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Senior housing types near Bakersfield, CA

  • Magnolia Place

    Magnolia Place

    8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    (44)
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    Brookdale Bakersfield is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Bakersfield, California. Our community has an ideal location in a quiet, residential area of Bakersfield near shopping, dining, the downtown area, The Shops at Riverwalk and we are just minutes from Mercy Southwest...

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  • Brookdale Riverwalk

    Brookdale Riverwalk

    350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (33)
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    Here you have fewer chores and more adventures.  Our CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Bakersfield, California, has independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus. And if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll have the lifestyle you want...

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  • The Village at Seven Oaks

    The Village at Seven Oaks

    4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    (15)
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    The Village at Seven Oaks is an assisted living community located in sunny Bakersfield, Kern County, California. Golfers will love being able to play their favorite game on a year-round basis, and art enthusiasts will enjoy not only classic First Friday activities but Third Thursday events as well....

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  • Heritage Assisted Living

    3801 Paseo Airosa, Bakersfield, CA 93311
    (6)
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    Heritage Assisted Living is located in one of the friendliest cities in TN, Knoxville. Heritage offers an apartment type feel instead of a medical or facility type atmosphere. You want your loved ones to feel at home during these years. Because of this, we have a small amount of rooms. This provides...

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  • A Comfort Care Home

    12409 Andes Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (3)
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    A Comfort Care Home A Comfort Care Home is located in Bakersfield, CA in Kern County. This residential care home provides a safe place to live in an area that offers much to do and see. Those who spend time in Bakersfield enjoy spending time at the Kern County Museum, checking out Fox Theater, and...

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  • The Palms of San Lauren

    5300 Hageman Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (1)
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  • The Gables of Ojai

    The Gables of Ojai

    701 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023
    (7)
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    Over sixty years ago founders of AARP envisioned a gracious retirement community, prerequisites included: temperate climate, beautifully landscaped gardens, community rooms and amenities designed to serve the most discriminating seniors. Hence, their vision of what was to become The Gables was born....

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  • Arayata Elderly Care

    Arayata Elderly Care

    44849 Lotus Lane, Lancaster, CA 93536
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    Along with our excellent elderly care, Arayata Elderly Care eliminates the stress and worry family members are experiencing over the care of their elderly loved ones. Seniors are also comforted and feel at ease knowing that a caring, experienced Arayata Elderly Care caregiver will be there to assist...

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  • Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia

    Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia

    3120 West Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
    (15)
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    Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia is a beautiful community, conveniently located near medical and dental clinics, shopping, and public transportation. Prestige Assisted Livingng has 44 spacious studio, one bedroom, and 2 bedroom apartments. With the U shape of our building, we have the perfect...

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  • Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster

    43454 30th St. W., Lancaster, CA 93536
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    Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is a new addition to the community. It is located in a residential neighborhood with easy access from a nearby major street. It is near shopping, medical and dental clinics, the hospital, a skilled nursing center and convenient to public transportation. Prestige...

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  • Park Visalia Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Park Visalia Assisted Living & Memory Care

    3939 W Walnut Ave, Visalia, CA 93277
    (20)
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    Park Visalia Assisted Living provides a full range of exceptional senior living options. Our community offers all of the comforts of home with the added benefit of a team of experienced, caring professionals dedicated to providing you or your loved one with quality service. We offer seniors spacious...

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  • Jordeth Senior Care Home

    Jordeth Senior Care Home

    2226 West Perez Court, Visalia, CA 93291
    (8)
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    Jordeth Senior Care Home Jordeth Senior Care Home is a residential care home located in the picturesque city of Visalia, in San Joaquin Valley, California. Our beautiful city is perfect for seniors looking to spend some time in the great outdoors. With a breathtaking natural landscape, located near...

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  • Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

    Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

    25815 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
    (30)
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    Located in the heart of Valencia, Sunrise at Sterling Canyon is situated next door to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, across the street from Granary Square and just blocks away from Valencia Town Center Mall. Sunrise at Sterling Canyon sits just around the corner from the beautiful Vista...

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  • Oakmont of Santa Clarita

    Oakmont of Santa Clarita

    28650 Newhall Ranch Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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    Oakmont of Santa Clarita assisted living community provides seniors with the memory care that they need in the beautiful city of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California. This community offers its residents a safe and caring place to live, and the city of Santa Clarita has much to offer to...

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  • GranVida Carpinteria

    GranVida Carpinteria

    5464 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (3)
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    GranVida is a community, a neighborhood of like-minded people who enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of coastal living. Like Carpinteria itself, GranVida embodies small town friendliness, hospitality and social inclusion. As the only senior living and memory care community in Carpinteria, GranVida...

