16 Memory Care Facilities near Walnut Creek, CA
There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the Walnut Creek area, with 5 in Walnut Creek and 11 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Walnut Creek is $7,077 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,825. Cheaper nearby regions include Pleasant Hill with an average starting cost of $6,347.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Walnut Creek. On average, consumers rate memory care in Walnut Creek 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Concord with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Walnut Creek, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay area and is home to a little less than 70,000 people. With nearly 30 percent of Walnut Creek's residents being over 65 years of age, there is a need for specialized care for those with dementia disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. Those who require this level of care have 30 residential memory care facilities to choose from in the Walnut Creek area, some of which are housed in the same communities as assisted living facilities, which are known officially as residential care facilities throughout California. For both memory care and assisted living, regulations are similar throughout the state.
- The American Lung Association has given the air quality in Walnut Creek a passing grade. Seniors with respiratory illnesses or breathing problems don't need to be concerned that the air they're breathing will worsen their condition.
- The Walnut Creek area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia disorders such as John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- For seniors who have limited income, residing in the Walnut Creek area may be too expensive. The overall cost of living in Walnut Creek is 125.5 percent higher than the national average, which is likely to affect the cost of room and board in memory care facilities.
- Although seniors and their loved ones can feel comfortable knowing that the rate of violent crime in Walnut Creek is far below the state average, some discomfort may come with the knowledge that property crime rates are above average. Only 25.53 property crimes occur per 1,000 residents on average each year throughout California, while in Walnut Creek this average is considerably higher at 32.28 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year. This means residents of Walnut Creek have a one in 31 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime, while the average California resident has only a one in 39 chance.
Paying for Memory Care in Walnut Creek
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Walnut Creek start around $7,077 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,964 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek
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 Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek-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.
Other Options in Walnut Creek, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Walnut Creek
Review of Atria Walnut Creek
We had a tour of Atria Walnut Creek. It was combined memory care and assisted living, and we really liked the fact that Mom could start at assisted living, and go into memory care. It's beautifully... Read more
Review of Better Living of Walnut Creek
My mom is at Better Living, and it's a very nice home. It's very clean, well-cared for, and the staff is very friendly and very helpful. They take good care of my mom. They had a Christmas activity... Read more
Review of Heatherwood
We liked Heatherwood and we are hoping everybody will be friendly. The staff seemed very competent, and we have a good feeling about it. They seem to have a lot of activities going on. They have a ... Read more