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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in La Habra, CA for 2024

 

La Habra sits between Los Angeles and Anaheim in Southern California. The town offers 9 assisted living communities within city limits and an additional 100 in surrounding areas. Altogether, these communities charge a median monthly rate of $5,250. California shares the same median price statewide, but the national figure is $750 lower.

You'll find 2613 reviews reviews of La Habra's assisted living communities in our directory below. Reviewers give these communities an average rating of 4.17 out of 5 stars stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in La Habra

California's Department of Social Services monitors assisted living communities in La Habra through its Community Care Licensing Division. In addition to performing facility inspections and enforcing health regulations, the agency operates a complaint hotline to investigate reports of poor-quality care or abuse.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in La Habra

 

  • According to the AARP Livability Index, La Habra ranks among the top half of American communities, indicating that the area is senior-friendly. In particular, the city rates highly for its health care system, with 70% of residents reporting being happy with their care, more than the national norm of 69%.

 

  • The cost of living in La Habra surpasses the national average by 36.6%. Energy prices play a major role in these higher costs, ranking 32.4% above the national norm. Housing costs are also a major contributing factor at 17.9% above the U.S. average. Assisted living communities help seniors avoid rising living costs by offering fixed monthly rates that include housing, food and care.

 

  • La Habra doesn't levy a city income tax, and California doesn't tax Social Security benefits. However, residents must pay California's state taxes on all other forms of retirement income, such as IRA withdrawals and pension disbursements. Rates range from 1% to 13.3%. Seniors can get free tax preparation assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

 

  • The area offers lower crime rates than the California average. In a typical year, the city sees about 4.24 violent offenses per 1,000 residents compared to 4.99 statewide. Similarly, the city experiences about 20.01 property crimes annually versus 23.42 statewide.

 

  • The city experiences a dry and warm climate. It experiences about 14 inches of rainfall annually compared to the U.S. norm of 38 inches. Meanwhile, the average high temperature reaches 87 degrees Fahrenheit in July, while winter lows rarely drop below 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the region sees about 275 sunny days per year, well over the national average of 205.

Paying for Assisted Living in La Habra

 

Assisted living residents in La Habra pay a median monthly fee of $5,250.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

La Habra's assisted living communities charge a median monthly fee of $5,250, matching California's statewide rate. San Diego has a higher midrange price, with local seniors paying about $225 more monthly, but La Habra's rates rank even higher than those in many other nearby cities. Riverside's charge comes in about $1,250 below La Habra's, while Bakersfield is approximately$1,500 lower. Similarly, the national cost of assisted living is around $750 less than La Habra's typical price.

La Habra

$5,250

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Riverside

$4,000

Bakersfield

$3,750

San Diego

$5,475

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living communities in La Habra charge lower median rates than most other senior care options. Adult day health care is the only exception in town, costing about $3,598 less per month. However, this rate only accounts for daytime supervision in a communal environment and doesn't include costs such as housing. Conversely, local in-home care costs about $661 more than assisted living, offering personalized help such as dressing and bathing assistance. Home health care also costs about $661 more than assisted living, providing personal help in addition to light medical supervision. Similarly, nursing home care in La Habra costs $3,875 more than assisted living due to its focus on intensive medical support and 24/7 monitoring.

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 La Habra was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in La Habra

Seniors can find help affording the costs of an assisted living facility with Medi-Cal, a part of the Medicaid system. The state also offers several other programs run through the Medicaid program including the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS),  Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP), Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)  and others to help seniors stay in their homes while receiving help with daily activities. 

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 La Habra

La Habra 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 La Habra, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in La Habra

 

La Habra 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 ourAssisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California

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Daniel

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My dad has just got there at Park Regency Retirement Center. I visited the location during my trip to California. It was quite busy at the time. Overall, I think the facility has a lot to offer....

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Elizabeth

I visited this facility

Review of Whitten Heights

We went to Whitten Heights Assisted Living. The staff was very warm and friendly. The facility needs some maintenance. They need to focus a little bit more on their cleanliness. I saw a cigarette...

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Diana

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Review of Whitten Heights

My friend liked Whitten Heights because of its price and location. It was in the same neighborhood where she was going to church. I think the tour girl was the owner, and she was very nice, very...

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