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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find the Right Home Care near Santa Barbara, CA

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Santa Barbara, CA can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Santa Barbara – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Santa Barbara to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Santa Barbara home hospice care. Personalized home care in Santa Barbara can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 28 options for accredited home care in Santa Barbara, CA, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care in surrounding neighborhoods like Eastside, Alta Mesa, and West Downtown Santa Barbar. You may also consider nearby communities such as , or .

Home Care Facilities near Santa Barbara, CA

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Home Care Assistance Santa Barbara

1165 Coast Village Road Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(3 reviews)

Home Care Assistance, Santa Barbara's leading provider of in-home senior care, provides premier care at home. Founded by a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and PhD Clinical Psychologist, Home Care Assistance rigorously screens and trains caregivers in its exclusive Balanced Care Method™. This...

Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara

1900 State Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(1 review)

Senior Helpers can provide you with a professional caregiver to help you with some things around the house so you won’t have to rely on your children or friends as much and so you remain independent in your home longer. We allow you to continue to enjoy the comforts of home and to spend more...

1Heart Caregiver Services - Santa Barbara

7 W Figueroa St, Ste 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(0 review)

Astera Care

3 W Carrillo St., Ste 214, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(0 review)

OVERVIEW OF CUSTOM CARE At Astera Care we provide "Custom Care". Custom Care in the home means something different to every client. We believe in customizing each client’s Care Plan by taking into consideration the concerns of the client, the client’s family and other associated...

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536 Brinkerhoff Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Visiting Care & Companions

222 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Help Unlimited

319 E Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(0 review)

Senior Planning Svc Inc

402 E Carrillo St # B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(0 review)

Silver Crown Home Care

1323 Newbury Rd. #203, Newbury Park, CA 91320

(3 reviews)

Silver Crown Home Care's professional team offers the highest quality of in-home care by providing compassion, dignity and respect to seniors, disabled individuals and others who may require home assistance. Our staff has over 40 years of combined experience in the home care industry. A...

In Home Elder Care Solutions

950 County Square Dr Ste 204, Ventura, CA 93003

(3 reviews)

Our History18 years of experience in the field of health care.Provides comprehensive care (biopsychosocial and spiritual)Deep respect for beliefs.Our care is based on fundamental areas, such as the biological one that is related to the alterations of physical health. The client’s environment is...

Tender Home Care, Inc. - Camarillo

360 Mobil Ave #108A, Camarillo, CA 93010

(2 reviews)

Tender Home Care, Inc. is a local provider of in-home care services. Serving Ventura County, CA for over 6 years, we take pride in assisting the aging population to age in place in their own home. Our services include the typical daily activities such as: light housekeeping, bathing, dressing,...

Tristar Home Care

501 Mobil Ave, Ste B, Camarillo, CA 93010

(1 review)

Dependable, Compassionate Care You Can Trust!It’s no secret – providing the best care for ourselves and those closest to us is no easy task. Whether you’re hoping to find some help at home for your loved ones or you’re in need of care yourself, we’re here to support you! At Tristar Home Care, our...

All City Caregivers, Inc

15102 Leisure Village, Camarillo, CA 93012

(3 reviews)

AccentCare of California, Inc

1746 South Victoria Avenue Suite 210, Ventura, CA 93003

(1 review)

Nursing Care Plus

5800 Santa Rosa Road Ste 114, Camarillo, CA 93012

(1 review)

We are private duty in - home care agency, providing individualizedcare and supervision at the patients home, assist with Al and taking them to their medical and dental appointments.

Canyon View Homes II

199 W Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

(1 review)

Home Helpers

1133 Arnold Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436

(2 reviews)

Home Helpers Of  Santa Barbara County offers services of Daily Living Activities.  At Home Helpers we can help from 2 Hours a day to 24 hour  live -in, 1-7 days a week. All of our Caregivers have been screened, background checked, TB tested, trained. We are Bonded and insured. We pay all the...

