Once a premier location for new settlers looking for riches in Northern California, the city of Red Bluff is now home to more than 14,000 people, approximately one in seven of whom are aged 65 and older. This population benefits from comfortable weather and a low cost of living.

Seniors in Red Bluff who require help with one or more daily activities, such as bathing, grooming, housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation, may benefit from residing in an assisted living community. These facilities are ideal for seniors who don’t require a nursing home level of care, and they typically provide personal care, housekeeping and laundry services, daily meals and recreational opportunities. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Red Bluff is $4,500 per month.

This guide compares the cost of assisted living in Red Bluff to nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also includes information about free local resources that serve older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Red Bluff, CA

Lassen House Senior Living

705 Luther Rd., Red Bluff, CA, 96080

Lassen House Senior Living was a nice home. It’s very beautiful, but it’s big — there are a lot of people there, and we just wanted more of a homely one. They have memory care there, so they do Alzhe … (read more)
Lassen House Senior Living was a nice home. It’s very beautiful, but it’s big — there are a lot of people there, and we just wanted more of a homely one. They have memory care there, so they do Alzhe … (read more)

By the River Assisted Living

1095 Lakeside Dr, Red Bluff, CA, 96080

My dad will move into By the River Assisted Living. It’s a beautiful home. There are only five people there, and it’s like a house setting. The lady who owns the home, he used to be her boss, so they … (read more)
My dad will move into By the River Assisted Living. It’s a beautiful home. There are only five people there, and it’s like a house setting. The lady who owns the home, he used to be her boss, so they … (read more)

Casa Serenity, Llc

100 Orchard Way, Red Bluff, CA, 96080


All About Seniors – Walnut Street

1155 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA, 96080


Aloha House

13765 Lisa Way, Red Bluff, CA, 96080


Vintage Rose Inn

130 Gurnsey Avenue, Red Bluff, CA, 96080


Adobe Residential

21492 Adobe Road, Red Bluff, CA, 96080


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Red Bluff

Assisted living facilities in California are officially known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). These communities are licensed and regulated by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD). This agency provides initial licensing and regular inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Red Bluff

  • Tehama County, where Red Bluff is located, gets a passing grade for particle pollution from the American Lung Association; however, the area gets an F for ozone pollution. Seniors in assisted living can protect themselves by staying indoors when the weather service reports high levels of ozone. 
  • According to the BestPlaces Comfort Index, Red Bluff has a score of 7.9. This makes the city more comfortable than most places in the United States but less comfortable than most places in California. Average high temperatures reach 97 degrees in July, and there are about 249 sunny days per year. 
  • Rates of property and violent crime in Red Bluff are high compared to the national averages of 22.7 for violent crime and 35.4 for property crime. To protect seniors and give peace of mind to families, many assisted living facilities enhance security by controlling access to their communities and providing 24-hour surveillance.
  • Red Bluff is one of the least expensive places to live in California. The city’s overall cost of living is 7.2% lower than the national median and 57.1% lower than the California average. This makes the area very attractive for seniors who want to stay in California but avoid the typically high costs of the state. 
  • California doesn’t tax income from Social Security, making assisted living in Red Bluff a bit more affordable. Other types of retirement income, such as pensions and investments, are fully taxed. The state uses a progressive tax system, so low-income seniors are the least affected. 
  • Red Bluff has 89 physicians for every 100,000 residents, which is less than the national average. The cost of health care in the city is 2.1% lower than the national average. St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is located in the heart of the city, with more hospital options up the road in Redding. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Red Bluff

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Red Bluff is $4,500, which is $200 more than the national median of $4,300 and $500 lower than the California average of $5,000.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Red Bluff is one of the least expensive cities for assisted living in Northern California. In the state capital of Sacramento, the average cost is $5,395 per month. In Chico, a college town just to the south of Red Bluff, seniors pay an average of $5,000 per month. The only city that’s less expensive than Red Bluff for assisted living is Yuba, where the average monthly cost of assisted living is $4,343.

$4500

Red Bluff

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5000

Chico

$4343

Yuba

$5395

Sacramento

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is the most affordable type of senior care in Red Bluff at $4,500 per month. While no cost data exists for adult day health care in Red Bluff, California seniors typically pay $1,733 for this level of care. For seniors who need 40 hours of care per week, homemaker services and home health aides cost about $5,386 per month. Due to the high level of care provided, nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care in Red Bluff. A semiprivate room costs $10,357 per month, while a private room averages $13,840.

$5386

Homemaker Services

$5386

Home Health Aide

$4500

Assisted Living Facility

$10357

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$13840

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Red Bluff was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Redding, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Red Bluff

Red Bluff seniors who qualify for Medicaid with no share of cost may get help with the cost of assisted living through Tehama County’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). They may also qualify for the Medi-Cal’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program.

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 Red Bluff

Seniors in Red Bluff have access to several city and county resources that can help with assisted living issues. These resources offer everything from financial assistance to social recreation. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(530) 898-5923

Passages serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Red Bluff and several other counties in Northern California. One of its most important functions is the Ombudsman program, which aims to protect the rights of seniors in assisted living facilities and investigate reports of abuse. Other services include its Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, Mental Health Outreach Program and Care Management Program. General information and assistance is also available for seniors and their families. 

(530) 529-3664

Veterans in Red Bluff may be eligible for benefits that can help pay for assisted living. Tehama County Veterans Services provides counseling that can make the application process easier. In addition to the regular pension, some veterans may qualify for Aid & Attendance, a program that pays for additional services that some disabled veterans may require. Trained representatives can also assist families with other types of VA benefits.

(530) 527-8177

Red Bluff's Senior Center offers a location for older adults to participate in activities outside their home or assisted living community. Its drop-in programs include pinochle, senior fitness classes and bingo. When visiting the senior center, nutritious meals may be provided. Seniors who live at home and are considering moving into assisted living may be eligible for home-delivered meals. 

(530) 241-3565

Seniors in Red Bluff who can't afford a lawyer can contact Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) for free assistance. LSNC can help vulnerable adults with government benefits, health care issues and other civil legal topics. Its legal professionals can also answer questions related to wills, trusts, advanced healthcare directives and other topics that affect seniors who are transitioning to assisted living or already in a long-term care community. The office that serves seniors in Red Bluff is located in Redding.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Red Bluff

Red Bluff-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