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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Rafael, CA

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If your loved one needs memory care in San Rafael, A Place for Mom can help. With 20 memory care facilities in San Rafael, 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 Rafael incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. San Rafael memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in San Rafael, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

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Photo of Drake Terrace
1515 Photos available
2020 Floor plans available
8.9
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7 reviews
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They are very communicative about the resident's status, concerns, etc. And very genuine and have the best interests of the resident and family in mind. We're very happy there.
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.
Drake Terrace allows you the freedom to express yourself as you continue to learn and grow in this enriching environment. Whether you choose Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care, you will have many opportunities to participate in the heart and soul of this vibrant community....
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1111 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
8.0
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The staff at Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is very attentive and kind. My mom's room and laundry are always clean. The communication with the family about events and any issues is superb. The move in...
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.
Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care is a full-service, pet friendly senior community for those touched by Dementia, along with hospice care and respite care. Housed in a former boutique hotel in a residential area of sunny San Rafael. With easy access to the top healthcare facilities, Napa & Sonoma...
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Photo of Atria Tamalpais Creek
1111 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
9.2
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38 reviews
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We are very satisfied with atria and how they are taking care of my stepdad. They communicate well and I love that they have an app for me to see what's going on everyday, the place is clean and 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 Tamalpais Creek is an enriching senior living community in Novato that promotes independence and active lifestyles. With an event-filled social calendar and amenities like a fitness center, outdoor garden and salon and spa, our residents enjoy an environment that encourages them to remain...
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8.5
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I thought the facility was above and beyond what it needed to be - a little expensive- but certainly worth it- I'd recommend them- it is a great place for your loved ones.
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.
Situated in the heart of Hamilton Field with beautiful bay and mountain views, The Bluffs at Hamilton Hill is a relaxed luxury senior living community located near Novato Community Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Terra Linda and MarinHealth Medical Center as well as Hamilton Marketplace, Vintage Oaks...
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8.0
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10 reviews
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What I like most is the staff's responsiveness to our requests and specific needs for my Mom. Each resident is cared for and loved in the way that works best for them. My mom is enjoying the activities,...
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.
WindChime is Marin County's specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care facility, nestled in a wooded residential area of Kentfield near the College of Marin. Our community features an award-winning dining program, landscaped gardens, a dynamic resident-centered activity program, two residential...
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99 Photos available
1010 Floor plans available
6.0
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7 reviews
6.0
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7 reviews
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Both of my parents recently moved into Oakmont of San Rafael from out of state. We spent more than a year looking at places, and I have learned that it is alllll about the people. Many places are beautiful...
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.
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44 Floor plans available
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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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Photo of Oakmont of Novato
1010 Photos available
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2.5
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9 reviews
2.5
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The community overall is a nice place and the staff is very friendly. The community is kept neat and clean and my loved one really enjoys the food. They have activities going on in the community and I...
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.
From the moment you arrive at Oakmont of Novato you step into luxury and elegance. You will realize that this way of life exceeds all your expectations. At Oakmont of Novato, you are living in a beautiful community, in an exquisite area blessed with beautiful blue skies and rolling hills with...
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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.
Here at St. MichaelÆs, we cater to residents who need a secure and safe place to spend their golden years. Our caring staff greets each resident in the morning with a smile. We offer numerous recreational activities that residents can partake in, and we encourage families to get involved as well....
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I chose this community because it was recommended that my mother needed memory care. The care was very giving, but we were asked to hire overnight caregivers because she would get up night,which was an...
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.
'Residents are the heart of our community.'  AlmaVia of San Rafael is a faith-based, non-profit Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) which includes independent and assisted living, as well as a specialized area for memory care called, Bridgehaven. We offer studio,...
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Photo of Greenwood Assisted Living
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My mother seems happier, and looks much better. So far, we are very pleased.
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.
Harmony House is a unique place where people suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementing illnesses can still enjoy life. People don't lose their humanity when they lose their memory skills. What people who live with a dementing illness lose is their ability to live comfortably in society. They...
Photo of Greenwood Assisted Living
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.
Photo of Nazareth House
22 Photos available
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.
Nazareth House, San Rafael, opened in 1962 is a nonprofit retirement home offering full-service residential care and assisted living for approximately 126 residents. It is one of 58 facilities throughout the world owned and operated by the Sisters of Nazareth. Our aim is to provide for the...
Photo of Golden Home Extended Care, Inc
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.
A Golden Home Extended Care, Inc. is a senior assisted living facility and micro community located in Marin County. A Golden Home is located at 1234 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903. It is a beautiful apartment-style community just minutes away from the nearest hospital. This...
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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.
Bello Gardens Assisted Living is located at 46 Mariposa Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960. The services provided consist of independent living, respite care, memory care, hospice care and assisted living. We are known for our beautiful landscape blended with a Mediterranean concept. We provide...
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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.
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99 Photos available
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.
Aegis of Corte Madera, located in beautiful Marin County, offers exceptional assisted living services. Enjoy an afternoon cup of tea and cookies with family and friends in the bistro, watch a move in the private theater or take a stroll in our lovely garden. Aegis of Corte Madera is situated in a...
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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.
  Marin Terrace, minutes north on the Hwy. 101 from San Francisco, Marin Terrace exemplifies the elegantly relaxed lifestyle of one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., Mill Valley, CA.Last year in 2005, CNN and Money magazine engaged in an exhaustive study to chose the...
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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.
Photo of Senior Access
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.

