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The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rocklin, CA for 2024

Rocklin is a small city in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Approximately 12.7% of its 68,823 residents are in the 65 and over age group. It’s a residential city of parks, restaurants and coffee shops, attracting seniors because of its low crime rates, ideal climate and unrestricted access to excellent medical facilities. Quarry Park is the cultural and social heart of Rocklin, a place to enjoy concerts, follow trails and simply bask in the beauty of its environment. Attractions for golfers include Whitney Oaks Golf Club, while the Rocklin Commons and Rocklin Crossings malls are a must for seniors who like to shop.

The aging process takes its toll, making daily tasks more difficult, such as housekeeping. Assisted living facilities offer a solution, enabling seniors to continue living independently while cleaning and cooking duties are performed by trained staff. They’re also safe and welcoming places, providing security and new friendships among residents. A typical assisted living placement in Rocklin costs $5,395 per month, about 7.6% above the state average.

The remainder of this guide deals with assisted living costs and the benefits and drawbacks of living in Rocklin. It also lists some local resources for seniors.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rocklin

The Community Care Licensing Division within the California Department of Social Services has overall responsibility for regulating assisted living facilities in the state. The division has the power to issue licenses and revoke them. If an official complaint is registered about a facility, the division can investigate and act on its findings. It can also conduct unannounced inspections.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rocklin

  • Sperling’s Best Places records the average cost of living index for the country as 100, California as 149.9 and Rocklin as 137.8. The city’s figure is particularly favorable, considering California is the second most expensive state in the nation. Of particular interest to seniors in assisted living is Rocklin’s average health costs, recorded at 94.7, below the national average of 100.
  • Rocklin’s appeal to seniors is in no small part due to its low crime rates. Compared to property crime median figures of 21 for the country and 23.31 for California, Rocklin’s is 14.82. The city’s violent crime median figures are significantly more agreeable, at 0.99, while the country is at 4 and the state 4.41. Additionally, seniors in many assisted living communities are assured of 24/7 security and staff members always nearby, should they need assistance.
  • Seniors have several public transportation options in Rocklin. There’s the Placer County Transit Agency’s bus service to and from Sacramento, the Placer Community Express, which uses the I-80 corridor to quickly travel between Colfax and downtown Sacramento and Dial-A-Ride, a door-to-door service for seniors and the disabled.
  • In Rocklin, seniors get 50 more days of sunshine than the typical American, who gets 205. They also enjoy one of the best climates in the state, 21 inches of rain (compared to a national average of 38) and no snow. Winter lows are a comfortable 39 degrees Fahrenheit and although summer temperatures regularly sit at around 93 degrees, the dry heat prevents the airways from tightening, a common worry for seniors living in cities with high humidity levels.
  • Four hospitals serve the residents of Rocklin, including Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Folsom, both of which are rated as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report. There are also 26 physicians serving Medicare beneficiaries, working in fields such as family medicine, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and podiatry.

Paying for Assisted Living in Rocklin

The findings of the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey show that monthly assisted living costs in Rocklin average at $5,395, placing the city at the upper end of the spectrum. The costs are also above the state average of $5,000 and the $4,300 national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs can vary greatly between cities, as shown by the difference between Napa, where seniors typically pay $6,250 per month, and Stockton, where $3,500 is the average. In Yuba City, costs of $4,343 are the norm, while in Vallejo, seniors typically pay $4,500 per month for similar services.





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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care centers serve able-bodied seniors, enabling them to offer lower fees than other types of care. At $1,918, it’s the most affordable option in Rocklin, followed by assisted living, where fees average $5,395. Housebound seniors better-served by caregivers in their homes typically pay $5,863 for home care, while home health care with the addition of basic medical support doesn’t affect the cost. Nursing homes are the most expensive, with semiprivate rooms averaging $9,946 and private rooms $13,688.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rocklin

Seniors who require financial assistance can seek eligibility through the California Medicaid program, which includes The Assisted Living Waiver Program.  

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rocklin

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 Rocklin

In and around Rocklin, there’s a wealth of resources available to seniors already residing in assisted living communities and those considering the option. The following information includes some resources that can help seniors worried about their care, vets seeking medical services, seniors who want to contribute to their communities and those looking for other services, such as transportation and legal advice.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman(916) 486-1876Seniors in long-term care communities who have issues with their facilities can register their complaints with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. They will investigate the complaint and seek to resolve differences between the senior and their facility. Very serious complaints, such as allegations of abuse and neglect, are automatically referred to the proper authorities. Third parties and families of residents can also register their complaints with the ombudsman.
Agency on Aging – Area 4(800) 211-4545The Area 4 Agency on Aging serves seniors in Placer County and the surrounding counties. Its purpose is to help them remain healthy and independent through administering a number of programs and referring seniors to other organizations, some of which may incur fees. The agency’s services include providing health insurance counseling, directing seniors to free legal aid programs that specialize in helping older residents and transportation services that provide low-cost ways of getting around Placer County.
Sacramento VA Medical Center(916) 843-7000Sacramento VA Medical Center is a 60-bed facility specializing in primary care, surgical procedures and mental health support for vets and some members of their families. The center can provide seniors with several services, such as asthma treatments, oral surgery, infectious disease management and optometry. It also has a pharmacy and social work department. For seniors unable to attend, there is the option of telehealth, which can be conducted by video or phone.
Rocklin Cares – Community Volunteer Program(916) 625-5050Rocklin Cares is a volunteer program that connects seniors with nonprofit organizations that support the local community. These organizations can include helping the police department and supporting special events in local parks, such as Woofstock, Mini Maker Faire and Movies in the Park. Eligibility is dependent on passing a background and screening check. Seniors will also need an email address and a valid driving license.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rocklin

Rocklin-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 Rocklin

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