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58 Independent Living Facilities near Sacramento, CA

If you’re looking for independent living in the Sacramento area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Sacramento. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 58 independent living facilities in Sacramento, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Parkway, Lincoln Village and Colonial Village.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Elk Grove, Arden-Arcade or West Sacramento.

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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Sacramento, CA
Elk Grove Park, An Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

our loved one enjoys living at Elk Grove; it's all inclusive and she likes the activities and food. we do feel that they could really improve on their communication. we've called several times to notify the community that we're on the way to pick up our loved one or to relay important information from her doctor. each time we call, the receptionist will transfer us to our loved ones cottage, but the call is never answered. sometimes we are able to leave a message and other times it will ring to no end - either way our call is never returned. this concerns our family because there is always someone in the cottage, so we're not sure why the phone isn't picked up. we don't call to have casual conversation, it's always for a legitimate reason and in some cases could even be an emergency. we hope that with providing this feedback the community will find a way to improve.

Regency Place Senior Living in Sacramento, CA

I chose Regency Place because when we were looking at places, it really stuck out to me. They were in the middle of having activities outside and everyone was very friendly. The staff was friendly as well and just overall were great. I had windows that looked outside and it was a nice comfortable place. I would recommend to others looking.

Chateau On Capitol Avenue in Sacramento, CA

My 91 year old mother has been at Chateau on Capitol Ave. for about six months and has adapted well. She has made many new friends and is enjoying life there. The staff are very attentive and I'm impressed that every staff member calls her by name. It is a personal touch that I find endearing. Her room is always clean and she loves the food. I am comfortable with the level of care she is receiving and believe this move will add quality years to her life. My brother and sister have commented on the improvement in her health, attitude and her out look on life. Would recommend this facility to those who are looking for a quality facility to care for their family members.

Greenhaven Place

6350 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95831

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
8 Photos available
1 Floor plans available
Best Meals and Dining
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
See all Pegasus Senior Living, LLC communities

Greenhaven Place is an independent living and assisted living community in Sacramento, California. Our community is tucked away in a quiet residential area near South Land and William Land Parks, convenient to shopping, dining, grocery stores and medical facilities. As the state's capital,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(49 reviews)

It's very peaceful at the community. I usually enjoy doing lots of puzzles. Not only will other residents help me complete the puzzles but so will the staff. Everyone is very friendly.

Atria El Camino Gardens

2426 Garfield Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
10 Photos available
6 Floor plans available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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At Atria El Camino Gardens, you'll find a new home that's warm and welcoming. Interesting social activities and morning exercise classes help residents thrive. Located in a quiet neighborhood in Carmichael, Atria El Camino Gardens is just a short distance from downtown Sacramento.Atria Senior...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(118 reviews)

We really like how close to home this community it is and based on the experience we have had so far we would recommend Atria El Camino Gardens to other families

The Woodlake

1445 Expo Pkwy, Sacramento, CA 95815

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
17 Photos available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Leisure Care, LLC/One Eighty communities

NOW OPEN!!!The Woodlake is a premier assisted living and memory care community in Sacramento, California. Our senior living community offers a different kind of retirement experience where residents receive holistic, person-centered care services. It’s a whole different experience with a whole...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(13 reviews)

They are great at being "a family" and keeping everyone involved and special events. I know that my loved one is always safe and taken care of. I have no complaints about what they are doing, don't really...

Aegis of Carmichael

4050 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
25 Photos available
4 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Aegis of Carmichael, situated in a quiet residential neighborhood has 48 assisted living apartments providing a mix of one bedroom and spacious studios with 29 apartments dedicated to residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Innovative programs, excellent staffing ratios,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(6 reviews)

My father lived at three places prior to living at this facility. This one was the best. They have a lot of activities. The food is excellent. It's very comfortable and homey. It's not too big or too small....

