Assisted Living in Livermore, California
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Livermore is a town known for its vineyards and laboratories. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which discovered the livermorium chemical element, has its base here, as does the i-GATE NEST campus — a partnership between the local labs, the University of California and UC Davis to build a green technology hub. The population of Livermore is just over 90,000, with 12.9% being 65 years or older. Those who enjoy the sun and warmth can enjoy the temperate climate of Livermore. It doesn’t snow in the city and only receives an average of 18 inches of rain per year. The average lowest temperature in winter is 39 degrees Fahrenheit, while the summer average is 89 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Livermore runs $5,853, although the actual cost varies significantly between communities depending on where each one is, the amenities each one has and the options selected.
Note: Data for Livermore, California was unavailable, so data for the nearest area, San Jose Area, California, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Livermore, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Livermore
Livermore is significantly above both the state and national average at $5,835 per month, according to the Genworth 2019 Cost of Care Survey, while the state average is $4,500 and the national average is $4,051. Washington is the only state with a similar assisted living cost ($5,500), while the median cost is lower in Oregon ($4,499), Nevada ($3,400) and Arizona ($3,750).
Most nearby cities have a lower cost of assisted living than Livermore. San Francisco is more than $1,000 cheaper at $4,750, and Sacramento and Los Angeles average $4,500 pre month — more than $1,300 less than Livermore. The only city that is similar is Santa Rosa, which has a monthly cost of $5,640.
Livermore Assisted Living Financial Assistance
California has its own Medicaid system, called Medi-Cal. It offers financial assistance for low-income seniors needing assisted living through the Assisted Living Waiver Program. This helps cover various supportive services in an assisted living setting, including transportation, assistance with the activities of daily living and adult day health services. Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
Livermore Assisted Living Resources
|Department of Social Security – Fremont Office||(800) 772-1213(888) 632-7073||This office can help seniors who wish to apply for benefits, have an issue or concern or are not sure if they are eligible for such benefits. It can also link to other departmental programs, including Medi-Cal.|
|Alameda County Veterans’ Service Office||(510) 577-1926||The VSO offers veterans and their surviving dependents information and assistance regarding benefits. The staff help applicable seniors to apply for benefits and any entitlement they are eligible for. It can also link seniors with a specific veteran’s community group. |
|Wheels Dial-A-Ride ||(925) 455-7510|
|This ADA-compliant paratransit service gives seniors the opportunity to travel around by providing door-to-door transport service.|
|Braille & Talking Book Library (BTBL)||(800) 952-5666||The California State Library runs the BTBL program for visually impaired seniors to access entertainment forms they can interact with. The service can provide books, magazines, newspapers printed in Braille. It also provides audiobook rentals. |
|Legal Assistance for Seniors||(510) 832-3040||LAS provides legal support to seniors and provides advocacy and counseling services. It also offers education regarding legal rights. |
|Alameda County Adult Protective Services||(510) 577-3500(866) 225-5277||Seniors can report concerns and abuse by carers, family members, and health providers. Staff members can investigate and attempt to remedy the situation and report it if required.|
|Livermore Senior Center||(925) 373-5760||Livermore Senior Center provides a space for seniors to socialize and enjoy meals. It also offers technology tutoring services and a lending library. |
Livermore Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Livermore assisted living communities must comply with local and state laws and regulations surrounding staffing, staff training, health and safety standards, medication administration and assistance, and accommodations. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about these laws and regulations.