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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 11 assisted living facilities in Clovis and 25 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Clovis, CA
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Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study documents senior care cost data nationwide. The study shows that assisted living costs in Clovis are $500 below the national average and $1,000 below the state average.
Assisted living prices are similar in nearby cities such as Hanford ($3,564), Visalia ($3,675), Madera ($3,323) and Merced ($3,500). West of Clovis along the Pacific Coast, prices are significantly higher in Santa Cruz ($5,595), San Jose ($5,500) and Salinas ($5,500)
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Clovis, so data for the closest city, Fresno, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
There is a wide range of prices for senior care in Clovis, with nursing home care costing more than twice what assisted living does. In-home care from a home health aide or homemaker costs over $1,000 a month more than assisted living based on 44 hours per week of care services.
The differences in costs are largely based on the fact that nursing home prices include around-the-clock skilled nursing in a specialized, licensed facility that has a relatively high staff-to-senior ratio. In assisted living, seniors are generally responsible for their own personal care and medication management, and the staff-to-senior ratio tends to be lower than in a nursing home.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Approximately 25% of California residents receive free health care coverage through Medicaid, the nationwide health insurance program that is funded by the state and federal governments. In California, Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal and administered through the Department of Health Care Services.
To qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal coverage, seniors may earn no more than $1,242 a month and own no more than $2,000 in countable assets when applying as a single. Couples can earn no more than $1,682 and own no more than $3,000 in countable assets.
Under Medicaid rules, countable assets include all cash and bank account balances, stocks, bonds, and investment and recreational real estate. One vehicle, personal belongings and a home owned by the applicant are exempt. Note that seniors who are deemed eligible for Social Security Income are automatically enrolled in Medi-Cal.
Medi-Cal also offers coverage to seniors who have incomes that exceed Medi-Cal limits on a Share of Cost basis. Under an SoC agreement, seniors are required to spend a set amount each month toward medical costs before Medi-Cal benefits are activated. In many cases, the SoC requirement is more expensive than the price of private health insurance for seniors.
Assisted Living Waiver
Medicaid-eligible seniors who need the type of care normally provided in a nursing home may qualify for coverage under the Assisted Living waiver, a home and community-based Medicaid waiver designed to reduce nursing home placement rates among Medicaid enrollees.
The ALW helps seniors remain in an assisted living setting by providing additional medically required care services as recommended by a registered nurse through the local care coordinator agency. If approved for the ALW, seniors continue to pay the room-and-board portion of their assisted living costs while the ALW covers services such as skilled nursing, personal care, transportation assistance and medication management. Seniors are also required to live in one of the ALW participating facilities.
For more information, contact Libertana of Central Valley, the ALW care coordination agency for Fresno County at (800) 750-1444.
Optional State Supplementation
Social Security Income recipients aged 65 and older who reside in an assisted living facility due to age-related disability or deterioration may be eligible for a state-funded SSI top-up through the California Optional State Supplementation program.
Qualified seniors can receive up to a combined maximum monthly SSI/OSS payment of $1,194.37 when applying as an individual and up to $2,388.74 when applying with a spouse.
For more information, contact the Fresno Social Security Administration Office at (800) 772-1213.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a comprehensive, managed community-based care option for seniors 55 and older who are Medicare and Medicaid-eligible.
PACE is designed to help seniors avoid or delay placement in a nursing home by providing a wide range of medical, social and recreational supports to seniors living at home or in an assisted living facility. Participation in PACE is voluntary and gives seniors access to a dedicated senior activity center, senior-orientated health care services and transportation assistance. Medication, durable medical equipment and personal care services may also be included.
For more information, contact Fresno PACE For Seniors at (599) 400-6420.
The City of Clovis Senior Services offers a wide variety of free and low-cost recreational, exercise and social classes and events for seniors 50 and older, including line dancing, classic car shows and cooking classes. Most classes and events are held at the Senior Activity Center, which features a full kitchen, multipurpose room and exercise/classroom space. Seniors 60 and older can also enjoy a free lunch each weekday.
Senior Activity Center
850 Fourth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
Seniors who need help navigating health insurance options can contact a health insurance counsellor at the Valley Caregiver Resource Center. Free legal advice for seniors is available through Central California Legal Services.
Valley Caregiver Resource Center
5363 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710
Central California Legal Services
2115 Kern Street, Suite 200, Fresno, CA, 93721
Veterans and survivors can contact the Fresno County Veteran Service Office for assistance with VA pension and benefit applications, appeals and service records. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care services are available at the Fresno VA Medical Center, and there is an active American Legion Post where vets can participate in communal meals and special events.
Fresno County Veteran Service Office
1320 East Shaw Avenue, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93710
VA Central California Health Care System – Fresno VA Medical Center
2615 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703-2223
American Legion Post #147
508 Fourth Street, Clovis, CA 93612
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