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Page Reviewed / Updated – June 6, 2023
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, Placerville offers a pleasant location above the fog found in San Francisco but below the snow further north. It offers abundant recreational activities to keep older adults active and a historic Main Street featuring unique shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Home to nearly 11,000 residents, including almost 20% aged 65 or older, Placerville is an old mining town dating back to California’s gold rush era. Although Placerville’s cost of living is higher than the national average by 29%, it’s lower than the state average by 21%, and health care costs are only 6% over the national median. Seniors have access to high-quality care at Marshall Medical Center-Placerville, noted for its comprehensive medical services and advanced technology.
The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey lists an average assisted living cost of $5,225 in Placerville, nearly matching the state average of $5,250 but $725 higher than the national average. Placerville’s cost is lower than neighboring Napa, where the average cost is over $1,000 higher per month.
Note: Data for Placerville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sacramento, was used instead.
Explore our list of Placerville’s 10 best assisted living communities to see if one meets your senior care needs.
Eskaton Village Placerville
Eskaton Village Placerville made our top 10 list for the numerous families who recommend it to others. The pet-friendly community sits on 64 acres with one-bedroom detached homes and a full schedule of activities to help ease the transition into assisted living. It offers four levels of care to provide a comprehensive continuum of care. Eskaton Village has a national reputation for innovation, such as K4Connect partnerships that incorporate smart home technologies into residences to help reduce falls, make residents feel secure and promote comfort with smart lighting systems. It also offers restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and transportation services as well as a fitness center with an indoor swimming pool, exercise room and space for group classes.
About 14 miles southwest of Placerville in Cameron Park, Ponte Palmero offers a full-service, resort-style retirement community with independent living, assisted living and memory care. Ponte Palmero sits on 23 acres where residents can hike, bike, swim and enjoy nature while pursuing an active lifestyle. The community’s recreation center has a pool, warm water spa, gym and various workout classes. Residents may choose from spacious one- or two-bedroom apartment homes within easy reach of shopping and medical offices. The pet-friendly, solar-powered community also offers all-day dining, a beauty salon and three safety checks within every 24-hour period.
Oakmont of El Dorado Hills
Oakmont, less than 20 miles from Placerville in El Dorado Hills, offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites in a pet-friendly community with a pet park and pet care services. It earned a spot on our top 10 list for partnering with doctors to provide residents personalized medical care, same-day and next-day appointments on-site and access to a concierge physician 24/7. It coordinates speech therapy, psychological services, physical therapy, podiatry and other medical services. Residents can also enjoy manicures at the full-service salon, cocktail parties on the garden patio and indoor and outdoor all-day dining areas.
El Dorado Hills Senior Care Village
Seniors looking for a more intimate assisted living community might consider El Dorado Hills Senior Care Village. This community accommodates just 36 residents at a time in companion suites or private rooms containing half baths. The campus includes six homes designed specifically to meet the needs of older adults and dining rooms that resemble home settings. Its nursing support program provides assessments, monitoring and patient advocacy by a registered nurse and staff, and fully trained caregivers are available 24/7. Residents also receive three hot meals daily, snacks on request, transportation services and an on-site salon.
Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay
Located about 30 miles west of Placerville in Granite Bay, Eskaton Lodge offers independent and assisted living. Offering studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments within walking distance of Granite Bay Park, the community is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, entertainment and medical services. The pet-friendly community offers four levels of assisted living care and 24/7 staff. Restaurant-style dining options include fresh cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Residents can also enjoy the fitness center, exercise classes, weekly housekeeping and linen services and a full-service beauty and barber salon. Complimentary shuttle trips make running errands, keeping appointments or attending events easy.
Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park
Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park lies in the rolling hills just east of Sacramento, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, with shops, pharmacies and medical offices within walking distance. Residents receive personalized levels of support, with emphasis on fitness, nutrition and wellness to promote a healthy lifestyle. The pet-friendly, homelike environment features augmented nursing support, smart home technology, 24/7 staff and assistance with housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Residents can enjoy the community’s walking paths and picnic areas and take advantage of outings to local events. Innovative social, cultural and educational programs help keep residents engaged daily.
Carlton Senior Living of Orangevale
Carlton Senior Living, less than 30 miles west of Placerville in Orangevale, not far from the Folsom Lake Recreation Area. It offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community spans seven acres and has inclusive conveniences to help residents maintain their independence, have an active social life and stay as busy as they’d like in a safe, secure environment. Residents receive tailored care services with a commitment to health and wellness from dedicated care partners. They also have access to three restaurant-style meals daily and weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen services. Residents may participate in on-site activities and entertainment and take advantage of transportation for shopping, local appointments and various outings.
About 25 miles west of Placerville, Brookdale Folsom was built around the city’s oldest oak tree for a stunning interior courtyard viewable from most apartments. We included Brookdale on our top 10 list because it’s a J.D. Power Award-winning assisted living and memory care community. Its proximity to numerous doctor’s offices and medical centers, including Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Vibra Hospital of Sacramento, can also benefit residents. The community features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, with companion suites available. Life-enriching activities promote unique interests and hobbies, while exercise classes keep residents fit. Happy hours and resident clubs ensure plenty of social engagements.
Sunrise of Rocklin
Located 35 miles west of Placerville in Rocklin, Sunrise features picturesque mountain views in a Victorian-style residence. When not in their studio and one-bedroom apartments, residents feast on homemade meals from menus created with their tastes in mind or grab a snack from the bistro. They can also get active in fitness classes, express their creativity through art projects, learn something new or choose from various activities that appeal to their interests. The pet-friendly community makes our top 10 list for being recognized with a Bronze and Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Assisted Living Association and its proximity to Kaiser Roseville Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Sunrise of Fair Oaks
Sunrise of Fair Oaks is about 31 miles southwest of Placerville and earned a spot on our list for being an award-winning community, recognized with a Silver National Quality Award by American Health Care Association/National Assisted Living Association. The community accepts small pets and features studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, with companion suites available. It’s near Mercy San Juan Medical Center for any health care needs not manageable on-site. Residents can enjoy homemade meals with friends in the shared dining room or the comfort of their suites. They can also grab snacks throughout the day in the bistro, a popular place for playing games and socializing with new friends.