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Brookdale Scotts Valley

100 Lockewood Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

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Fewer Chores, More FunDo you want to experience a retirement rich in exciting events, activities and programs and free from the burden of household chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and yard work? If that sounds like something you want for your life, we have good news. Your dream retirement...

Westwind Memory Care

160 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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The Westwind Memory Care assisted living community is located in the gorgeous city of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California. This area is known for its natural beauty and its proximity to Monterey Bay. Seniors who love the water and all things nature will love the Santa Cruz atmosphere. The...

Sunshine Villa Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

80 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Listening. Serving. Caring. These things matter to you, and to us. At Sunshine Villa, we offer more than just a beautiful place to live with breathtaking ocean views. We offer a lifestyle that is full of experiences and opportunities with just the right amount of assistance to help you make the...

Paradise Villa

2177 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Aegis of Aptos

125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, CA 95003

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Aegis of Aptos is one of the Santa Cruz areas newest assisted living communities. Located just minutes from beautiful Monterey Bay, Aegis provides high quality assisted living services in a specially designed environment. Innovative programs, and high staffing ratios enable us to provide the...

Saratoga Retirement Community California Villa Assisted Living and Memory Support

14500 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

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We are located just miles from the Saratoga Village and Downtown Los Gatos. Our home city, downtown Saratoga features a year-round farmers’ market, and the Hakone Gardens, located just minutes from our campus, hosts one of the most authentic Japanese-style gardens in North America. Our Assisted...

Cedar Creek

15245 National Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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While Similar to other communities that serve persons with Alzheimer’s and or/dementia, Cedar Creek specializes in their care. All of our staff undergoes specialized training provided by the Alzheimer’s Association as well as rigorous training course provided by our Director of Wellness. In...

Princess Lodge

552 W Hacienda Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

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Princess Lodge is a private assisted living facility that has created a home like environment for residents. Located in beautiful Campbell. California. Princess Lodge is a non-medical assisted living area. You will not find any medical personnel on staff, however, you will find a gathering...

Palm Villas Campbell

3333 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

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One of the great things about Palm Villas is that it offers 24 hour controlled access. This helps to ensure the safety of your loved one. Along with that, there is a fire sprinkler system, and this is also a fully fenced and gated facility to ensure the safety of all residents. There is also a 24...

Belmont Village Los Gatos (Opening Fall 2022)

5121 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

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Belmont Village brings more than two decades of experience to its peerless Assisted Living and award-winning Memory Care. Our newest community in the Bay Area will offer the unique balance of innovative, research-based programming, best-in-class care and resident-centered living that Belmont...

Villa Fontana Retirement

5555 Prospect Road, San Jose, CA 95129

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Here at Villa Fontana Retirement we understand the importance of family. In fact this senior living facility is family owned, so they go from one family to another. Our property is recently remodeled and a beautiful place to live right here in San Jose, CA. We have been in business for 20 years...

Westgate Villa

5425 Mayme Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

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Westgate Villa is an assisted living community providing memory care in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. Our magnificent community is located proximally to the Silicon Valley looking on the mountain view of Hamilton. San Jose city is perfect for relaxation and family getaways. With the...

Campbell Village

290 N San Tomas Aquino Rd, Campbell, CA 95008

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Campbell Village is owned by Premier Senior Care Group. A family operated company whose mission is to create a family-style atmosphere, providing quality care with compassion and understanding. We strive to assure our residents have a safe environment, healthy lifestyle and happiness.  ...

Merrill Gardens at Campbell

2115 South Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008

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Merrill Gardens at Campbell is luxurious, modern and convenient. Take advantage of being connected to a wellness center in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Good Samaritan Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center are also nearby. Most apartments in this modern retirement home...

Atria Almaden NOW OPEN

4610 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118

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Now Open in South San Jose, Atria Almaden is a modern senior living community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. Conveniently located near Thousand Oaks Park and Santana Row, the community offers what you are looking for in...

Brookdale San Jose

1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123

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Experience the Good LifeWhile we are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in San Jose, California, you might get the impression you stumbled upon a family reunion when you show up on our doorstep for the first time. Our team will greet you with warm smiles and you’ll hear the sound of...

Lincoln Glen Manor

2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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Lincoln Glen Manor provides an assisted living community for seniors who are looking to be a part of all that San Jose, Santa Clara County, California has to offer. This community offers the memory care that seniors need along with a great location. The beautiful city of San Jose provides...

Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA 95128

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Belmont Village San Jose

500 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

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Belmont Village of San Jose, California is located in a city that is renowned for its quality of life, beautiful climate, and variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. The facility is ideally situated directly across the street from the famed...

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Learn More About Memory Care in Santa Cruz, CA

A picturesque coastal California gem just south of the Bay Area, Santa Cruz offers many conveniences and attractions typical of a large urban center but still retains the charm of a beach town or seaside resort. An iconic amusement park, unique museums, diverse shopping and dining experiences, and several healthcare facilities combine to make Santa Cruz a well-rounded city with a wide variety of entertainment options. The region’s warm Mediterranean climate provides year-round opportunities to enjoy Santa Cruz to the fullest. Pristine beaches and natural areas, like Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, create all kinds of possibilities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle — and Northern California’s wine country is never far away.

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

Cost of Memory Care in Santa Cruz, CA

The median monthly cost of memory care in 2019 was about $6,300 in Santa Cruz and $6,100 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of memory care in 2019 in the state of California was around $5,000.

Learn More About Santa Cruz, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Cruz are rated nine points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

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

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing109129102107106102

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$90,244 per year$54,913 per year$67,765 per year$35,608 per year$43,394 per year$5,835 per year$1,375 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Santa Cruz include:

Dominican Hospital

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 220+
  • Specialties: emergency care, ICU, joint replacement

Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 30+
  • Specialties: arthroscopy, joint replacement, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Santa Cruz’s climate is classified as warm-summer Mediterranean, meaning the city experiences mild, wet winters and mostly dry summers. The average humidity level is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during February at about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum51°F61°F40°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum64°F75°F53°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 101

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


  • Average annual precipitation: 31″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3211.7%63,0544,949 per square mile2.4

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.4%9.8%1.9%21.1%0.2%5.9%62.6%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Jose: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Santa Cruz County


Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Santa Cruz include:

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
  • The Victorians of Walnut Avenue, Castro Adobe, Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Santa Cruz Wharf

Outdoor attractions in Santa Cruz:

  • Ocean View Park, Neary Lagoon Park, Harvey West Park, Seabright State Beach, Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Moore Creek Preserve, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Neary Lagoon Park
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Santa Cruz’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Regal Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Del Mar Theatre
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival, Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival, Monterey Birding Festival
  • San Lorenzo Park Plaza Shopping Center, Gateway Plaza


Santa Cruz METRO operates bus routes in Santa Cruz and neighboring cities, as well as an express bus to San Jose. For cyclists, Santa Cruz has many facilities catered to bike transit, such as lockers and racks throughout the city to make biking a viable option for transportation within the city. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Santa Cruz.

Frequently asked questions about Memory Care facilities in California

Westwind Memory Care, Atria Almaden NOW OPEN and Willow Creek Alzheimer Care are the top rated memory care facilities near Santa Cruz, California. See full list of communities.

There are 92 memory care facilities near Santa Cruz, California. See the full list.

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