The Elder Economic Security Index (Elder Index) is the
only county-specific measure of the minimum income necessary to cover all of an older adult’s basic expenses—housing, food, health care, and transportation. The California Elder Index is available for all 58 counties across the state and the City
of Los Angeles.
for the Elder Index methodology and Elder Index data prior to 2011.
Long-Term Care Data
The Elder Index does not include the cost of home-based long term care assistance. In-home long term care costs can double a senior’s overall expenses. Click here
more information. Click here
for more information on the Elder Index. This tool allows you to look up the Elder Index for a specific location and household type in California:
Interested in economic security for those
under 65 years?
to learn more about the Self-Sufficiency Standard, the county-and-family-specific measure of the minimum income needed for individuals
and families under 65 years old.