Regency Place Senior Living

8190 Arroyo Vista Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
17 Photos available
3 Floor plans available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Northstar Senior Living communities

Regency Place Senior Living offers Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living options. This allows our residents to age in place for as long as they choose. Our staff is committed to providing our residents with the best quality of independent, assisted, and memory care personal care...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(14 reviews)

We chose Regency Place because we went to visit and everyone we talked to was very friendly and it was also right next to my moms hospital that she gets all her medical work done at so we were very happy...

Atria Carmichael Oaks

8350 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
8 Photos available
16 Floor plans available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Atria Carmichael Oaks is a thoughtfully designed community offering lovely surroundings, personal service and just the right amount of support to live independently. Tree-lined outdoor areas are alive with color and beauty. Huge picture windows cast natural light indoors, and spacious common...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(86 reviews)

Atria Carmichael Oaks gets all 5 stars. The main thing that sticks out about them that I would let other families know would be just how responsive and friendly all of the staff here are. I would...

The Atrium at Carmichael

5757 Cypress Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
16 Photos available
4 Floor plans available

Pricing promotions available

Provides: Independent Living
See all Pacifica Senior Living communities

Experience the richness of daily life at The Atrium at Carmichael with its beautifully manicured grounds and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have...

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4.4(59 reviews)

My loved one is happy at The Atrium at Carmichael. She's eating, gaining weight and is happy with the environment. There are no complaints that I know of. It's important to note that I'm not in the same...

Oakmont of Carmichael

4717 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
4 Photos available
10 Floor plans available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Oakmont Management Group communities

Oakmont of Carmichael is a premier retirement community newly opened in September 2014. Features include industry renowned dining, and endless on-site amenities. If an active lifestyle is what you desire, you'll feel at home in our luxury retirement community where friends and neighbors enjoy our...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(34 reviews)

My loved one is engaging, partcipating a lot, and has also made a few friends. It's nice, clean, and bright. We picked this community, because they had a room available, and they were very familiar with the...

Greenhaven Estates

7548 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
17 Photos available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Tarantino Properties, Inc communities

Greenhaven Estates Assisted Living is an assisted living and memory care community in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is a historic city in northern California and the capital of state, boasting several state parks, fine shopping, dining and an abundance of high quality medical facilities....

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(31 reviews)

The caregivers in my experience have been very attentive, accessible, and friendly. I ask them questions and they respond in a timely manner and it is clear they are taking good care of my loved...

Golden Pond Retirement Community

3415 Mayhew Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
15 Photos available
4 Floor plans available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Claremont Retirement Management Services communities

Golden Pond was created to offer a very simple philosophy of service, to make life a little easier for seniors. We are known for our friendly, casual and home-like environment. Our Independent Living is often the perfect alternative for seniors who wish to enjoy an active, fulfilling life without...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(26 reviews)

This is a good community. Golden Pond is the best I have found for my loved one. I like that it is in more a neighborhood setting and not on a busy street. This building is next to a school, and it is fun...

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Sunrise of Sacramento

345 Munroe Street, Sacramento, CA 95825

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
16 Photos available
3 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Located just minutes from Loehmann's Plaza, Lyon Village and Pavilions, Sunrise of Sacramento sits in one of Sacramento's prestigious and desirable neighborhoods. Just blocks away from the local parks, fine dining, and shopping. Our community is just moments away from the 'Fabulous 40's',...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(29 reviews)

The staff members and the care services are excellent, and the value for cost is fair. Our first impression of Sunrise was that it is not to large and nobody was just sitting around doing nothing. It is a...

The Village at Heritage Park

2001 Rose Arbor Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
19 Photos available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Frontier Management, LLC communities

At The Village at Heritage Park residents enjoy an active and engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Natomas Area. Residents have many opportunities...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(19 reviews)

This a great place to send your loved ones. This has exceeded our expectations. The staff truly care for the residents. The first time that we met the Director and Assistant Director it felt like family...

