18 Assisted Living Facilities near Carmel, CA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Carmel, CA

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Carmel Valley Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
8545 CARMEL VALLEY ROAD, Carmel, CA 93923
"My parents decided to sell their home and move to the Manor in 1998. It was one of the best decisions they ever made. The quality of everything in this facility is top notch and when my father came..." More

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Cottages of Carmel

Provides: Assisted Living
26245 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923
"Cottages of Carmel was a wonderful place for my mother to spend her final 3 years. The care and compassion starts at the top with Julie and Gina, and filter all the way down to the med techs, the..." More

Flanders Court of Carmel

Provides: Assisted Living
25661 Morse Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
" The physical set-up of Flanders Court is simultaneously gracious, secure, and homey. The handsome garden and patio are integrated into the living area. Internally, residents have access to ..." More

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Caring Star 2022

The Park Lane

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
"I went to look at The Park Lane. I like the vibe, feeling of the people, and food. The staff was very good. They had a lot of choices for food, and it tasted good. They have a refrigerator and a..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise of Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
1110 Cass St., Monterey, CA 93940
"Sunrise of Monterey was a very nice and beautiful facility. The only issue is it's fairly small, so there's limited activities. It also does not have skilled nursing or an independent living mix..." More
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GoodLife Assisted Living Home

Provides: Assisted Living
2035 Baldwin Ct., Seaside, CA 93955
"We strive to provide professional and loving care within a comfortable home environment. Specifically, we cater to those who suffer from memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of..." More

Forest Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
551 Gibson Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
"Forest Hill Manor has a very nice atmosphere and is in a good location. The rooms have a view of the Pacific Grove lights. They have a very nice restaurant, a library, an exercise room, craft..." More

Coastal Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
3121 Messinger Drive, Marina, CA 93933
"My mother is currently in hospice care at Coastal Care Home. Rose, the owner, is very sweet and caring. She considers all of her patients as family and it comes through loud and clear in the care..." More

Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Iris Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940
"We chose Merrill Gardens at Monterey because they gave us a really good rate on the care. My grandfather is in the assisted living and my grandmother is in the memory care, and so far it's..." More

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Carmelo Park

Provides: Assisted Living
966 Carmelo Street, Monterey, CA 93940
"Carmelo Park is pretty large, and they have a lot of clients. It seemed nice, and they gave me an excellent tour. The person there was very accommodating and gave me a very good tour. It's a good..." More

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Canterbury Woods - Pacific Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
"My dad moved into assisted living at Canterbury Woods - Pacific Grove. It looks very nice. He knows several people who currently live there and he's able to work out a deal where his current home..." More

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Ave Maria Rcfe #1

Provides: Assisted Living
1249 Josselyn Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940
"Ave Maria was recommended to us, so we chose this facility. The staff were good. The rooms were modern and very clean. It's really very nice. The food seems to be very good. Their dining room..." More

Anjelica's Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
555 FRANCIS AVE, Seaside, CA 93955

Drake House

Provides: Assisted Living
399 DRAKE AVENUE, Monterey, CA 93940

Gateway Center of Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
850 CONGRESS AVENUE, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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Songbird Home in the Country

Provides: Assisted Living
15961 toro hills ave, Salinas, CA 93908
"Songbird Care Homes is a California State-licensed* Board & Care Facility for ages 65+. We have two homes located in Salinas, CA and North Monterey County, offering personalized care in..." More

Pacific Rest Residential Care Facility

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Aptitude Habilitation Services

Provides: Assisted Living
3028 Independence Ave., Marina, CA 93933

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Carmel

    Carmel, California, was founded in 1771 with a vision of developing a village by the sea. Today, this seaside town is home to 3,722 people, 36% of whom are aged 65 or older. Some of these seniors may need help with the tasks of daily living, and there are three assisted living facilities within the city limits to accommodate them. Another 15 facilities are available in neighboring communities, such as Grove and Marina.

    In Carmel and the rest of California, assisted living facilities are known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and are regulated by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Carmel

    •  At 268, Carmel's cost of living is more than double the national average of 100 and the state average of 168. This is due mostly to housing costs that are seven times the national average. Family members moving to Carmel to be near relatives in assisted living facilities may find it expensive to live here.
    • At 12.3, Carmel has a violent crime rate that's about half the U.S. average of 22.7. However, this city's property crime rate is 40.1, approximately five points higher than the national average of 35.4. Seniors touring assisted living facilities in the area may want to ask what measures are taken to keep residents' belongings secure.
    • Carmel has a moderate climate and summer highs in July reach 67 degrees while winter lows in January hit 43. Carmel does not get any snow, which might make the weather ideal for seniors who prefer snowless locations.
    • EPA measures put Carmel's air quality at 75, 17 points higher than the U.S. average air quality of 58. Seniors with respiratory conditions may breathe easier when outdoors in Carmel.
    • Based on income from pensions and retirement accounts, California fully taxes seniors in Newark and the rest of the state at some of the highest income tax rates in the United States. Social Security benefits are exempt, but California is an unfriendly state for taxes. Seniors on a fixed income may be even more crunched under California's tax structure.
    • Carmel has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Monterey.

    Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Carmel

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $7,000.00 Seaside
    $5,400.00 Carmel
    $4,188.00 Monterey
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,728.00 Salinas

    Assisted Living costs in Carmel start around $5,400 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 Carmel 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.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Carmel

    Residents in Carmel and all of Monterey County aren't eligible for California's Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program, which pays for services in RCFs in several counties. Carmel seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be eligible for an optional state supplement (OSS) to help pay for the RCF costs.

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

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    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 Carmel

    Carmel 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 Carmel, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Carmel

    Carmel-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Carmel

    • Review of Cottages of Carmel

      Cottages of Carmel was a wonderful place for my mother to spend her final 3 years. The care and compassion starts at the top with Julie and Gina, and filter all the way down to the med techs, the ... Read more

    • Review of Flanders Court of Carmel

      The physical set-up of Flanders Court is simultaneously gracious, secure, and homey. The handsome garden and patio are integrated into the living area. Internally, residents have access to ab... Read more

    • Review of Cottages of Carmel

      The Cottages of Carmel was wonderful and gorgeous but much too expensive. It looked like a big, beautiful hotel and resort with incredible rooms. Read more

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