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See full list of all 7382 licensed assisted living communities in California for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to search for every licensed assisted living facility in California. If you or your loved one are trying to find a facility in any part of California with kind and caring staff who will assist with daily living tasks such as taking a bath, dressing, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living facility in California that is near your location.

California Assisted Living Types and Costs

California is a large state with a large number of assisted living facilities, adult daycare and nursing homes in a variety of sizes. The types offered are many but the standard regulations for the state of California are as follows:

  1. Each room must be large enough for the occupants to move freely and safely from living space to living space both with and without equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.
  2. There are no minimum square footage limits for each room for the state. Residents are matched to a room according to need.

Facility care types will also vary. You can find adult day care which according to state statistics can be the most affordable option for senior assisted living centers. The only issue is that the person doesn’t live there and the assistance is limited. Then there’s foster care which is typically a private home that can hold up to 2-4 persons and the caregiver lives on site with older adults. Assisted living is typically the most popular and most common in California. The residents live there full time and are assisted with everything from ADLs to bathing and so forth. This is typically where they go prior to a skilled nursing facility. Nursing homes include everything an assisted living community includes but with medically-based care.

The average cost for assisted living communities in California is $4,500 per month. The range is around $3,150 to $5,595 and depends on area and county. For example, Marin County and the San Francisco area are the most expensive, whereas Bakersfield and Madeira are a lot cheaper inland options for assisted living. So, the range for the entire state, due to the size and a grand chasm of socioeconomic scales, will swing wildly between $4,500 and nearly $6,000. This is before any extras including one big one and that’s memory care. That could raise the ante from several hundred to a thousand more per month.

Payment Resources

California has a Medicaid program called Medi-Cal which does not cover assisted living. One of the four Medi-Cal waiver programs does but the cover is limited. It is called The Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP). It will cover some assistance services but it does not cover room and board.

Apart from the aforementioned waiver services, it’s a good idea to use as many resources as you can to help offset the high cost of assisted living in California. Some of those options can be long-term care insurance, life insurance and non-profit organizations for senior care. If you were any kind of public servant like firefighter or police, as well as military, you could have additional benefits as well.

California is a rather daunting state to sift through, but the counties and areas are pretty clear in the affordability rate. With some creative and strategic planning, you can make even California affordable for assisted living if your own private benefits are used until state benefits are needed. In home care ADLs are covered by Medi- Cal and this may be a good place to start. Independence can be encouraged in-home and a nursing home stay could be delayed. Therefore, a more enjoyable life in familiar surroundings can be had.

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