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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,350 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 21 assisted living facilities in Solano County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Solano County, CA
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Located near shopping, golfing and other amenities, Brookdale Vacaville Leisure Town is a full-service retirement living community in the Leisure Town area.
Conveniently located between Sacramento and San Francisco, Brookdale Vacaville offers seniors some of the best in assisted living accommodations, services and amenities.
Offering 30 memory care beds with private and semi-private rooms, Oakwood Senior Home affords those struggling with dementia a high quality of life and care. We can accommodate Foley catheters, oxygen, diabetes care, medication management and hospice.
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Located near the beautiful San Francisco Bay, Brookdale North Bay offers everything the independent senior needs to live and active and fulfilling life.
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Brookdale Vallejo Hills is an independent living and assisted living community northeast of San Francisco.
Located just off of Interstate 80 and nestled into the heart of Vacaville, Paramount House Senior Living offers accommodations for both assisted living and memory care.
Comfort through Experience Cornerstone Assisted Living is a new community that caters exclusively to those with assisted living needs. Our mission is to provide a fresh, positive outlook on life for our residents. With caring hearts, our experienced staff aims…
Safe & Loving Senior Care LLC, understand the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, all which have the potential to turn a life around. We are a nonmedical care facility located in Suisun City…
Growing older does not mean closing the book on an adventure. Instead, it presents an opportunity to write the next chapter. Rockville Terrace Senior Living is the perfect place to begin again…. We offer personalized service in a luxurious atmosphere.…
A short drive from California's famed wine country, Brookdale Fairfield offers upscale retirement living with the added support of assisted living and memory care services.
Paradise Valley Estates, Northern California's finest continuing care retirement community primarily for retired and honorably discharged military officers, their spouses, and surviving spouses. Located on the edge of Northern California's foothills just 40 miles from San Francisco and Sacramento, Paradise…
Bright Minds Residential Care is a top-notch residential care home situated in Fairfield, California, and we are committed to provide quality care and comfort living atmosphere.
Mom's apartment in Brookdale Vacaville had two bedrooms with an entire bedroom to herself and a bathroom in the middle for two residents. I moved her out because it became more expensive. The people were nice, but I don't think it was as clean as it should be, though the food area was fine and clean. At first, my mom's...Read more Magnolia Court reviews
Brookdale Vacaville is OK. I'm in a 1-bedroom, which is a pretty good-size. It has a full-size bed, a dresser, and a computer desk. The staff is outstanding. The facility location is really good since it's close to shopping and downtown. The place is very nice, clean, and well-kept. They should get an exercise room and...Read more Magnolia Court reviews
Brookdale Fairfield's rooms were OK but weren't as big nor as nice as that of their sister community. We ate in a private dining room, and the food was OK. The portions were pretty small, but that's what the older generation prefers. I thought they were fine, and I didn't have negative feelings there.Read more The Village at Rancho Solano reviews
My visit with Paramount House Senior Living was very nice. Their dining room menu seemed to be good. The personnel were really upbeat and interested in who we were. We saw a one-bedroom and it was adequate. It had a nice window that looked outside in the back and had a hummingbird feeder . They play games daily like bi...Read more Paramount House Senior Living reviews
Brookdale North Bay is a smaller community, with a total of 93 units, that consist of studios, and one and two bedroom apartments. Three floors are devoted to assisted living and one to independent living. They do not offer memory care living. Each apartment has a kitchenette with a full size refrigerator/freezer, m...Read more North Bay Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
My mother is in Brookdale North Bay. Everybody's good, friendly, and they always greet you at the door. Everything's fine. They have exercise classes, Bingo, and they have activities outside the facility. The facility is well-kept. They check on the residents and they also have a monitor they wear around their neck in ...Read more North Bay Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that the average monthly cost of assisted living in Solano County is $4,350, making costs here slightly lower than the state average ($4,500) and higher than the national ($4,000) average. Prices are significantly more in other counties and cities in the Bay area, such as San Francisco, Santa Rosa ($5,500) and Napa ($5,425). To the east, costs are comparable in Sacramento ($4,350) and $850 less in Stockton.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Solano County, so data for Vallejo, a city in Solano County, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Nursing home care is usually the most expensive senior care option because it includes skilled medical care, which holds true in Solano County where a semiprivate room in a nursing facility costs $8,167 per month.
