Citrus Heights is a relatively new city in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. First incorporated in 1997, the largely residential community has grown to house nearly 88,000 people, over 16% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. The Citrus Heights area, along with neighboring Carmichael and Fair Oaks, has one of the densest concentrations of assisted living and nursing care homes in the capital region. Seniors are welcome to shop an hour early in most of Citrus Heights’ grocery stores, while every morning sees local seniors walking for exercise in the climate-controlled Sunrise Mall, which also opens its doors for seniors an hour before the rest of the public can shop. Between the mall on the eastern edge of the city and the Greenback theater complex on its western front, Citrus Heights is almost all heavily tree-lined roads and bicycle trails where seniors can get a low-impact workout in an area with lower crime rates than most other cities in California.
Assisted living is a popular option for seniors looking for personalized assistance with activities of daily living and companionship. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Citrus Heights costs an average of $5,225 per month, which is close to the California state average of $5,250 but $725 more than the national average of $4,500.
This cost guide for assisted living in Citrus Heights and surrounding areas can help seniors find the best community for them. We also provide financial resources to assist with the cost of care.
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COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Seniors in Citrus Heights pay $5,225 per month for assisted living.
In Citrus Heights, the average cost for assisted living is $5,225 per month. This is just $25 less than the statewide average of $5,250, though well above the national average of $4,500.
The United States
Los Angeles matches the statewide average of $5,250, while the southern border city of San Diego charges more than Citrus Heights by $250, at $5,475. Seniors can find less expensive options in the communities of Fresno and Bakersfield, which average $3,900 and $3,750 per month, respectively. Near the high end, the Silicon Valley capital of San Jose averages $6,000, while the Wine Country city of Santa Rosa gets up to $7,048 per month.
Note: Data for Citrus Heights was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sacramento, CA, was used instead.
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in California.
|City of Citrus Heights Senior Resources Department||(916) 725-2448||The City of Citrus Heights funds multiple services to help seniors adjust to independent and assisted living and help seniors with limited income to remain healthy and active in the community. City projects include housing grants, accessibility grants for home improvements and help signing up for LifeLine phone service.|
|Area Agency on Aging Area 4||(916) 486-1876||California’s Area 4 Agency on Aging plans and oversees a variety of programs for seniors in Citrus Heights. The agency also operates a community center that offers congregate meals and healthy living classes for adults aged 50 and over. Other programs the agency offers include meal delivery service, volunteer placement and companion care.|
|Senior Legal Helpline||(916) 551-2140||The Senior Legal Helpline connects seniors in Citrus Heights with free and low-cost legal aid from volunteer law firms in the area. Professional advice is offered for estate planning, living wills, transition services and power of attorney. Referrals are available for Medicare and Medicaid planning and financial planning.|
|Health Insurance Counseling &|
Advocacy Program (HICAP)
|(916) 498-1000||HICAP is a state program that helps seniors find and apply for health insurance that can address their specific needs on an individual basis. Case manager support is provided, as are referrals and application assistance for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance supplements.|
|Alzheimer’s Aid Society||(916) 483-2002||The Alzheimer’s Aid Society provides caregiver training and community support groups for seniors in Citrus Heights and the surrounding areas. Adult day programs are available on a space-limited basis.|
Assisted Living Facilities in the Citrus Heights area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.