Cost of memory care in San Rafael, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Rafael is $5,812 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Mill Valley, CA with an average of $5,758 per month.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in San Rafael, CA vs. nearby cities

San Rafael, CA
$5,810/mo
$5,843/mo

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

San Rafael, CA
$5,810/mo
U.S. national average
$4,821/mo

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

Memory Care
$5,810/mo

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

Semi-Private
$5,830/mo
Studio
$6,719/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,587/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,919/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in San Rafael over time

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What families are saying about memory care in San Rafael

Recent reviews for memory care in San Rafael

Sonoma Grove

4.5
It has been wonderful for my parents - my wheelchair-using mom and dad who needs memory care. Very important for them to stay together in the same room and SonomaGrova was able to accommodate it. The staff is excellent, treating parents with total respect and sensitivity.

The Ivy at Golden Gate in San Francisco, CA

4.2
Most staff are very friendly, with occasional lapses in service (too busy to help dress; slow, slow kitchen sometimes); coordination of offsite pharmacy and medicine technicians could be better; like in any health care setting, patient advocacy (usually a family member) is essential (especially ...
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Springfield Place in Petaluma, CA

4.0
We toured a few different communities and this one seemed to be the best fit for my mom. She is doing well here.She is starting to meet new residents and make some friends. She is participating in some of the activities. She really likes the food. The community is always clean and well ...
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San Rafael memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in San Rafael memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in San Rafael, 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 Rafael 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 Rafael that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
San Rafael, CANational
Full medication management
Full medication management
70%
65%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
40%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
95%
82.4%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
70%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
15%
28.2%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
95%
89.6%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
55%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
85%
72.4%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in San Rafael 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 Rafael Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
San Rafael, CANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
70%
73.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
40%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
75%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
20%
26.1%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in San Rafael 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 Rafael partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
San Rafael, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
20%
27.3%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
35%
43.8%
No sugar
No sugar
25%
41%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
45%
49.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
10%
16%
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Availability of select dining options in San Rafael 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 Rafael communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
San Rafael, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
30%
31.3%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
30%
39.1%
Room service
Room service
30%
36.2%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
30%
22.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in San Rafael 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 Rafael offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
San Rafael, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
50%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
25%
33.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
20%
27.8%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
45%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
45%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
60%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
40%
39%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
35%
34.1%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
45%
35.7%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
45%
46.7%
Live performances
Live performances
40%
47.1%
Dances
Dances
25%
30.4%
Fitness center
Fitness center
35%
21.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
45%
45.9%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Greenhills Care Home, Cogir of Sonoma Senior Living and Coterie Cathedral Hill are the top-rated memory care facilities near San Rafael, California. See full list of communities.

There are 20 memory care facilities near San Rafael, California. See the full list.

The 20 memory care facilities near you in San Rafael, 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 Rafael, 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 Rafael, 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 Rafael, California ranges from $1095 to $16600. The average Memory Care cost in San Rafael, California is $5,812. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in San Rafael, California typically starts at $1095. 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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