Cameron Park is a census-designated place nestled in the foothills of El Dorado County and part of the Greater Sacramento Area. With a population of nearly 19,000 people, including over 4,300 seniors aged 65 or older, Cameron Park is on the smaller side compared to many cities. However, its proximity to Sacramento allows residents to enjoy the slower pace of a small city while being near big-city amenities. Cameron Park offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment and fun attractions for when the grandkids visit, including seven lush parks and the beautiful man-made Cameron Park Lake.

Assisted living isn’t intended for seniors who need extensive personal and nursing care, but it provides a safe, homelike setting for those who wish to remain independent but need some personalized care services. Cameron Park’s average cost of assisted living is $5,395, which is higher than both the state and national averages.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Cameron Park, including details on free senior resources and the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here. It also offers cost comparisons of assisted living in other California cities and various senior care options.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Cameron Park, CA

2016, 2017, 2018

Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park

3421 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park, CA, 95682

My husband has moved into Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park. It is sufficient. They’re very good to their residents. There are exercises going on, crafts going on, and outings every day. Food is very good. W … (read more)
My husband has moved into Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park. It is sufficient. They’re very good to their residents. There are exercises going on, crafts going on, and outings every day. Food is very good. W … (read more)

2015

Ponte Palmero

3081 Ponte Morino Drive, Cameron Park, CA, 95682

Ponte Palmero is warm, caring, and clean. The staff is wonderful. The food is great. My parents love the food. They’ve been very helpful. I have nothing but good to say. Their room is beautiful. It’s … (read more)
Ponte Palmero is warm, caring, and clean. The staff is wonderful. The food is great. My parents love the food. They’ve been very helpful. I have nothing but good to say. Their room is beautiful. It’s … (read more)

Blissful Gardens

4210 Product Drive, Cameron Park, CA, 95682


Larc’s Care Home

3488 La Canada Drive, Cameron Park, CA, 95682


2012

Pine Tree Villa

3353 CIMMARRON ROAD, Cameron Park, CA, 95682

Walk in the door to feel the caring that will surround your loved one(s). My mother in law has been spoiled by the staff. She loves the attention they give her, having her hair and nails done, special … (read more)
Walk in the door to feel the caring that will surround your loved one(s). My mother in law has been spoiled by the staff. She loves the attention they give her, having her hair and nails done, special … (read more)

New West Haven

2551 Cameo Lane, Cameron Park, CA, 95682

I like New West Haven, it’s clean, it’s nice, and the people are happy, but there’s not enough workers to take care of all of them. The residents sit around and don’t have anybody that comes to take c … (read more)
I like New West Haven, it’s clean, it’s nice, and the people are happy, but there’s not enough workers to take care of all of them. The residents sit around and don’t have anybody that comes to take c … (read more)

Brookdale Folsom

780 Harrington Way, Folsom, CA, 95630

Located in Folsom, California, Brookdale Folsom offers seniors a secure, well-maintained home with caring staff who treat them like family. Besides attending theater performances, residents can grab a … (read more)
Located in Folsom, California, Brookdale Folsom offers seniors a secure, well-maintained home with caring staff who treat them like family. Besides attending theater performances, residents can grab a … (read more)

Oakmont of Folsom

1574 Creekside Drive, Folsom, CA, 95630

Oakmont of Folsom, California, is in the heart of this Sacremento suburb, which provides its residents with access to popular shopping, dining and healthcare choices. Willow Creek Town Center, Lembi P … (read more)
Oakmont of Folsom, California, is in the heart of this Sacremento suburb, which provides its residents with access to popular shopping, dining and healthcare choices. Willow Creek Town Center, Lembi P … (read more)

Prairie City Landing

645 Willard Drive, Folsom, CA, 95630

Nice facility and staff, but they’ve let the internet go. It’s either very slow or completely out and impossible to facetime with family and makes checking email frustrating. There has been many compl … (read more)
Nice facility and staff, but they’ve let the internet go. It’s either very slow or completely out and impossible to facetime with family and makes checking email frustrating. There has been many compl … (read more)

