1 Memory Care Facility in Yreka, CA
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1 Memory Care Facility in Yreka, CA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Yreka
Yreka, CA, is a small city of 7,600 people in California's Siskiyou County, near the Oregon state line. This rural area is home to a little over 1,500 seniors aged 65 and over, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. For those who need full-time supervision and daily help following their doctors' treatment plan, Yreka has one memory care facility to house and care for them.
Memory care in California is regulated as long-term residential care, in the same category as skilled nursing and assisted living, and all facilities statewide must be licensed through the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.
Yreka's weather moves between warm-to-hot summers, when high temperatures average 92 degrees Fahrenheit, and cold winters that see average lows of 25 degrees Fahrenheit. These extremes can be problematic for seniors who are sensitive to heat and cold. The Yreka area typically gets a little under 20 inches of rain a year.
- Yreka's cost of living is unusual for California, in that it's less expensive than the national average. Overall costs here are just 94 percent of national costs in all categories. Healthcare, which especially concerns seniors in memory care, is 98 percent of the national average cost in Yreka.
- The crime rate in Yreka is about one-third higher than the national average across categories, though most of this is in petty theft and property crimes. The violent crimes that most concern seniors are still rare in Yreka, and they're even less common for seniors in memory care, who have full-time supervision from staff.
- The Yreka area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Fairchild Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Yreka
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Yreka start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Yreka 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 Yreka
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 Yreka
Yreka 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 Yreka, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
Directory of Winners in the Yreka Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Yreka
Yreka-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.