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California Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The California Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in California. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $28.00 an hour for home care to $10,646 a month for skilled nursing care, California is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

California Key Statistics

  • 20.1% of the California population is aged 60 or over with 9.6% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no state or inheritance tax, California is regarded as tax-friendly for seniors, although the highest income tax is set at 13.3%. California has an average property tax set at $841 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 55.8% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a California senior (65+) is $51,730.
  • 690,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in California.

Choosing Long Term Care in California

  • California Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in California is $28.00, making California more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care.
  • California Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in California is $1,668 per month making California more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • California Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in California is $4,500 per month making California more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • California Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in California is $10,646 per month making California more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

California Senior Services

State of California Department of Aging

Address: 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95834-1992

Phone: (916) 419-7500

Fax: (916) 928-2267


California Aging & Adult Info Line: 1 (800) 500-2020

California State Plan on Aging

California Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report abuse:

  • Adult Protective Services: 1-833-401-0832
  • California Department of Social Services: 1-844-538-8766.

California Support for Caregivers

California’s Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC):

Family Caregiver Alliance / Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

(Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties)

Address: 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2150, San Francisco, CA 94104 

Phone: (415) 434-3388

Toll Free: (800) 445-8106


Caregiver Resource Center of Orange County

Address: 130 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: (714) 446-5030, 

Toll Free: (800) 543-8312 


Coast Caregiver Resource Center

(San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties)

Address: 2415 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone: (805) 569-8950


Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center

(Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties)

Address: 1537 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 459-6639

Toll Free: (800) 624-8304


Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

(Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties)

Address: 8421 Auburn Boulevard, Suite 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Toll Free: (800) 635-0220 


Inland Caregiver Resource Center

(Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties)

Address: 1430 East Cooley Drive, Suite 124, Colton, CA 92324

Phone: (909) 514-1404

Toll Free: (800) 675-6694 


Passages Caregiver Resource Center

(Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties)

Address: 25 Main Street, Suite 202, Chico, CA 95929

Phone: (530) 898-5925

Toll Free: (800) 822-0109 


Redwood Caregiver Resource Center

(Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties)

Address: 1140 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 1B, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: (707) 542-0282

Toll Free: (800) 834-1636


Southern Caregiver Resource Center

(San Diego and Imperial Counties)

Address: 3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: (858) 268-4432

Toll Free: (800) 827-1008 


USC Family Caregiver Support Center

(Los Angeles County)

Address: USC School of Gerontology, 3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: (855) 872-6060


Valley Caregiver Resource Center

(Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties)

Address: 3845 North Clark Street, Suite 201, Fresno, California 93726

Phone: (559) 224-9154

Toll Free: (800) 541-8614 


California Health Care Fraud

Senior Medicare Patrol Project

Address: 2 Executive Circle, Suite 175, Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: (714) 550-7008

Fax: (714) 560-0319

California Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Statewide CRISISline number: 1-800-231-4024

California Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

California Medicare and Insurance Counseling

California Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

California Senior and Healthcare Transportation

California County Offices for Aging

Area 1 Agency on Aging (Del Norte, Humboldt)

Address: 434 7th St A, Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: (707) 442-3763


Planning and Service Area II (Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity)

Address: 208 West Center Street, Yreka, CA 96097

Phone: (530) 842-1687

Fax: (530) 842-4804


Passages, Area 3 Agency on Aging (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Tehama)

Address: 25 Main Street, Suite 202, Chico, CA 95929

Tel: 800-822-0109

Tel: 530-898-5923

Fax: 530-898-4870


Area 4 Agency on Aging (Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba)

Address: 1401 El Camino Avenue, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: 1.916.486.1876


Marin County Aging and Adult Services (Marin)

Address: 10 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903

Phone: 415-457-4636


San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services

Address: 1650 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Phone: (415) 355-3555


Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Phone: (925) 602-4175

Fax: (925) 602-4178


San Mateo County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 225 West 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone: 1-800-675-8437

Phone: 1-650-573-3900


Alameda County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 6955 Foothill Blvd, Suite 300, Oakland CA 94605

Phone: 510-577-1900

Fax: 510-577-1965


Sourcewise (Santa Clara County)

Address: 3100 De La Cruz Blvd, Suite 310, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 350-3200


