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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Palo Alto, CA

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If your loved one needs memory care in Palo Alto, A Place for Mom can help. With 37 memory care facilities in Palo Alto, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

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

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1919 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.3
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Definitely a good place depending on what you're looking for. Bridgepoint is pretty low-key and feels like a family oriented place. Staff is very friendly. It may be a little short on services depending on...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independent Living: 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.
BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service independent and assisted living community with a monthly rental in the residential neighborhood of Los Altos. Studio, alcove studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments feature a patio or balcony for relaxing and taking in the beautiful oak and fruit...
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8.0
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My loved one is currently a resident at Palo Alto Commons and everything about her experience at this facility has been great so far. Things seem to be working out well for her. The move in process went...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Palo Alto Commons is family owned and has been operating since 1990. Providing premier assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and exclusive, specialized higher levels of care in a lovely, residential setting. A month to month rental structure allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Our...
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33 Floor plans available
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9.9
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Brookdale has exceeded my expectations. My father was in another facility that could not figure out how to care for him due to his Dementia in spite of their being a Memory Care facility. Brookdale staff...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Safety They Deserve, Peace of Mind You CraveIf you are struggling with the idea of transitioning your loved one’s care to someone else, we know what you’re going through. While the decision may not be an easy one, your heart is in the right place. Here at our memory care community in Fremont,...
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44 Floor plans available
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9.9
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Very great tour and lunch. I have an overall positive experience here. Feels very homey and they do take a higher level of care.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
About Sunrise of SunnyvaleCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in beautiful Sunnyvale, CANear El Camino HospitalRooftop garden with stunning views of the surrounding regionConvenient access via Highways 85, 101, 880 and 280Minutes from Sunnyvale Town Center, featuring Macy's...
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2323 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.9
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The staff was wonderful and helpful. Great for independent living with minimal assistance. She was supposed to receive med reminders twice a day, she never received even one. They never helped her shower, I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Cogir of Fremont Senior Living Community is an independent and assisted living community in Fremont, California. Our luxurious and active community is ideally situated in a residential area of the city, giving residents all the comforts of a small town near the amenities of a large city....
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9.9
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32 reviews
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I had a wonderful experience meeting [name removed] and [name removed] . They are so kind and comforting. I also met the the nurse [name removed] . Overall I had such a positive experience meeting staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
About Sunrise of San MateoSunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike and nurturing setting with personal services and engaging activities for seniors of all life stages. Located just minutes away from downtown San Mateo, California, our residents may enjoy a variety of fine dining, shopping and...
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77 Floor plans available
9.8
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My husband was at Atria for 2 yrs and loved it. He made many friends and enjoyed the community. The staff were wonderful, accommodating, and always made us feel welcome. We were nervous at first but now we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Atria Willow Glen provides all the comforts of home in a resort-like community. Invite family and friends to enjoy a walk through courtyards with lush landscaping and koi ponds, or take an outing to nearby downtown San Jose. Atria Willow Glen offers easy access to shopping, banks, medical...
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9.2
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33 reviews
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I can't recommend Pacific Gardens highly enough! I think this is an outstanding facility with caring staff and caregivers. I just recommended it to a friend who is checking it out today. I would definitely...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
It feels like home.By choosing Pacific Gardens a family is assured that their loved one is well taken care of in a clean, comfortable home-like community. Pacific Gardens provides residents with nutritious fresh food, features engaging activities, and takes pride in their caring and competent...
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1111 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.1
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106 reviews
9.1
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I would give Atria a 5 in all areas especially from our experience in Life Guidance (memory care). The care staff are amazing and have been consistent since my mom arrived. They know how to handle all the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Atria Sunnyvale is a welcoming assisted living community in a lovely, quiet neighborhood situated close to downtown Sunnyvale, California. Residents and their families can enjoy a stroll along winding walkways or relax in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Or they may prefer to entertain...
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1313 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
8.9
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45 reviews
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We've been very pleased with Belmont Villages facility, staff, food, rooms, etc. All of it has helped make it such a great experience. We felt very comforted knowing Mom was there. Yes, we would recommend...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
The community of Belmont Village of Sunnyvale is conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The facility is situated in a prime residential area, assisted living residents have easy access to shopping, restaurants, healthcare facilities and places of...
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Photo of Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park
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8.6
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13 reviews
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Meadow Gardens is a gem: quiet, sunny, nice grounds & patio. The staff is very friendly. I can't speak to the meals or activities as my conservatee has become so disinterested in the world. Value for cost 5...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Welcome to Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park Memory Care community! We are a cozy, one story community nestled in a residential neighborhood. This charming community offers Memory Care services to our residents who have dementia/Alzheimer's. We have capacity for 43.Our residents enjoy a large, secure...
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8.2
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The staff is very helpful and friendly, but do not intrude when not needed. The environment supports a lot of autonomy that many seniors would appreciate. They also somehow know when more support...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...
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I would tell others looking into Palm Villas that it is a very nice, very clean facility. The main reason we chose Palm Villas was because during our tour, clients were there and they highly recommended...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Palm Villas in beautiful Fremont California offers a clean atmosphere, friendly staff, and delicious food. The surrounding area is serene and pleasant and outdoor areas are tastefully furnished and landscaped for many enjoyable afternoons. Fremont California also offers pleasant weather year...
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Everyone from the receptionist to the administrators to the caregivers has been very kind and does their best to make my husband feel comfortable and at home. Our experience was a bit different because at...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
•Personalized assisted living and memory care services•Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, Within easy reach of downtown Sunnyvale, upscale boutiques, restaurants, and parks.•Elegant studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites•Included services: three meals per day, weekly housekeeping, weekly...
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7.0
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14 reviews
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We picked this community, because my aunt knew people who lived thereThe facility is very nice as are the services. Interactions with the team is somewhat challenging as there's no single point of contact....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
About Sunrise of Palo AltoCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Palo Alto, CA.Near Stanford hospitals and clinics, as well as Palo Alto Medical Foundation.Easy access to Stanford University, theatres, and Palo Alto Art Center; walking distance to shopping and dining on...
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The facility provided her a hospital bed until I was able to get one; very reasonable and kind management. The staff members were extremely helpful and caring. Keep in mind, my mom was placed in care during...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
We are family owned and managed offering care home accommodations in the San Francisco peninsula area for seniors in need of living assistance. In specific homes we have the ability to care for seniors with special needs such as dementia, Alzheimer's, immobility, incontinence and other special...
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They were really great. They gave very personalized care, and the staff truly cared a lot.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
The Reyes family (partner and manager) has been involved in Senior Living for more than 30 years. The second generation is now creating unique, specialized Communities for Seniors throughout Northern California. Our family and our team members work to provide safe, engaging, and comfortable...
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77 Floor plans available
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The staff is very welcoming when we visit. They encourage us to visit at anytime. We see the staff being nice to other residents as well. Staff seems to like their jobs. We've been there about a year now....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
At Oakmont of Redwood City, you will enjoy living in a quiet, residential community by the San Francisco Bay, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. Within easy reach of the shops, restaurants, and parks along El Camino Real, our community is just off the 101 and close to I-280,...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Located in beautiful Palo Alto on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Moldow Family Residences aims to be a "place where your spirit can thrive." We offer a complete care system for senior adults. Our independent living apartments cater to active adults. The maintenance-free units vary in...
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Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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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1919 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Independent Living: 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.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
In a beautiful downtown Palo Alto neighborhood, there’s a not-for-profit retirement community filled with independent thinkers leading amazing lives. They’re learning and growing. Going and doing. Exploring the new and savoring the familiar. Lifting their voices and taking action to make the...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
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.
Nursing Homes: 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.

