I. What You Should Know About Home Care in Newport Beach, CA

With its enviable location along California’s southern coast, it’s easy to see why Newport Beach is a popular retirement destination. Over 23% of the city’s 85,239 residents, or close to one in four, are aged 65 and older, while statewide, 14.8% of Californians fall into the same age range.

Newport Beach is known as a relatively safe city, with a violent crime rate that’s about 50% below the nationwide average. Health care, utilities and transportation cost less here than the state average. The weather is also notable, and seniors in this snow-free coastal city enjoy around 277 sunny days each year and comfortable year-round temperatures ranging between 47 and 78 degrees.

Should you need health care services, you’ll be happy to know that there are more physicians per 100,000 residents in NewPort Beach than the U.S. average, and the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is the top-ranked health care facility in Orange County.

II. What You Should Expect to Pay for Home Care in Newport Beach, CA

According to the Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, you can expect to pay around $5,434 per month for home care in Newport Beach. Home health care, which combines home care with some in-home medical services such as monitoring of your vital signs, costs slightly more at $5,529 per month.

The rates listed by Genworth are based on 44 hours of care per week, which may not match the amount of in-home care you require. You can get a better idea of what your home care costs will be by multiplying the $28.50 average hourly rate for home care in Newport Beach by the number of hours of support you need.

The Cost of Home Care & Home Health Care in Nearby Cities

The $5,434 average cost of home care services in Newport Beach is slightly below the statewide median of $5,529, while the rate for home health care matches the California average. To the south in San Diego, seniors pay an average of $5,716 per month for either kind of in-home care, while to the north of Newport Beach in Oxnard, seniors pay $5,339 per month for the same services. In Santa Maria, rates are higher at $6,101 per month for both home care and home health care services.

The Cost of Home Care Compared to Other Senior Living Options

In Newport Beach, rates for senior care start at $1,647 per month for adult day care services. Assisted living costs an average of $5,000 per month, while home care runs about $5,434 per month, and home health care costs around $5,529. Nursing homes provide the highest level of senior care, and that’s why this type of care is the costliest, with a semiprivate room running about $8,060 per month.

Note: Data for Newport Beach was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

III. How to Find Home Care in Newport Beach, CA

Finding a home care provider for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Below, we explain the process of how to find a home care provider in 5 simple steps. Use the infographic below to help guide your search for in-home care in Newport Beach, CA.

Remember that there’s not necessarily a right or wrong choice – it comes down to choosing a provider that you feel comfortable with and who’s capable of meeting your specific needs. No matter which provider you choose, you should always have a formal arrangement with your expectations and the payment rate in writing. Doing so will prevent confusion or potential disagreements down the line so that the focus remains on helping the person receiving care.

IV. Home Care Resources for Seniors in Newport Beach, CA

OASIS Senior Center

What You Should Know
Owned and operated by the City of Newport Beach, the OASIS Senior Center is a bright, modern community center geared toward seniors aged 50 and older. The center is home to a large, senior-friendly fitness center that’s open 7 days a week, an auditorium, cafeteria and a number of meeting rooms and multipurpose spaces.

At the center, you can enjoy a low-cost lunch each weekday that’s prepared by a local catering company. The center also offers a wide variety of engaging and beneficial educational, social and wellness programs and special events, including dance lessons, health fairs and preventive health screening clinics.

Who Is Eligible?
As a senior living in Newport Beach, you’re welcome to visit the OASIS Senior Center and sign up for any of the programs and activities it offers.

How to Get Started
For current program schedules and operating hours, call the OASIS administration office at (949) 644-3244.

Newport Beach Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program

What You Should Know
Operated by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County in collaboration with the OASIS Senior Center, the Newport Beach Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program helps low-income senior homeowners who need safety-critical home maintenance projects completed.

This volunteer-based program can be used by eligible seniors to resolve outstanding code violations; fix broken windows or doors; and repair leaking roofs, damaged walkways or issues with electrical or plumbing systems. The SHARP also considers applications from income-eligible seniors who need to make modifications to their homes to accommodate mobility devices such as walkers or wheelchairs.

Who Is Eligible?
To qualify for free home repairs through SHARP, you must own and occupy your home in Newport Beach, and have an annual income that falls below the current HUD guidelines. You’ll also need to be at least 60 years old, and your net assets, excluding your home, can’t be worth more than your gross household income for the last 18 months.

How to Get Started

To learn more about SHARP, including up-to-date information on current income limits, call (949) 644-3244.

Senior Cuisine Delivered

What You Should Know
Shopping for groceries and preparing meals can be a challenge, especially if you’re living on your own. If you’d rather not worry about preparing your own meals each day, you can sign up for the Senior Cuisine Delivered program.

This program can provide you with affordable, restaurant-quality meals that are prepared especially for seniors by local restaurants and catering companies. You simply choose one of four weekly plans that include either 2, 4 or 6 days’ worth of lunch and dinner meals, and then you can pick the meals you’d like to have delivered. The menu changes on a weekly basis, and delivery to your home is included in the price of the meals.

Who Is Eligible?
Any senior aged 50 and older living in Newport Beach can sign up for the Senior Cuisine Delivered program.

How to Get Started
For more information, call Age Well Senior Services at (949) 855-8033.

Orange County Transportation Authority – Senior Program/OC ACCESS

What You Should Know
The Orange County Transportation Authority, better known as the OCTA, is the regional public transit provider that serves Newport Beach. Residents aged 60 and older are eligible for the OCTA’s Senior Program, a reduced fare program that gives seniors access to discounts on cash fares, day passes and 30-day passes.

All OCTA buses are wheelchair accessible, but if you can’t use the regular bus service due to a physical or cognitive limitation, you can apply to use OC ACCESS, the regional paratransit service. This on-demand, curb-to-curb service can be used to travel to and from locations within 3/4 mile of any OCTA bus route.

Who Is Eligible?
As a senior aged 60 and older, you’re eligible for discounted fares on all OCTA buses. You may be asked to show ID to verify that you’re eligible for this discount.

To use the OC ACCESS service, you’ll need to complete a free OC ACCESS assessment.

How to Get Started
For more information on OCTA buses and the OC ACCESS service, call (714) 636-7433.

Age Well Senior Services Case Management

What You Should Know
Navigating the available senior services that can help you continue living in your Newport Beach home can be challenging, especially if you require a number of services.

The case management program offered through Age Well Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, can help you create a plan so that you can remain safe and comfortable in your own home. A case manager will visit with you at home, ask you what kinds of assistance you require, and connect you with programs and services that meet your needs.

Who Is Eligible?
Any Orange County senior aged 60 and older can request case management services through Age Well Senior Services.

How to Get Started
To speak with a senior case manager, call (949) 855-8033.