Assisted Living in Poway, CA
Located in San Diego County just east of I-15 between San Diego and Escondido, the city of Poway is home to just over 48,800 people, and 16.9% of Poway’s residents are seniors aged 65 and older. Retirees in the area enjoy dry, comfortable year-round weather, and the sun shines an average of 267 days a year, or 62 more days than the national average. Poway is surrounded by sprawling farm fields and citrus groves bordered by scenic rolling foothills and mountain ranges.
On average, seniors pay $4,525 per month for assisted living care in Poway. Actual monthly rates may be higher or lower than the average depending on the location, type of accommodations and services and amenities offered by each assisted living facility.
Paying for Assisted Living in Poway, CA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Poway
Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey shows that the average monthly rate for assisted living care in Poway is $4,525, which is $475 below the California state average of $5,000 and $225 above the nationwide average of $4,300. In neighboring Oregon, rates are similar at $4,659 per month, while the average rates for assisted living are lower in Arizona ($3,900) and Nevada ($3,595).
Rates for assisted living care throughout California tend to reflect the local cost of living. In nearby Los Angeles, seniors pay an average of $5,000 per month, while east to Poway in El Centro, rates are significantly higher at $5,825. Assisted living costs in the San Francisco area run around $6,100 per month, while in San Jose and Oxnard, the same type of care costs $5,875 and $5,845, respectively. Rates are below the statewide average in Fresno ($4,750) and in Riverside ($3,900).
Note: Data for Poway was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
Poway Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Low-income seniors may be able to get help paying for their assisted living costs through the Assisted Living Waiver, a Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid waiver. The ALW is administered through Medi-Cal, and it covers a wide range of services for eligible beneficiaries aged 65 and older, including adult day health care, medication management, case management and assistance with activities of daily living.
Learn more about the ALW, eligibility requirements and the application process at our Assisted Living in California page.
Poway Assisted Living Resources
|City of Poway Older Adult Programs & Services||(858) 668-4671||The City of Poway offers a number of free and low-cost programs to help seniors stay active, healthy and engaged in the community. Free recreational programs include yoga, line dancing, weekly Mahjong tournaments and crafting workshops. The City also hosts annual free tax preparation clinics for seniors, and a daily congregate meal program at Community Park. |
|St. Paul’s PACE North County San Diego||(619) 677-3800||St. Paul’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide all-inclusive care to low-income seniors in San Diego County who are at risk of institutionalization. PACE participants receive all of their Medicaid-funded services through PACE providers, including primary care, case management, rehabilitation therapies, personal care and medical transportation. |
San Diego County Office of Military & Veterans Affairs – Poway
|(858) 513-2900||Poway seniors who are veterans, survivors or dependents can book a free appointment with a County Veterans Service Officer each Wednesday at the Poway Branch of the San Diego County Library. VSO’s can provide information on county, state and federal benefits and programs and help vets apply for VA programs that cover some assisted living costs. |
|San Diego County Aging & Independence Services||(800) 339-4661||San Diego County’s Aging & Independent Services department operates a call center for seniors and their caregivers. Callers can get up-to-date information on local resources and services for seniors such as financial assistance programs, preventative health screening clinics and low-cost legal services for older adults. |
|North County Transit District LIFT Paratransit||(760) 726-1111||North County Transit District is the regional public transit provider for San Diego County. LIFT is NCTD’s federally mandated paratransit service for riders who are unable to use the regular, fixed-route services due to temporary or permanent disability. Seniors with qualifying disabilities can use LIFT’s curb-to-curb service to travel to destinations throughout Poway.|
|Temple Adat Shalom Senior Center||(858) 451-1200||Temple Adat Shalom’s senior center is a membership-based community center for seniors aged 60 and older. The center is open to all adults, and the annual membership fee is waived for those who belong to Temple Adat Shalom. Activities at the center include fitness classes, weekly movie screenings and holiday celebrations. |
Poway Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
As with all assisted living facilities in California, assisted living facilities in Poway must comply with strict state laws and regulations related to resident care, safety and staffing. To learn more, visit our Assisted Living in California page.