In Reno, which is commonly known as the Biggest Little City in the World, adults aged 65 and older make up 15.1% of the population. Seniors in the city benefit from quality health care options, friendly tax policies and a pleasant climate. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Reno also offer valuable resources for seniors who live in assisted living communities. 

Assisted living facilities in Reno provide a safe environment for older adults who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, light housekeeping and reminders for taking medication. Seniors who have more intensive medical needs may require a nursing home, and adults who don’t need daily assistance may be better off in a more independent living setting. The average monthly cost for assisted living in Reno is $4,250.

This guide compares the cost of assisted living in Reno with nearby cities and other types of care. It also lists resources in the city that can help families with assisted living expenses and challenging issues. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Reno, NV

2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

Atria Summit Ridge

4880 Summit Ridge Drive, Reno, NV, 89523

Atria Summit Ridge, a premier assisted living community on Reno, Nevada’s west side, is conveniently located near I-80, NV-659 and many shopping centers and restaurants. Visitors to the facility prais … (read more)
Atria Summit Ridge, a premier assisted living community on Reno, Nevada’s west side, is conveniently located near I-80, NV-659 and many shopping centers and restaurants. Visitors to the facility prais … (read more)

Park Place Assisted Living

2305 Ives Court, Reno, NV, 89503

I think this is my father’s week #3 at Park Place. For the first two weeks, he was in quarantine not because he had Covid, but because for protection of everybody else. My brother and his girlfriend v … (read more)
I think this is my father’s week #3 at Park Place. For the first two weeks, he was in quarantine not because he had Covid, but because for protection of everybody else. My brother and his girlfriend v … (read more)

Summit Estates Senior Living & Memory Care

222 E Patriot Blvd., Reno, NV, 89511

I toured Summit Estates Senior Living & Memory Care. It looked like a very clean and current facility. However, almost everybody I saw was in a wheelchair. The staff were very caring. It seemed a … (read more)
I toured Summit Estates Senior Living & Memory Care. It looked like a very clean and current facility. However, almost everybody I saw was in a wheelchair. The staff were very caring. It seemed a … (read more)

Clearwater at Rancharrah

5255 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV, 89511

I like that Clearwater at Rancharrah had a very upbeat vibe to it. There was a little more modern contemporary feel to it. The staff was very professional. They had physical therapy and OT right there … (read more)
I like that Clearwater at Rancharrah had a very upbeat vibe to it. There was a little more modern contemporary feel to it. The staff was very professional. They had physical therapy and OT right there … (read more)

Stone Valley

6155 Stone Valley Drive, Reno, NV, 89523

Stone Valley seemed nice. The director seemed to care about the people there. We were only there for about ten to 15 minutes walking through. They had nice furnishings. It was a pretty nice room with … (read more)
Stone Valley seemed nice. The director seemed to care about the people there. We were only there for about ten to 15 minutes walking through. They had nice furnishings. It was a pretty nice room with … (read more)

2015, 2017

Five Star Premier Residences of Reno

3201 Plumas Street, Reno, NV, 89509

Five Star Premier Residences of Reno, in the heart of Reno, Nevada, is surrounded by scenic golf courses, lakes and parks. Visitors give high marks to the facility’s well-maintained grounds and note t … (read more)
Five Star Premier Residences of Reno, in the heart of Reno, Nevada, is surrounded by scenic golf courses, lakes and parks. Visitors give high marks to the facility’s well-maintained grounds and note t … (read more)

2013, 2016

The Seasons of Reno

5165 Summit Ridge Ct., Reno, NV, 89523

Brookdale Northwest Reno offers small apartments geared toward preserving independence, with caring staff supervising the health and comfort of their residents. Located in an affluent area of Reno, th … (read more)
Brookdale Northwest Reno offers small apartments geared toward preserving independence, with caring staff supervising the health and comfort of their residents. Located in an affluent area of Reno, th … (read more)

Royal Heights, LLC

1875 Kings Row, Reno, NV, 89503

Royal Heights, LLC is a peaceful, intimate senior group home offering assisted living in the Old Northwest neighborhood of Reno. Residents’ loved ones compliment the warm, professional staff for pro … (read more)
Royal Heights, LLC is a peaceful, intimate senior group home offering assisted living in the Old Northwest neighborhood of Reno. Residents’ loved ones compliment the warm, professional staff for pro … (read more)

Baileys Group Home Inc.

