1 Memory Care Facility in Solvang, CA

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Solvang Friendship House

Provides: Memory Care
880 Friendship Lane, Solvang, CA 93463
"I have used a day service called the Friendship House. I have left my wife there when I had something to do and it wasn’t practical for her to go with me. While she was there, she had her teeth..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Solvang

    In Santa Barbara County, California, it's projected that nearly 10 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Some of those seniors may be a part of Solvang's senior community, which makes up nearly a quarter of the small city's population of 6,000 people. 

    Local seniors and families who have been affected by Alzheimer's have a variety of resources available to them, including the Alzheimer's Association's California Central Coast Chapter, which provides informational resources and advocates for seniors with dementia. In addition to this, Solvang has one memory care facility. In California, some memory care facilities may be independent, as is the case with Solvang's community, or they may be located within residential care facilities for the elderly

    • In California, all types of retirement income, with the exception of Social Security benefits, are fully taxable by the state. This may limit how much income can be used toward memory care expenses in Solvang. 
    • Although ozone pollution levels in Santa Barbara County are very high, short-term particle pollution levels are very low, according to the American Lung Association. Families may want to consider Solvang's air quality as they're researching memory care options in southern California.
    • The overall cost of living in Solvang is almost double the national average, and the city's high cost of housing and utilities may drive up memory care costs. However, with healthcare expenses that are more than 10 percent lower than the national average, Solvang may appeal to seniors and families who are managing chronic conditions like dementia. 
    • Solvang's climate is mild and fairly comfortable throughout the year, making the city a good option for seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors. The warmest month of the year is August when highs are in the low-70s and lows are in the upper-50s, and the coolest month of the year is December with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.


    Paying for Memory Care in Solvang

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $6,162.00 Santa Barbara
    $5,800.00 Carpinteria
    $5,000.00 Solvang
    $4,855.00 US
    $4,535.00 Nipomo
    $3,691.00 Ventura
    $2,800.00 Santa Maria

    Memory Care costs in Solvang start around $5,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Solvang 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 Solvang

    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 Solvang

    Solvang 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 Solvang, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Solvang Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Solvang

    Solvang-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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