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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 20 assisted living facilities in San Joaquin County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in San Joaquin County, CA
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Brookdale Manteca provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for anyone looking for independent living, memory care or an assisted living community.
Conveniently located across the street from Diamond Oaks Park, Prestige Senior Living at Manteca is a new, Tuscan-themed community in the heart of the Central Valley.
At The Commons at Union Ranch, we're dedicated to offering a true sense of belonging to seniors and their families. Here you will have a have a true sense of home.
Our services and amenities give residents and their families these priceless benefits: peace of mind; a safe haven; personalized attention and support; companionship; and more ways to make moments of joy every day.Astoria offers the following services for one monthly…
Here at The Commons on Thornton, we're dedicated to offering a true sense of belonging to seniors and their families. It's a feeling you'll notice the mome...
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Ashley Place has served the Lodi community since 1976, providing compassionate assisted living, allowing each of our residents to live life as independently as possible.
Lincoln Manor is locally owned assisted living care home with 6 residents. Lincoln Manor is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. We aim to provide the highest quality of care to all residents at all times by making them feel…
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Elekarim's Residential Care Home in Stockton, California offers quality assisted living staffed by dedicated professionals. Every day, residents can benefit from a variety of activities and amenities.
Located just a few miles from the conveniences of Stockton, Atria Bayside Landing is an elegant independent living community for seniors residing in California.
Scenic grounds, a full continuum of care and exceptional living amongst other active seniors is found at O’Connor Woods, a continuing care community set in bustling Stockton.
We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public benefit corporation, established in 1963, licensed under the State of California as a Multi-level Care Facility for older adults. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose number one goal is to…
Family owned and family operated, River Fountains of Lodi is a family focused community that provides accommodations and services for independent living and assisted living.
Formerly Chancellor Place, Brookdale Lodi is by far the premier assisted living facility in Lodi, CA. Conveniently located on West Kettleman Lane, it is easy to find and easy to park once you get there. This beautifully designed and decorated two story building offers one bedroom apartments. Delicious meals includin...Read more Brookdale Lodi reviews
Rio Las Palmas was very good. My mother said that they were attentive, and when she needed something, they were right there. They came once a week to clean the apartment and take her down to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Her room was very nice. My mother never participated in activities, but my sisters thought that wha...Read more Rio Las Palmas reviews
I really liked Rio Las Palmas. I thought that it was a really good value for the money. I looked at a junior studio and a 1-bedroom unit, and I thought that the 1-bedroom was quite spacious. The dining room was very nice, and the lobby was very nice, too. The person that assisted me was able to introduce me to some of ...Read more Rio Las Palmas reviews
Rio Las Palmas seemed very nice and clean. From all that I could see, it looked like a very nice place. The staff members all seemed very nice. They were very welcoming and very informative. It was a good visit. There were activities posted. They were preparing and decorating for a seniors dance the day that I was ther...Read more Rio Las Palmas reviews
Rio Las Palmas was probably the best place we went to. The place was really spacious and clean. The staff was good, and they looked like they ran a pretty tight ship. Everything in there was beautiful. The first thing you see is a really grand entrance area with a really big sitting area in the entrance way and a lot o...Read more Rio Las Palmas reviews
Prestige Senior Living at Manteca seemed very caring and spotlessly clean. I found my husband's room to be larger than some of the other facilities that I looked at. It was bright and cheery. All the residents seemed very happy there. The staff is excellent. In fact, the exuberance of the salesperson really helped sell...Read more Prestige Senior Living at Manteca reviews
Senior living costs vary throughout the country, and those costs are documented in Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study. In San Joaquin County, assisted living is $500 less than the national and $1,000 less than the state averages. To the north, costs are $973 higher in Sacramento, while prices are $300 less to the south of San Joaquin County in Modesto. To the west, prices are significantly higher in places near the Pacific coast, such as San Francisco ($5,500), San Jose ($5,500) and Napa ($5,425).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for San Joaquin County, so data for Stockton, the county seat, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
As with other areas, senior care costs in San Joaquin County vary depending on the type of care provided and the number of service hours per week. Nursing home care costs more than double that of assisted living, while 44 hours of weekly homemaker or home health aide services are $1,457 more than assisted living. The least expensive senior care option is adult day health service, also known as adult day care.
When weighing the total monthly price of senior care, it’s important to remember that residential care services, including assisted living, cover day-to-day living expenses such as utilities, accommodation and home maintenance.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid was established by the federal government in 1965 to provide free or low-cost limited health services to low-income Americans. In California, Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal, and as a Medicaid-expansion state, it covers one in four residents through funding provided by both the state and federal governments.