The Landing at Carmichael

7125 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
16 Photos available
3 Floor plans available

Pricing promotions available

Provides: Independent Living

Welcome to the easy life at The Landing at Carmichael. We offer Independent Living in the heart of Carmichael with stellar customer service.Our accommodations include studio and one bedroom apartments. Frequent live entertainment complements a array of other scheduled activities to keep you as...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.7(35 reviews)

For what we are receiving they are a little overpriced. Staff are friendly pay attention to your billing. Make sure number one it's your invoice and that you are being charged accordingly.

Oakmont of East Sacramento

5301 F Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
23 Photos available
13 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Oakmont Management Group communities

Oakmont of East Sacramento is a premier senior living community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of East Sacramento provides exceptional quality, comfort and care with five-star services and amenities. Residents enjoy a rewarding lifestyle...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.6(11 reviews)

Oakmont was very good. They did what needed to be done for their residents. They were good at interacting in a very positive way with the memory care patients. No matter how difficult the situation was,...

Carefree North Natomas

5601 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95835

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
33 Photos available
Provides: Senior Apartments
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The BEST in SENIOR Apartments! Carefree Senior Living apartment communities are the ideal destination for adults looking to have FUN, enjoy life, and have new adventures. Whatever your definition of fun is, you will live the life you've always dreamed of and deserve at Carefree Senior Living...

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Beauty Salon
3.6(6 reviews)

We live in the Villias which are perfect for us. The staff are all friendly and they are quick too meet our needs. It's a great location, near lots of stores and shopping.

Legacy Oaks of Sacramento

1922 Morse Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
19 Photos available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Ally Senior Living communities

Voralto Living at Sacramento is a single-story community offering shared studios, large studios, and one-bedroom apartments. This quaint property boasts two interior courtyards for residents to get fresh air, relax, or read a book. Some of the units have direct access to the courtyards making the...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.5(49 reviews)

I try to keep on top of things but its but hard since COVID. The communication is good and they send emails with updates but there has been some miscommunication in the front office. The caregivers are...

Gramercy Court

2200 Gramercy Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
6 Photos available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Generations Healthcare communities

Nestled in the quiet ambiance of a residential neighborhood, Gramercy Court imposes a sight of urban living in Cape Cod. For the visitor, the intimacy of a small community strikes the eye and mind.Gramercy Court is comprised of a Skilled Nursing Facility with 120 licensed beds and a separate...

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Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(13 reviews)

I would say that I asked lots of questions and they were able to help and answer all of them. The staff were pleasant. I would suggest pop in visits, phones calls if you are not able to visit and to...

River's Edge

601 Feature Dr, Sacramento, CA 95825

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
19 Photos available
Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
See all Senior Resource Group communities

Nestled on seven acres along the American River in Sacramento, River's Edge is an expansive senior living campus that offers residents a blend of comfort and style with an elevated dining experience, countless social, cultural, recreational, and wellness opportunities and supportive services,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.7(13 reviews)

I feel my mother is receiving excellent care. Her adjustment has been difficult for her and the staff have given her love and support.

Emerson Place Apartments

5120 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
1 Photos available
Provides: Senior Apartments

This small 40 unit complex has been family built and managed since 1987! Gorgeous grounds complete with an outdoor heated spa and a lap pool located by the clubhouse, where there is always hot coffee and neighbors to chat with! Designed for active seniors, the apartments each have their own...

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4.5(4 reviews)

At Emerson Place Apartments the staff is very friendly. The grounds are well maintained. I've only been here a month but so far so good.

City Creek Assisted Living

6254 66th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95823

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Assisted Living
Guest meals
2.5(2 reviews)

The residents for the most part are happy and friendly and the care givers are caring. There are activities for the residents on most days so they stay as busy as they want to. One of the biggest things is they offer several church related services e...

Camden Springs

8476 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

9 Photos available
Provides: Independent Living
See all Hawthorn Senior Living, LLC communities

We believe that Camden Springs is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.At Camden Springs, our management teams live on-site, and are available...

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Beauty Salon
Art Classes
4.2(19 reviews)

Great place, and the best for price as well . Staff very helpful and the meals and service are top notch. My Sister is very happy there .

