Downsizing is often the best option for seniors who want to cut costs or have medical problems requiring constant care. Selling their homes could provide them with additional funds to cover their retirement and other medical expenses. It also relieves them of managing a house, which in itself can bring stress and risk of accidents. There are many options available for senior care.
It is important that seniors understand their options to find a place best suited for their care needs and still allow them to thrive physically and mentally. Caring.com has created a few guides with an online directory to help seniors navigate the nearby assisted living facilities in California.
The sunny state of California offers miles of sandy beaches, rolling mountains, and beautiful weather year-round, making it a top retirement destination. Overall, it ranks 24th in the nation on Caring’s Senior Living Report based on factors such as access to health care, crime statistics, and regional air quality. In the Quality of Life category, California is ranked second in the country for its high number of public libraries, parks, and public transit options. The state is home to world-class medical facilities, including UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. It also has a range of long-term care options for those who need help with daily activities, including over 7,400 assisted living facilities. For older adults who need long-term residential services, assisted living rates come in several hundred dollars higher than the national average at $5,250.
These guides provide more information on assisted living rates in California and how costs compare throughout the state, to nearby states, and to other types of care within California. It also lists some statewide nonprofit and government resources to help older adults obtain care, a summary of Medi-Cal benefits, and an overview of the regulations that govern assisted living facilities in the state. Click the below links to learn more: