16 Assisted Living Facilities near Monterey, CA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Monterey, CA

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Caring Star 2021

The Park Lane

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940
"I visited Park Lane on behalf of my mom. The staff were friendly and helpful. I liked how they greeted all the residents by name to say something cheery. The facilities are lovely and the..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise of Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
1110 Cass St., Monterey, CA 93940
"Sunrise of Monterey was a very nice and beautiful facility. The only issue is it's fairly small, so there's limited activities. It also does not have skilled nursing or an independent living mix..." More

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Carmelo Park

Provides: Assisted Living
966 Carmelo Street, Monterey, CA 93940
"Carmelo Park is pretty large, and they have a lot of clients. It seemed nice, and they gave me an excellent tour. The person there was very accommodating and gave me a very good tour. It's a good..." More

Merrill Gardens at Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Iris Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940
"We chose Merrill Gardens at Monterey because they gave us a really good rate on the care. My grandfather is in the assisted living and my grandmother is in the memory care, and so far it's..." More

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Ave Maria Rcfe #1

Provides: Assisted Living
1249 Josselyn Canyon Road, Monterey, CA 93940
"Ave Maria was recommended to us, so we chose this facility. The staff were good. The rooms were modern and very clean. It's really very nice. The food seems to be very good. Their dining room..." More

Drake House

Provides: Assisted Living
399 DRAKE AVENUE, Monterey, CA 93940

Pacific Rest Residential Care Facility

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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Carmel Valley Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
8545 CARMEL VALLEY ROAD, Carmel, CA 93923
"My parents decided to sell their home and move to the Manor in 1998. It was one of the best decisions they ever made. The quality of everything in this facility is top notch and when my father came..." More

Forest Hill Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
551 Gibson Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
"Forest Hill Manor has a very nice atmosphere and is in a good location. The rooms have a view of the Pacific Grove lights. They have a very nice restaurant, a library, an exercise room, craft..." More

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Cottages of Carmel

Provides: Assisted Living
26245 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923
"The Cottages of Carmel was wonderful and gorgeous but much too expensive. It looked like a big, beautiful hotel and resort with incredible rooms. " More

Coastal Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
3121 Messinger Drive, Marina, CA 93933
"My mother is currently in hospice care at Coastal Care Home. Rose, the owner, is very sweet and caring. She considers all of her patients as family and it comes through loud and clear in the care..." More

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Canterbury Woods - Pacific Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
"My dad moved into assisted living at Canterbury Woods - Pacific Grove. It looks very nice. He knows several people who currently live there and he's able to work out a deal where his current home..." More

Flanders Court of Carmel

Provides: Assisted Living
25661 Morse Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
" The physical set-up of Flanders Court is simultaneously gracious, secure, and homey. The handsome garden and patio are integrated into the living area. Internally, residents have access to ..." More

Anjelica's Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
555 FRANCIS AVE, Seaside, CA 93955

Gateway Center of Monterey

Provides: Assisted Living
850 CONGRESS AVENUE, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Aptitude Habilitation Services

Provides: Assisted Living
3028 Independence Ave., Marina, CA 93933

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Monterey

    All assisted living facilities in the highly desired, oceanside California community of Monterey are known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, or RCFE’s, as are all assisted living facilities across the state of California. With strict laws and regulations, these facilities assist seniors with personal care, memory care, and medication management. In the Monterey vicinity, there are 21 assisted living facilities for seniors to explore. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Monterey

    • With a location along the ocean in Northern California, Monterey’s weather stays between the mid-70s in the summer and the low 40s in the winter months. There’s also little precipitation year-round, though most of the rain is in the fall and winter, which could be attractive to seniors who enjoy changing seasons without weather extremes.

    • Air quality in the Monterey peninsula is usually good to excellent overall, as it has a constant ocean breeze and is far enough from the metroplex of the Bay area to maintain clear air most of the time.

    • Monterey has a surprisingly affordable cost of living when compared to other oceanside communities of California and the rest of the United States overall. While the average home costs more than twice what it would in the rest of the United States, it is in line with average home costs in the Golden State. All other things, from groceries to healthcare to transportation are on par or just slightly more expensive than the median averages in the nation, which could be an issue for seniors on a budget.

    • The crime rate in Monterey is higher than most seaside communities. While it’s well below state median and a little below the national median, it is only considered safer than 9 percent of U.S. cities.

    • The Monterey-Salinas transit authority provides discounted rates for seniors, veterans and those with disabilities who rely on the bus system to get around. The United Way also helps with transportation for seniors in the area.

    • The Monterey area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, in the event medical care is needed.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Monterey

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,400.00 Carmel
    $4,474.00 Monterey
    $4,122.00 Santa Cruz
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,728.00 Salinas

    Assisted Living costs in Monterey start around $4,474 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 Monterey 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 Monterey

    Medi-Cal will pay for assisted living facilities in Monterey, when medically necessary, as they will for seniors across the state of California. The Monterey County Department of Social Services assists seniors financially, namely through their Supplemental Security Income Advocacy Program which helps seniors qualify for assistance through the Social Security Administration. 

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

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    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 Monterey

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Monterey

    Monterey-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 Monterey

    • Review of The Park Lane

      I visited Park Lane on behalf of my mom. The staff were friendly and helpful. I liked how they greeted all the residents by name to say something cheery. The facilities are lovely and the resident... Read more

    • Review of The Park Lane

      The Park Lane was really nice. It's a pretty big facility, but they seemed to offer quite a bit there. They have a lot of restrictions and safety measures right now with COVID, but the staff seemed... Read more

    • Review of The Park Lane

      My mom moved into The Park Lane. She is doing the respite care, so she is basically in there for a little while. So far, so good. They keep me informed on what's going on daily. The room is very ni... Read more

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