2562 communities in California

Brookdale Stockton

$2,395/month
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6725 INGLEWOOD AVENUE, Stockton, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

The Parkview

$5,500/month
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100 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Comfort, security, and self-confidence are emphasized as a philosophy of daily living for residents at The Parkview, which is an Eskaton-managed commu

Drake Terrace

$4,400/month
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275 LOS RANCHITOS ROAD, San Rafael, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Tucked in the hills of Marin County, Drake Terrace offers a continuum of care with Independent and Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. There is a

Oakmont Of Santa Clarita

$3,800/month
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28650 NEWHALL RANCH RD, Valencia, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

Belmont Village Albany Senior Living

$5,700/month
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1100 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Belmont Village Albany, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley*, embraces Albany’s community-oriented character while sharing the be

Almavia Of Camarillo

$4,100/month
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2500 NORTH PONDEROSA DRIVE, Camarillo, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Oakmont of Redding

$4,495/month
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2150 Bechlli Lane, Redding, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care

Acacia Creek

$3,300/month
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34400 Mission Blvd. , Union City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
Welcome to Acacia Creek Retirement Community! The Acacia Creek Lifestyles culture incorporates leading research on healthy living and aging. We are

Peninsula Reflections

$6,800/month
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205 Collins Avenue, Colma, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Welcome to Peninsula Reflections, where we offer assisted living, memory care, respite care and hospice care. Our newly remodeled community is locate

Nazareth House San Rafael

$3,300/month
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245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
We, the Sisters of Nazareth, aim to share the love of God through our ministries of care and education and our openness to respond to the needs of the

Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay

$3,190/month
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8550 Barton Road, Granite Bay, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay is designed to provide the ultimate in Lodge Living. You'll appreciate the way our community is uniquely nestled among acres

Tiffany Court Of Walnut Creek

$3,895/month
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1866 San Miguel Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care
Tiffany Court is an intimate care center located just to the east of San Francisco. The Center provides assisted living and respite care for seniors

Eskaton Village Placerville

$3,558/month
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3380 Blairs Lane, Placerville, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Nestled amidst the scenic ridges above the historic town, Eskaton Village Placerville’s 63-acre campus is thoughtfully designed to complement the be

Moraga Royale

$3,500/month
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1600 Canyon Road, Moraga, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Welcome to the Moraga Royale and to the experience you are sure to enjoy. Get the feeling of country living in the unique and beautiful town of Moraga

Encino Terrace Senior Living

$2,750/month
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16025 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care
Encino Terrace Senior Living is a community situated in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, near Los Encinos State Historic Park. Here, older adults
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California is the most populous state in the Union, with nearly 40 million people, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Golden State has always had a reputation for great beaches, majestic redwood forests and a thriving local economy. If California stood on its own, it would be roughly the fifth-richest country in the world. This prosperity, which runs the gamut from agriculture such as strawberries and avocados to tech companies such as Google and Facebook, has driven some of the fastest economic growth of the last century. California’s state bird is the quail and its flower is the golden poppy, both offbeat choices that match the quirky character of California’s unique culture. Most of the people here cluster near the coast, in quaint beach communities such as Santa Cruz and Monterey, as well as the state’s biggest cities, such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, which is itself part of a vast and sprawling Bay Area community that includes Oakland and San Francisco.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a common option for aging citizens who could use help with their daily routine. When Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing and dressing become difficult or dangerous for seniors to do on their own, extra assistance helps them live more active, rewarding lives.

What does Assisted Living Cost in California?

California’s assisted living communities cluster close to the biggest population centers, with two big groupings in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area communities. There’s also a string of communities running the length of the state through the Central Valley in cities such as Fresno. The average cost of assisted living in California is $3,750 a month. This is slightly higher than the national average in the U.S. of $3,600 a month.

In 2018, California had a senior population of around 6 million. This is up from 4 million in 2008, but still not as high as the 9 million projected for 2030.

How is Assisted Living in California affected by Laws and Taxes?

As the state with the most people, California has a diverse population that includes skyscraper-dwelling city folk to ultra-rural ranchers and mountaineers. The state has virtually every climate you can imagine, from frigid mountain passes to sweltering deserts and balmy beaches. The government and people of California have done their best over the years to make their state a welcoming place for retired seniors with advantageous tax laws and other benefits, many of which can be looked up at the Department of Social Services website.

California has laws and tax systems that can be friendly for seniors. The state’s income tax, for example, includes a Senior Head of Household status that can save you up to 2 percent of your total taxable income, from whatever source. You could also qualify for a Senior Earned Income tax credit that averages $111 per individual taxpayer, or $222 per married couple. The state also allows very generous benefits when selling or transferring real estate. Prescription drugs and medical supplies, such as walkers, canes and bath chairs, are exempt from the state’s 10-percent sales tax. Some meals are also tax-free, such as regular meal service for aging citizens over the age of 62 who live in a community with prepared meals. Information about California’s senior-friendly tax programs are published on the state’s Board of Equalization website for seniors.

When you work with our Seniorly Guides to find a home to love, this is always a free service for families. The Seniorly Guide is compensated directly from the community you eventually select in California.

How is Assisted Living in California regulated?

All of the state's 7,545 registered assisted living communities are held to high standards and routinely inspected for compliance in several fields that affect residents' quality of life. A short list of what the state regulates includes:

• Staff training

• Cleanliness and hygienic procedures

• Food quality and availability

• Resident reviews and complaints, which may be submitted anonymously

• Community standards for facility maintenance, code compliance, safety and noise

• Seniors' activity schedules, which are expected to at least offer a regular set of excursions and group activities for residents

• Medication assistance, compliance with state health care guidelines, and standards of care

Assisted living in California is above average by national standards in that local communities must adhere to strict informed-consent laws unique to the state. Resident's decisions, or those of their families and other trusted caretakers, are expected to be informed by a full, fair and honest description of services and care options, with regular surveys undertaken to gauge how informed and engaged families feel in the assisted living process.

Politics in California

California has been a blue state in every election cycle since 1992, and has a state government that leans heavily toward the Democratic Party. It also practices a level of direct democracy that’s almost unheard of in other states, with a statewide referendum system that allows small numbers of activists to place questions on the ballot with only a few thousand signatures. This sometimes results in wide swings in legislation, as an issue suddenly becomes hot news, gets voted up or down in a referendum, and then even the state constitution may be amended by popular demand.

Facts About California

• California is the go-to spot for multiple animal migrations each year, such as the famous swallows returning to the mission at San Juan Capistrano and the Monarch butterfly migration from Mexico in the winter. Interestingly, these butterflies only live six months, so the generation that makes each trip is made up of the grandchildren of the last group.

• California has more electric cars and vegetarians per capita than any other state. It also has more people who admit to self-promotion on social media (77 percent) than anywhere else.

• The name "California" comes from a medieval Spanish work of fiction about a mythical island in the western sea, where paradise reigns and nobody ever dies. When the first Spanish explorers found the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, they assumed it was an island and named it for their imagined paradise. The name stuck through the Mission era and beyond.