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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Alameda, California
  • Nursing Home Costs in Alameda, CA
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Alameda, CA
  • Free & Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Alameda, CA
  • Helpful Articles

Nursing Home Costs in Alameda, CA

In Alameda, nursing homes charge an average of $11,566 per month for a semiprivate room and $14,068 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Alameda’s nursing home costs are high compared to the state and national averages and compared to other California cities. Prices in Alameda run about $3,600 higher than the U.S. average and around $1,800 more than the California average. 

Looking at comparable cities in California, Oxnard’s nursing homes charge slightly less than those in Alameda at $11,254. Sacramento’s prices come in at $10,646, while average rates in Salinas are lower than those in Alameda by over $1,800. Fresno’s costs are even lower, coming in at $8,638.

Alameda

$11,566

California

$9,794

The United States

$7,908

Sacramento

$10,646

Fresno

$8,638

Oxnard

$11,254

Salinas

$9,733

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other senior care options are less expensive than nursing home care in Alameda. Adult day health care comes in at the low end of the cost spectrum, nearly $10,000 per month less than nursing home care. Seniors who prefer to receive care in their own homes may choose in-home care at $6,864 per month or home health care at $7,150. Assisted living communities are also lower in cost than nursing homes by about $5,240.

Home Care

$6,864

Home Health Care

$7,150

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$6,319

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$11,566

Nursing Home (private room)

$14,068

Note: Data for Alameda was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Alameda, CA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free & Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Alameda, CA

Seniors in the Alameda area have access to many helpful resources that can smooth their transition to nursing home care. These organizations are designed to provide seniors with the information they need to remain as healthy and independent as possible.

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Area Agency on Aging(510) 271-9100The Area Agency on Aging connects seniors with resources about nutrition, legal issues and care planning and management. The agency's information program provides referrals to care facilities, emergency response programs and fall prevention programs. The agency publishes a newsletter and provides support for families.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(510) 638-6878An ombudsman works with residents of long-term care facilities to educate them about their rights, listen to their concerns and work to resolve complaints and problems. The ombudsman office also visits residents, helps residents and facility staff members access resources and teaches residents to advocate for themselves.
California Medicaid(800) 786-4346California's Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, can help seniors pay for the long-term care they need. To qualify, California residents need to be at least 65 years old and meet income requirements. Nursing home staff will usually guide seniors in applying for Medicaid.
California Department of Public Health(916) 558-1784The California Department of Public Health offers senior health programs to help prevent disease and educate older adults about chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, colon cancer and arthritis. The department promotes screenings and links seniors with the resources they need to remain healthy.
Alameda County Veterans Service Office(510) 577-1926The Alameda County Veterans Service Office helps veterans and their families learn about and apply for benefits they may be eligible to receive. These benefits may include VA financial aid, health care and housing. Veterans may access other helpful programs through the office as well.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Harry

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of BAY VIEW REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, LLC

I was in Bay view Rehabilitation Hospital LLC for rehab. They took care of me very well. It's just that I didn't like the idea of being in any one place, but it's going to be like that for me for...

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Nursing Homes

Helen

I visited this facility

Review of Alameda Healthcare & Wellness Center

I met with one staff at Alameda Healthcare & Wellness Center during my visit. I saw one room. It was very clean. Some of the places have a lot of stuff in the hallways; but in this place, their...

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Nursing Homes

Namamorob

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of BAY VIEW REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, LLC

This facility was for my Aunty who needed rehab after she was admitted into the hospital. She was there for several weeks before she was safe enough to go home. The staff were able to get her home...

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