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There are 16 assisted living facilities in Santa Maria, CA and 5 assisted living facilities nearby. The average cost of assisted living in Santa Maria, CA is $4,825 per month.
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is a campus-style senior community nestled in the Santa Maria Valley, one hour north of Santa Barbara and 30 minutes south of San Luis Obispo.
The median cost of assisted living in Santa Maria for a single-occupancy apartment is $4,825/month (Genworth - 2018). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
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Santa Maria Terrace was nice. They served us a really good lunch, and it was a clean facility. They had tours and offered to take you to doctors' offices. We liked the garden area and the assembly room, and when we were there they were singing. It was pretty nice. The staff was very nice.Read more Santa Maria Terrace reviews
I was very impressed with Santa Maria Terrace. The only thing I didnt like about it was they had very restrictive kitchen hours. I don't think I'd have a problem living there though. The rooms were good. They have a full range of activities for seniors and certainly more than I would probably use. The kitchen hours we...Read more Santa Maria Terrace reviews
Santa Maria is a vibrant and lovely city in central California known for producing great wine and the delectable “Santa Maria Style” barbecue. A warm coastal climate near the ocean makes assisted living in Santa Maria a great choice for seniors.
In addition to the lovely vineyards that make Santa Maria part of one of the largest wine-producing areas in the United States, the city has set aside several great parks and outdoor facilities for strolling and relaxing.
A popular retreat for residents, Oso Flaco Lake offers guided walking tours of their grounds, which are populated with 200 varieties of birds to watch. Residents of assisted living in Santa Maria can stick their toes in the sand and enjoy staring out over the ocean at nearby Shell Beach or the charming and fun Pismo beach.
Entertainment is abundant in Santa Maria with a Natural History Museum and a number of great art galleries. Popular choices include the David Ryan Gallery, which exhibits of over 30 artists, and the Dunes Center, which offers interactive exhibits and film presentations. Assisted living in Santa Maria is made even better by a lively theater community.
The city is home to the renowned Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, which boasts such alumni as Kathy Bates and Robin Williams. Here seniors can enjoy top-notch plays and theatrical productions. Additionally, the city has great places for shopping, such as the many stores at the Santa Maria Town Center and the great antiques at the city’s Antique Mall. Visits to the local Farmer’s Market yield fresh fruits, vegetables and homemade foods.
Assisted living in Santa Maria offers seniors easy and convenient access to hospitals and medical centers. The Marian Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals on California’s central coast and has great heart, cancer and rehabilitation centers. Several convenient urgent medical centers are also located throughout the city for quick medical care.
Transportation is easy for seniors enjoying assisted living in Santa Maria. The city’s local bus service, Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT), runs throughout both the city and the county to other nearby areas. For longer travel, the Santa Maria Public Airport offers regular flights to Los Angeles and Greyhound runs regular bus services.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Santa Maria is $3,725,* about $225 more a month than the median cost of assisted living in the state of California. However, rates in this area can range from $1,750 to $5,700 per month for a private, one-bedroom unit due to variations in facility size, location and services provided. Seniors who are looking for assisted living in Santa Maria should be prepared to spend at least $44,700 a year for residential care.
With breezy coastal air, magnificent wines, beautiful parks and a vibrant art community, Santa Maria is a great city in which to live. Assisted living in Santa Maria offers seniors plenty of activities, good weather and quality medical facilities. Learn more about local senior housing options on our Santa Maria assisted living page.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
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