San Joaquin County Aging and Community Services

Address: P.O. Box 201056, 333 E. Washington Street, Stockton, CA 95202

Phone: (209) 468-1000


Area 12 Agency on Aging (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolomne) 

Address: 19074 Standard Rd., Ste. A, Sonora, CA 95370

Phone: (209) 532-6272

Phone: (800) 510-2020


Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

234 Santa Cruz Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003

Phone: (831) 688-0400


Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2520 West Shaw Lane, Suite 101A, Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: 559-214-0299

Toll Free: 800-510-2020

Fax: 559-243-5651


Kings-Tulare Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3500 W. Mineral King Ave. Suite A, Visalia, CA 93291

Phone: (800) 510-2020


Inyo County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 920 N. Main St., Bishop, CA93514

Phone: (760) 872-1394

Fax: (760) 872-4950


Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo)

Address: 528 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone: (805) 925-9554


Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 646 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: (805) 447-7300


Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3175 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone: 213-738-2600


County of San Bernardino Area Agency on Aging

Address: 784 E. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92415

Phone: 909-891-3900


Riverside County Office on Aging

Address: 3610 Central Avenue, 5th Floor, Riverside, California 92506

Phone: (951) 867-3800


Orange County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 1300 South Grand Ave. Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 480-6450


Department of the Area Agency on Aging County of San Diego

Address: 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (858) 694-3900


Imperial County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 778 W. State St. – El Centro, CA 92243

Phone: (442) 265-7000


City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

Address: 221 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-482-7252


Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties

14092 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake, CA 95422

(707) 995-3744


County of Sonoma Area Agency on Aging

Address: 3725 Westwind Boulevard, First Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707) 565-5950


Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging

Address: 275 Beck Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 784-8960


El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 937 Spring Street, Placerville, CA 95667

Phone: (530) 621-6150


Stanislaus County Department of Aging and Veterans Services

Address: 3500 Coffee Rd. Suite 19, Modesto, CA 95354

Phone: (209) 558-8698


Merced County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340

Phone: 209-385-7434 


Monterey Area Agency on Aging Division

Address: 1000 S Main St # 211, Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: 831-755-4466


Kern County Office on Aging

Address: 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fifth Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 868-3140


American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

Address: 49260 Chapel Hill Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644 

Phone: (559) 412-5590


Bishop Indian Tribal Council- Bishop Paiute Tribe

Address: 50 Tu Su Lane, Bishop, CA 93514

Phone: (760) 873-3584


Hoopa Valley Tribe 

Address: 11860 State Hwy 96, PO Box 1348, Hoopa, CA 95546

Phone: 530-625-4211


Indian Senior Center, Inc.

Address: 425 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 

Phone: (707) 462-5595

Pala Band of Mission Indians

Address: 12196 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA 92059

Phone: (760) 891-3500


California Rural Indian Health Board

Address: 1020 Sundown Way, Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-929-9761


Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health-for Morongo/ Pechanga

Address: 11980 Mt Vernon Ave, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

Phone: (909) 864-1097


Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, Tribal Health Clinic

Address: 90 Via Juana Lane, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 

Phone: (805) 688-7070


Karuk Tribe of California

PO Box 1016 – Happy Camp, CA 96039

Phone: (530) 493-1600


Blue Lake Rancheria

428 Chartin Road, Blue Lake, CA 95525 

Phone: (707) 668-5101


Fort Mojave Indian Tribe

Address: 500 Merriman Avenue, Needles, CA 92363

Phone: (760) 629-4591


Redding Rancheria Indian Health Services

Address: 2000 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding, CA 96001 

Phone: 530-225-8979


California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.

Address: 738 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 

Phone: (800) 640-2462


Bear River Band Rohnerville Rancheria Tishna Community Center

Address: 266 Keisner Road, Loleta, CA 95551 

Phone: (707) 733-1900


Round Valley Indian Tribes

Address: 77826 Covelo Road, Covelo, CA 95428

Phone: 707-983-6126


Southern Indian Health Council-Area I & II

Address: 4058 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901 

Phone: (619) 445-1188


Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Address: 250 N. See Vee Lane, Bishop CA 93514

Phone: (760) 873-8464


Tule River Indian Health Center

Address: 380 N Reservation Rd, Porterville, CA 93257

Phone: (559) 784-2316



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Marilyn Dalton, aged 80

Thank you for this comprehensive list of resources– Your work in accumulating the data is much appreciated and I know will be saved by many!

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