Ponte Palmero

3081 Ponte Morino Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682

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About the community Ponte Palmero

Ponte Palmero Retirement Community is the premier Retirement Living Community in Cameron Park, California and is also near the communities of Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and Auburn. Ponte Palmero is a full-service, resort style solar retirement community that allows you to invest your retirement in making new memories, free from maintenance, routine chores and meal preparation. Enjoy all you need within reach including dedicated memory care for those with Alzheimer's or dementia, assisted living, shopping and Marshall Medical right down the hill. With our exceptionally trained staff and an energetic social calendar we provide a supportive and unique lifestyle. In short, you'll receive the hospitality you'd expect from an all-inclusive resort, all tailored to your individual needs.

The beauty of living at Ponte Palmero is that you never have to do it alone. You've spent decades perfecting the art of living; here's your chance to enjoy it. At Ponte Palmero we've created a special senior living community designed to help you make the most of your vitality and independence...together.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Ponte Palmero

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Ponte Palmero

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Covered parking
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace


Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Golf course or putting green


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning

Reviews for Ponte Palmero


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October 8, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
A good experience

I was really pleased when I realized I was going to be able to get one of the cottages here. It is a two bedroom two bathroom with a lot of space - it is called a duet. Based on my experience so far I would recommend to others.

November 12, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
My review

Ponte Palmero had a wide range of activities to offer. They had pool exercises, and different calisthenic programs. They also offered a lot of activities for those who were not as active as the other residents. It was a very good place for my mother. From the first lady that we spoke with who indoctrinated us with what was going on within the facility, to the people who were at the front desk when you first entered, and all the way to the nursing staff, we were very much impressed. We were especially impressed with the residents in the community. You could tell they were happy with where they were. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, they had several shuttles that would take the residents to different areas and different shopping places. It was a great place and our loved one was happy being there. One thing they really did do a good job at was keeping the residents safe. They were very careful and did not have an outbreak. They did regular checkup on their staff, and kept everything very minimal.

March 31, 2020
Michele Nicklaus - Loved one of resident/client
Covid 19 - food service

I am concerned during this covid 19 lock down that my parents are not getting enough food. My dad is losing weight and he's really thin. We cannot check on them and they cannot order anything in. My parents report the staff are doing the best they can, compliment them and appreciate the service during this difficult time for everyone.

August 20, 2019
Ms. Martino - Loved one of resident/client
Horrible food

My mother lives at this facility and the food is horrible. She calls it "the poison center". The dinners are especially bad. Meat is compressed, breaded and presented as chicken Parmesan. All meats are greasy, vegetables are not fresh, etc. The maintenance of the place is kept up to bring in more people but their basic nutritional care is being ignored. I suppose they feel that their members are dying anyway so why give them healthy food at the end of their lives? We are currently looking for a more suitable place for my mother. We should not have to shop and cook for her to get quality food when she is paying for that service as part of the monthly fee. If you care about the nutrition and happiness of your loved ones, do not bring them here. My mother has written numerous letters and made suggestions all to no avail.

November 29, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful community with many advantages, spacious, lovely independent living cottages with 2 car garages. A good variety of items on the menu and food was tasty. Very convenient to shopping. Residents looked happy and the atmosphere was pleasant. [Name removed] gave us the tour and she was wonderful, very personable and attentive.

November 13, 2018
Alex - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

Very glad my MUM is living there.

November 10, 2018
Concerned Adult Child - Loved one of resident/client
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More like assisted living than memory care.

We were sadly disappointed with the intake process--very unprofessional and included only a verbal interview with ONE family member. No standardized evaluation was every done by anyone at the facility, nor did a medical professional at the facility lay eyes on the resident. It was all questionnaire based. Hence, the questionnaire offered options about ambulation--does resident use a walker (no), does resident use a wheelchair (no). We were not able to share that she'd had side by side support for walking. So she had a fall within the first week. During one visit, our mom could not be located for a few minutes, only to find that she'd been left in her room seated in her wheelchair without the wheels locked. While the activities were engaging and very energetic, they seemed highly inappropriate for the advanced dementia patients--way too overstimulating and confusing.

