86 Assisted Living Facilities near El Cerrito, CA
There are 86 Assisted Living Facilities in the El Cerrito area, with 5 in El Cerrito and 81 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 296 reviews below for assisted living facilities in El Cerrito. On average, consumers rate assisted living in El Cerrito 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pinole with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in El Cerrito, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in El Cerrito
El Cerrito is located in Contra Costa County, California and is just a short distance from some of the San Francisco area's most popular tourist attractions such as Alcatraz and Tilden Regional Park. The city is home to about 25,000 residents and nearly 20 percent of those living in El Cerrito are aged 65 or older.
Seniors who require 24-hour personal care can choose from 87 assisted living facilities in the El Cerrito area. In El Cerrito and throughout California, facilities that provide assisted living services to elderly individuals are officially known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), and are regulated by the California Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in El Cerrito
- El Cerrito has few facilities to choose from in the event of medical emergencies or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in San Francisco.
- Seniors have access to safe transit via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, which provides routes throughout El Cerrito and surrounding areas. Reduced fares are available to seniors.
Crime rates in El Cerrito are high when compared with other cities in California, with a property crime rate that's more than double the state average and a violent crime rate that's nearly 30 percent higher. Seniors and should ensure that RCFs they're considering have adequate security systems.
- The cost of living in El Cerrito is more than 128 percent higher than that of the average U.S. city. Seniors who are on a tight budget might find the area too expensive.
- El Cerrito's weather is mild year-round with an average high temperature of 74 degrees in July and an average low temperature of 42 in January. Seniors living at RCFs in the area can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities.
- Although the air quality in El Cerrito and throughout Contra Costa County has received a passing grade from the American Lung Association, ozone pollution levels in the area are high and may negatively affect the health of seniors, especially those with respiratory illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in El Cerrito
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito
Seniors who reside in RCFs in El Cerrito may be eligible for financial assistance under California's Assisted Living Waiver, which operates as part of the state's Medi-Cal program and covers the cost of assisted living for eligible senior.
Supplemental Security Income recipients may also be able to receive additional funding assistance from California's Optional State Supplement, which can be used to pay for the cost of room and board in RCFs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
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 El Cerrito
El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in El Cerrito
El Cerrito-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in El Cerrito
Review of El Cerrito Royale
El Cerrito Royale was recently upgraded, and it's very nice. The meals are good. Everything seems good. The staff is very friendly. My mother's room is very nice and large. It has a bath and shower... Read more
Review of Rn3 Loving Care Home I
My mother is staying in RN Loving Care in a nice, individual room. It is very good, clean, comfortable, and uncluttered, and the staff is very helpful. My mother says the food is OK. They have the ... Read more
Review of El Cerrito Royale
We found a place. It had memory care; we need that for my father. Basically, we got the location we wanted, the services for the center, and the rest of the things. It was very close to my brother ... Read more