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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Aptos, CA for 2024

Also serving communities of Soquel, La Selva Beach.

There are 71 Assisted Living Facilities in the Aptos area, with 2 in Aptos and 69 nearby.

To help you with your search, browse the 733 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Aptos. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Aptos 4.92 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Aptos

Aptos is a quaint seaside village on the California coast, nestled against the mountains to the east of Santa Cruz. Only 6,200 people live in Aptos, but 21 percent of the town's residents are seniors age 65 and over. No fewer than 65 assisted living facilities operate inside and close to Aptos, where independent seniors can get the help they need with normal activities of daily living (ADLs). Like all residential care facilities in the state, Aptos' assisted living communities are licensed by the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Aptos

  • The weather in Aptos is typical of California's central coast. Summer highs are mild and rarely rise above the average of 76 degrees. Equally mild winters see average low temperatures of 41 degrees. Ocean currents bring at least 31 inches of rain a year to Aptos. The heavily forested slopes over Aptos often send tree pollen into town, which can irritate the allergies of seniors with asthma.
  • The cost of living can be quite high in Aptos. Costs for all expenses combined average more than double the national average, though much of this is in the high cost of housing in Aptos. Healthcare is comparatively affordable, at roughly 7 percent less than the average cost nationwide.
  • Crime rates in Aptos are very low. Across all categories, rates of reported crime in Aptos range between half and three-quarters the national averages. Violent crime is even less common in Aptos, with many types of violence seeing zero reports for years at a time.
  • The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Metro) operates public transportation in Aptos, as well as the rest of Santa Cruz County. Several buses and trains cover an area from just south of San Jose to Watsonville, with disabled ride and discount service for seniors.
  • The Aptos area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Watsonville Community Hospital and Dignity Health Dominican Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Aptos has an array of community resources for seniors, including Project SCOUT, an organization that provides free tax and other financial assistance to seniors age 60 and over, as well as at least three senior centers.

Paying for Assisted Living in Aptos

Assisted Living costs in Aptos start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Aptos and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Cities in California

Morgan Hill

$4,445

Scotts Valley

$4,260

Santa Cruz

$4,122

US

$4,000

Gilroy

$3,500

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Aptos

Low-income seniors in Aptos may be able to get help paying some or all of the cost of assisted living care through Medi-Cal's Home and Community Based Services, Assisted Living Waiver. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

Financial Assistance in California

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Aptos

Aptos and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Aptos, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Aptos

Aptos-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in California

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Frank

I visited this facility

Review of Aegis of Aptos

Aegis of Aptos was gorgeous. It was like a 4-star hotel. The apartments were unfurnished but clean, bright, good-sized, and comfortable. The staff who assisted us with the tour was fantastic. She...

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Debra

I visited this facility

Review of Aegis of Aptos

My friend will be moving into Aegis of Aptos. It's beautiful, the people are friendly, and I got a nice tour. I didn't see the food, I just passed by the dining area. The room I chose for him is...

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merry-mary

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Seaview Guest Home

It's a small house with a great ocean view. It accommodates six residents max. I love the garden patio as well. The staff is great and food is delicious. There is a ramp for wheelchairs and room to...

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