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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Diego County, CA

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If your loved one needs memory care in San Diego County, A Place for Mom can help. With 12 memory care facilities in San Diego County, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

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

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Tierrasanta, Navajo and East Elliott.
You may also consider nearby communities such as El Cajon, Jamul and Escondido.

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After researching many facilities in San Diego, we easily made the decision to place our mom at Silvergate Rancho Bernardo. No doubt, it was the best of the facilities we toured. The well-thought-out design...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Newly constructed, the separate Memory Care Suites building on Silvergate’s beautiful retirement campus provides seniors with a higher level of award-winning care in a secure, nurturing environment. Our “Neighborhood Design” eliminates long hallways for a more familiar home-like setting. Drawing...
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33 Floor plans available
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I would recommend to others, gladly. Place for Mom helped me so much in our family's difficult journey. My Place for Mom advisor has been helping a good friend of mine with her mother's issues. Thank you...
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.
Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.This independent and assisted living community...
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66 Floor plans available
9.1
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Very friendly and helpful staff. The facility is very homey with a lot of enriching activities. The room sizes are nice and we really like the layout which makes it very comfortable for my mom.
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.
Sunrise of Sabre Springs is an assisted living and memory care community. Residents can live in Assisted Living without care and age in place, adding in care as needed. Every resident receives a customized care plan that addresses their individual needs by a designated care manager who get to...
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Much better than I expected. Staff are very friendly and responsive to individual needs. Restaurant menu and serving staff We are in one of the smaller one bedroom apartments and it is perfect for us....
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.
The Belmont Village facility at Sabre Springs is located in the attractive residential community of Poway. Situated in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as 'The City in the Country' and prides itself on the fact that much of the area is preserved as dedicated open space. With great views...
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My husband who has Alzheimer's, has been a resident at ActivCare at 4S Ranch for [time frame removed]. Before I placed my husband in their care, I researched and visited at least 15 facilities in my area. ...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
ActivCare 4S Ranch is a full-service memory care community that provides specialized assisted living for those with Alzheimer's or related dementias.As pioneers in memory care, ActivCare has been enhancing life for those with memory loss for more than 30 years. It's our sole focus.Purpose-built...
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The beautiful home at Rancho Santa Fe Villa was always kept spotless and clean. Located in an exclusive residential community, it was a very clean facility at all times. The staff was very caring and...
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.
If your loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you will discover that our Rancho Santa Fe Villa Assisted Living Facility offers an unprecedented level of personalized attention and care. You will also appreciate the value of knowing that the world around the person you...
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The community is friendly. The apartment is spacious and bright. Daily exercise classes are offered to promote continued movement. The location is very convenient with banks, stores and eateries within...
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.
Nestled in the exclusive community of Rancho Bernardo, The Remington Club is a vibrant, independent, and assisted living community surrounded by serene gardens, breathtaking mountain views, and centrally located near shopping and restaurants. Our newly refreshed common spaces provide...
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My Dad was so well cared for here. He loved his staff, loved the delicious food, and thought his apartment overlooking the open space in Santa Luz was so nice. He loved to look out his windows at the view....
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.
At Casa Aldea Senior Living, a beautifully designed boutique Assisted Living and Memory Care community uniquely located near the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Santaluz in San Diego, CA, expect the extraordinary. Casa Aldea ensures senior living is firmly in the 21st Century with its...
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After I retired, my daughter felt it was important for her to live nearby in case my wife and I might need some assistance. That was nice of her, but I was disappointed to find out later that she had turned...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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.
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.
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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It's been a pleasure getting to know The Glen at Scripps Ranch and finding a new home for my Uncle while working with amazing people. We've been to the Glen in recent months, with my parents now living in a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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.
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.
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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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
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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.

Cost of memory care in San Diego County, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego County is $5,819 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include French Valley, CA with an average of $4,013 per month.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in San Diego County, CA vs. nearby counties

San Diego County, CA
$5,819/mo
$5,801/mo
$5,828/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in San Diego County, CA vs. the state and national average

San Diego County, CA
$5,819/mo
U.S. national average
$4,759/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in San Diego County vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$5,819/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in San Diego County, CA by room type

Average cost of Memory Care in San Diego County over time

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What families are saying about memory care in San Diego County

Recent reviews for memory care in San Diego County

Cypress Court in Escondido, CA

4.1
Love my apartment! Most residents are wonderful people, have made lots of nice friends. Food is great. I love that I'm surrounded with people that are fun and you can have conversations with them. I love that I no longer have to cook or clean. I still drive and am able to park my car in gated ...
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Vista del Lago in Escondido, CA

5.0
My sister has been at the Vista Del Lago for a few years now and I continue to be impressed with the quality of her care! I am relieved to know she is so well cared for. And I am so appreciative of the kindness of all the workers there, the respect afforded residents, the warmth of the care ...
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Felicita Vida Senior Living in Escondido, CA

4.9
Felicita's caring and attentiveness to my Mother's needs has been wonderful. There were some issues with her moving in process, but since then, everything has been exceptional. I am so relieved and grateful to have my Mother in their care.

San Diego County memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in San Diego County memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in San Diego County, 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 San Diego County 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 San Diego County 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
66.7%
65.1%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
50%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
91.7%
82.5%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
66.7%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
33.3%
28.3%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
91.7%
89.6%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
66.7%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
75%
72.4%
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Availability of select dementia care services in San Diego County 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 San Diego County Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
San Diego County, CANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
66.7%
73.9%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
58.3%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
58.3%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
8.3%
26.1%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in San Diego County 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 San Diego County partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
San Diego County, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
58.3%
27.3%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
66.7%
43.8%
No sugar
No sugar
66.7%
41%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
58.3%
49.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
16.7%
16%
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Availability of select dining options in San Diego County 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 San Diego County communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
San Diego County, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
58.3%
31.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
58.3%
39.2%
Room service
Room service
41.7%
36.2%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
33.3%
22.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in San Diego County 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 San Diego County offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
San Diego County, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
66.7%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
33.3%
33.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
33.3%
27.8%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
66.7%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
66.7%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
66.7%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
58.3%
39%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
58.3%
34.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
58.3%
35.7%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
58.3%
46.8%
Live performances
Live performances
66.7%
47.2%
Dances
Dances
41.7%
30.4%
Fitness center
Fitness center
33.3%
21.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
66.7%
45.9%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, Cypress Court and Oakmont of Escondido Hills are the top-rated memory care facilities near San Diego County, California. See full list of communities.

There are 12 memory care facilities near San Diego County, California. See the full list.

The 12 memory care facilities near you in San Diego County, California typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in San Diego County, 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 San Diego County, 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 San Diego County, California ranges from $1100 to $30000. The average Memory Care cost in San Diego County, California is $5,819. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in San Diego County, California typically starts at $1100. 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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