Assisted Living in San Bernardino, CA
Located to the east of Los Angeles, San Bernardino is home to over 215,000 residents, with 9% aged 65 and older. The city is home to 38 parks, with open spaces for hiking, walking and recreation, and it enjoys 280 sunny days per year. Summers are hot, with average highs around 95 degrees and winters are mild with average lows around 42 degrees. The city scores high on the BestPlaces Air Quality Index, meaning those with respiratory issues may experience less illness when retiring in this area.
To accommodate retiring seniors who need assistance with daily living, seven assisted living communities are located within the city limits of San Bernardino. These assisted living communities have an average cost of $5,000 per month.
Paying for Assisted Living in San Bernardino, CA
The Cost of Assisted Living in San Bernardino
According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in San Bernardino is $5,000. This is the same as the state average and $700 less than the national average. The average cost is also more than the neighboring states of Oregon, at $4,650 and Arizona, at $3,900. Nevada is the least expensive of all neighboring states at $3,595.
Cities across the state have varied costs for assisted living. Santa Rosa residents pay $1,000 more and those in Sacramento pay $395 more. Those in Fresno and San Diego pay less at $4,750 and $4,525. Near the center of the state, Madera has one of the lowest costs at $3,913.
Note: Data for San Bernardino was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
San Bernardino Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Low-income seniors on Medi-Cal who require a nursing home level of care may qualify for the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), which is a home and community-based living waiver that helps pay for services in long-term care. Learn more about the eligibility and how to apply at our Assisted Living in California page.
San Bernardino Assisted Living Resources
|San Bernardino County Aging Services||(909) 891-3900||This agency helps seniors and disabled individuals improve and maintain their quality of life. It helps with emergency preparedness, nutrition, insurance counseling and educational materials. Other services include Age Wise, a non-traditional mental health program for high-risk older adults, and the Senior Community Services Employment Program, which helps active seniors ages 55 and older locate part-time employment.|
|Fifth Street Senior Center||(909) 384-5430||At this daytime community center, older adults can take part in games, lectures, fitness activities, classes and outings. The center also plans special events such as dances and parties. There’s a billiard room, a computer room, a large TV room for movies and a large multipurpose room for gatherings.|
|Adult Protective Services San Bernardino County||(877) 565-2020||Adult Protective Services investigates charges of abuse against seniors ages 65 and older, including complaints of physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation and abduction. The agency is mandated by the state of California.|
|California Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 231-4024||The California Long-Term Care Ombudsman represents seniors who reside in long-term care facilities, addressing issues related to daily care, health and safety. The ombudsman investigates charges of violation of rights, physical, verbal and mental abuse, dietary concerns, medical care, therapy and rehabilitation issues and insurance issues. All services are free of charge, and complaints are confidential.|
|San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs||(909) 382-3290||The San Bernardino Veterans Affairs office helps former military members receive benefits and services they are entitled to. These include the Aid and Attendance benefit, which helps pay for home and community-based services in long-term care.|
San Bernardino Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division regulates assisted living communities in San Bernardino County and throughout the state of California. These laws and regulations cover staffing, housing, health and safety, social and community services and recreation. Learn more on our Assisted Living in California page.