1998 Arcane Ave., Reno, NV, 89503

Baileys Group Home Inc. in Reno, Nevada, is a lovely assisted-living community that prides itself on its family-like feel. The home has an open-door policy for visitors, encouraging them to stop by wh … (read more)
Baileys Group Home Inc. in Reno, Nevada, is a lovely assisted-living community that prides itself on its family-like feel. The home has an open-door policy for visitors, encouraging them to stop by wh … (read more)

Serenity Senior Care – Reno

3645 Rio Poco Road, Reno, NV, 89502

Mom is in Serenity Senior Care. It’s a care home. The place smells good. My mother’s clean, every morning they bathe her, they wash her hair, they dress her in her clothes. She looks good, and like th … (read more)
Mom is in Serenity Senior Care. It’s a care home. The place smells good. My mother’s clean, every morning they bathe her, they wash her hair, they dress her in her clothes. She looks good, and like th … (read more)

The Willows at Whitaker Park

803 Ralston St, Reno, NV, 89503

I liked my tour at The Willows at Whitaker Park. It seemed pretty nice, and the level of care and everything looked great. The building’s a little bit older and was retrofitted, and they didn’t have a … (read more)
I liked my tour at The Willows at Whitaker Park. It seemed pretty nice, and the level of care and everything looked great. The building’s a little bit older and was retrofitted, and they didn’t have a … (read more)

Life Care Center of Reno

445 Holcomb Ranch Lane, Reno, NV, 89511

Life Care Center of Reno is located a short distance from the Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Last year, the facility received a five-star award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Senior … (read more)
Life Care Center of Reno is located a short distance from the Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Last year, the facility received a five-star award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Senior … (read more)

Washoe Village

10101 Double R Blvd, Reno, NV, 89521

The facility is unclean and the administrator is not vigilant about ensuring good care. The food was fair, the atmosphere is unfriendly.
The facility is unclean and the administrator is not vigilant about ensuring good care. The food was fair, the atmosphere is unfriendly.

The Fountains Senior Care

1920 Harvard Way, Reno, NV, 89502

Located in Reno, Nevada, The Fountains Senior Care offers several room types, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, giving residents the flexibility to choose the right space for thei … (read more)
Located in Reno, Nevada, The Fountains Senior Care offers several room types, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, giving residents the flexibility to choose the right space for thei … (read more)

Home Away From Home

1235 Glenda Way, Reno, NV, 89509

My husband was at Reed’s Manor for a short time. They’ve only owned the place since the end of December, and now, they’re in the process of remodeling and fixing things up. What they did upstairs was … (read more)
My husband was at Reed’s Manor for a short time. They’ve only owned the place since the end of December, and now, they’re in the process of remodeling and fixing things up. What they did upstairs was … (read more)

Longevity Residential Care II

4073 Kings Row, Reno, NV, 89503

My wife is in Longevity Residential Care II. She has been there for almost a month now. They offer just about everything. They change her and they feed her. She needs assistance with just about everyt … (read more)
My wife is in Longevity Residential Care II. She has been there for almost a month now. They offer just about everything. They change her and they feed her. She needs assistance with just about everyt … (read more)

Golden Years Castle Home Care of Reno

2060 ARCANE AVE, Reno, NV, 89503

We picked Golden Years Castle Group Home for my parents because when we visited the facility during our search it was clean and seemed like a very nice place. Unfortunately the management is very inse … (read more)
We picked Golden Years Castle Group Home for my parents because when we visited the facility during our search it was clean and seemed like a very nice place. Unfortunately the management is very inse … (read more)

Diamond Residential

1800 PRINCE WAY, Reno, NV, 89503


St Joseph Care Home

456 HIGHLAND AVE, Reno, NV, 89512


Little Angel Care

2570 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV, 89503


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Reno

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 Nevada. 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 Reno

Assisted living communities in Nevada are referred to as residential facilities for groups. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. Laws affecting assisted living facilities are located in Chapter 449 of the Nevada Administrative Code

