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Assisted Living Communities


2011 Average Rate


2010 Average Rate


$/% Increase from 2010

$184 (5.6%)

2011 Median Rate


2011 Annual Rate


Rates for Assisted Living

Monthly private-pay base rates, which are defined as room and board and typically include at least two meals per day, housekeeping, and some personal care assistance, were obtained for one-bedroom apartments or private rooms with private baths in assisted living communities.

National average assisted living base rates increased by 5.6%, from $3,293 monthly or $39,516 annually in 2010, to $3,477 monthly or $41,724 annually in 2011.

-MetLife Mature Market Institute.

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Services Not Allowed At RCFE Homes

According to the California Department of Social Services website:
List of Prohibited Health Conditions, parameters set by the state for what an RCFE six bed facility is allowed or not allowed to do, according to Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 8, March 5, 2008, Section 87615:

  • Stage 3 and 4 pressure sores (dermal ulcers).
  • Gastrostomy care.
  • Naso-gastric tubes.
  • Staph infection or other serious infections.

*Section 87616 lists some of the exceptions to the list of Prohibited Health Conditions.

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