Assisted Living in Chula Vista, California
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.
Seniors aged 65 and over comprise approximately 12.1% of Chula Vista’s total population of slightly under 275,000. According to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Chula Vista is $4,750, although costs vary between facilities depending on factors such as location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Chula Vista was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Chula Vista, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Chula Vista
At an average cost of $4,750 per month, assisted living in Chula Vista is slightly more expensive than the California average of $4,500 and significantly higher than the national average of $4,051. Costs are similar in neighboring Oregon at $4,499 but rise to $5,500 further north in Washington. Next door in Nevada, residents of assisted living facilities pay an average of $3,400 per month, while their counterparts to the south in Arizona pay $3,750.
Assisted living costs vary within California, with the lowest costs in Merced at $3,175 and the highest in San Jose at $5,853. El Centro residents pay $4,850, while those on the Central California coastal community of Salinas pay an average of $5,500. Assisted living costs in Napa average $5,250.
Chula Vista Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who qualify for California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, can receive financial help with some of the costs of assisted living through California’s Assisted Living Waiver. The waiver is designed to allow those who need the level of support provided by nursing homes the option of remaining in an assisted living facility. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information about the waiver, including eligibility requirements.
Chula Vista Assisted Living Resources
|San Diego County Aging & Independence Services||(800) 339-4661||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. |
|City of Chula Vista||(619) 691-5000||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. |
|Norman Park Senior Center||(619) 409-1930||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. |
|Sharp Healthcare Transportation Services||(619) 644-4288||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. |
|County Office of Military & Veterans Affairs||(858) 694-3222||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 state of California must comply with all laws and regulations regarding their operations. California’s Senior Care Licensing Program serves as the licensing and monitoring agency. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws and regulations.