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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 39 assisted living facilities in Riverside and 30 in surrounding areas.
Providing the opportunity for a carefree lifestyle with numerous amenities, Welbrook Senior Living, Arlington is proud to help seniors live their lives to the fullest.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
A provider of supportive living options, At Regency Ranch Residential Care offers services and amenities Riverside seniors seeking an inviting environment.
At Citiview Residential Care, we are proud to provide the best quality care for our residents and peace of mind to their families in the hands of our experienced, compassionate and certified staff serving the elderly for more than 10…
Our philosophy at Simcare Homes is to provide personalized resident centered care in order to meet individual preferences and needs. We treat all residents with dignity, provide privacy, plus encourage independence and freedom of choice. We include meals, housekeeping, laundry,…
Whether for you or a loved one, you can rest assured a Meridian community will provide a caring atmosphere, an active community, and a comfortable, secure lifestyle. Our valued residents enjoy assistance when required, and freedom when desired. Residency includes…
The Grove Care and Wellness provides independent residential living, assisted living and 24-hour skilled nursing care and offers a wide variety of activities.
Located near shopping, restaurants, houses of worship and medical centers, Raincross at Riverside provides services for assisted living and Alzheimer's or memory care.
A board and care home dedicated to providing compassionate care services, Versailles Assisted Living offers accommodations for up to six senior residents.
Sunrise had a homey atmosphere and it was on the smaller side. I was impressed that they had a long-term staff. Most have been there over 10 years, and they worked to have them at the same shift each time, so the same person is giving your medication, or helping you to the shower. Everyone seemed very efficient and pro...Read more Sunrise at Canyon Crest reviews
Plymouth Tower was remodelling when we visited and the rooms they showed were very nice. It was overlooking the city of Riverside, and the price was comparable to the other place. However, it was a multiple story building with a lot of elevators, and my sister had reservations about going up and down on elevators all t...Read more The Grove Care and Wellness reviews
The Grove Care and Wellness was a nice place, but I think the staff needed to be more educated on the property because they could not answer a lot of questions. The rooms were very nice and had good views. Their dining area was really good and had a really nice atmosphere. During our visit, residents played bingo.Read more The Grove Care and Wellness reviews
The Grove Care and Wellness was absolutely a 5-star place with wonderful choices in the kitchen where they try to accommodate different diets. The rooms were very clean. Everybody was wonderful and very courteous. I love the place. They had different activities, like bingo, reading, movies, and exercise. I would have p...Read more The Grove Care and Wellness reviews
The Grove Care and Wellness was awesome, and I really loved the setup. I’ve never seen a facility as clean as that before. The only problem I had was the security because my husband wanders, and it’s open, so you can enter and leave any time you want. The best thing was the room, which was almost like a little apartmen...Read more The Grove Care and Wellness reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Riverside’s average monthly cost of $3,500 for assisted living is moderately less than the national average of $4,000 and substantially below the state average of $4,500. It’s comparable to assisted living costs in Fresno ($3,500) and Visalia ($3,675) and notably less expensive than the major metro centers of Los Angeles ($4,500) and San Francisco ($5,500).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Senior care costs vary depending on location and type of care. In Riverside, nursing home care in a semiprivate room ($7,559) is more than double the cost of assisted living care ($3,500). Home health care, including homemaker services and home health aides, cost roughly $1,000 more than assisted living per month. These in-home services do not include living expenses, such as rent, food or utilities, which are usually included in the costs of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
California’s Medicaid program is called Medi-Cal, and it pays for a variety of medical services for low-income California residents of all ages. Medi-Cal is an umbrella program made up of numerous smaller programs which are focused on specific demographic groups, such as children, the disabled and the elderly. It provides services including preventative medical care, mental health care, personal care, prescription assistance and nursing home care to eligible residents. To qualify, an applicant must:
For more information about Medi-Cal, visit the Apply for Medi-Cal page or call the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services at (877) 410-8827.
Assisted Living Waiver
Several of the programs under the Medi-Cal umbrella offer assistance with long-term care for seniors. The Assisted Living Waiver program helps individuals who are eligible for nursing home care but prefer to live in an assisted living facility. It offers participants a broad range of services, including help with personal care, meals, recreational activities and housekeeping services. The waiver does not cover room-and-board costs.
To be eligible for the waiver, applicants must:
Not all assisted living facilities participate in the program, and there may be a waiting list. Contact the Riverside County Office on Aging at (800) 510-2020 or visit the California Department of Health Care Services website for more information on participating facilities and how to apply.
Supplemental Security Income
California provides Supplemental Security Income to anyone with limited income and few resources. The program is administered by the Federal Social Security Administration, and the payment is automatically added to the applicant’s federal SSI payment. The amount of the supplement varies depending on an applicant’s income. In California, SSI recipients cannot get SNAP benefits because the state adds money to the federal SSI payment instead. To qualify for SSI, applicants must:
For more information or to apply, visit the Social Security Administration website or call (800) 772-1213.
PACE, or the Program For All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, provides health care and social services to seniors, regardless of their living situation. Each participant works with a team of medical experts to develop a customized care plan to meet their individual needs. For more information on Southern California’s PACE Program, visit the InnovAge website or call (909) 366-4230.
Elderlife Financial Services Loans
Seniors who need immediate funds to make assisted living arrangements can apply for a loan through Elderlife Financial Services. They provide up to 12 months of payments and can be useful for seniors who are waiting for the sale of a home or going through the process of benefit approval. Approval time is fast, sometimes within 24 hours.
Multiple borrowers can apply for one loan so credit scores are not as important in the approval process. Since family members of a senior in need of care often apply, the age and health of the senior aren’t a factor in the approval process. Elderlife typically requires information about anticipated sources of permanent funding. Contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500 for more information.
The Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Service Department (PRCSD) operates three senior centers in Riverside which offer a variety of clubs, educational classes and social activities for seniors. These programs let elderly residents remain active and engaged in the community. The PRCSD also offers a free senior resource guide consisting of local resources for residents over 55. Call or visit a center for more information.
Dales Senior Center
3936 Chestnut St, Riverside, CA 92501
La Sierra Senior Center
5215 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
Janet Goeske Foundation & Senior Center
5257 Sierra St, Riverside, CA 92504
The Riverside County Office on Aging provides seniors information and support on the myriad of services available to them, including meal programs, transportation and legal assistance. Community Connect helps connect Riverside residents to services and resources such as housing and utility assistance, transportation and veterans services.
Riverside County Office on Aging
6296 River Crest Dr, Suite K, Riverside, CA 92507
2060 University Ave # 212, Riverside, CA 92507
Or dial 211 to reach their 24-hour service hotline
Qualified veterans can get assistance with health care, benefits information and counseling by contacting the County of Riverside Veterans Services office.
County of Riverside Veterans Services
4360 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501
Murrieta VA Clinic
28078 Baxter Rd, Suite 540, Murrieta, CA 92563
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