88 Assisted Living Facilities near Richmond, CA
Also serving communities of San Pablo.
There are 88 Assisted Living Facilities in the Richmond area, with 10 in Richmond and 78 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 282 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Richmond. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Richmond 3.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include El Cerrito with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Richmond, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Richmond
A historical city best known for its World War II efforts, Richmond, California, is home to 55 war-related industries. The city is also home to more than 10,500 seniors, some of whom may benefit from an assisted living level of care. To support those seniors, there are 10 assisted living facilities located within the city and another 17 in nearby areas including Pinole and Oakland.
In Richmond, as is the case in all of California, assisted living facilities are referred to as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) and are overseen by The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Richmond
- Seniors who enjoy fun in the sun might love living in Richmond. Summer temperatures reach 71 degrees and winter lows rarely drop below 43. The city gets 28 inches of rain annually, and no snow, resulting in 262 sunny days each year, 57 days more than the national average of 205.
- Richmond’s cost of living is 162.2, more than 60 points higher than the U.S. average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay more for groceries, healthcare and transportation, which might make the area unaffordable for those with restrictive budgets.
- Richmond has high crime rates, which may concern safety-cautious seniors and their families. The city has a violent crime rate of 46 and a property crime rate of 55.1, both more than 20 points higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
- California does not tax seniors on Social Security benefits, although retirement savings account income and pensions are fully taxed. Richmond seniors with tight budgets might want to keep these tax laws in mind when allocating funds for assisted living expenses.
- Richmond has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Richmond.
- Seniors with respiratory issues like COPD, asthma or lung cancer may have a difficult time living in Richmond. On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the cleanest air, the city’s air quality has a rank of 52, six points lower than the national average of 58.
Paying for Assisted Living in Richmond
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Richmond start around $0 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 Richmond 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 Richmond
Low-income seniors who need help paying for assisted living facilities can apply for Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. The state also offers two waivers to assist with expenses such as the Assisted Living Waiver and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To qualify for these waivers, seniors must fill out an application and meet certain income and asset 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 Richmond
Richmond 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 Richmond, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Richmond
Richmond-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.
Other Options in Richmond, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Richmond
Review of Greenridge Senior Care
I moved my mom to Greenridge Senior Care because she needed assisted living. My mom gets personal assistance in getting up and moving about. They keep the rooms clean. It's an older building, but i... Read more
Review of Shady Lane Rest Home
Shady Lane staff is very nice and help my husband. It’s a house and the rooms are OK. The caregiver is good. I visit my husband after walks. He says generally the place is good, but they could impr... Read more
Review of Shady Lane Rest Home
My father resided at Shady Lane until his passing. My mother is currently there. The staff is caring and concerned. Shady Lane is not a fancy facility, but they take pride in their work. Clearly my... Read more