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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 15, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Citrus Heights, CA

Citrus Heights is located in the plains of the Sacramento Valley, about 15 miles northeast of California’s capital city. It’s home to nearly 90,000 people, about 16% of whom are aged 65 and over. With amenities such as Foothill Golf CourseCitrus Heights Community Center and Sunrise Mall, this city provides an enriching environment for the retirement years. 

Citrus Heights is well-suited for seniors who enjoy outdoor living. Year-round, high temperatures in this city range from 54 to 94 degrees, making it one of the warmer cities in the state. While the city’s cost of living is about 20% higher than the national average, it’s considerably lower than the statewide average, which may make it affordable for seniors seeking budget-friendly options.  

Note: Information for Citrus Heights was not available, so data from the nearest city, Sacramento, was used.

Check out our guide on the top 10 assisted living communities in the Citrus Heights area to see if any are right for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Citrus Heights and what financial assistance programs are available.

Sunrise of Rocklin

Located about 10 miles north of Citrus Heights in Rocklin, Sunrise of Rocklin is minutes away from Roseville Medical Center, Folsom Public Library and a variety of shops and restaurants. This assisted living and memory care community has a trained staff of caregivers that are available around the clock to provide care and support for residents. Seniors choose from a variety of floor plans based on their needs and preferences, and three delicious, well-balanced meals and snacks are served daily. We've included this community on our top 10 list for its signature programs such as Live With Artistry and Live With Learning, which promote an engaging and enriching environment for residents.  

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Sun Oak Assisted Living

Sun Oak Assisted Living provides assisted living, memory care and respite care for seniors in Citrus Heights near Sunrise Oaks Park, the Copperwood Square shopping center and amenities like banks, churches and restaurants. This community promotes a homelike environment with comfortable studio apartments featuring private storage space, walk-in showers and handicap-accessible cabinetry. Three meals are served daily and feature fresh, seasonal entrees, and they may be shared in the community dining room enjoyed in the comfort and privacy of residents' own homes. Services like housekeeping, trash removal and laundry support maintenance-free living. 

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Brookdale Sterling Court

Brookdale Sterling Court is centrally located in Roseville, about 5 miles north of Citrus Heights, near area amenities such as Maidu Regional Park, Maidu Museum and Historic Site and Rocky Ridge Town Center. This community provides assisted living and memory care services in a calming, homelike environment with an outdoor enclosed courtyard, mature trees and a gazebo. Indoors, residents enjoy a 1950s-style cafe, a full-service hair salon and a screening room where they can watch movies. We've included this community on our top 10 list for its fine dining experience, which features three nutritious daily meals served restaurant-style.  

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Eskaton Village Roseville

Eskaton Village Roseville is located about 11 miles north of Citrus Heights in the Blue Oaks neighborhood in the western region of Roseville. This assisted living and memory care community promotes a high level of socialization and engagement through its Village Center clubhouse, an upbeat center that features indoor and outdoor pools, a well-equipped fitness center, a library and a bistro. It was the first assisted living community in the country to include Alexa Echo Dots in every apartment, enabling residents to control the lights and thermostats and keep track of their schedule using smart home technology. 

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Sunrise of Fair Oaks

Sunrise of Fair Oaks is located near the Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Lake Natoma and other area amenities in Fair Oaks, about 7 miles south of Citrus Heights. We've included this award-winning facility on our top 10 list for its customer satisfaction, which was recognized by NRC Health in 2017 and 2018. Residents have five floor plans to choose from, and weekly housekeeping and personal laundry service and daily trash removal allow for plenty of free time for pursuing hobbies and interests. Three healthy, delicious meals are served daily with a variety of menu choices such as grilled chicken salad, beef chili and peach crumble nut cake.  

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Eskaton Lodge Gold River

Eskaton Lodge Gold River provides assisted living, pre-memory and memory support services in Gold River, which is located about 8 miles south of Citrus Heights near medical plazas, Arden Fair Mall and the Pavilions. The community features tree-lined streets with pet-friendly pathways for walks and outdoor seating where residents can visit with family and friends. Indoors, residents enjoy common areas such as a movie theater, a library and a community dining room where they're served restaurant-style meals. We've included this community on our top 10 list for its Kids Connection intergenerational program, which gives residents the opportunity to partner with children in local elementary schools for learning, socialization and cultural opportunities. 

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Cogir of Stock Ranch Senior Living

Cogir of Stock Ranch Senior Living is an independent living and assisted living community in Citrus Heights, near Greenback San Juan Center, numerous local and chain restaurants and Sylvan Oaks Library. Here, residents enjoy all-day restaurant-style dining that fits their lifestyle and preferences, private bus transportation for easy access to area amenities and cleaning service that frees up their schedule for pursuing interests. Apartments are fully furnished for a comfortable environment, and common areas like a lounge room and movie theater promote engagement and socialization. The community's on-site Activity and Event team organizes activities such as pool fitness, film study and painting to support lifelong learning. 

