Banning is a small town of slightly under 30,000 residents. It’s located in Southern California, an area that’s popular with retirees. Approximately 29.3% of Banning’s population is aged 65 and over. Although California has a high cost of living compared to the national average, the cost of living in Banning is lower than the overall average for California, and the cost of groceries and health care in Banning is lower than both the national and California average. California is also fairly tax-friendly for retirees despite its reputation for having high personal income tax rates. Social Security isn’t subject to state tax in California, and low- and middle-income seniors are taxed on other types of retirement income at a far lower rate than their wealthy counterparts.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Banning is $5,475, which is higher than the national and California averages. Assisted living facilities provide safe environments for seniors who can no longer live alone but don’t require a nursing home level of care.
This guide provides an introductory look at assisted living, including cost comparisons with other California communities and a list of resources for seniors in Banning.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Banning
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 Banning
Assisted living in Banning costs an average of $5,475 per month although the cost of individual facilities varies depending on their location within the community and the services and amenities they offer.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Banning
At a monthly average of $5,475, assisted living in Banning is slightly higher than the California average of $5,250 and significantly higher than the national average of $4,500.
The United States
Within California, assisted living costs range from a high of $7,048 in Santa Rosa to a low of $3,450 in Visalia. Assisted living in the state capital Sacramento costs an average of $5,225, but prices rise to $6,319 in San Francisco and fall to $4,450 to the north in Redding. Riverside residents pay an average of $4,000, while their counterparts near the Arizona border in El Centro pay an average of $6,150.
Note:Data for Banning was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Banning
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:
The Banning Senior Center offers a range of activities, special events and classes to suit a variety of personal needs and preferences. The center also serves as a referral agency for those seeking assistance with medical, legal or financial issues. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A hot, nutritious lunch is available each weekday at 11:30 a.m.
As the Area Agency on Aging for Banning and surrounding communities, the Riverside County Office on Aging provides a number of indirect and direct services to those aged 60 and over. Indirect services include referrals to local, state and federal programs and services designed to help older individuals enjoy a good quality of life and retain their independence. Direct services include short- and long-term case management, the Fit After 50 Exercise Program and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.
Residents of long-term care facilities and their loved ones who are concerned about various aspects of care can contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for investigative and advocacy services. Trained volunteers and professional staff work to ensure that the legal rights of residents of assisted living and other long-term care facilities are not violated. All complaints are kept completely confidential.
Riverside County Department of Veterans Services assists veterans and their immediate families and their survivors with accessing medical treatment, compensation for service-related disabilities, life insurance and military survivor benefits. The agency also provides referrals to Agent Orange programs, hospital care and state benefits.
Elderly and disabled Banning residents requiring transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, stores and other locations within the community can access curb-to-curb service from Banning Dial-a-Ride. Reservations must be made in advance.
Banning Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Banning 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.