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

There are 19 Assisted Living Facilities in the Monterey area, with 7 in Monterey and 12 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Monterey is $3,862 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,895.

To help you with your search, browse the 156 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Monterey. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Monterey 4.74 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Aptos with an average rating of 4.92 out of 5 stars.

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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

Assisted Living costs in Monterey start around $3,862 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.

Cities in California

Pacific Grove

$4,200

US

$4,000

Monterey

$3,862

Salinas

$3,846

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.

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 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.

Laws and Regulations in California

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Reviewer#RD1215dg

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

Review of The Park Lane

My father has moved into The Park Lane. It's a beautiful view. People are happy. The food's very good. It's a real restaurant where you can order. They have volunteers that come and greet you and...

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Assisted Living

Deborah

I visited this facility

Review of Ivy Park at Monterey

We toured Ivy Park at Monterey. It was very good and very pleasant. I talked to a few of the residents, and they liked it there. The staff who toured us around was very informative. The apartments...

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Assisted Living

Maria

I visited this facility

Review of Ivy Park at Monterey

I had an in-person tour of Ivy Park at Monterey. The facility is out of this world. It is a really beautiful place. It's a place I would like to retire to when the time comes. The atmosphere, the...

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