17 Assisted Living Facilities near Chico, CA
There are 17 Assisted Living Facilities in the Chico area, with 16 in Chico and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Chico is $3,695 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 29 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Chico. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Chico 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Paradise with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Chico find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Chico, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Chico, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chico
A city in the Northern Sacramento Valley of California, Chico is home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest in the nation at 3,670 acres. The Chico Community Observatory is one of the amenities of the park that seniors can enjoy. Seniors make up over 12 percent of the population in Chico and can choose from 16 licensed residential care facilities located in the city and 13 available in the surrounding areas. These facilities are licensed through The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chico
B-Line Transit is Chico's public bus system and runs through the city and to the surrounding areas, ensuring seniors have transportation available. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and reduced fares are offered to seniors who are at least 65 years old, disabled or can show a valid Medicare card. Paratransit services are also available for a fee.
- Seniors watching their finances may feel concerned that Chico has a higher cost of living than the national average. However, the city also ranks lower than the California average, making it a more budget-friendly option when compared to other areas in the state.
- The 2018 State of the Air Report, drafted by the American Lung Association, ranks Chico at 21 for most ozone-polluted cities. This is a concern for seniors over the age of 65 and anyone with existing lung disease or cardiovascular disease.
- Chico residents experience high levels of humidity but enjoy mild winters with a one-inch snowfall average. July temperatures peak at about 94 degrees Fahrenheit while winter lows average 37 degrees in January.
- While Chico's property crime index is slightly higher than the national average, violent crimes in the city are more than five points lower when compared to the California and U.S. averages.
- The Chico area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Enloe Medical Center and Riverside Convalescent Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Chico
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Chico start around $3,695 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 Chico 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 Chico
Seniors in need of financial assistance for assisted living costs can check their eligibility for the government-funded Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) offered through California's Medicaid system, Medi-Cal.
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 Chico
Chico 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 Chico, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chico
Chico-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.
Other Options in Chico, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chico
Review of The Inn at the Terraces of Chico
We visited my mother-in-law at The Inn at the Terraces of Chico. She has this tiny patio outside of her apartment and she's on the first floor, so we're able to visit her outside. They also have se... Read more
Review of The Inn at the Terraces of Chico
This facility is new and beautiful, but you must not judge this book by its cover. They have now burned through 6 Executive Directors (including Acting EDs) in the 2.75 years they have been open. T... Read more
Review of Windchime of Chico
My brother is at Windchime of Chico. They take really good care of him. They're conscientious of his diabetes and that he's a fall risk. I think they're doing a really good job, and he likes it the... Read more