Learn More About Home Care in Folsom, CA
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, Folsom sits just northwest of Sacramento and offers residents countless outdoor opportunities. This is a land of lakes, rivers, bridges, and trails — all telling different tales of Northern California’s industrial history.
Home care, or in-home care, in Folsom is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care provider in Folsom for you or your loved one.
Cost of Home Care in Folsom, CA
The median monthly cost of a home health aide is about $5,400 in the Sacramento area and around $5,300 in the state of California, according to Genworth.
Learn More About Folsom, CA
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in Folsom are rated 24 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median income age 45-64
||Median income age 65+
||Median household income
||Average individual income
||Median employee salary
||Average property tax
||One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
|$122,484/ per year
||$50,337 per year
||$104,193 per year
||$41,600 per year
||$47,286 per year
||$5,400 per year
||$821 per month
The top hospitals that service Folsom include:
Mercy Hospital of Folsom
- Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 100+
- Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, ICU
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 320+
- Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement
Weather and Climate
With a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, Folsom has mild to cool winters with limited rainfall. Snow is very rare. During the summer months, the “delta breeze” brings relief from extreme heat, particularly at nighttime. Summers in the Sacramento area are also known for having an abundance of sunshine hours, with July through September being the sunniest location on the planet. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 85%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 81
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average Annual Precipitation: 24.6″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of population over 65
||Average Household Size
||2,891.8 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in Sacramento: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 100/100
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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Folsom include:
- Folsom History Museum
- Folsom Prison Museum
- Rainbow Bridge
- Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park
- Railroad History Museum
- Chinese Heritage Museum
- Folsom Pioneer Village
Outdoor attractions in Folsom:
- Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
- Mississippi Bar (nature preserve)
- Folsom Point
- Livermore Community Park
- Lembi Park
- Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
- Bike trails: the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail, Folsom Rail Trail, Folsom Lake Trail, American River Bike Trail
- Hiking trails: American River Trail, Pioneer Express Trail, Sweetwater Trail, Rattlesnake Bar-Horseshoe Bar Trail
Folsom’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Harris Center at Folsom Lake College (performance arts)
- Sutter Street Theatre
- Folsom Historic District (restaurants and shops)
Public transportation in Folsom is available via Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT), which operates the Folsom Stage Line bus. For seniors 55 and older, SacRT offers discounted rates as well as the Folsom State Line Dial-A-Ride service providing curb-to-curb transportation by request. SacRT also runs a light rail called the Gold Line between Sacramento and Folsom’s Historic District.