Retirees seeking a classic Southern California coastal living experience may appreciate Chula Vista’s nearly idea climate with warm summers, minimal precipitation and mild winters. As the second-largest city in the San Diego metro area, Chula Vista provides a big-city feel seasoned with a generous sprinkling of small-town charm. It was named “beautiful view” in Spanish due to its location between scenic San Diego Bay and the foothills of the nearby San Ysidro and Jamul Mountain Ranges. Historic downtown Chula Vista offers a vibrant arts, culture, entertainment and culinary scene in a walkable environment.
Residential assisted living is a care option for seniors who do not require a nursing home level of care but still need some assistance with everyday tasks. Services include housekeeping, laundry, meals and transportation. Chula Vista residents pay a monthly average of $5,475, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This is typical for other communities in the San Diego area but higher than California’s overall average and the nationwide average.
Our guide to assisted living in Chula Vista covers local resources, cost comparisons and advice on how to pay for it.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Chula Vista
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 Chula Vista
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Chula Vista is $5,475.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Chula Vista
At $5475 per month, assisted living in Chula Vista is $225 higher than the California average of $5,250 and nearly $1,000 higher than the national monthly average of $4,500.
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Assisted living in Chula Vista is more affordable than the San Francisco Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, which average $6,319 and $6,000, respectively. Prices are much lower in the Central Valley, where residents of Visalia pay $3,450, and in the Inland Empire, where costs average $4,000 in Riverside. Prices are also lower in Northern California in Redding, where residents pay an average of $4,450 for assisted living. At $5,225, those in Sacramento pay approximately $450 less than Chula Vista residents.
Note:Data for Chula Vista was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Chula Vista
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:
As the local Area Agency on Aging, San Diego County Aging & Independence Services provides a variety of direct and indirect services to county senior citizens. The AAA provides referrals to local agencies and organizations, Medicare and Medicaid counseling and long-term care advocacy services through its ombudsman office. The agency also publishes an eight-page bulletin 10 times per year, which features a calendar of events, items of interest and volunteer opportunities with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.
Seniors seeking ways to give back to their community can access volunteer opportunities through the City of Chula Vista. Opportunities include helping care for animals awaiting adoption at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, assisting at one of the three branches of the library and joining the Senior Volunteer Patrol with the Chula Vista Police Department.
The Norman Park Senior Center provides social opportunities, wellness workshops, nutritious lunches and a variety of activities and special events for older adults. Activities include ballroom dancing, bridge sessions, arts and crafts projects, watercolor classes and movies. There’s also is a game room where members can enjoy billiards and shuffleboard.
Chula Vista seniors can receive free door-to-door transportation for nonemergency medical appointments through the Sharp Healthcare Transportation Department. Arrangements must be made 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability.
Senior veterans and their families can obtain counseling about local, state and federal service-based benefits at the San Diego County Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Office staff can also help veterans complete and submit applications for benefits, such as VA Aid and Attendance, which can be put toward the cost of assisted living.
Chula Vista Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Chula Vista 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.