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Reno

  • As residents of a good-sized city, seniors in Reno have access to quality health care options, including Renown Regional Medical Center, which is considered the No. 1 hospital in Nevada. There are also 240 physicians per 100,000 residents in the city, which is 30 more than the national average. 
  • While the overall cost of living in Reno is slightly higher than both the state and national averages, health care costs are 8% lower than the United States average. Utilities and transportation are also relatively affordable. Unfortunately, housing is the most expensive type of living cost in the city. 
  • Nevada is considered one of the most tax-friendly states for seniors due to its lack of income tax, so families are able to put more of their earnings toward assisted living and health care. The sales tax in Reno is relatively high for the country, but not for the state or region. 
  • Reno has a very dry, pleasant climate. The average rainfall per year is just 9 inches, which is accompanied by about 252 days of sunshine. Reno does get an average of 22 inches of snow per year due to its elevation, but this is 6 inches less than the national average. The average high temperature in summer hovers around 91 degrees. 
  • According to the American Lung Association, the amount of particle pollution in Washoe County is low, earning the city a passing grade. Unfortunately, the county gets an F for ozone pollution. Seniors in assisted living facilities throughout Reno should check the current air quality before going outdoors. 
  • Rates of both violent and property crime in Reno are higher than the national averages. To improve the safety and peace of mind of Reno seniors, many assisted living facilities in the area implement enhanced security features and guidelines, such as video surveillance, controlled access points and perimeter fencing. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Reno

The average cost per month for assisted living facilities in Reno is $4,250.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Reno is the most expensive city for assisted living in the state of Nevada, according to data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2021. The median price in Las Vegas is $3,650, and the average rate in Carson City is $3,820. These numbers help explain why Reno’s average cost for this type of long-term care is $500 more than the state average. Across the border in California, the average cost in Yuba City is $4,658. Assisted living in Reno is $250 less per month than the state average of $3,750.

$4250

Reno

$3750

Nevada

$4500

United States

$3820

Carson City

$3650

Las Vegas

$4658

Yuba City, CA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are both more affordable and more expensive types of senior care in Reno than assisted living. At a monthly average cost of $9,733 for a semiprivate room, nursing homes are the highest cost option due to the level of medical care and supervision required. Adult day health care is the most affordable care option at $1,679 but is only available during limited hours. In-home care and home health care offer similar services to those provided in assisted living but are delivered in a senior’s home. Both types of care have an average cost of $5,720 per month in Reno. 

$5720

In-Home Care

$5720

Home Health Aide

$1679

Adult Day Health Care

$4250

Assisted Living Facility

$9733

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Reno

Nevada offers two state-sponsored waivers, the Assisted Living (AL) waiver and the Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW). These waivers help provide personal care and case management to seniors residing in their homes and in residential care facilities for groups. Nevada also has an optional state supplement for individuals who are eligible for SSI.

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

More ways to pay for memory care in NV

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 Nevada page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Reno

The free resources available to seniors in Reno who reside in assisted living facilities or are looking for long-term care can improve quality of life, reduce living costs and resolve complicated issues. These resources are provided by both public and private organizations. 

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Contact

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(888) 282-1155 

The Nevada State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) protects the rights and interests of seniors in Reno by helping long-term care residents with their day-to-day needs and educating families about issues that affect those who use assisted living. It also trains professional caregivers in long-term care best practices. 

(775) 328-2575 

Washoe County offers a variety of senior services from its Reno Senior Center. In addition to providing congregate and home-delivered meals, it helps seniors pay bills and sign up for the homemaker program, where volunteers help seniors at home who may soon need assisted living. Services are also available from the Sparks Senior Center.

(800) 827-1000

The Reno Regional Office for the Department of Veterans Affairs is available to help veterans, as well as other eligible beneficiaries, who live in assisted living facilities. Agents can ensure veterans get their pensions so that they can pay for long-term care. Veterans may also be eligible for Aid & Attendance benefits, which help pay for additional support services that disabled residents may need.

(775) 358-2768

Seniors in Service runs three programs for adults in assisted living facilities. Seniors in the Foster Grandparent Program advocate for the interests of kids facing difficult situations. The Senior Companion Program sends volunteers to isolated seniors living in the community. The Respite Voucher Program compensates families for part of the cost of respite services. 

(775) 329-2727

Seniors in or transitioning to assisted living who can't afford a lawyer can get help from Washoe Legal Services. Assistance includes everything from answering a few questions by phone to full legal representation in court. The Senior Legal Center is available to any adults aged 60 and older in need.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Reno

Reno Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Nevada are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Nevada page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Nevada