8 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Maria, CA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Santa Maria, CA

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AAA Kindness Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
3811 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
"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..." More

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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Provides: Memory Care
1220 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
"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..." More

Magnolia Care Home

Provides: Memory Care
4620 SONG LANE, Santa Maria, CA 93455
"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..." More

Yokam's Rcfe

Provides: Memory Care
502 N. Ranch St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
"Zeny's RCFE #1 is an end-of-life place and not a place you'd go if you're sound of mind or if you're social. The living space is very small, and it's like they bought a house from the 60s that..." More

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The Oaks at Nipomo

Provides: Memory Care
177 Mary Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
"My grandmother moved into The Oaks at Nipomo, but she did not want to stay there, so she's back home. They were extremely helpful, supportive of our family, and did everything they could to make..." More

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Fountain Square of Lompoc

Provides: Memory Care
1420 West North Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
"We have chosen Fountain Square of Lompoc. The people seemed friendly, the price is within our budget, and it's relatively close. The tour was good. It looked nice, clean, and well-maintained. The..." More

The Village at Sydney Creek

Provides: Memory Care
1234 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
"We toured The Village at Sydney Creek. They have full time nurses on staff all the time to give medications and any medical procedure that may be needed. They're very astute at what they do. It's..." More

Villagio at San Luis Obispo

Provides: Memory Care
3765 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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

    Cities in California

    $6,376.00 Santa Barbara
    $5,800.00 Carpinteria
    $5,053.00 US
    $5,000.00 Solvang
    $4,535.00 Nipomo
    $4,404.00 Atascadero
    $4,395.00 Paso Robles
    $4,100.00 Santa Maria

    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.

    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

      John
    • 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

      Debra
    • 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

      Nibarian
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