122 Assisted Living Facilities near Long Beach, CA
There are 122 Assisted Living Facilities in the Long Beach area, with 20 in Long Beach and 102 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Long Beach is $3,490 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Bellflower with an average starting cost of $2,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 385 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Long Beach. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Long Beach 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lakewood with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Long Beach, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Long Beach
Long Beach was named after its long, wide beaches, which remain a popular attraction today. It has a relatively small senior population, with less than 11 percent of the city's 470,000 residents aged 65 and over. Seniors wishing to retire to the area can find accommodation at one of the 122 assisted living facilities in Long Beach and nearby communities. These are referred to as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly and are licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Senior Care Licensing Program.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Long Beach
- Long Beach is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- The Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area has the highest level of ozone pollution in the country, according to the State of the Air 2018 report. The city also ranks among the top 10 most polluted cities in two particle pollution categories, which may impact the health of seniors, especially those with respiratory conditions.
- Income from pensions and retirement accounts are subject to state income tax in California, although Social Security benefits are exempt. California also has the highest state sales tax in the country, which may impact the budget of Long Beach seniors on a fixed income.
- The Long Beach area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Mary Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Long Beach has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition, an organization that provides education and advocacy activities for older persons as well as more than six senior centers.
- Seniors in Long Beach can access public transport through Long Beach Transit. Riders aged 62 and older are eligible for discounted fares. Some seniors may also be able to access Dial-A-Ride, a curb-to-curb, shared-ride service for people unable to use the regular bus.
Paying for Assisted Living in Long Beach
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Long Beach start around $3,491 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach
Unfortunately, the majority of assisted living communities in Long Beach are private pay only. One notable exception to this is the Assisted Living Waiver program (ALW), which is being tested in various areas of the state, including Los Angeles County. The ALW program is only available to people who have full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility, among other requirements.
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 Long Beach
Long Beach 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 Long Beach, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Long Beach
Long Beach-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 Long Beach
Review of Regency Palms Long Beach
Four years ago, being the guardian of my elderly uncle, I had the task of finding an assisted living facility for him. After much research I chose Regency at Long Beach and could not have been hap... Read more
Review of Regency Palms Long Beach
I had an excellent experience moving my mom into Regency Palms. The staff was wonderful as were the directors. The residents we’re very welcoming and friendly, and made my mom‘s transition there sm... Read more
Review of Regent Villa
It was good and they were nice. The community is nice. The staff seemed very nice and attentive. They're very clean and they're well decorated. It seemed nice to me. They have a big courtyard and i... Read more