Cost of memory care in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of senior living in Palo Alto is $6,386 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Atherton, CA with an average of $6,245 per month.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Palo Alto, CA vs. nearby cities

Palo Alto, CA
$6,386/mo
$6,448/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Palo Alto, CA vs. the state and national average

Palo Alto, CA
$6,386/mo
U.S. national average
$4,778/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Palo Alto vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$6,386/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Palo Alto, CA by room type

Semi-Private
$7,495/mo
Studio
$7,684/mo
1 Bedroom
$9,281/mo
2 Bedroom
$11,085/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Palo Alto over time

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What families are saying about memory care in Palo Alto

Recent reviews for memory care in Palo Alto

Golden Heritage Living in San Jose, CA

5.0
This place is an excellent facility that specializes in the care of Chinese speaking people. It is well maintained and the staff is always ready to help. My mom lived there until she passed .

Rosemont Gardens in San Leandro, CA

5.0
Excellent caring staff. Clean place. My Auntie [name removed] is here. I visited from Anaheim California. My auntie Husband just passed away. My auntie looked beautiful and happy. I talked with staff and they were very professional

Fremont Hills

4.9
If you’re looking for peace of mind, this is the place to bring your loved ones. The care team are kind hearted and take good care of the residents. All the residents are well cared for, their clothes are kept clean and washed and beds are made daily. Residents always look neat and tidy. My ...
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Palo Alto review score based on 92 family reviews

8.2
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This proprietary review score is based on 92 reviews of 31 Palo Alto memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Palo Alto review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Palo Alto review score compared against nearby cities

8.2
Palo Alto, CA31 facilities
8.3
Los Altos Hills, CA38 facilities
7.9
Los Altos, CA48 facilities

Review subcategories for Palo Alto memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 92 reviews of 31 Palo Alto memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Palo Alto resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our senior living advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
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Cleanliness
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Friendliness
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Palo Alto memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Palo Alto memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Palo Alto, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Palo Alto memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Palo Alto that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
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Full medication management
Full medication management
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65.1%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
29%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
93.5%
82.4%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
96.8%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
54.8%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
25.8%
28.3%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
96.8%
89.5%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
58.1%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
67.7%
72.4%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Palo Alto memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Palo Alto Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
58.1%
73.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
41.9%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
58.1%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
25.8%
26.1%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Palo Alto memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Palo Alto partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
25.8%
27.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
48.4%
43.9%
No sugar
No sugar
48.4%
41.1%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
51.6%
49.6%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
29%
16.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Palo Alto memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Palo Alto communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
35.5%
31.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
41.9%
39.2%
Room service
Room service
38.7%
36.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
25.8%
22.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Palo Alto memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Palo Alto offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Palo Alto, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
51.6%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
32.3%
33.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
22.6%
27.9%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
45.2%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
51.6%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
48.4%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
41.9%
39.1%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
38.7%
34.3%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
41.9%
35.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
51.6%
46.8%
Live performances
Live performances
51.6%
47.2%
Dances
Dances
29%
30.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
29%
21.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
51.6%
45.9%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Brookdale North Fremont, Sunrise of Sunnyvale and Cogir of Fremont Senior Living are the top-rated memory care facilities near Palo Alto, California. See full list of communities.

There are 37 memory care facilities near Palo Alto, California. See the full list.

The 37 memory care facilities near you in Palo Alto, California typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Palo Alto, California, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Palo Alto, California, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Palo Alto, California ranges from $695 to $115000. The average Memory Care cost in Palo Alto, California is $6,386. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Palo Alto, California typically starts at $695. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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