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

Highland sits in San Bernardino County and has nearly 57,000 residents, about 11% of whom are aged 65 and over. In this city, 4 assisted living facilities serve older adults who need daily assistance, and those seeking additional options find 36 facilities outside the city limits. On average, assisted living facilities in the Highland region charge $5,250 per month for care. Although this exceeds the national norm of $4,500, it aligns with California’s average.

Based on 741 reviews reviews, our directory assigns assisted living facilities in the Highland region an overall rating of 4.83 out of 5 stars stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Highland

All assisted living facilities in Highland follow the California Department of Social Services’ licensing rules. This department oversees facilities through its Community Care Licensing Division and enforces rules for building features, intake and discharge criteria and nutrition and medication services. It also operates a toll-free complaint hotline, which fields and investigates concerns regarding noncompliance and substandard care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Highland

  • Highland doesn’t have its own hospital, but local assisted living residents obtain care from nearby facilities, including St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino and Redlands Community Hospital in Redlands, both of which are within 6 miles of the city center. These hospitals administer inpatient and outpatient services, along with community initiatives, such as educational classes and health insurance options counseling.
  • Out of California’s 58 counties, San Bernardino County ranks 40th for health, coming in at the 25-50th percentile for health outcomes and 0-25th percentile for health factors. The life expectancy in this city is 77.6 compared to California’s average of 81 and the national norm of 78.5, and the local ratio of primary care physicians per 100,000 people is 1,680:1 versus the state average of 1,230:1. Fortunately, opting for assisted living provides many seniors with higher access to health support and resources.
  • Highland’s overall cost of living exceeds the national norm by 15%, with residents spending about 31% more on energy costs, 7% more on transportation and about 2% more on housing and food. Fortunately, health care costs are 6% lower here than in a typical U.S. community, and several assisted living facilities in the region accept payment through California’s Assisted Living Waiver.
  • Highland has an AARP Livability Index score of 47. While factors such as poor air and water quality negatively affect this score, older residents enjoy benefits such as high access to income-based housing, diverse neighborhood amenities and public transportation. The city has approximately five public buses and trains running per hour compared to 0.0 nationally, and residents have access to amenities such as 1.2 grocery stores, 0.9 parks and 0.5 libraries within a half-mile radius versus national norms of 0.0.
  • Seniors in Highland don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security income, even if they pay federal income taxes on this benefit. While the state taxes all other forms of retirement income at rates of up to 12.3%, older adults reduce this burden by claiming the senior income tax exemption.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Highland

Highland seniors pay approximately $5,250 per month for assisted living.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Highland, assisted living facilities charge $5,250 for long-term care and housing. While this is higher than the national norm of $4,500, it’s consistent with the California average, as well as rates in nearby cities. For example, local care costs come in about 4% below monthly assisted living rates in San Diego, where seniors pay $5,475 for services, and in Oxnard, rates exceed Highland’s average by 10%. By contrast, seniors typically spend about 24% less on assisted living in Riverside, and in Bakersfield, monthly fees are competitive at $3,750, about 29% lower than in Highland.  

Highland

$5,250

California

$5,250

US

$4,500

San Diego

$5,475

Riverside

$4,000

Oxnard

$5,750

Bakersfield

$3,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living costs $5,250 per month in Highland, making this option affordable compared to most local alternatives. For example, seniors who need around-the-clock skilled nursing services and monitoring pay about 74% more for nursing home care. Additionally, those who live in private residences and hire their own caregivers pay about 13% more than assisted living residents for in-home care, which includes nonmedical personal care services, and home health care, which encompasses skilled nursing services. On the other hand, adult day health care rates come in 69% below assisted living rates. This option features personal care in a daytime setting.

In-Home Care

$5,911

Home Health Care

$5,911

Adult Day Health Care

$1,652

Assisted Living Facility

$5,250

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,125

Note: Data for Highland was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Highland

San Marcos seniors have the option to apply for three financial aid programs with assisted living facilities. These include Med-Cali Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the optional state supplement (OSS).

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 Highland

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Highland

Highland Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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B. Jackson

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

Review of Golden Years Residential Care

Golden Years took good care of my mom for years, even during some episodes of difficult behaviors. She ate well, was always clean, and seemed to be quite content once she settled in. They were also...

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Shelly

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

Review of Brightwater Senior Living of Highland

My father has moved into Brightwater Senior Living of Highland. The staff is very compassionate. It is a beautiful place. It is a really lovely environment. It's a very positive place for my dad...

Provider response

He Shelly, Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that your dad decided to join the Brightwater family and call the community his home.

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Larry

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

Review of Highland Senior Home Care

My mother-in-law is in Highland Senior Home Care. It's very pleasant because of the small numbers of residents, and mother is getting very good, individualized care. They take care of many things....

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