San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) sits along the central coast of California. It offers more than 90 miles of beautiful beaches dotted with small towns and ample sunshine. Seniors who live in SLO CAL have opportunities to enjoy year-round mild temperatures, low crime rates and outstanding health care. The vibrant cultural scene of SLO CAL includes more than 250 wineries and 100 wine tasting rooms.

Seniors have approximately 40 assisted living facilities in SLO CAL to choose from, with an average cost of $5,800 per month reported by the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This cost is $1,500 higher per month than the national average of $4,300. These cost of care prices for assisted living are relative to the cost of housing in the SLO CAL area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in San Luis Obispo County, CA

2021

Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO

475 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

Avila Senior Living at downtown SLO is an assisted living community located in San Luis Obispo, California, near US Route 101 and family attractions such as Bishop Peak and Sunset Drive-In Theatre. Gu … (read more)
Avila Senior Living at downtown SLO is an assisted living community located in San Luis Obispo, California, near US Route 101 and family attractions such as Bishop Peak and Sunset Drive-In Theatre. Gu … (read more)

The Oaks at Nipomo

177 Mary Ave, Nipomo, CA, 93444

We talked to The Oaks at Nipomo, and we’re in the process of sharing medical information back and forth. I toured the place. I was very impressed with it, and it’s a nice facility. It’s large, it has … (read more)
We talked to The Oaks at Nipomo, and we’re in the process of sharing medical information back and forth. I toured the place. I was very impressed with it, and it’s a nice facility. It’s large, it has … (read more)

Ingleside Assisted Living

10630 West Front Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422

Conveniently located off U.S. Route 101 in Atascadero, California, Ingleside Assisted Living is close to Paloma Park, the Heilmann Regional Park and the Atascadero State Hospital. Loved ones report th … (read more)
Conveniently located off U.S. Route 101 in Atascadero, California, Ingleside Assisted Living is close to Paloma Park, the Heilmann Regional Park and the Atascadero State Hospital. Loved ones report th … (read more)

Bella Vita Assisted Living

7150 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422

love the place my mom lives there.
love the place my mom lives there.

Atascadero Christian Community/Bethesda House

8455 Santa Rosa Rd., Atascadero, CA, 93422

My aunt moved into Atascadero Christian Community. I like that they check on her every couple hours, all throughout the day and night, and it’s only five minutes away from where I live. It’s a relativ … (read more)
My aunt moved into Atascadero Christian Community. I like that they check on her every couple hours, all throughout the day and night, and it’s only five minutes away from where I live. It’s a relativ … (read more)

South Bay Maxi Care

1410 13th Street, Los Osos, CA, 93402

Two months ago, my husband and I moved in at Southbay Maxi Care. It’s a small facility but everything is pretty good. The staff are really fine and they seem to do their best. The food is not wonderfu … (read more)
Two months ago, my husband and I moved in at Southbay Maxi Care. It’s a small facility but everything is pretty good. The staff are really fine and they seem to do their best. The food is not wonderfu … (read more)

M & L South Bay Maxi Care

1820 Mountain View Drive, Los Osos, CA, 93402


The Oaks at Paso Robles

526 S River Rd., Paso Robles, CA, 93446


Wyndham Residence

222 S. ELM STREET, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420

Wyndham Residence is nestled in Arroyo Grande, California, near Oak Park Plaza and the Elm Street Community Center. Visitors compliment the well-designed rooms and say the 72-resident facility reminds … (read more)
Wyndham Residence is nestled in Arroyo Grande, California, near Oak Park Plaza and the Elm Street Community Center. Visitors compliment the well-designed rooms and say the 72-resident facility reminds … (read more)

Park Place

9435 El Bordo Avenue, Atascadero, CA, 93422

Park Place is located in Atascadero, California, close to Atascadero State Hospital, Heilmann Regional Park and Chalk Mountain Golf Course. The community is praised by visitors for being clean, warm a … (read more)
Park Place is located in Atascadero, California, close to Atascadero State Hospital, Heilmann Regional Park and Chalk Mountain Golf Course. The community is praised by visitors for being clean, warm a … (read more)

The Yellow Rose Inn, Senior Assisted Living

4225 Camp 8 Road, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

Wonderful caring staff and family atmosphere.
Wonderful caring staff and family atmosphere.

Aunt Carol’S Place At The Beach

108 Holly, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449

Aunt Carol’s Place gave seniors exceptional care, but unfortunately is scheduled to close on October 3, 2019. We had a wonderful 81-year-old who had problems with thyroid, bi-polar and dementia. S … (read more)
Aunt Carol’s Place gave seniors exceptional care, but unfortunately is scheduled to close on October 3, 2019. We had a wonderful 81-year-old who had problems with thyroid, bi-polar and dementia. S … (read more)

Paradise Valley Care

9525 Gallina Court, Atascadero, CA, 93422


Garden House

480 Main St., Morro Bay, CA, 93442

Garden House is a pet-friendly assisted living facility located in Morro Bay, California, close to Morro Bay State Park. This facility benefits from a Nutrition in Aging program administered by Califo … (read more)
Garden House is a pet-friendly assisted living facility located in Morro Bay, California, close to Morro Bay State Park. This facility benefits from a Nutrition in Aging program administered by Califo … (read more)

