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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Temecula, CA for 2024

Located in scenic Southern California in the heart of the South Coast wine region, Temecula is a vibrant city sought out for its natural beauty, exceptional weather and access to outstanding healthcare facilities. Older adults account for about one in 10 of its 115,000 residents, promoting social and recreational opportunities for retirees. 

For many seniors who need some personal care services but want to maintain as much independence as possible, assisted living may be a suitable option. These facilities offer help with daily living activities, housekeeping and laundry, recreational programming and in some cases, amenities, such as pools and fitness centers. Care costs vary depending on a given facility’s location and amenities, but the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that on average, seniors in Temecula pay $4,525 per month.

This guide highlights some things to consider before transitioning to an assisted living facility in Temecula, including how facilities are licensed and the benefits and drawbacks of living here. It also provides more information on local senior care expenses and agencies that help individuals understand their options for paying for care.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Temecula

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, licenses assisted living facilities in Temecula and enforces compliance with state-mandated regulations through an initial licensing process and periodic inspections.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Temecula

  • Compared to the rest of California, Temecula’s cost of living is moderate. On a 100-point index, the city is about 7% cheaper than the state as a whole. However, it’s about 43% more expensive than the national average, which may be a consideration for those moving to this city from other regions of the country.  
  • Taxes in Temecula are high and may impact how much money seniors are able to spend on assisted living services in Temecula. Most retirement income is fully taxed by the state, which has among the highest income tax rates in the nation. However, Social Security income is exempt, so those who rely primarily on this income may not be affected by local income taxes.  
  • Temecula’s weather is among the most compelling benefits for retirees who enjoy outdoor living. Over the course of the year, high temperatures range between 67 and 94 degrees, and on a 10-point index, the city scores 8.6 versus the national score of 7. Its climate is relatively dry, with the city seeing just 12 inches of rain and no snow in a given year.  
  • Temecula’s air quality, which is a measure of how much pollution is in the air, is roughly on par with the national value. On a 100-point index, the city is rated 60, which is two points higher than the U.S. rate of 58. This may benefit seniors with cardiovascular or respiratory issues.  
  • The property crime rate in Temecula is on par with the national average, rating a point higher than the nation at 36.3 on a 100-point index. Violent crime is highly unusual in this city, with the most recent data showing 142 incidents per 100,000 people. This is considerably lower than violent crime rates in similarly sized cities, such as Oceanside, Escondido and Moreno Valley.  
  • Despite high overall living costs in Temecula, the cost of healthcare in this city is very affordable, coming in about 16% lower than the national median. The city is home to Temecula Valley Hospital, a 140-bed hospital with state-of-the-art technology and major specialty services, such as open-heart surgery and neuroscience services.    

Paying for Assisted Living in Temecula

Temecula is one of the cheapest cities in California for assisted living. On average, seniors in this city pay $4,525 per month for care. While this is higher than the national rate of $4,300, it’s several hundred dollars lower than the statewide median of $5,000. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Temecula is a relatively affordable option for those seeking assisted living in California, with services coming in at $4,525 per month on average. In Stockton, care costs are among the lowest in the state at $3,500, and in Redding, monthly fees are comparable to Temecula’s rates at $4,500. In Los Angeles, the monthly average is on par with the state median at $5,000.  

Temecula

$4,525

California

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

Los Angeles

$5,000

Stockton

$3,500

The Cost of Other Types of Care

Assisted living is one of the cheapest senior care options in Temecula, with facilities charging approximately $4,525 per month for housing and services. Seniors who live at home and obtain services in a daytime community setting, also called adult day health care, pay the lowest rate of $1,733 per month. Homemaker services, which include personal care and housekeeping, and home health aide services, which also include skilled nursing, both cost $5,716 per month. Seniors in nursing homes pay $10,722 per month for semiprivate rooms and $14,433 for private rooms.  

Homemaker Services

$5,716

Home Health Aide

$5,716

Adult Day Health Care

$1,733

Assisted Living Facility

$4,525

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10,722

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$14,433

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Temecula

In Temecula, low-income seniors can qualify for financial aid to help pay for the cost of assisted living. Currently, there are two programs that may help fund assisted living, including Medi-Cal, which offers an Assisted Living Waiver program, and Supplemental Security Income – Category G

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

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 Temecula

Seniors in Temecula obtain advice, support and referrals through several local nonprofit agencies, which can help them make educated decisions regarding their care needs. The following organizations can help older adults assess their care needs, determine options for covering assisted living and connect them with community-based services and supports.  

ResourceContactService
Riverside County Office on Aging(951) 867-3800The Riverside County Office on Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Temecula region and administers 27 programs and services to area residents aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors can speak with trained Community Resource Specialists who provide options counseling and information on recognizing and preventing elder abuse and finding resources for covering assisted living services.  
Council on Aging Southern California(909) 256-8369The Council on Aging provides health insurance options counseling to help seniors understand their Medicare benefits and options for paying for assisted living services. It also has a long-term care ombudsman who assists with issues, such as physical and financial abuse and concerns about quality of care in residential care facilities.  
Inland Counties Legal Services – Riverside Office(951) 368-2555Inland Counties Legal Services provides free senior legal aid to older adults in Temecula. Through the Riverside office, legal professionals provide in-person and over-the-phone support to help older adults resolve issues, such as health insurance and identity theft, denied health insurance claims and Social Security overpayment. The office can also help seniors review assisted living contracts and understand payment obligations.  
Mary Phillips Senior Center(951) 694-6464The local senior center hosts daily congregate meals and a wide range of activities to fit the needs and interests of older adults. The center features a craft room, two meeting rooms, four pool tables, a library and computers with Internet access. Members participate in board and care games, choir, fitness classes and informational and educational presentations.  
Temecula Vet Center(951) 302-4849The Temecula Vet Center helps local veterans and their families access benefits that may help cover assisted living expenses, including the Aid and Attendance benefit, pension programs and disability compensation. It can also screen veterans for eligibility for VA assisted living facility placement, which may be a cost-effective alternative to care in a private facility.  

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Temecula

Temecula-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

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Review of Angelica's Home

I came from a nursing home background and Angelica’s Home is how some people would imagine what heaven would be like. The staff.is very kind. With a smaller census, all of us residence.received a...

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CMuse

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Great, caring staff. Very much like home. Real home cooked meals. The personal attention is excellent. Clean, spacious rooms.

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Stacie

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