Assisted Living in California
The AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory features consumer reviews, photos and descriptions of services offered by each facility in California in order to help you find the right accommodations and care for your loved one. AgingCare’s average customer rating for communities in California is 4.2 stars based on 7,466 consumer reviews.
There are over 5,856 assisted living facilities to choose from in California. The average cost for assisted living in California is $3,750 per month, which is below the national average of $3,892 per month.
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Information and Resources for Assisted Living in California
|California facilities listed in the AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory||5,856|
|Assisted Living Regulating Body||California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services, Community Care Facilities|
|% of Population with Alzheimer's||11%|
How Do You Pay For Assisted Living in California?
Care in a California assisted living community is typically paid for by a resident’s private funds (e.g. savings, 401(k), pension, Social Security, etc.), long-term care insurance, and in some cases, VA benefits.
The state of California offers The Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) through Medi-Cal that provides assisted living care for seniors ages 65 and older and disabled individuals ages 21-64. They must currently live in or qualify for nursing home care, but not so much care that it would be challenging or more costly to provide in an assisted living environment. Most recipients are also responsible for paying their own room and board. This program is available state-wide, but there are not providers in every county. Applicants must be willing to live in one of the ten counties with qualifying facilities: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, or Sonoma.
California Assisted Living Licensing Regulations
|Department Charged with Licensing and Inspections||California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services, Community Care Facilities|
|Required Employee Screening|
|Frequency of Inspections|
|Upon Initial Licensing|
|Various Intervals Depending on Facility Performance|
|Every 5 Years|
|Following a Complaint|