Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and is home to a diverse group of residents who enjoy a rich arts and culture scene. It has a population of 312,697 citizens, of which 12.4% are seniors. The city offers the benefits of California’s mild winters and easy access to both Sacramento and the Bay Area, but the cost of living is higher than average.

Assisted living communities in Stockton give active seniors the support they need to take care of day-to-day tasks, such as housekeeping, and they also provide personal care services when needed. This can allow a senior to remain independent for as long as possible. Assisted living facilities in Stockton charge an average of $3,500 per month, which is much lower than California’s average of $5,000.

This guide looks at the monthly cost of assisted living and other senior care services in Stockton. It also explores the benefits and downsides of living in the city and lists some resources that local seniors may find useful when exploring their care options.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Stockton, CA

2015, 2016

Oakmont of Brookside

3318 Brookside Road, Stockton, CA, 95219

The Oakmont of Brooksie senior community sits on the northwest side of the city near the Brookside Country Club and I-5. This attractive facility receives praise for a compassionate, dedicated st … (read more)
The Oakmont of Brooksie senior community sits on the northwest side of the city near the Brookside Country Club and I-5. This attractive facility receives praise for a compassionate, dedicated st … (read more)

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’ve been to O’Connor Woods for a visit to a friend. The place was very nice but on the expensive side. I also saw a couple of their apartments and they were lovely. It felt homey and beautiful. T … (read more)
I’ve been to O’Connor Woods for a visit to a friend. The place was very nice but on the expensive side. I also saw a couple of their apartments and they were lovely. It felt homey and beautiful. T … (read more)

Camlu Assisted Living

6037 N. Pershing Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95207

My step-father moved into Camlu Assisted Living several weeks ago, and our experience has been excellent. The staff seems to be very helpful and compassionate and their accommodations are very accepta … (read more)
My step-father moved into Camlu Assisted Living several weeks ago, and our experience has been excellent. The staff seems to be very helpful and compassionate and their accommodations are very accepta … (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)

2013

Stacie’s Chalet Stockton

517 East Fulton Street, 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)

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)

Cherokee Retirement Home

4124 CHEROKEE ROAD, Stockton, CA, 95215

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Plymouth Square

1319 N Madison St, Stockton, CA, 95202

I really liked Plymouth Square, but I couldn’t afford it. The people seemed friendly. It had more of a feeling of a retirement home, and I liked that part. The facility itself was well kept, attract … (read more)
I really liked Plymouth Square, but I couldn’t afford it. The people seemed friendly. It had more of a feeling of a retirement home, and I liked that part. The facility itself was well kept, attract … (read more)

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)

Dulay Guest Home 1

663 Chicago Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95206

Dulay Guest Home 1 is located in the suburbs of Stockton, California, just west of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Residents are happy with the room furnishings, which include a TV, computer … (read more)
Dulay Guest Home 1 is located in the suburbs of Stockton, California, just west of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Residents are happy with the room furnishings, which include a TV, computer … (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)

Casa Del Sol

1950 E Sonora St, Stockton, CA, 95205


Shepherd Homes 2

5964 Glen Street, Stockton, CA, 95207


Tender Loving Care Guest Home

2829-2831 Pixie Dr., Stockton, CA, 95203


Dane’S Guest Home

204 And 206 Arc Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95210


Christine’S Care Home 2

9063 Chianti Circle, Stockton, CA, 95212


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Stockton

Assisted living facilities in Stockton are overseen by the California Department of Services Community Care Licensing Division. Facilities are required to abide by strict rules and regulations and pass regular inspections in order to retain their licenses to provide long-term care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Stockton

  • While the cost of living in Stockton is 13.9% above the United States average, it’s below average for California. This makes it an affordable option for those who want to be close to all of the state’s attractions without paying the higher prices associated with the biggest cities.
  • Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation in California, meaning that seniors who are eligible for such benefits can make them go further if they choose to retire to Stockton. Other retirement accounts and pensions, however, are subject to taxes.
  • Getting around Stockton is easy thanks to the availability of several senior transportation programs, including one run by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton and El Concilio’s non-emergency medical transportation service.
  • Crime rates in Stockton are higher than the U.S. average and also higher than some neighboring cities, such as Sacramento. Many assisted living facilities are secure communities with video surveillance and other features to give residents peace of mind.
  • The weather in Stockton is usually warm and dry with mild winters. Temperatures peak in July at around 93 degrees and reach their lowest point in January, which is also the wettest month of the year. Stockton scores 8.2 on the BestPlaces Comfort Index for its weather, meaning that it’s considered more comfortable than most places in the United States.
  • Stockton is a bustling city with lots of things to see and do for all ages. Seniors can explore the Haggin Museum, visit the Historic Bob Hope Theater, or take wine tasting tours at the Harney Lane Winery. There are options for all tastes and budgets.

Paying for Assisted Living in Stockton

The Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists the average cost of assisted living in Stockton as $3,500 compared to $5,000 for the state of California and $4,300 as the median across the United States.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Stockton’s assisted living fees are among the most affordable in California. Fees tend to be higher in bigger cities, such as Los Angeles ($5,000), and locations closer to the cost, such as Santa Rosa ($6,000) and Santa Cruz ($6,800). Small towns and cities further inland usually offer more affordable prices with facilities in Modesto charging $4,000 per month for example.

$3500

Stockton

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5000

Los Angeles

$4000

Modesto

$6800

Santa Cruz

$6000

Santa Rosa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Stockton can choose from several other types of long-term care. Adult day health care delivered at community centers is the most affordable option at $1,273. Homemaker services and home health aides provide seniors with one-on-one care in their own homes for an average of $5,243 per month. Nursing homes cost more than twice as much as assisted living facilities ($3,500) at $8,623 per month for a semiprivate room or $10,798 for a private room due to the 24-hour skilled care they provide.

$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)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Stockton

Seniors can find financial assistance through the state’s Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver program, which pays for services in assisted living facilities in several counties. The state provides an optional state supplement (OSS) to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients living in an assisted living facility and caps room and board charges for Medicaid-eligible residents to the combined federal SSI and OSS payments minus a personal needs allowance.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Stockton

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 Stockton

There are many resources available for seniors who live in or are considering relocating to Stockton. Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies alike offer free services, advice and support to help seniors maintain their independence and access the resources they need at this stage in their lives.

ResourceContact Service
Aging and Community Services San Joaquin County(209) 468-1000The Department of Aging and Community Services supports older adults and their caregivers via a number of programs and services. It offers advice, signposting to other services, education and information on everything from government benefits to disaster preparedness. It also runs day care programs and several community centers in the region.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton – Senior Services(209) 444-5900The Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton runs a Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) for older adults who are isolated due to medical issues. It also offers a transportation program, basic homemaker services and support for seniors who are leaving the hospital and need help to ease into living at home again. These services are not faith-specific and are open to all older adults in Stockton who meet the eligibility requirements.
San Joaquin County Veterans Service Office(209) 468-2916The San Joaquin County Veterans Service Office helps older adults who are eligible for veteran-related benefits navigate the complexities of the VA benefits system. The County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) supports veterans and their surviving spouses by providing them with information about pensions, disability compensation and supplements, such as the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Where necessary, the CVSO can assist with completing forms or appealing if benefits were declined.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Stockton

Stockton-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 Stockton