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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Murrieta

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 Murrieta

In Murrieta, seniors pay an average of $5,475 per month for assisted living, which is $225 higher than the California average of $5,250 and $975 more than the national median of $4,500.

Assisted Living in Murrieta vs. Nearby Cities

While assisted living costs in Murrieta are higher than the statewide average at $5,475, they’re lower than in many other nearby cities. To the northwest in Los Angeles, rates are on par with the state average. In Oxnard, which is located about 60 miles west of Los Angeles, costs are much higher at $5,750. Costs in El Centro are among the highest in the area at $6,150. Riverside’s rates are far lower at just $4,000.

  • Murrieta: $5,475
  • California: $5,250
  • National: $4,500
  • Los Angeles: $5,250
  • Oxnard: $5,750
  • El Centro: $6,150
  • Riverside: $4,000

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Murrieta, California

Seniors in Murrieta have several other long-term care options to choose from. Basic home care costs an average of $6,387, and home health care, which includes skilled nursing, physical therapy, medication assistance and other medical services, costs $6,473. Assisted living costs less at $5,475, and that rate includes housing and meals. Adult day health care is a more budget-friendly choice at $2,058. Nursing home care is costlier, with semiprivate rooms averaging $9,384.

  • Home Care: $6,387
  • Home Health Care: $6,473
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,058
  • Assisted Living: $5,475
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $9,384

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Murrieta

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Murrieta

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 Murrieta.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Murrieta

Many nonprofit organizations and government agencies provide free information and decision-making support for Murrieta’s older adults. The following resources include low-income assistance programs, legal aid, veterans services and more.

Resource Contact Service
Riverside County Office on Aging (877) 932-4100 The Riverside County Office on Aging has more than 27 programs and resources that help seniors, family caregivers and other loved ones. These include benefits counseling, case management, care coordination and unbiased advice on choosing an assisted living facility. It also provides referrals to a network of long-term care ombudsmen, who work to resolve complaints about facilities and teach seniors about their resident rights.
County of Riverside Veterans Services (951) 955-3060 The Veterans Services office assists seniors with all types of benefits claims, appeals and denials. Veterans can talk to a service officer to learn about disability-related compensation, pensions, government life insurance and eligibility for health care services at a VA Medical Center. Officers can provide referrals to mental health services, support groups, vocational rehabilitation and financial assistance for low-income veterans.
Riverside Legal Aid (951) 682-7968 This organization provides free legal education and assistance to seniors of limited financial means. Riverside County residents can get help with powers of attorney, guardianships, advance care directives, debt collection and other issues that are common among older adults. Seniors must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for service.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) (909) 256-8369 Administered through the Council on Aging of Southern California, HICAP provides free one-on-one Medicare counseling and long-term care options information for seniors in Riverside County. Counselors can help retirees understand Medicare benefits and choose a plan that’s right for their needs. It also assists with Medicare appeals and issues with payments to providers.
Murrieta Senior Center (951) 304-7275 The Murrieta Senior Center offers a number of free and low-cost activities for residents, such as exercise classes, dancing, crafts and music lessons. Services it provides include curb-to-curb transportation, tax clinics, legal information and assistance using the computer and other technology.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murrieta

Assisted Living Communities in Murrieta 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 Murrieta Area

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

  • Sorted through 53 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Murrieta
  • Read more than 420 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 Murrieta 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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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 Murrieta, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 53 communities in the Murrieta 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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