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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 13 assisted living facilities in Anaheim and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Anaheim, CA
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Conveniently located close to local dining, shopping and entertainment, The Meridian at Anaheim Hills offers accommodations and services for assisted living.
At Arbor Palms of Anaheim, we believe in compassionate, graceful aging. We also believe in excellent service. It’s not just an idea – It’s a way of life within our community. Here, we have wellness programs that nourish the body…
Family Choice Senior Care is a licensed, non-medical care facility designed to bridge the gap between independent living and skilled nursing care. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), also known as Board and Care facilities, provide a long-term care…
Ardent Care Assisted Living provides "Mindful Care Giving" for each resident, one at a time. We know, and understand the importance of making each day a little easier, more comfortable, enjoyable, and secure for each of our residents. We value…
For families searching for a residential care facility for their loved one, South Home Care I is an affordable alternative that provides one-on-one care in a homelike setting.
A & A Home Care is located in Anaheim and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . A & A Home Care provides Assisted Living services for each of its residents and if needed, assists them with bathing, grooming,…
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At the Marion Grace Cottage in Anaheim, Calif., seniors receive personalized assisted living services that enable them to retain independence without the worry of daily chores.
We accept seniors with wide range of needs and functionality, from active seniors needing a little help with activities of daily living to total care, including people with: all stages of Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's disease, heart and lung conditions, after stroke,…
I didn’t like Brookdale Anaheim. I felt like I was in one of those nursing homes, and I didn’t like the apartments at all. The staff was very nice. The apartments were very small and clean but not spacious, and there wasn't a kitchen in them at all. They advertise that there is a kitchenette, but there isn't a kitchene...Read more Brookdale Anaheim reviews
My mother moved in to Brookdale Anaheim on May 31st. It's very friendly, open, and very homey, but very hotel like. There are lobbies and places to sit or watch TV. Their dining area is very hotel like, very comfortable, nice, and clean. They've got all the amenities like most places. Your rent includes utilities, laun...Read more Brookdale Anaheim reviews
Brookdale was a decent facility, and the representative who showed us around was excellent. She gave me a lot of information and was forthcoming about prices. I liked the apartment on the ground floor, which had a patio. We have a little dog, which is acceptable there. There were people sitting in the hallway in wheelc...Read more Brookdale Anaheim reviews
Brookdale Anaheim's staff is really good. We had a hard time getting my husband calmed down, but now he's doing really well there. They are wonderful and they have a lot of patience with him. There were a couple of problems, but everything is working a lot better now. He's in a room with a very pleasant roommate and th...Read more Brookdale Anaheim reviews
Anaheim’s assisted living care, at $4,500 per month, is on par with the California average, according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study. However, it’s $500 more expensive per month than the national average.
The cost of assisted living varies significantly throughout California. Seniors in Bakersfield pay the lowest prices in the state at just $3,150 per month. California’s most expensive assisted living care, which is found in the Santa Cruz area, costs $5,595 per month. Other cities, including Sacramento, cost about the same as Anaheim.
Note: Senior care cost data for Anaheim was not available, so data for the Los Angeles area, the closest major city, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
While many factors influence the cost of senior care, the type of care a senior needs is the most significant. Seniors who require adult day health care can expect to pay $1,565 per month, which is approximately one-third the price of assisted living. Seniors with intensive healthcare needs pay $7,604 per month to live in nursing homes, over $4,000 more than their counterparts in assisted living.
At $4,767 per month, in-home senior care options cost slightly more than care in an assisted living facility. However, these in-home prices only include the cost of the care itself, not the other expenses involved with living at home, like rent, utilities or groceries. These types of expenses are generally included in assisted living facilities’ pricing.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a government-sponsored program that provides health coverage to qualified Americans, such as children, pregnant women and seniors. The federal government and the states jointly fund the program. In California, Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal provides coverage for many essential medical services, including:
In addition to these services, Medi-Cal may offer coverage for assisted living care through two waiver programs. These programs, the Multipurpose Senior Service Program and the Assisted Living Waiver, are explained in detail below.
