Assisted Living in Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach is a mid-size city in Orange County, California, known for its gorgeous coastlines, majestic mountainsides and a temperate and healthy climate free of harsh winters. It has world-class options for shopping and dining and plenty of recreational and sightseeing opportunities for seniors. Its population of just under 200,000 is 16.9% people over the age of 65, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The city has a strong infrastructure of seniors centers and services, including at least 27 assisted living facilities.
The average cost of assisted living in Huntington Beach is $4,500 per month. We provide more in-depth cost comparisons and information resources for assisted living in the city below.
Paying for Assisted Living in Huntington Beach, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Huntington Beach
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Huntington Beach is $4,500, matching the state of California’s overall monthly average and slightly above the national average of $4,051 per month. It’s higher than the rates in some neighboring states: Nevada comes in at an average of $3,400 per month, while Arizona averages $3,750 monthly. The monthly costs in Oregon are nearly on par with those in Huntington Beach and California more generally at $4,499 per month.
Huntington Beach/Los Angeles
The average rate for assisted living in other metropolitan areas in California varies widely. Sacramento and Long Beach line up with the Los Angeles area and the state average at $4,500 per month. San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland are all slightly more expensive at $4,750 per month. In San Jose, the average monthly costs are much higher at $5,853. The Fresno area is considerably cheaper at $3,861 per month, and Bakersfield less expensive yet at $3,600 monthly.
Huntington Beach/Los Angeles
Specific cost data from Huntington Beach was not available. The data for the nearby Los Angeles area was used instead.
Huntington Beach Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The primary source of financial support for assisted living in Huntington Beach is the Assisted Living Waiver, available through Medi-Cal. The ALW is part of a pilot program being run in a number of counties to test the feasibility of a direct assisted living benefit for those who prefer assisted living to nursing home care and have the ability to live safely in an assisted living facility.
Further enrollment and eligibility information is available at the Medi-Cal website and our Assisted Living in California page.
Huntington Beach Assisted Living Resources
|Huntington Beach Council on Aging||(714) 374-1524||The HBCOA ensures that Huntington Beach seniors have access to all the information, programs, education and services needed to promote dignity and a high quality of life. The Council operates several senior centers, provides a local transportation and meal delivery service, and offers information and referrals for senior care.|
|California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform||(415) 974-5171||Despite its name, CANHR engages in advocacy and education related to all forms of long-term care in California, including assisted living. It provides valuable guidance on financial assistance, health and regulation questions, and legal advocacy resources.|
|California Assisted Living Association||(916) 448-1900||CALA’s focus is primarily on services for assisted living providers, but it still has useful information for residents as well, particularly about the detailed regulations for assisted living facilities (ALFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).|
|County of Orange Office on Aging||(714) 480-6450||The Office on Aging provides a directory of contracted service providers supporting a wide range of health, legal aid and nutritional services initiatives for seniors in Orange County. The office also supports its own healthy aging initiatives and connects seniors looking for greater involvement in their community to volunteer opportunities.|
|Eldercare Locator||(305) 375-5648||This service of the U.S. Administration on Aging provides an online directory of elder care facilities, along with information about navigating support services, insurance and benefits, issues of elder rights, housing and transportation services, and health and wellness programs.|
|Veterans Service Office||(714) 480-6555||The VSO of Orange County collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide counseling, information and support for veterans seeking to access their benefits.|
Huntington Beach Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living in California is provided under the rubrics of assisted living facilities (ALFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), with the latter generally being smaller operations. The California Department of Social Services regulates these facilities and applies the laws surrounding their operation. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about these laws and regulations.