Sacramento, the state capital of California, has a population of 524,943 people, and of those people, around 13.3% are aged 65 and older. The city offers many perks to its retirees, including its rich history, a robust list of senior services and access to UC Davis Medical Center, one of the top 25 hospitals for seniors in the nation. It also has a mild climate and a central location in the state, with many transportation options to get around California, and these add to its appeal.

Assisted living care works well for older adults who want some extra support for daily living tasks but do not have medical needs that require around-the-clock care. Seniors in assisted living communities can benefit from help with personal care needs, participate in leisure activities and have daily meals taken care of while still enjoying some independence. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey indicates the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Sacramento to be $5,225.

This guide outlines the cost of assisted living care in Sacramento and the laws that govern these facilities. It also provides a list of local resources that seniors can tap while making the transition to assisted living.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Sacramento, CA

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

1075 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living proudly offers luxurious accommodations. Residents enjoy a large variety of amenities such as restaurant-style dining serving cuisi … (read more)
Located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Carlton Senior Living proudly offers luxurious accommodations. Residents enjoy a large variety of amenities such as restaurant-style dining serving cuisi … (read more)

2013

Golden Moments Care Home

2651 Armstrong Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Golden Moments Care Home is set on a pristine locale off Fulton Avenue on Armstrong Drive in Sacramento, California. The community is designed to help seniors stay physically and mentally active, enab … (read more)
Golden Moments Care Home is set on a pristine locale off Fulton Avenue on Armstrong Drive in Sacramento, California. The community is designed to help seniors stay physically and mentally active, enab … (read more)

Oakmont of East Sacramento

5301 F St, Sacramento, CA, 95819

Oakmont of East Sacramento was a very nice facility. It was large. It seemed to be appropriately staffed. All of the residents seemed very happy and taken care of. The quality of the food looked good. … (read more)
Oakmont of East Sacramento was a very nice facility. It was large. It seemed to be appropriately staffed. All of the residents seemed very happy and taken care of. The quality of the food looked good. … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Sacramento

345 Munroe Street, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Sunrise of Sacramento is located East of Sacramento, off Fair Oaks Blvd. near Rio Del Oro. The area is close to shopping centers, a variety of restaurants and Sutter Memorial Hospital. Residents love … (read more)
Sunrise of Sacramento is located East of Sacramento, off Fair Oaks Blvd. near Rio Del Oro. The area is close to shopping centers, a variety of restaurants and Sutter Memorial Hospital. Residents love … (read more)

Comforts of Home – Greenhaven

6936 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831

My mother was in Comforts of Home for several years before she passed away at 98 years old. We appreciate working with the staff and especially the Kang family as they were very compassionate, attenti … (read more)
My mother was in Comforts of Home for several years before she passed away at 98 years old. We appreciate working with the staff and especially the Kang family as they were very compassionate, attenti … (read more)

The Village at Heritage Park

2001 Rose Arbor Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95835

I selected The Village at Heritage Park for myself. It’s a beautiful place. We had lunch there and the dining room was lovely. The manager who handled my account was just so professional. The place is … (read more)
I selected The Village at Heritage Park for myself. It’s a beautiful place. We had lunch there and the dining room was lovely. The manager who handled my account was just so professional. The place is … (read more)

2015

The WaterLeaf At Land Park

966 43rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95831

The WaterLeaf at Land Park is located in Sacramento, California, near West Side Freeway and Sacramento River. Residents and loved ones appreciate the attentive staff who provide compassionate care to … (read more)
The WaterLeaf at Land Park is located in Sacramento, California, near West Side Freeway and Sacramento River. Residents and loved ones appreciate the attentive staff who provide compassionate care to … (read more)

Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care

7548 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95831

My sister is going to go into Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. There’s a base rate, and then based on your needs, there’s an additional monthly amount that you pay. The layout is go … (read more)
My sister is going to go into Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care. There’s a base rate, and then based on your needs, there’s an additional monthly amount that you pay. The layout is go … (read more)

2015

Regency Place

8190 Arroyo Vista Drive , Sacramento, CA, 95823

My overall impression of Regency Place Assisted Living was that it was clean. It’s a gated community, which is what we needed. We toured the cafeteria and it also looked clean, and we were able to tal … (read more)
My overall impression of Regency Place Assisted Living was that it was clean. It’s a gated community, which is what we needed. We toured the cafeteria and it also looked clean, and we were able to tal … (read more)

