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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

Helpful California Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
United Government Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227

Part B bills and services.

National Heritage Insurance Company
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARECarrier
National Heritage Insurance Company
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, San Francisco Regional Office
Local: (415) 744-3602

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Department of Consumer Insurance of California
Local: (213) 897-8921
Tollfree: (800) 927-4357

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
California Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Tollfree: (800) 434-0222

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
Primary Care Association of California
Local: (916) 440-8170

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of California and Nevada,
Local: (916) 925-3770
Tollfree: (888) 252-1010

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
California Department of Health Services
Local: (916) 445-4171

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
California Department of Health Services
Local: (916) 636-1980

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Health Services Advisory Group
Local: (818) 409-9229
Tollfree: (800) 841-1602

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

Long Term Care Ombudsman of California
Local: (916) 419-7510
Tollfree: (800) 231-4024

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Department of Health Services of California - Licensing and Certification Program
Local: (916) 552-8700
Tollfree: (800) 236-9747

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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