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If your loved one needs memory care in Santa Barbara, A Place for Mom can help. With 46 memory care facilities in Santa Barbara, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

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

We are also serving Memory Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Eastside, Alta Mesa and West Downtown Santa Barbar.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Buellton, Camarillo or Carpinteria.

Memory Care Facilities near Santa Barbara, CA

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Memory Care

Average starting price $5,293/month
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Average starting price $4,770/month
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Average starting price $953/month
Recent reviews of Memory Care in Santa Barbara, CA
Mariposa at Ellwood Shores in Goleta, CA
4.8

It is a bright and open environment that is welcoming to residents and families. They have many choices for activities daily. And they go on outings to Santa Barbara weekly. It's a wonderful location.

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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara
5.0

So grateful to all! You helped my family when we were going through difficult times. My loved one is stable and happy in the community. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Villa Santa Barbara
4.4

I am pretty happy here. I like the location because it is good for walking. They allow my dog here. I am more satisfied than I expected to be. There is a wide variety of food for the residents to choose from. Some of the activities available include chair exercises, mental alertness classes, bible study, happy hour, movies, and more for the residents to choose from.

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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara

325 W Islay St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 1.1 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Residents of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara, (formerly)Alexander Court Memory Care, thrive in amenity rich surroundings that are combined with sophisticated programming .We take a Sensory Integration approach to memory care. This program encourages residents to participate; enhances their...

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Day trips and outings
4.7(57 reviews)

Thank you for keeping my sister and I connected. I appreciate the video chats and love that you make it available for her. Even though I am out of state, I feel very connected to her, thanks to staff.

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Villa Santa Barbara

227 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 1.7 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Live life in style at Villa Santa Barbara, where residents can soak up the Southern California sun and enjoy desired amenities and services fit for the American Riviera. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...

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Day trips and outings
4.3(54 reviews)

All of the reports I got were excellent, I asked my loved one how the food was and he said it was great. This facility was much better than the other communities we looked at. It's an excellent choice and...

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Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara

1820 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 1.0 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care

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Welcome home to The Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara, providing individualized residential care for seniors living with age-related cognitive impairment, specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Emphasis is placed on respect for our residents, and acceptance of who they are today, as they...

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Day trips and outings
5.0(2 reviews)

We chose Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara because it was focused on memory care. I like that they are very involved with Alzheimer's and their staff is well trained in all different areas. They have an app where...

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Alexander Gardens

2120 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | (< 1 mile) from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Alexander Gardens is a spectacular historic home nestled in the Mission area of downtown Santa Barbara, amongst lush, stunning gardens. Concern for the care and needs of seniors has been a hallmark of Alexander Gardens, since the original family built 'casitas' for their elderly loved ones....

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Day trips and outings
4.3(4 reviews)

It is a lovely facility. It is an older estate donated by the family years ago to be an assisted living home. It almost could operate as a bed and breakfast, it is that nice. A couple of things we learned...

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Villa Alamar Memory Care

45 E Alamar Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | (< 1 mile) from Santa Barbara center

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Villa Alamar opened in 1996 and quickly became the golden standard of memory care in Santa Barbara, California. Its architectural features are uniquely suited for the care of residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia: Here, residents enjoy freedom to continuously explore and...

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Day trips and outings
5.0(1 review)

From what we have been able to see of the community it is very clean, and the staff members we have encountered are very friendly. As of lately they are starting to bring back the activities, the residents...

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Cliff View Terrace

1020 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 | 2.6 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Cliff View Terrace residents become part of our family. Our goal is for our residents to feel that Cliff View Terrace is home. The luxurious yet comfortable accommodations and caring staff with decades of experience distinguish Cliff View Terrace as the premier facility in Southern California. ...

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Mariposa at Ellwood Shores

190 Viajero Dr, Goleta, CA 93117 | 7.8 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Mariposa at Ellwood Shores Assisted Living in Santa Barbara County is a warm, inviting senior living community designed for your comfort and care.Here, you’ll find Independent and Assisted Living as well as Memory Care options, with amenities and activities designed to promote optimum well-being...

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Day trips and outings
4.7(23 reviews)

I would highly recommend them. I did a lot of research before selecting a place, and It's exactly what I was looking for. It's a smaller community with more of a family atmosphere. My mom is definitely...

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Atria Las Posas

24 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010 | 40.3 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Celebrate your independence at Atria Las Posas! Entertain family and friends in the courtyard and enjoy the outdoor grill. Or take advantage of all the community has to offer inside, including a movie room with projector screen, an upgraded salon, and a fitness center with senior-friendly...