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  • Atria Santa Clarita

    Atria Santa Clarita

    24431 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    (29)
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    Located in the Santa Clarita Valley, just north of Los Angeles with easy access to the 405 Freeway, Atria Santa Clarita is a vibrant community where seniors benefit from a simplified lifestyle, with discreet support from a 24-hour staff. In addition to independent and assisted living options, the...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita

    Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita

    24305 West Lyons Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321
    (24)
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    Pacifica Senior Living offers a full spectrum of services and amenities, and will coordinate with you a specific program to meet your individual needs and lifestyle. Assisted Living offers independence while providing you with a lifestyle of leisure activities, meals with your friends and new...

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  • The Palms at Bonaventure Assisted Living and Memory Care

    The Palms at Bonaventure Assisted Living and Memory Care

    111 North Wells Road, Ventura, CA 93004
    (12)
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    The Palms is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our elegant dining room serves three chef-prepared meals every day. Activities are an integral part of the lifestyle at The Palms and include arts, crafts, table games, fitness classes, and outings. Weekly...

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  • Villa Alamar Memory Care

    Villa Alamar Memory Care

    45 E Alamar Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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    Villa Alamar opened in 1996 and quickly became the golden standard of memory care in Santa Barbara, California. Its architectural features are uniquely suited for the care of residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia: Here, residents enjoy freedom to continuously explore and...

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  • Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara

    Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara

    1820 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    Welcome home to The Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara, providing individualized residential care for seniors living with age-related cognitive impairment, specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Emphasis is placed on respect for our residents, and acceptance of who they are today, as they continue...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara

    Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara

    325 W Islay St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (17)
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    Residents of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Barbara, (formerly)Alexander Court Memory Care, thrive in amenity rich surroundings that are combined with sophisticated programming . We take a Sensory Integration approach to memory care. This program encourages residents to participate; enhances their...

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  • Ventura Townehouse

    Ventura Townehouse

    4900 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003
    (62)
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    Our retirement community provides a private secure environment for seniors who are seeking a lifestyle free from encumbrance and household worries. From the moment you enter the Ventura TowneHouse, you'll appreciate our enlivening approach to retirement. The lively conversations in the lounge,...

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  • Aegis of Ventura

    Aegis of Ventura

    4964 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
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    Aegis of Ventura features an elegant Spanish style architecture that is beautifully enhanced by luscious landscaping and courtyards. Inside, our compassionate staff treats you like a second family -- starting each day with a smile, a hug and engaging conversation. We offer exceptional Assisted...

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  • Enduring Oaks Assisted Living

    Enduring Oaks Assisted Living

    4264 Colibri CT, Moorpark, CA 93021
    (7)
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    Enduring Oaks has invested so much effort into your loved one's dream home. Our newly remodeled facility has a remarkable home feel, gorgeous surroundings, and a great staff. We know it takes more than bricks and mortar to make a home, so we provide love, residents provide the memories, and we both...

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  • Treacy Villa

    Treacy Villa

    3482 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
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    Treacy Villa Treacy Villa is an assisted living community located in the serene city of Ventura, Ventura County, California. Our exquisite community is located right at the epicenter of the archeological findings dating back ten thousand years. The city of Ventura is an ideal place for family and...

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  • Sunrise at Wood Ranch

    Sunrise at Wood Ranch

    190 Tierra Rejada Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065
    (25)
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    Sunrise at Wood Ranch offers residents a life full of comfort, independence and happiness. We offer assisted living as well as memory care in our beautiful community. We have a smaller neighborhood called Terrace Club designed for those with early memory loss and that do not need a secured...

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  • Cypress Place

    Cypress Place

    1200 Cypress Point Ln, Ventura, CA 93003
    (21)
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    Our senior living community in Ventura, California, ensures that life here is exciting, from well-designed apartment homes with convenient features to delicious dining and enriching activity offerings. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, our friendly staff is here to provide you with all...

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  • Vista at Simi Valley (Opening Fall 2020)

    Vista at Simi Valley (Opening Fall 2020)

    1236 Erringer Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    When you or your loved one is ready to live in a cared-for community dedicated to health, wellness and an intellectually stimulating future, look no further than Vista at Simi Valley Senior Living. Our culture is to create a personal and carefree environment for all of our residents with service...

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  • The Lexington Assisted Living

    The Lexington Assisted Living

    5440 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003
    (38)
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    Serving our senior community since 1991, our coastal ambiance with a central courtyard & 3 beautifully landscaped acres, year-round heated pool & Jacuzzi. 'Sweet Shop' snack room with snacks and beverages available all day, complete with jukebox that plays 45's. Large, sky-lit, exercise/activity...

