $6,108.00 Santa Cruz
    $5,136.00 Monterey
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,747.00 Santa Clara
    $3,200.00 Gilroy

    Memory Care costs in Santa Cruz start around $6,108 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Cruz 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 Cruz

    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 Cruz

    Santa Cruz 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 Cruz, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz-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 Santa Cruz, CA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Santa Cruz

    • Review of Westwind Memory Care

      My aunt has been living in Westwind Memory Care for more than a month now. She's very content and happy with the place. It's a very nice and new community with a nice layout, and she has her own in... Read more

    • Review of Westwind Memory Care

      Westwind Memory Care was really new and nice. It was a good place. The staff was super competent and nice, and the rooms were brand new. They didn't have an outside area that people could walk arou... Read more

    • Review of Westwind Memory Care

      Westwind Memory Care was fabulous, but I could not afford it. It was beautiful and brand new, so everything was fresh and clean. The activities seemed really engaging and good for their mind and br... Read more

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