Top 9 Assisted Living Facilities in Sacramento, CA

In the sunny California state capital of fast-growing Sacramento, seniors enjoy life among one of the most diverse populations in the country. The 12.2% of residents who are aged 65 and older and their caregivers have access to an abundance of community resources, including grocery delivery services, shared rides and a senior center with robust programming. 

Seniors with a love of history appreciate tourist attractions such as the California State Capitol Museum, the Old Sacramento historical district, which reflects the city’s rich gold mining past, and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. With a lower cost of living than many other major California cities, Sacramento lets seniors spend more time enjoying the 269 sunny days per year and exploring the exciting downtown arts and culture amenities and the 222 area parks. With dozens of assisted living facilities located across the city, we’ve included a list of nine of our top Sacramento choices and highlighted our favorite amenities.

Carlton Senior Living Sacramento

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1075 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 971-4800

The elegant, pet-friendly Carleton Senior Living Sacramento provides on-site therapy, diabetes management and nursing services coordinated by a highly skilled staff and executive director with over 21 years of experience in senior living. Residents enjoy the option of room service, casual cafe-style eats or nutritional, delicious meals in the formal dining room. When not relaxing in the beautiful outdoor garden courtyard, residents can read in the library or socialize in the game room. The convenient eastern Sacramento location is close to Swanston Community Center and Pavilions Shopping Center.

Golden Pond

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3415 Mayhew Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

(916) 265-2005

At Golden Pond Retirement Community, staff members support residents and encourage them to celebrate their individuality. Residents furnish and decorate their own apartments and enjoy full-sized kitchens, emergency pull cords in bathrooms and weekly housekeeping. We included this facility in our list of Sacramento’s top nine for its fun and stimulating community events, including theatre performances, live music in the park and educational classes. The facility is minutes from Mather Golf Course, Rosemont Community Park and access to Highway 50.

Regency Place

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8190 Arroyo Vista Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 681-7800

Regency Place’s cheerful, homelike atmosphere allows residents to enjoy alone time or fun, social activities as they choose. The facility provides a full range of senior living, including memory care, and assisted living residents in attractive studio apartments with kitchenettes can freely enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool, library and beauty salon services. Walking paths make for peaceful garden strolls, and beautiful plants and flowers surround the shady, comfortable courtyard seating areas.

Sky Park Gardens

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5510 Sky Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 422-5650

The attractive grounds at Sky Park Gardens are gated for security and filled with gardens, potted plants, fountains and serene walking paths. The friendly 24-hour staff provides residents with tailored activities of daily living assistance, housekeeping and three healthy meals per day. A van service is available to take residents out for group excursions and personal appointments, or residents can choose to stay home and use the on-site library and beauty salon. 

Sunrise of Sacramento

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345 Munroe St.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 486-0200

Sunrise of Sacramento is an elegant, beautiful assisted living and memory care facility with ample shared seating areas, including a cheery sun porch and cozy, fireside living room. Residents are within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants along Fair Oaks Boulevard and just over one mile from Campus Commons Golf Course and the banks of the American River. The plant-filled, manicured grounds with walking paths, park benches and rocking chairs are perfect for enjoying the fresh air and sunny Sacramento weather. To ensure residents’ health needs are being met, nurses perform monthly wellness checks and residents attend organized family meetings.

River’s Edge

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601 Feature Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 229-8503

Adjacent to the scenic American River and Campus Commons Golf Course, River’s Edge is a luxuriously decorated senior living facility with colorful furnishings, large windows and beautiful indoor and outdoor dining areas. We chose this upscale community for our list of Sacramento’s nine best assisted living facilities for its attractively landscaped grounds with a private lake and fountain, perfect for nature lovers. From the comfort of home, residents can exercise in the on-site fitness center, shop in the market or read in the library.

Del Vista Residential Care Home

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78 Del Vista Cir.
Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 394-1751

Del Vista Residential Care Home is a small, intimate facility serving up to six residents aged 60 and older in a cozy, home-like environment. The compassionate staff is available around the clock to assist residents with activities of daily living. Private and shared rooms are available, and the quiet, residential neighborhood street serves as a comfortable, peaceful setting. Valley School Park is only steps away, and for those who enjoy religious services, numerous churches line nearby Ehrhardt Avenue.

Care Providers at Arden

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4448 Arden Ln.
Sacramento, CA 95821

(800) 385-2527

Set on a quaint, tree-lined residential street in eastern Sacramento, Care Providers at Arden is another cozy, home-like assisted living facility perfect for seniors who prefer the peacefulness of small group settings. The home includes multiple shared common areas for residents to relax and socialize both indoors and out, and the trained staff is on site to provide residents with 24-hour, highly skilled care. To help residents remain active, the staff organizes off-site activities and encourages residents to use nearby bus lines to visit local attractions such as River Bend Park. Whole Foods Market and other shops are also conveniently located within walking distance.

Gramercy Court

2200 Gramercy Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 482-2200

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We chose Gramercy Court for our list of Sacramento’s top nine assisted living facilities for its unique focus on helping seniors recover from post-hospitalization care. Offering assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation, the community has licensed nurses available around the clock to attend to resident’s health needs and activities of daily living. Residents are encouraged to enjoy the on-site amenities, including a library with audiobooks, gardens in the park-like grounds and beauty salon services. The facility is also conveniently located near shops and restaurants along Fulton Avenue and Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center.

Is Sacramento the Right Choice for You?

With its mild Mediterranean climate, Sacramento, nicknamed the City of Trees, is an excellent choice for seniors seeking a lower California cost of living in a setting filled with natural beauty. Sacramento is also home to the highly rated UC David Medical Center, so seniors have access to top-notch medical care. For those with an adventurous spirit, the vibrant city of San Francisco and the wondrous Eldorado National Forest are within close proximity.


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