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  • Simi Hills Home Care Center

    Simi Hills Home Care Center

    2062 Vera Court, Simi Valley, CA 93063
    (6)
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    Designed to meet the primary needs of elderly who can not function independently but who does not need skilled nursing care. Provides a home-like environment creating community of compatible adults here they can 'age place'. Our goal is to create a Home with atmosphere of acceptance and warmth.

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  • Via Esmeralda LLC

    3521 E. Elma St, Camarillo, CA 93010
    (8)
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    VIA ESMERALDA L.L.C. is a non-medical care facility licensed by the California State Department of Social Services which IS NOT ALLOWED TO PROVIDE 24-HOUR SKILLED NURSING CARE. It is designated to meet the primary needs of the growing population who are unable to function totally, independently, but...

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  • Atria Las Posas

    Atria Las Posas

    24 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
    (39)
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    Celebrate your independence at Atria Las Posas! Entertain family and friends in the courtyard and enjoy the outdoor grill. Or take advantage of all the community has to offer inside, including a movie room with projector screen, an upgraded salon, and a fitness center with senior-friendly equipment....

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  • Brookdale Camarillo

    Brookdale Camarillo

    6000 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
    (28)
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    The Best Is Yet To Come Experience what the golden years are really about in our beautiful senior living community in Camarillo, California. Surrounded by nature’s finest display of gardens and walking grounds, you can savor resort-like amenities, luxury dining and an abundance of soul-filling...

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  • Belmont Village Thousand Oaks

    Belmont Village Thousand Oaks

    3680 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
    (32)
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    Belmont Village Thousand Oaks is conveniently situated, with easy access to Los Robles Regional Medical Center and the abundant restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues along Thousand Oaks Blvd. and in Westlake Village. Also nearby are numerous churches and two synagogues, Thousand Oaks...

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  • Casablanca Home Care

    Casablanca Home Care

    17216 Goya Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344
    (4)
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    Casablanca Homecare provides non-medical care and supervision for the elderly. Our goal is to maintain a high quality of life for our residents as their needs change. We recognize that each individual has specific needs and we strive daily to understand and satisfy these. To provide the highest...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard

    Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard

    2211 E Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036
    (102)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oxnard, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Oxnard, CA. Our assisted living apartments and exquisite memory care neighborhood offers luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each...

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  • Zann Daily Care

    Zann Daily Care

    11500 Baird Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326
    (2)
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    Spacious and clean facility provides supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. Coordination of services by outside healthcare providers monitoring of residents activities to help and ensure their well being and safety. Assistance includes administration of medications by a skilled...

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  • Park Vista at Thousand Oaks

    Park Vista at Thousand Oaks

    350 Arcturus St., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Park Vista Senior Living is a locally owned and operated assisted living community located in the heart of beautiful Thousand Oaks, California. Nestled in a prestigious rural neighborhood and overlooking Thousand Oaks Community Park, Park Vista offers an ideal location with access to shops,...

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  • Oakmont of Riverpark NOW OPEN

    Oakmont of Riverpark NOW OPEN

    901 Town Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
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    Oakmont of Riverpark is a premier senior living community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of Riverpark provides exceptional quality, comfort and care with five-star services and amenities. Residents enjoy a rewarding lifestyle with...

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  • The Good Shepherd, LLC

    The Good Shepherd, LLC

    6268 Aberdeen Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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    My wife is a Certified Nurse Assistant and after many years of helping patients in a rehabilitation hospital and then individual clients in their homes, she wanted to open a facility that would focus more on the needs of residents than the business of the facility itself. We renovated our home to...

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  • Alalik Care Home

    Alalik Care Home

    11152 Woodley Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344
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    "Alalik Care Home assessed living is part of a continuum of long term care service that provides a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need assistance with normal daily activities in a way that promotes maximum Independence."

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  • Aegis of Granada Hills

    Aegis of Granada Hills

    10801 Lindley Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344
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    Located in the serene foothills of the San Fernando Valley, Aegis of Granada Hills offers residents personalized assisted living care with an 'at home' touch. Our beautifully designed community consists of 46 assisted living apartments and 35 apartments for residents with Alzheimer's disease or...

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  • Brio Manor Board and Care

    Brio Manor Board and Care

    115 Thames Street, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
    (5)
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    At Brio Manor Residential Board and Care facility located in Thousand Oaks, we pride ourselves in providing a 5-Star level of assisted living care to our residents aged 55 and above. Located in the rolling hills of the Conejo Valley we provide a furnished or unfurnished accommodations for private or...

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  • Gloria's Care Villa, Inc

    Gloria's Care Villa, Inc

    11328 Woodley Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344
    (3)
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    WELCOME and Thank you for your interest in GLORIA'S CARE VILLA WHILE PLACING A LOVED ONE IN A RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR ELDERLY IS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO MAKE, CARING FOR THEM BY YOURSELF CAN BE A VERY TIRING AND STRESSFUL TASK. WE TAKE PRIDE IN OPERATING ONE OF THE FINEST RESIDENTIAL CARE...

