33 Assisted Living Facilities near Lodi, CA
With an average cost of $3,246 in Lodi, 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 25 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 6 facilities in Lodi.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lodi, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lodi
Lodi is the definition of a small farm community, It is perched on California's north-south freeway corridor in the heart of the Valley Wine Country. Here, in a setting surrounded by quaint family farms and conservative religious communities, seniors will find 5 assisted living properties with 46 nearby. These are all held to high standards by the state Department of Social Services Senior Care Licensing division, which encourages regulated facilities to help seniors live independent and active lifestyles. Residents in Lodi's assisted living communities get room and board included in their monthly payment, as well as 24-hour care and help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) that have grown too difficult for them to do alone.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lodi
Lodi's weather is generally mild, with almost perfect conditions for growing California's most famous wine vintages. Plenty of sunshine brings average daily high temperatures here to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, while lows average 48 degrees. The area gets around 19 inches of rain a year.
- The cost of living in Lodi is high by national standards, but quite low for California. Most essentials, such as groceries and health care, have prices that range up to 18 percent above the national averages for those goods.
- San Joaquin County imposes a small sales tax on most purchases in Lodi, which brings the average residents' tax burden to 7.75 percent. On top of that, California charges 10.8 percent on most types of income, though some retirement funds, as well as SSI, are exempt.
Crime in Lodi is unfortunately high across categories. Burglary is a major crime, which isn't terribly surprising, given the wide-open spaces and relatively low risk of break-ins in isolated areas. Break-in rates here can be up to twice the national rate.
- Lodi's drolly-named transit service, the Grape Line, provides car-free access to most of the city's public areas. Access can be lacking in the more rural parts of town, however, since much of the city's area is wide-open farm country. Senior discounts are available, but to qualify seniors usually have to present a Medicare card (or another form of senior ID) at Grape Line headquarters.
- Adventist Health is the major inpatient care provider in Lodi. This facility is more than adequate for emergency and some inpatient care needs. Locals who need extensive work, or who have unusual needs that the local medical center may not be set up for, usually seek care in the nearby city of Stockton, or arrange transportation to Sacramento, roughly 80 miles north.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lodi
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lodi start around $3,246 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 Lodi 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 Lodi
Seniors who require financial assistance with an ALF can seek eligibility through the California Medicaid program. Low-income individuals who prefer to live in an ALF rather than a nursing home may also receive help through the Assisted Living Waiver Program.
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 Lodi
Lodi 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 Lodi, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lodi
Lodi-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 Lodi
Review of River Fountains of Lodi
My mom is living in the River Fountains of Lodi. She really likes her room. She actually has a studio with her own bathroom, and a little balcony. She can see the river. Mom got sick and she got we... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lodi
The experience at Brookdale Lodi was nice, they temperature checked in. The staff, she was great, very helpful, and knowledgeable. She has been there 9 years, so she knew what she was talking about... Read more
Review of River Fountains of Lodi
River Fountains of Lodi reminded me of my mother's house being on a lake. She's happy there so far. She likes the food and some of the staff members. Her room is okay. It's very hard for activities... Read more