11 Memory Care Facilities near Santee, CA
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Santee area, with 1 in Santee and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Santee is $5,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include El Cajon with an average starting cost of $4,250.
To help you with your search, browse the 26 reviews below for memory care facilities in Santee. On average, consumers rate memory care in Santee 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lemon Grove with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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1 Memory Care Facility in Santee, CA
10 Memory Care Facilities near Santee, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Santee
The town of Santee, CA, is an eastern suburb of San Diego, with a population of 58,000 people, 13 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over. Just under 3 percent of Santee's seniors have Alzheimer's disease, and many have found a safe, therapeutic home in one of the memory care facilities within the city's boundaries. Santee is home to 10 memory care facilities, where seniors with advanced Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and other forms of dementia get daily supervision and help following their doctors' treatment plans. Many memory care facilities are located adjacent to assisted living communities and receive residents from them. Both are licensed by the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
- The weather in Santee is very close to that of neighboring San Diego. This area is renowned for having some of the mildest and pleasant weather in the country, with summer high temperatures averaging just 76 degrees Fahrenheit in the hottest months of summer, and lows rarely dipping below an average of 48 degrees in December. Spring brings close to 10 inches of rain, which can raise pollen and mold in the hills around Santee, so seniors with asthma may rely on allergy treatments for a few months a year.
- The cost of living in Santee is about 29 percent higher than the average nationwide. Much of this higher cost affects items that have little impact on seniors in memory care facilities, such as the cost of housing, though healthcare in the Santee area is generally about 7 percent higher than the national rate.
Santee's crime rates are generally around 10 percent lower than the national average. Property crimes occur at low to average rates, while violent crime is very rare.
- The Santee area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Santee
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Santee start around $5,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santee 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 Santee
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 Santee
Santee 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 Santee, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Santee Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santee
Santee-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 Santee
Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living
My mother-in-law moved into Lantern Crest Senior Living, and I felt better that she's there and she's safe. She likes it a lot, she's met several people who are friends, and I think they're really ... Read more
Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living
Lantern Crest Senior Living is great. What they have to offer is really good. The admissions lady showed me around and introduced me to the staff, and they were kind. She showed me their eating pla... Read more