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Atria El Camino Gardens

Situated about 10 miles to the south of Citrus Heights in Carmichael, Atria El Camino Gardens is conveniently located near public transportation, Cardinal Oaks Park and several shops and restaurants. This community features 12 redwood-studded acres with walking paths, outdoor seating and dining areas and gardens. It offers independent living, assisted living and memory support for a full continuum of care, and its 24-hour staff ensures residents' needs are met promptly. Chef-prepared meals are served three times daily, and an engaging events calendar features activities such as writers' workshops and volunteer opportunities keeps residents active and connected with friends and neighbors.

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Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay

Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay is located about 8 miles to the northeast of Citrus Heights in the city of Granite Bay, near Granite Bay Park, the Granite Bay branch of Placer County Library and several small shops. This pet-friendly community offers independent and assisted living and short-term stays to accommodate various levels of care, and an attentive staff is available day and night for scheduled and unscheduled needs. It has a state-of-the-art community room, a wellness center and an on-site salon, providing residents with easy access to amenities without leaving home. Three floor plans are available with centrally located laundry facilities.

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Prairie City Landing

Prairie City Landing is located about 11 miles to the southeast of Citrus Heights in Folsom, across the street from several restaurants, medical offices and grocery stores. This independent living, assisted living and memory care community offers scheduled activities in the on-site fitness center, arts and crafts studio and bistro to foster engagement and socialization. Residents connect with friends and neighbors by participating in daily happy hour, monthly candlelight dinners and entertainment-focused clubs. The community features three dining venues, each with a unique atmosphere and menu options, and residents can enjoy meals via room service or prepare meals in their own fully equipped kitchens. 

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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Citrus Heights

According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, senior care costs in Citrus Heights are reasonable when compared with state averages. Although the costs of adult day care and nursing home care are slightly above state averages, the difference is quite small. When compared with state averages, the cost of both assisted living and home care in Citrus Heights is just slightly less. Some of the state’s largest cities, such as San Francisco and San Jose, have senior care costs that are much higher than in Citrus Grove while in cities such as Fresno and Riverside, most types of senior care cost quite a bit less than in Citrus Grove. 

Note: Specific senior care cost data isn’t available for Citrus Grove. Data for the nearest major city, Sacramento, has been used instead. 

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Citrus Heights?

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Citrus Heights is $4,473, which is just $27 below both the state average and the average monthly cost in both Los Angeles and the San Diego area. While this price is fairly reasonable when compared with other costs across the state, less expensive assisted living costs are available in both Fresno and the Riverside area, where the average cost is $1,000 less at only $3,500 per month. San Francisco and San Jose have the highest average assisted living costs in the state at $5,500 per month, which is $1,027 per month more than the Citrus Heights average. 

How much does Home Care Cost in Citrus Heights?

Home care costs in Citrus Heights average $4,767 per month, which is nearly $200 less than the state average. In both Los Angeles and San Diego, average monthly home care costs are the same as in Citrus Heights. However, in San Francisco and San Jose costs average $5,625 and $5,720 per month, respectively — close to $1,000 per month more than the Citrus Heights average. Less expensive home care costs can be found in several cities across the state, including Fresno, Chico and Riverside. 

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Citrus Heights?

Adult day care in California ranges from about $1,550 per month to a little more than $2,100. The average monthly cost in Citrus Heights is close to the middle of this range at $1,733. Adult day care costs are the lowest in Los Angeles, where the cost averages $1,565 per month. The most expensive adult day care costs in the state are in Chico, where the average monthly cost is $2,134 per month.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Citrus Heights?

Nursing home care is the most expensive type of senior care in California, which is also true for most states. In Citrus Heights, the average monthly cost of nursing home care is $8,517, which is nearly double the cost of home care and assisted living. When compared to the state average, the cost of nursing home care in the city is $152 more, but when compared with some of California’s largest cities, such as San Francisco and San Jose, the cost in Citrus Heights is more than $500 cheaper. Seniors in Los Angeles and Riverside, where costs are the lowest in the state at $7,604 and $7,559 respectively, pay less for nursing home care than those in Citrus Heights.

Financial Assistance Programs in Citrus Heights

Medicaid Program in Citrus Heights

In California, the state Medicaid plan is known as Medi-Cal. It provides healthcare insurance to low-income Californians including aged, blind and disabled individuals. Medi-Cal’s standard plan covers the cost of physician and dentist care, hospital services, prescription medications and emergency transportation. Seniors aged 65 and older may also be eligible to have the cost of nursing home care covered under the Medi-Cal state plan, provided they require a nursing level of care. 

