Assisted Living Facilities in California

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of California. There are more than three thousand California Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of California assisted living facilities available in your area.

Assisted living facilities, assisted living residences, or board and care homes provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), coordination of services by outside health care providers and monitoring of residents to ensure their safety and well being. Personal care services and supervision of medications is also provided to residents. Many assisted living facilities offer independent living as well as assisted living. California is home to many of our nation's most populous cities, and there are many choices for senior housing and elder care in California. Moving to assisted living in California can be the best solution for seniors who prefer a moderate climate, need some assistance with daily needs, want to live an active and fulfilling life, and value their independence. The many choices for senior living offer varying degrees of independence for the residents in California. 

Please select a County to view the Directory of California Assisted Living Facilities:

Alameda CountyAmador CountyButte County
Calaveras CountyColusa CountyContra Costa County
Del Norte CountyEl Dorado CountyFresno County
Glenn CountyHumboldt CountyImperial County
Inyo CountyKern CountyKings County
Lake CountyLassen CountyLos Angeles County
Madera CountyMarin CountyMariposa County
Mendocino CountyMerced CountyModoc County
Monterey CountyNapa CountyNevada County
Orange CountyPlacer CountyPlumas County
Riverside CountySacramento CountySan Benito County
San Bernadino CountySan Bernardino CountySan Diego County
San Francisco CountySan Joaquin CountySan Luis Obispo County
San Mateo CountySanta Barbara CountySanta Clara County
Santa Cruz CountyShasta CountySiskiyou County
Solano CountySonoma CountyStanislaus County
Sutter CountyTehama CountyTulare County
Tuolumne CountyVentura CountyYolo County
Yuba County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

