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Assisted Living in Indio, CA

Indio is a fast-growing city in Riverside County with nearly 90,000 residents, about one in five of whom are at retirement age. The area is home to outstanding medical facilities, including John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in the city proper, promoting access to quality geriatric care.

Assisted living is a great option for Indio seniors who need help with some daily living activities, such as meal preparation and personal care, but are largely independent. These facilities feature studio suites and apartments, and many are pet-friendly. Residents have individualized care plans based on their unique needs, and they enjoy services and amenities, such as daily meals and snacks, housekeeping, recreational activities and on-site libraries and fitness centers. Indio is among the cheapest places in California to obtain care, with monthly fees coming in well below state and national medians at $4,000 per month.

This guide provides more information on assisted living in Indio. It outlines how local care costs compare to rates in other California cities and the nation as a whole, as well as common ways seniors use public benefits and existing assets to pay for care. We’ve also included a list of local agencies and programs that serve seniors in Indio.

1 Assisted Living communities in Indio, CA | 6 nearby communities

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1. Desert Cottages III

43745 Pettirosso St., Indio, CA, 92203

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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6 matching communities nearby Indio

1. Atria Hacienda

44-600 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Atria Palm Desert

44-300 San Pascual Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Atria Rancho Mirage

34560 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Brookdale Mirage Inn

72750 Country Club Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Carlotta

41505 Carlotta Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92211

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Bayshire Rancho Mirage

72201 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Indio

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 Indio

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Indio pay approximately $4,000 per month for assisted living. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Indio 

In Indio, assisted living rates are competitively priced at $4,000 per month. This is $500 lower than the national median of $4,500 and more than $1,000 below the state rate of $5,250.






The United States

Indio is one of the cheapest places in California to obtain assisted living services, with seniors in residential care paying $4,000 for monthly services. Stockton and Visalia have lower monthly rates of $3,649 and $3,450, respectively, but most other surveyed cities are considerably costlier. In Chico, care costs average $5,106, and in San Luis Obispo, seniors pay $5,300. Salinas and Santa Rosa are among the most expensive surveyed cities for care, with fees coming in at $6,000 and $7,048, respectively.




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Note: Data for Indio was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Riverside, was used instead.

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Indio

More ways to pay for assisted living in California

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:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in California.

Indio Assisted Living Resources

Resource Contact Service 
Indio Senior Center (760) 391-4170 The Indio Senior Center hosts recreational activities for older adults in the city, helping them build social connections and maintain their general health. The center is open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers programs to fit a variety of interests, including dancing, table games, English as a Second Language classes, weekly movie and popcorn afternoons, computer classes and pickleball. The center also features seminars, such as Self Defense and Safety Awareness, Brain Bootcamp and Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep, and it has options counselors on-site who provide free health insurance options counseling. 
Riverside County Office on Aging (877) 932-4100 The Riverside County Office on Aging is the Area Agency on Aging for the Indio region. Through this office, seniors access over two dozen programs, including the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, volunteer-based transportation services, congregate meals, health insurance counseling, financial and legal assistance and wellness services and screenings. The office is also the designated Aging and Disability Resource Connection and Benefits Enrollment Center for the region and provides one-on-one help with connecting with community-based services and public benefits that may help older adults fund assisted living. 
Council on Aging – Southern California (909) 256-8369 The Council on Aging advocates for older adults in the Indio region, helping them enjoy the quality of life they deserve and get the care they need. It houses the region’s long-term care ombudsman, which visits older adults in long-term care and helps them understand their rights, identify options for paying for services and resolve issues that arise. The council also features HICAP, a free statewide program that provides health insurance options counseling specifically for seniors, answering their questions regarding Medicare and private Medicare options in Indio and helping them understand their medical bills and dispute denied claims or canceled policies. 
Inland Counties Legal Services (888) 245-4257 Inland County Legal Services is a regional nonprofit organization that helps those aged 60 and over navigate legal issues related to long-term care. The office can help older adults find ways to pay for services. It can screen seniors for public benefits, and it provides information on using life insurance and reverse mortgage loans to fund senior care. The office can also help older adults address problems related to quality of care in assisted living facilities, as well as unfair intake and discharge procedures, understanding contracts and involving the correct authorities in instances of abuse or neglect. 
Veterans Services (951) 955-3060 Riverside County’s Veterans Services office is staffed with trained professionals who specialize in helping older veterans access state and federal benefits. This office can screen veterans and family members for eligibility for Aid and Attendance, veterans’ and survivors’ pensions and veterans’ home placement. They can also help them access tax breaks and community-based services that may help them afford long-term care. 

Indio Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Indio 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California