FAQs Serving the Greater Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and Nevada Counties

Your Questions Answered

There are a lot of questions when it comes to finding and selecting the perfect senior home. We're here to make sure all of your questions are answered. If your question isn't answered below, please feel free to call us at 916-208-3338.

QHow is A Senior Connection a FREE service?
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We offer individualized services with no obligations and no strings attached. We are compensated by the Assisted Living Communities and Residential Board & Care Homes, Independent Communities in which we place our seniors.


QWhat are the FREE services offered by A Senior Connection?
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  1. We perform a professional assessment of you or your loved one. We will talk about the various options that are available, we will talk about the Activities of Daily Living needs, talk about physical and emotional needs, location preferences, health needs, and financial resources to determine the best options for you.
  2. Once we have helped you identify a list of personalized options, we will schedule personally guided tours at these communities. We will be your personal tour guide, there to answer questions you may have as you look at the various options. We provide transportation and accompany you, so you do not have to go through this process alone.
  3. Although our main objective is to help you find a new home, we provide additional support for a variety of other services, such as funding programs you may be eligible for, assistance with Veterans Aid and Attendance funding, In-Home Services, transportation services, experienced moving companies, and other related senior placement services.

QHow do I know if it is time to look for care options?
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It is usually time when you or your loved one requires support and assistance with their daily living activities, such as: medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, and nutrition support and meals.

Those who have memory loss from Dementia or Alzheimer's disease often will start to need closer supervision to help keep them safe in their environment.

Many seniors are often isolated and would benefit from social interaction and activities with their peers, this is sometimes a reason why seniors start to look at active senior communities. Consult with a local care coordinator from A Senior Connection to help to determine what type of care is the most appropriate for you. What might be perfect for someone else, may not always be perfect for you, that's why we want to be here to help ensure you are connected to your best options!


QWhat communities does A Senior Connection work with?
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We only work with licensed facilities. We are not owned or affiliated with any facility. We contract with many independent and assisted living facilities as well as residential care homes and memory care communities. We personally tour and do a thorough assessment of each place before making any referrals, and we maintain established relationships to ensure the quality of their care.


QHow much does senior housing or residential care cost?
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This depends on many factors. The level of care that the new resident needs, the city the care home is in and if they offer a staff member that is awake at night for their residents. The cost can also vary depending if the new resident would like to share a room or would like a private room. 

As part of our senior placement service, we discuss your financial situation and guide you through your housing options and provide information about any necessary financial programs and resources.

At the high end, there are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) that provide all options in one location from independent living to nursing home care, where you can purchase a living space. Costs for this type of facility start around $20,000. There are only a select few options like this throughout the surrounding counties. 

Assisted Living Communities are similar to an apartment style of living that range anywhere from 30-300 residents. They offer basic care services and a wide range of activities and amenities that help keep the residents there as independent as possible. Cost will vary from each community; as a general break down, you will have a room rate price that may start between $2,500.00 to 4,500.00 then a level of care fee that could be an additional $500.00 to $2,500.00 more per month. As an example of costs, the total monthly rates can range from $3,000 to $9,000.00 per month, just depending on the room size and care fees.

Residential care homes, also known as board and care homes, provide full services from family style meals, dementia care, assistance with activities of daily living and all the way to end of life care. Residential care homes are converted single-family houses with 2 to 6 residents at a time. Costs can range from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00 per month.

At the low-cost end, there are some subsidized senior housing where you pay part of the rent and government funding covers the rest. These places are called congregate housing, HUD housing, or Section 8 Housing. Your rent is based on the ability to pay—usually a percentage of your income. Unfortunately, many of these programs have long waiting lists and you must have limited income and assets to qualify. Residents do not receive any activity of daily living assistance, and therefore, must bring in their own Home Care and Home Health Care agencies. Medicare and Medicaid can assist you with these services if you are eligible.


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