Situated in northern California’s Shasta County, Redding is an ideal town for seniors who enjoy mild winters and a relatively low cost of living. It’s estimated that 17,406 of the city’s 92,590 residents are over the age of 65, which is nearly 14% more seniors per capita than the national average of 16.5%. Within the city and surrounding towns, residents have several options for health care including the award-winning Shasta Regional Medical Center, ranked among the best medical facilities for cardiovascular care. 

In Redding’s nursing homes, physicians and licensed nurses supervise residents around the clock. In addition to checking vital signs, diabetes management and assisting with daily living activities, nursing facilities often have on-site rehabilitative services such as speech, physical and occupational therapy. Seniors with less critical medical conditions may want to consider home care or assisted living, especially since Redding’s $10,357 average monthly cost of nursing home care is well above the state and national averages. 

This guide covers the costs of senior care in Redding. Additionally, we’ve included a list of government-funded advocacy services and programs that can help seniors finance nursing home care or put off moving into an institutional setting by receiving various care services at home. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Redding, CA

Copper Ridge Care Center

201 HARTNELL AVENUE, Redding, CA, 96002

My mother-in-law is at the Copper Ridge Care Center and they’re OK. The COVID thing won’t let you into the resident’s room, so they had to bring her out, which took a while, but it wasn’t their fault. … (read more)
My mother-in-law is at the Copper Ridge Care Center and they’re OK. The COVID thing won’t let you into the resident’s room, so they had to bring her out, which took a while, but it wasn’t their fault. … (read more)

Marquis Care At Shasta

3550 Churn Creek Rd., Redding, CA, 96002

My father-in-law is currently at Marquis Shasta Post Acute Rehab. He’s doing fine, and he’s getting the treatment he needs. The staff members are very helpful and very thorough. There’s a gym room the … (read more)
My father-in-law is currently at Marquis Shasta Post Acute Rehab. He’s doing fine, and he’s getting the treatment he needs. The staff members are very helpful and very thorough. There’s a gym room the … (read more)

Quartz Hill Post Acute

2120 Benton Drive, Redding, CA, 96003

My wife was a resident of Quartz Hill. It was a good stay, the people were very nice, and we were very satisfied; everything was good. We chose them because they were the one that was available. It’s … (read more)
My wife was a resident of Quartz Hill. It was a good stay, the people were very nice, and we were very satisfied; everything was good. We chose them because they were the one that was available. It’s … (read more)

Crestwood Wellness and Recovery Center

3062 CHURN CREEK RD., Redding, CA, 96002


Northern California Reh Hosp

2801 EUREKA WAY, Redding, CA, 96001


Windsor Redding Care Center

2490 Court St., Redding, CA, 96001


Veterans Home Of California Redding

3400 Knighton Road, Redding, CA, 96002


Oak River Rehab

3300 Franklin Street, Anderson, CA, 96007

Oak River Rehab was a good community. It’s both a rehab center and a nursing home. They had good quality care. They had a special place for rehab and exercise rooms. The staff was very helpful, caring … (read more)
Oak River Rehab was a good community. It’s both a rehab center and a nursing home. They had good quality care. They had a special place for rehab and exercise rooms. The staff was very helpful, caring … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Redding, California

On average, Redding’s seniors spend $13,840 a month for a private room in a nursing home and $10,357 for semiprivate accommodations.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

At an average of $10,357 a month for a semiprivate room, Redding’s seniors spend $1,110 more on nursing home care than seniors across the state and $2,601 more than older adults nationwide. Chico and Yuba City have the most affordable care costs in nearby cities with monthly averages of $8,973 and $9,125, respectively. Napa, with its $10,646 median cost of care, is one of a few cities nearby where seniors pay more for nursing home care than seniors in Redding.   

$10357

Redding

$9247

California

$7756

The United States

$8973

Chico

$9125

Yuba City

$10646

Napa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is the most expensive type of senior care in Redding, with private accommodations costing an average of $3,483 more than a semiprivate room. The median cost for both home care and home health care is $5,386 a month, which is $886 more than the $4,500 most seniors spend for assisted living. Redding’s adult day health care costs weren’t available, but the state’s monthly average of $1,733 is significantly below other statewide costs of care, indicating it’s almost certainly Redding’s most affordable as well. 

$5386

Home care

$5386

Home health care

$4500

Assisted living

$10357

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$13840

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Redding, California

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 Resources for Seniors in Redding, California

We’ve compiled a list of programs and organizations that may help seniors save money for or pay for nursing home care as well as delay moving into a care facility in-home support services. We’ve also included advocacy programs for seniors currently in nursing facilities. 

ResourceContactDescription
Planning & Service Area 2 Area Agency on Aging(800) 510-2020Seniors can access a wide range of helpful programs and services through the PSA2 AAA, including free legal services, transportation assistance and homemakers services. The agency also manages a home-delivered meal program, ensuring seniors who still live at home avoid malnutrition while being able to save money on groceries. 
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program(530) 223-0999Medicare-eligible seniors over the age of 65 can receive free counseling through HICAP to help them understand the insurance program’s various plans and benefits. The program’s counselors are knowledgeable in all parts of Medicare as well as other long-term care insurance options to assist seniors in comparing their options. 
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(530) 229-1435Managed by the region’s AAA, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is the go-to resource for seniors with complaints about their nursing facility’s care. The agency is composed of volunteers who investigate abuse allegations and assist family members during their search for an appropriate senior living community for their loved ones. 
Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency(530) 229-8441At the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency, low-income seniors can apply for a variety of government assistance programs including Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program which can directly pay for nursing home care. Workers at the agency can answer questions about eligibility and benefits and provide status updates to applicants.