Lancaster is a relatively young city, having been incorporated in 1977. It has grown rapidly, becoming the 33rd largest city in California, and now has a population of 157,601, of which 9.8% are seniors. The city is a popular retirement spot because it combines the amenities of a large city with easy access to beautiful beaches and a pleasant climate that allows outdoor-loving older adults to pursue their passions year-round.

Assisted living facilities help seniors stay independent as much as possible while removing the burden of household administration, cooking and cleaning, and also offering help with personal care. Seniors who struggle to live independently but do not need 24-hour medical care and supervision from a nursing home or memory care facility may find assisted living offers the right balance of independence and help for their needs. The average cost of an assisted living facility in Lancaster is $5,000 per month, in line with the state average for California.

This guide looks at the different care types available in Lancaster and how the cost of assisted living in Lancaster compares with that of other California cities. It also provides some links to local resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lancaster, CA

2016

Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster

43454 30th St. West, Lancaster, CA, 93536

Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, close to popular shopping areas and restaurants. Residents note the wonderful, caring and friendly staff who see … (read more)
Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, close to popular shopping areas and restaurants. Residents note the wonderful, caring and friendly staff who see … (read more)

Arayata Elderly Care

44849 Lotus Avenue, Lancaster, CA, 93536

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Lancaster, California, Arayata Elderly Care is an assisted living facility that specializes in memory care. It has a capacity for six seniors, which allows the staff … (read more)
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Lancaster, California, Arayata Elderly Care is an assisted living facility that specializes in memory care. It has a capacity for six seniors, which allows the staff … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2018

The Havens at Antelope Valley

43051- 15th Street West, Lancaster, CA, 93534

The Havens at Antelope Valley is located in a beautiful residential area in Lancaster, California, just across the street from a hospital and close to several shopping venues. Visitors and residents a … (read more)
The Havens at Antelope Valley is located in a beautiful residential area in Lancaster, California, just across the street from a hospital and close to several shopping venues. Visitors and residents a … (read more)

Diana’s Marian Residential Care Facility

44047 Rodin Avenue, Lancaster, CA, 93535

Diana’s Marian Residential Care Facility is an assisted living facility that specializes in memory care, located in a beautiful neighborhood in Lancaster, California. Reviewers notice that staff membe … (read more)
Diana’s Marian Residential Care Facility is an assisted living facility that specializes in memory care, located in a beautiful neighborhood in Lancaster, California. Reviewers notice that staff membe … (read more)

Evergreen Elderly Care Living

45237 Sancroft Avenue, Lancaster, CA, 93535

Evergreen Elderly Care Living is nestled in the heart of Lancaster, just minutes away from the High Desert Regional Health Center, the Sierra Highway and several stores, restaurants and parks. Residen … (read more)
Evergreen Elderly Care Living is nestled in the heart of Lancaster, just minutes away from the High Desert Regional Health Center, the Sierra Highway and several stores, restaurants and parks. Residen … (read more)

Ace’s Westcastle

3052 Milling Street, Lancaster, CA, 93536

Ace’s Westcastle assisted living home is conveniently located in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Lancaster, just a short distance from Antelope Valley Hospital. Residents mention that the surroundi … (read more)
Ace’s Westcastle assisted living home is conveniently located in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Lancaster, just a short distance from Antelope Valley Hospital. Residents mention that the surroundi … (read more)

Guma Residential Care II

2049 Kalliope Avenue, Lancaster, CA, 93536

Guma Residential Care II is an assisted living home located within a quiet residential community in Lancaster, California. Seniors living in this comfortable, family-like environment enjoy that they c … (read more)
Guma Residential Care II is an assisted living home located within a quiet residential community in Lancaster, California. Seniors living in this comfortable, family-like environment enjoy that they c … (read more)

JBM Residence Home

3205 Arious Way, Lancaster, CA, 93536

I didn’t feel comfortable with JBM Residence Home. When we visited the place, the TV was so loud that I could barely talk to the lady that was there because it was so loud. The people didn’t have … (read more)
I didn’t feel comfortable with JBM Residence Home. When we visited the place, the TV was so loud that I could barely talk to the lady that was there because it was so loud. The people didn’t have … (read more)

Oak Fence Senior Living

6036 W. Oak Fence Ln., Lancaster, CA, 93536


Oasis Community & Senior Living, Llc

43530 7Th Street East, Lancaster, CA, 93535


Optimal Home Care

4144 Vahan Court, Lancaster, CA, 93536


Sarah’S Care Home

43861 Ryckebosch Lane, Lancaster, CA, 93535


We Care Residential Home For The Elderly

4707 West Avenue K-8, Lancaster, CA, 93536


All Seasons Homes, Inc.

