The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Sonoma County, CA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Sonoma County, CA

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Caring Star 2021

Healdsburg, A Pacifica Senior Living ...

Provides: Memory Care
725 Grove St., Healdsburg, CA 95448
"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..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Chanate

Provides: Memory Care
3250 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
"Brookdale Chanate provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Paulin Creek

Provides: Memory Care
2375 Range Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"I toured Brookdale Paulin Creek. I found it to be an incredibly well-organized, beautiful, and clean place. The tour was very nice. The person who did the tour with me was extremely knowledgeable..." More

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Oakmont of Villa Capri at Varenna

Provides: Memory Care
1397 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"I toured Oakmont of Villa Capri at Varenna. The person that was doing the tour was just fabulous. It was comparable in every way. Everyone was friendly, and the people that lived there looked..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Windsong of Sonoma

Provides: Memory Care
815 Wood Sorrel Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
"Windsong of Sonoma is a beautiful place. My friend is in the memory care side, so to get to her, you have to go through someone who can open the door because it is locked. She has a beautiful large..." More

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Ivy Park at Santa Rosa

Provides: Memory Care
4225 Wayvern Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
"Sunrise Villa Santa Rosa seemed small and enclosed, which is intentional in memory care units to give it a sense of safety to the demented person. They have beautiful demo rooms. I was impressed..." More

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Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa

Provides: Memory Care
300 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"I toured Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa and it was nice, acceptable, and a good place. It was just outside of our budget. They had an outdoor area for activities, and that was what I liked the..." More

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MuirWoods Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
750 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954
"I went to MuirWoods Memory Care. I like that they do activities every day, and everything was very clean. I like the way the building was structured, so that the residents can look out, but it's an..." More

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Clearwater at Sonoma Hills

Provides: Memory Care
710 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park, CA ...
"Make a lifelong commitment to living well with Clearwater at Sonoma Hills, an assisted living & memory care community in Rohnert Park offering 94 well-appointed apartment homes with both..." More

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Vine Ridge Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
247 Treadway Dr, Cloverdale, CA 95425
"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..." More

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The Vineyard at Fountaingrove

Provides: Memory Care
200 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"My mother is staying at The Vineyard at Fountaingrove, and we've never had a problem with them. The food is very good. It's one of the most high-priced facilities in Sonoma County. It's a wonderful..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Oakmont of The Terraces

Provides: Memory Care
4200 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 9...
"I placed my stepmom at The Terraces Memory Care 3 1/2 years ago. Every time I've seen her, she is smiling, joking with the staff, and says that she's "perfect". The unit is always clean, the staff..." More

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Cogir of Napa Road

Provides: Memory Care
91 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
"Sunrise Villa Sonoma looked very nice. The room was very clean and brand new. The staff member during the tour was very insightful, very helpful, and very professional. I saw somebody playing music..." More

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The Villas Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
214 West Third Street, Cloverdale, CA 95425
"The Villas at Cloverdale is a home for seniors who may need more care and assistance than they or their family can provide. Because we cater to only 6 residents (ambulatory or nonambulatory), we..." More

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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Rosa

Provides: Memory Care
3737 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
"Nestled in the heart of California Wine Country in Northern California, Pacifica Senior Living Santa Rosa offers residents unparalleled services and amenities for seniors looking for Assisted..." More

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The Lodge at Piner Road

Provides: Memory Care
1980 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Community. Family-owned and operated Community. Daily activities include bingo, poker, exercise and happy hour. Regular off-site excursions..." More

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Shiloh Green Manor

Provides: Memory Care
7760 Foppiano Way, Windsor, CA 95492
"Shiloh Green Manor would have been the most affordable place for us. It was a house but it was clean. The only problem was my mom wouldn't have been able to have her dog there. Regardless, she..." More

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Carriage House

Provides: Memory Care
5695 Carriage Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
"Carriage House provides its residents with a family home-style environment and combines quality senior care with the warmth and concern of a loving family home. The residents receive the..." More

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Serenity Villa

Provides: Memory Care
477 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472
"We are private, family-owned company, managing both Serenity Villas that offer the finest in senior lifestyle and living options in the marketplace. Because not everyone’s needs are the same, the..." More

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Clearwater Lodge

Provides: Memory Care
611 Cherry Creek Road, Cloverdale, CA 95425
"Clearwater Lodge is one of Sonoma County's finest residential care facilities for the elderly. Comprised of two lodges, we offer personalized, compassionate care in the warmth of a homelike and..." More

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Redwood Senior Living Santa Rosa - Cl...

Provides: Memory Care
1727 Burbank Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
"I toured Redwood Senior Living Santa Rosa, and I thought it was a good place. It's not as fancy as others, but the man who ran the place was a very good person. I walked through the facility, and..." More

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Nazareth Agua Caliente Villa

Provides: Memory Care
17250 Valletti Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
"My uncle just moved into Nazareth Agua Caliente Memory Care. It is a beautiful old stone building. It's very clean. Every staff member that I encountered (both move-in day and the day I visited)..." More

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The Hill House

Provides: Memory Care
8840 Egg Farm Lane, Kenwood, CA 95452
"In Sonoma county, residents of The Hill House residential care can enjoy a distinctive, leisure retirement living set amidst the scenic and cultural wonders of the Sonoma Valley, between Santa Rosa..." More

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Sonoma Grove

Provides: Memory Care
765 Donald Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
"Located in the heart of Wine Country, Sonoma, California, we are dedicated to providing you compassionate assisted living/memory care services in a secure and inviting settings. Your independence..." More

    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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in California

    $7,497.00 San Francisco County
    $6,891.00 Marin County
    $6,376.00 Yolo County
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,452.00 Sonoma County
    $5,365.00 Solano County
    $4,608.00 Napa County

    Memory Care costs in Sonoma County start around $5,452 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 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.

    Directory of Winners in the Sonoma County Area


    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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Sonoma County

    • Review of Brookdale Paulin Creek

      I visited Brookdale Paulin Creek, it's a nice place. The people seemed happy inside the dining room. I didn't see a lot of activity, there was a lot of construction going on. Staff took me around, ... Read more

      Reviewer#as1110a
    • Review of Oakmont of Villa Capri at Varenna

      Oakmont of Villa Capri at Varenna was inviting. It was new, modern, and upgraded. The one thing that bothered me was that in the companion rooms, one had a window and the other one didn't. So if it... Read more

      Reviewer#as1110a
    • Review of Windsong of Sonoma

      Windsong of Sonoma is a beautiful place. My friend is in the memory care side, so to get to her, you have to go through someone who can open the door because it is locked. She has a beautiful large... Read more

      Kathleen
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