Riverside County is the sixth most populous county in California with roughly 2.5 million people, almost 15% of whom are aged 65 and over. This dynamic city offers everything from world-class museums and hot springs spas to vast deserts and thousands of acres of parkland. It features a large public library system with nearly four dozen branches scattered throughout the county where seniors can access public computers, one-on-one technology assistance, free book clubs and community events and thousands of books and movies. The county is served by the Riverside Transit Agency, which provides local and regional services with 36 fixed routes and curb-to-curb transportation, all at a discount to seniors.  

In addition to offering amenities that promote seniors’ comfort, Riverside County has approximately 250 assisted living facilities. This is a relatively affordable region for this type of care, with seniors paying approximately $3,900 per month for accommodations.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Riverside County, CA

2016

Citrus Place

7858 California Ave, Riverside, CA, 92504

Welcoming and pleasant, Welbrook Arlington offers studio, one-bedroom and companion suite apartments for those searching for assisted living. Situated in Riverside, California, this facility is home t … (read more)
Welcoming and pleasant, Welbrook Arlington offers studio, one-bedroom and companion suite apartments for those searching for assisted living. Situated in Riverside, California, this facility is home t … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016, 2022

Atria Hacienda

44-600 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Atria Hacienda is nestled next to the Westfield Palm Desert shopping mall and Cahuilla Hills Park in Palm Desert, California. Visitors and residents compliment this facility for being bright and clean … (read more)
Atria Hacienda is nestled next to the Westfield Palm Desert shopping mall and Cahuilla Hills Park in Palm Desert, California. Visitors and residents compliment this facility for being bright and clean … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Atria Park of Vintage Hills

41780 Butterfield Stage Road, Temecula, CA, 92592

Nestled in Temecula, California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills is near Pauba Ridge Park, wineries and shopping centers. Visitors notice the many amenities including the ice cream parlor where social eve … (read more)
Nestled in Temecula, California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills is near Pauba Ridge Park, wineries and shopping centers. Visitors notice the many amenities including the ice cream parlor where social eve … (read more)

2017, 2019, 2020

Pacifica Senior Living Hemet

1177 South Palm Avenue, Hemet, CA, 92543

Pacifica Senior Living offers a cottage-style campus nestled in the heart of Hemet, California. Conveniently located near Highways 74 and 79, this facility hosts residents in studio, one-bedroom and c … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living offers a cottage-style campus nestled in the heart of Hemet, California. Conveniently located near Highways 74 and 79, this facility hosts residents in studio, one-bedroom and c … (read more)

2022

Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs

1780 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs is conveniently located near Palm Springs International Airport in the beautiful desert community of Palm Springs, California. Housing options at this facility incl … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs is conveniently located near Palm Springs International Airport in the beautiful desert community of Palm Springs, California. Housing options at this facility incl … (read more)

2014, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022

Valencia Terrace

2300 South Main Street, Corona, CA, 92882

We toured Valencia Terrace. It was higher priced, it was one of the highest priced ones, and their community fee is the same as the apartment. It really fell out kind of quick because all they had ava … (read more)
We toured Valencia Terrace. It was higher priced, it was one of the highest priced ones, and their community fee is the same as the apartment. It really fell out kind of quick because all they had ava … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022

Atria Palm Desert

44-300 San Pascual Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Atria Palm Desert is an independent and assisted living facility in the heart of Palm Desert, CA, just blocks from the elegant shops and restaurants of El Paseo Drive. Residents enjoy sunny, warm weat … (read more)
Atria Palm Desert is an independent and assisted living facility in the heart of Palm Desert, CA, just blocks from the elegant shops and restaurants of El Paseo Drive. Residents enjoy sunny, warm weat … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Sunrise at Canyon Crest

5265 Chapala Drive, Riverside, CA, 92507

Located in Riverside, California, Sunrise at Canyon Crest is next to the Canyon Crest Country Club and Golf Course and is only minutes from The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Residents enjoy Sunrise’s man … (read more)
Located in Riverside, California, Sunrise at Canyon Crest is next to the Canyon Crest Country Club and Golf Course and is only minutes from The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Residents enjoy Sunrise’s man … (read more)