To be eligible for Medi-Cal coverage as a senior citizen, applicants must be 65 years of age or older. There are also financial eligibility requirements which state that single seniors may not have an income above $16,395 per year, while married applicants may not have an income higher than $22,108 per year. Single applicants are restricted to $2,000 in countable assets. Married applicants are allowed no more than $3,000 in countable assets. Exemptions include the applicant’s home provided one spouse continues to reside in it, as well as personal belongings and a single vehicle. 

Seniors who do not meet the above financial requirements may still be eligible for coverage if they have excessive medical bills. The Medi-Cal spend-down program allows beneficiaries to pay for medical expenses before counting income towards the program’s requirements. When taking advantage of this program, it’s advisable to work with a professional Medicaid planner. 

California’s state Medi-Cal program is an entitlement program, which means that all applicants who meet eligibility requirements are approved to participate. Seniors living in Citrus Heights can apply for Medi-Cal or request further information by contacting (800) 300-1506. 

Medicaid Waivers in Citrus Heights

Assisted Living Waiver

The Assisted Living Waiver was created to decrease the number of seniors accessing nursing home care via the state’s Medi-Cal program. It provides eligible seniors with nursing services while allowing them to remain in an assisted living facility, provided it’s safe for them to do so. This waiver covers the cost of assisted living services, as well as the cost of nurse visits and other care services. Room and board expenses must be paid for out of pocket. 

This program is available to any California resident aged 21 and older who requires daily care. Financially, applicants must be Medi-Cal eligible. This program accepts a limited number of participants, therefore, there may be a waiting list to participate. 

To apply, seniors can call the Sacramento County Human Assistance office at (916) 874-3100. 

In-Home Supportive Services
In-Home Supportive Services is a waiver program that helps seniors who prefer to continue living at home while needing help with activities of daily living (ADLs). Seniors who participate in this program have the opportunity to choose their own caregivers, which may be a family member, a friend or a professional. They are also welcome to participate in determining their own needs and the services that they receive. This program covers costs including in-home personal care, meal preparation and delivery services, non-medical transportation and errand assistance. 

This program is available to seniors aged 65 and older, provided they meet the financial eligibility requirements for the state Medi-Cal plan. A limited number of participants are accepted to this program and waitlists can be long at times. 

To apply for this waiver, seniors living in Citrus Heights can call the Sacramento County Human Assistance office at (916) 874-3100. 

Home and Community-Based Alternatives

Home and Community-Based Alternatives helps seniors and disabled or unwell individuals to pay for temporary nursing care. In addition to care services, it covers the cost of transition services, home modifications, emergency response systems and home health care for a short period after moving out of a nursing care facility. 

This program is open to California residents of any age who require a nursing level of care and reside in a nursing home or hospital. Financially, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for the state Medi-Cal program. This program is only open to 5,500 participants, therefore, wait times to participate can be long. 

To apply, seniors can contact the Area Agency on Aging/Area 4 at (916) 486-1876. 

Community-Based Adult Services Program

The Community-Based Adult Services Program helps Medi-Cal beneficiaries access adult day care programs and community programs throughout the state. Services often include daytime personal care, in-clinic nursing care and nutritional services. 

This program is only available to participants of Medi-Cal managed care programs. 

For more information, seniors can contact the Area Agency on Aging/Area 4 at (916) 486-1876. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Citrus Heights

Optional State Supplement

California’s optional state supplement is available to low-income individuals and families who require additional financial assistance outside of what Medi-Cal provides. Funds may be used to pay for room and board costs or alternative therapies not covered by Medi-Cal. The amount of the benefit is determined by the senior’s living situation and current income. The maximum payout is $412 per month. 

To qualify for the supplement, applicants must be recipients of the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit. To apply, seniors can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213. 

More Senior Living Resources in Citrus Heights

Resource

Phone Number

Description

Sacramento Self-Help Housing

(916) 389-7877

Seniors and other low-income individuals living in Citrus Heights and throughout the greater Sacramento area can access safe and affordable permanent housing through the Sacramento Self-Help Housing program. This program facilitates relationships between senior citizens and senior housing options, including interim and supportive housing services for those who have a high level of need. 
California LifeLine

(877) 858-7463

California LifeLine provides urgent assistance to low-income individuals and families who are unable to pay the cost of their phone bills. 
Low Income Weatherization Program 

(916) 576-7109

Low-income families and individuals living in the greater Sacramento area, including Citrus Heights, can participate in this program to receive free efficiency upgrades to save on their energy costs and utility bills.
Housing Choice Voucher 

(916) 440-1390

The Housing Choice Voucher program helps senior citizens and families with extremely low income by working with private landlords to subsidize the cost of rent so that those in need can access safe, clean housing.


For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in California.