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

  • Sorted through 17 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Salinas
  • Read more than 135 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 Salinas is $7,100, which is significantly higher than the state average of $5,000 and also significantly higher than the national average of $4,300.

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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 Salinas, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 17 communities in the Salinas area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Salinas 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.

Canterbury Woods
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
Independent Living: $5,045, Assisted Living: Not Listed
Canterbury Woods is a large senior community located just blocks from the beach on California's Central Coast. The property sits on 6 acres of naturally beautiful land that includes a Jade Garden, scenic walking trails and covered walkways. Residents live in spacious, open apartments with fully equipped kitchens and safe showers. They can modify the interior paint and flooring to suit their preferences. Staff members help assisted living residents with personal care tasks, such as dressing and incontinence care, in addition to household cleaning and meal preparation. Seniors who look forward to mealtimes as an opportunity to socialize can congregate in the large dining room and enjoy table or buffet-style dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their families enjoy the beautiful coastal location of the community and the varied activity schedule. One person writes, "The dining staff and director were very helpful and nice to work with. The food looks fine. There seemed to be quite a few activities, like lectures and discussion groups."
3.92 out of 5 stars
(30) Reviews
651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Carmel Valley Manor
Carmelo Park
Ivy Park at Salinas
Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care
Merrill Gardens at Monterey
Sunrise of Monterey
The Cottages of Carmel
The Park Lane
Vista Harden Ranch Assisted Living & Memory Care

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.

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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