The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Sonora, CA for 2023
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the Sonora area, with 1 in Sonora and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Sonora is $4,795 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,354.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Sonora. On average, consumers rate memory care in Sonora 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Sonora, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Sonora
Sonora, CA, is the seat of Tuolumne County, in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Over 25 percent of the region's 54,000 people are seniors age 65 and over, many of them living with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. For those seniors who require full-time supervision and care, the Sonora area has four residential memory care facilities.
These sites are often associated with assisted living communities, and both types of facility are regulated as long-term residential care homes. All such facilities in the state are licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
Sonora's climate is similar to many other towns in the lower reaches of the Sierra Nevadas. Summers can get hot, with an average daily high temperature of 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter lows dip to an average of 32 degrees Fahrenheit in December and January. Sonora gets 35 inches of rain in a year. The wooded hillsides around town fill the air with tree pollen, which some seniors with asthma find troubling.
- The cost of living in Sonora is around 12 percent higher than the national average, which is well below the mean for California, where costs are 69 percent higher than the national level. Seniors who need health care in Tuolumne County pay an average of just 1 percent less than national rates for care.
- Sonora's crime rate is very high, roughly double the national average, but the town is still very safe, especially for seniors. Violent crimes are rare in Sonora, but the rate of petty and felony theft are several times the national median, skewing the numbers overall and giving the town a much higher average crime rate than most categories would support.
- The Sonora area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Sonora Regional Medical Center and Angels Camp Family Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Sonora
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Sonora start around $4,795 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 Sonora 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 Sonora
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 Sonora
Sonora 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 Sonora, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Sonora Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sonora
Sonora-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 Sonora
Review of Skyline Place
I placed my father in Skyline Place. I'm pretty happy with the care that they provide there. I haven't been disappointed with anything. They have bingo and other activities. The food looks pretty g... Read more