7803 Assisted Living Communities in California

Lincoln Villa Assisted Living

$3,500/month
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41040 Lincoln Street, Fremont, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Lincoln Villa provides 24-hour care and supervision for ambulatory and non-ambulatory elderly adults. We offer room and board in a home-like surroundi

Brookdale Redwood City

$3,995/month
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485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care
Brookdale Redwood City is a premier senior living community in Redwood City, CA. Here, you can choose the Independent Living or Assisted Living ser

Hollenbeck Palms

$2,850/month
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573 S Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Respite Care
Hollenbeck Palms is a large Continuing Care Retirement Community in Los Angeles. They have been around for over 100 years and are laid out on a 8.5 ac

Carlton Senior Living Poet's Corner

$5,895/month
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540 Patterson Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA
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Suite  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Carlton Senior Living Poet’s Corner is a senior living community dedicated to dementia memory care and enhanced assisted living for seniors who are

Montclair Royale

$1,600/month
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9685 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
The picturesque location of Montclair Royale, set amidst the San Bernardino Mountains, is the backdrop for the residence’s premium accommodations fo

Piedmont Gardens

$3,163/month
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110- 41st Street, Oakland, CA
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Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
Welcome to Piedmont Gardens! We hope you like what you see on our profile and would love to meet you in person. Please contact us to schedule a tour

Sunrise Of San Rafael

$4,830/month
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111 MERRYDALE ROAD, San Rafael, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Located in the heart of beautiful Marin County, California, Sunrise of San Rafael offers assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Sa

Mercy Retirement & Care Center

$6,405/month
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3431 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
Mercy Retirement and Care Center is located in a beautiful setting in Oakland, Calif. that provides residents with spectacular views of Oakland Hills

Pinole Senior Village

$2,879/month
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2850 Estates Avenue, Pinole, CA
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Studio  ·  Two Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Situated in the broad, scenic bay area Pinole, California, Pinole Senior Village provides quality affordable retirement living, assisted living and me

Brookdale Loma Linda

$2,195/month
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25585 VAN LEUVEN, Loma Linda, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care
Brookdale Loma Linda allows your loved ones to have the best of both worlds: the freedom and privacy of Independent Living, along with a broad range o

Kingsley Manor

$2,725/month
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1055 N Kingsley Dr, Los Angeles, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Kingsley Manor is an award-winning senior living community in the heart of Hollywood. They offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursi

Oakmont Gardens

$3,960/month
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301 White Oak Dr. , Santa Rosa, CA
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One Bedroom  ·  Two Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care
Welcome to Oakmont Gardens! We are nestled into the community of Oakmont which has a beautiful golf course, polo field, and several community centers

The Avenue

$4,350/month
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1035 Van Ness Avenue , San Francisco, CA
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Welcome to the Avenue! Our luxurious senior facility in San Francisco has the staff, amenities, and services that ensure the best assisted living expe

Sunrise Of San Mateo

$3,600/month
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955 South El Camino Real , San Mateo, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Sunrise of San Mateo, CA, located on El Camino Real, stops at nothing to ensure residents fully enjoy the Sunrise Signature Experience. From our home-

Carlton Senior Living Fremont

$2,495/month
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3800 Walnut Avenue, Fremont, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care
At Carlton Senior Living Fremont, we know that finding the right community is not an easy task, nor one to be taken lightly. We pride ourselves on ha

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.