60 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, CA
With an average cost of $3,350 in Auburn, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 39 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 9 facilities in Auburn.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Auburn
The city of Auburn, Calif., is an old mining town perched in the foothills region a few miles northeast of Sacramento. Its 10 residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) allow independent seniors a chance to live an active lifestyle in heavily forested hills, surrounded by bike and jogging trails. There are an additional 43 facilities located in the nearby communities. RCFEs in Auburn and elsewhere in the state are regulated by the California State Department of Social Services' Senior Care Licensing Program. The communities provide room and board and help with activities of daily living (ADLs) as determined by the plan of service.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Auburn
- Auburn is situated halfway up the hills from the valley communities of the Sacramento area, so weather here can get both warmer and colder than on the valley floor. Daily highs in Auburn average 72 degrees Fahrenheit, lows average 50 degrees, and 37 inches of rain falls annually. It snows in Auburn, but as a rule only in the very coldest parts of winter.
Auburn's cost of living is significantly higher than the national average, but not bad by California's high standards. Health and grocery costs are about 10 percent higher than the national median.
- Taxes are an issue for any Californian, but Auburn residents are not especially hard hit. Placer County imposes a 0.25-percent sales tax, which combines with California's standard 6-percent tax and a special 1-percent surtax to create a unified 7.25-percent duty on most goods. California does have some of the highest state income taxes in the country, however, and some retirement income is subject to it.
Crime rates in Auburn for assault and other violent crimes rests close to the national average of 31. Property crimes are slightly lower than national figures (38.1) at 32.4.
Placer Transit provides discounted bus rides for seniors throughout the county and includes a Dial-A-Ride service. Within the city, Auburn Transit operates a fixed number of routes in the most built-up parts of town, as well as some of the unincorporated outlying areas. The city authority keeps single fares fairly low, and senior discounts are available.
- The Auburn area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Auburn
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Auburn start around $3,350 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Auburn and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Auburn
California's Department of Health Care Services provides an Assisted Living Waiver to eligible seniors. The state also supports a supplement to SSI payments administered through the Social Security and caps room and board costs at affiliated assisted living facilities.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Auburn
Auburn and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Auburn, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Auburn
Auburn-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn
Review of Oakwood Village
Oakwood Village was very nice. They're very helpful. The chef came out and talked to us for a good 10-15 minutes, and they offered my mother a free meal. The tour was really nice. The rooms were ni... Read more
Review of Alder Grove Senior Living
I chose Alder Grove Senior Living for my mom. It's very nice, the staff members are very helpful, and the place is clean and organized. They do activities with the residents after dinner time. It's... Read more
Review of Brookdale Auburn
Brookdale is an attractive facility with friendly, professional staff. The food selection in the dining room is consistently good. The cost is about average for a basic unfurnished studio with refr... Read more