Seal Beach is the classic California beach town with quaint shops and gorgeous year-round weather, but this small coastal city in Orange County is especially popular with retirees. Leisure World retirement community makes up a large part of Seal Beach. Nearly 40% of Seal Beach’s population is aged 65 or older, or about 9,500 of the nearly 24,000 people that call the city home. Its charming, small-town atmosphere, low crime rate and locally-owned shops and restaurants make it a popular locale. Seal Beach is also noted for its 965-acre National Wildlife Refuge and a historic fishing pier that appeals to seniors who like to fish. 

Assisted living residences provide home-like environments where seniors can receive personal assistance and housekeeping services while retaining their independence. Seal Beach’s average cost of assisted living is $5,000 per month, which is higher than the national average but matches the state average.

This guide offers a wealth of information on assisted living in seal beach, including average costs of assisted living in other California cities and costs of alternate senior care options. It also lists senior resources in Seal Beach and the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Seal Beach, CA

2016, 2022

Sunrise of Seal Beach

3850 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA, 90740

Sunrise of Seal Beach is in the coastal town of Seal Beach, California, near major freeways, Naples Island and Long Beach. Guests and family members give the community excellent reviews for its clean … (read more)
Sunrise of Seal Beach is in the coastal town of Seal Beach, California, near major freeways, Naples Island and Long Beach. Guests and family members give the community excellent reviews for its clean … (read more)

Princeville – College Park

3601 Oleander Street, Seal Beach, CA, 90740


2016

Huntington Terrace

18800 Florida Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

Huntington Terrace is in a prime location in Huntington Beach, California, near numerous stores, restaurants and, of course, breathtaking Huntington Beach. Visitors highly praise the facility for the … (read more)
Huntington Terrace is in a prime location in Huntington Beach, California, near numerous stores, restaurants and, of course, breathtaking Huntington Beach. Visitors highly praise the facility for the … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2022

Rowntree Gardens

12151 Dale Street, Stanton, CA, 90680

Located in Stanton, California, Rowntree Gardens is nestled next to Premier Park and the Playa Galleria Shopping Center. Residents and their families praise the facility’s friendly staff, homelike i … (read more)
Located in Stanton, California, Rowntree Gardens is nestled next to Premier Park and the Playa Galleria Shopping Center. Residents and their families praise the facility’s friendly staff, homelike i … (read more)

2017, 2018

Sunrise of Huntington Beach

7401 Yorktown Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

Sunrise is located in a thriving area of Huntington Beach, surrounded by a wide selection of entertainment venues, a shopping mall and, as the name suggests, Huntington Beach. Visitors praise the mode … (read more)
Sunrise is located in a thriving area of Huntington Beach, surrounded by a wide selection of entertainment venues, a shopping mall and, as the name suggests, Huntington Beach. Visitors praise the mode … (read more)

Brookdale Valley View

5900 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA, 92845

Seniors enjoy the convenience of having shops and restaurants just across the road from Brookdale Valley View in Garden Grove, California. Families report that this assisted living facility is a manag … (read more)
Seniors enjoy the convenience of having shops and restaurants just across the road from Brookdale Valley View in Garden Grove, California. Families report that this assisted living facility is a manag … (read more)

Oakmont of Huntington Beach

18922 Delaware Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

My ex-husband lived in Oakmont in Huntington Beach. I spoke to them. They’re very nice, but they are more expensive than where he is now. That would probably be the main thing. Oakmont is very nice. I … (read more)
My ex-husband lived in Oakmont in Huntington Beach. I spoke to them. They’re very nice, but they are more expensive than where he is now. That would probably be the main thing. Oakmont is very nice. I … (read more)

Arbor Palms of Anaheim

3411 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA, 92804

My mom has been in Arbor Palms of Anaheim’s assisted living for a month now. The staff is very nice. They’re very attentive to mom when she needs something. The room is very clean. I like that the mai … (read more)
My mom has been in Arbor Palms of Anaheim’s assisted living for a month now. The staff is very nice. They’re very attentive to mom when she needs something. The room is very clean. I like that the mai … (read more)

2015, 2016

Westminster Terrace

7571 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA, 92683

Westminster Terrace Assisted Living Community was a nice place and they had a lot of amenities that were useful. I liked the layout of the place and the people were nice. So we’re pleased with it over … (read more)
Westminster Terrace Assisted Living Community was a nice place and they had a lot of amenities that were useful. I liked the layout of the place and the people were nice. So we’re pleased with it over … (read more)

