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Page Reviewed / Updated – November 05, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Camarillo, CA

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Located in Ventura County just east of Oxnard, Camarillo is a compact, friendly city that’s home to just under 70,000. One in five residents are aged 65 or older, and given the exceptional climate, it’s easy to see why this area attracts so many retirees.

The city sees an average of 16 inches of rain annually, while the national average is 38 inches, and there are 272 sunny days each year, making this city a great choice for anyone who enjoys warm, year-round weather. Active seniors will find there’s plenty of entertainment to explore and discover. Each summer, there’s free concerts in the park and a weekly farmers’ market, and shoppers can search for bargains at the Camarillo Premium Outlets. 

According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of care in Camarillo is $5,000. Prices here are $500 above the state average of $4,500 and $949 above the national average of $4,051. 

Note: Cost information for Camarillo wasn’t available, so data from the nearest city, Oxnard, was used.  

Take a look through our picks for the 10 best assisted living facilities in Camarillo and the surrounding areas. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Camarillo and what financial assistance programs are available.

Brookdale Camarillo

Brookdale Camarillo is a beautiful multi-level senior living community with assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services. Situated just a few miles east of the St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, this community offers residents a safe, relaxing place to call home. The landscaped grounds are filled with flower gardens and lighted walking paths, and there's a library, theater, games room and beauty salon.

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  • Guest suites are available for visiting friends and family
  • Daily activities include Bible study groups, cooking classes and excursions to nearby shopping areas

Atria Las Posas

Centrally located just north of Highway 101 and across from Nancy Bush Park, Atria Las Posas is a lively community that offers seniors over 200 monthly activities, including fitness classes, social clubs and movie nights. The cozy studio and one-bedroom suites are equipped with an emergency alert system that residents can use to instantly connect with on-site caregivers. Residents can entertain family and friends by the outdoor grill, enjoy chef-inspired meals and get pampered in the beauty salon. 

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Royal Gardens of Camarillo

Royal Gardens of Camarillo is an established, single-story assisted living and memory care community. The four-acre campus is filled with walking paths and gardens, and each private suite opens onto a secure courtyard. Active seniors can enjoy the games room, beauty salon and activity center, while those seeking privacy can appreciate the peaceful aviary, library and private dining room. 

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  • Concierge service
  • Complimentary shuttle to medical appointments, restaurants and shops

Oakmont of Camarillo

Oakmont of Camarillo is an upscale, resort-inspired senior living community that offers seniors a host of amenities. The large campus features an orchard with fruit trees, resident garden areas and an off-leash dog park. There is a beauty salon and day spa, movie theater and fitness center, and meals are served restaurant-style in the bistro, indoor dining room or outdoor dining lounge. Residents can travel to nearby appointments and shops in style thanks to the chauffeur service, and the full-time concierge is always available to assist with reservations, receive parcels and help plan special celebrations. We featured Oakmont of Camarillo on this top 10 ALF list due to the beautiful setting and strong focus on personalized service. 

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AlmaVia of Camarillo

Located just steps from St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, AlmaVia of Camarillo is a warm, welcoming assisted living and memory care community. Meals are served restaurant-style in the bright, sunny dining room, and there's a beautiful outdoor courtyard complete with a dining area for those who prefer to eat outside. This faith-based community is cosponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community and the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and worship services and Bible studies are offered on-site. We featured Alma Via of Camarillo on this top 10 list due to the focus on exceptional care, family engagement and holistic wellness.

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Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard

Seniors seeking a luxurious senior living community will feel right at home at Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard. This well-appointed community features beautiful decor, restaurant-style dining, a full-service salon and a well-equipped fitness center. Each semiprivate and private apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, microwave and small refrigerator, individual climate control and plenty of en-suite storage. Dogs weighing up to 35 pounds are welcome, and there's plenty of walking paths and trails nearby. We included Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard on this list due to the convenient location next to Saint John's Regional Medical Center, the resort-style atmosphere and its beautiful common areas. 

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  • Regular outings to nearby shopping areas, parks and attractions
  • Guest rooms available for visiting family and friends

Regency Palms Oxnard

Regency Palms Oxnard is a bright, modern senior living community that offers seniors the freedom to enjoy retirement on their own terms. Residents can spend their days relaxing in the landscaped courtyard, stay active in the fitness center, and stroll through the pet-friendly walking trails. Physical therapy is available in-house, and residents can choose between restaurant-style and in-room dining. Cable TV is included in every well-appointed apartment, and the entire community is smoke-free. 

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  • Outdoor grill
  • Suites equipped with kitchenettes and laundry connections

Sage Mountain Senior Living

Nestled on a lush landscaped lot surrounded by green space, Sage Mountain Senior Living provides seniors with a peaceful, supportive community. Caring staff are on-site 24 hours a day, and residents can call for assistance at any time using the in-house medical alert system. Each of the private studio and one-bedroom suites feature a spacious, barrier-free bathroom, handy kitchenette and large, sunny living space complete with generous closets. 

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  • Enclosed courtyard with shaded seating areas
  • Daily activities include organized games and excursions to nearby restaurants

Oakmont of Riverpark

Oakmont of Riverpark is a comfortable, two-story senior living community with assisted living and memory care services. Residents can enjoy a healthy retirement lifestyle thanks to the vibrant daily activity calendar that includes on-site workshops, organized games and regular outings to nearby theaters, museums and cultural sites. There's a number of dining areas, including a bistro and outdoor grill, a full-service salon and an exclusive resident-only pet park. 

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OakView is a one-level senior living community that offers a continuum of care, including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Daily life-enrichment programming includes chair dancing, yoga and tai chi classes and organized bingo games and happy hour socials. There's a number of weekly on-site worship services, including Catholic communion, and Shabbat service is held monthly. Regular visitors include musicians, therapy dogs and guest artists, and there's an active resident council.

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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Camarillo

According to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the majority of senior living costs in Camarillo tend to be slightly higher than the average cost of similar care in the rest of California. The difference in price is minimal though, ranging from about $30 – $75 more per month. The exception is nursing home care, which is actually lower than the monthly state average by $152.

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Camarillo, so the data for the closest city, Oxnard, was used.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Camarillo?

Assisted living in Camarillo costs an average of $4,575 a month, which is a little higher than the California state average of $4,500 for similar residential care. These costs are close to the middle of surveyed cities in the state, though significant variation exists between the high and low ends of the spectrum.

Los Angeles and San Diego, for example, both average $4,500 a month for assisted living, while Chico is somewhat less expensive at $4,000. The most expensive city surveyed is San Francisco, where assisted living costs an average of $5,500 a month, while the cost of care in Bakersfield is just $3,150.

How much does Home Care Cost in Camarillo?

Home care in Camarillo costs an average of $5,030 a month. This is only slightly higher than the average cost in the state of California, where home care costs $4,957 a month. Los Angeles and San Diego both average $4,767 a month, while Stockton exactly matches the state average at $4,957. San Francisco has the highest reported costs in the state, at $5,625 a month. Bakersfield reports the lowest costs among surveyed cities, at $4,385 a month for home care.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Camarillo?

Adult day care in Camarillo costs an average of $1,712 a month. This is somewhat higher than the cost of adult day care in the rest of California, which is $1,679. San Francisco and San Diego both cost an average of $1,733 a month, and Redding is only slightly more expensive, at $1,788 a month for adult day care. Los Angeles reports some of the lowest costs in the state, at $1,565 a month, while the highest costs among surveyed cities are in Chico, where care costs $2,134 a month.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Camarillo?

Nursing home care in Camarillo costs an average of $8,213 a month. The rest of the state of California is somewhat more expensive, with the average cost of a semi-private room at $8,365 a month. Bakersfield reports some of the lowest costs for nursing care in the state, at just $7,513 a month, followed closely by Los Angeles, where similar care costs $7,604 a month. San Francisco again tops the state for the cost of care, with an average monthly cost for nursing home care running to $9,148. 

Financial Assistance Programs in Camarillo

Medicaid Program in Camarillo

Seniors in Camarillo who need help paying some or all of the cost of residential care may be eligible for assistance through the Medicaid low-income health insurance program. In California, this program goes by the name of Medi-Cal, and it is operated as an entitlement that all seniors who meet the intake requirements can join without waiting periods or enrollment caps. The program pays for basic preventive care, as well as some specialist and urgent care, and several prescription medications. Some types of residential care are also covered by the program.

To take part in Medi-Cal, seniors in Camarillo must be citizens or legal residents of the United States and residents of the state of California. Seniors must also meet defined income standards to qualify for coverage. These standards are based on the federal poverty line, with a slight adjustment for California’s elevated cost of living. The poverty rate is adjusted every two years, but in 2018 the threshold for Medi-Cal is 138% of the poverty line or $16,395 a year for single seniors applying alone. Married couples are allowed up to $22,108 a year from all sources of income combined. Each additional adult who lives in the household raises the income threshold by an additional $5,741 a year, whether or not they are also applying for benefits.

Seniors who need help with healthcare can apply for Medi-Cal at a county human services office in person or by mail. Applicants can also sign up by phone, or they can browse for both Medicaid and non-Medicaid plans online through the Covered California website.

Medicaid Waivers in Camarillo

Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP)

Seniors in Camarillo who receive health insurance through Medi-Cal may be able to pay some of the cost of assisted living with the state’s Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP). The waiver pays the monthly cost for seniors in participating assisted living communities who have opted out of the more expensive nursing home option for which they’re medically eligible. Seniors may apply for an ALWP waiver through the benefits specialist at a participating assisted living facility, or through their Medi-Cal case manager.

Multipurpose Senior Services Waiver

The Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) waiver helps seniors remain at home or in the community where they feel comfortable by paying for several benefits seniors often need to remain independent. MSSP benefits cover a wide range of seniors’ needs, including:

  • Personal support from case managers who can help find benefits seniors may be eligible for
  • Daily support from in-home or facility-based caregivers who can help with household chores and daily errands
  • In-home and facility-based respite care
  • Some home improvements, such as wheelchair ramp installation and guard rails
  • Some home repairs, such as weatherization and damage rehab
  • Transportation assistance, from public transit vouchers to scheduling and dispatch assistance with disabled ride services
  • Installation of a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), which helps keep independent seniors safe at home
  • Adult day care in the community where the senior resides
  • Meal service, which may be delivered to the senior’s home or served in a community cafeteria
  • Advice and assistance with planning senior finances from certified senior advisers
  • Extensive translation and interpreter services

Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver

Seniors who are moving out of residential care facilities in Camarillo may be able to find help with the costs of discharge through the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) waiver. This waiver replaces multiple earlier programs by paying some of the costs seniors incur while transitioning out of residential care and back to a private home. Waiver funds may be used for almost any move-related expenses. Applications are often submitted through discharge planners at the participating facilities.

Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS)

Camarillo seniors can get help living on their own through the Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) waiver program. This program seeks to meet seniors’ needs by picking up some of the cost of independent living, especially:

  • Adult day care services at home or in a facility
  • Home-based meal delivery
  • Physical therapy for seniors in recovery and mental health services for seniors with dementia
  • Social events with other enrolled seniors, such as monthly dinners and dances free of charge

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Camarillo

Paid Family Leave

Seniors may be able to get in-home care from immediate family members, who can take up to six weeks off from work with pay. California helps cover the cost of this through the Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA). The PFLA provides funding from a withholding deduction California workers pay while employed. These funds are available for workers whose relatives have an acute medical need for in-home care, such as during the transition from residential care to home, or after a disabling illness or injury. 

Workers who wish to access this program can apply through the state Employment Development Department, which also handles applications for unemployment and student aid in the state. The department may choose to conduct a phone interview before authorizing benefits, and documentation of need may be called for from a licensed physician. Workers’ benefits are based on their average wages over a three-year look-back period, though the details of how pay levels are set can get complicated. Funds are paid by check every two weeks and may be spent like any other paycheck.

In-Home Support Services (IHSS)

California’s In-Home Support Services program helps seniors in Camarillo hire and pay caregivers who can assist them in their own homes. Funds are paid directly to caregivers, who must submit bi-weekly time sheets signed by the senior. Caregivers may be spouses, family members or friends of the senior, and to enroll in the program applicants are required to obtain CPR certification and pass a training session by the program administration. Seniors can apply for support through their Medi-Cal caseworker or through the California Department of Developmental Services via an online application.

More Senior Living Resources in Camarillo


Phone Number


Housing Development and Preservation Program  (805) 564-5461 The Housing Development and Preservation Program operates multiple low-income and seniors’ fixed-income housing units in the Ventura County area. The program maintains a current list of affordable rental units, where seniors can directly apply for affordable rental housing. Seniors can apply online or by phone.
Housing and Community Development  (805) 654-2679 Ventura County’s Housing and Community Development connects Camarillo seniors with the federal Section 8 low-income housing voucher. Demand is high for this program, which helps pay the rent for low-income seniors in Camarillo. Applications to join the program’s waiting list can be submitted online or by phone.
Community Action of Ventura County  (805) 436-4000 Community Action of Ventura County takes applications from seniors in Camarillo who need help paying the cost of home heating and energy bills. Seniors who meet income requirements can apply for monthly rate reductions and emergency utility assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in person at the county office or by phone.
Lifeline of Ventura County Camarillo Health Care District (805) 388-1952 Lifeline of Ventura County helps protect seniors who are at risk of falls or sudden health emergencies by providing Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) hardware in their homes. Seniors can apply for PERS equipment by phone.

For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in California.