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  • Zion Residential Care Inc

    16654 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills, CA 91344
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    Welcome to Zion Residential Care the Neighborhood' We are a community based residence licensed by the State of California providing non-medical care and 24 hour supervision to residents who no longer remain independent at their own home. Zion Residential Care is a six bed residential care facility...

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  • A Heavenly Haven II

    A Heavenly Haven II

    20000 Lassen, Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (1)
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    A Heavenly Haven Inc. II is accessible through the 118 and 405 Freeways in the Chatsworth area. This facility provides a warm, beautiful home in a quiet residential area, catering to a maximum of six (6) elderly persons who are in need of supervision or assistance in their daily living. We are...

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  • Rosewood Home

    Rosewood Home

    9645 Fullbright Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311
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    Rosewood Home lies in Chatsworth, CA within Los Angeles County. The residential care home has a grand location filled with plenty of entertainment options and pleasant weather all year long. This area of the country beckons family and friends to visit on a regular basis. The staff at Rosewood Home...

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  • Anamar Senior Care

    Anamar Senior Care

    10109 Gladbeck Ave, Northridge, CA 91324
    (3)
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    Anamar is a safe loving place to be.Our facility is nestled in a friendly neighborhood in Northridge, Ca. The minute you walk through the door you will feel a sense of warmth and care. Our caregiving staff has combined over 50 +years of experience . They get to know each resident and their needs...

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  • Sunrise of West Hills

    Sunrise of West Hills

    9012 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, West Hills, CA 91304
    (21)
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    Located just miles from a major shopping mall, and close to both 118 and 101 freeways, Sunrise of West Hills offers a beautiful view of the hillside, the heart of the city and is convenient to both San Fernando and Simi Valley. We pride ourselves on our excellent care managers and executive team - a...

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  • Brookdale Northridge

    Brookdale Northridge

    17650 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325
    (24)
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    It’s maintenance-free living at its best. At our CCRC community (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Northridge, California, you can redefine your independence with more time for what you want to do. With four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory...

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Nursing Homes in Bakersfield, CA

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Bakersfield nursing home is about $8,487, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of California is about $10,646, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Bakersfield, CA offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Bakersfield, CA

Like many cities on the West Coast, the cost of living in Bakersfield is nearly ten points above the national average of 100. This is reflected in the city's high property cost and the fact that over 20 percent of the population pays more than 30 percent of their household income on rent.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
109 98 $1,383 20.7% $227,388 $60,058 no estate tax or inheritance tax 7.2%

Local Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Bakersfield which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bakersfield include:

  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Adventist Health Bakersfield

Weather and Climate

Bakersfield has a hot desert climate. This means that the city experiences a large amount of evaporation compared to a below average amount of precipitation. During the summer the temperatures can be very high while the winters tend to be pleasant and mild. On average, the humidity level for Bakersfield is roughly 49%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of January at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
83°F 101°F (July) 64°F (July) 51°F 67°F (February) 38°F (December)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
90 (Moderate) 127 in the month of December (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

When the air quality index rating is at the level of unhealthy for sensitive groups the air quality is rated as dangerous for those who have upper respiratory issues like COPD. During these periods all persons should limit the amount of time spent on outdoor activities to a minimum, especially those who are at risk.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
<1” 1” (December) 0” earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Kern county

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
40.42% 53.07% 6.51%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
26% 22% 7%

Population Statistics

Population trend
Population metro Population city proper Population density
380,874 574,362 982 people per square mile growing at a rate of 1.16%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
31 19% 8% 4% 2%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Other or Not Specified Mixed Race
7.3% 7.5% 49.2% 1.1% 0.2% 68.3% 3.6% 12%

Religious Denominations

Judaism Eastern Religions Islam Atheist or Agnostic Catholicism Baptist Other Christian faith
0.1% 0.5% 0.5% 50.6% 30% 4% 7%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
17,540 41 5

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 64% 10% 19% 5% 5%

Bakersfield is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that for the most part, members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, Bakersfield breaks the mold on West Coast cities and instead opts for more traditional family and religious values. This means that there are parts of the city that members of the LGBTQ+ community may experience some levels of discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Bakersfield is located in picturesque Kern county which is famous for its “on-site” filming locations. The city is nestled among a diverse landscape of farm land, mountains, desert, rolling hills, and deep valleys.

Bakersfield has deep ties to country music as the birthplace of the “Bakersfield sound.” The Buck Owens Crystal Palace carries on this legacy as a very respected concert venue.

There are four museums located in the city, the largest of which is the Kern County Museum. For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are the Panorama Bluffs, a popular hiking spot.

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