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Assisted Living in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California, is situated along the Kern River a little over 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The city has a population of just under 400,000, 9.7% of whom are seniors aged 65 years and older. Bakersfield has a comfortable  climate, with highs in the summer below 100 degrees and lows normally well above freezing, making this a great place for seniors looking to escape from snow and extreme temperatures. Bakersfield has many outdoor recreational spaces, such as Kern River State Park and Lake Ming. Attractions in the city include museums, such as the California Living Museum, and events at the Spectrum Amphitheatre and the Mechanics Bank Arena.

Assisted living in Bakersfield costs $3,650 per month on average, although prices may vary depending on the services offered, location and amenities. There are 40 assisted living communities to choose from in Bakersfield.

15 Assisted Living communities in Bakersfield, CA | 0 nearby communities

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1. Magnolia Place

8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93311

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Riverwalk

350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93312

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. The Palms at San Lauren

5300 Hageman Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93308

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Redwood Senior Living Bakersfield

810 S. Union Ave., Bakersfield, CA, 93307

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2000 / mo

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5. Bella Vita Senior Living

11711 Stonington Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93312

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3800 / mo

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6. The Village at Seven Oaks

4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93311

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. The Pointe At Summit Hills

4501 Upland Point Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93306

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Hoffmann Hospice, Bakersfield, CA

8. Hoffmann Hospice

8501 Brimhalll Road, Bldg 100 , Bakersfield, CA, 93312

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Hallmark of Bakersfield

2001 AKERS ROAD, Bakersfield, CA, 93309

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Westchester Gardens

2228 TRUXTUN AVENUE, Bakersfield, CA, 93304

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Golden Castle Assisted Living, Bakersfield, CA

11. Golden Castle Assisted Living

2607 Mount Vernon, Bakersfield, CA, 93306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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A & A Bakersfield Care Home, Bakersfield, CA

12. A & A Bakersfield Care Home

12203 El Capitan Ave., Bakersfield, CA, 93312

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Divine Mercy Home Care, Bakersfield, CA

13. Divine Mercy Home Care

10239 Lanesborugh Ave., Bakersfield, CA, 93311

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Evergreen Bakersfield Post Acute Care

6212 Tudor Way, Bakersfield, CA, 93306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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Balance Residential Care, Bakersfield, CA

15. Balance Residential Care

9802 Vertrice Ave, Bakersfield, CA, 93311

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Bakersfield, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in Bakersfield

According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Bakersfield is $3,650. This is $850 less than the statewide average of $4,500 per month, and $401 less than the national median of $4,051. Costs are similar in the neighboring states of Arizona ($3,750), Nevada ($3,400) and Utah ($3,400), while they tend to be higher in Oregon ($4,499).






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Costs for assisted living vary greatly across California. North of Bakersfield in San Jose, the average monthly cost is $5,853, while the median cost in Fresno is $3,861. Coastal cities, such as Salinas ($5,500), Santa Maria ($5,248) and San Luis Obispo ($5,500), tend to be higher than the cities farther inland, such as Riverside ($3,525).










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Bakersfield Assisted Living Financial Assistance

California’s Medicaid plan, Medi-Cal, offers the Assisted Living Waiver to qualified seniors who need help covering the cost of long-term care. The ALW gives Medicaid-eligible adults aged 65 and older an alternative to nursing home placement by funding services in an assisted living community. The covered services may include transportation to medical appointments, medication administration assistance and help with daily living activities, among others.

Learn more about the ALW program, the eligibility requirements and application process at our Assisted Living in California page.

Bakersfield Assisted Living Resources

Kern County Aging & Adult Services

(661) 868-1000Kern County Aging & Adult Services provides a wide variety of services and programs for adults 55 and over, such as the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) and referrals to credit counseling, legal aid and support groups. The staff can also help seniors complete applications for Medicare and assist with education and training.
Bakersfield Vet Center

(661) 323-8387The Bakersfield Vet Center assists veterans and their survivors and dependents with determining eligibility and applying for pensions, VA health care services, disability compensation and other programs that may help pay for assisted living, such as VA Aid and Attendance benefits.

Consolidated Transportation Services Agency 

(661) 392-2035CTSA provides transportation services for Bakersfield residents aged 60 and older, and those with disabilities, for medical appointments, grocery shopping, senior activities and other essential trips. Rides are provided at discounted fees and are available Monday through Friday.
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

(661) 325-5943 Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance offers free legal services to low-income area seniors. The nonprofit provides help with civil legal matters, such as health care and public benefits, including denial of coverage or issues with accessing services.
Bakersfield Senior Center (661) 325-1113Bakersfield Senior Center offers a wide variety of activities for older residents of the city, including sewing and exercise classes, bingo, a book club, Bible studies, board games and provides access to a pool table. The center also hosts the nutrition lunch program offered by Kern County Aging and Adult Services.

Bakersfield Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living communities located in Bakersfield must comply with California laws and regulations related to health and safety standards, as well as accommodations, staffing and medication management. The California Department of Social Services handles assisted living community licensing for the state. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about the applicable laws and regulations.