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CITY Santa clarita
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Page Reviewed / Updated – April 28, 2024

Santa Clarita, a California city north of Los Angeles, supports more than 221,000 residents. With seniors accounting for over 12% of the population, the city offers many long-term care resources, including assisted living facilities. According to the Genworth 2024 Cost of Care Survey, these communities impose a monthly fee of $5,800. For specialized memory care, Santa Clarita seniors pay a 25% higher rate of $7,250. Local rates for memory care are roughly $560 lower than the state and national median rates. 

In and around Santa Clarita, 50 senior communities offer memory care. The following guide features the top 10 facilities in the area. Paying For Senior Care selected these facilities based on high ratings and favorable reviews by residents and loved ones. Read on to discover more about the dementia care programs, amenities and services offered at these top-tier memory care communities.

Note: Data for Santa Clarita was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oxnard, was used instead.

Atria Santa Clarita

Just off the I-5, Atria Santa Clarita is close to shops, restaurants, medical centers and several hotels for visiting family members. It makes our list for its supportive Life Guidance memory care neighborhood, which boasts all-inclusive amenities and secure common spaces that promote freedom of movement. Thoughtful color schemes aid in depth perception, natural light prevents sundowning and ambient music adds a sensory element to reduce anxiety. The community's Engage Life events offer diverse opportunities for physical, cognitive and social stimulation through gardening, brain fitness activities and reminiscence therapy. Additionally, the memory care calendar contains at least two exercise opportunities per day, including walking, stretching, dancing and restorative yoga.

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  • Purpose-built private apartments and shared suites
  • Personal weekly updates keep family members connected

Oakmont of Santa Clarita

Nestling in the heart of the city, Oakmont of Santa Clarita stands out as a luxury destination for assisted living and memory care. Its Traditions Memory Care program provides structured daily routines and specialized activities that promote sensory and tactile stimulation. Residents participate in physical and brain fitness classes to enhance cognition, along with music, movies, art classes and small group gatherings that encourage social connection. The community's soothing environment features open common areas, a movie theater and a secure outdoor courtyard with garden paths and a putting green. Staff members undergo specialized training to address residents' needs with patience and extra care tailored to their cognitive skills.

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  • Indoor aviary to promote auditory stimulation
  • Private dining options for family gatherings and celebrations

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita rests along Lyons Avenue, offering access to local amenities and medical facilities. The community's memory care program provides a comfortable and supportive environment for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. Its design intends to keep residents as independent as possible, with spacious, easy-to-navigate floor plans and safety features such as a 24-hour security system and emergency alerts in each room. The campus boasts an enclosed courtyard, enabling memory care residents to spend time in nature. The concierge provides information and assists seniors with coordinating appointments, while on-site devotional services allow residents to maintain a consistent spiritual routine.

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  • Supervised group outings to local destinations
  • Dementia-friendly activities include arts and crafts, movie nights, board games and pet therapy

Belmont Village Senior Living Burbank

Belmont Village Senior Living Burbank earns a place on this list for its efforts to support seniors with dementia through its memory enrichment programs and vibrant activities calendar. In addition to its secure memory care neighborhood for seniors with more advanced stages of cognitive decline, the community offers its Circle of Friends memory support program for those with mild cognitive impairments. The program provides a structured schedule of daily therapeutic activities, including painting, gardening, music lessons and educational lectures. As part of the community's commitment to wellness, all memory care residents have the opportunity to engage in ability-focused exercise classes and movement activities in the supervised fitness center.

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  • Licensed nurse and trained staff on-site 24/7
  • Whole Brain Fitness Lifestyle group activities

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

Sitting close to hospitals and health centers, Sunrise at Sterling Canyon offers two memory care programs. The Terrace Club program supports people with early to moderate dementia, and the Reminiscence program caters to residents with more advanced memory loss. The residence ranks as one of the area's finest memory care communities due to its Validation care model. With this approach, caregivers use techniques such as emotion mirroring and rephrasing to help residents feel calm and understood. The community features small, centralized neighborhoods so that residents can navigate their living spaces independently. It also boasts large, secure outdoor spaces to support safe exploration and socialization with loved ones. 

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  • Specialized life skills stations help residents access memories
  • Individual and small group activities tailored to individual interests

Canyon Trails Assisted Living and Memory Care

Canyon Trails Assisted Living and Memory Care rests in West Hills, roughly 30 minutes from Santa Clarita. We consider it a leader in senior living based on its innovative signature GENERATIONS Memory Care program. Life story displays offer visual representations of seniors' life journeys, Tune Into Me creates a personalized playlist of residents' favorite songs and Culinary Creations focuses on preparing familiar recipes. Residents also have opportunities to participate in activities that help minimize stress and agitation, such as music, art and pet therapy. Additionally, Canyon Trails facilitates intergenerational programming and outings to help seniors stay connected with the local community.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and daily room-tidying
  • Access to secured outdoor courtyards and porches

Gardens at Northridge

About 10 miles outside of Santa Clarita, Gardens at Northridge sits near pharmacies, grocery stores and several major hospitals. In this community, residents participate in a range of social and recreational activities, including movie afternoons, arts and crafts, brain exercises and Music and Memories programming. Residents have three apartment floor plans to choose from, all with private bathrooms. The community serves three meals daily in the communal dining room, with accommodations for dementia-specific dietary needs and preferences. It also has a team of caregivers who assist with daily living activities.

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The Gardens at Park Balboa

The Gardens at Park Balboa, in the heart of Southern California, delivers person-centered care for seniors with cognitive conditions ranging from early to late-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Its Safe Haven HAPPINESS Program follows a philosophy of living in the moment. It offers opportunities to participate in stimulating activities such as yoga and Stay Fit exercise classes, short story sessions, art projects and music therapy. Through its comprehensive intake process, the community's staff members learn about each resident's past experiences and present needs to develop a personalized treatment program. The environment comprises an intimate community setting with just 19 bedrooms, open common areas and an enclosed outdoor courtyard to reduce disorientation and promote independence. 

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  • Both private and companion suites available
  • On-site family support group meetings

Ivy Park at Simi Valley

Ivy Park at Simi Valley rests about 20 miles from Santa Clarita and 6 miles from Adventist Health Simi Valley. We include this community on our list for its Evergreen at Ivy memory care neighborhood. This neighborhood includes private studio and one-bedroom apartments, with companion suites available. Residents participate in the EverYou Program, which provides guidance through daily living activities and includes stimulating games that promote cognitive functioning. Additionally, the community features a fitness center, activities studio and library to support socialization and engagement.

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Ivy Park at Woodland Hills

Nestled about 20 miles south of Santa Clarita and minutes from Woodland Hills Medical Center, major roadways, and restaurants, Ivy Park at Woodland Hills stands out for serving individuals across all memory loss stages through its EverYou program. This program is recognized for stimulating activities, daily living assistance and features such as all-day dining at Vine at Ivy Restaurant, enhancing its rank among the region's premier memory care communities. Amenities include an activities studio, a library and a full-service salon, alongside indoor and outdoor lounges for relaxation and socialization. The community is equipped with an emergency response system for swift assistance. Additional services include a hydro spa, bistro and comprehensive pet care, including walking.

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