AdelantoAgoura HillsAlamedaAlamo
AlbanyAlbionAlhambraAliso Viejo
AlpineAltadenaAlturasAmerican Canyon
AnaheimAndersonAngels CampAngwin
AntelopeAntiochApple ValleyAptos
ArcadiaArroyo GrandeArtesiaAtascadero
AtwaterAuberryAuburnAzusa
BakersfieldBaldwin ParkBanningBayside
BeaumontBella VistaBellflowerBelmont
Ben LomondBeniciaBerkeleyBeverly Hills
Big Bear CityBishopBloomingtonBonita
BonsallBorrego SpringsBrawleyBrea
BrentwoodBrowns ValleyBrownsvilleBuena Park
BurbankBurlingameCalabasasCalifornia City
CalimesaCalistogaCamarilloCambria
CaminoCampbellCanoga ParkCanyon Country
Capistrano BeachCardiff by the SeaCarlsbadCarmel
Carmel ValleyCarmichaelCarpinteriaCarson
CastaicCastro ValleyCastrovilleCathedral City
CeresCerritosChatsworthChico
ChinoChino HillsChowchillaChula Vista
Citrus HeightsClaremontClaytonClearlake
Clearlake OaksCloverdaleClovisCoalinga
CoarsegoldColtonComptonConcord
CorningCoronaCorona del MarCoronado
Corte MaderaCosta MesaCotatiCovina
Crescent CityCulver CityCupertinoCypress
Daly CityDana PointDanvilleDavis
Deer ParkDel MarDelanoDesert Hot Springs
Diamond BarDinubaDixonDowney
DuarteDublinEl CajonEl Centro
El CerritoEl DoradoEl Dorado HillsEl Macero
El MonteEl SobranteElk GroveElverta
EmeryvilleEmpireEncinitasEncino
EscalonEscondidoEspartoEtna
EurekaExeterFair OaksFairfield
FallbrookFillmoreFolsomFontana
ForesthillForestvilleFortunaFountain Valley
FowlerFreedomFremontFrench Camp
FresnoFullertonGaltGarden Grove
GardenaGeorgetownGilroyGlendale
GlendoraGoletaGranada HillsGrand Terrace
Granite BayGrass ValleyGreenbraeGrenada
GridleyGrover BeachGualalaHacienda Heights
HanfordHarbor CityHawaiian GardensHawthorne
HaywardHealdsburgHelendaleHemet
HerculesHermosa BeachHesperiaHighland
HighlandHilmarHollisterHoltville
HughsonHuntington BeachImperial BeachIndian Wells
IndioInglewoodIoneIrvine
JacksonJamestownJamulJoshua Tree
JulianKelseyvilleKenwoodKerman
KernvilleKingsburgLa Canada FlintridgeLa Crescenta
La HabraLa JollaLa MesaLa Mirada
La PalmaLa PuenteLa QuintaLa Verne
LafayetteLaguna HillsLaguna NiguelLaguna Woods
Lake ElsinoreLake ForestLakeportLakeside
LakewoodLancasterLathropLawndale
Lemon GroveLemooreLincolnLittleriver
LittlerockLive OakLivermoreLodi
Loma LindaLomitaLompocLong Beach
LoomisLos AlamitosLos AltosLos Angeles
Los BanosLos GatosLos MolinosLos Osos
Lower LakeLynwoodMaderaMalibu
Manhattan BeachMantecaMarch Air Force BaseMarina
MariposaMartinezMarysvilleMcKinleyville
MenifeeMenlo ParkMentoneMerced
Midway CityMill ValleyMillbraeMilpitas
Mira LomaMirandaMission HillsMission Viejo
ModestoMonroviaMontaraMontclair
MontebelloMontereyMontroseMoraga
Moreno ValleyMorgan HillMorro BayMoss Beach
Mountain ViewMurrietaNapaNational City
Nevada CityNewarkNewbury ParkNewcastle
NewhallNewport BeachNiceNipomo
NorcoNorth ForkNorth HighlandsNorth Hills
North HollywoodNorthridgeNorwalkNovato
Oak ParkOak ViewOakdaleOakhurst
OaklandOakleyOakvilleOceanside
OjaiOlivehurstOntarioOrange
OrangevaleOrindaOrlandOroville
OxnardPacific GrovePacific PalisadesPacifica
PacoimaPalm DesertPalm SpringsPalmdale
Palo AltoPalos Verdes PeninsulaPanorama CityParadise
PasadenaPaso RoblesPenn ValleyPenngrove
PenrynPerrisPetalumaPinole
Pismo BeachPittsburgPlacentiaPlacerville
Pleasant HillPleasantonPoint Reyes StationPomona
PortervillePortolaPortola ValleyPoway
RamonaRancho CordovaRancho CucamongaRancho Mirage
Rancho Palos VerdesRancho Santa MargaritaRed BluffRedding
RedlandsRedondo BeachRedwood CityReedley
ResedaRialtoRichmondRidgecrest
Rio DellRio LindaRio VistaRipon
RiverbankRiversideRocklinRodeo
Rohnert ParkRosemeadRosevilleSacramento
Saint HelenaSalidaSalinasSan Andreas
San AnselmoSan BernardinoSan BrunoSan Carlos
San ClementeSan DiegoSan DimasSan Fernando
San FranciscoSan GabrielSan JacintoSan Jose
San Juan CapistranoSan LeandroSan LorenzoSan Luis Obispo
San MarcosSan MartinSan MateoSan Pablo
San PedroSan RafaelSan RamonSanger
Santa AnaSanta BarbaraSanta ClaraSanta Clarita
Santa CruzSanta MariaSanta MonicaSanta Rosa
SanteeSaratogaScotts ValleySeal Beach
SeasideSebastopolSelmaShafter
Shasta LakeSherman OaksShingle SpringsSierra Madre
SilveradoSimi ValleySolana BeachSolvang
SomisSonomaSonoraSoquel
SoulsbyvilleSouth PasadenaSouth San FranciscoSpring Valley
StantonStevenson RanchStocktonStrathmore
Studio CitySuisun CitySun CitySun Valley
SunlandSunnyvaleSusanvilleSutter Creek
SylmarTaftTarzanaTehachapi
TemeculaTemple CityTerra BellaThousand Oaks
TomalesTorranceTracyTujunga
TulareTurlockTustinTwentynine Palms
UkiahUnion CityUplandUpper Lake
VacavilleValenciaVallecitoVallejo
Valley CenterValley SpringsValley VillageVan Nuys
VeniceVenturaVictorvilleVictorville
Villa ParkVisaliaVistaWalnut
Walnut CreekWatsonvilleWeimarWest Covina
West HillsWest HollywoodWest SacramentoWestlake Village
WestminsterWhittierWildomarWilliams
WillitsWilmingtonWiltonWinchester
WindsorWinnetkaWofford HeightsWoodland
Woodland HillsYorba LindaYountvilleYreka
Yuba CityYucaipaYucca Valley

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care
Licensing Division (CCLD) manages the licensure and oversight of Residential
Care Facilities for the Elderly in California. You can verify the current license status of an assisted living facility in California by checking licenses for Residential Care for the Elderly at the California Community Care Licensing.

California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE)

RCFEs (many times called "Assisted Living" or "Board and Care") provide services to persons 60 years of age and over and persons under 60 with compatible needs. They provide care, supervision and assistance in areas such as medication management, food service and bathing. RCFEs additionally may accept and retain residents with conditions requiring incidental medical services when the residents can self-care for the condition or when the resident has outside help from a medical professional. Examples of conditions requiring incidental medical services include diabetes, incontinence, catheters and dementia care. RCFEs with Hospice Waivers may provide care to residents who are receiving hospice services. RCFEs in California range in capacity from six residents or less to over 800 residents.

Touring Assisted Living Facilities in California

It is very important for you to use your own judgement when you tour California assisted living facilities. You are the best person to determin if your own needs and preferences and/or those of your loved one can be met at the ALF. Since you will have many things to do during your visit, you might want to make notes of your question and concerns. Some of the items you'll want to check out during your visit may include:

1) The condition of the building and grounds
2) Take the opportunity to talk to some facility residents
3) Talk to the facility administrator who is in charge of daily operations
4) Talk to a few of the facility staff members
5) Ask to see a copy of the Admission Agreement
6) Ask to see the facility license and verify that it is current
7) Ask about medication procedures and policies
9) Ask about the facility training program for staff

See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in California - 2011

It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.