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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If your loved one needs memory care in Palm Desert, A Place for Mom can help. With 62 memory care facilities in Palm Desert, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Palm Desert incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Palm Desert memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Palm Desert, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

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Atria Hacienda

44600 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260

4.4
(76 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Residents at Atria Hacienda assisted living community enjoy the Bistro Grill for casual dining, a dedicated theater with cinema-style seating, a custom-designed fitness center, a luxurious spa, and an enhanced Life Guidance memory care neighborhood for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. Our...

Atria Palm Desert

44300 San Pascual Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260

4.3
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Atria Palm Desert is a stylish pet-friendly independent and assisted living community just minutes from the exclusive boutiques, restaurants and galleries of El Paseo Drive. Featuring stunning mountain views, a heated pool, delicious meals served restaurant-style daily, and an exquisite barbecue...

Bella Villaggio

40-235 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260

5.0
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bella Villaggio offers a variety of Palm Desert senior care options to help you find the right level of assistance for your needs, all in our lovely community nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rosa mountains in Palm Desert, CA. Independent LivingWhat will you do today at our independent...

Pacifica Senior Living Hemet

1177 South Palm Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543

4.7
(205 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Hemet offers assisted living and memory care in the heart of the Island Empire. With small-town appeal and lovely views of the San Bernardino Mountains, we are the perfect place to call home. We are just an hour from the Pacific Ocean, where we occasionally go to spend a day at the...

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Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs

1780 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4.5
(114 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs offers assisted living and memory care in a lovely residential neighborhood just a few blocks away from downtown Palm Springs. We are across the street from Sunrise Park and the Palm Springs Library. Our community is set on 4.5 beautiful acres with beautiful...

Integrated Care Communities B2

14315 Nason St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

4.7
(69 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Our Assisted Living Residences offer unparalleled care for those needing help with daily living tasks and are designed to accommodate frail-elderly guests and that suffering from Alzheimer's and related dementias. ICARE can help individuals with diabetes incontinence chronic arthritis cancer...

Pacifica Senior Living Menifee

28333 Valley Blvd, Sun City, CA 92586

4.3
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on nine-acre grounds with beautiful valley views in the master-planned residential community of Sun City, CA, Pacifica Menifee is an assisted living community backed by the quality standards of Pacifica Senior Living.At Pacifica Menifee, it’s easier for older people to continue the way of...

Atria Park of Vintage Hills

41780 Butterfield Stage Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

4.4
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Overlooking the lush Temecula Valley wine country of Southern California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills provides amenity-rich, resort-style living for older adults. Located near the Old Town district, with easy access to shopping, dining, medical centers and places of worship, Atria offers a full...

Brookdale Sunwest

1001 N Lyon Ave, Hemet, CA 92545

4.3
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Do more of what you love. Maybe it’s time to let someone else do the dishes. Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, our community in Hemet, California, has care options to meet your changing needs. You’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need...

Rancho Mirage Terrace

34560 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

4.2
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Set in the beautiful Coachella Valley near golf courses and Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage Terrace – an Atria Senior Living community – helps older people enjoy a simplified lifestyle.This welcoming residence offers a selection of studio and one-bedroom apartments, most with a...

Brookdale Mirage Inn

72750 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

3.8
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Do more of what you love.With assisted living and memory care on one campus, we customize your care to meet your specific needs. We can help you with the little things—like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too.  So go do the things you love to do, and let us...

Stonewall Gardens Assisted Living for LGBT Seniors & Friends

2150 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

4.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Stonewall Gardens Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in Palm Springs and was created especially for LGBT seniors and friends. Our passion is to create an environment where your well-being is at the center of everything we do. Stonewall Gardens offers a wide range of services...

Renaissance Village at Rancho Belago

27900 Brodiaea Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

4.5
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Renaissance Village Rancho Belago is a Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the newly developed Rancho Belago area of Moreno Valley, CA.We create senior living communities where limits and barriers are minimized and your personalized lifestyle is welcomed. We create great days...

Murrieta Gardens- Memory Care

24200 Monroe Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

4.2
(22 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Murrieta Gardens! We are a dedicated Memory Care Community conveniently located near the 15 and 215 fwys in the heart of Murrieta CA. Minutes away from Temecula, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore.Murrieta Gardens is uniquely tailored to care for seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of...

Brookdale Murrieta

24350 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562

4.4
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Endless PossibilitiesWhen you decide to make your home at our assisted living community in Murrieta, California, you are embarking on a new adventure full of endless possibilities. You can enjoy a beautiful private apartment, spacious common rooms and a community calendar that is practically...

