Assisted Living in Alameda, California
Alameda is a beach town in California’s San Francisco Bay Area with roots as a vacation destination, and the resort-like ambiance remains a defining feature of the city. The town has a classic California coastal climate featuring warm, pleasant summers and mild winters. Golf lovers can tee off every month of the year at approximately 50 golf courses within 20 miles of Alameda, including Corsica Park, which is considered one of the best public access golf courses in the country. Alameda also has a thriving farmers market offering farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts items created by local artisans.
Seniors aged 65 and over comprise approximately 15% of Alameda’s total population of slightly less than 78,000 citizens. According to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Alameda is $4,750. Prices of individual facilities may vary depending on location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Alameda was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Alameda, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Alameda
At a monthly average of $4,750, the cost of assisted living is higher in Alameda than the California average and the national average. Costs are lower in Nevada to the east and Arizona to the south at $3,400 and $3,750 respectively. Oregon residents pay an average of $4,499 per month for assisted living, while their counterparts to the north in Washington pay $5,500.
Assisted living costs vary throughout California. Silicon Valley residents pay the highest prices, with a monthly average of $5,823 in San Jose, while seniors in Merced average $3,175. Along the Southern California coast in San Diego, assisted living costs average $4,750. At the northern end of the state, those in Chico and Redding pay $4,925 and $4,250, respectively.
Alameda Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Qualified seniors can receive help meeting some of the costs associated with assisted living from California’s Assisted Living Waiver from the State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. The waiver is designed for those who need a nursing home level of support but would prefer to live in an assisted living facility instead. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information about the waiver, including eligibility requirements.
Alameda Assisted Living Resources
|Alameda Area Agency on Aging ||The577-1900||The Area Agency on Aging for Alameda County provides Alameda County seniors, their families and caregivers with referrals to local, state and federal organizations and agencies designed to improve the quality of life for seniors and promote independence while helping with the application processes for these services. It also offers long-term care advocacy through an ombudsman’s office, a senior crisis hotline, senior nutrition services and a variety of health and wellness workshops. |
|Alameda Mastick Senior Center||(510) 747-7500||Alameda Mastick Senior Center is administered by the City of Alameda Recreation & Park Department. Those aged 50 and over can access hot, nutritious midday meals, group activities such as games, music, outings, on-site movies and arts and crafts and support groups in a welcoming and inclusive environment. |
|Friendship Line California ||1 (888) 670-1360||Friendship Line California is designed to provide lonely or isolated seniors with a way to connect with others. Although the Friendship Line’s primary purpose is to give seniors opportunities for friendly conversation, they also act as a crisis-prevention service. |
|East Bay Paratransit||(510) 287-5000||Seniors and others who are unable to use regular transit vehicles such as buses or trains because of mobility challenges or disabilities can access transportation through East Bay Paratransit. Service areas are limited to 3/4 of a mile from regular bus routes or BART stations. |
|American Legion ||(510) 919-7979||The American Legion offers a variety of services and social opportunities to veterans and their families. Members can socialize with other former military members and families, get help accessing all local, state and federal service-based benefits to which they are entitled and receive emergency financial assistance in certain cases. The American Legion also offers abundant opportunities for seniors and others to put their valuable education, skills and knowledge to good use by volunteering with community-based betterment projects. |
Alameda Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California’s Senior Care Licensing Program monitors assisted living facilities operating within the state of California to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.