California seniors who qualify for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits are automatically registered in Medi-Cal; they only need to complete additional screening if requesting Medi-Cal-funded long-term care services.
All other seniors 65 and older who earn less than $1,242 per month ($1,682 per couple) and own less than $2,000 in countable assets ($3,000 per couple) may also qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal coverage. Some assets are exempt, including a non-revocable burial trust worth up to $1,500 and a home that is the principal residence of the applicant.
Unlike other states that limit the value of the exempt home, California doesn’t place an upper limit on the appraised value of the applicant’s principal residence due to the exceptionally high home values in the state.
Medi-Cal Share of Cost
Seniors with income in excess of Medi-Cal limits have the option to spend down that income to qualify for coverage on a Share of Cost basis. Under a SoC agreement, seniors must spend a predetermined amount on their medical expenses monthly, after which Medi-Cal coverage becomes active for the remainder of the month.
Assisted Living Waiver
San Joaquin seniors who have free, full-scope Medi-Cal coverage and meet the Medi-Cal criteria for nursing home placement may qualify for enrollment in the Assisted Living waiver program. This Home and Community-Based Medicaid waiver provides eligible seniors and adults with a disability with medically necessary supports, so they can remain in their community in an assisted living facility.
A registered nurse completes ALW screening through the area Care Coordination Agency. Once accepted, seniors may be placed on a waiting list for one of the ALW program’s participating facilities in San Joaquin County.
For more information on the ALW, contact Home and Health Care Management, the San Joaquin CCA, at (530) 343-0727.
Optional State Supplementation
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits and need to reside in an assisted living facility due to a disability or age-related deterioration may be eligible for additional state funding through the Optional State Supplementation program.
Under the OSS, seniors can receive up to $1,194.37 per month ($42,338.74 for a couple) in combined federal SSI/state OSS payments to help pay for the room-and-board portion of their assisted living costs. Note that the OSS rate is linked to the federal SSI rates and, therefore, subject to change annually.
For more information on the California OSS program, contact the Stockton Social Security office at (800) 772-1213.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
San Joaquin County seniors aged 55 and older who have no-cost Medi-Cal coverage or both Medicare and Medi-Cal (dual-enrolled) and meet the eligibility guidelines for nursing home placement may qualify for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Seniors who don’t meet the financial requirements for Medi-Cal coverage may also be able to enroll in PACE on a private-pay basis.
PACE is a multidisciplinary, community-based model of senior care that helps the elderly age in place within their own home or an independent living setting. Seniors receive comprehensive, personalized medical and support services, including medication, medical equipment, skilled nursing and primary care needed to help them remain independent and safe.
PACE services are based at the PACE day health center, and the program includes accessible, door-to-door transportation to and from the center. Seniors receive a personalized case management plan that identifies which services they need to manage acute and chronic health issues, prevent social isolation and promote wellness.
PACE enrollees may also receive in-home supports such as a homemaker or home health aide, meal delivery or minor home modifications to improve safety and accessibility. Hospitalization, urgent care and rehabilitation services are also included.
Note that once a senior enrolls in PACE, all of their Medi-Cal-funded services must be delivered through PACE-affiliated providers. PACE enrollees are free to leave the program and resume enrollment in regular Medi-Cal services at any time.
For more information and to apply to Stockton PACE, the San Joaquin County PACE program, call (209) 442-6077.
A number of senior centers and senior recreational programs in San Joaquin County provide seniors with access to daily low-cost and free exercise classes, luncheons, special events and crafting workshops.
Oak Park Senior Community Center
730 East Fulton Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204
Manteca Senior Center
295 Cherry Lane, Manteca, CA 95337
The Human Services Agency of San Joaquin County hosts congregate dining sites throughout the county for seniors. HSA also offers adult day care programs, assistance with Medi-Cal enrollment and Adult Protective Services. Disabled seniors who need door-to-door accessible transit can contact the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, and the City of Stockton offers monthly free haircuts, free food bags and free farmer’s market produce for seniors 50 and older through the Over 50 and Fabulous program.
Human Services Agency of San Joaquin County
333 East Washington Street, Stockton, CA 95202
San Joaquin Regional Transit District – Dial-A-Ride Service
421 East Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
VA outpatient health services are available at the Stockton VA Clinic, an affiliate of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Veterans and survivors can contact San Joaquin County Veterans Services for help with VA claim preparation, submission and appeals and to book free transportation weekdays to the Livermore VAMC.
Stockton VA Clinic
7777 South Freedom Road, French Camp, CA 95231-9694
San Joaquin County Veterans Services
105 South San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95202
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