January 5, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great Community

We fell in love with everything about Ponte Palmero when we toured. We are still working out a few kinks after move-in, but the community has been excellent overall, and we are pleased so far. The staff are great, and they seem to really care about the residents. I will say that they seem to need more staff in the dining room, as it often takes a very long time to get served at mealtimes. Otherwise, the food is very good, and the chef seems really interested in what residents and families have to say. They seem to have plenty of activities going on, and I like that the community is very secure. My loved one is able to walk around by himself, but at the same time, the community is gated, so there is no way he can leave. I feel at peace knowing he is safe and secure and that he is receiving the care he needs.

September 23, 2017
Catherine - Loved one of resident/client
Nice place to live

I was looking for a full service assisted living place for my mom and was referred to Ponte Palmer by a geriatric nurse practitioner. Overall its been good for her. The staff is generally helpful and they have lots of activities for folks including regular outings. Her apartment is always clean and tidy, the menu has a lot of variety and she has made new friends. All in all its pretty good.

September 22, 2017
Era Fashion - Loved one of resident/client
Excellent Care

Very nice. Staff is caring and attentive with personalized care. Lots of activities, attention to details, and meaningful and frequent communication. Highly recommend

May 25, 2017
Anonymous - Industry reviewer
Forget this place-elderly treated like a bad movie-nightmarish

I saw patients in this place and was told many negative things by the residents. One resident said that housekeeping was never there'd, and I believe her once I saw the filthy toilet that wasn't cleaned week after week although she was charged for it. The carpeting had severe stains that she was told would be cleaned or replaced. For 8 months that carpeting remained disgusting like the bathroom toilet with nothing cleaned whatsoever. One client needed max assist with bathing and dressing, I found her in the same filthy dress every time I visited, apparently she was sleeping in these clothes as well. I reported this problem stating she needed dressing every morning and evening, the administration agreed but never did anything about it. The whole place was disgusting, dirty and the residents all appeared [Removed]. The residents I saw monthly were all loosing weight complaining about the food, when they did get their meals the food was grossly lacking in nutrition, volume and presentation I wouldn't give it to my dog!

April 13, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Really nice property!!

My dad and mom are both living in this community now and I am very pleased with how things are going for them so far. They seem to have no complaints about the food and are slowly starting to get involved with many of the activities they have available throughout the week. I thought the prices are very reasonable and the staff does a great job at keeping the facility clean and well maintained.

February 22, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Upscale Care

I toured this nice community f or care for my father. This was a very upscale community with a lot. The staff was not as friendly and that is not what we were looking for. There is a nice variety of meals. There would have been nice activities. I suggest that other families tour this community to see if it would be a good fit for a family member.

January 2, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Do not move your loved one here

Please do yourself a favor, and skip this place. My sister and I put our mother here and we have regretted it. We were billed for services they never did. They charged us so much money in fees for things they never did. They would walk into my mom's apartment and ask her if she needs help dressing - when she said no, they left. We got charged for it. They billed and billed us for all kinds of things. My mom has Altzheimers and is very functional but is in denial about her limitations. She would say no to any kind of help. She would fall, and would lay there for hours. She laid in her own urine. She was rushed to the hospital and their cleaning service never came in and cleaned it up. Blood, urine - still there when we brought mom back from the hospital. Staff is friendly, but they often ar seen talking amongst themselves. Don't get me started with the pendant - pushed it an no one came. Finally the Med distribution lady came and that was 30 minutes later. My mom has fallen and pushed the pendant like we trained her to, and no one came. Ponte is not safe for elderly people in their assisted living. Saw her doctor and his staff said they constantly hear bad things about Ponte. Ran into one of their staff offsite, and she said the place is a hell [Removed]. There is massive turn over and they treat their employees poorly. The food is horrible. Beyond bad. My mom went to visit one of the resident sin memory care - and the food they serve is disgusting. Cold, and very small portions. I went over to visit the resident in the lighthouse and I saw the same thing. We were told it was the same food. It's not. One chicken finger and some old frozen green beans - disgusting. i am happy to answer any questions you have, I will tell you what we have experienced and you judge for yourself. The facility is nice, spacious apartment was a selling point. But this is not a place for anyone who needs ANY amount of assistance or care. Go somewhere else. If you love your loved ones, scrutinize the bills, examine the food, do surprise visits, and see the lack of cleaning the cleaning staff does. This facility has issues much bigger than what they can handle. Management is making money off families not taking the time to monitor the services provided. Your loved ones definitely deserve better.

