8 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Maria, CA
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Santa Maria area, with 4 in Santa Maria and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Santa Maria is $4,100 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for memory care facilities in Santa Maria. On average, consumers rate memory care in Santa Maria 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Nipomo 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 Maria, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Maria
Throughout California, an estimated 650,000 seniors over 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. In a city such as Santa Maria, where nearly 10 percent of the population is over 65, there's a need for memory care facilities that provide support to seniors who have dementia. Seniors who require this level of care can choose from five memory care facilities in the area, three of which are located in Santa Maria and an additional two nearby in Lompoc and Nipomo.
In Santa Maria and throughout the rest of California facilities that provide memory care or assisted living services to the elderly are officially known as residential care facilities. As care provisions for both memory care and assisted living services are similar in the state, residential care facilities often provide both levels of care.
- A slightly higher-than-average violent crime rate in Santa Maria might cause concern for some seniors and their loved ones. For every 1,000 residents in the city, a total of 4.76 violent crimes occur each year. The state average is a bit lower, at only 4.45 violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year.
- The Santa Maria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia such as Marian Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Although California doesn't tax social security income, the state does tax all other forms of retirement income, including pension and retirement savings withdrawals. Seniors who are receiving a regular income may wish to consider this when planning their budget for memory care, as California's income tax rates are among the highest in the country.
- The air quality in Santa Maria and throughout Santa Barbara County has been assigned a passing grade by the American Lung Association. Seniors living in Santa Maria don't need to worry that the air they breathe will affect any underlying respiratory illnesses or exacerbate breathing issues.
Paying for Memory Care in Santa Maria
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Santa Maria start around $4,100 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Maria 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 Maria
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 Maria
Santa Maria 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 Maria, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Maria
Santa Maria-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Santa Maria
Review of Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria
We toured the memory care of Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria. It was good. They were very, very strict on the COVID protocols there. We thought it was a little bit excessive, but we understand that ... Read more
Review of AAA Kindness Care Home
I thought AAA Kindness Care Home was a good place. I liked it and I was going to move my uncle there, but he started going downhill. I thought they were open to having different menus for the pati... Read more
Review of Magnolia Care Home
My mother-in-law lived at Magnolia and Primrose for 6 months before she passed and I have nothing but praise for the facility, the owners and especially the staff! They were all caring and loving i... Read more