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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Huntington Beach

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 Huntington Beach

The cost of assisted living in Huntington Beach is $5,250 per month, while California’s average is $5,250 per month and the national average is $4,500 per month.

Assisted Living in Huntington Beach vs. Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Huntington Beach is the same as the state average and $750 higher than the national average. It is also $1,798 less than the most expensive city, Santa Rosa, which has an average of $7,048. In the state capital, Sacramento, the cost of assisted living is $25 less than in Huntington Beach and has an average of $5,225 per month.The least expensive city is Bakersfield. With an average of $3,750, it is $1,500 less than Huntington Beach’s average.

  • Huntington Beach: $5,250
  • California: $5,250
  • National: $4,500
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048
  • Sacramento: $5,225
  • Bakersfield: $3,750

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Huntington Beach, CA

In Huntington Beach, the monthly cost of both types of in-home services is $5,911, which is $661 more than assisted living. Adult day health care costs $1,652 per month and is $3,598 less than the cost of assisted living. Memory care is $1,313 more than assisted living, with an average of $6,563 per month. Nursing home fees start at $9,125 per month, making it at least $2,562 more than assisted living.

  • Homemaker: $5,911
  • Home health aide: $5,911
  • Adult day health care: $1,652
  • Memory care: $6,563
  • Nursing home: $9,125

Note: Data for Huntington Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Huntington Beach

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Huntington Beach

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 Huntington Beach.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Huntington Beach

Seniors and families can find assistance with exploring long-term care options, including assisted living, with help from experienced representatives at organizations listed below. Additionally, long-term ombudsmen can provide current assisted living residents with educational resources to learn about their rights.

Resource Contact Description
Huntington Beach Council on Aging (814) 374-1524 Huntington Beach Council on Aging has a wide assortment of programs and services available to older residents. Programs include art and computer classes, as well as fitness classes in the state-of-the-art fitness center. The agency oversees the Senior Center at Central Park, which offers an inviting atmosphere to engage in any of the recreational and educational programs available.
Southern California Council on Aging (714) 479-0107 The Southern California Council on Aging serves older residents in five counties, including Orange County. Programs focus on improving quality of life through social engagement with volunteers, such as the Friendly Visitor Program, and by managing chronic conditions with the help of certified geriatric care managers.
Orange County Veterans Services Office (714) 480-6555 Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Orange County Veterans Service Office provides information and referral assistance to veterans, whether they are looking for healthcare services or placement in a local assisted living community. Veterans can also find help applying and maintaining benefits and pensions from experienced professionals.
The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program  (714) 479-0107 State-certified ombudsmen advocate for the rights and wellbeing of seniors residing in assisted living communities and other types of long-term residential care facilities. Seniors and loved ones can reach out to a local ombudsman with concerns regarding lack of personal care and other forms of neglect. Ombudsmen also have experience providing families with unbiased information about nearby assisted living communities.
California Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) (714) 536-5600 HICAP is designed to help seniors and caregivers get the most out of their Medicare benefits, which can include exploring supplemental coverage options. Medicare counselors can help seniors with filing claims and appealing claim denials, as well as reporting fraudulent charges. Qualifying individuals can apply for financial aid to cover out-of-pocket expenses for medical supplies and prescription medications.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Huntington Beach

Assisted Living Communities in Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach Area

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

  • Sorted through 172 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Huntington Beach
  • Read more than 1,375 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 Huntington Beach is $5,250, which is the same as the state average of $5,250 and 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 Huntington Beach, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 172 communities in the Huntington Beach 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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