Anaheim residents may qualify for Medi-Cal if they meet certain income and resource requirements. One-person households are limited to $16,146 in yearly income and $2,000 in countable resources. Two-person households may qualify if they earn less than $21,892 per year and have less than $3,000 in resources. Resources include bank balances and stocks and exclude the primary residence and one motor vehicle.
In addition, the program has citizenship requirements. Participants need to be either U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, legal aliens or permanent residents.
Seniors whose income is over the Medicaid limit may be eligible if they pay a Share of Cost. In this program, seniors pay their excess income toward their medical bills, and once they’ve spent enough, Medi-Cal kicks in. The share of cost resets every month.
To apply for Medi-Cal, fill out an online application or call (800) 300-1506. Seniors who get Supplemental Security Income usually get Medi-Cal automatically and don’t need to apply.
Multipurpose Senior Service Program
The Multipurpose Senior Service Program is offered to seniors who qualify for nursing home care but who would rather live at home or in an assisted living facility. The program provides a variety of services to help seniors safely live in the community. These include:
Seniors who are aged 65 or older may qualify for this program if they’re eligible for Medi-Cal coverage and live within an MSSP site’s service area. When making eligibility determinations, MSSP sites also consider the cost of a senior’s care. MSSP services must be provided at a lower price than nursing home care, so seniors with very high health care needs may not be eligible.
The MSSP site for Anaheim and the rest of Orange County is CalOptima. Seniors who want to participate in the program can call CalOptima at (714) 246-8400 to apply or to learn more. It’s important to note that the MSSP program can only serve 11,789 seniors per month. Interested seniors should apply as soon as possible since there may be a waiting list.
Assisted Living Waiver Program
Like the MSSP, the Assisted Living Waiver program is for seniors who require a nursing home level of care but want to live somewhere else. Seniors who live in their own homes or in an assisted living facility have access to three benefits through this waiver:
Seniors may be eligible for the ALW program if they’re enrolled in Medi-Cal with full coverage. Medi-Cal participants who have a spend-down requirement (also called share of cost) aren’t eligible.
Seniors who already have Medi-Cal coverage can apply by contacting a Care Coordination Agency. Registered nurses at CCAs conduct assessments to determine seniors’ care needs. Orange County’s CCA is Access TLC Home Health Care, and it can be reached at (818) 551-1900.
Seniors who don’t have Medi-Cal coverage need to apply before they can receive ALW services. When applying, seniors should mention the need for long-term care.
Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance
Veterans who live in assisted living facilities may be able to get help paying for care through the Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance program. This program provides monthly top-up funding to seniors who already get a basic VA pension.
To be eligible for this program, seniors need to meet at least one of these criteria:
Seniors who meet the program’s requirements can apply in person at their local regional benefit office. Seniors who can’t travel to this office can apply by sending a written request to their Pension Management Center.
For more information, call Veterans Affairs at (844) 698-2311.
Optional State Supplementation
Low-income seniors across the country may receive monthly payments from the Supplemental Security Income program. Some states, including California, provide additional monthly funding to seniors who live in assisted living facilities. This funding, which is called optional state supplementation, helps seniors pay for room and board.
Single seniors can receive a maximum of $262.65 in OSS funding, while couples can receive as much as $824.60. This benefit amount may be reduced if seniors earn other income.
Anaheim residents may be eligible for SSI and OSS if they’re 65 or older and have a low income. To apply, call the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Some of the city’s community centers offer recreational and social programming for seniors. Seniors can take foreign language classes, stay active in low-impact fitness classes and learn new arts and crafts skills.
Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W Crescent Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
Downtown Community Center
250 E Center St, Anaheim, CA 92805
East Anaheim Community Center
8201 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808
Eligible seniors can visit the local VA clinic for their healthcare needs. More Veterans Affairs resources are available in nearby Los Angeles, including a VA hospital. LA’s regional benefit office helps senior veterans get the pensions and benefits they’ve earned through their military service.
Anaheim VA Clinic
2569 W Woodland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801
Los Angeles Regional Benefit Office
11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073
The local AAA provides information about assisted living, senior centers, Medicaid waivers and other areas of interest to seniors. The office also connects seniors to services that can help them age with dignity.
Office on Aging
1300 S Grand Ave, Bldg B, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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