Assisted Living in Sun City, California
Sun City is a small region located within the city of Menifee, in the heart of Southern California and an hour from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Menifee is a medium-sized city of approximately 90,000 residents. A number of golf courses and dozens of parks offer many ways for Sun City’s seniors to engage with and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The Motte Historical Museum, Painted Earth Pottery and Art Studio and Sun City Library let seniors enjoy local history, art and other educational opportunities, and the downtown Countryside Marketplace offers many shopping and dining options. Seniors are also near to the highly rated Los Angeles hospitals, including UCLA Medical Center, fourth in the nation for geriatric care.
The cost of assisted living in Sun City, averaging $4,525 per month, differs depending on what amenities and other benefits are offered by each community.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sun City, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Sun City
According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, costs for assisted living in Sun City, at $4,525 per month, are lower than the state average of $5,000 but slightly higher than the national average of $4,300. Average care costs for assisted living in neighboring states are either equal to or lower than costs in Sun City. Oregon’s costs are just slightly more each month, at $4,659, while Arizona’s costs drop to $3,900. Nevada has the lowest average care costs, at $3,595.
Costs for assisted living in other California cities vary widely. Redding, in the northern part of the state, has similar costs, at $4,500 per month, and costs in Fresno, halfway between Redding and Sun City, are $4,750, a slight increase. Costs in Los Angeles are higher still, at $5,000 per month, and costs continue to climb in Sacramento, to $5,395 per month. San Francisco, at $6,100, has some of the highest assisted living care costs in the state, while Bakersfield, at $3,613, has among the lowest, approximately $900 less each month than in Sun City.
Note: Data for Sun City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
Sun City Assisted Living Financial Assistance
California’s Department of Health Care Services has several Medi-Cal Waivers, including the Assisted Living Waiver. To qualify, seniors must already qualify for Medicaid, including its specific income eligibility requirements, and require a nursing level of care. Screenings are completed by the local Care Coordination Agency.
Learn more about the Assisted Living Waiver by visiting our Assisted Living in California page.
Sun City Assisted Living Resources
|Kay Ceniceros Senior Center||(951) 672-9673||Located in downtown Menifee, the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center offers a wide range of activities for seniors. Weekly fitness classes include walking club, line dancing and tai chi, and lunch is also available for pick up. Virtual classes include chair yoga, tai chi and stretching. |
|Riverside County Office on Aging||(877) 932-4100||The primary source for age-related services and supports, Riverside County’s Office on Aging connects seniors and their loved ones with the most pertinent resources in the Sun City area. Individuals can call and speak with a Trained Community Resource Specialist to get immediate assistance about care options or elder abuse education. Health insurance counseling, including Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance is available. Services to coordinate care include case management and family caregiver support. |
|Riverside Transit Authority Senior Dial-A-Ride Service||(951) 687-8080(800) 795-7887||The Senior Dial-A-Ride Service offered by Riverside Transit Authority lets seniors 65 and older get rides to and from local destinations within Sun City. This “Dial-A-Ride service area” includes locations within three-quarters of a mile of an RTA local fixed route. Instead of applications, seniors only need to provide proof of age at each pickup. |
|Riverside County Retired Senior Volunteer Program||(951) 867-3800||Available throughout the Coachella Valley, Riverside County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program gives those 55 and older a way to engage with their community in meaningful and valuable ways. Volunteers are matched with opportunities that utilize their skills and interests. In addition to the support and social engagement RSVP offers, the program fosters relationships between volunteers and others in their community. |
|VA Loma Linda Healthcare System||(909) 825-704(800) 741-8387||In nearby Loma Linda, senior veterans and their dependents can have access to a number of health care services at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. Audiology assessment and treatment, dental services and cancer care are available. There is also a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic, which provides sole primary care alongside a number of assessments and evaluations, including memory impairment and medication assessments. Seniors can receive a personalized treatment plan that involves ongoing checkups from their primary care physician. |
Sun City Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
In California, certain standards regarding health and safety, medication administration and staffing must be met by assisted living communities. The California Senior Care Licensing Program, part of the Department of Social Services, is responsible for the monitoring of these communities to ensure compliance. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information.