2018, 2020, 2022

Estancia Del Sol

2489 California Avenue, Corona, CA, 92881

Located in Corona, California, Estancia Del Sol is close to Interstate 15, Santana Regional Park and Aspen Medical Group. According to visitors, the staff members are very helpful, and the facility’s … (read more)
Located in Corona, California, Estancia Del Sol is close to Interstate 15, Santana Regional Park and Aspen Medical Group. According to visitors, the staff members are very helpful, and the facility’s … (read more)

2014, 2022

Pacifica Senior Living Menifee Valley

28333 Valley Blvd., Sun City, CA, 92586

Pacifica Menifee Valley is an assisted living community located on Valley Boulevard in Sun City, California. Residents praise the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, and they enjoy the rest … (read more)
Pacifica Menifee Valley is an assisted living community located on Valley Boulevard in Sun City, California. Residents praise the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, and they enjoy the rest … (read more)

2016, 2017

The Village Assisted Living

2400 West Acacia, Hemet, CA, 92545

The Village Assisted Living is located in the heart of Hemet, California. Residents and their loved ones are grateful for the professional, warm-hearted care the facility’s staff provides. Positive re … (read more)
The Village Assisted Living is located in the heart of Hemet, California. Residents and their loved ones are grateful for the professional, warm-hearted care the facility’s staff provides. Positive re … (read more)

Renaissance Village Murrieta

24271 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Renaissance Village Murrieta is located in Murrieta, California, near Interstate 15, Bear Creek Golf Club and Inland Valley Medical Center. Reviewers say this facility is very upscale and the friendly … (read more)
Renaissance Village Murrieta is located in Murrieta, California, near Interstate 15, Bear Creek Golf Club and Inland Valley Medical Center. Reviewers say this facility is very upscale and the friendly … (read more)

2015

Rancho Mirage Terrace

34560 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Mission Hills at Rancho Mirage assisted living sits next to Interstate 10 and the Monterey Marketplace Shopping Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Visitors and residents say that this facility has f … (read more)
Mission Hills at Rancho Mirage assisted living sits next to Interstate 10 and the Monterey Marketplace Shopping Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Visitors and residents say that this facility has f … (read more)

Brookdale Sunwest

1001 N Lyon Avenue, Hemet, CA, 92545

Brookdale Sunwest is nestled in the heart of the San Jacinto Valley, in the Southern California city of Hemet and close to Highways 74 and 79. The facility is described by visitors as nice and clean w … (read more)
Brookdale Sunwest is nestled in the heart of the San Jacinto Valley, in the Southern California city of Hemet and close to Highways 74 and 79. The facility is described by visitors as nice and clean w … (read more)

2018, 2021

Integrated Care Communities

14315 Nason Street, Moreno Valley, CA, 92555

Integrated Care Communities is located in Moreno Valley, California, just moments from Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park and two major highways. Residents of the facility and their guests enjoy a smal … (read more)
Integrated Care Communities is located in Moreno Valley, California, just moments from Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park and two major highways. Residents of the facility and their guests enjoy a smal … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Mirage Inn

72750 Country Club Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Brookdale Mirage Inn is located next to the Eisenhower Health Center and Lake Mirage Racquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Residents and visitors agree that this facility has friendly and attenti … (read more)
Brookdale Mirage Inn is located next to the Eisenhower Health Center and Lake Mirage Racquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Residents and visitors agree that this facility has friendly and attenti … (read more)

2014, 2016

Avista Senior Living Magnolia

737 Magnolia Avenue, Corona, CA, 92879

There were several things why we chose Avista Senior Living Magnolia for my mom. One was it’s close to my home, another one was it’s very clean, and lastly it was more reasonably priced than anything … (read more)
There were several things why we chose Avista Senior Living Magnolia for my mom. One was it’s close to my home, another one was it’s very clean, and lastly it was more reasonably priced than anything … (read more)

The Lakes at Banning

5801 Sun Lakes Boulevard, Banning, CA, 92220

The Lakes at Banning is a very nice place. It’s great. My mother-in-law has a nice room, air-conditioning, a big shower for senior citizens, built-in shower seats, and everything else. It’s big enough … (read more)
The Lakes at Banning is a very nice place. It’s great. My mother-in-law has a nice room, air-conditioning, a big shower for senior citizens, built-in shower seats, and everything else. It’s big enough … (read more)

2015, 2016

Bayshire Rancho Mirage

72201 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Bayshire Rancho Mirage was nice. The staff was also nice and the facilities were great. I think they had more selection in floor plans to choose from. So that’s nice for somebody who needs options. Th … (read more)
Bayshire Rancho Mirage was nice. The staff was also nice and the facilities were great. I think they had more selection in floor plans to choose from. So that’s nice for somebody who needs options. Th … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Murrieta

