31 Assisted Living Facilities near Santa Barbara, CA

25 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Barbara, CA

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Wood Glen Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
3010 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"I looked at Wood Glen Hall. The lady who runs the establishment gave me a nice tour. I was very satisfied with her. She was extremely competent. I was very satisfied with the grounds, the homes,..." More

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Villa Santa Barbara

Provides: Assisted Living
227 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
"Villa Santa Barbara looked nice. There are like 120 residents, which is a comfortable size. The rooms and the apartments looked fine. They’re mostly studios, which is all my mother would need. The..." More

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Vista del Monte

Provides: Assisted Living
3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"Vista del Monte is a continuing-care-community, so you could go in as independent-living, and then they have assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. It’s a beautiful facility. In the..." More

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Alexander Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2120 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"Alexander Gardens is great. It's like a bed and breakfast. He stayed there for a few months after he broke his hip. The staff was wonderful and professional. The place was clean and affordable. It..." More

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Abiding Care

Provides: Assisted Living
2042 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
"Located near Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara California, Abiding Care ia an Assisted Living Home for 6 seniors. Designed to be complete yet affordable, Abiding Care offers a beautiful turn of..." More

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Grand Care

Provides: Assisted Living
2045 Elise Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
" Grand Care on the Mesa in Santa Barbara is also an inexpensive home, with 6 shared beds in a large newer home on a great street and very near the Ocean side Park. Excellently run by very..." More

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Tree Of Life Retirement Homes, Inc. -...

Provides: Assisted Living
5364 Berkeley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"All of our programs include the following basic services: lodging, laundry services, daily maid, well-balanced meals and snacks, 24-hour staff, nurse on-call, and all utilities are paid with the..." More

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Casa Rhoda 1

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Santa Rosalia Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Casa Rhoda is a family owned residential assisted care provider located in Santa Barbara California. The Demonteverde family and the dedicated caregivers at each Casa Rhoda home provide what they..." More

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Casa Rhoda 2

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Santa Ana Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Casa Rhoda is a family owned residential assisted care provider located in Santa Barbara California. The Demonteverde family and the dedicated caregivers at each Casa Rhoda home provide what they..." More

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Casa Rhoda 3

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Santa Ana Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Casa Rhoda is a family owned residential assisted care provider located in Santa Barbara California. The Demonteverde family and the dedicated caregivers at each Casa Rhoda home provide what they..." More

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Casa Rhoda 4

Provides: Assisted Living
112 Santa Ana Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Casa Rhoda is a family owned residential assisted care provider located in Santa Barbara California. The Demonteverde family and the dedicated caregivers at each Casa Rhoda home provide what they..." More

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Lotus Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
924 Via Los Padres, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"All of our programs include the following basic services: lodging, laundry services, daily maid, well-balanced meals and snacks, 24-hour staff, nurse on-call, and all utilities are paid with the..." More

Valle Verde

Provides: Assisted Living
900 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"We toured Valle Verde Assisted Living. The rooms were fine, but it won't work out for what we need. They were clean and adequate, nothing special, it was just like a bedroom that opens up into a..." More

Maravilla

Provides: Assisted Living
5486 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"I stayed for a week at Maravilla, and I loved it. It's like a five-star hotel. It's highly organized, the amenities are amazing, and it's beautiful inside and out. The food is wonderful,..." More

Heritage House-an Assisted Living Com...

Provides: Assisted Living
5200 HOLLISTER AVE., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"My mother lives in the Heritage House. It is a very high end facility, and the price is pretty expensive. It is small. They had like 60 residents in total. There is a high ratio of health care..." More

Villa Riviera

Provides: Assisted Living
1621 Grand Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
"Villa Riviera is more affordable than any other place I had seen. They didn't want an application fee, which was great, so my dad would have saved money just paying a monthly fee. The place looked..." More

Samarkand

Provides: Assisted Living
2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"This is a high end facility which strives to perform to that expectation. The staff is wonderful taking great care to treat each person as an individual and listen to their needs. They take into..." More

Abundant Care II

Provides: Assisted Living
698 Zink Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"We’ve been pleased at Abundant Care, but there’s not much to do as there are only 6 residents. They have a musician come in and play piano. They’re very nice people; they very good care of the..." More

Cliff View Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
1020 CLIFF DRIVE, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
"My mother spent almost a year here before she passed. The staff was great and very nice. The only thing that bothered me was after her passing are family did not get any kind of condolence from..." More

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Abundant Care III

Provides: Assisted Living
4589 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Villa Alamar

