The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Whittier, CA for 2023
There are 30 Memory Care Facilities in the Whittier area, with 3 in Whittier and 27 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Whittier is $4,872 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349. Cheaper nearby regions include La Habra with an average starting cost of $3,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 71 reviews below for memory care facilities in Whittier. On average, consumers rate memory care in Whittier 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Whittier, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Whittier
Whittier, Los Angeles, is inhabited by 86,838 people, 12.8 percent of whom are 65 years or older. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the state of California will see a 29 percent increase in the rate of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by 2025. To serve the growing number of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, there are 43 memory care facilities around Whittier, with two in the city itself and 41 nearby.
California makes memory care services available through housing arrangements called residential care facilities, which are licensed by the Department of Social Services. These facilities can support individuals with mild dementia if the resident organizes their own specialized care, like receiving medical care from a visiting nurse or contracting with hospice agencies to access services that the facility cannot provide.
- For seniors with limited financial means, California’s high tax rates are important to consider. Income from retirement accounts and pensions are fully taxed in this state, but Social Security benefits are exempt.
- Los Angeles County was given the grade of “F” by the American Lung Association for its short-term particle pollution levels. As such, the air quality in Whittier may worsen the condition of seniors with cardiovascular conditions.
- Whittier has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Los Angeles.
- Whittier is a relatively quiet, safe community, especially compared to the areas immediately surrounding it, making it a suitable place for seniors to live. This city’s rates of violent and property crime are in line with the national average, but Whittier’s violent crime rate is 35 percent lower on average than the rest of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area.
Paying for Memory Care in Whittier
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Whittier start around $4,872 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 Whittier 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 Whittier
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 Whittier
Whittier 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 Whittier, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Whittier
Whittier-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 Whittier, CA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Whittier
Review of La Posada Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
La Posada Assisted Living & Memory Care Community was nice. They were doing remodeling when I was there. When I was there, it looked kinda sparse and it didn't look really good, but I'm gonna t... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Whittier
Oakmont of Whittier is taking great care of my dad. He has freedom of movement and likes the grounds and facilities, which seem new and well-kept. They hold church and frequent group activities for... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Whittier
My mother has lived in memory care, at Oakmont of Whittier for over three years. She loves Oakmont and tells us all the time that that they take good care of her, and she loves the food! My family... Read more