3202 West Albret Street, Lancaster, CA, 93536


Dependable Home Care

421 Corona Court, Lancaster, CA, 93535


Guma Residential Care I

544 West Avenue J – 15, Lancaster, CA, 93534

Guma Residential Care I is an assisted living facility located in Lancaster, California. It has a capacity for six seniors and offers private rooms, shared rooms and companion suites. The low staff to … (read more)
Guma Residential Care I is an assisted living facility located in Lancaster, California. It has a capacity for six seniors and offers private rooms, shared rooms and companion suites. The low staff to … (read more)

A Plus Elderly Care

43835 Johns Court, Lancaster, CA, 93536


Rancho Vista Manor

39258 Dunbar St, Palmdale, CA, 93551

Rancho Vista Manor is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palmdale, California. Visitors and residents appreciate the modern feel of the facility, which they describe as clean, nicely paint … (read more)
Rancho Vista Manor is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palmdale, California. Visitors and residents appreciate the modern feel of the facility, which they describe as clean, nicely paint … (read more)

High Desert Manor Ii

39949 West Cliff Street, Palmdale, CA, 93551


H&M Care Home Corp

744 Vandal Way, Palmdale, CA, 93551


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lancaster

Lancaster assisted living facilities are regulated by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. These facilities must abide by several rules and regulations relating to health and safety, staffing and care provisions. Regular visits and inspections are used to ensure facilities are operating in compliance with the requirements of their licenses.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lancaster

  • The climate in Lancaster is mild and comfortable year-round, with warm summers and winters that are cooler but not very cold. The city sees just 31.5 days of precipitation and less than an inch of snowfall per year. Seniors who enjoy outdoor recreation will find they can pursue their favorite activities whatever the season.
  • California’s sales taxes are some of the highest in the U.S., and the state has high-income taxes, too. However, Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from income taxes, meaning low-income seniors pay very little in taxes.
  • The cost of living in Lancaster is 12.7% higher than the national average but lower than many other parts of California. Seniors who want the perks of living in a bustling, attractive state with a pleasant climate may find Lancaster appealing because of its proximity to cities such as Los Angeles, and its comparatively low cost of living.
  • Violent crime rates in Lancaster are above the national average, but property crime rates are in line with the average. Seniors who reside in assisted living communities should not worry about safety issues because facilities are staffed, secured and have cameras on-site to protect the property and residents.
  • The air quality in Lancaster is below average due to the relatively built-up nature of the city. This means seniors who have respiratory conditions may find living in the city center aggravates their conditions.
  • Lancaster is a part of Los Angeles County, which is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Member counties have committed to providing quality products and services to older adults and implementing programs to improve the quality of life for seniors in their areas.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lancaster

The Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists the average monthly cost of assisted living in Lancaster as $5,000, which is in line with the average for California but above the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $5,000 per month, the cost of assisted living in Lancaster is the same as that of other coastal cities such as Santa Maria, and in line with the state average. There are some more affordable cities, such as Redding ($4,500), or San Diego ($4,525). Meanwhile, some coastal cities such as Santa Rosa ($6,000) charge much higher fees.

$5000

Lancaster

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$4525

San Diego

$5000

Santa Maria

$6000

Santa Rosa

$4500

Redding

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Lancaster can choose from a variety of other care types. Those who require limited assistance may find adult day health care a suitable alternative, at just $1,647 per month. Homemaker services ($5,434) and home health aides ($5,529) deliver care in the senior’s own home. Nursing homes are much more expensive at $8,060 for a semiprivate room or $10,560 for a private room.

$5434

Homemaker Services

$5529

Home Health Aide

$1647

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10560

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Lancaster was not available, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lancaster

Low-income seniors in Lancaster may qualify for financial aid to help pay for assisted living. There are two programs available that provide funding for eligible seniors, including Medi-Cal, which offers an Assisted Living Waiver program, and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lancaster

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 Lancaster

Lancaster seniors have many resources available to help them live as independently as possible or ease the transition into assisted living. There are services provided by local government agencies and nonprofits, including benefits counseling, recreational activities and a variety of social and wellness programs.

ResourceContact Service
Workforce Development Aging and Community Services(877) 477-3646The Workforce Development Aging and Community Services Department provides services for older adults in Lancaster county. It offers nutrition programs, support services and health insurance counseling to improve the quality of life of seniors and help them access the right type of care and support for their needs. It also runs a legal assistance program free of charge for older adults who have a low income.
Community-Based Adult Services(800) 677-1116CBAS is a day health program aimed at older adults with chronic conditions that puts them at risk of requiring institutional care. The goal of the service is to support those seniors with transportation, nutrition services, personal care assistance and therapies for their condition so they can remain in the community and enjoy their independence for longer. The program is open to adults who can demonstrate a medical need and who are currently eligible for Medi-Cal.
Los Angeles County Veterans Service Office(213) 744-4825The Los Angeles County Veterans Service Office helps eligible older adults access VA benefits. It assists with completing application forms for benefits, compensation or medical support and helps veterans who have been denied benefits appeal those decisions. The service works with veterans, surviving spouses and dependents to help them claim the benefits that they’re entitled to. The VSO is not affiliated with the VA, but the officer is trained in the claims processes. Support is provided free of charge.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lancaster

Lancaster-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lancaster