Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia is a severe and developing problem. In reality, one in ten people over 65 years old has Alzheimer's dementia. As Orange's senior population continues to increase (18.66% between 2013 to 2018), so are concerns about aging and the possibility of cognitive impairment.
Between 2013 and 2018, the number of over 65 deaths in Orange caused or partly caused by Alzheimer's disease grew by 18.84%. In fact, deaths from all causes for the same age group climbed by only 9.66%, indicating that Alzheimer's is a developing concern in the region. Alzheimer's disease is responsible for a higher proportion of senior mortality than the rest of the nation (10.72% in Orange vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
To assist families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of cognitive impairment in locating the necessary assistance and care for their loved ones, we created a summary that provides information about cost, financial options for memory care, and more.
Memory care costs around $6,011 per month on average in Orange County, while the average cost of memory care across the country is $5,294 per month.
It's important to know that the cost of memory care in Orange County and the nearby suburbs can vary a lot depending on location, the level of care needed, the size of the apartment, and the amenities each community offers.
Find out more about these programs and who are eligible on our page about California Memory Care.
Many families pay for memory care with their own money or assets, but there are plenty of other ways to cover these costs. Some other ways to pay for dementia care costs are:
There are many government agencies and non-profit organizations in Orange County and the surrounding area that help seniors who are looking for or already living in a memory care community. These organizations can also help with geriatric care management, estate planning, elder law advice, finding home care, and health and wellness programs, among other things.
Memory care communities in the Orange County area must follow the same laws and regulations that all memory care communities in California must follow.