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All About Assisted Living in California

Should you choose assisted living care?

Figuring out the level of attention you or your loved one needs is an important first step. If you’re searching for further assistance as you grow older but still desire to maintain a degree of self-reliance, an assisted living community may well be a great option for you. Assisted living communities offer a fantastic support system for aging adults that happen to be trying to find a lot more than quick in-home services. If assisted living is right for you, learn all you can about each provider and the care services they supply. All certified health care providers must meet rules and regulations laid out by the state however supplemental care services and amenities will change from service provider to provider.

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What should you expect from an assisted living provider in California?

California regulators stop by licensed care providers regularly to ensure that assisted living facilities offer seniors with certain care services. Residents should expect to see these kinds of care services and more at each licensed care community:

  • Wellness Programs
  • Dining Services and Meal Prep
  • Nursing Staff Care
  • Transportation Services
  • Exercise and Social Activities

What is the average cost of assisted living in California?

The average cost of assisted living services in California is $4,500 per month based on Genworth’s 2018 cost of care survey. That is slightly above the national average in the US that was reported at $4,000 per month. The metropolitan areas that revealed some of the more expensive costs of care included San Francisco, Santa Maria, Salinas and Napa whereas larger cities like Los Angeles and San Diego were closer to the average of the state.

Find more information on state licensing for senior communities in California with New LifeStyles.

Learn more about Assisted Living in the Top Cities in California

San Diego, North County, South County, Escondido, Carlsbad

Orange County, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Coastal Orange County, Costa Mesa

San Francisco, San Jose, Bay Area Peninsula, East Bay, North Bay

Los Angeles, South Bay, West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena

Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast

Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia

Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, Stockton

Lake Forest, Hemet

Top Assisted Living, Assisted Living Residence, Basic Care Facilities, Housing with Services, Supported Living Communities in ca

Villa Fontana Retirement Community

5555 Prospect Rd
San Jose, CA 95129

A blooming place for seniors to live and enjoy precious memories! Our management healthcare experience of over 25 years, complemented with professionally trained, compassionate staff, provides you with a "5-Star...

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Coventry Place

1550 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Set in downtown San Francisco, Coventry Place boasts a stylish mid-rise living. Close to landmark San Francisco attractions, the community's Assisted Living features a dedicated and professional staff available to...

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Cypress at Golden Gate

1601 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Cypress at Golden Gate offers supportive services in an idyllic setting for city living just five blocks from Golden Gate Park. Studio, one- and two-bedroom residences contain spacious, private baths...

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Regency Park Astoria

925 E Villa St
Pasadena, CA 91106

As the newest member of the Regency Park family, Regency Park Astoria offers the best in affordable assisted living and memory care for seniors. Located in close proximity to...

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Regency Park Oak Knoll

255 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Regency Park - Oak Knoll offers the best in assisted living and memory care for seniors. Located in close proximity to Old Town Pasadena, Regency Park - Oak Knoll provides...

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The Fair Oaks

951 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

New and luxurious, The Fair Oaks offers a unique and innovative approach to Independent and Assisted Living. We’ve combined a cruise ship environment with the personalized care options to...

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The Kensington

1580 Geary Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

The Kensington in Walnut Creek delivers beautifully crafted, personal and supportive care in one- and two-bedroom residences. Residences feature kitchenettes, weekly housekeeping and laundry service, and maintenance. Distinguished by the...

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KOKORO - San Francisco

1881 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

KOKORO - San Francisco - Our Assisted Living studios with bath, housekeeping/laundry service are part of a fully-accredited Assisted Living Community offering services to seniors who live independently or may...

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The Sequoias Portola Valley

501 Portola Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Assisted Living studios with bath, housekeeping/laundry are part of a fully accredited Continuing Care Community offering services to seniors who live independently but may need some assistance with daily living...

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The Sequoias San Francisco

1400 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109

Assisted Living studios with bath, housekeeping/laundry are part of a fully accredited Continuing Care Community offering services to seniors who live independently but may need some assistance with daily living...

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The Tamalpais Marin

501 Via Casitas
Greenbrae, CA 94904

Assisted Living studios with bath, housekeeping/laundry are part of a fully accredited Continuing Care Community offering services to seniors who live independently but may need some assistance with...

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Peninsula Del Rey

165 Pierce St
Daly City, CA 94015

Located in the heart of the Peninsula with convenient access to Hwys 101 and 280, Peninsula Del Rey is designed to meet your needs, now and in the future. Our licensed...

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ActivCare 4S Ranch

10603 Rancho Bernardo Rd
San Diego, CA 92127

ActivCare 4S Ranch is a specialized memory care community offering a continuum of care, from early to late stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The ActivCare program incorporates engaging activities...

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ActivCare Bressi Ranch

6255 Nygaard Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Nestled in a charming residential neighborhood near shops and across from a grand park, ActivCare Bressi Ranch is a specialized memory care community. Three levels of memory care are offered...

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ActivCare Mission Bay

2440 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

ActivCare Mission Bay is designed exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This vibrant memory care community features three levels of care to serve the residents’ changing needs and...

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ActivCare Rolling Hills Ranch

850 Duncan Ranch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Adjacent to a lush park, ActivCare Rolling Hills Ranch is a specialized memory care community designed exclusively for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This vibrant community offers engaging activities...

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Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

Boasting an award-winning senior care and Dining-by-Design program, Alta Vista Senior Living offers residents a uniquely vibrant living experience with innovative accommodations, an industry-leading activities program, a popular Transitions program...

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Atherton Baptist Homes

214 S Atlantic Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91801

Atherton is a Continuing Care Retirement Community offering four various levels of care. When assisted living is required, Atherton offers residents freedom from the day-to-day chores necessary to run...

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Carlton Senior Living

3800 Walnut Ave
Fremont, CA 94538

Making the decision to move to a senior living community can be difficult, but most new Carlton Senior Living residents wish they had made that decision much sooner! Carlton Senior...

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Carlton Senior Living

1000 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

Are your parents truly independent and able to care for themselves? Are they able to drive? Do they remember to take their medications on time and in the right amounts?...

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Chateau On Capitol Avenue, The

2701 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95816

Offering Independent Living and Assisted Living, The Chateau on Capitol Avenue is located in Sacramento’s vibrant mid-town location within close proximity to award-winning dining, art galleries shopping and entertainment. Thoughtfully-designed studio...

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Coastal Breeze Assisted Living

1453 San Benito Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075

There's no place like home. Coastal Breeze for those that mean the most! Our elegant home is full of loving care. Respecting your independence, our around-the-clock staff adjusts to meet...

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Coastal Breeze Assisted Living

740 Santa Paula
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Our Beach Cottage setting makes our Lomas Santa Fe/Solana Beach home comfortable and cozy. The 6 bedroom cottage is sur­rounded by mature gardens and lovely patio dining. Our rates include customized services to suit...

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Coastal Breeze Assisted Living

2189 Crownhill Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

Coastal Breeze for those that mean the most! SCHEDULE A TOUR!  (858) 252-6340 Our elegant home is full of loving care. We are proud to be in this prestigious location...

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Coastal Breeze Assisted Living

1040 Solana Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014

There's no place like home. Coastal Breeze for those that mean the most! Prestigious Del Mar home has Panoramic Ocean Views. Enjoy your bright and airy private room. Custom...

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