Golden Eden III

2602 Ostrom Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90815

My in-laws are staying in Golden Eden III. The experience has been very good. They have settled very well, surprisingly, and the house manager is always available. She bends over backwards to help us … (read more)
My in-laws are staying in Golden Eden III. The experience has been very good. They have settled very well, surprisingly, and the house manager is always available. She bends over backwards to help us … (read more)

Palmcrest Grand Residence

3503 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90807

I took my father with me to Palmcrest Grand Residence, and he really didn’t like it. He said it reminded him of the skilled nursing facility that he stayed in. I couldn’t see him living there and bein … (read more)
I took my father with me to Palmcrest Grand Residence, and he really didn’t like it. He said it reminded him of the skilled nursing facility that he stayed in. I couldn’t see him living there and bein … (read more)

Mom & Dad’s House

4340 Conquista Ave., Lakewood, CA, 90713

Mom & Dad’s House is located on Conquista Avenue in Lakewood, California, north of the Heartwell Golf Course and close to shopping centers, restaurants and movie theaters. This facility offers sha … (read more)
Mom & Dad’s House is located on Conquista Avenue in Lakewood, California, north of the Heartwell Golf Course and close to shopping centers, restaurants and movie theaters. This facility offers sha … (read more)

Westmont of Cypress

4889 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA, 92024

Westmont of Cypress was really nice. It’s a new facility that just opened up. The rooms are nice. The staff members are nice. They showed me their lunch and dinner menu, and they offer a variety. The … (read more)
Westmont of Cypress was really nice. It’s a new facility that just opened up. The rooms are nice. The staff members are nice. They showed me their lunch and dinner menu, and they offer a variety. The … (read more)

Villa Redondo Assisted Living

237 Redondo Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90803

Villa Redondo Assisted Living is a beachside assisted living facility in Long Beach, California. Seniors who appreciate the warm weather year-round will be right at home here. The community has an ons … (read more)
Villa Redondo Assisted Living is a beachside assisted living facility in Long Beach, California. Seniors who appreciate the warm weather year-round will be right at home here. The community has an ons … (read more)

Meadowlark Gardens I

5912 Midiron Circle, Huntington Beach, CA, 92649


Golden Groves Residential Care

2841 Golden Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90806


Glen Park at Long Beach

1046 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90802

Conveniently located just four blocks from the beach and within easy distance of Long Beach’s vibrant downtown, Glen Park at Long Beach offers residents opportunities for strolls along the beach, visi … (read more)
Conveniently located just four blocks from the beach and within easy distance of Long Beach’s vibrant downtown, Glen Park at Long Beach offers residents opportunities for strolls along the beach, visi … (read more)

Integrity Guest Home

6576 Christine Circle, Buena Park, CA, 90620

I’m leaning towards Integrity Guest Home. The tour was wonderful. Kathy gave us the tour, she’s the owner, and she did great. She showed us a room, and everything was clean. The clients were sitting t … (read more)
I’m leaning towards Integrity Guest Home. The tour was wonderful. Kathy gave us the tour, she’s the owner, and she did great. She showed us a room, and everything was clean. The clients were sitting t … (read more)

Rise N’ Shine Villa II

5203 Josie Ave, Lakewood, CA, 90713

Rise N’ Shine Villa II is an assisted living facility located in a suburban neighborhood of Lakewood, California. Residents and their loved ones have peace of mind, knowing that Lakewood Regional Medi … (read more)
Rise N’ Shine Villa II is an assisted living facility located in a suburban neighborhood of Lakewood, California. Residents and their loved ones have peace of mind, knowing that Lakewood Regional Medi … (read more)

Cielo Vista Senior Living

7571 WYOMING ST., Westminster, CA, 92683


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Seal Beach

As part of the California Department of Social Services, the Senior Care Licensing Program monitors and licenses assisted living facilities and other elderly residential care facilities. The Orange County Adult and Senior Care Regional Office handles regulatory inspections and licensing in Seal Beach and throughout Orange County as one of the 13 Senior Care Licensing Regional Offices in California.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Seal Beach

