7819 Assisted Living Communities in California

Sagebrook Senior Living At San Francisco

$4,345/month
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2750 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care  ·  Hospice Agency
Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco (formerly Eden Villa) is an assisted living community that is known for the wonderful care that our hardworki

Portola Gardens

$5,595/month
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350 University Street, San Francisco, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Experience the nostalgia of living at Portola Gardens, a historic site established and preserved for meeting the needs of seniors. Portola Gardens is

Almavia Of San Francisco

$5,295/month
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1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Our commitment to each of our residents we serve is to offer high quality living with services and amenities that promote independence, that foster d

Victorian Manor

$3,950/month
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1444 Mc Allister Street, San Francisco, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Hospice Agency
WELCOME! Victorian Manor is one of San Francisco’s finest assisted living facility serving residents for both long-term living, as well as short-ter

Elmcroft of Point Loma

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3423 CHANNEL WAY, San Diego, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Elmcroft of Point Loma is located in the Point Loma area of San Diego and offers Memory Care services to seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer’s,

Nazareth House San Rafael

$3,300/month
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245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA
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Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite 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

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

$7,900/month
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1010 SECOND STREET, Lafayette, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care

Oakmont Of Santa Clarita

$3,800/month
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28650 NEWHALL RANCH RD, Valencia, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom  ·  Two Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite 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

Addie Meedom House

$2,950/month
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1445 PARKWAY DRIVE, Crescent City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
We appreciate the trust you place in us to provide the best in care and support for you or your loved one. It's a bond we take seriously and it guides

Almavia Of Camarillo

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

Nikkei Senior Gardens

$4,455/month
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9221 ARLETA AVE., Pacoima, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care

Cornerstone Assisted Living

$3,125/month
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40 Orange Tree Circle, Vacaville, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care
Cornerstone Assisted Living is a new community that caters exclusively to those with assisted living needs. Our mission is to provide a fresh, positiv

Eskaton Village Grass Valley

$3,702/month
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625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Eskaton Village Grass Valley sits among the striking beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills on an attractive 42-acre campus, complete with independent

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

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?

In California, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $3,750, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

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.