21 Memory Care Facilities in Sonoma County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Sonoma County is $4,998 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Napa County with an average starting cost of $4,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sonoma County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sonoma County 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Sonoma County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Sonoma County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Sonoma County, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sonoma County
Sonoma County is in the coastal section of California's world-famous wine country. Home to just over 500,000 people, slightly under 19 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over, Sonoma County has 15 memory care facilities for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
As residential long-term care facilities, Sonoma County's memory care properties have to be regularly inspected and continually licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program, which monitors health and safety and quality of care issues at sites around the state.
- Sonoma County has hot summers and relatively mild winters that vary in intensity from one side of the mountains to the other. Summer highs in the valley to the east average 90 degrees, which can be an issue for seniors who are sensitive to the heat. Lows in winter average 38 degrees. The temperature range is much narrower on the coast, close to the middle of the inland figures. Sonoma County gets 31.5 inches of rain a year, though the leeward side of the mountains tends to be drier.
- Sonoma County's cost of living is 78 percent higher than the national average across all categories. This is only slightly higher than the 69 percent statewide premium for California at large. Healthcare is relatively affordable in Sonoma County, costing just 92 percent of the average for the rest of the nation.
- Crime in Sonoma County is low by national standards. Theft and other crimes against property are roughly one-third less common in Sonoma than the national average, and violent crimes are rarer still.
- The Sonoma County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Healdsburg District Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Sonoma County
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Memory Care costs in Sonoma County start around $5,051 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sonoma County 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 Sonoma County
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 Sonoma County
Sonoma County 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 Sonoma County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sonoma County
Sonoma County-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 Sonoma County
Review of Vine Ridge Assisted Living
My family moved my dad into Vine Ridge in the early stages of the pandemic when most senior living facilities were not accepting new patients. My father was in the early stages of Alzheimer's and w... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Petaluma
We moved my mother-in-law in the Sunrise of Petaluma. I had the tour and we moved her in there and had a very bad experience with them so we moved her out again. We don't recommend this facility to... Read more
Review of Healdsburg, A Pacifica Senior Living Community
When evaluating memory care units for my mother in 2017, I was immediately impressed with Healdsburg Senior Living’s facilities and staff. Healdsburg Senior Living maintains a large portion of thei... Read more