Chateau On Capitol Avenue

2701 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
See all Senior Resource Group communities

Elegant independent and assisted living is offered in exciting, culturally rich midtown Sacramento. The community is located kitty-corner to Trinity Cathedral, near Biba’s restaurant and close to boutiques and art galleries. It also is just around the corner from Sutter General Hospital, five...

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Beauty Salon
4.3(13 reviews)

It is being sold, so they are going to have a different owner and things might change. I think the meals were superior though. I looked around the place and my brother seems very happy there, he thinks it is...

Country Club Manor

2100 Butano Dr., Sacramento, CA 95825

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

We are family owned and operated for over 30 years. Our residents are well cared for by kind, caring and qualified employees. We have a complete dietary department with cooks who are experienced with elderly dietary needs and preferences. Our residents themselves have created our menu with a...

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4.2(22 reviews)

I'am doing well with my move to this community. It is a nice facility, and I'am satisfied with my move here. They have a good staff. They are kind, and have been helpful whenever needed. The experience is...

Vintage Glen Senior Apartments

6000 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

Provides: Senior Apartments
3.2(3 reviews)

I lived at Vintage Glen 10 years, the time was amazing. The last 6 years our manager, [name removed] did a fantastic job. She is always here for the residents, and has done so much to upgrade us. The...

Winding Commons

6017 Winding Way, Carmichael, CA 95608

37 Photos available
Provides: Independent Living
See all Ray Stone Inc communities

Winding Commons Seniors Residence is Carmichael's premier 62+ senior living community. We offer gracious living with spacious one and two-bedroom floor plans, many overlooking lush grounds and lovely water features. There are lots of fun social activities and life-long learning programs for...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(21 reviews)

This is a nice community. I am happy knowing that the staff is very caring and attentive. My father is happy with the healthy meals that are offered.They do try and get my father to participate, Families...

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Costs of independent living in the Sacramento area

Based on averages from the last 12 months of A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, seniors paid $4,152 per month for our partner Sacramento independent living communities. This number includes the cost of room, board, and care in addition to applicable service fees and add-ons. Admission fees and other additional fees are also taken into account.

Independent living cost breakdown

Independent living costs vary depending on location, floor plan, and included amenities. The features below may be included in your baseline independent living monthly costs:

  • Rent
  • Some or all utilities
  • Meals, depending on the community
  • Activity calendars
  • Common areas like swimming pools, beauty salons, and dog parks
  • Maintenance and landscaping
  • Concierge services

Though communities vary on what they include in their baseline, typical add-on fees might include the following features:

  • Pet rent
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Upgraded in-unit amenities like stainless steel appliances
  • Beautician services

The numbers below can help you compare baseline costs for Sacramento independent living communities. Baseline costs do not include care costs or add-on fees.

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How people pay for independent living in Sacramento

Many people use personal income sources and a variety of benefit programs to cover independent living costs. Because independent living communities don’t typically provide senior care services, costs aren’t covered by Medi-Cal, Medicare, or long-term care insurance. Even though these programs won’t cover independent living costs, they may help you cover the cost of medically necessary in-home care services.

Below you can find private pay, Veterans Affairs benefits, Medi-Cal, and Medicaid resources for seniors.

Private pay methods in Sacramento

Your personal sources of income may include savings accounts, investment returns, pensions, Social Security benefits, and any of the sources outlined below. You can also combine some of these options to cover your independent living costs.

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Understand California laws and regulations for independent living communities

Independent living communities are similar to senior apartments but with more luxurious and all-inclusive amenities and services, so they don’t need a senior care license. The exception is if an independent living community shares a campus with other senior care facilities, such as assisted living and memory care.

If your California independent living community shares the same campus with a senior care facility, it needs to have a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) license from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). To keep this license, the senior care facility must adhere to these regulations:

  • It must house a maximum of only two residents per bedroom.
  • It must provide individual privacy in each bathroom.
  • It must ensure bedrooms have enough room to accommodate equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.
  • It must provide clean and accessible common rooms for residents.
  • It must provide activities involving social, leisure, and daily living skills.[04]

If you want to learn more about assisted living regulations and the Residential Care Facility license in California, visit the regulations section of our Sacramento assisted living page.

