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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for 2024

Rancho Cucamonga sits within the Inland Empire region, just south of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, where 55 assisted living facilities serve seniors. The 2024 median cost of care in this region comes to $5,748 per month, which runs a little higher than the national norm of $5,350 but compares favorably to the California baseline of $6,250.

You can learn more about the benefits of assisted living in Rancho Cucamonga by reading through our directory’s 1268 reviews reviews. This feedback results in an overall quality score of 4.7 out of 5 stars stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rancho Cucamonga

Operating under the Department of Social Services, the Senior Care Licensing Program of the Community Care Licensing Division is responsible for the regulation of assisted living facilities in Rancho Cucamonga. These establishments are referred to in California as residential care facilities for the elderly, and they must follow state regulations regarding all aspects of their operation.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rancho Cucamonga

  • Seniors in Rancho Cucamonga have plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities year-round thanks to the area’s comfortably warm climate. The city has a high comfort index of 8.7 due to its more than 280 sunny days per year and low-to-moderate rainfall.
  • Rancho Cucamonga is home to Kindred Hospital Rancho, which is a transitional care facility. Several other hospitals are located just minutes away in neighboring cities, including San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland and Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Fontana and Ontario.
  • The overall cost of living in Rancho Cucamonga is about 41% above the national average, primarily due to the area’s high housing costs, which are 120% above the country’s median. Some other costs are average to low, such as healthcare, which is 13% more affordable than the national median.
  • Rancho Cucamonga has plenty of arts and cultural offerings to keep seniors entertained. Along with the city’s public art program, the Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College hold free art exhibitions. For live events such as concerts and playhouse productions, the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center is the place to go. Seniors can also join over 30 social and cultural clubs at the city’s senior center
  • OmniTrans offers reduced fares for seniors aged 62 and older, veterans, disabled adults and Medicare recipients on all its bus routes. It also offers free specialized transportation services, such as one-on-one travel training, volunteer driver services and ride matching.
  • With a supportive local public safety network and crime rates that are lower than those of neighboring cities, seniors can enjoy peace of mind as Rancho Cucamonga residents.

Paying for Assisted Living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living rates in Rancho Cucamonga come in at around $5,748 per month, according to the 2024 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This costs about $500 below California’s median and around $400 lower than the national norm. It also compares favorably to San Diego, where facilities charge about $7,250, and Santa Maria, where seniors pay approximately $6,500.

Rancho Cucamonga

$5,748

California

$6,250

United States

$5,350

Riverside

$5,324

San Diego

$7,250

Oxnard

$5,800

Santa Maria

$6,500

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living residents in Rancho Cucamonga pay around $5,748 per month. This runs about $925 less than the cost of in-home care and around $4,800 lower than nursing home rates. However, monthly adult day health care fees trend lower at roughly $1,690. 

In-Home Care

$6,673

Home Health Care

$6,673

Adult Day Health Care

$1,690

Assisted Living Facility

$5,748

Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room)

$10,646

Note: Since data for Cucamonga is unavailable, we used data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rancho Cucamonga

Seniors can find financial assistance through the state’s Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver program, which pays for services in assisted living facilities in several counties. The state provides an optional state supplement (OSS) to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients living in an assisted living facility and caps room and board charges for Medicaid-eligible residents to the combined federal SSI and OSS payments minus a personal needs allowance.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rancho Cucamonga

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 Rancho Cucamonga

Senior services are within easy reach in Rancho Cucamonga, thanks to its many field offices for county government and nonprofit agencies. Seniors and their families may contact the following resources for assistance accessing public benefits, home and community-based services and long-term care planning.

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(909) 256-8369The Inland Empire office of COASC’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is conveniently located in Rancho Cucamonga. HICAP provides free, unbiased one-on-one counseling to Medicare-eligible seniors, helping them understand their available benefits and make more informed healthcare decisions. HICAP counselors can assist with accessing cost-saving options, Medicare appeals and fraud/abuse reporting, understanding long-term care services and providing legal aid referrals.
(909) 948-6470The SB County VA office in Rancho Cucamonga has certified veteran service officers on staff who can perform comprehensive benefit assessments for veterans and their families. Help is also available filing applications for available benefits, such as service-connected disability compensation, VA pensions, Aid and Attendance benefits, survivor benefits and medical services. San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs – Rancho Cucamonga Office
(909) 980-2857The Inland SoCal United Way website maintains a local 211+ database of social services and programs in San Bernardino County. Its main office in Rancho Cucamonga may be contacted for assistance completing applications for public benefits, such as Medi-Cal.Inland SoCal United Way
(909) 477-2780Rancho Cucamonga’s senior center offers various community services, including nutrition programs, support groups and educational workshops on topics such as estate planning and understanding dementia. Drop-ins are welcome for those interested in joining in the center’s free recreational and social activities.James L. Brulte Senior Center

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga-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 Rancho Cucamonga

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Joe

I visited this facility

Review of Allara Senior Living

Allara Senior Living was nice. The atmosphere was very nice. The rooms were standard size, not big, not small. The dining area was normal. The courtyard seemed nice to me. It's a pretty great...

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Melissa

I visited this facility

Review of Allara Senior Living

Allara Senior Living was very modern, new, and resort-style living. They had a lot of amenities. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I liked them very much. It was clean and well-kept....

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Melissa

I visited this facility

Review of Cadence at Rancho Cucamonga

Cadence at Rancho Cucamonga was very nice and very modern. I liked it. I liked the size of the rooms and the activity list. The staff was very nice and very knowledgeable. I liked them a lot. They...

Provider response

Hello Melissa! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us! We're glad you had a great experience and that you like our staff. They truly are a wonderful bunch of people. Please let us know...

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