Assisted Living in Ventura, California
Situated slightly more than an hour’s drive up the coast from Los Angeles, Ventura is a Central California coastal community that’s attractive to retirees for a variety of reasons. With summer highs of just over 80 degrees Fahrenheit and winter lows in the mid-40s, Ventura’s mild climate offers more sunny days and less annual rainfall than the national average. Because Ventura is surrounded by productive agricultural fields, residents can enjoy freshly picked produce all year round from local farmers’ markets. There’s a wide choice of golf courses in or near Ventura, and the city’s parks have something for all residents, including picnic areas, walking trails and dog parks.
Seniors aged 65 and over comprise 16.2% of Ventura’s 846,000 total population. The average monthly cost of assisted living in Ventura is $5,000, but prices may vary depending on the location and the services and amenities offered.
Note: Data for Ventura was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oxnard, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ventura, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Ventura
At $5,000 per month, assisted living costs in Ventura are $500 higher than the state average of $4,500 and $949 higher than the national average of $4,015. Across the northern border, Oregon residents pay just a dollar less for assisted living than their California counterparts, and prices plunge even further in Nevada at $3,400. Arizona residents pay slightly more than those in Nevada at $3,750, still well below California’s average cost. Assisted living prices in neighboring states to the north, Washington and Idaho, are $5,500 and $3,728 respectively.
The average costs of assisted living in cities in California cover a wide range. In Riverside, the monthly average is $3,525, which is $1,475 less than the average in Ventura. Residents of San Jose and surrounding suburbs pay the most for assisted living at $5,853, while those in coastal communities Salinas and San Luis Obispo pay an average of $5,500 per month.
Ventura Assisted Living Financial Assistance
California’s Home and Community-Based Services Waiver is designed to help eligible seniors meet the costs of assisted living. Coverage includes transportation to medical appointments and assistance with daily living activities such as grocery shopping, light meal preparation, dressing, bathing and grooming. The State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, administers the waiver. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information on this program.
Ventura Assisted Living Resources
|Contact ||Description |
|Ventura County Area Agency on Aging ||(805) 477-7300||Ventura County seniors aged 60 and over, their caregivers and family members can access information, assistance and referrals from Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. Their Information & assistance team helps locate services including case management, health insurance counseling, caregiver support and emergency assistance.|
|Ventura Parks and Recreation ||(805) 658-4726||The City of Ventura provides programs and activities for seniors through its Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department. Activities for those aged 50 and over include tai chi, gentle yoga, Zumba and general fitness. The department also offers a safety program for mature drivers alongside private Grey Law consultations for those aged 60 and over. |
|Gold Coast Transit||(805) 487-4222||Senior citizens aged 65 and over, military veterans and disabled persons benefit from reduced fares on Gold Coast Transit. Those over the age of 75 ride for free with proof of age. Seniors can also use Gold Coast’s ACCESS Paratransit program for free rides to Senior Nutrition locations.|
|Ventura County Veterans Services||(805) 477-5155||Ventura County Veterans Services provides veterans of the U.S. armed forces with assistance filling out forms for service-based benefits, medical referrals and support services for their families.|
|Ventura Avenue Adult Center ||(805) 648-3035||The Ventura Avenue Adult Center is open Monday through Friday. The center provides nutritious hot meals and drop-in activities such as dancing, bridge and bingo as well as creative arts and mah-jongg. It also runs a home delivered meal program available to home-bound individuals aged 60 and over.|
Ventura Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California assisted living facilities must comply with the laws and regulations set by the Senior Care Licensing Program. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.