Independent living residents and their rights

Independent living communities in California have to provide residents with safe and well-maintained housing, just as they would for seniors renting a house or apartment. The following are some of the standards you can expect from stand-alone independent living communities in California:

  • Senior independent living communities typically have a minimum age requirement of 62 years.[05]
  • Tenants have a right to basic services — such as maintenance, landscaping, and fully functioning utilities — when they rent a unit in these communities.
  • It’s illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to someone due to a disability.
  • Seniors with disabilities have protections under the law when renting.[06]

Accommodations and modifications for seniors with disabilities

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landlords must consent to reasonable accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities. Independent living community owners must pay for accommodations and certain structural modifications of common areas, while the resident should pay for certain structural modifications to their individual unit.[07]

Accommodations involve changes to community procedures that might restrict disabled individuals from access if not changed. Some examples of accommodations include the following:

  • Offering designated parking spaces close to the building
  • Allowing residents to have a service animal even if a no-pet policy is in place
  • Changing the due date of rent to accommodate a tenant’s disability payments

Modifications involve changes to the structure of building common areas or individual units, such as those listed below:

  • Installing easy-to-reach appliances
  • Installing grab bars in bathrooms
  • Putting a ramp at the building’s entrance

The following are some other protections granted to renters under the ADA:

  • Independent living communities must make modifications and accommodations to enable seniors with disabilities to participate in all activities and programs.
  • Buildings must be accessible with elements such as curb ramps, restrooms that accommodate wheelchairs, and doors that accommodate wheelchairs.
  • If a community has an elevator, it must be designed or modified to fit a wheelchair and placed in a spot that’s commonly accessed by residents.[07]

Inspection reports

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) inspects residential care facilities for the elderly (RFCE) annually and within 10 days of receiving a complaint.[05] Even though the inspections don’t apply to the independent living wing of the RCFE, they apply to the assisted living wings.

Assisted living communities with a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly license have public inspection reports in the CDSS Care Facility Search. To use this search, scroll down to “Search By Facility Group,” select “Elderly Assisted Living,” select the “Facility Type” and “Sacramento County,” and then click on the search button. You can also search by facility name or address.

California Department of Health contact information

California Department of Public Health
1616 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916-558-1784

COVID-19 regulations for Sacramento independent living communities

Sacramento County has guidelines for isolation and quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but does not currently have a mask mandate. Check for updated guidelines on Sacramento County’s website.

Some of Sacramento’s standalone independent living communities have their own COVID-19 guidelines, so reach out to a community you’re interested in if you want to learn more. For information on COVID-19 guidelines for assisted living wings in shared independent living communities, read the Regulations section of the Sacramento assisted living page.

Get to know independent living in Sacramento


Number of our in-network Sacramento independent living communities 

3.9/5.0 Average rating of our in-network Sacramento independent living communities
100% of our in-network communities are pet-friendly
100% of our in-network communities offer on- and off-site activities
90% of our in-network communities have cafes or bistros
90% of our in-network communities offer restaurant-style dining


Number of people we have referred to our in-network Sacramento independent living communities


Average age of residents we have referred to our in-network Sacramento independent living communities
Among those who chose to identify, 66% of seniors we referred to our partner communities were female and 32% were male.

Types of independent living in Sacramento

Begin your retirement in style by choosing a Sacramento independent living community. The Sacramento communities in A Place for Mom’s network are designed to guide you through a maintenance-free beginning of your senior care journey. You’ll find luxurious amenities and captivating activities, communities that provide high-quality dining experiences, and options that are either stand-alone or connected to other types of senior care.

