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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,350 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 20 assisted living facilities in Vallejo and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Vallejo, CA
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.
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
Brookdale Vallejo Hills is a lovely community that consists of 155 apartments devoted to independent and assisted living residents. They do not offer memory care living arrangements. Brookdale Vallejo Hills is tucked away on a hill with views of the bay from certain areas of the community and views of the nearby hill...Read more Vallejo Hills Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir reviews
Oakwood Memory Care Living is listed as an "assisted living" community, yet its primary focus is Dementia and Alzheimer's care. They are more of a board and care facility, than an assisted living one. They offer long term care, short term care, respite care, hospital recovery care and hospice care. They also offer m...Read more Oakwood Memory & Senior Care reviews
Oakwood Memory & Senior Care was an old apartment building that they renovated into a memory care facility. It's very crowded with a lot of people, and I don't think the number of staff was enough to take care of the residents. The environment was not very good, and they're right next to a busy shopping center. I d...Read more Oakwood Memory & Senior Care reviews
Seniors in Vallejo pay $4,350 per month for assisted living, which falls in between the state ($4,500) and national ($4,000) averages. This rate is very affordable compared to the price paid in the coastal communities of San Francisco, Santa Rosa and San Jose, which have an average monthly cost of $5,500. Rates drop sharply in cities located farther inland, including Yuba City ($3,679), Stockton ($3,500) and Modesto, where the average cost for assisted living is just $3,200 per month.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
There’s a substantial difference in the monthly rates for senior care choices available in Vallejo. Nursing home care ($8,167) costs almost twice as much as assisted living ($4,350), and the main reason for this huge price gap is the 24/7 care given by skilled, professional nurses.
Looking at average monthly rates alone, assisted living appears fairly comparable to in-home care services, such as homemakers and home health aides ($4,576). A closer look reveals the rates for in-home care options only reflect the hours of care services provided, whereas the price for assisted living includes housing and meals. For an accurate cost comparison, seniors need to add on what they spend for groceries, utilities, taxes, maintenance and other monthly household expenses.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
One in four California residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, the federal and state-funded program that operates from coast to coast to provide low-income Americans with affordable health insurance. The state program called Medi-Cal primarily serves pregnant women, families with dependent children, blind and disabled adults and the elderly.
Qualifying for Medi-Cal as a Senior
Vallejo seniors aged 65 or older can qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits if they have:
Seniors and disabled adults who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal coverage. Those assessed with a functional or medical need for nursing home care qualify for coverage at any income level, provided they meet the appropriate resource limit.
Qualifying Through a Share of Cost
Seniors who exceed the income limit may be able to reach the eligibility threshold using a share of cost, which involves using their monthly over-limit income to pay for approved medical and care expenses.
Qualifying After Spousal Allowance Deductions
A married applicant who exceeds the income and resource limits but whose spouse doesn’t need coverage may qualify after federally mandated spousal allowances are calculated. These can reduce the applicant’s income by up to $3,160.50 per month and lower their countable resources by up to $126,420.
Vallejo seniors in need of Medi-Cal coverage can apply online or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506.
Medi-Cal HCBS Assisted Living Waiver
Seniors in Vallejo who are eligible for long-term care coverage through Medi-Cal but want to avoid admission to an institutional nursing home can apply for the Assisted Living Waiver program. The goal of this Home and Community-Based Services waiver is to reduce the state’s overall cost for long-term care while providing seniors with greater independence and a higher quality of life.
To enroll in the ALW program, Vallejo residents must be aged 21 and older and:
The ALW doesn’t pay for room and board, but it does cover various support services provided by an assisted living facility, such as:
Although Solano County doesn’t participate in the ALW program, Vallejo seniors can still apply if they’re willing to relocate. Participating counties include Sacramento, Contra Costa, Sonoma and 12 others throughout the state. It also should be noted that the ALW isn’t a Medi-Cal entitlement program, and it’s available at a limited number of licensed assisted living facilities, so eligible seniors may be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available.
To learn more about the ALW or apply, Vallejo seniors should contact a Medi-Cal approved Care Coordination Agency in their preferred county.
State Supplemental Payment
Seniors aged 65 or older and disabled residents of Vallejo who qualify for federal SSI benefits are also entitled to a monthly State Supplemental Payment that can be used toward the cost of assisted living room and board. These two programs are open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who don’t live in a public institution and are:
The monthly benefit amount an individual receives depends on their living arrangement. The highest monthly amounts currently available to those living in assisted living communities are $1,194.37 for single people and $2,388.74 for married couples.
Assisted Living Bridge Loan
A bridge loan from Elderlife Financial can provide a cost-effective solution to a short-term cash crunch for seniors moving to assisted living but are waiting for assets to sell or benefits to begin.
Set up as a line of credit, these 12-month maximum term loans require just interest-only payments and have no unexpected fees or out-of-pocket costs. It’s often approved and accessible within just a day or two and allows seniors to arrange direct payments to their facility to cover move-in expenses, rent and care fees.
Legal Services of Northern California provides free assistance to elderly Vallejo residents in need of legal advice and representation. Help is available for a wide range of noncriminal matters, including public benefits, housing, health care, consumer law and senior issues.
Legal Services of Northern California
1810 Capitol St., Vallejo, CA 94590
The Napa/Solano Area Agency on Aging acts as a vital link connecting area residents aged 60 and older with life-enhancing local, state and federal programs and services. The agency provides access to resources, such as personalized information and referral services, case management, caregiver support, in-home assistance, senior nutrition, long-term care advocacy and wellness programs.
Napa / Solano Area Agency on Aging
275 Beck Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533
The Florence Douglas Center welcomes area adults aged 50 and over with a wide array of social, recreational and educational programs. Seniors can get together with old and new friends to socialize over whist, canasta or bingo, stay fit with yoga, jazzercise or Zumba, or take Spanish or computer classes.
The center offers a daily healthy lunch, provides an extensive information and referral service, and hosts a variety of common-interest clubs. There are also frequent fundraisers and special events along with escorted group outings and trips. Membership is just $20 annually and members are encouraged to get involved by volunteering in the center, its thrift store and travel office.
Florence Douglas Center
333 Amador St., Vallejo, CA 94590
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