In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Bakersfield area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 150 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Bakersfield
  • Read more than 72 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Bakersfield is $3,650, which is considerably lower than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Bakersfield, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 150 communities in the Bakersfield area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Bakersfield area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Riverwalk
138
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Townhomes
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
At Brookdale Riverwalk, residents can choose how they spend their day. They may opt to take a cooking class or take a craft workshop in the art studio. A game room awaits for games of cards with friends. The pet-friendly community has walking paths where residents can take a stroll with their dog. An outdoor pool and indoor theater provide additional options for entertainment. Brookdale Riverwalk provides a full range of care, including assisted living, independent living, memory care and skilled nursing. Residents can have help with activities of daily living, such as bathing and grooming help. Staff is available at all hours to address health and wellness needs or maintenance issues in apartments and townhomes. The community kitchen serves tasty meals daily, and attention is given to special dietary needs as needed.
What Residents are Saying:
The different room types stand out to visitors at Brookdale Riverwalk. One noted, "I was impressed with everything about Brookdale Riverwalk ... except for the cost. The overall feel was very good and they have everything that you might need. They have villas, apartments, a very nice central location, and Alzheimer's care as well as dementia care."
3.45 out of 5
(92) Reviews
350 Calloway Dr.,
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Kingston Healthcare Center
Magnolia Place
Pacifica Senior Living Bakersfield
Rosewood Senior Living Community
The Palms At San Lauren
The Pointe at Summit Hills
The Village At Seven Oaks
Westchester Gardens

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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