Assisted Living in Auburn
Sky Ridge Estate201 N. McDaniel Drive, Auburn, CA
Chateau Senior Living - Almond Gardens174 Almond Street, Auburn, CA
Chateau Senior Living - The Villa250 Pine Street,, Auburn, CA
Auburn Creekside Villa695 Dairy Road, Auburn, CA
Alder Grove Senior Living639 Shockley Road, Auburn, CA
Alder Grove Senior Living Ii637 Shockley Road, Auburn, CA
Outlook Senior Care Llc805 Mo Court, Auburn, CA
At A Glance
There are 59 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Auburn is $2,873 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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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 $2,873 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.
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.