Apartment living as a luxurious introduction to senior care

Sacramento independent living communities provide a range of senior living accommodations, from studio apartments to two-bed, two-bath floor plans. Many of A Place for Mom’s in-network communities are multilevel, enabling seniors to choose apartments with private patios or balconies and enjoy scenic overlooks of parks or the capitol building. Your new maintenance-free lifestyle may also come with weekly housekeeping services, walk-in or wheelchair-accessible showers, and either a kitchen or kitchenette, depending on your preferences.

Once you’re settled in your new independent living apartment, explore each of the community’s high-end amenities that await. Inside, you’ll often find full-service salons and day spas, fitness centers, and movie theaters. Many also have business centers and libraries to help you stay connected to your unique interests.

When you step outside your door, you may find details like koi ponds, water features, resident vegetable and flower gardens, and swimming pools. What’s more, all of our in-network Sacramento independent living communities are pet-friendly, so you can rest assured that your beloved furry companion can accompany you when you move. Together, you can take advantage of enclosed courtyards, vast walking paths, and on-site dog parks.

Enriching activities for an active retirement

Sacramento independent living communities offer just about any on- and off-site activity you can imagine. And don’t worry; they go above and beyond the basics, like exercise classes, art projects, and holiday celebrations. In addition to what you might expect, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in musical and culinary programs, lectures and seminars for lifelong learning, and creative writing classes. Many communities also offer religious services that represent a variety of faiths in addition to practices like yoga and meditation.

You and your new neighbors can use your community’s transportation services to access off-site activities. Catch the latest horse races, get tickets to local theatrical productions, and visit Sacramento’s art galleries. You’ll also find museum outings and plenty of volunteering opportunities. Your community’s on-site activities may include options like family dinner nights, live music with cocktails, and meaningful intergenerational programs.

An emphasis on restaurant-style dining

Foodies are sure to be pleased by what our in-network Sacramento independent living communities bring to the table. You can expect full-service restaurants that provide seasonal menus of fresh, local ingredients. Choose between indoor and outdoor dining spaces, or use the private dining room when family members come to visit. But before you order from the menu, don’t hesitate to ask the professional culinary team if they can offer a customized meal to fit your taste and dietary needs.

Aside from mealtimes spent in the restaurants, Sacramento independent living communities have you covered. Stop by the bistro for snacks and drinks throughout the day, or visit the café to sip on a warm beverage. In the evenings, unwind with your peers or your visitors over cocktails at the bar and lounge.

Stand-alone versus senior care communities

About 82% of Sacramento independent living communities in A Place for Mom’s network also have an assisted living and/or memory care wing. These combined senior care communities allow seniors to find their favorite independent living space without having to move when their care needs change. Many of these senior care communities are in close proximity to Sacramento’s top-rated hospitals and senior health providers, so you can move into a community without having to change doctors.

The other 18% of communities in our network only offer independent living services. These communities are designed exclusively for seniors over the age of 55 who are generally healthy and don’t require daily assistance. Some of these stand-alone independent living options are located in Carmichael and cost about the same as what seniors typically pay for independent living in Sacramento. However, Carmichael offers the additional benefit of quiet, suburban living.

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Unfamiliar with Sacramento? Highlights for seniors


Approximate number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Sacramento


Percentage of the Sacramento population that’s age 65 or older[08]


Median annual household income in Sacramento[09]

Health care for seniors in Sacramento

Here, you’ll find the top three hospitals in Sacramento, many of which are located near independent living communities. These hospitals are nationally and locally ranked for geriatric care and other adult procedures.

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Sacramento. It’s a teaching hospital that’s nationally ranked for cancer surgery, cardiology, diabetes care, and geriatrics.

Mercy General Hospital

Mercy General Hospital is the No. 2 hospital in Sacramento. This surgical and general care facility is known locally for neurology, geriatrics, and treating patients who have suffered a stroke.

Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center is the No. 3 hospital in Sacramento. It provides both general and surgical care, and it’s known for high ratings in areas of adult care such as orthopedics, geriatrics, and kidney failure procedures.[]

Transportation for seniors in Sacramento

Downtown Sacramento and a few other areas are partially walkable, but the majority of residents and visitors navigate the city by car or a rideshare service. In fact, 100% of Sacramento independent living communities in A Place for Mom’s network provide either complimentary or at-cost transportation services, giving you a secure and reliable way to explore the city. Biking is another popular mode of transportation due to Sacramento’s level terrain, dedicated bike paths, and helpful bike parking map.

You and your visiting loved ones may also find that the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) is a helpful option. SacRT’s bus routes and light rail lines are accessible to out-of-towners, seniors, and people with disabilities. The light rail stations use Braille signage, warning tiles, door indicators, and either lifts or ramps to help people with impaired eyesight and physical limitations.

SacRT Go Paratransit Services is another accessible transportation option. Travel can be scheduled up to two days in advance, and the service gives priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities. All of SacRT’s buses have ramps, lowering features, and room to accommodate mobility devices.

Sacramento’s transit scores are below, represented in ranks from zero to 100 based on how accessible and easy it is to use each mode of transportation. Higher scores indicate the best transportation options in Sacramento.[11]


Walk Score


Transit Score


Bike Score

Senior activities in Sacramento

Whether you and your visitors are looking for adventure or a laid-back experience, Sacramento has it all. From wine tastings and casinos to luxurious spas and pristine golf courses, you can achieve your ideal Californian retirement and host loved ones at the same time.

Popular attractions

Seniors and their families can have the perfect combination of tourism and local living by exploring these must-see Sacramento spots:

Outdoor activities

Both leisurely and active lifestyles will find something to enjoy in Sacramento’s outdoor attractions. In addition, all public parks in Sacramento County have modifications in place for people with disabilities:

  • American River Parkway has swimming areas, fishing spots, a dedicated bike trail, and more.
  • Leland Stanford Mansion is a state historic park and museum that’s open to the public and offers tours.
  • Sutter’s Fort is another state historic park with picnic areas, a museum, and biking and hiking trails.
  • Capitol Park is modeled after a Victorian garden and includes monuments, ancient species of trees, and walking paths to observe the memorials.
  • Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course is a great place to perfect your golf swing.
  • Haggin-Oaks golf course features two championship golf courses and a large driving range.

Live entertainment

Cheer on local sports teams, attend theatrical productions, or do both. Sacramento has it all:

A laid-back lifestyle

You and your visitors will never run out of things to do with Sacramento’s relaxing yet engaging activities:

  • Wide Open Walls is Sacramento’s mural festival, where you can experience the city as though it’s a living art gallery.
  • The California State Railroad Museum is a popular choice for residents and visitors alike.
  • Sacramento senior centers have dozens of locations through the city and offer classes, wellness programs, interest groups, and opportunities for new relationships.
  • The Sacramento Public Library has several locations where you can keep up with your favorite author or find a new engaging read.
  • Sacramento’s best restaurants are sure to introduce you to your new favorite eatery. Choose among a variety of cuisines, from unexpectedly unique tacos to up-and-coming plant-based restaurants.
  • Midtown Farmers Market is open year-round, offering residents a taste of this farm-to-fork city.
  • The Underground Tasting Room is one of the many local wine rooms that offer a unique Northern California winery experience.
  • Le Blanc Day Spa can help you and your visitors unwind with Ayurveda massages, facials, and sauna sessions.

Frequently asked questions

Greenhaven Place, Revel Folsom and Solano Life House are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Sacramento, CA. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Sacramento is 4,083 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What’s Medicare? Medicare.gov.

  4. Intergenerational Housing for Senior Citizens, California Civil Code § 51.3.5 (1988 & rev. 2017).

  5. California Department of Justice. (2003, November). Legal rights of persons with disabilities, 4th edition.

  6. ADA Solutions. (2022). California ADA requirements. SureWerx.

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  8. United State Census Bureau. (2021). Income in the past 12 months (S1901) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  9. U.S. World and News Report. (2022). Best hospitals in Sacramento, California.

  10. Walkscore. (2022). Living in Sacramento.

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