Provides: Assisted Living
45 EAST ALAMAR, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Above All Care, Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
3620 La Entrada, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Casa Rhoda 5

Provides: Assisted Living
107 South Ana Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Casa Rhoda is a family owned residential assisted care provider located in Santa Barbara California. The Demonteverde family and the dedicated caregivers at each Casa Rhoda home provide what they..." More

Edelweiss Home

Provides: Assisted Living
296 Pebble Hill Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

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Villa Blanca II

Provides: Assisted Living
570 Ronda Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
"Villa Blanca is fully licensed, family owned and operated elderly care home that serves seniors in Santa Barbara and Goleta locations. Nestled in beautiful residential neighborhoods our residences..." More

6 Assisted Living Facilities near Santa Barbara, CA

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Granvida Senior Living - Carpinteria, CA

Provides: Assisted Living
5464 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
"We have chosen Granvida Senior Living and Memory Care. We're moving my loved one there tomorrow. It's a very nice place with a very homey feeling. It's brand new, so it is very nice and clean. What..." More

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Peppers Estate

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108
"The Peppers Estate is an upgrade Home in Montecito. The premium rooms and services of the 3 home grouping (Peppers Estate, Abiding Care and Grand Care) are priced better than the larger campus..." More

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Mariposa at Ellwood Shores

Provides: Assisted Living
190 ViaJero Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
"Welcome to Mariposa at Ellwood Shores! Here, you can enjoy the freedom of Independent Living or the added convenience of assistance with our assisted living program. Whatever your needs, you're..." More

Casa Dorinda

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Hot Springs Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

Casa Naomi - Bradford Home

Provides: Assisted Living
7779 Bradford Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

Edelweiss Home For The Elderly

Provides: Assisted Living
7067 Armstrong Road, Goleta, CA 93117

Assisted Living near Santa Barbara, CA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

  • Review of Wood Glen Hall

    I looked at Wood Glen Hall. The lady who runs the establishment gave me a nice tour. I was very satisfied with her. She was extremely competent. I was very satisfied with the grounds, the homes, th... Read more

    Robert
  • Review of Vista del Monte

    Beware, there are other better communities in Santa Barbara! My 82 year old mother was a resident at VDM for 1 year during 2017 before we had to move her out. Staff turnover, medicine mismanagemen... Read more

    gbchab
  • Review of Villa Santa Barbara

    We're living in Villa Santa Barbara. It's only three blocks from downtown and everything is right near us. They offer music in the evening (often live), movies, games several times a day, different... Read more

    Jeanette

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is considered "The American Rivera" because of its Mediterranean climate and location between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Seniors may enjoy the scenic views of Sterns Wharf, zoological gardens, the Solvang and the Chumash Reservation, and Santa Barbara's lush vineyards. 

Seniors will find 25 assisted living facilities, called residential care facilities, in Santa Barbara, with six located in nearby areas like Montecito and Goleta.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

  • Seniors in Santa Barbara enjoy a comfortable climate with approximately 283 sunny days annually, which is more than the U.S. average of 205. Santa Barbara ranks a high 84 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, beating the national average of 54.

  • Santa Barbara is ranked by the American Lung Association as one of the cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution. The air quality rating in Santa Barbara is 64 out of 100; the U.S. average is lower at 58.

  • It’s easy and affordable for seniors to get around Santa Barbara thanks to the city’s public transportation system. Seniors 62 and older with valid ID pay reduced rates for both the standard bus service and the shuttle service.

  • Santa Barbara is rich with arts and culture, which is one reason this city is often referred to as the American Riviera. Many assisted living facilities offer supervised outings to attractions like the Santa Barbara Zoo and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

  • The cost of living in Santa Barbara ranks 254 on a 100-point index, meaning the cost is more than 2.5 times higher than the U.S. average. Los Angeles, for comparison, ranks around 166. Everything from housing to groceries may be pricier in Santa Barbara compared with other cities in California and the United States.

  • Santa Barbara has a property crime rate of 41.9 out of 100. The national property crime rate is lower at 38.1. When it comes to violent crime, Santa Barbara is equal to the rest of the country at 31.1.


Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Barbara

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$6,450.00 Goleta
$4,900.00 Carpinteria
$4,750.00 Montecito
$4,016.00 Santa Barbara
$4,000.00 US
$3,178.00 Ventura
$2,995.00 Oxnard

Assisted Living costs in Santa Barbara start around $4,016 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara and other parts of California, seniors who meet eligibility requirements may qualify for an Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) to make assisted living costs more affordable. Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may also qualify for an Optional State Supplement (OSS), which further reduces the total monthly costs.

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

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara-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.

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