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Cost of California Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in California is $3,750 per month.

The monthly base rate for California assisted living is typically average when compared to neighboring states. California is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in California. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Nevada$3,238
Arizona$3,420
U.S.$3,600
California$3,750
Oregon$3,880
Hawaii$4,000

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching California Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does California require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    California may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by California. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in California. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    California probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in California - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by California?
    California will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as California requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in California.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for California for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a California Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhcs.ca.gov.

Helpful California Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in California? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the California licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division
ccld.ca.gov
(916) 651-3456
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in California? Your local California long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of California
aging.ca.gov
Local: (916) 419-7510
Tollfree: (800) 231-4024
Tollfree TDD: (800) 735-2929
Are you aware of all the California health-based programs available to you? Your California Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
California Department of Health Services
dhcs.ca.gov
Local: (916) 445-4171
Are you familiar with the California Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The California AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in California regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local California AAA below:

Area 1 Agency on Aging
Eureka, CA
(707) 442-3763
Planning and Service Area 2, Area Agency on Aging
Yreka, CA
(530) 842-1687
Passages, Area 3 Agency on Aging
Chico, CA
(530) 898-5923
Area 4 Agency on Aging
Sacramento, CA
(916) 486-1876
Marin County Aging and Adult Services
San Rafael, CA
(415) 473-7118
San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
San Francisco, CA
(415) 355-3555
Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging
Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 602-4172
San Mateo County Area Agency on Aging
San Mateo, CA
(650) 573-3900
Alameda County Area Agency on Aging
Oakland, CA
(510) 577-1900
Sourcewise
San Jose, CA
(408) 350-3200
San Joaquin County Aging and Community Services
Stockton, CA
(209) 468-2202
Area 12 Agency On Aging
Sonora, CA
(209) 532-6272
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Aptos, CA
(831) 688-0400
Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging
Fresno, CA
(559) 600-4405
Kings Tulare Area Agency on Aging
Visalia, CA
(559) 623-0199
Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging
Bishop, CA
(760) 873-6364
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 925-9554
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
Ventura, CA
(805) 477-7300
Workforce Development Aging and Community Services
Los Angeles, CA
(888) 202-4248
County of San Bernardino Area Agency on Aging
San Bernardino, CA
(909) 891-3700
Riverside County Office on Aging
Riverside, CA
(951) 867-3800
Office on Aging Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 480-6450
Aging and Independence Services
San Diego, CA
(800) 339-4661
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging
El Centro, CA
(442) 265-7030
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 482-7252
Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties
Clearlake, CA
(707) 995-3744
Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 565-5950
Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano
Vallejo, CA
(707) 644-6612
El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging
Placerville, CA
(530) 621-6150
Stanislaus County Aging and Veteran Services
Modesto, CA
(209) 558-8698
Merced County Area Agency on Aging
Merced, CA
(209) 385-7550
Monterey County Area Agency on Aging
Salinas, CA
(831) 755-4466
Kern County Aging and Adult Services
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 868-1000
United Indian Health Center
Smith River, CA
(707) 487-4463

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Gridley
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