  • Seal Beach doesn’t have a local hospital, but the Los Alamitos Medical Center is just two miles away. This general medical and surgical facility has a medical surgical ICU, cardiac ICU and 24/7 emergency department. It was also rated high performing in its treatment of kidney failure and stroke. Besides this facility, there are several other hospitals located seven miles or less from Seal Beach.
  • The cost of living in Seal Beach is probably its biggest drawback. It’s twice as high as the national average and more than 50% higher than the state average. However, a big portion of the inflated cost is due to housing, which is over four times higher than the national average. Seniors looking for assisted living pay about the same as the state average, so housing costs aren’t as big an issue. Health care costs are about 4% lower than the national average.
  • California doesn’t tax Social Security income but other retirement income is fully taxed, so Seal Beach retirees don’t benefit from a tax-friendly atmosphere.
  • Crime rates in Seal Beach are much lower than the state and national averages. The nationwide violent crime rate averages 22.7, while Seal Beach’s rate is less than half at 11.1. California’s statewide average for violent crime is 25.2. Property crime is also slightly lower with Seal Beach’s rating at 33.5 compared to the national rate of 35.4 and the state rate of 37.1.
  • Seal Beach’s climate is one of the biggest draws. The city boasts eight comfortable months each year with average temperatures between 70- and 85-degrees. August is the warmest month, but the average high is still only 83 degrees and though it can get humid, it’s relatively mild compared to many other locations.

Paying for Assisted Living in Seal Beach

The average cost of assisted living in Seal Beach is $5,000 per month, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This matches the statewide average, but it’s higher than the national average by $700.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Seniors pay less for assisted living in Seal Beach than some cities but more than others. It costs $845 less per month in Seal Beach compared to Oxnard and $825 less compared to El Centro. On the flip side, it’s higher than San Diego’s average by $475 and higher than Riverside’s by $1,100.

$5000

Seal Beach

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5845

Oxnard

$5825

El Centro

$4525

San Diego

$3900

Riverside

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Compared to assisted living, adult day health care costs much less per month at an average of $1,647, but this type of senior care is only suitable for those needing limited care. Receiving senior care at home costs slightly more than assisted living, with an average of $5,434 for homemaker services or $5,529 for home health aides per month. Nursing home facilities provide the most care for the highest cost, averaging $8,060 for semiprivate or $10,570 for private rooms in Seal Beach. 

$5434

Homemaker Services

$5529

Home Health Aide

$1647

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Seal Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Seal Beach

Eligible seniors can find financial assistance services in Ukiah through both the Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the optional state supplement (OSS).

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Seal Beach

Seniors in Seal Beach will find several nonprofits and government entities on a local and countywide level that offer various aging-related programs and services. These resources offer everything from transportation to legal assistance.

Resource

Contact

Services

(562) 431-2527

City of Seal Beach Senior Services offers a variety of programs to help aging adults live fuller, healthier and more independent lives. The programs and services include transportation programs through a partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority, nutrition programs, senior tax assistance and a senior center. Participants of the transportation program must be Seal Beach residents aged 60 and older.

(800) 510-2020

The OC Go SNEMT Program is provided through the County of Orange Office of Aging and provides transportation services to seniors aged 60 or older. Transportation is provided to and from non-emergency medical appointments, plus exercise programs, therapies, dentists, testing facilities and other health-related trips.

(562) 431-2527 Ext 1339

The Seal Beach Senior Center offers programs for seniors, including the Senior Pinochle Club. Seniors aged 50 or older can join the club fee-free, which meets on Tuesdays to socialize and make new friends while taking part in a stimulating game. Drinks are provided.

(800) 510-2020

Seniors throughout Orange County can request information, referrals and other assistance from the OC Office on Aging. Staff members help seniors stay active and enhance their health and safety by connecting them with providers of health care and education, assistive technology, assisted living facilities, crisis intervention, counseling and support, legal assistance, educational opportunities, ombudsman programs, senior employment, fitness classes, volunteer opportunities and transportation.

(800) 300-6222

The COASC LTC ombudsman representatives advocate for residents of long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities, nursing homes and board and care homes. They investigate complaints made by residents, mediate and attempt to resolve these issues. Ombudsmen investigate all suspected neglect and physical, emotional or mental abuse of LTC residents. They also report to state licensing agencies if they witness any serious facility violations.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Seal Beach

Seal Beach-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 California