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Day trips and outings
4.3(52 reviews)

I spent 6 months respite care at Atria Las Posas in Camarillo. The staff was great ?? very friendly and proactive - seeking to help and problem solve without needing to be prompted. It’s a family atmosphere...

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Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard

2211 E Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036 | 36.4 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Oxnard, CA. Our assisted living apartments and exquisite memory care neighborhood offers luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each...

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Day trips and outings
4.9(133 reviews)

We chose Pacifica Senior Living because my loved one had friends who were already here and enjoying their experience and so she felt more comfortable moving here. The communication has been great with...

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Oakmont of Riverpark

901 Town Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036 | 34.9 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Oakmont of Riverpark is a premier senior living community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of Riverpark provides exceptional quality, comfort and care with five-star services and amenities. Residents enjoy a rewarding lifestyle with...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
5.0(5 reviews)

The food at this community is over a five, they have the best food and it is what they are known for. Our mother is always so busy with her friends and the activities they have to offer. We have been so...

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Palms at Bonaventure

111 N Wells Rd, Ventura, CA 93004 | 33.7 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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The Palms is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our elegant dining room serves three chef-prepared meals every day. Activities are an integral part of the lifestyle at The Palms and include arts, crafts, table games, fitness classes, and outings....

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.3(20 reviews)

The staff seems to be concerned about my mom. They seem to be very attentive. The facility is very clean, and it's a very friendly community. It's working out so far so good. We definitely plan on...

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Cypress Place

1200 Cypress Point Ln, Ventura, CA 93003 | 31.7 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Our senior living community in Ventura, California, ensures that life here is exciting, from well-designed apartment homes with convenient features to delicious dining and enriching activity offerings. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, our friendly staff is here to provide you with...

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Day trips and outings
4.1(27 reviews)

We chose Cypress Place because it was closest to my home and also it had more of a homey cozy feel to it as opposed to feeling like a hotel or cruise ship. It just fit his personality the best. They do have...

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Fountain Square of Lompoc

1420 W North Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436 | 45.0 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Fountain Square of Lompoc is located in Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California provides a caring atmosphere for those seniors who are looking for a community to call home. This community offers comfort and safety to its residents. Lompoc provides residents and guests with parks and recreation...

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Day trips and outings
3.5(13 reviews)

I feel the staff have taken great care of my loved one, and feel safe with my loved one being here. This would be a great place for your loved one to be. The staff are very open, accommodating and care to...

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Sage Mountain Senior Living

3499 Grande Vista Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 | 47.3 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Welcome to Sage Mountain Assisted Living and Memory Care. Sage Mountain opened in November 2018, located in Thousand Oaks and offering seniors a homelike setting in an elegant environment. The care team at Sage Mountain has a passion for helping seniors and their families transition through...

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Day trips and outings
3.7(13 reviews)

Beautiful facility but management seems to turn over a lot especially on clinical side and responsiveness suffers. But nice rooms (new/big) and brand new building, good cost.

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Oakmont of Camarillo

305 Davenport St, Camarillo, CA 93012 | 42.8 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Day trips and outings
4.3(4 reviews)

The community is definitely one you should consider for your loved ones. Overall we have had a positive experence. Communication was about average i had to follow up sometimes. I would recommend this...

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Aegis of Ventura

4964 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003 | 30.7 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Aegis of Ventura features an elegant Spanish style architecture that is beautifully enhanced by luscious landscaping and courtyards. Inside, our compassionate staff treats you like a second family -- starting each day with a smile, a hug and engaging conversation. We offer exceptional Assisted...

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Day trips and outings
4.8(2 reviews)

The administrative staff are very friendly, helpful, and caring. The community was great! This is the best of the best, and worthwhile for your family. The food didn't look like the advertisement, but...

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Ventura Townehouse

4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003 | 30.6 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Our retirement community provides a private secure environment for seniors who are seeking a lifestyle free from encumbrance and household worries. From the moment you enter the Ventura TowneHouse, you'll appreciate our enlivening approach to retirement. The lively conversations in the lounge,...

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Cats allowed
4.1(67 reviews)

I like the fact that they have large grounds with trees and places to walk. Many communities are just a building in a busy city area, and I like that you're not stuck inside like that at Ventura. It's...

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GranVida Carpinteria

5464 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013 | 12.3 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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GranVida is a community, a neighborhood of like-minded people who enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of coastal living. Like Carpinteria itself, GranVida embodies small town friendliness, hospitality and social inclusion. As the only senior living and memory care community in Carpinteria, GranVida...

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Day trips and outings
4.6(5 reviews)

This community is great. The location is perfect so close to the ocean so the temperature is perfect. The staff is wonderful very nice and cheerful. I have never seemed the community not clean and well...

