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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 70 assisted living facilities in Fresno and 15 in surrounding areas.
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Offering both assisted living and memory care, Cottonwood Court provides vibrant life-enriching programs and 24-hour care services.
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Welcome to Paintbrush Assisted Living and Memory Care. We are Central Valley’s premier senior living community that’s not only warm, inviting and inspiring but invigorating as well. A senior living community that’s complete with a competent and compassionate team of…
Kingston Bay Senior Living is a brand-new senior living community that offers supportive services and memory care in an elegant setting that offers a carefree and service-rich lifestyle that is filled with choice.
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Our community is a 24-hour assisted living. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our seniors and establish a relationship by demonstrating compassion and love. We provide 3 nutritious meals and snacks in-between meals, accommodate special diets ordered by…
Bel Haven is passionate about providing quality, affordable Assisted Living and Dementia Care solutions. The staff is committed to providing a safe environment in which each resident is offered reassurance, support, and empathy. We believe that a healthy, safe and…
Serenity Garden Homes is a board and care home with a maximum 6-bed capacity and is located in Fresno, California. We offer a relaxing home environment and the highest quality care for your loved ones. We help our residents enjoy…
Located in Fresno, Fairwinds - Woodward Park has plenty to offer individuals who are interested in either independent or assisted living services and accommodations.
Vintage Gardens is a service-driven non-profit division of the Central California Nikkei foundation, dedicated to providing comprehensive wellness to older adults in the Fresno area.
Set on ten, park-like acres of beautifully manicured grounds, The Windham offers both independent and assisted living accommodations and services in a peaceful setting.
Gift of Grace Care Home is an elegantly appointed home where residents receive tender care and companionship in a safe and secure environment every day.
The California Armenian Home was established in 1952. The Founding Fathers had a vision to create the Home for those who no longer could care for themselves. In 1952 the first small building caring for about 30 residents was build.
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As the only CCRC in the city, The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens has been providing choice, convenience, style and value to Fresno-area seniors for more than 50 years.
Vintage Gardens is in the District 5 area in southeastern Fresno, California, close to shopping centers on Kings Canyon Road and minutes away from downtown. It's located on a bus stop which serves routes to the downtown transit center and…
Welcome to Masten Towers Housing Community!At Masten Towers, we specialize in providing low-income housing for the elderly and people over the age of 18 with mobility impairments. Our property is HUD subsidized with Section 8 funding and is an Equal…
The California Armenian Home was established in 1952. The Founding Fathers had a vision to create the Home for those who no longer could care for themselves. In 1952, the first small building caring for about 30 residents was built.…
Atria Fresno was very nice and it's a lot bigger than the others. The residents seemed to be happy with the meals. They had a chef there. The staff was well informed, very professional, and very courteous. I was interested in the one-bedroom apartments, and they were very nice, very roomy, and very clean. They had a ga...Read more Atria Fresno reviews
I visited Atria Fresno and I loved it. My visit was fine. I thought it was a really great community, and I like how all the people who work there interact with the residents. They seemed to all know the residents, and they were asking questions and engaging with them. I thought that was very nice. I saw one room, but f...Read more Atria Fresno reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the cost of assisted living varies considerably throughout California. In Fresno, the average monthly cost, at only $3,500, is significantly below both the national average ($4,000) and the state average ($4,500). When compared with larger cities, Fresno’s costs are much lower as well. In Los Angeles and San Diego, the average cost is $1,000 higher than Fresno, and in San Francisco ($5,500), it’s $2,000 higher. Next to Bakersfield, where the average monthly cost is only $3,150, Fresno’s average monthly cost is the lowest in the state.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The average cost of senior care depends on the type of care needed. This is particularly true in Fresno, where the cost of nursing home care is more than $5,000 higher than the cost of assisted living and nearly double the cost of home care. Home care is substantially more expensive than assisted living, as well; both homemaker services and home health care are about $1,000 more. When considering home care, it’s important to factor in the additional expenses associated with remaining in the home, such as rent, utilities, groceries and general maintenance.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
California’s Medi-Cal program provides Medicaid assistance for the elderly. Several waivers under the program provide assistance with different levels of care. The Assisted Living Waiverallows seniors who meet a nursing level of care to remain in an assisted living facility and access additional support instead of moving to a nursing home. Seniors who access care under this program are required to contribute to their room-and-board costs.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must require a nursing level of care and be able to live safely within an assisted living community as an alternative to a nursing home. The applicant’s income may not exceed $1,242 per month for individuals or $1,682 for couples. Additionally, the applicant may not possess assets that exceed $2,000 per individual or $3,000 per couple. To apply for this program, seniors can contact their nearest care coordination agency in person or by telephone.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program
The MSSP is a waiver program that operates under California’s Medi-Cal program. It provides a similar range of services and is available to eligible seniors who would prefer to remain in their community as an alternative to moving into a nursing home. In some cases, this waiver covers services provided in an assisted living facility.
This waiver is capped at 12,000 enrollments, so applicants may encounter a waiting list. Eligibility requirements are the same as those for the Assisted Living Waiver. Seniors can obtain more information about this program and apply for coverage by contacting the California Department of Health Care Services.
State Supplemental Payment
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income can apply for California’s State Supplemental Payment to assist them with paying for the cost of room and board in an assisted living facility. The payment is calculated based on the senior’s income and is paid out to a maximum of $160.72 per month for those living in assisted living facilities.
Eligibility is dependent on income and assets. Income requirements change frequently, and assets may not exceed $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples. To apply for the supplement, seniors can visit their local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Fresno seniors who aren’t eligible to receive SSI or Medicaid can look to Elderlife Financial Services for help with paying for the cost of assisted living. The company provides eligible seniors with low-cost bridge loans. These loans are paid directly to the assisted living facility on behalf of the senior and are paid back through monthly installments.
While eligibility is dependent on credit and income, seniors can have up to six friends or family members cosign their application and help with payments to increase their chances of approval. To be approved for an Elderlife bridge loan, seniors must also be residing in an approved assisted living facility.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Seniors who plan ahead by purchasing long-term care insurance from companies such asGenworth Financial and LifeSecure can use their policies to pay for the cost of assisted living. The eligibility requirements and specific terms vary depending on the insurance provider and the policy purchased, but generally, seniors must obtain an insurance policy before the need for long-term care arises.
Fresno’s senior centers are available to those age 55 and older and provide the opportunity for seniors to socialize with their peers through various programming and activities that may include congregate meals, fitness classes, day trips, bingo and card games, and education on topics such as nutrition, computers and finance.
Clovis Senior Center
850 4th Street Clovis, California 93612
Palm Village Senior Network
7638 N Ingram Avenue #111a Fresno, California 93711
Seniors may be able to receive social, medical or financial support through their local Veterans Affairs office or medical center.
CalVet Veterans Home of California
2811 W California Avenue Fresno, California 93706
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2615 E Clinton Avenue Fresno, California 93703
The Area Agency on Aging provides seniors with a variety of services that include case management, residential care placement and application assistance for a number of programs, including Medicaid and other financial aid.
Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging
3837 N Clark Street Fresno, California 93726
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