Assisted Living in Turlock, California
Thanks to its location in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Turlock has a rich agricultural tradition that provides residents with plenty of locally grown produce, meat, honey and wine. The community also played a significant part in the California Gold Rush by providing those who migrated West with provisions. Turlock’s historic downtown reveals its Gold Rush roots and provides a walkable, classic American Main Street experience. Attractions around Turlock include Hilmar Cheese Company, Pageo Lavender Farm and Beekman & Beekman, a fifth-generation farm that produces a variety of gourmet honey products and wine.
Senior citizens aged 65 and over make up approximately 13% of Turlock’s overall population of slightly less than 74,000. The average monthly assisted living cost in Turlock is $4,000, although costs of individual facilities vary based on location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Turlock was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Modesto, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Turlock, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Turlock
At an average cost of $4,000 per month, assisted living in Turlock is lower than both the California average of $5,000 and the national average of $4,300. Prices rise to $4,659 in Oregon to the north but fall to $3,695 in Nevada to the east. Arizona residents pay an average of $3,900, while prices average $5,750 in Washington.
The highest average cost of assisted living in California is found on the Central Coast in Salinas at $7,100, with Bakersfield offering the lowest average at $3,613. Redding residents pay an average of $4,500, while their counterparts at the southern end of the state in El Centro pay $5,825. The average cost of assisted living runs $6,800 in Santa Cruz and $4,525 in San Diego.
Turlock Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Qualified seniors can receive assistance meeting some of the costs associated with assisted living from California’s Assisted Living Waiver from Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. The waiver is designed for those who need a nursing home level of support but would rather remain in an assisted living facility. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information about the waiver, including eligibility requirements.
Turlock Assisted Living Resources
|Stanislaus County Aging and Veterans Services||(209) 558-2020||The Stanislaus County Aging and Veterans Services helps seniors and veterans access relevant benefits and entitlements, provides referrals to community resources and offers a number of direct services. As the local Area Agency on Aging, this organization oversees senior nutrition programs within Stanislaus County, maintains a long-term care ombudsman and provides direct services such as case management, fall prevention workshops and Medicaid and Medicare counseling. This office also publishes a newsletter and maintains a list of assisted living facilities in the area. |
|Turlock Senior Citizens||(209) 202-3872||Turlock Senior Center is open Monday through Friday and offers a variety of activities, including chair yoga, low-pact exercise sessions, arts and crafts classes, tai chi and group outings to local events and attractions. Seniors can also get a hot, nutritious lunch at the center or simply sit and visit with friends over a cup of coffee or tea. |
|Dial-a-Ride||(209) 232-5092||Seniors who are unable to access regular transit vehicles can receive no-cost curb-to-curb transportation from Turlock Transit’s Dial-a-Ride service. Reservations must be made and can be made up to 14 days in advance. Users can have a maximum of three shopping bags and must be ready to go on time — drivers can only wait for three minutes in order to maintain their schedules. |
|American Legion Rex Ish Post #88||(209) 634-4202||Members of the American Legion can access expert assistance with navigating the red tape involved in applying for service-based entitlements and, in some cases, may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. This organization also hosts weekly dinners and other events designed to provide current and former military members and their families with opportunities to socialize with each other. |
|Senior Community Service Employment Program||(209) 558-8698||The Senior Community Service Employment Program is designed to provide experienced, older workers with the opportunity to refresh and upgrade their skills. Qualified applicants will be aged 55 and over and have an income that is below the federal poverty line. Services include assistance with crafting customized employment plans, job market information and paid on-the-job training with local government agencies and local nonprofits. |
Turlock Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California’s Senior Care Licensing Program monitors assisted living and other long-term care facilities in California to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.