California Assisted Living Records & Reports

When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in California:


  • California has conveniently integrated information about licensed communities and information about violations and inspections results.
  • California has generally transparent assisted living records but was marked down significantly in our rankings because required inspections occur only every five years.


California Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.


1  Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
2  If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
3  If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
4  Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
5  If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] Yes
6  If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
7  If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes
8  Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
9  Capacity shown? Yes
10  Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? No
11  Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
12  State may fine facility? Yes
13  Frequency of inspections? Every 60 months
14  Website includes pricing of facility? No

Update: January 2018

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