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Is Assisted Living More Expensive than Independent Living?

From the beaches to the mountains, nothing beats California living. It’s so popular that, due to significant demand, five of its cities are in the top 15 most expensive cities to live in the country. For seniors looking to settle down after retirement and prepare for the future, these prices can be daunting. If you’re considering assisted living or independent living, communities like Greenhaven Place in Sacramento can provide both services, personalized for you at reasonable prices.

Is assisted living more expensive than independent living?

In short, yes. Assisted living provides personalized care services at a cost built into your monthly rent. Independent living is fantastic for filling gaps in the social needs of older adults. It’s also a perfect way to stay active and eliminate burdensome chores.

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Independent Living ServicesAssisted Living Services
  • Recreation and activity room
  • Full-service dining room including three meals
  • Beauty/barbershop
  • Exciting events and outings
  • Library
  • Housekeeping, linen, and maintenance service
  • Wi-Fi and cable

All of the independent living services plus:

  • Medication management
  • Daily living assistance
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Three delicious meals a day
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Wi-Fi and cable

Independent living is an excellent introduction to the senior living lifestyle. At Greenhaven Place, we offer spacious one-bedroom apartments for all of our residents. Let us take care of the housekeeping and cooking so you have time to enjoy our activities, outings, and amenities.

Is it cheaper for seniors to live in Sacramento?

According to recent findings, leaving the bay area to live in Sacramento is 56 percent cheaper. Feel free to bring your furry friends, as Sacramento is in the top ten dog-friendly cities, and our community welcomes pets.

If you’re thinking of moving from the bay area, consider the difference:

  • Home rent is 66 percent less in Sacramento.
  • Groceries and food are ten percent cheaper there.
  • Sacramento’s sales tax is lower.
  • There tends to be less rain and more sunny days.
  • You may have access to the UC Davis Medical Center, one of the top geriatric hospitals in the country.

How much does assisted living cost in Sacramento?

Sacramento assisted living costs are about the same as the national average. It’s also considerably less than any other large city in California:

San FranciscoSan JoseSacramento
$4,750$5,853$4,500

*Average prices found by the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey

Does Medicare pay for senior living near me?

People are often curious about paying for independent or assisted living with Medicare. Medicare does not pay for independent or assisted living services. However, in California, Medi-Cal might be able to assist in funding some care services. Make sure to discuss your personalized options with your plan manager/financial advisor.

Medicare can pay for certain skilled nursing services that you require for stays up to 100 days. Following a hospital stay, this is the kind of care you would need. Respite care is also available at Greenhaven Place.

How are seniors in Sacramento enjoying life at Greenhaven Place?

Wellness
  • Chair tai chi
  • Walking club
  • Indoor/outdoor golf
Learning
Art
Special Events

 

How can I learn more about independent living near me?

To receive excellent independent living or assisted living in a scenic location, contact us. Greenhaven Place offers daily tours, and our senior living sales specialist can help you navigate the pricing of joining our community. See why Sacramento is better.

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