Assisted Living in Hemet, California
Ideally situated in Southern California’s San Jacinto Valley in the southwestern portion of Riverside County, Hemet has been a popular snowbirds’ winter destination for decades thanks to its mild climate and natural beauty. Midsummer temperatures are in the 90s, making it a great choice for those who like it hot, but Hemet experiences pleasantly moderate temperatures the majority of the year. Average January lows are in the upper 30s, and spring and autumn weather is very pleasant, with average temperatures in the 70s. Hemet receives an average of 271 sunny days per year, which is significantly higher than the national average of 205. Because of its year-round growing season, local farmers markets always have freshly picked produce.
Those aged 65 and over make up 21.9% of Hemet’s total population of slightly more than 85,000. Assisted living costs average $3,525 per month, but this may vary based on available services, amenities and location.
Note:Data for Hemet was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Riverside, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hemet, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Hemet
With average monthly costs of $3,525, Hemet is among California’s most affordable communities for assisted living. It’s significantly lower than the overall average for the state of California ($4,500) as well as the national average of $4,051 per month. Costs are slightly lower in the neighboring states of Utah and Nevada and somewhat higher in Arizona. Assisted living costs rise substantially north of the California border in Oregon ($4,499) and are even higher in Washington ($5,500).
Costs also vary within California. At the southern end of the state, residents of assisted living facilities in San Diego pay an average of $4,750 per month, while prices in Los Angeles average $4,500 per month. Prices get higher farther up the coast, with those in Salinas and San Luis Obispo paying an average of $5,500 per month. San Jose residents pay the most for assisted living, at $5,853 per month.
Hemet Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who meet income guidelines can apply for California’s Home and Community-Based Services Waiver to help meet the costs of assisted living. The waiver covers services such as grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments and assistance with daily living activities such as grooming, bathing and dressing. The wavier is administered by the State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information on this program.
Hemet Assisted Living Resources
|Riverside County Office on Aging ||(951) 867-3800||As part of California’s Area Agency on Aging, Riverside County Office on Aging serves as the first stop for seniors, caregivers and their families seeking information and resources related to aging. Services provided by the agency include referrals, health insurance counseling, food and nutrition programs and a long-term care ombudsman. |
|Care-a-Van Transportation||(951) 791-3572||Care-a-Van offers transportation options for seniors, low-income and disabled persons in Hemet and the nearby communities of San Jacinto, Sun City and Menifee. Some of the vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts, and all drivers are trained in transporting those with mobility issues. Although a $2 donation is requested, Care-a-Van never turns anyone away for lack of ability to pay. The service is door-to-door, and common stops include medical centers, beauty salons, retail shopping districts and senior centers. |
|American Legion Post 53||(951) 658-2436||The American Legion Post 53 has deep roots in the Hemet community. Founded in 1919, this organization has been providing Hemet veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families with opportunities to socialize and assistance accessing benefits and services. The organization sponsors weekly bingo games and hosts low-cost spaghetti dinners on a regular basis. |
|Hemet Public Library||(951) 765-2300||The Hemet Public Library has abundant opportunities for seniors and others to volunteer. Possibilities include working in the circulation department, tutoring adults in reading and writing in English and working on special projects. |
|Smiles for Seniors ||(909) 790-6671||Smiles for Seniors is a not-for-profit organization that assists low-income seniors aged 65 and over with food assistance, auto repairs and the costs of prescription medication and medical equipment. Applicants must meet income guidelines and be a resident of California to qualify.|
Hemet Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
All assisted living communities within the state of California must comply with rules and regulations set by the state’s Senior Care Licensing Program. Please visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these rules and regulations.