16 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Monica, CA
There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the Santa Monica area, with 4 in Santa Monica and 12 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Santa Monica is $5,656 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Playa Vista with an average starting cost of $5,119.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Santa Monica. On average, consumers rate memory care in Santa Monica 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hermosa Beach with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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4 Memory Care Facilities in Santa Monica, CA
12 Memory Care Facilities near Santa Monica, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beachfront community of over 92,000 people on the Pacific shore of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Nearly 40 million people live in California, seniors over the age of 65 make up 15 percent of the population, and at least 650,000 people in the state have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Santa Monica has 46 memory care facilities inside its borders to take care of those living in the city.
Many of Santa Monica's memory care facilities operate as standalone properties, though some others are located on or near the grounds of assisted living communities. Properties that focus on treating seniors with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Huntington's disease and advanced forms of Parkinson's disease are sometimes called residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in official documents, and all such sites in California are regulated by the state Department of Health and Human Services, Senior Care Division.
- Santa Monica has a coastal climate that is close to some people's idea of paradise. Summer highs this close to the coast hover around 71 degrees Fahrenheit, even in August and September, the hottest months in most of California. Winters average 50 degrees overnight in December, and the city gets just 13 inches of rain in a typical year. The fresh sea breeze that blows on most days clears away the smog and pollen that can aggravate seniors' asthma, and the mild temperatures with medium humidity here are easy on Seniors' COPD.
- Santa Monica's cost of living is, unsurprisingly, very high. Overall costs here are more than double the national average, at 105 percent more than the typical cost to live anywhere else in America. Housing is the major driver of this expense, and healthcare can be nine or 10 percent higher in Santa Monica than elsewhere.
- Crime rates in Santa Monica are somewhat higher than is common for a California city, though not dramatically so. Violent crime rates are roughly 20 percent higher in Santa Monica than the state average, while property crime rates are close to 30 percent higher.
- The Santa Monica area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica and Providence St. John's Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Santa Monica
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Santa Monica start around $5,656 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Monica 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 Monica
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 Monica
Santa Monica 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 Monica, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Monica
Santa Monica-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 Monica
Review of Meridian at Bella Mar
Right now, my husband is a resident at Meridian at Bella Mar. It is very good. It is an old place, but the bedrooms of the residents are very beautiful. They have a view of the ocean. The food is a... Read more
Review of Welbrook in Santa Monica
My mother is in Welbrook in Santa Monica. I like that it specializes in memory care and is very clean and open. I like the openness of it because a lot of the places we were looking at that had ass... Read more