Pine Grove Residential Home Care for the Elderly

7213 Pine Grove Way, Folsom, CA, 95630

The owner is rarely there. Her mother “mama mia” is the main care giver. She Yells at the residents and calls them “lazy.” The other people who work there follow mama mia’s behavior towards … (read more)
The owner is rarely there. Her mother “mama mia” is the main care giver. She Yells at the residents and calls them “lazy.” The other people who work there follow mama mia’s behavior towards … (read more)

Oakmont of El Dorado Hills

2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

If you are looking for a beautiful facility, Oakmont is for you. However, if you are looking for a facility where safety and the health of you or your loved ones is paramount, I would look somewhere e … (read more)
If you are looking for a beautiful facility, Oakmont is for you. However, if you are looking for a facility where safety and the health of you or your loved ones is paramount, I would look somewhere e … (read more)

El Dorado Hills Senior Care Village

2920 Tam O’Shanter Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

My father was in El Dorado Hills Senior Care Village. There are six homes, and there are six beds each. They’re in a neighborhood, and they’re next door to each other, so it’s like a cul de sac of hom … (read more)
My father was in El Dorado Hills Senior Care Village. There are six homes, and there are six beds each. They’re in a neighborhood, and they’re next door to each other, so it’s like a cul de sac of hom … (read more)

Lake View Residential Care

2932 Aberdeen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

A close relative was under the care of Lake view residential care and because of the condition of my relative they told us we needed to remove him or medicate him to zombified state to make him easier … (read more)
A close relative was under the care of Lake view residential care and because of the condition of my relative they told us we needed to remove him or medicate him to zombified state to make him easier … (read more)

Splendor Oaks Senior Living

317 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA, 95610


Paradise Living

8655 Mooney Rd, Granite Bay, CA, 95746


Hillcrest Care

971 Big Sur Court, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762


Lakefront Oaks Estate

2272 Stagecoach Road, Placerville, CA, 95667

Lakefront Oaks Estate in Placerville wasn’t far from another facility we were visiting to consider for our uncle, so we stopped by. We did not have an appointment, but the staff was very welcoming. W … (read more)
Lakefront Oaks Estate in Placerville wasn’t far from another facility we were visiting to consider for our uncle, so we stopped by. We did not have an appointment, but the staff was very welcoming. W … (read more)

Serrano Manor

3618 Archetto Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

We went to Serrano Manor. It was very positive, we enjoyed it very much, and it was a good location close to where I live. We liked it very much. We were positively accepted by them, it was very good. … (read more)
We went to Serrano Manor. It was very positive, we enjoyed it very much, and it was a good location close to where I live. We liked it very much. We were positively accepted by them, it was very good. … (read more)

Hidden Lake Care Home

8405 Acorn Drive, Granite Bay, CA, 95746

My mom is at Hidden Lake Care Home, and I’m very satisfied with it. Her room is very clean. It’s a very small residence, and they don’t do organized activities per se because one or two of the residen … (read more)
My mom is at Hidden Lake Care Home, and I’m very satisfied with it. Her room is very clean. It’s a very small residence, and they don’t do organized activities per se because one or two of the residen … (read more)

Queen of Hearts of El Dorado Hills

3352 Mesa Verdes Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

My dad has moved into Queen of Hearts of El Dorado Hills. It’s new, it’s a remodeled home, and it’s beautiful. Every room has two entrances, one to a yard and one from the corridor. It’s very spacious … (read more)
My dad has moved into Queen of Hearts of El Dorado Hills. It’s new, it’s a remodeled home, and it’s beautiful. Every room has two entrances, one to a yard and one from the corridor. It’s very spacious … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cameron Park

Residential care facilities for the elderly and continuing care retirement communities that include assisted living residences in Cameron Park are monitored and licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Senior Care Licensing Program. Continuing Care Branch and Adult and Senior Care Program field staff perform regulatory inspections of these facilities to ensure licensure compliance.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cameron Park

  • Social Security benefits aren’t taxed in California, which makes it a relatively good state for retirees regarding income taxes. However, income from private, military and government retirement plans are all generally taxed. The state also imposes a 2.5% penalty on early distributions from annuities, retirement plans and IRAs, on top of what the federal government charges.
  • California’s state sales tax rate is 6%, and El Dorado County adds 0.25% to this amount and a special sales tax of 1% for a combined total rate of 7.25%. While this may seem high, residents throughout El Dorado County have a sales tax rate that’s 88.3% lower than other cities and counties in California. Cameron Park residents, especially seniors, also benefit from tax exemption on groceries and prescription drugs.
  • Much like most of California, the cost of living in Cameron Park is 48% higher than the national average, but it’s about 2% lower than the state median. Health care costs in Cameron Park are lower than the national average by more than 6%, but all other categories are higher.
  • Cameron Park has a slightly lower violent crime rate compared to the national average. The city was rated at 20.5 while the nationwide average is 22.7, which is also lower than California’s statewide average of 25.2. However, property crime is higher in Cameron Park at 39 compared to the national average of 35.4 and the state median of 37.1.
  • The climate in Cameron Park is similar to other California cities in the area with about 37 inches of rain annually and no snow. Residents enjoy around 245 sunny days each year, with July highs that average about 92 degrees and January lows that average 37. Noticeable humidity is a rare occurrence at any time of the year.

Paying for Assisted Living in Cameron Park

The average cost of assisted living in Cameron Park is $5,395, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $395 higher than the statewide median and $1,095 higher than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Cameron Park’s higher-than-average cost of assisted living means it’s higher than many other California cities. For example, Stockton’s cost is lower by $1,895, Yuba City’s is lower by $1,052 and Vallejo’s is lower by $895. However, Cameron Park’s cost is lower than some cities, including Napa, where monthly costs are $855 higher.

$5395

Cameron Park

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$3500

Stockton

$4343

Yuba City

$4500

Vallejo

$6250

Napa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Cameron Park seniors who are considering assisted living may be interested in comparing the costs of other senior care options. Adult day health care is the least costly option at $1,918. The average monthly cost for both homemaker and home health aide services is $5,863, which is more expensive than assisted living in Cameron Park. Nursing home facilities have the highest cost but offer the most extensive personal and nursing care. Semiprivate rooms run about $9,946 per month, while private rooms cost an average of $13,688.

$5863

Homemaker Services

$5863

Home Health Aide

$1918

Adult Day Health Care

$5395

Assisted Living Facility

$9946

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13688

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Cameron Park was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sacramento, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cameron Park

Low-income seniors residing in Cameron Park may be eligible to apply for government funding to help pay for assisted living. There are currently two programs available: the 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program through Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in California

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 Cameron Park

Seniors in Cameron Park benefit from several county agencies that provide free aging-related resources countywide. Services and programs promote ongoing independence and support residents in assisted living and other senior care environments.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(800) 510-2020

The AAA administers older adult programs for El Dorado County residents aged 60 and older. Services and programs include activities and day trips, counseling services, employment services, health education programs, information and assistance, legal assistance, the long-term care ombudsman program, nutrition services, senior centers, a computer center, volunteer opportunities and transportation, among others.

(530) 621-6271

LTCOP presents a strong presence in El Dorado County’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities and advocates on behalf of residents. Ombudsmen provide in-person visits to LTC facilities to investigate complaints and reports of abuse and neglect among residents. They also identify problem areas in long-term care and advocate for change. Services are free and confidential.

(530) 621-6154

Seniors aged 60 or older living in El Dorado County can receive legal assistance with civil matters, regardless of income, through the county’s Senior Legal Services. Seniors can get help with estate planning, receiving public benefits, abuse and exploitation, health care, consumer issues and real property, among others.

(530) 621-6369

The Senior Shuttle offers door-to-door transportation for shopping trips and day trips throughout Placerville and the Cameron Park areas. It also schedules trips to special events, including activities outside the county. While there isn’t a fee for service, there is a suggested donation amount. Reservations are required, and the volunteer-driven van isn’t handicapped accessible.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cameron Park

Cameron Park-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California