River’s Edge

601 Feature Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95825


Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Enhanced

1071 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95825

My mom has been in Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Enhanced for three weeks now. We paid for various functions there; daily functions like escort to get her to the dining room and stuff like that. Th … (read more)
My mom has been in Carlton Senior Living Sacramento Enhanced for three weeks now. We paid for various functions there; daily functions like escort to get her to the dining room and stuff like that. Th … (read more)

Ivy Ridge Assisted Living

2030 23rd Street, Sacramento, CA, 95818

My mother has moved into Ivy Ridge Assisted Living, and it’s been really good. It’s a smaller board and care home, so they can give more care to their residents. The people that run it are really good … (read more)
My mother has moved into Ivy Ridge Assisted Living, and it’s been really good. It’s a smaller board and care home, so they can give more care to their residents. The people that run it are really good … (read more)

Lakewood Villa

8708 Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA, 95828

My wife tends to wander if she gets the chance at Lakewood Villa as all the exits have an alarm, and if they go out the staff would know. There would be somebody there 24hrs a day, and the security sy … (read more)
My wife tends to wander if she gets the chance at Lakewood Villa as all the exits have an alarm, and if they go out the staff would know. There would be somebody there 24hrs a day, and the security sy … (read more)

Villa Natomas

540 Alcantar Circle, Sacramento, CA, 95834

Villa Natomas is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Sacramento, California, near numerous parks. Visitors have praise for the six-bedroom home’s well-decorated rooms and its park-like bac … (read more)
Villa Natomas is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Sacramento, California, near numerous parks. Visitors have praise for the six-bedroom home’s well-decorated rooms and its park-like bac … (read more)

Country Club Manor

2100 Butano Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95608

Country Club Manor is really good. My brother got his own room. The staff makes me feel very comfortable every time I come. They remember who I am and who I’m there to see. They take really good care … (read more)
Country Club Manor is really good. My brother got his own room. The staff makes me feel very comfortable every time I come. They remember who I am and who I’m there to see. They take really good care … (read more)

Golden Pond

3415 Mayhew Road, Sacramento, CA, 95827

My parents are in Golden Pond. They have a high turnover of people, some people are not very professional, a lot of them are very helpful, but there’s a handful that are not. The apartment is good, it … (read more)
My parents are in Golden Pond. They have a high turnover of people, some people are not very professional, a lot of them are very helpful, but there’s a handful that are not. The apartment is good, it … (read more)

Gramercy Court

2200 Gramercy Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95825

My mom is going to move into Gramercy Court. She’ll be in assisted living. The staff members who assisted me were very helpful. This place is more her level. It’s not quite as elaborate as some of the … (read more)
My mom is going to move into Gramercy Court. She’ll be in assisted living. The staff members who assisted me were very helpful. This place is more her level. It’s not quite as elaborate as some of the … (read more)

Apple Ridge Assisted Living

3950 Annadale Ln, Sacramento, CA, 96821

My grandfather moved into Apple Ridge two months ago. It’s clean, and the grounds are kept nice. They have a variety of elderly people. There is a courtyard where they can go out and sit. It is a grea … (read more)
My grandfather moved into Apple Ridge two months ago. It’s clean, and the grounds are kept nice. They have a variety of elderly people. There is a courtyard where they can go out and sit. It is a grea … (read more)

Legacy Oaks of Sacramento

1922 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95825

It didn’t appear to have too many amenities. They just have one, big, open room, with tables where they can play cards and stuff. They have a calendar of activities but it’s a little bare bones. The r … (read more)
It didn’t appear to have too many amenities. They just have one, big, open room, with tables where they can play cards and stuff. They have a calendar of activities but it’s a little bare bones. The r … (read more)

Saint Francis Senior Residence

6254 66th Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95823

I brought my Mother here for an intake evaluation. Shavell, Debra and the front desk lady were wonderful. Nida, the RN who does the assessment was terrible. She wouldn’t listen to my Mother when she … (read more)
I brought my Mother here for an intake evaluation. Shavell, Debra and the front desk lady were wonderful. Nida, the RN who does the assessment was terrible. She wouldn’t listen to my Mother when she … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Sacramento

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in California . Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sacramento

