62 Assisted Living Facilities near Hayward, CA
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There are 62 Assisted Living Facilities in the Hayward area, with 21 in Hayward and 41 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Hayward is $3,171 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 189 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Hayward. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Hayward 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include San Leandro with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Hayward find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Hayward, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Hayward, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hayward
Hayward is in located in Alameda County, California, in the the San Francisco Bay Area and has a senior population of over 11 percent. Seniors here who need some help with activities of daily living may prefer an assisted living facility, which are known in California as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Continuing Care Contracts Branch are in charge of governing RCFEs throughout the state. Hayward has 21 RCFEs within city limits, and 42 in the surrounding area.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hayward
- While the cost of living throughout California is 52.30 percent more expensive than the national average, at 69.20 percent higher than the U. S. average, Hayward is even more expensive. This may be problematic for seniors on a budget.
Crime in Hayward is only slightly higher than the national average. Violent crime is 35.1 out of 100 (1 is the safest), while the U. S. average is 31.1. Hayward property crime is scored at 39.9, also out of 100 compared to the nation's average of 38.1, so residents can feel confident and safe on day trips away from home.
- Hayward is a warm comfortable climate with mild highs of 79 degrees and lows of 42. This city receives no annual snow so seniors are able to stay active year round.
- Hayward lies in Alameda County which, like much of California, suffers from pollution. The American Lung Association gave Alameda County an Ozone score of F, and Particle Pollution 24-hour score of C, meaning the air quality could be a problem for seniors with a respiratory illness.
- California residents over 65 may qualify for several tax benefits such as tax-free prescription medication, property tax deferrals, and the Senior Income Tax Exemption Credit. This could help seniors looking to save money.
- The Hayward area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Rose Hospital and Hayward Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hayward
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hayward start around $3,171 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 Hayward 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 Hayward
Qualified seniors seeking financial aid for assisted living costs can receive coverage through California's Medicaid plan, Medi-Cal. In addition to Medi-Cal the state has four waiver programs referred to as Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).
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 Hayward
Hayward 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 Hayward, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hayward
Hayward-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 Hayward
Review of Landmark Villa
Landmark Villa was very nice. We liked the facility, the people, and the apartments. The staff was very pleasant. Read more
Review of Scott Villa
We wanted Scott Villa for my brother, but they did not accept him for medical reasons. They had several features that I liked. They offered one room that was 11x17 square feet. The director was ver... Read more
Review of Casa Sandoval Senior Living
Casa Sandoval Senior Living was one of the more reputable and one of the nicer facilities. The services were state-of-the-art, but the actual facility was a little bit old. The people were wonderfu... Read more