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Fillmore Country Club

827 River Street, Fillmore, CA 93015 | 46.2 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Fillmore Country Club is a beautifully designed Senior Community with Assisted Living Services, short-term stays, and an appealing alternative for seniors who need some assistance with their daily routines such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. Located in Fillmore, CA, we are...

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Cats allowed
4.1(12 reviews)

We saw quite a few locations and so we had a good basis for comparison. The reason we went with Fillmore Country Club was because it has a homey feel and it is not as big of a development which is what we...

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Camarillo Senior Living

6000 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 | 44.8 miles from Santa Barbara center

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

The Best Is Yet To ComeExperience what the golden years are really about in our beautiful senior living community in Camarillo, California. Surrounded by nature’s finest display of gardens and walking grounds, you can savor resort-like amenities, luxury dining and an abundance of soul-filling...

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Day trips and outings
3.8(30 reviews)

The caregivers in the Memory Care are attentive, friendly, and kind. Great communication and , since COVID, they send out photos by email to us . We chose this community because when they walked us...

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Ventura Grand Chateau

5430 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 | 31.0 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Mound Guest Home is a memory care center and assisted living community in Ventura, Ventura County, California. Located between Malibu and Santa Barbara, this stunning city can be found right on the blue Pacific Ocean. Go for a relaxing bike ride down the various biking paths, enjoy a day at the...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(2 reviews)

My husband was here for two months before his passing. The staff was competent and caring, taking time with whoever needed the time. The rooms were neat and clean. There was never the smell of urine or “old...

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The Lexington Assisted Living

5440 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003 | 31.7 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Serving our senior community since 1991, our coastal ambiance with a central courtyard & 3 beautifully landscaped acres, year-round heated pool & Jacuzzi. 'Sweet Shop' snack room with snacks and beverages available all day, complete with jukebox that plays 45's. Large, sky-lit, exercise/activity...

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Day trips and outings
3.6(41 reviews)

The staff are just amazing. They are warm, friendly, approachable, and just super people. It's like living in a healthy home environment. The food is good and like home cooking. We searched and visited...

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Aasta Assisted Living

903 Carmen Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 | 41.3 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Royal Gardens of Camarillo is a full service community devoted to the health and well being of our residents both physically and mentally. From our complete wellness staff featuring a Registered Nurse to our exquisite culinary staff featuring our premiere Chef we are positioned to care for your...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.6(64 reviews)

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident I can't say enough wonderful things about Royal Gardens. ]We like that the facility is one floor and lots of outdoor space so the residents don't have to...

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Regency Palms Oxnard

1020 Bismark Way, Oxnard, CA 93033 | 37.0 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Get ready for retirement living that makes you say WOW! At Regency Palms Oxnard, you’ll enjoy the privacy and independence of home living, paired with the comfort and security of having a caring, passionate, dedicated staff available 24 hours a day to help with anything you might need. Spend your...

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Day trips and outings
4.1(10 reviews)

The value for the money here is amazing, especially for the first year. That is one of the main reasons we went with Regency Palms Oxnard as well as the fact that it is a brand new facility. I also really...

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AAA Kindness Care Home II

3811 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454 | 47.2 miles from Santa Barbara center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Assisted Living

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Cost of memory care in Santa Barbara, CA

The average cost of senior living in Santa Barbara is 5,293 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lompoc, CA with an average of 4,345 per month.

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

Financial assistance

In Santa Barbara, 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

Santa Barbara, California, is somewhat car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Santa Barbara include bus routes, train routes, and a public paratransit service. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Santa Barbara has a somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

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Health care

Santa Barbara 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 several hospitals, including Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

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Senior activities

Santa Barbara, California, is known as “The American Riviera.” Seniors in Santa Barbara will enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a city full of art and culture. Stearns Wharf, the city’s top attraction, offers breathtaking views, and seniors can enjoy a water taxi ride to appreciate the scenery. Seniors interested in history or religion will appreciate a tour of the Old Mission Santa Barbara at a discounted rate. This active mission is home to Franciscan Friars and was founded in 1786.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara, Mariposa at Ellwood Shores and Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard are the top rated memory care facilities near Santa Barbara, California. See full list of communities.

There are 46 memory care facilities near Santa Barbara, California. See the full list.

The best memory care facilities near you in Santa Barbara, California are Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara, Villa Santa Barbara, and Mariposa at Ellwood Shores. These memory care communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

The 46 memory care facilities near you in Santa Barbara, California typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, California ranges from $4, 063 to $6, 492. The average Memory Care cost in Santa Barbara, California is $5, 293. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Santa Barbara, California typically starts at $4, 063. 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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