Anaheim is a mid-sized city in California and home to an estimated 350,365 residents as of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Seniors make up a relatively small part of the total population, with just 11.1% of residents aged 65 or older. With temperatures that rarely fall below 46 degrees Fahrenheit, the winters in Anaheim are mild, allowing seniors to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Summers also offer fairly mild temperatures, with July highs rarely exceeding 84 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Sperling’s Best Places. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, this city offers plenty to explore, from the famous attractions at Disneyland to the farm-fresh food served up at Knott’s Berry Farm.
You may want to consider assisted living if you want to remain independent, but need help with some daily activities. Assisted living facilities provide safe environments with professional staff members available around the clock. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Anaheim, CA, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles averages $5,250 per month. That’s the same as the average California cost but above national averages.
In this guide, we provide information about paying for assisted living. We also review how the costs of assisted living in Anaheim compare to costs in surrounding cities.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Anaheim
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Anaheim
Anaheim shares Los Angeles’ average assisted living cost of $5,250 per month.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Anaheim
Anaheim’s assisted living facilities cost the same as the average cost across California. That’s about 16.7% higher than the national average assisted living cost of $4,500.
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You might also be interested in comparing assisted living costs for nearby cities. Anaheim ranks near the middle. Assisted living in the area costs less than Santa Maria’s cost of $5,300 per month. It’s also $225 less than in San Diego. At $5,750 per month, Oxnard costs $500 more than Anaheim, while El Centro is the most expensive nearby city at $900 more. However, assisted living in Anaheim is $1,250 more expensive than in Riverside and $1,500 more costly than the average monthly prices in Bakersfield.
Note: Data for Anaheim was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Anaheim
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
This government agency works in partnership with local nonprofits and acts as the gateway to assistance programs available to senior residents of Anaheim, including meal delivery, transportation, health checks, adult day care and other supports. Caregivers and seniors can also access information about programs for which they may qualify.
The North Orange County Vet Center provides information, assistance and advocacy for veterans in their pursuit of medical and financial benefits. Representatives can help determine eligibility for a variety of programs, including those that provide direct financial help with the costs of assisted living.
Located in the Brookhurst Community Center, the Anaheim Senior Citizens Club offers seniors a safe place to socialize and participate in activities, such as bridge, bingo and hobby clubs. It also offers wellness checks and helps with travel and quality of life services.
The H. Louis Lake Senior Center acts as a community hub for seniors and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle by providing congregate meals and fitness classes such as yoga and Tai Chi. Bingo nights, crafts and pool tournaments are all on the schedule, along with meet ups for a variety of hobbyists.
Anaheim Community Services manages the Senior Wheels Transportation Program to assist housebound seniors with running errands, getting to medical appointments and maintaining social relationships. This program offers transportation to and from a variety of places, provided destinations are within a 10-mile radius of a senior’s home.
Anaheim Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Anaheim area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.