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Independent Living near Santa Maria, California

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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

1220 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

4.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Conveniently located between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is a campus-style retirement community that provides a wide spectrum of care. Enjoy being near golf courses, wineries, the Veteran's Administration Building and Marian Regional Medical Center. Take...

AAA Kindness Care Home II

3811 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Las Brisas

1299 Briarwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

4.4
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Las Brisas provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Perched on a hilltop overlooking the lights of San Luis Obispo, from our dining room you'll enjoy stunning views of the Irish Hills and Madonna Mountain.Las Brisas is getting some exciting upgrades where new...

Creston Village

1919 Creston Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

4.1
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Creston Village is an assisted living and memory care community located in the thriving city of Paso Robles. Paso Robles is a thriving city best known for its abundance of hot springs, wineries and almond orchards, and it is the host of the California Mid-State Fair. Our luxurious community is...

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Mariposa at Ellwood Shores

190 Viajero Dr, Goleta, CA 93117

4.6
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO

475 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

4.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLOWe describe our independent and assisted living lifestyles as “simply abundant living” because with us, each day holds endless opportunities to discover your talents and purpose through hobbies and cultural pursuits, serving neighbors, outdoor...

The Oaks at Nipomo

177 Mary Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Fountain Square of Lompoc

1420 W North Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

3.4
(12 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Fountain Square of Lompoc is located in Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California provides a caring atmosphere for those seniors who are looking for a community to call home. This community offers comfort and safety to its residents. Lompoc provides residents and guests with parks and recreation...

The Oaks at Paso Robles

526 S River Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atascadero Christian Home and Bethesda House

8455 Santa Rosa Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

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Cost of independent living in Santa Maria, CA

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
    National
  • $4,239
    State
  • $3,861
    Santa Maria, CA
  • $5,245
    Goleta, CA
  • $4,128
    Nipomo, CA
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

Santa Maria, California

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community provides residents the chance to live an active lifestyle while assuring their fundamental needs are fulfilled. Basic chores such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is maintained, allowing residents the autonomy to use their time as they choose, free from daily obligations. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Typically consisting of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and more time can be spent with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between locations, a number of residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a variety of advantages and expenditures to keep in mind while determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are included in the plan: laundry, move-in fee, meals, utilities, parking, cable TV, wellness program, and initial assessment fee. The benefits associated with independent living include private rental hall, healthcare center, fitness center & swimming pool, restaurant-style dining hall, beauty salon & barber shop, community activities, security guards, and concierge services.

Demographics and Values

Santa Maria has a population density of 1,813 people per square mile. In Santa Maria, 5.5% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 50.2% are female and 49.8% are male. The median age of Santa Maria is 29 years old. In terms of education, 12.7% have a college degree, 3.8% have a graduate degree, and 18.8% have a high-school diploma. In Santa Maria, 18.6% live in poverty, 8.9% have some form of disability, 66.0% participate in the labor force, and 5.1% are widows. Racially, the population of Santa Maria is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.8% mixed race, 16.7% other or not specified, 73.4% white, 5.2% Asian, 74.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, and 1.3% black.

Cost of Living

The community in which a senior care community is located might have a big impact on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which destination meets the needs of you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Santa Maria is around 22.4% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Santa Maria is about $1,414 per month and the median home value in Santa Maria is around $297,686.

State Information

An overview of California

There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital. Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. Overall, California ranks 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare compared to other US states. In terms of resources, California has a cost of living index of 138.7, a grocery index rating of 121.4, and a housing index rating of 227.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.

Social demographics of the state

In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In terms of religion, 31% of California residents attend religious services among the 23,558 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 32% voted for the Republican candidate while 62% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. On average, the state receives 2.04 inches of precipitation a month. On average, California has an air quality index rating of around 57.1 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 83.0 AQI. California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of July. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in California drops to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 76F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in California

The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of service-berry, California poppy, California fan palm, and California juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snakes, the cougars, the black bears, or the coyotes. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO, Mariposa at Ellwood Shores and Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria are the top rated independent living facilities near Santa Maria, California. See full list of communities.

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