18 Memory Care Facilities in Ventura County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Ventura County is $5,846 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Santa Barbara County with an average starting cost of $4,887.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for memory care facilities in Ventura County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Ventura County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Santa Barbara County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Ventura County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Ventura County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Ventura County
More than 800,000 people live in Ventura County, including 15 percent who are age 65 and older. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that one in 10 of the county's seniors in this age group has Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. For affected seniors and their families who are looking for memory care, there are 16 memory care facilities available in Ventura County. Licensed by the state as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), they provide seniors with personal care services in a safe, secure environment.
The weather in Ventura County tends to be dry and sunny. In a typical year, the county receives only 17 inches of rain, compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches. Even seniors who rarely venture outside of their memory care facilities may appreciate the plentiful sunshine streaming in through their windows. On average, there are a total of 273 sunshiny days in Ventura County each year.
- Living in Ventura County, where expenses are typically 71 percent higher than the national average, may leave seniors with dementia and their families with fewer funds available for memory care.
- When it comes to air quality, Ventura County has room for improvement. The county has acceptable levels of particle pollution but potentially hazardous levels of ozone. Seniors, who are at a higher risk for health problems caused by pollution than the general population, may be safer staying inside their memory care facilities on days when the air quality is poor.
- Taxes in Ventura County and throughout the Golden State tend to be higher relative to the rest of the country, which may put a financial strain on families who are budgeting for memory care. Ventura County's sales tax rate is .25 percent, which is in addition to California's 6 percent state sales tax and local city taxes. In the income tax realm, California seniors' Social Security benefits are tax-free, but all other retirement income is taxable.
Paying for Memory Care in Ventura County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ventura County start around $5,846 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura County
Ventura 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 Ventura County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ventura County
Ventura 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 Ventura County
Review of Sunrise at Wood Ranch
We visited Sunrise at Wood Ranch for my wife, but my aunt also lived there before she passed. I had a very positive experience there. We very much appreciated the care she got there. Its very open... Read more
Review of Belmont Village Thousand Oaks
I went to Belmont Village Thousand Oaks. It was very nice. They offered everything. If it had been less money, I would have signed my husband up right there. The food was good. The staff members we... Read more
Review of Brookdale Camarillo
I went to Brookdale Camarillo. I didn't like it as much. I didn't like the food particularly, and the girl wasn't as knowledgeable. My husband liked it because he said it felt more homey to him, bu... Read more