24350 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Brookdale Murrieta in Temecula is conveniently located to a wide array of medical facilities, stores and parks. The beautiful, well-maintained community strives to make Brookdale Murrieta feel like a … (read more)
Brookdale Murrieta in Temecula is conveniently located to a wide array of medical facilities, stores and parks. The beautiful, well-maintained community strives to make Brookdale Murrieta feel like a … (read more)

Paying for Assisted Living in Riverside County

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the United States pay $4,300 per month on average for assisted living services. Across the country, monthly rates vary drastically, depending on state-mandated licensing requirements and local costs of living. California is relatively costly, with monthly fees averaging $5,000. Despite the state it’s located in, Riverside County is a cheap option for assisted living. Cost data isn’t available for the county as a whole, but information for the Riverside area, which includes the county’s principal city of Riverside, shows that local seniors pay just $3,900 per month for care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Riverside County is among the most economical regions in California for assisted living, with facilities charging approximately $3,900 per month. The only surveyed city with lower monthly care fees is Bakersfield, where fees are roughly $300 lower at $3,613 monthly. In Yuba City, care costs are consistent with the national average at $4,343 per month, and in the San Diego area, fees come in at $4,525. The monthly rate in the Los Angeles area is equal to the state median at $5,000, and in El Centro, fees are considerably higher at $5,825. The San Francisco area is relatively costly at $6,100 per month, and Salinas has the highest fees in the state at $7,100.

$3900

Riverside County/Riverside Area

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5825

El Centro

$4525

San Diego Area

$5000

Los Angeles Area

$3613

Bakersfield

$7100

Salinas

$6100

San Francisco Area

$4343

Yuba City

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Riverside County

California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, offers financial assistance to help impoverished seniors cover the cost of assisted living. Those who are eligible may be able to take part in the state’s Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP).

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Riverside County

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 Riverside County

ResourceContact Service
Riverside County Office on Aging(951) 867-3800The Riverside County Office on Aging is the local Area Agency on Aging. This independent nonprofit organization receives federal funds to administer 27 programs and services, all of which are free to those who meet minimum qualifications. Its HelpLink Information & Assistance Program is staffed by Community Resource Specialists who provide options counseling and information on elder abuse over the phone, and through its Care Coordination & Case Management Program, the agency helps seniors obtain short-term and long-term case management. The agency also facilitates social and recreational programs and activities throughout the county.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(833) 772-6624The countywide Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy for those who reside in assisted living, educating residents of their rights and ensuring that they receive the services in their care plans. The ombudsman monitors assisted living facilities to ensure that they are following state guidelines. They also field and investigate reports of abuse in assisted living facilities.
HICAP of Riverside County(909) 256-8369HICAP is the statewide senior health insurance program. Through this program, older adults get free, unbiased advice regarding their Medicare benefits, along with information on available Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans in Riverside County, long-term care insurance and Medi-Cal benefits, which can help them find options for covering assisted living expenses.
Inland Counties Legal Services(951) 368-2555Inland Counties Legal Services is a local nonprofit law agency that provides free civil legal services and representation to income-qualifying seniors in Riverside County. Through this office, older adults get help with obtaining public benefits, such as Medicare, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, which can help them cover assisted living costs.
Riverside County Veterans’ Services(951) 955-3060The county’s Department of Veterans’ Services helps local veterans and their spouses or survivors access local, state and federal benefits that they’re entitled to, including benefits that may help cover assisted living expenses. Through this office, veterans get help with applying for the Aid and Attendance benefit, disability compensation and pension programs, as well as information on qualifying for VA healthcare services or veterans’ home placement.
Janet Goeske Center(951) 351-8800The Janet Goeske Center is one of the numerous nonprofit senior centers in Riverside County. It’s centrally located and features over 25,000 square feet of meeting rooms, auditoriums, game rooms and a fitness center. Membership is open to those aged 50 and over and provides access to a full array of recreational amenities, including 200 weekly activities, such as games and dances, congregate meals and access to tennis courts and a swimming pool. The center also provides Senior Advisor services, providing members with information on available managed care health insurance plans, estate planning and wills, elder abuse and assisted living options.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Riverside County

Riverside County-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 Riverside County