Keep in mind that a Skilled Nursing Facilities
generally cost $7,000- $10,000 per month on average for a shared room. While the
cost of residential care may appear high, if you
compare it with skilled care it is much more affordable.
* Some facilities charge extra for these benefits
- Three meals a day
- Weekly housekeeping
- Personal laundry and linen services
- Daily social and recreational programs
- 24 hour staffing to meet emergency needs
- Basic utilities may include electric, water,
trash and cable television
- Scheduled transportation to medical appointments,
shopping or social outings*
- Personal care*(assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting/incontinence management, escort to meals)
- Medication management*
works only with facilities that are licensed by the State of California. The Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties keep records of licensing citations and deficiencies issued by the licensing agencies for all assisted care facilities. In Concord, they can be reached at 925-685-2070, and in Alameda, 510-638-687. Naturally, Care Quest keeps current with these findings and uses the information when making referrals. It is Care Quest's business to help you find the appropriate level and place for your loved one in need, or to help you plan for your own future.
are all private pay. They do not accept Medicare,
Medi-Cal or other insurance policies unless the
insurance is a private long-term care policy.
Contact your provider to ascertain your individual
benefit. Some facilities have several "low income"
rooms. However they can be hard to come by and
not as "low income" as you might think.
If someone cannot afford assisted care, they
should contact an Elder Attorney to find out about
other options. Individuals on Medi-Cal may qualify
to reside in a Medi-Cal certified Skilled Nursing