December 16, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My Choice!

I loved this place and it was actually the place I wanted for my father to move into. It is more independent living, which is what I think he needs. The doors into the apartments are on the exterior, so it feels more independent. They have full kitchens in the apartments too. Overall, this place was amazing.

November 4, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My Father's Care

My father was very happy here. The staff took very good care of him. The community was always clean when I would visit. The activities were good that were offered to him. I would suggest this community to other families.

October 11, 2016
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
I Think They Are One Of The Best

The meals are not what I would like but the cook tries. We had a meeting about a vegetarian diet and she asked me to give her suggestions. However, the community is clean, quite beautiful, and I get housekeeping for my apartment. Activities are available and they are a bit childish and suitable for us. I moved in to be social and it is going well. I have realized there is not much diversity and most residents are from this area. They are all nice and I think it's the best place I have looked at.

June 13, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Overall excellent choice

The folks at Ponte Palmero have exceeded our expectations about assisted living. The accommodations are lovely, one-of-a-kind, and the staff has been very helpful. Efforts are made to help new residents feel welcome and to meet other residents. The early- evening dining hours are somewhat limited, but everything else, including the on-the-spot assistance has been quality. Evaluated several communities and we are pleased with our choice.

December 19, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
They do a great job

I think Ponte Palmero is an excellent option for a care facility. They try to accommodate their residents and are very friendly.

March 27, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Suportive and loveing

We moved my loved one in to this community a year ago. She is an extremely independent who had to come into assisted living kicking and screaming. She is a woman who wants things the way she wants them and has no problems telling you if and when you get it wrong. After living 90 years on her own we were worried about how she would take to living in an assisted living community. We toured many places. This is the only one where a senior can have not only a car but a full kitchen in assisted living. Their homes are more like high end condos then the little hotel rooms most places have. We moved her into a 2 bedroom 2 bath. The staff, all a way around, has been amazing! They have taken the time to create a relationship with our love one. She loves Carmon one of her favorite care givers and she thinks the maintenance crew walks on water. When her sewing machine table broke the maintenance crew not only fixed but they went above and beyond to go and get the proper screws to do the job right. It sounds like a small thing. But that is what they do; they excel at the millions of small things we as her family have not been able to do. She loves it there. Something we never thought would happen. When she started showing changes in her memory and abilities, the change was so sudden and shocking. The staff rallied around our family with support not only to our loved one- but us as well. They walked us through what the next steps were and supported us all the way through it. They offered us solutions, helped with contacts. They were honest and direct with us, while at the same time they would not let us jump the gun and kept us thinking positively. They were focused on what would keep her not only safe- but happy and the most comfortable. They knew her enough to know that she would be happiest in her home, and they worked with us on ways to keep her there for as long as possible. (because they were thinking about HER wants and needs not just what was easiest on them) When we had to move her to the Lighthouse, Angela the community nurse and Barbra the director of memory care were so supportive and helpful and kind. They helped make a horrible time for our family easier. They really took care of everything. All we needed to do, was be there for our loved one. What touched me the most was how the people who cared for her in her old apartment made a point to come by and say good bye and the real emotion they had about not getting to be her caregivers any more. I know that sometimes people talk about the tricky-tacky things like not liking the way the dinner is cooked or the waiters were too slow one night or to complain about that this or that was not exactly right. It is easy to get fixated on those small details. Lord knows our loved one did. But now after going through what we just did, we realize that what really matter in the end was the overall care and experience not just one bad plate or night. The night the waiter was slower than normal, maybe was the same night the same waiter took an extra moment to ask us how we were doing- and really wanting to know the answer. It was the time she took an extra moment to get to know our loved one and tried to make her day just a little brighter. They Day it takes the nurse a few hours to return you call may have been the day we spent crying in her office, because she let them go to voicemail, while she stayed focused on us and making sure we understood what was happening and how we, as a team were going to move forward. It's the fact that when the chips were down and our world was changing- they were there not only to help pick up the big pieces, but because they knew us, because they knew her, they were able to grab all the little one we never thought to look at and as a result were able to put us back together again. (To the best of their abilities) It was care for us as a whole, not just going through the motions.

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Ponte Palmero has received an average review rating of 3.9 based on 38 reviews. See all reviews.

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