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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 6 assisted living facilities in Corona and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Corona, CA
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Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study collected data on senior care costs nationwide. The study shows that the average monthly cost of assisted living in Corona is lower than the state ($4,500) and national ($4,000) averages.
Assisted living prices are also lower when compared to nearby Los Angeles ($4,500), San Diego ($4,500) and Oxnard ($4,575), while prices are similar in El Centro ($3,650), Hanford ($3,564) and Fresno ($3,500).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Corona, so data for the closest city, Riverside, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The wide price range between residential, in-home and community-based senior care options is due to differences in the type of care and the number of direct service hours provided each week. In Corona, adult day health services are the least-expensive option because this service provides care on weekdays only in a group setting. Nursing home care is the most expensive because it involves 24/7 skilled nursing care along with room and board.
Assisted living costs less than 44 hours a week of in-home support from a home health aide or a homemaker, and assisted living prices include all meals, accommodation, utilities and home maintenance.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid, the nationwide health protection plan jointly funded through state and federal governments, provides free basic health coverage for one in four California children, adults and seniors. Medicaid is administered by each state and is known as Medi-Cal in California.
Medi-Cal provides coverage for some medically necessary preventive, emergency and rehabilitative services, hospitalization, chronic disease management and limited nonemergency medical transportation. Medi-Cal long-term services include personal care services, skilled nursing facility services and home and community-based services.
Seniors aged 65 and older who are on Social Security benefits are automatically registered for no-cost Medi-Cal coverage. Low-income seniors may be eligible for Medi-Cal if they earn less than $1,242 per month when applying as an individual or less than $1,682 per month as a couple. Income from all sources is counted, including alimony, pension payments and any investment income.
Medi-Cal also has asset limits set at a maximum of $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 per couple. Countable assets include all cash and bank account balances, stocks, bonds and any real estate aside from the applicant’s principal residence, regardless of the value of that home. Also excluded is one vehicle owned by the applicant(s), household furnishings, clothing and a non-revocable burial trust.
Seniors with incomes that exceed Medi-Cal limits may still be able to qualify for Medi-Cal coverage on a Share of Cost basis. Also referred to as Medicaid spend-down, this program lets seniors pay a portion of their excess income toward their medical expenses to reduce their income to reach Medi-Cal eligibility limits each month. Note that Share of Cost cannot be used to reduce excess assets.
For more information and application assistance, contact Covered California at (800) 300-1506.
Assisted Living Waiver
Low-income seniors who qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal coverage and meet the criteria for nursing home placement may qualify for the Assisted Living waiver, a Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid waiver.
The ALW is designed to reduce rates of nursing home placement among low-income seniors by funding additional services within an assisted living setting. To apply, seniors or their representatives need to request an assessment through the local Care Coordination Agency. A registered nurse will evaluate the applicant’s suitability for ALW services and, if approved, prescribe medically necessary services to be delivered to the senior within an assisted living setting.
For more information and to request an ALW assessment, contact the Riverside County Care Coordination Agency, Archangel Home Health Inc., at (562) 861-7047.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Corona seniors 55 and older who need the type of care normally provided in a nursing home and are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid may qualify for comprehensive medical and support services through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
PACE uses an interdisciplinary approach to service delivery for seniors to delay or prevent placement in a nursing home. PACE is designed to help seniors remain in their homes or an assisted living facility for as long as possible by coordinating and delivering primary and preventative health services, transportation, recreational and social activities and other assistance as needed.
For more information contact the Riverside County PACE provider, InnovAge, at (909) 366-4230.
Optional State Supplementation
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits and live in an assisted facility because they are unable to live on their own may qualify for a monthly cash top-up of their SSI through the California Optional State Supplementation program.
OSS raises the maximum monthly SSI payment for single seniors up to $1,194.37 and up to a maximum of $2,388.74 for couples. The OSS money is designed for use toward the room-and-board portion of assisted living.
For more information, contact Social Security at (800) 772-1213.
The Corona Senior Center is a city-owned-and-operated community center for adults 50 and older. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the center offers daily free and low-cost fitness classes including yoga, arthritis exercise, chair exercise and men’s exercise. There are also a number of bingo games each week, poker clubs, women’s billiards, quilting groups and computer classes.
Corona Senior Center
921 South Belle Ave., Corona, CA 92882
The Corona Senior Center hosts a number of health and wellness workshops for seniors such as free blood pressure screening and glucose checks. Seniors can also sign up for health insurance counseling, access free legal services and find out about local resources for caregivers.
The City of Corona offers a shared curb-to-curb ride service for seniors aged 60 and older who need transportation to medical appointments, errands and social events.
City of Corona Dial-A-Ride
400 South Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 02882
VA health care services are available at the Corona VA Clinic, an outpatient clinic affiliated with the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. For help with VA pension and benefits, seniors can contact the Riverside County Veterans’ Services office.
Corona VA Clinic
2045 Compton Ave., Building 7, Suite 101, Corona, CA 92881-7286
County of Riverside Veterans’ Services
4360 Orange St., Riverside, CA 92501
Corona Vet Center
800 Magnolia Ave., Suite 110, Corona, CA 92879
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