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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Bakersfield nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Bakersfield, CA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Bakersfield or another care type is right for you. Browse 6 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Bakersfield.

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Magnolia Place

8100 Westwold Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Riverwalk

350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312

(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Village at Seven Oaks

4301 Buena Vista Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

The Palms of San Lauren

5300 Hageman Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308

(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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Golden Castle Assisted Living

2607 Mt. Vernon, Bakersfield, CA 93306

(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Westchester Gardens

2228 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

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.

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Cost of Living

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

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

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%


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


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 expreience 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.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in California

The Palms of San Lauren, Brookdale Riverwalk and Magnolia Place are the top rated nursing homes near Bakersfield, California. See full list of communities.

There are 6 nursing homes near Bakersfield, California. See the full list.

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