Assisted Living in Rohnert Park, California
Rohnert Park is a small city situated in the heart of California wine country in Sonoma County and located just a convenient 49-mile drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides having easy access to some of the world’s best wine, residents of Rohnert Park enjoy a nearly ideal climate with slightly less rain than the U.S. average and warm, pleasant summers. The city’s eclectic downtown district offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, and there’s even a casino for those who enjoy an occasional game of chance.
Approximately 13.9% of Rohnert Park’s population of slightly more than 43,000 residents are senior citizens aged 65 and over. The average resident of assisted living communities in Rohnert Park pays a monthly tab of $6,000. However, prices at individual facilities tend to vary depending on variables such as where they’re located and what services and amenities they provide.
Note: Data for Rohnert Park was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Santa Rosa, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rohnert Park, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Rohnert Park
At an average monthly cost of $6,000, assisted living facilities in Rohnert Park are more expensive than both the national average ($4,300) and the California average ($5,000). Costs are lower in the surrounding states of Oregon ($4,659), Nevada ($3,595), and Arizona ($3,900), but higher moving north to Washington ($5,750).
Prices of assisted living facilities vary substantially within California. The highest costs are found in Salinas ($7,100), Santa Cruz ($6,800) and the San Francisco Bay Area ($6,100). Prices are lower moving away from coastal areas, with residents of assisted living facilities in the state capital, Sacramento ($5,395), paying slightly more than the California average. The least expensive costs are found in Bakersfield ($3,613), Merced ($3,750) and Riverside ($3,900), which average less than both the national and state average.
Rohnert Park Assisted Living Financial Assistance
California’s Assisted Living Waiver from California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, helps qualifying seniors with some of the costs associated with assisted living, such as assistance with routine daily activities such as basic grooming, dressing and bathing. Recipients must meet income guidelines and require a nursing-home level of care. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information, including who’s eligible.
Rohnert Park Assisted Living Resources
|Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging||(707) 565-5950||Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging provides a number of services to Rohnert Park residents aged 60 and over. Services include fall prevention classes, case management and health insurance counseling. The agency also publishes a senior resource guide and maintains an ombudsman to assist those experiencing issues related to long-term care facilities. |
|Rohnert Park Senior Center||(707) 585-6750||Rohnert Park Senior Center provides programs, services and activities designed to improve the quality of life of local seniors. Seniors struggling with navigating their tax forms and maximizing their refunds can access assistance from the on-site AARP Tax Clinic, while those seeking to lower their insurance premiums can take AARP Safe Driving courses here. Congregate meals are available five days per week for anyone aged 60 and over. The center also hosts classes, trips, crafting and art activities and blood pressure clinics, and it publishes a newsletter with a schedule of events and activities. |
|Sonoma Access||(707) 565-4636||Sonoma Access is a comprehensive guide to local public, private and nonprofit transportation services designed for older adults, and a website tool helps seniors find rides based on departure points and destinations. Practical information is also available on how to use the bus service for those who are new to mass transit. |
|Sonoma County Veterans Service Office||(707) 565-5960||The Veterans Service Office helps Sonoma County veterans, their families and dependents identify and access service-based entitlements. Benefits may include pension programs, medical and dental care, life insurance and disability payments for conditions caused or made worse while enrolled in active duty. California veterans can also get a special sticker for their license plates, and Sonoma County veterans can get ID cards that make them eligible for discounts on a variety of goods and services. |
|Santa Rosa Junior College Older Adults Program ||(707) 527-4533||Opportunities for lifelong learning are available from the Santa Rosa Junior College Older Adults Program. Although there is no minimum age limit for these classes, they are tailored to an older demographic. Class categories include creative arts, health, fitness and music, as well as a self-paced course for those wishing to write their autobiographies. |
Rohnert Park Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, are monitored and licensed by California’s Senior Care Licensing Program. All facilities must be in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations regarding their operations. Please see our Assisted Living in California page for more information.