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10 Best Nursing Homes in Long Beach for 2024

Long Beach’s population of 466,742 makes the coastal city the seventh-largest in California. It boasts excellent health care services, such as the highly-regarded Long Beach Medical Center, and many more world-class medical facilities within a 40-minute radius. There’s also an abundance of Medicare registered physicians, including 226 family doctors, so seniors shouldn’t need to compromise on the medical professional of their choice. The city’s nursing homes are of a high standard, too, while still managing to charge fees significantly below the state average. For example, a typical semiprivate room in Long Beach costs $8,060 per month.

Nursing homes provide high levels of medical services for seniors needing 24-hour care. They are equally suitable for those with long-term health conditions and recovering from surgeries and serious illnesses. Staff is typically an in-house or associated physician, registered and licensed nurses and trained housekeepers. There are alternatives for more able seniors, such as assisted living, for those who prefer staff close to hand, and home health care, for those who prefer to receive medical support in their own homes.

This guide includes costs for various types of senior care and a short list of resources for seniors in Long Beach.

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Nursing Home Costs in Long Beach, CA

The average cost for a semiprivate room in Long Beach is $8,060 per month, while a private room is usually around $10,570.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals the typical fee for a semiprivate room in Long Beach is $8,060 per month. This can mean annual savings of $14,244 when compared to the state average. Comparison with the national average isn’t as favorable, but California is the third most expensive state in the country for context.

Comparisons with nearby cities reveal Oxnard’s average costs are $305 per month more than Long Beach, Santa Maria adds an additional $1,597 to that, and San Diego is $2,662 more per month. Only Riverside’s costs of $7,756 are more affordable.

Long Beach

$8,060

California

$9,247

United States

$7,756

Oxnard

$8,365

Santa Maria

$9,962

San Diego

$10,722

Riverside

$7,756

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Many factors influence senior care costs, including the type of services and the provider’s pricing policies. Adult day care centers offer the most affordable option, with costs averaging $1,647, followed by assisted living, at $5,000. Care at home is more costly, at $5,434, while $5,529 per month gets limited medical care, too. Nursing home costs are the most expensive due to the 24-hour intensive levels of care provided. Typically, a semiprivate room in Long Beach costs $8,060, while a private room is around $10,570.

Home care

$5,434

Home health care

$5,529

Adult day health care

$1,647

Assisted living

$5,000

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8,060

Nursing home (private room)

$10,570

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Long Beach, CA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach’s seniors can access many free and subsidized resources. The following list is not comprehensive, so readers who don’t find what they’re looking for should contact Long Beach Health & Human Services, who may be able to help directly or refer them to local agencies that can.

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Medi-Cal(562) 570-7979Uninsured seniors on low incomes who may need nursing home care can get assistance from the Long Beach Department of Health & Social Services. Representatives can discuss options with seniors, helping them understand the criteria required for Medi-Cal support and if they qualify. Those that do can get help with their applications and support during the enrollment process. The representatives can also discuss Covered CA health plans with seniors who aren't eligible for Medi-Cal.
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach(562) 439-5000Meals on Wheels of Long Beach delivers freshly-prepared and nutritionally balanced meals to seniors living alone who cannot cook for themselves. Every delivery includes a meal that can be heated in an oven or microwave, another that can be eaten cold, a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8.75 per day, although seniors struggling to pay can apply for financial assistance. Deliveries are Mondays to Fridays, typically between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
Family Caregiver Support Program(800) 510-2020The Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services department of Los Angeles County operates the Family Caregiver Support Program. The program can inform and train unpaid caregivers looking after loved ones not yet ready for nursing home care. Case managers assess individual caregivers and develop support packages that can support them in their efforts. Additionally, they can arrange for counseling to help caregivers cope with the stresses of their roles and respite services to give them free time to recharge their batteries.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 334-9473The role of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Long Beach is performed by volunteers from WISE & Healthy Aging, a nonprofit organization with many years of experience supporting seniors in Los Angeles County. The ombudsmen can investigate complaints made by nursing home residents, their families and third parties, advocating for the rights of seniors while seeking resolutions with their care providers. If a complaint alleges criminal behavior, such as neglect or elder abuse, the ombudsman will refer it to the appropriate authority.

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