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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Santee, CA for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Santee, California
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Santee
  • Paying for Memory Care in Santee
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Santee
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Santee
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santee

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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Santee

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Santee start around $5,850 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Cities in California

Poway

$6,197

Santee

$5,850

La Mesa

$5,820

US

$5,694

El Cajon

$5,243

National City

$3,760

Lemon Grove

$3,500

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Emily

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living

My husband spent time at The Ridge - Lantern Crest Senior Living and it was excellent. They first put him in memory care but realized that he needed more care than that, so they changed the cost...

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Brian

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living

My mom has been in Lantern Crest and it is OK. It is a lot of money, but it is hard to find anything that provides services for a great price. My mom's room is small; however, I haven't been in...

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Memory Care

DeeDee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

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...

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