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Cost of California Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in California is $7,450 per month.

The monthly base rate for California nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. California is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in California. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In California, the average cost is $8,669.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


California Nursing Home Statistics

California contains 1200 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 118,270 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 86% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for California skilled nursing homes is 3.8 which ranks 7 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in California. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other California facilities.

Overall Ratings of California Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in California

Ownership of Nursing Homes in California

Percent of California Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of California Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of California Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in California

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in California? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in California?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other California nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in California?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in California.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other California facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other California nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in California?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of California's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other California nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept California Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in California

Have a complaint about a California Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in California have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in California, report it to:
California Department of Public Health
Local: (916) 440-7360
Tollfree: (800) 236-9747
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in California or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of California
Local: (916) 419-7510
Tollfree: (800) 231-4024
Tollfree TDD: (800) 735-2929
As a California resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the California state department of insurance at:
California Department of Insurance
Local: (213) 897-8921
Tollfree: (800) 927-4357
Are you aware of all the California health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the California Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
California Department of Health Services
Local: (916) 445-4171
Are you on a low income in California and having trouble covering your medical bills? The California medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
California Department of Health Services
Local: (916) 636-1980
Are you familiar with the California Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to California residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local California AAA below:

Area 1 Agency on Aging
Eureka, CA
(707) 442-3763
Planning and Service Area 2, Area Agency on Aging
Yreka, CA
(530) 842-1687
Passages, Area 3 Agency on Aging
Chico, CA
(530) 898-5923
Area 4 Agency on Aging
Sacramento, CA
(916) 486-1876
Marin County Aging and Adult Services
San Rafael, CA
(415) 473-7118
San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
San Francisco, CA
(415) 355-3555
Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging
Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 602-4172
San Mateo County Area Agency on Aging
San Mateo, CA
(650) 573-3900
Alameda County Area Agency on Aging
Oakland, CA
(510) 577-1900
San Jose, CA
(408) 350-3200
San Joaquin County Aging and Community Services
Stockton, CA
(209) 468-2202
Area 12 Agency On Aging
Sonora, CA
(209) 532-6272
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Aptos, CA
(831) 688-0400
Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging
Fresno, CA
(559) 600-4405
Kings Tulare Area Agency on Aging
Visalia, CA
(559) 623-0199
Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging
Bishop, CA
(760) 873-6364
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 925-9554
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
Ventura, CA
(805) 477-7300
Workforce Development Aging and Community Services
Los Angeles, CA
(888) 202-4248
County of San Bernardino Area Agency on Aging
San Bernardino, CA
(909) 891-3700
Riverside County Office on Aging
Riverside, CA
(951) 867-3800
Office on Aging Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 480-6450
Aging and Independence Services
San Diego, CA
(800) 339-4661
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging
El Centro, CA
(442) 265-7030
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 482-7252
Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties
Clearlake, CA
(707) 995-3744
Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 565-5950
Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano
Vallejo, CA
(707) 644-6612
El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging
Placerville, CA
(530) 621-6150
Stanislaus County Aging and Veteran Services
Modesto, CA
(209) 558-8698
Merced County Area Agency on Aging
Merced, CA
(209) 385-7550
Monterey County Area Agency on Aging
Salinas, CA
(831) 755-4466
Kern County Aging and Adult Services
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 868-1000
United Indian Health Center
Smith River, CA
(707) 487-4463

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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