Assisted Living in San Fernando, CA
With a population of around 24,000 people — 11% of whom are seniors aged 65 or older — San Fernando offers a blend of the big-city amenities that can be found in nearby Los Angeles and the small-town atmosphere many people search for in their retirement years. Seniors may be drawn to San Fernando for its beautiful weather, which includes an average of 288 sunny days per year and temperatures that rarely dip into the low 40s, even in mid-winter. With just a short trip into the city of Los Angeles, San Fernando residents can spend the day wandering Exposition Park Rose Garden or check out the Griffith Observatory.
Seniors can expect to pay around $5,000 per month for assisted living care in San Fernando, but costs can vary widely depending on the community itself and the amenities and levels of care it offers.
Paying for Assisted Living in San Fernando, CA
The Cost of Assisted Living in San Fernando
The average cost of assisted living in San Fernando is on par with the California state average of $5,000 per month. This is $700 more than the national median. California also has the highest assisted living costs among bordering states. Oregon is the closest at $4,659, and Arizona is $1,100 cheaper at $3,900 per month. Nevada and Utah are significantly less expensive than California when it comes to the cost of assisted living care, at $3,595 and $3,400 per month, respectively.
Assisted living costs vary widely across California, and San Fernando sits at about the middle of the pack. Oxnard ($5,845), San Luis Obispo ($5,800) and Salinas ($7,100) are all more expensive than San Fernando, while San Diego ($4,525), Bakersfield ($3,613) and Riverside ($3,900) offer some savings. The cost of assisted living care in Santa Maria is the same as the San Fernando and California averages of $5,000 per month.
Note: Data for San Fernando was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
San Fernando Assisted Living Financial Assistance
To help seniors afford assisted living in California, the state Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, offers an Assisted Living Waiver that is based on income. Low-income seniors can qualify for this Home and Community-Based Services waiver, which helps provide funding for assisted living and the care it provides, including help with transportation to medical appointments and the activities of daily living.
Learn more about what the Assisted Living Waiver provides, as well as who is eligible and how to apply at our Assisted Living in California page.
San Fernando Assisted Living Resources
|Workforce Development Aging & Community Services||(888) 211-0644||The Los Angeles Workforce Development Aging & Community Services department serves the greater Los Angeles area, including San Fernando. It provides nutritional programs, caregiving services and support services to area seniors and can help connect them to other resources in the community.|
|Valley Community Healthcare||(818) 763-8836||Valley Community Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable health care services to low-income residents in San Fernando and the surrounding area. Seniors who have difficulty affording health care may be able to seek affordable treatment on a sliding fee scale at this facility.|
|L.A. Works Retired & Senior Volunteer Program||(323) 224-6510||L.A. Works has a Retired & Senior Volunteer Program that can help those aged 55 and older connect with their community and give back. The organization helps match senior volunteers with opportunities that best fit their skill sets and interests.|
|Valley InterCommunity Council Senior Centers||(818) 880-4842||Valley InterCommunity Council provides several senior centers in the San Fernando Valley area. These locations provide group activities and the opportunity to socialize with other seniors and stay active in the community.|
|Los Angeles County Office of Military and Veterans Affairs||(877) 452-8387||The Los Angeles County Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is where San Fernando Valley seniors who have served in the United States military can go to get help with understanding their benefits. The office can help connect seniors with health care and pension services and provide assistance with other issues, such as supporting mental health.|
San Fernando Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in San Fernando and the surrounding areas have to follow all the state laws that govern these communities regarding staffing ratios, safety standards and medication administration. Learn more about these standards and the surrounding laws by visiting our Assisted Living in California page.