Senior Care

Senior Care Resources in California    

Many aging adults and their families are unaware of the different care options and programs available to them. One that is growing in popularity with families is assisted living, which is designed to maximize independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and assisted living options that are available in their area. You can read more about our work here:

Assisted Living

The sunny state of California offers miles of sandy beaches, rolling mountains and beautiful weather year-round, making it a top retirement destination. Overall, it ranks 24th in the nation on Caring’s Senior Living Report based on factors such as access to health care, crime statistics and regional air quality. In the Quality of Life category, California is ranked second in the country for its high number of public libraries, parks and public transit options. The state is home to world-class medical facilities, including UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. It also has a range of long-term care options for those who need help with daily activities, including over 7,400 assisted living facilities. For older adults who need long-term residential services, assisted living rates come in several hundred dollars higher than the national average at $5,250.

This guide provides more information on assisted living rates in California and how costs compare throughout the state, to nearby states and to other types of care within California. It also lists some statewide nonprofit and government resources to help older adults obtain care, a summary of Medi-Cal benefits and an overview of the regulations that govern assisted living facilities in the state.

For more information, visit Living in California.


Find Assisted Living Options Near Me

At some point in their later years, most older adults will need some type of senior care. Health challenges such as reduced mobility, complicated medication schedules, and reduced vision can make it unsafe for the adult to continue to live independently. While many people immediately think of nursing homes when they think of residential care for seniors, assisted living can be a better option for seniors who need some assistance in their day-to-day lives but do not need regular medical care.

For more information, visit Assisted Living Options Near Me.

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California Assisted Living Guide 

This guide covers the cost of assisted living in across the state and provides an overview of other types of long-term care. It also includes a list of resources for seniors.

Visit Senior Housing Net.


California Residential Alzheimer’s Care (Memory Care): Laws, Costs & Financial Help

If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, or if you suspect he or she may have dementia, it can be overwhelming. To assist you in your search for information, links to common types of dementia, general facts about dementia, diagnosis and treatment of dementia, and caregiving tips are included on this page:  Dementia Care Central


Abestos-Related Diseases Care - Department of The Mesothelioma Center

California has the most asbestos-related deaths in the country and some of the largest deposits of asbestos in the world. From 1999 to 2013 alone, asbestos exposure caused thousands of cases of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in the state.
Older adults are learning more about cancers and other health risks that might affect them. Age is the most significant risk factor for developing cancer.

People 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients. To raise awareness, we recently published a Seniors Guide to Cancer that covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures:

Since seniors make up around 80% of those diagnosed with mesothelioma and it takes anywhere from 20-50 years after exposure to occur, we have created a great guide for mesothelioma as well where members of your community will be able to find at-no-cost services such as monthly online support group sessions where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to cancer patients, on-staff doctors and nurses available to answer any medical-related questions, and patient advocates who work one-on-one with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers, and support groups: