Lodi is part of San Joaquin County in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley. While it’s a comparatively small city in the Golden State, active seniors find plenty to do with Sacramento just 35 miles north of Lodi and San Francisco about 85 miles west of the city. Lodi also boasts plenty of cultural and community events. It’s home to almost 67,600 people, of which nearly 9,600 are aged 65 or older.

Assisted living can provide the ideal balance for seniors who need some extra help with daily tasks but want to live as independently as possible. While it’s not a good option for those requiring 24/7 medical care, residents and their families have peace of mind knowing help is available immediately if it’s needed. Seniors in the Lodi area can expect to pay an average of $3,500 per month for assisted living care, which is much lower than the state and national averages.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Lodi. Continue reading to learn the average costs of care for assisted living compared to other senior living options, some benefits of retiring in Lodi and free local resources that offer various types of senior assistance.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lodi, CA

2015

Brookdale Lodi

2220 W Kettleman Lane, Lodi, CA, 95242

BrookdaleLodi is situated just off Kettleman Lane in Lodi, California. The facility is known for its lovely staff, excellent food and quality care, and offers services in English, Spanish and Tagalog. … (read more)
BrookdaleLodi is situated just off Kettleman Lane in Lodi, California. The facility is known for its lovely staff, excellent food and quality care, and offers services in English, Spanish and Tagalog. … (read more)

Balance Assisted Living and Memory Care

1321 South Fairmont Avenue, Lodi, CA, 95240

We visited the assisted living portion. It was very nice, clean, and the people were very friendly. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments were also clean and a good size. The residents seemed happy.
We visited the assisted living portion. It was very nice, clean, and the people were very friendly. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments were also clean and a good size. The residents seemed happy.

River Fountains of Lodi

311 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA, 95240

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 weake … (read more)
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 weake … (read more)

Oakmont of Lodi Now Open!

2905 Reynolds Ranch Pkwy, Lodi, CA, 95240

I think Oakmont of Lodi was a beautiful spot so I put a deposit of $2,500 down there initially, which I still have yet to receive back. My mom though, when we were there, seemed very distracted by all … (read more)
I think Oakmont of Lodi was a beautiful spot so I put a deposit of $2,500 down there initially, which I still have yet to receive back. My mom though, when we were there, seemed very distracted by all … (read more)

Gentlecare Home

209 NO. SCHOOL STREET, Lodi, CA, 95240

Gentlecare Home is located in the heart of Lodi, CA, in a residential area with a small shopping outlet. Guests are delighted by breakfast bars of coffee, donuts and toast in the morning. They are als … (read more)
Gentlecare Home is located in the heart of Lodi, CA, in a residential area with a small shopping outlet. Guests are delighted by breakfast bars of coffee, donuts and toast in the morning. They are als … (read more)


2022

The Commons on Thornton

10711 Thornton Rd, Stockton, CA, 95209

Nicely situated near Stockton, California, The Commons on Thornton is a clean, well-appointed assisted living facility that has rooms of various sizes available, and a staff who is praised for being k … (read more)
Nicely situated near Stockton, California, The Commons on Thornton is a clean, well-appointed assisted living facility that has rooms of various sizes available, and a staff who is praised for being k … (read more)

O’Connor Woods

3400 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton, CA, 95209

I saw some units in the assisted and independent living in O’Connor Woods. They were very functional, very modern, and very nice. Lighting was not as good as the other facility we saw, and it’s smalle … (read more)
I saw some units in the assisted and independent living in O’Connor Woods. They were very functional, very modern, and very nice. Lighting was not as good as the other facility we saw, and it’s smalle … (read more)

Alcor Guest Home II

5555 Patti Lynn Way, Stockton, CA, 95212

Alcor Guest Home II is an assisted living facility located outside Stockton, California, near the sunny neighborhood of Akers. The facility has a max capacity of six residents, meaning your loved one’ … (read more)
Alcor Guest Home II is an assisted living facility located outside Stockton, California, near the sunny neighborhood of Akers. The facility has a max capacity of six residents, meaning your loved one’ … (read more)

Lincoln Manor

934 Katherine Way, Stockton, CA, 95209

Lincoln Manor is located just outside Stockton, California, near the cozy neighborhood of Stonewood. This community offers both private and semi-private assisted living accommodations, as well as comp … (read more)
Lincoln Manor is located just outside Stockton, California, near the cozy neighborhood of Stonewood. This community offers both private and semi-private assisted living accommodations, as well as comp … (read more)

2015, 2016

Rio Las Palmas

877 East March Lane, Stockton, CA, 95207

Rio Las Palmas is situated in the heart of beautiful Stockton, California, and is committed to offering residents high levels of care and comfort. Featuring luxury apartments of various sizes within a … (read more)
Rio Las Palmas is situated in the heart of beautiful Stockton, California, and is committed to offering residents high levels of care and comfort. Featuring luxury apartments of various sizes within a … (read more)

The Oaks at Inglewood

6725 Inglewood, Stockton, CA, 95207

The Oaks at Inglewood is an assisted living facility located about a block from the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library in Stockton. Residents and visitors comment on the value of care and the friendly a … (read more)
The Oaks at Inglewood is an assisted living facility located about a block from the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library in Stockton. Residents and visitors comment on the value of care and the friendly a … (read more)

Camlu Assisted Living

6037 N. Pershing Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95207

I like Camlu Assisted Living. It was nice. The apartments were decent. The staff member who accommodated me was nice and very helpful. Everybody looked happy. They recently had root beer float night, … (read more)
I like Camlu Assisted Living. It was nice. The apartments were decent. The staff member who accommodated me was nice and very helpful. Everybody looked happy. They recently had root beer float night, … (read more)

2013

Del Monte Assisted Living & Memory Care

517 E Fulton St, Stockton, CA, 95204

When you first walk into Stacie’s Chalet, it’s like a hotel. My wife is in the assisted living part, and we like it. They seem very nice and assist her very well. The food is excellent, which my wife … (read more)
When you first walk into Stacie’s Chalet, it’s like a hotel. My wife is in the assisted living part, and we like it. They seem very nice and assist her very well. The food is excellent, which my wife … (read more)

Cherokee Retirement Home

4124 CHEROKEE ROAD, Stockton, CA, 95215

nice
nice

Sunny Place Of Stockton

807 West Swain Road, Stockton, CA, 95207

Very friendly and cheerful staff. The caregivers really set the good environment for the place. The caregivers are more than happy to give updates and FaceTime with our family member while we are long … (read more)
Very friendly and cheerful staff. The caregivers really set the good environment for the place. The caregivers are more than happy to give updates and FaceTime with our family member while we are long … (read more)

Wagner Heights Residential

2435 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton, CA, 95209

Wagner Heights Residential is an assisted living center in Stockton, California, located minutes from the West Side Freeway. Visitors are impressed with how clean and orderly the facility is kept and … (read more)
Wagner Heights Residential is an assisted living center in Stockton, California, located minutes from the West Side Freeway. Visitors are impressed with how clean and orderly the facility is kept and … (read more)

J & M Care Home

5766 Fred Russo Drive, Stockton, CA, 95212

J & M Care Home was horrible. I lost 40 pounds there. The meals were horrible. The place wasn’t the cleanest. They lacked food preparedness. For nine days in a row, I had nothing but a ham sandwic … (read more)
J & M Care Home was horrible. I lost 40 pounds there. The meals were horrible. The place wasn’t the cleanest. They lacked food preparedness. For nine days in a row, I had nothing but a ham sandwic … (read more)

Shepherd Homes 2

5964 Glen Street, Stockton, CA, 95207


Dane’s Guest Home

204 And 206 Arc Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95210


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lodi

The California Department of Social Services Senior Care Licensing Program licenses and monitors Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The Adult and Senior Care Program field staff and Continuing Care Branch both make regulatory inspections of assisted living and other residential care facilities statewide.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lodi

  • California is considered a relatively good state for most seniors when it comes to taxes. Social security benefits aren’t taxed by the state, and though it has high sales taxes, groceries and prescription drugs are tax exempt.
  • Although the cost of living is higher in Lodi than the national average, it’s about 20% lower than the state average, which includes a huge difference in the cost of housing and transportation.
  • Violent crime in Lodi has dropped every year since 2015. By 2019, violent crime was lower than the state and national averages, which was not seen since 2011. Property crime has decreased every year since 2012, resulting in an overall decrease of nearly 40% by 2019.
  • Measurable snowfall is a rare occurrence in Lodi, making it safer for seniors worried about slips and falls. Lodi’s climate is relatively mild and pleasant nearly year-round, with the average high during the hottest month typically not exceeding 93 and the average low during the coldest month usually not dipping below 38.
  • Adventist Health Lodi Memorial was ranked high performing in stroke and kidney failure in adults in 2021. Lodi Memorial currently has two hospital campuses and eight satellite clinics to provide inpatient, outpatient, primary care, urgent care and emergency services. It was awarded Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2021.
  • Lodi’s VineLine ADA Complementary Paratransit Service provides rides to disabled community members regardless of age and Dial-A-Ride Service is available to anyone. Both are door-to-door transportation services that seniors can use by reserving a ride at least one day in advance. Access San Joaquin provides seniors with transportation throughout the county for half-price fares with a senior discount fare card.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lodi

With an average monthly cost of $3,500 for assisted living in Lodi, seniors save about $800 compared to the national average of $4,300. They save almost double that compared to the state’s overall average of $5,000.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to the four nearest cities, Lodi offers the lowest average monthly rate for assisted living. The Sacramento area has the second-highest cost at $5,395 per month while the San Francisco area is highest at $6,100. Vallejo has a monthly cost of $4,500, and Modesto is closest at $4,000 but still exceeds Lodi’s monthly rate by $500. 

$3500

Lodi

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$4000

Modesto

$4500

Vallejo

$5395

Sacramento

$6100

San Francisco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Besides assisted living, seniors in Lodi have several other options for long-term care. Adult day health care, called community-based adult services in California, is the least expensive at $1,273 per month with services aimed at maintaining self-care and delaying institutionalization. Homemaker services and home health aide services both cost an average of $5,243 per month for varying levels of non-medical and skilled nursing care in the home or place of residence. The costliest option is nursing home facilities, which cost an average of $8,623 for semiprivate rooms and $10,798 for private rooms.

$5243

Homemaker Services

$5243

Home Health Aide

$1273

Adult Day Health Care

$3500

Assisted Living Facility

$8623

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10798

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Lodi was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Stockton, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lodi

Low-income seniors in Lodi may qualify for financial aid to help pay for assisted living. There are two programs available that provide funding for eligible seniors, including Medi-Cal, which offers an Assisted Living Waiver program, and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lodi

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 seniors benefit from numerous free resources available from organizations throughout the county and in the north-central California region. State and county government agencies, local charities and nonprofit organizations offer a range of free services that seniors in assisted living can use to help support healthy living and their ongoing independence.

ResourceContact Services
California Department of Aging (209) 468-2202The California Department of Aging administers programs for seniors in long-term care facilities throughout the state, which are provided by local Area Agencies of Aging or other contracted agencies. Programs include transportation, legal, family caregiver, food and nutrition, health promotion and volunteer services. Seniors aged 60 or older, regardless of income, qualify for CDA services.
California Department of Veterans Affairs(800) 952-5626CalVet serves California veterans and their families to ensure they receive the state and federal benefits and services they’ve earned. Its Veterans Homes of California program offers assisted living facilities and other housing options to senior or disabled veterans throughout the state. CalVet also offers health services. 
Human Services Agency San Joaquin County (209) 468-1104The Department of Aging and Community Services supports residents of long-term care facilities, including seniors and adults with disabilities, by helping them live as independently as possible. Programs include adult protective services, caregiver support, community centers, in-home supportive services, long-term care ombudsman and nutrition services. 
LOEL Senior Center(209) 369-1591LOEL Senior Center offers a community gathering place for seniors to participate in a range of social and health-promotion programs, including a nutritious lunch program, exercise classes, craft classes, line dancing, bingo, and card games among others. LOEL is dedicated to offering free and low-cost programs and services to help all seniors remain active, independent, healthy and happy in their daily lives. 
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (209) 444-5900The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton provides seniors aged 60 or older with services to help them remain safe, healthy and independent. It provides transportation throughout the county, assists seniors in paying bills and managing their Social Security benefits, and operates the elder abuse, long-term care ombudsman and multi-purpose senior services programs.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lodi