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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Chula Vista

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in CA. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Chula Vista

Seniors in Chula Vista pay $5,475 per month for assisted living services. This is higher than the state and national rates, which come in at $5,250 and $4,500, respectively.

Assisted Living in Chula Vista vs. Nearby Cities 

Monthly assisted living rates in Chula Vista are consistent with costs in nearby surveyed cities. Local rates are competitive compared to assisted living costs in Oxnard, where seniors pay $5,750 per month, and El Centro, which averages $6,150. In Los Angeles, rates are more cost-effective than in Chula Vista at $5,250 per month. Riverside seniors pay some of the lowest rates in the state at $4,000.

  • Chula Vista: $5,475
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • El Centro: $6,150
  • Riverside: $4,000
  • Los Angeles: $5,250
  • Oxnard: $5,750

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Chula Vista, CA 

Seniors in Chula Vista have several long-term care options at varying price points available to them, letting them choose the option that’s best for their needs and budgets. Adult day health care is the most affordable option at $2,058 per month. Assisted living provides residential care and help with daily living activities for $5,475 per month. Those who obtain care in their own homes pay $6,387 for homemaker services and $6,473 for home health aide services. Nursing homes charge $9,384 monthly, making this the costliest local care option.

  • Homemaker Services: $6,387
  • Home Health Aide: $6,473
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,058
  • Assisted Living: $5,475
  • Nursing Home: $9,384

Note: Data for Chula Vista was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Chula Vista

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Chula Vista

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Chula Vista.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Chula Vista

The Chula Vista region has a variety of free and low-cost programs and services for seniors. Through the following resources, older adults can connect with information and referral specialists, legal and financial advisors and options counselors who help them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care.

Resource Contact Description
Aging and Independence Services (800) 339-4661 Aging and Independence Services is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Chula Vista and the surrounding region. This agency provides a range of free services to those aged 60 and over, including financial and legal advice, referrals for community-based services and supportive services to supplement what seniors obtain in assisted living. It also contains the region’s long-term care ombudsman program, which ensures a high standard of care for those in residential care communities.
Medicare Counseling (858) 565-1392 HICAP is a free statewide program that provides confidential and impartial health insurance options counseling for seniors. HICAP counselors are trained volunteers who answer seniors’ questions regarding their Medicare benefits and available Medicare Savings Programs and prescription drug plans. Counselors can also screen individuals for eligibility for Medicaid, which may help them pay for long-term care.
Norman Park Senior Center (619) 409-1930 The Norman Park Senior Center provides intergenerational classes for residents in the Chula Vista area. At this location, visitors participate in health and educational classes, social activities, fitness programs, dancing classes, arts and crafts, computer classes and special events throughout the year. The center is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (877) 534-2524 The Legal Aid Society of San Diego has free legal clinics to meet the needs of qualifying individuals in the Chula Vista region. Through its Federal Taxes Clinic, it helps individuals resolve federal tax problems, such as audits, EITC denials and bank levies. It also has a Free Administrative Hearing Clinic for those who experience issues with their Medi-Cal coverage, which may help some seniors gain coverage for assisted living services, and it provides assistance with accessing public benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (858) 505-6399 Through RSVP, those aged 55 and over participate in exclusive volunteer opportunities. A variety of locations and volunteer activities are available throughout the year, including serving as tour guides in museums and tutoring school-aged children. Volunteers receive supplemental insurance to minimize personal risks when serving their communities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chula Vista

Assisted Living Communities in Chula Vista are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in California

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Chula Vista Area

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

  • Sorted through 54 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Chula Vista
  • Read more than 430 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Chula Vista is $5,475, which is higher than the state average of $5,250 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Chula Vista, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 54 communities in the Chula Vista area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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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

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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