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Santa Barbara Assisted Living

There are 51 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Barbara, CA.

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    Montecito Care & More

    Montecito Care & More is located in Santa Barbara at 717 Santecito Drive and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Montecito Care & More p...

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    Villa Los Padres

    Villa Los Padres is located in Santa Barbara at 924 Via Los Padres and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Villa Los Padres provides Ass...

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    Comforts of Home Senior Care

    Comforts Of Home Senior Care is located in Santa Barbara at 16 San Dimas Ave. and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Comforts Of Home S...

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    Casa Los Padres

    Casa Los Padres is located in Santa Barbara at 908 Via Los Padres and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Casa Los Padres provides Assis...

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    Casa St. James

    Casa St. James is located in Santa Barbara at 2215 St. James Drive and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Casa St. James provides Assis...

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    Alexander Gardens Assisted Living

    Alexander Gardens Assisted Living is located in Santa Barbara at 2120 Santa Barbara Street and classified as a Assisted Living facility . Alexander ...

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    Alexander Court Memory Care

    Alexander Court Memory Care is located in Santa Barbara at 325 West Islay Street and classified as a Assisted Living facility . Alexander Court Memo...

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    Homecare Casa Rhoda 5

    Homecare Casa Rhoda 5 is located in Santa Barbara at 107 Santa Ana Avenue and classified as a Assisted Living facility . Homecare Casa Rhoda 5 provi...

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    Abundant Care III

    Abundant Care III is conveniently located in a nice and quiet neighborhood in Santa Barbara, California. This beautiful 6-bed assisted living facility is fully furnished with built-in safety features...

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    Mesa Care

    Mesa Care is located in Santa Barbara at 2424 Calle Soria and classified as a small Assisted Living facility . Mesa Care provides Assisted Living ser...

Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Barbara, CA



51 Assisted Living facilities are located in the city of Santa Barbara, California or nearby and can accommodate the needs of your Loved One. In Santa Barbara, depending on its residents’ care needs, these Senior Living facilities provide daily nutritional meals, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management and more.

Also, these 51 facilities in Santa Barbara can provide Seniors with family dining rooms, activity rooms, wellness programs, beauty salons, furnished rooms, outings, religious activities and more.


When Do Seniors in Santa Barbara Need Assistance?

Seniors in Santa Barbara will typically need this type of long term care when it is unsafe to live by themselves at home or they need assistance with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Residents in these types of California senior living facilities in can either be independent, need assisted living, and can be diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.


Types of Facilities in Santa Barbara

The size of an Assisted Living facility in Santa Barbara can vary from a small, residential board and care home to a large “resort-style” community.


A. Small Care Home Facilities

Description and Size

Board and Care Homes located in Santa Barbara are regular residential homes in the neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. These care homes are licensed by California’s State Licensing Division and permitted by the City of Santa Barbara.

Types of Residents

Residents in these Santa Barbara care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many small residential care homes that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs and more, these residents prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller facility size and lower number of residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a Santa Barbara Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.


B. Large Communities

Description and Size

Large Assisted Living Communities in Santa Barbara will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercial areas and are also regulated by California’s State Licensing Department. These large senior living facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

Some nationally recognized  Communities that may be in Santa Barbara or nearby are familiar names like Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Emeritus Senior Living, Atria Senior Living, Belmont Village, Senior Lifestyle, Holiday Retirement, and Five Star Senior Living to name a few.

Types of Residents

Seniors living in a Santa Barbara these Communities will typically prefer a large community due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes and regular outings.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the facility and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in Santa Barbara can range from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 Residents.


Costs in Santa Barbara

The average cost of Assisted Living in Santa Barbara is $ 3710 per month (source: Genworth Financial). Whether your loved one prefers a small residential care home or a large community, the lowest cost care and rent starts at is $ 933 and can go as high as $ 8445 depending on the level of care needs. To find out what factors play a part of the monthly cost, Click Here.


Paying for Care in Santa Barbara

Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Barbara can be done through a variety of ways. Most residents and families pay for care out of pocket or also called “Private Pay.” Other methods of paying for this type of Senior Living is through Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Aid and family members. Unfortunately, Medicare or Medicaid does not cover the costs of care and rent in Santa Barbara. For more details and options on how you can pay for care, Click Here.


California Licensing

The 51  Facilities in Santa Barbara are licensed, inspected and regulated by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Their responsibilities are to have the administrators currently licensed, inspect the senior housing facility before it opens, ensure the facility is operating up to standards and the residents are receiving good care.


We encourage you to browse through our Facility Listings in Santa Barbara to help you narrow down your options and save time. For more free information regarding Senior Living options and pricing in Santa Barbara, please contact 877.523.6523 and a Care Advisor will be more than happy to help you.


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