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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 11, 2022
Grass Valley, CA, is a Nevada County city located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It’s an old mining town that may appeal to history enthusiasts and those who love the outdoors, as there are numerous museums and stunning views across the surrounding landscape. Seniors comprise just over 30% of Grass Valley’s roughly 14,000 residents, which is almost double the national average.
Grass Valley’s average cost of living index of 126.2 is low by California’s standards. Winter temperatures average a chilly 34 degrees, while July’s average a pleasant 89 degrees. The primary medical facility is the well-respected Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, which is only minutes from most homes because of the city’s low population density.
Based on 44 hours of care per month, the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals that Grass Valley’s median fee is $4,658. Although this is above the national average of $4,500, it’s significantly below California’s $5,250. Nearby cities are often costlier, including Chico ($5,106) and Sacramento ($5,225), although Reno, NV, is more affordable at $4,250.
Note: Data for Grass Valley was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Yuba City, was used instead.
If Grass Valley has piqued your interest, check out the following 10 assisted living facilities. You may see something you like.
Eskaton Village Grass Valley 625 Eskaton Circle
Eskaton Village Grass Valley is a 42-acre facility surrounded by mature trees. It has one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with full kitchens and bathrooms. Housekeeping and linen services are weekly, and there's a self-service laundry. Staff is on-site 24/7 to assist with personal care needs, and there's enhanced support from a wellness nurse. Nutritionally balanced meals are served restaurant-style every day in the dining room, and the bistro is open all day for seniors who like to choose their meal times. The many amenities include a swimming pool and spa, a fitness center, two libraries and a beauty salon/barbershop.
- Voice-activated smart home features in rooms
Atria Grass Valley
Atria Grass Valley is an all-inclusive facility on the outer edge of Grass Valley, with views of the natural landscape beyond. It administers a program called Engage Life, which encourages seniors to adopt meaningful behaviors and activities, such as bonding with other residents and making healthy choices, including joining fitness programs. Freshly prepared meals are served three times daily in the dining room, and there's a private area for family events. To help residents look and feel their best, there's a beauty salon/barbershop and a fitness center. The pet-friendly facility also has a resident garden with walking paths.
- 24-hour staff
- On-site worship services
Brunswick Village is located within walking distance of retail stores, restaurants, banks and houses of worship. An array of studio apartment styles is available, each with bathrooms and walk-in showers. All apartments include emergency call systems and weekly housekeeping and linen services. The award-winning Elevate dining program at Brunswick Village, which provides three restaurant-style meals per day, was a major factor in deciding to include this community on our list, and residents can access self-serve tea and coffee throughout the day. Meals are also served in the shaded outdoor dining area, and pets are welcome.
- Library and games room
- Scheduled transportation
Cascades of Grass Valley
Cascades of Grass Valley is situated within landscaped grounds studded with mature trees. Its residents are only a short walk from medical facilities, Grace Lutheran Church and Nevada County Country Club. Each assisted living resident gets a customized care plan, which is administered 24/7 by trained staff. Rooms for singles and couples are available, each with a bathroom, kitchenette and an emergency call system with two-way communication. Meals are tailored to the individual's dietary needs and served in the dining room. For recreation, residents participate in exercise classes, games and movie nights, as well as regular shopping outings.
- Beauty salon/barbershop
- Communal fireside lounge
Summerfield Senior Living
Summerfield Senior Living is about 40 minutes west of Grass Valley in Yuba City. It's on the edge of a residential area and within walking distance of several health care specialists, including a dentist, pharmacist, chiropractor and massage therapist. Residents also benefit from transportation for medical appointments, and the staff routinely organizes social outings and shopping trips. An on-site beauty shop specializes in hairstyling and manicures/pedicures, and residents typically participate in morning exercise classes, arts, crafts and bingo. The housekeeping staff cleans the studio and one-bedroom apartments every week.
- Meals cooked home-style
- 24-hour personal care
The Courtyard Assisted Living
Nestled in a residential area about 45 minutes west of Grass Valley, The Courtyard Assisted Living is part of a secure campus that offers various types of care in separate buildings. It's a 54-bed community surrounded by trees in landscaped grounds and patio areas where residents can relax. We chose The Courtyard Assisted Living because of its excellent reviews on Caring.com. Reviewers praise the quality of the meals and catering to individual diets, the weekly housekeeping and the wealth of stimulating activities that keep residents entertained and engaged. Staff is on-site 24/7, and there is a 24-hour emergency call system for residents' safety.
- Daily resident safety checks
Emerald Oaks Senior Community
Emerald Oaks Senior Community is surrounded by orchards in a peaceful residential area about 50 minutes west of Grass Valley in Yuba City. It's staffed around the clock by trained caregivers who assist with personal care and medication management, and there are emergency call systems for residents' safety. Seniors can choose private and semiprivate rooms with paid utilities, housekeeping and laundry as part of the package. The beauty salon provides a full range of treatments and services and residents can participate in plenty of activities, including gardening, bird feeding and exercise programs.
- Worship services
- Arts and crafts
Prestige Assisted Living at Marysville
Prestige Assisted Living at Marysville is approximately 35 minutes west of Grass Valley. Situated in a peaceful residential area, residents are only a few minutes' walk from a retail store and Marysville Farmers' Marketplace. Dental clinics, parks and a local hospital are nearby. The community's Celebrations program is a life-enriching series of activities designed to stimulate the mind and body by empowering residents to pursue hobbies and participate in physical exercise. Staff is on-site 24/7 to help with personal care and respond to emergencies. The facility makes our list because it's achieved the Deficiency-Free Club Award for getting a perfect score in an annual inspection.
- Varying apartment styles with kitchenettes
- Restaurant-style dining
Less than 30 minutes south of Grass Valley is Brookdale Auburn, a facility with room for 110 residents. Its relatively peaceful location overlooks parkland but is also within minutes of shopping centers and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Its amenities include an elegant dining room, living room with a piano and gardens with patios. There's also a concierge service and an on-site beauty salon/barbershop. Each resident gets a personalized care plan focused on providing the care needed without infringing on their independence. We chose Brookdale Auburn because of the high number of favorable reviews on Caring.com.
- Therapy room
- Staff on-site 24/7
Auburn Creekside Villa
Auburn Creekside Villa is a family-owned, 15-bed facility located about 30 minutes south of Grass Valley in Auburn. It sits in a residential community with landscaped grounds backing onto a wooded area. Residents have individual rooms with toilet facilities, and showers are located in separate rooms. Home-style meals are freshly prepared daily, with individual tastes catered to when possible.
- Patio and walking paths
- Communal lounge