Katherine Van Slyke

PO Box 691, Goleta, CA 93116

(0 review)

Caring Hearts of the Central Coast

3375 Foothill Rd #614, Carpinteria, CA 93013

(0 review)

Normal Life Of California

1755 Potomac Ave, Ventura, CA 93004

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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
Complete guide to home care


Learn More About Home Care in Santa Barbara, CA


Retirement in Santa Barbara means living near a beach and never being far from art fairs, historic structures, or gorgeous mountain vistas. Dubbed “The American Riviera,” this coastal California town is known for its Mediterranean climate and distinctive Spanish Revival Colonial architecture.

Home care, or in-home care, is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care provider in Santa Barbara for you or your loved one.

Cost of Home Care in Santa Barbara, CA

The median monthly cost of a home-health aide is about $5,200 in the Santa Barbara area and around $5,300 in the state of California, according to Genworth.


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Cost of Living


The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Barbara are rated 10 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
110 106 113 111 113 109


Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$104,029 per year $65,728 per year $79,344 per year $42,094 per year $47,191 per year $8,462 per year $1,323 per month



Local Hospitals


The top hospitals that service Santa Barbara include:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 360+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 20+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, inpatient surgery



Weather and Climate


Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate, with warm winters and cool summers, is one of the most desirable in the country and is often ranked accordingly. Ocean breezes help moderate temperatures throughout the year. Most of Santa Barbara’s rainfall occurs during winter, whereas summers are mostly dry, and humidity remains relatively low during every season, particularly winter.


Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
53.1°F 65.4°F 40.8°F


July Average July Maximum July Minimum
67°F 76.7°F 57.3°F


Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 68

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 16.93”



Demographics and Values


Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35 18.0% 193,292 500.8 per square mile 2.58


Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.7% 3.9% 1.3% 36.5% 0.2% 3.6% 56.2%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Santa Barbara, CA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100


2016 Presidential Election

Democratic Republican Other
60.61% 31.88% 7.5%



Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


If your ideal retirement is lounging on a beach, surrounded by art fairs, historic structures, and mountain vistas, look no further than Santa Barbara. This coastal California town has been dubbed “The American Riviera,” largely due to its Mediterranean climate and distinctive Spanish Revival Colonial architecture.

One of Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist destinations is its Waterfront neighborhood, which sits just southeast of downtown and features beachside restaurants and stores along Cabrillo Boulevard, as well as West Beach and the marinas of Santa Barbara Harbor. Here you’ll also find Stearns Wharf, one of the oldest piers in California and now home to several dining spots, museums, souvenir shops, a candy shop, and an ice cream parlor. As you head inland from the Pacific shore toward the Santa Ynez Mountains, you’ll encounter the historic landmark Mission Santa Barbara, a religious outpost founded by Franciscan Friars in the late 1700s. The old chapel and surrounding park attract many of the town’s sightseers, and the Mission grounds still serve as a place of worship today.

Both residents and visitors of Santa Barbara have seemingly endless opportunities to celebrate the town’s local art and history. In addition to Santa Barbara’s Museum of Art, Botanic Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Natural History and accompanying Sea Center, the city hosts a range of festivals, such as the annual Summer Solstice Parade, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a street-painting event outside the Mission called I Madonnari, and the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show along the beach. Santa Barbara is also known for its classical music culture, with professional symphony and opera groups performing throughout the year. Notable theaters throughout town include the Arlington, Lobero, and Granada, as well as the Santa Barbara Bowl, a large amphitheater built into a canyon in the Riviera neighborhood.


The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) provides bus service throughout the city and surrounding areas as well as shuttles in the Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods. As Santa Barbara is a bicycle-friendly town, the MTD encourages riders to bring their bikes onto buses, which are equipped with bicycle racks. Easy Lift Transportation is a nonprofit organization serving the Santa Barbara area with paratransit for seniors or residents with limited mobility.

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