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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,473 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 8 assisted living facilities in Vacaville and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Vacaville, 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.
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…
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
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 Vacaville was beautiful, clean, and the staff was wonderful. My aunt will be living there, and we think it's a great community. The rooms were very nice; we saw one that we liked and signed up that day. The residents looked happy, greeted each other warmly, and looked to be in good spirits. I thought everythi...Read more Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
My relatives are in Brookdale Vacaville Leisure Town. It's a very nice place and they're thrilled. The food is good and they're very happy with the facility. They have one of the larger 1-bedrooms with living room apartments. The laundry is very near, they have their own cable, and we've ordered the extended cable for ...Read more Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
Brookdale Vacaville Leisure Town is fairly clean and nice. The furniture is somewhat dated. It has a little bit of Victorian atmosphere to it, which is nice. The courtyard is nice. The food is mundane. It has a lot of preservatives in it. They say that they will take up food to the residents if they're having a difficu...Read more Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly assisted living cost in Vacaville ($4,473) is on par with the state average ($4,500), and both exceed the national average ($4,000) by several hundred dollars. Cities in the greater San Francisco area, such as Napa ($5,425) and Santa Maria ($4,825), tend to have the highest assisted living costs. Less expensive cities include Bakersfield ($3,150), El Centro ($3,650) and Madera ($3,323).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Vacaville, so data for the closest city, Sacramento, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs depend on many factors, ranging from location to the number of service hours. The type of care needed is usually the determining factor, however, and this trend holds true in Vacaville. In this Northern California city, nursing home care is by far the most expensive, exceeding all other care types by thousands of dollars. Homemaker ($4,767) and home health aide ($4,957) services are slightly pricier than assisted living ($4,473), while adult day health care ($1,733) is the most affordable by far. When budgeting for long-term care, seniors should consider the additional expenses of living at home. Residential facility fees usually cover utilities, upkeep, food and other such expenses, while homemaker and home health aides services don’t.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medi-Cal is the California Medicaid program that provides affordable health care services to low-income individuals and families. If seniors are deemed eligible, they’ll gain access to a core set of health benefits, which include hospital care, doctor visits and nursing home care. All Medi-Cal health plans must offer essential health benefits, such as outpatient, emergency, laboratory and preventive services, as well as physical therapy and prescription drugs. Seniors with Medi-Cal coverage also receive dental and mental health/substance use disorder services.
To qualify for Medi-Cal, seniors must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of California. They must also meet the program’s income limit, which is currently 138% of the federal poverty level or:
Vacaville seniors already enrolled in other benefits programs, such as CalFresh, SSI/SSP or CalWorks, are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal. Seniors who don’t meet the income requirements may still qualify using a share of cost. The share amount is calculated based on an individual’s excess income, and it must be spent on medical bills before receiving Medi-Cal coverage.
Assisted Living Waiver
Medi-Cal doesn’t cover the cost of assisted living, but the Assisted Living waiver that’s available in 15 California counties may provide some financial aid. This Home and Community-Based Services waiver helps California seniors transition to a community homelike setting, such as an assisted living facility. Although Solano County doesn’t offer the waiver, Vacaville seniors willing to move to a facility in a participating county can still apply.
To qualify, seniors must:
To apply for the waiver, seniors should contact a local Care Coordination Agency to schedule an assessment.
State Supplementary Payment
Seniors can use the State Supplementary Payment for the Aged, Blind and Disabled to help pay for room and board in an assisted living facility. SSP provides an added benefit amount to qualified senior’s monthly federal Supplemental Security Income payment.
Seniors have to meet the qualifications for SSI to receive the SSP payment and must:
If seniors qualify for SSP, they’ll receive financial assistance in accordance with their medical needs. Currently, the benefit amount for seniors living in a nonmedical care facility is $709 per month.
To learn more about SSP, Vacaville seniors should get in touch with the Vacaville Office of Health and Social Services by calling (707) 553-5000.
VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound Pensions
Vacaville veterans may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance and Housebound pensions. These programs provide eligible veterans with benefits in addition to their standard monthly pension, which can be used to fund the cost of assisted living. Veterans can only receive a pension top-up from one of the programs, and those already receiving VA disability pensions are excluded.
To receive the Aid and Attendance pension, seniors must meet at least one of these prerequisites:
To receive the Housebound pension, veterans must be effectively confined to their home because of a permanent disability.
Vacaville veterans can apply to either pension program by contacting the Solano County Veteran Services Office at (707) 784-6590.
In Solano County, the Department of Health and Social Services oversees the Medi-Cal program. Seniors can visit the office to turn in their Medi-Cal application or to get help filling it out. The department also administers the CalFresh food stamps program, which seniors can apply for at the local Vacaville office.
Solano County Health and Social Services
1119 E. Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688
The Solano County Veteran Services office advocates for Vacaville veterans. It helps them apply for appropriate compensation from federal, state and local VA benefit programs. Once claims are prepared and submitted, the office also monitors each case, follows up with veterans and submits appeals when necessary.
Solano County Veteran Services Office
675 Texas Street, Ste 4700, Fairfield CA 94533
The Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging provides local seniors and their caregivers with services designed to optimize health and quality of life. The agency connects seniors with social and health care assistance, family caregiver support resources, legal advice, health insurance counseling and transportation services.
Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging
275 Beck Ave, Fairfield, CA 94533
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