Assisted Living in La Jolla, California
La Jolla is a coastal neighborhood situated within the San Diego Metro Area , featuring sweeping ocean views, a picturesque village core with abundant boutique shopping, cultural attractions and activities and an award-winning culinary scene. World-renowned Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course sits on the top of cliffs overlooking La Jolla with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean on the other side. Residents of La Jolla enjoy a classic Southern California coastal climate with sunny summers and mild, pleasant winters with less precipitation than the national average. Proximity to San Diego proper makes it easy to access urban amenities while enjoying life in a smaller community.
Assisted living facilities in La Jolla average approximately $4,525 per month, but the prices of facilities may vary substantially. The quality and amount of services and amenities, as well as the location, have a significant impact on the costs of individual facilities.
Note: Data for La Jolla was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in La Jolla, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in La Jolla
Although the average assisted living cost in La Jolla ($4,525) is slightly higher than the national average ($4,300), it’s several hundred dollars lower than the California average ($5,000). Costs are lower in neighboring Oregon ($4,659), Idaho ($3,675), Nevada ($3,595) and Arizona ($3,900), but those in Washington ($5,750) pay more in monthly assisted living costs than their California counterparts.
Assisted living prices fluctuate significantly throughout California. Salinas ($7,100) residents pay the most, followed by those in Santa Cruz ($6,800) and Napa ($6,250). Costs at inland communities are lower than their coastal counterparts, with Stockton ($3,500), Bakersfield ($3,613) and Merced ($3,750) being significantly less expensive than the national and California averages. Those in Redding ($4,500) pay slightly more than the national average.
La Jolla Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors in California who need a nursing home level of care but wish to remain living in their communities, including assisted living facilities, may be eligible for assistance paying for necessary services through California’s Assisted Living Waiver. Applicants must meet specified income guidelines for approval.
Our Assisted Living in California page has information about this waiver, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
La Jolla Assisted Living Resources
|San Diego County Aging and Independent Services ||(800) 339-4661||As the Area Agency on Aging for San Diego County, San Diego County Aging and Independent Services provide a range of direct and indirect services to older adults. Direct services include health and wellness screenings for conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, balance workshops, health insurance counseling and case management services. The agency publishes and distributes a newsletter with articles relevant to the senior community that includes an activities calendar. |
|Senior Source San Diego ||(858) 750-2262||Senior Source San Diego is a no-cost assessment and referral service designed to help seniors and their loved ones make good decisions about living situations, care and other aspects of aging. The staff personally visits each facility before making recommendations.|
|San Diego Metropolitan Transit System ||(619) 233-3004 ||Seniors with valid identification or a current Medicare card are eligible to receive reduced rates on San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Monthly passes are available for purchase, and one-time cash fares must be paid for with exact change. |
|American Legion Post 275||(619) 572-1022||American Legion membership is open to active and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Benefits of membership include numerous opportunities to socialize with other military families, emergency financial assistance for qualified applicants and assistance filling out forms and otherwise dealing with the red tape involved in successfully applying for service-based entitlements. |
|San Diego County Long-Term Care Ombudsman ||(800) 640-4661||The San Diego County Long-Term care Ombudsman Program provides senior citizens living in long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, with advocacy services designed to help ensure that their legal rights aren’t violated. All Ombudsman services are completely free of charge as well as totally confidential. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to contact this office if they have concerns about a senior loved one or someone in their care. |
La Jolla Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, are required to comply with local, state and federal regulations. These facilities are licensed and monitored by California’s Senior Care Licensing Program.
See our Assisted Living in California page for more information bout applicable laws and regulations.