California’s Department of Social Services Senior Care Licensing Division oversees, monitors and licenses assisted living communities along with other senior care options. This department takes complaints about senior care and provides licenses to facilities operating in Sacramento. It operates 14 Senior Care Licensing Regional Offices throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sacramento

  • Though Sacramento’s cost of living scores 118.2 compared to a 100 national average, this score is much lower than the rest of California, which scores 149.9. Compared to the state as a whole, Sacramento is an affordable place to retire. Residents enjoy a favorable cost of living to income ratio.
  • Sacramento seniors do need to factor in the cost of taxes in their retirement planning. Social Security benefits are not taxable, but all other retirement income is fully taxable, with rates up to 13.3%. The state helps balance this with a higher-than-average senior income tax exemption.
  • Mild winters and comfortable summers add to the appeal of retirement in Sacramento, and this makes it easy for active seniors to enjoy the many outdoor leisure activities at over 200 public parks or along the American River Parkway. The summer high in Sacramento is around 93 degrees, and the average winter low is 39. May, September and October are the most comfortable months in the city.
  • Sacramento scores very low for its air quality. The American Lung Association gives Sacramento County its lowest air quality score for both ozone and particle pollution 24-hour exposure. The county does pass for annual particle pollution. Seniors may wish to take advantage of the many indoor activities offered at assisted living communities in the state, particularly on days when air quality is particularly bad.
  • One perk of retiring in Sacramento is the network of transportation providers available to seniors in the city at little to no cost. Sacramento Regional Transit offers half-price fares for seniors, and ACC Senior Services provides an additional transit option to help seniors navigate the community if they cannot access bus or rail service.

Paying for Assisted Living in Sacramento

The average cost for assisted living in Sacramento is $5,225 a month. This represents an average and can vary depending on where in the city a community is and the level of care it offers.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Though Sacramento’s assisted living average is much higher than the national average of $4,500 a month, it is in line with the state’s average of $5,250. It is higher than most of the communities nearby, however. For instance, to the north in Yuba City, seniors pay an average of $4,659, and in Stockton to the south, the average is just $3,649. In Vallejo, assisted living averages $4,950 monthly.

$5225

Sacramento

$5250

California

$4500

United States

$4658

Yuba City

$3649

Stockton

$4950

Vallejo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Compared to other senior care options in Sacramento, assisted living is one of the more affordable. Only adult day health care costs less, with a monthly average of $2,167. Seniors pay $6,292 for both in-home care and home health care services, even though home health care adds small medical care tasks. The most expensive option is nursing home care, which averages $10,646 in a semiprivate room.

$6292

In-Home Care

$6292

Home Health Care

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$5225

Assisted Living Facility

$10646

Nursing Home Facility

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sacramento

The Medi-Cal managed care plan offers Medi-Cal Waivers to help pay for assisted living services. Assisted Living Waivers are also available from the California Department of Health Care Services for Medi-Cal members who meet the requirements to receive them, giving more support to seniors in need.

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 Sacramento

Sacramento’s older adult population can find a wide range of services available to them at little to no cost. These organizations and agencies strive to connect seniors with the services they need to live healthy, independent lives. 

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(916) 808-1448

The E.M. Hart Senior Center provides classes, social outreach and help to find assistance for seniors and their families. Through the center's Assistance, Referrals and More program, seniors can find out more information about services and programs in Sacramento for older adults and get help completing forms or calling agencies.

(916) 557-4685

Adults age 75 and older who do not have access to transportation through their assisted living community can contact the city of Sacramento’s Paratransit service to get a door-to-door, accessible transportation service. This shared ride service makes it easier for adults to get to their appointments.

211

211 Sacramento provides free information and referral services to seniors residing in Sacramento and the surrounding communities. This helpline provides assistance with finding the right public benefits to meet a senior’s needs. It also has advisors to assist with transportation help, medical care counseling and assisted living referrals.

(916) 486-1876

The Area Agency on Aging Area 4 serves Sacramento and many of the surrounding communities. This organization connects older adults to the services they need to live longer, healthier lives in the environment of their choice, including assisted living communities. 

(916) 394-6399

ACC Senior Services offers programs that help seniors enjoy better health and wellness. It is a focal point of the AAA, providing local contact to Sacramento seniors who need help and services. Residents of assisted living communities can access transportation services and educational classes through ACC Senior Services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sacramento

Sacramento Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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