Casa De Flores

1405 Teresa Drive, Morro Bay, CA, 93442

Casa De Flores is conveniently located near State Route 1 in Morro Bay, California, close to the Pacific Ocean and just a short drive from Morro Bay State Park. Visitors praise the facility for its be … (read more)
Casa De Flores is conveniently located near State Route 1 in Morro Bay, California, close to the Pacific Ocean and just a short drive from Morro Bay State Park. Visitors praise the facility for its be … (read more)

Garden View Inn

7105 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422

Nestled in the suburbs of Atascadero, California, the Garden View Inn is located on four wooded acres at the end of a private cul-de-sac. Family members mention that they couldn’t be more pleased with … (read more)
Nestled in the suburbs of Atascadero, California, the Garden View Inn is located on four wooded acres at the end of a private cul-de-sac. Family members mention that they couldn’t be more pleased with … (read more)

The Village at Sydney Creek

1234 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

The Village at Sydney Creek is an assisted living facility located in San Luis Obispo, California, just minutes from the San Luis Obispo Vet Center and a short drive from Sinsheimer Park and San Luis … (read more)
The Village at Sydney Creek is an assisted living facility located in San Luis Obispo, California, just minutes from the San Luis Obispo Vet Center and a short drive from Sinsheimer Park and San Luis … (read more)

Creston Village

1919 Creston Road, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

Nestled on 10 acres of beautiful grounds, Creston Village is located in Paso Robles, California, known for its wineries, olive groves and the Estrella Warbird Museum. Visitors give high marks to the f … (read more)
Nestled on 10 acres of beautiful grounds, Creston Village is located in Paso Robles, California, known for its wineries, olive groves and the Estrella Warbird Museum. Visitors give high marks to the f … (read more)

Alder House

295 ALDER STREET, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420

I’m enjoying Alder House. They take good care of me. There are many good caring workers here. They don’t have anything beyond single rooms, but my room can accommodate all my furniture. They charge st … (read more)
I’m enjoying Alder House. They take good care of me. There are many good caring workers here. They don’t have anything beyond single rooms, but my room can accommodate all my furniture. They charge st … (read more)

Country Livin Senior Home

4930 SYCAMORE ROAD, Atascadero, CA, 93422

This facility is always a pleasure to visit …There is always warm greetings from the caring staff and an undeniable loving country charm!
This facility is always a pleasure to visit …There is always warm greetings from the caring staff and an undeniable loving country charm!

Paying for Assisted Living in San Luis Obispo County

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 places assisted living in SLO CAL much higher than the national average. The average monthly cost for assisted living in the SLO CAL area is $5,800, which is $1,500 more per month than the national average of $4,300. The average for assisted living per month in California is $5,000, $800 a month less than SLO CAL. This amount is a reasonable increase based on the many benefits SLO CAL offers seniors.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Almost 95 miles to the east of SLO CAL and on the other side of the Coastal Mountains is Bakersfield, a more densely populated city. The monthly average for assisted living in Bakersfield is $3,613, much lower than the average for SLO CAL. The trade-off is being far from the coast and all the small-town amenities of San Luis Obispo County. North of Bakersfield and northeast of SLO CAL is Hanford averaging similar costs as Bakersfield at $3,975 a month. South of SLO CAL is Santa Maria, a smaller city with assisted living costs averaging $5,000 monthly and just south of Santa Maria is Oxnard averaging higher at $5,845. Venturing to the north of SLO CAL, seniors have choices for assisted living in Salinas. Still, the monthly average for assisted living is very high, at $7,100. Salinas has a very high cost of living. 

$5800

San Luis Obispo County

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$7100

Salinas

$5845

Oxnard

$5000

Santa Maria

$3975

Hanford

$3613

Bakersfield

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo County

ResourceContact Service
San Luis Obispo Senior Center(805) 781-7306The San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers many clubs and activities along with services for seniors including legal assistance, Medicare resources and help with important paperwork. Seniors who join receive a monthly newsletter, free coffee when visiting the center and programs such as fitness classes, swimming, yoga, music lessons and pickleball.
Paso Robles Senior Center(805) 237-3880The Paso Robles Senior Center offers senior services such as social activities and events, educational classes, legal assistance, computer services, Medicare assistance and volunteer opportunities for seniors. Seniors can gather with their peers and enjoy a cup of coffee or a lively card game. Transportation services are also available. 
Morro Bay Senior Citizens(805) 772-6278Seniors age 55 and up are welcome to join the MBSCI with hundreds of other active adults. Membership provides a monthly newsletter, free dinner at the monthly membership meeting, discounts from local businesses, free information and resources for seniors and plenty of activities to socialize with fellow members.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Services of San Luis Obispo County(805) 785-0132The Long Term Care Ombudsman Services of San Luis Obispo County work to assist seniors in achieving a high quality of life as they age in long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen seek to create an atmosphere of respect and diversity as they support senior’s sexual orientation, gender expression, race, age, culture, disability and spiritual beliefs. The organization offers services by advocating for seniors in long-term care communities, investigating complaints and assisting seniors with paperwork. Seniors seeking a long-term facility receive placement assistance with a list of care facilities, checklists to help with choosing a facility and help with understanding admission contracts.
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens-Area Agency on Aging(805) 925-9554The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens is the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for SLO CAL. This nonprofit agency provides an Aging Network including the federal Administration on Aging (AOA) and the California State Department of Aging. These groups along with the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens assist seniors with services such as aging information and referrals, transportation services, legal help, elder abuse prevention and includes the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo County