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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 20, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Long Beach, CA

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Long Beach is a coastal city located in the southern region of California. This city is a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, meaning it fosters participation, health and safety for older residents. It offers a wide array of amenities for seniors, including several golf courses and the Long Beach Senior Center.

Long Beach is well-suited for seniors who enjoy outdoor living. With year-round temperatures ranging between 46 and 79 degrees, this city is rated 9.3 out of 10 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, which is considerably higher than state and national scores. This city is also a relatively affordable place to receive health care services, which may benefit seniors who are managing chronic conditions. 

Note: Information for Long Beach was not available, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used.

Keeping reading to learn about our top 10 assisted living facilities in the Long Beach area to find out if one is right for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Costa Mesa and what financial assistance programs are available.

The Chateau of Long Beach

Situated just south of Artesia Freeway in the Ramona Park neighborhood of Long Beach, The Chateau of Long Beach is centrally located near grocery stores, restaurants and the Lakewood Regional Medical Center. This assisted living community provides three levels of care, ranging from standby assistance for daily living activities to full assistance with all care needs, letting residents receive the appropriate level of support. Seniors can choose from private and semiprivate furnished apartments with large windows, individual climate controls and private bathrooms. Three nutritious meals are served daily in the spacious dining room, and personal transportation is available.

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Villa Redondo Assisted Living

Villa Redondo is an assisted living community that's situated north of the Bluff Park neighborhood, just a half-mile walk from Long Beach City Beach. Here, residents have around-the-clock access to caregivers, daily social and recreational opportunities, round-trip transportation for medical appointments and daily nutritious meals and snacks. The community provides advanced care for residents who need more support, such as physical and occupational therapy and assistance for bedridden individuals. We've included this community on our top 10 list for its friendly staff and beautiful setting. 

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Glen Park at Long Beach

Glen Park at Long Beach is located in the Alamitos Beach neighborhood, just blocks away from the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Latin American Art and Long Beach City Beach. This locally owned community provides three levels of assisted living for a full continuum of care. Residents enjoy three meals and two snacks daily, field trips, housekeeping and laundry services, two-hour safety checks and medication management. Regularly scheduled activities, such as cooking classes, daily exercise and live entertainment, promote an engaging environment. 

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Bixby Knolls Tower

Bixby Knolls Tower provides residential living, assisted living and skilled nursing services in the California Heights neighborhood, just north of the San Diego Freeway. This community, which has served area seniors for over 50 years, is situated on a well-appointed campus featuring rose gardens and large patio areas, which are ideal for relaxing outdoors. Indoors, the community offers amenities such as a library, a fitness center and multiple living rooms. Assisted living residents choose from studio and one-bedroom apartments, and restaurant-style dining is provided in the comfortable dining room. We've included this community for its activities programming, which includes seasonal events and birthday parties. 

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  • Fitness activities and stretching exercises
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Hacienda Grande Senior Assisted Living

Hacienda Grande Senior Assisted Living is located across the street from medical offices and near shops and restaurants in the Eastside neighborhood. Here, seniors reside in comfortable private and semiprivate suites with individual climate controls, full private bathrooms with tubs or showers equipped with safety grab bars. This assisted living community hosts recreational and social activities, such as exercise classes, birthday parties, field trips and special holiday events. It also features a library and on-site beauty salon and barbershop services. 

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  • Studio apartments with companion suites available
  • 24-hour caregiver services with nightly monitoring

Vista Del Mar Senior Living

Situated just outside of the Memorial Heights neighborhood in the northern region of Long Beach, Vista Del Mar Senior Living is located near the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Veterans Park and a variety of stores and restaurants. The facility offers three levels of care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care, which allows seniors to age in place. Residents enjoy well-appointed common areas, including a theater room, coffee lounge and game room, and the community's planned activities, such as gardening, jewelry making and chair aerobics, provide a fun, enriching environment. 

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Pacifica Senior Living South Coast

Pacifica Senior Living South Coast provides assisted living and memory care services in Costa Mesa, about 30 miles to the southeast of Long Beach. Residents enjoy three gourmet, chef-prepared meals daily via restaurant-style dining, and a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the provided housekeeping and laundry services. The facility also offers a wide array of daily activities to promote lifelong learning and encourage new hobbies, and common areas including a resident garden, movie theater and outdoor sitting areas to foster socialization.  

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Regency Palms Long Beach

Regency Palms Long Beach is a Meridian Senior Living Community located in the North Pine neighborhood, just blocks away from the K-9 Corner Dog Park, City Place shopping center and St. Mary Medical Center. This community, which provides assisted living and memory support services, is on our top 10 list for its restaurant-style dining program, which features monthly meal plans created by the dining services director. The plans focus on dishes that meet residents' preferences and dietary needs, and an everyday menu with classic favorites is always available. The facility also offers organized activities to promote engagement and socialization.  

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Vivante on the Coast

Vivante on the Coast is located in the southern area of Costa Mesa, less than 2 miles from Hoag Hospital and Newport Beach. Here, residents enjoy an activities calendar filled with outings to local entertainment and performing arts venues and activities, such as guided meditation, a walking club and sing-alongs. The facility has several on-site amenities, such as Balboa Hall, where residents can hear guest speakers, and Club 52, which features large-screen televisions, poker and pool tables and a shuffleboard court. The community also has multiple dining venues to accommodate varying preferences.  

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Sunrise of Seal Beach

Sunrise of Seal Beach is located in the small, coastal community of Seal Beach, which is situated between Long Beach and Huntington Beach and known for its quaint shops and restaurants. The facility offers assisted living and memory care services to promote aging in place, and its trained staff is available 24 hours per day to provide care. Three delicious, chef-prepared meals are served daily and snacks are always available. The community's activities calendar keeps residents busy and fosters a fun, close-knit environment. We've included this facility on our top 10 list for its signature programs, including Live with Artistry and Live with Learning. 

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Financial Assistance Programs in Long Beach

Medicaid Program in Long Beach

The Medicaid program is referred to as Medi-Cal in Long Beach and throughout the state of California. Seniors aged 65 and older (or younger if legally blind or disabled) who do not live in an acute or skilled facility can qualify to receive either free or low-cost health care coverage. Benefits and services provided by Medi-Cal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency services
  • Comprehensive preventive care services
  • Hospitalization
  • Vision and dental care
  • Mental health services
  • Lab services
  • Prescription medications

In order to qualify for free services through Medi-Cal, interested Long Beach seniors must meet financial requirements (paid benefits can be provided to seniors with alternate health insurance). Single seniors cannot have a monthly income exceeding $1,012 and assets that accumulate to more than $2,000; married seniors cannot have a monthly income exceeding $1,372 and assets accumulating to more than $3,000.

Long Beach’s Medi-Cal is an entitlement program, which means that any interested seniors who meet the necessary requirements will receive benefits. Medi-Cal also provides waivers that can help cover the various senior care costs that Medi-Cal does not include. However, these Medicaid waivers are not entitlements. In other words, these programs often have limited funding that can equate to waiting lists for otherwise qualifying seniors. 

To begin the application process for Medi-Cal, Long Beach seniors can contact the local Long Beach County Department of Health and Human Services at (562) 570-7979 or online at the Covered California Website.

Medicaid Waivers in Long Beach

Assisted Living Waiver Program

The Assisted Living Waiver program was established to do two things for seniors in California:

  • Allow seniors to transition safely from a nursing facility to a homelike living situation, such as public housing, an Adult Residential Care Facility or a Residential Care Facility.
  • Help seniors who are at risk of being placed in a nursing home or other facility to be able to continue residing in their current community or home.

Long Beach seniors must meet the financial requirements to be eligible to receive this waiver:

  • A monthly income limit of $1,242 for a single applicant, with assets not exceeding $2,000
  • A monthly income limit of $1,682 if married, with assets not exceeding $3,000

The ALW program offers three different types of services to its qualifying members:

  • Access to regular services provided in an Assisted Living Facility, such as 24-hour staff, transportation, meals, assistance with activities of daily living, health management, housekeeping, etc
  • Assistance identifying, organizing and monitoring services needed by a senior’ known as Care Coordination
  • Assistance transitioning from a facility to a home or community setting, known as Nursing Facility Transition Care Coordination

To discover more about how to apply for this Medi-Cal waiver and learn about what other restrictions apply, visit our ALW page.

Community-Based Adult Services Waiver Program

The Community Based Adult Services waiver exists to reduce the number of California seniors who are placed in nursing homes. This program runs by offering health care services at various adult day care centers throughout the state. Some of the services available at adult day care centers, known as CBAS centers include: 

  • Nursing services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Meals and nutritional help
  • Social activities
  • Mental health services
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Personal care
  • Transportation to and from the senior’s home and the CBAS center

The CBAS program can provide such a wide range of services by employing teams of professionals from multiple disciplines to give seniors the best possible care.

To be eligible, Long Beach seniors must require a nursing facility level of care or have a severe cognitive impairment. The financial requirements for this program are based on a senior’s monthly income and assets, and are the same as the ALW program:

  • a monthly income limit of $1,242 for a single applicant, with assets not exceeding $2,000, or
  • a monthly income limit of $1,682 if married, with assets not exceeding $3,000. For those who have income over these limits, the Share of Cost or Spend Down programs can help senior citizens become eligible. 

Interested Long Beach citizens can apply through the local Area Agency on Aging in Los Angeles. Refer to our CBAS guide for additional information on requirements, applications and benefits.

Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver Program

Previously known as the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital waiver, the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) waiver is directed at physically-disabled seniors in Long Beach who reside in a skilled nursing or other care facility or who will need long term nursing home care within a month. The HCBA program has many services, including medical equipment, respite care, personal care, case management, caregiver training and accessibility home modification. These benefits are aimed at allowing physically-challenged Long Beach seniors to live at home or in an assisted living facility instead of a nursing home.

Interested seniors must necessitate a nursing home level of care and meet financial limitations in order to qualify for the HCBA waiver. As with other waiver programs through Medi-Cal, the monthly income limits are $1,242 for a single senior and $1,682 for a married couple. Additionally, this specific waiver program requires full Medi-Cal eligibility to receive any services.

Long Beach residents can apply for this program through the state’s appointed agency for the area. Senior citizens can determine their local agency by zip code here. More detailed information regarding this waiver can be found in our HCBA waiver guide

Multi-Purpose Senior Services (MPSS) Waiver Program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Services waiver program is similar to the waiver programs discussed above, as it is intended to allow seniors who are at risk for nursing home placement to continue living in a homelike setting.  This incomplete list of benefits is similar to other programs but is slightly more individualized:

  • Respite care
  • Transportation 
  • Money management
  • Minor home repair
  • Adult day care
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Care management
  • Congregate or home-delivered meals
  • Translation services

Requirements for the MPSS program are the same as the other waivers: a nursing home level of care and income restrictions (a monthly income limit of $1,242 for a single applicant with asset limitations or a monthly income limit of $1,682 if married with asset limitations).

Elderly citizens of Long Beach can apply through the local Area Agency on Aging in Los Angeles. Our MPSS guide provides an in-depth look at the application process and highlights other requirements.

MPSS program participants can also receive services from the In-Home Supportive Services program, which is explained in the following section.

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Long Beach

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a unique senior care program that allows the senior to choose their own caregiver and pay for their services through government funding. The caretaker will be allowed to work a particular number of hours per month with the senior and paid an hourly rate set by Medi-Cal. Through IHSS, a caretaker can even be a family member or spouse.  

Seniors residing in Long Beach must be at least 65 years old to apply (or younger if legally blind or disabled) and have applied for Medi-Cal with notification of eligibility. This program has the same financial requirements as all of the Medi-Cal waivers: a monthly income limit of $1,242 for a single applicant with asset limitations or a monthly income limit of $1,682 if married with asset limitations. 

The Long Beach Health and Human Services Agency regulates Long Beach seniors’ IHSS applications. Additional information about the application process, eligibility and services can be found in our detailed IHSS guide.

Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Program

The California Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program is a comprehensive system of health and social care offered at local PACE centers to seniors living at home. PACE workers create individualized health care plans for Long Beach seniors by coordinating medical appointments, filling prescriptions and providing transportation to and from the PACE center.  Other benefits of the PACE program include:

  • Hot meals
  • Medical check-ups
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreational activities

Long Beach seniors who are at least 55 years old, need help with activities of daily living (ADL) and necessitate a nursing facility level of care can qualify for PACE.

Cost for the PACE program varies by situation. If a Long Beach senior is financially eligible for Medi-Cal without Share of Cost, the PACE program services are free. Those who are not eligible for Medi-Cal or Medicare pay the self-pay rate or, if living in a nursing home, might be required to pay a co-pay. 

Senior residents of Long Beach can attend one of two local PACE agencies depending on their zip code. A list of zip codes and corresponding PACE center can be found here. Contact the corresponding PACE center for further information on the application process, price and benefits.

More Senior Living Resources in Long Beach


Phone Number


Long Beach Housing Authority (562) 570-6985 The Long Beach Housing Authority regulates the affordable housing for citizens of Long Beach through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, aiding seniors in obtaining affordable housing throughout the area.
Province Gardens Senior Housing

(562) 432-4454 

Province Gardens is a community of 200 apartments in downtown Long Beach for low-income senior citizens aged 62 years and older. All apartments are one-bedroom with a private balcony and accessible showers.
Long Beach and 21st Apartments Senior Housing (562) 591-4306 Long Beach and 21st Apartments is an affordable, smoke-free senior community with one- or two-bedroom apartment options. Community amenities include a library, courtyard and rooftop space.
Puerto del Sol Senior Housing (562) 495-4225 Puerto del Sol is a low-income senior living community within walking distance of multiple medical centers, shopping and other community services. 
Ramona Park Senior Apartments (562) 485-6139 Ramona Park Senior Apartments offers Long Beach residents aged 55 and up affordable one- or two-bedroom apartments. Each unit has a private patio, extra storage, granite counters and covered parking. Income restrictions apply. 
Long Beach Senior Arts Colony (562) 951-1188 Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is an affordable senior community in Long Beach with smoke-free studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. All units have private balconies and all kitchen appliances.

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