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Memory Care in San Diego

There are 245 Memory Care Facilities in San Diego, CA.

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San Diego is located in beautiful San Diego County, California just 1 hour away from Irvine and minutes from the Mexican border. San Diego is home to over 222 Assisted Living facilities for seniors 65 and above. We give this city a 5-star rating for having plenty of Assisted Living facilities in a safe, active city with great weather. These senior living homes or residential care communities in San Diego are great for seniors who want to live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, toileting, grooming and other minor household chores.

Cost of Assisted Living in San Diego averages about $4,525/month based on the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Throughout San Diego and surrounding cities, care can also be found at $3,500 to $8,250/month for assisted living. There are programs available including the VA Aid and Attendance program that helps Veterans and Spouses of veterans by subsidizing the cost of Assisted Living.

Some of the popular Assisted Living communities and board and care homes in the city include: Belmont Village La Jolla, Westmont of Carmel Valley, Sunrise of Sabre Springs, Oakmont Pacific Beach, Pacifica Rancho Penasquitos, Atria Collwood, Brookdale Clairemont, Belmont Village Sabre Springs, Casa Cielo, Del Cerro Manor, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill, Brookdale Carmel Valley, and so much more.

San Diego is an amazing city and is on our list of “The Top 20 Best Cities for Seniors.” The History, Weather, Activities, Senior Community, Temperature, Safety and plenty of Care Options all make San Diego one of the most desirable places for any Senior to live. This quiet city is surrounded by some of the best parks, zoos, shopping, dining and hospitals.


 

Memory Care San Diego, CA

245 Memory Care facilities are located in the city of San Diego, California and can accommodate the memory care needs of your Loved One. In San Diego, depending on its residents’ care needs, these San Diego Memory Care facilities provide daily nutritional meals, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management, dementia and Alzheimer’s care and more.

Also, these 245 Memory Care in San Diego can provide Seniors with family dining rooms, activity rooms, wellness programs, beauty salons, furnished rooms, outings, religious activities and much more.

 

When Do Older Adults Suffering From Alzheimer’s in San Diego Need Memory Care?

Aging Older Adults typically need this type of long term, memory care in California when it is unsafe to live by themselves at home, they have a tendency to wander out of their home, or they need assistance with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). This can include showering, bathing, dressing, eating, medication management and more. 

Residents in these types of memory care facilities in San Diego are diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. However, depending on the memory care facility, there can also be independent or assisted living residents living in the home or community.

 

Types of Memory Care Facilities in San Diego

The size of a memory care facility in San Diego can vary from a small, residential residential memory care homes to a large, resort style community with a secure memory wing.

 

A. Small Memory Care Residential Homes

Description and Size

Small, Residential Memory Care Homes in San Diego can accommodate residents suffering from memory loss and are diagnosed with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.). These memory care facilities are regular residential homes in your local neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. These care homes are licensed by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and permitted by the City of San Diego.

 

Types of Residents

Memory Care Residents in these residential, memory care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many small, residential memory care homes in San Diego that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs, games such as Suduko, crossword puzzles and more. These Alzheimer’s residents in San Diego prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors. If your Love One has a tendency to wander, first check with the facility owner or administrator to review their resident safety protocol and procedure. Since safety is their number one priority, you may want to compare with other care homes in San Diego, CA or also consider a large community with a secured Memory Wing.

 

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller facility size and lower number of Memory Care residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a San Diego Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.

 

B. Large Memory Care Communities

Description and Size

Large Memory Care Communities in San Diego will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercially zoned areas and are also regulated by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. These large memory care facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

Some nationally recognized Memory Care Communities that may be in San Diego or nearby are familiar names like Silverado Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Pacifica Senior Living, Atria Senior Living, Oakmont Assisted Living & Memory Care, Enlivant Senior Living, Belmont Village Senior Living, Senior Lifestyle, Holiday Retirement, and Five Star Senior Living to name a few.

 

Types of Residents

Alzheimer’s residents in a San Diego Memory Care Community will typically prefer a large community due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes, puzzle games (Sudoku and crossword puzzles) and regular outings.

 

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the facility and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in San Diego, CA can go from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 residents.

 

Memory Care Costs in San Diego

The average cost of Memory Care in San Diego is $7,000 per month (source: Genworth Financial). Whether your loved one prefers a small residential care home or a large Alzheimer’s care community, the lowest Dementia Care starts at is $5,000 and can go as high as $15,000 depending on the Memory Care needs. To find out what factors play a part of the monthly cost, Click Here.

 

Paying for Memory Care

Paying for Memory Care in San Diego can be done through a variety of ways. Most Memory Care residents and families pay for memory care out of pocket or also called “Private Pay.” Other methods of paying for Alzheimer’s Care is through Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Aid and family members.

Medicare covers some parts of Memory Care in San Diego. Some examples include inpatient stays at a skilled nursing facility, home health care, and medically necessary diagnostic tests. Additionally, people living in San Diego with dementia / Memory Care may be eligible for specific Medicare plans that are tailored to their specific needs.

For more details and options on how you can pay for Memory Care, Click Here.

 

California Licensing

The 245 Memory Care Facilities in San Diego are licensed, inspected and regulated by the California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Their responsibilities are to have the administrators currently licensed, inspect the Alzheimer’s Care facility before it opens, ensure the facility is operating up to standards and the residents are receiving good memory care.

We encourage you to browse through our Memory Care Listings in San Diego to help you narrow down your options and save time. For more free information regarding Memory Care options and pricing in San Diego, please contact 877.523.6523 and a Memory Care representative will be more than happy to help you.

 

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