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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Sacramento

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in CA. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Sacramento

In Sacramento, seniors pay $5,225 per month for assisted living, which is comparable to the state median of $5,250 and several hundred dollars higher than the national average of $4,500.

Assisted Living in Sacramento vs. Nearby Cities

Assisted living facilities in Sacramento charge $5,225 per month for services, which is consistent with care costs in nearby cities. In San Jose, rates are several hundred dollars higher at $6,000, and in San Francisco, fees are among the costliest in the state at $6,319. Seniors may save money on monthly care expenses by obtaining assisted living in Yuba City, where fees average $4,659, or in Madera, where rates are among the lowest in the country at $3,828.

  • Sacramento: $5,225
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Yuba City: $4,658
  • San Jose: $6,000
  • Madera: $3,828
  • San Francisco: $6,319

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Sacramento, CA

Assisted living is among the more affordable long-term care options for seniors in Sacramento at $5,225 per month. By comparison, older adults who obtain this level of care in their own homes pay $6,292 for both basic homemaker services and skilled home health aide services. Those who live at home may attend adult day health care for $2,167 per month, making this the cheapest senior care option. Nursing home rates are several thousand dollars higher than assisted living fees at $10,646.

  • Homemaker Services: $6,292
  • Home Health Aide: $6,292
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,167
  • Assisted Living: $5,225
  • Nursing Home: $10,646

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sacramento

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Sacramento

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Sacramento.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Sacramento

Finding the best and most affordable long-term care options is challenging, but fortunately, Sacramento seniors have numerous resources available to them. The following table lists local agencies and programs that help older adults make decisions regarding their care needs and ways to pay for assisted living.

Resource Contact Service
Area Agency on Aging Area 4 (916) 7486-1876 Sacramento residents aged 60 and over obtain supportive services through the local Area Agency on Aging. This independent nonprofit organization has information and referral specialists and operates the local Aging and Disability Resource Connection, helping older adults access local services and programs that meet their needs. The organization provides health insurance counseling, health promotion initiatives and legal services, and it provides advocacy for those in assisted living through the long-term care ombudsman program.
Hart Senior Center (916) 808-5462 The Hart Senior Center is operated by the city and provides a range of social and recreational activities for those aged 50 and over. At this center, members participate in exercise classes, including Strength & Balance, line dancing and yoga, as well as writing classes that cover topics, such as poetry and creative improv. It also hosts support groups and the annual Our Life Stories Writers’ Conference. The center is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Legal Services of Northern California (800) 434-0222 Legal Services of Northern California administers HICAP. This program provides free, confidential Medicare options counseling for seniors. Through HICAP, beneficiaries get answers to questions regarding their benefits and screening for savings programs that may reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses. HICAP counselors can also help older adults research Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans, some of which may provide coverage for some assisted living services and reduce overall expenses.
Sacramento Vet Center (916) 566-7430 The Sacramento Vet Center provides confidential help to veterans and their dependents, helping them access local, state and federal benefits. Through the center, veterans obtain counseling and referrals to help them register for VA medical benefits. The center also screens individuals for eligibility for veterans’ home placement and financial assistance programs that may help cover long-term care costs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sacramento

Assisted Living Communities in Sacramento are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in California

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Sacramento Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Sacramento area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 241 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Sacramento
  • Read more than 1,925 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Sacramento is $5,225, which is about the same as the state average of $5,250 and higher than the national average of $4,500.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Sacramento, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 241 communities in the Sacramento area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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