Assisted Living in Orangevale, California
Orangevale is a residential suburban community to the east of Sacramento, California. As part of the larger capital region, Orangevale is just minutes away from the museums and shopping centers in the larger community surrounding it. Sunrise Mall, in particular, is close to the border of Orangevale, and it opens an hour early every morning for Friends-in-Fitness, a senior mall-walking group. Seniors in Orangevale can also enjoy almost year-round hiking, biking and golf, since the capital region gets some of the mildest winters in the country. Every summer also sees dozens of retirees gather at Sunrise and Madison to show off classic cars in an impromptu car show. Almost 17% of Orangevale’s 34,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and over, with scores of assisted living communities in the area to care for them.
Assisted living costs an average of $4,500 a month in Orangevale and throughout the larger capital region, according to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey. Orangevale’s average assisted living costs are exactly in line with the California average of $4,500 a month.
Paying for Assisted Living in Orangevale, CA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Orangevale
California has a higher-than-average cost of living overall, which contributes to a higher-than-average cost for assisted living. The $4,500 a month that seniors can expect to pay for assisted living in California is well above the averages in several nearby states, as well as the national average of $4,051 a month. Nevada and Arizona, for example, have significantly lower costs for assisted living, where the former averages $3,400 per month and the latter, $3,750. Oregon’s state average for assisted living comes within $1 of California’s average, at $4,499 a month. Washington is an exception to the rule. Assisted living costs in Washington state are $1,000 higher than in California, at $5,500 a month.
Orangevale is one of the many communities that surround the Sacramento area, and costs there are close to the state average of $4,500 a month. However, assisted living costs vary significantly elsewhere in the state. San Francisco and San Diego, for example, have average assisted living costs of $4,750 per month, while Redding and Chico average $4,250 and $4,925, respectively. Larger price swings can be seen between Silicon Valley, where San Jose seniors pay an average of $5,853 per month for assisted living and the rural San Joaquin Valley, where seniors in Bakersfield and Fresno pay $3,650 and $3,861, respectively.
Orangevale Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available for seniors in Orangevale who qualify for the state Medicaid program, commonly known as Medi-Cal. Seniors enrolled in Medi-Cal can participate in the Assisted Living Waiver program to help pay the monthly cost of assisted living in qualified facilities. The Assisted Living Waiver pays the cost of board and care in assisted living for Medi-Cal participants who have a disability that would normally justify placement in a nursing care home, but who can still get all of their personal care needs taken care of at the less intensive level of assisted living.
Find out more about California’s Assisted Living Waiver and the application process on our Assisted Living in California page.
Orangevale Assisted Living Resources
|Health Insurance Counseling &|
Advocacy Program (HICAP)
|(916) 498-1000||HICAP provides case manager assistance to seniors in Orangevale who need help finding and signing up for the health plans they may be eligible for. Staff assist seniors with Medicare, Medicaid and some veterans’ issues, give referrals and advice and aid seniors with appeals for needed health programs.|
|Senior Legal Helpline||(916) 551-2140||Seniors in Orangevale can call the Senior Legal Helpline for referrals to free and low-cost senior legal aid. Helpline partners are licensed attorneys with senior-focused practices who can assist older adults with estate planning, Medicare law, Social Security and advance directives, among other special concerns of seniors.|
|Alzheimer’s Aid Society||(916) 483-2002||The Alzheimer’s Aid Society conducts training and caregiver workshops for the loved ones of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Day programs are available through the society, as are referrals for caregiver help and licensed local facilities.|
|Area Agency on Aging Area 4||(916) 486-1876||The Area 4 Agency on Aging offers intake and case manager assistance for seniors who need help finding local programs for health, nutrition and caregiver assistance. Orangevale seniors aged 50 and over can take part in training and health screening sessions the agency holds at local community centers, as well as congregate meals and nutritional support.|
|Senior Companions Program||(916) 875-3631||Seniors in Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada Counties may be eligible for free companion care provided by volunteers. Companions provide social contact for area seniors, as well as standby service during medical office visits and activities of daily living.|
|Sunrise Recreation and Park District||(916) 725-1585||Orangevale seniors can sign up for classes and social events through the Sunrise Recreation and Park District. District programs include senior fitness, martial arts, healthy living workshops and direct aid for thousands of local seniors.|
Orangevale Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living facilities in Orangevale, in common with all such facilities across the state of California, are licensed and inspected by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD). CCLD sets policies all residential care communities must follow, develops best practices for caregiver-to-resident ratios and takes comments from the public. Seniors can read more about how California regulates assisted living in Orangevale on our Assisted Living in California page.