Hiring a home health aide or homemaker costs an average of $4,576 per month based on 44 hours of weekly service, while adult day health care is $1,354. Assisted living costs $4,350 per month and includes accommodations and meals, and many facilities feature common amenities, such as a library, craft room, fitness center and outdoor space.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a national health plan that provides low-income children, adults with disabilities, pregnant women and seniors with access to essential health services. It’s funded through the federal and state governments and administered at the state level.
All Medicaid programs must include certain mandatory benefits, such as:
Individual states may also offer optional Medicaid benefits, such as:
Qualify for Long-term Medical
In California, the Medicaid program is called Medi-Cal, and seniors need to meet the following income and asset limits to qualify for long-term care coverage:
Some assets are excluded from these limits, including:
Medi-Cal Share of Cost
Seniors who have assets that fall within the Medi-Cal limits but are deemed ineligible for enrollment due to excess income may be able to enroll through a Share of Cost agreement.
Also referred to as a Medicaid spend-down program, SOC is similar to an insurance deductible. Seniors must use a predetermined amount of their excess income on approved medical expenses each month in order to reach their SOC limit. Once they have reached their monthly SOC limit, Medi-Cal coverage is activated for the rest of that month.
It’s important to note that Medi-Cal participants who have a SOC agreement are excluded from Medi-Cal home and community-based waiver programs.
Assisted Living Waiver
The Assisted Living waiver is a Medi-Cal nursing home diversion program for seniors who meet the clinical criteria for nursing home placement and are able to reside in assisted living facility with additional supports. Applications are accepted from seniors who need placement in a long-term care facility as well as from seniors who currently live in a nursing home.
ALW services include adult day programming, personal care, housekeeping, transportation and medication management. Supports include provision of a medical alert system, prepared meals and snacks and individual case management.
ALW services are delivered in specific assisted living facilities that participate in the program, however, the program is statewide. There are currently no placements available in Solano County, so seniors who are accepted must agree to a placement outside of the county.
For more information on Medi-Cal enrollment, the SOC and the ALW, contact the Solano County Public Assistance Department by calling (707) 784-8050.
Optional State Supplementation
Seniors aged 65 and older who qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits and need to live in an assisted living facility due to physical and/or cognitive limitations may be eligible for the Optional State Supplementation program.
The OSS tops up the monthly federal SSI payment to help seniors pay for their monthly assisted living costs. Single seniors may be provided with up to $1,194.37 in combined monthly OSS/SSI benefits, and couples may receive up to $2,338.74 per month.
For more information on the California OSS program, contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Elderlife Financial Assisted Living Bridge Loan
Seniors who are selling their home, liquidating assets or waiting for private insurance benefits may qualify for Elderlife Financial’s assisted living bridge loan. This loan is set up as a 12 month open line of credit to give eligible seniors access to interim funds to finance a move into an assisted living facility.
As this is an unsecured loan, applicants must have a high credit score to be approved, and up to six people can be listed on the loan application. There’s no cost to apply, applications can be processed over the phone in about 15 minutes, and a response is usually provided within 24 hours.
Applicants approved have access to the funds immediately. Money from the loan can be sent directly to the assisted living provider, and monthly payments are interest-only based on a prime-plus interest rate. The loan balance can be paid in full at any time without penalty.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
There are six senior centers located throughout Solano County that provide free and low-cost recreational, wellness and leisure programming for seniors aged 60 and older.
Meals on Wheels Solano County operates eight dining sites where low-income seniors can participate in a communal dining program. The suggested donation is $4 per meal.
Seniors who need help accessing the public transit system or require door-to-door service due to a disability can contact the Solano Mobility Program at (800) 535-6883.
Meals on Wheels Solano County
95 Marina Center, Suisun City, CA 94585
Solano County Veterans Services helps veterans, survivors and dependents collect their maximum entitlements from state and federal benefit programs.
Outpatient VA health services, including primary care, physical therapy, neurology and mental health is available at the Fairfield Outpatient Clinic. Emergency and inpatient care is provided at the adjacent David Grant Medical Center located on Travis Air Force Base.
Solano County Veterans Services
675 Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533
Fairfield Outpatient Clinic
103 Bodin Cir., Travis AFB, CA 94545
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