About Palm Springs
Comparatively speaking, Palm Springs is a small city with roughly 45,000 residents, more than 25 percent are older than 65. Seniors move to this area of Southern California not only because of its abundance of outdoor and cultural activities, but because the weather is mild year-round. Palm Springs has more than 350 days a year of sunny weather. Temperatures range from the mid- 70s during the winter to triple digits during the summer. For those used to frigid, snowy winters, Palm Springs is a welcome change.
Because of its location and proximity to the Los Angeles area, Palm Springs is a haven for retired celebrities. Over the years, this area of Southern California was home to Bob Hope, former President Gerald Ford, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Loretta Young, Dean Martin and many more. Of course, it pays to have this type of stardom in your backyard.
Palm Springs' cost of living is almost 18 percent higher than the U.S. average, meaning some of those costs roll over to the price of elder care, including assisted living.
About Assisted Living in Palm Springs
There are more than 100 assisted living and residential care facilities in Palm Springs, some of which are luxurious while others are low-cost residences. However, all offer the same basic services as outlined by the California Department of Social Services, which oversees this type of elder care in the state.
Assisted living combines minimal healthcare, support services and housing for seniors who require a little extra assistance to make it through the day. They can receive help with:
- Medication management
The goal is to offer each individual ways to remain autonomous while maximizing his or her independence, safety and privacy.
Facilities in Palm Springs for assisted living include single, one-bedroom apartments, group residential care homes and small board and care facilities. Some provide just the basic services while others offer more such as medical services, planned activities, hair salons, shopping trips, gatherings with friends and families, etc.
Living in Palm Springs
Palm Springs offers seniors a chance to relax when they retire. Even in assisted living facilities, residents still have a chance to get out and enjoy everything the city has to offer from great parks, enjoyable weather (most of the year) and a diverse amount of cultural activities from food festivals to art shows to golf tournaments.