Vineyard Ranch at Temecula

27350 Nicolas Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

4.4
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Stanford Cottages Senior Living

25911 Stanford St, Hemet, CA 92544

4.3
(23 reviews)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

Citrus Gardens, located in the valley nestled between Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains and the City of Hemet, California, is the ideal lifestyle solution for senior residents with individual and unique needs. While the community provides a homelike atmosphere for our residents, their...

Yorkshire Village

26933 Cornell St, Hemet, CA 92544

4.2
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Yorkshire HouseAt Yorkshire, we will help you find the best living plan designed for you or your loved one. Whether they need Memory care, Assisted Living, Board and Care, Hospice Care and even Respite Care, we’re committed to providing the highest quality of life.Our MissionAt...

Temecula Memory Care

44320 Campanula Way, Temecula, CA 92592

5.0
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Temecula Memory Care is a 64-bed memory care facility serving patients suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other diagnoses of mental health. As part of the 80,000 sq. ft. Temecula Healthcare Center campus, we have access to all of the services of a skilled nursing facility, giving...

Caleo Bay Assisted Living and Memory Care

47805 Caleo Bay Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253

4.3
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Caleo Bay we offer a sense of home and focus on time tested programs to engage every Resident based on their unique life story. We spend meaningful time with our Residents to best understand their individualized needs every day. Our approach, as well as our many years of experience, gives us a...

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Cost of memory care in Palm Desert, CA

The average cost of senior living in Palm Desert is $4,352 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Cathedral City, CA with an average of $2,950 per month.

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Services for seniors in Palm Desert, California

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Health care

Senior activities

In Palm Desert, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Palm Desert, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Palm Desert is somewhat car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Palm Desert include SunLine Transit Agency. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Palm Desert has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is fairly walkable.

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Health care

Palm Desert offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including Eisenhower Medical Center and John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital.

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Senior activities

Situated in the heart of Greater Palm Springs, Palm Desert is known for its shopping, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. Seniors can spend their day exploring the El Paseo Shopping District where they’ll find public art pieces, upscale shopping, gourmet restaurants, and much more. Whether it’s catching a show at the McCallum Theatre, feeding giraffes at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, or taking advantage of the fantastic weather on a luxury golf course, there’s something for everyone in Palm Desert.

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Learn More About Memory Care in Palm Desert, CA

In Southern California’s majestic Coachella Valley, Palm Desert remains a popular getaway for nearby city dwellers or travelers from afar looking to escape frigid winters. Year-round low humidity, abundant sunshine, upscale shopping, and a variety of golf courses have all led to a slowly increasing population, as visitors end up finding plenty of reasons to stay for good.

In Palm Desert, memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care facilities — provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

Cost of Memory Care in Palm Desert, CA

The median monthly cost of memory care is about $6,300 in Palm Desert and $4,600 in the Riverside area. The median monthly cost of memory care in the state of California is around $5,000.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Palm Desert are rated 14 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
86 94 85 86 86 79

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$71,617 per year $55,255 per year $59,396 per year $41,981 per year $40,728 per year $4,891 per year $957 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Palm Desert include:

Eisenhower Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 360+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 120+
  • Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, physical therapy

Desert Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 360+
  • Specialties: emergency department, hemodialysis, ICU

Weather and Climate

Palm Desert, like most of the Coachella Valley, has a tropical desert climate with warm to hot average temperatures year round, making it one of the warmest areas in the entire country. Summers are very hot, winters are warm, and there’s less than 5 inches of annual rainfall, meaning sunshine is plentiful throughout the year. The average humidity level in Palm Desert is 33%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 41%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
57°F 72°F 42°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
93°F 107°F 78°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 122

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 6.3″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
54 33.7% 53.356 1.990.1 per square mile 2.1

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.4% 5.1% 2.5% 25.5% 0.2% 4.4% 64.5%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Palm Desert: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 94/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Riverside County

Democratic Republican Other
49.6% 45.3% 5.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Palm Desert include:

  • Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
  • CODA Gallery
  • Desert Holocaust Memorial (Civic Center Park)
  • Miles C. Bates “Wave House”
  • Palm Desert Visitor Center

Outdoor attractions in Palm Desert:

  • Civic Center Park (sports, concerts, public art)
  • Palm Desert Aquatic Center
  • Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
  • Bump and Grind Trail
  • The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument (wilderness area and hiking trails)

Palm Desert’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • McCallum Theatre
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • Desert Willow Golf Course
  • El Paseo Square (restaurants, shops, art galleries)

Transportation

Public transportation in Palm Desert is available via the SunLine Transit Agency, which operates bus routes throughout Coachella Valley and has several stops in Palm Desert. For seniors, SunLine offers the Half-Fare Program available to riders 60 and older, as well as the SunDial Paratransit Service for door-to-door, accessible transit.

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Bella Villaggio, Christmas Cottage and Temecula Memory Care are the top rated memory care facilities near Palm Desert, California. See full list of communities.

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