The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Arroyo Grande, CA for 2023

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There are 34 Assisted Living Facilities in the Arroyo Grande area, with 7 in Arroyo Grande and 27 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Arroyo Grande is $3,440 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,750.

To help you with your search, browse the 89 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Arroyo Grande. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Arroyo Grande 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Nipomo with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Arroyo Grande, call (855) 948-3865.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Arroyo Grande

Seniors may appreciate the vintage vibe of Arroyo Grande, California. Founded in 1911, this city prides itself on its charming classic California lifestyle by the sea. Along with the entertainment and amenities seniors can enjoy, there are seven Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) to choose from in the Arroyo Grande city limits, with 33 nearby. Within California, ALFs are referred to as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and are under the jurisdiction of The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CDSS). These facilities are defined as voluntary living arrangements with at least 75 percent of residents age 60 or older. RCFs provide varying degrees of care and supervision in addition to assistance with activities of daily living.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Arroyo Grande

  • Seniors can find a near perfect climate in Arroyo Grande, with summer highs of 70 degrees in July, and a low of 43 degrees in January. With zero inches of snowfall and cool summers, seniors with limited mobility may find it quite easy to be active year-round.

  • Violent crime in Arroyo Grande is rated at 19.0 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is quite low compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is at a low 29.6 compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors can feel safe and secure in this area.

  • The Arroyo Grande area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dignity Health Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • San Luis Obispo County received a poor air quality rating of F from the American Lung Association. Seniors who have a respiratory illness may experience difficulties in this area. 

  • Seniors can enjoy the beautiful weather in Arroyo Grande with a trip to the Cypress Ridge Golf Course. They can also attend the Annual Arroyo Grande Beer Fest, which features more than 40 breweries and 15 restaurants with food and drink pairings.

  • Seniors looking for transportation to dining, shopping and doctors appointments can use the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and SoCo Transit (SCT) buses, both of which offer discounted passes.

Paying for Assisted Living in Arroyo Grande

Assisted Living costs in Arroyo Grande start around $3,440 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 Arroyo Grande 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.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arroyo Grande

The state of California provides financial aid to cover assisted living costs to qualified seniors with limited income. Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program provides the Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) which offers financial assistance for seniors who wish to receive care outside of the home. California does not have any non-Medicaid programs for assisted living costs.

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 Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande 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 Arroyo Grande, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California

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