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Memory Care in
Palm Desert, California

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U.S. News and World Report Best Memory Care

Bella Villaggio in Palm Desert, California, offers compassionate caregiving services for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. Through Opal by Leisure Care®, we provide personalized care, getting to know each resident beyond their diagnosis and understanding their life story, and celebrating how that story shapes who they are today.

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Life at Bella Villaggio

Our teams partner with families in dementia care, carrying the weight of caregiving and helping to reestablish balance in family relationships. We see beyond the diagnosis to acknowledge and celebrate the individual. In other words, we are here to provide the experience and resources your loved one needs through intentional, purposeful activities and holistic care, now and in the future.

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The Leisure Care Difference

Today's older adults aren't wrapping up their life's journey, they're seeking a new one. And Leisure Care is here to inspire them to embrace joy and purpose in their lives. For nearly 50 years, we've been reimagining and reinventing senior living, making sure older adults have the most fulfilling, rewarding, and productive opportunities possible.

From our hospitality-based care to our signature programming, we take a beyond-the-body approach to well-being that goes beyond the basics because we know you're anything but. We're paying attention, providing new and innovative ways to help seniors rediscover, reinvigorate and occasionally even reinvent themselves.

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Memory Care Services

Opal is our signature approach to memory care that takes a beyond-the-body approach to care to meet physical, mental, emotional, social, and communal needs. Opal residents participate in a gentle and flexible schedule that includes physical exercise, sensory stimulation, art therapy, dementia-friendly dining, and more. Supporting the whole person can provide an environment where all seniors feel included. We know any diagnosis with memory loss can be difficult and overwhelming, which is why we also serve as a partner to Bella Villaggio residents and their families throughout their care. Our caring staff provides family support groups, as well as art therapy, horticulture therapy, and music therapy, in addition to our innovative, personalized memory care program.
  • Robust Calendar of Daily Activities
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups
  • Art Therapy
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • Dementia-Friendly Dining
  • Care Coordination
  • Health Maintenance
  • Communication Assistance
  • Medication Assistance
  • Mobility & Escort Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Showering & Bathing
  • Personal Appearance & Hygiene Assistance
  • Continence Support & Incontinence Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Designed to Accommodate People with Cognitive Impairments
  • 24-hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Physician

Memory care costs are in addition to monthly fees and are based upon an assessment of individual needs and preferences. Our staff will conduct an evaluation of assisted living services provided on a regular basis.

Memory care costs are in addition to monthly fees and are based upon an assessment of individual needs and preferences. Our staff will conduct an evaluation of assisted living services provided on a regular basis.

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At Bella Villaggio, the details matter everywhere, but it may be most apparent in dementia-friendly dining. Our experienced care team is attentive to the changes that dementia can bring in motor skills and preferences, readily adapting meals and preparing new ones, if needed, to ensure that memory care residents are nourishing their minds, bodies, and spirits.

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PrimeFit Wellness

We believe that wellness is an essential part of living well. Our memory care residents work with our PrimeFit instructors to stay physically active, while also engaging is research-based and science-backed therapies that engage and stimulate the mind and body.

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Floor Plans

Bella Villaggio offers private and neighbor suites licensed for memory care. Our memory care neighborhood features a secured outdoor courtyard and each apartment is designed to support seniors with memory impairment. Memory care apartments feature individual climate controls, a smoke and alarm system, and a 24-hour emergency and response system.

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Today's senior living offers unprecedented opportunities. One of the first questions that potential residents and families ask is how much those opportunities will cost. Our advisors are here to provide full pricing transparency into our rates and fees and help you navigate paying for senior living.


* Pricing is subject to change. Contact us for details. Rates include lowest level of care.

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Visit Us for a Tour

Better with age, exceptional with us!
Come and see how Bella Villaggio Memory Care in Palm Desert, CA, is helping seniors rediscover (and sometimes reinvent) themselves.

Located at the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert, CA, and near world-class shopping, dining, and medical facilities, Bella Villaggio is the perfect backdrop to an ideal senior living experience. Just a short drive from the Palm Springs International Airport, our ideal location provides seniors convenient access to worldwide travel while also enjoying local shopping and dining at the boutiques and restaurants of El Paseo Drive. Our assisted living residents and their families have peace of mind knowing that our California community is located near some of the top medical facilities in the Palm Desert area, including Eisenhower Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital, and Loma Linda University Health.

Bella Villaggio Reviews

20 Resident and Family Reviews
4.8 out of 5(20 Comments) *
Management is very attentive to the residents. They know us by name. The staff always communicates with me when I visit. Facilities are very clean and cared for. - U.S. News and World Report Survey 2024
I am so happy my mom is in a clean safe environment. I can sleep at night knowing she’s ok. - U.S. News and World Report Survey 2024
Bella Villaggio has been a Godsend for my entire family. Staff at all levels are kind, helpful and available to assist me with lifestyle challenges. The space is beautiful, clean & comfortable. I love participating with other residents socially in dining, exercise and fun activities! - U.S. News and World Report Survey 2024
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Palm Desert Memory Care Q&A

There are more than 15 memory care facilities near Palm Desert, California, but only one Leisure Care, community: Bella Villaggio, which provides high-quality memory care services in a luxurious setting.

There are numerous top-rated memory care facilities near Palm Desert, California, and you can use California’s Department of Aging website to look into which memory care option may be best for you and your family.

Though each memory care community is different, often, the benefits of memory care include personalized care that is tailored to the uniqueness of each resident to ensure optimum comfort, health, and wellness.

The differences between assisted living and memory care are slight, as memory care communities often provide the same amenities and services that assisted living does. The difference is that memory care offers residents an environment that is better-optimized to dementia, in addition to increased supervision.

The average cost for monthly memory care in Palm Desert, California, is $4,525, according to the latest Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

It can sometimes be difficult to determine if a loved one should reside in an assisted living or memory care community, but there are often a few indicators, which can include a loved one’s:

  • Isolation
  • Lack of safety
  • Wandering

If you find that your loved one is experiencing isolation or lack of safety, or you have seen an increase in their wandering, a memory care community may be the right place for them. You can read more signs at “10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Move to Memory Care,” which might help you make the decision that is right for you and your loved one.

License # 331880645
40-235 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA
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