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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 11 assisted living facilities in Long Beach and 30 in surrounding areas.
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A newly renovated and renamed retirement community, Vista del Mar Senior Living provides assisted living and memory care services to Long Beach seniors in a casual atmosphere.
The people at Vista Del Mar Senior Living were very professional and very helpful. The staff I spoke with was very cooperative, knowledgeable, and told us about all of the services available. It was a very clean place, which was a priority for me. I liked the rooms and the layout of the facility. The room that they sho...Read more Vista Del Mar Senior Living reviews
At Vista Del Mar, everything was fine, except my girlfriend says it's too far away. The place looked pretty clean. They were accommodating. They had a library and a nice dining room where the seniors can go and chat while they’re eating and get to know each other.Read more Vista Del Mar Senior Living reviews
Vista Del Mar is one of the cleaner places we looked at. We like the staff, the location, and the way the facility is managed. They have a lot of activities, but he has not taken part in most of it yet except for the service to take them out shopping. The dining area is nice. The food is very well prepared, and he hasn...Read more Vista Del Mar Senior Living reviews
Vista Del Mar Senior Living was really nice, and I liked how they were well-staffed. We would have wanted a 1-bedroom, but they didn’t have any available. Everything was wonderful and nice, and the studios looked like hotel rooms. The staff was professional, friendly, and attentive.Read more Vista Del Mar Senior Living reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, assisted living in Long Beach costs are the same as the state average of $4,500 and higher than the national average of $4,000. Prices in the nearby cities of San Diego ($4,500) and Oxnard ($4,575) are similar, while costs are notably higher in San Luis Obispo ($5,450), Santa Cruz ($5,595) and San Francisco ($5,500).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Long Beach, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Costs for senior care vary widely depending on the level of care, the location and the number of direct-service hours each week. In Long Beach, nursing home care costs are significantly higher than assisted living. Prices for both homemaker services and a home health aide are comparable to assisted living costs. Adult day health is the least expensive senior care service in the area.
Seniors who want to compare the costs of various types of care need to factor in expenses associated with maintaining a home, such as upkeep, utilities and rent payments. Generally speaking, residential senior care services such as assisted living include room and board.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a national health insurance program that is jointly funded by the federal and state governments. It provides limited access to essential health services for low-income, low-asset Americans.
In California, Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal. Seniors who earn less than $1,242 and senior couples who make less than $1,682 may qualify if they hold less than $2,000 and $3,000 in assets respectively.
Like all other states, Medi-Cal has a retroactive look-back period that assesses all transferred assets and money toward Medi-Cal-eligibility. In California, the look-back period is 30 months.
Applicants must declare earnings from all sources when applying for Medi-Cal, including wages, pension income and interest earned on investments. Countable assets include all real estate except the applicant’s principal residence as long as either the applicant or their spouse continues to live in the home.
Personal belongings such as clothing, household furniture, one vehicle and collectibles are exempt from Medi-Cal asset counts. In California, there is no upper limit on the value of the applicant’s principal residence.
Seniors who have incomes that exceed Medi-Cal limits may qualify for coverage on a Share of Cost basis that calculates Medi-Cal premiums based on the current income of the senior. In many cases, Share of Cost fees are higher than private health insurance premiums.
California Assisted Living Waiver
Seniors who qualify for free Medi-Cal coverage and require the level of care normally provided in a nursing home may also be eligible to receive additional services through the California Assisted Living Waiver.
The ALW helps reduce the rate of nursing home placement by providing additional care and support to seniors in an assisted living facility. ALW services are customized to the needs of each senior and may include personal health care aide services, speech or occupational therapy, specialized medical equipment and medication management.
To be eligible for services under the ALW program, seniors must be current, full-scope Medi-Cal members who meet the normal criteria for placement in a nursing home. Seniors also must be willing and able to live in an assisted living facility rather than a nursing home.
Medi-Cal members are not required to apply for ALW enrollment. Interested seniors can contact a Care Coordination Agency to complete a needs assessment with a registered nurse. If approved, seniors may be placed on a waiting list as there are a limited number of waivers available statewide. Note that Medi-Cal members who are enrolled on a Share of Cost basis are not eligible for the ALW.
For more information on Medi-Cal coverage and the ALW and to reach the local CCA, contact Long Beach Health and Human Service, Medi-Cal Outreach and Health Access Program at (562) 570-7979.
Optional State Supplementation
Seniors in California aged 65 and older who either receive or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits may qualify for additional Optional State Supplementation funding from the state for use toward the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs.
The OSS program provides seniors who reside in an assisted living facility with a maximum of $1,194.37 per month in combined SSI benefits for individuals and $2,388.74 for a couple.
For more information on SSI Optional State Supplementation in California, contact the Long Beach Social Security Office at (800) 772-1213.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program
Veterans and their survivors who receive a VA pension and are housebound or limited in their ability to complete daily living activities independently may be eligible for VA pension top-up funds through the Aid and Attendance and Housebound program.
For Aid and Attendance benefits, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
For the Housebound benefits, applicants must be assessed as 100 percent disabled under VA guidelines and largely limited to their primary residence as a result of the disability. Note that applicants cannot receive both the Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowance concurrently, and disabilities do not need to be related to military service.
For more information on the Aid and Attendance and Housebound program, contact the Los Angeles County Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall at (877) 452-8387.
Seniors who want to make friends, stay active and participate in low-cost events and outings can visit one of the senior centers in Long Beach and neighboring areas. These community centers for older adults offer a wide range of exercise classes, arts and crafts, and organized activities geared toward seniors.
Long Beach Senior Center
1150 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
Weingart Senior Center
5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712
Seniors in Long Beach who need assistance in navigating senior care options, accessing medical transportation or applying for government benefits can contact Long Beach Health and Human Services.
Long Beach Health and Human Services – Main Health Facilities Center
2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815
Long Beach Social Security Office
2005 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90806
Veterans and their survivors who need help with VA pension applications, veterans benefits and services for veterans can contact the Los Angeles County Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall. Local VA health services are available at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall
1816 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
VA West Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
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