Safe, accessible housing is essential to continued
independence and health. The level of care available in
Senior Housing ranges from minimal to custodial. When
selecting a residence, be sure it meets your needs, or the
needs of the person you are helping. Look carefully, ask
questions. Private, non-subsidized apartment complexes and
mobile home parks catering to seniors are also available.
Del Prado Mobile Home Park on Butte House Road is one such
223 F Street, Marysville, CA 95901
Contact Person: Pamela Percifield
All one-bedroom and kitchen apartments with stove and
refrigerator, otherwise unfurnished. Emergency call system;
other safety features. Someone always in building to respond
to emergency calls. Have handicapped units.
Fees or Charges: 30% of gross monthly income. Rent
includes all utilities except telephone and cable.
230 8th Street, Marysville, California 95901
530 / 743-7542
Contact Person: Walter Mynar
Low cost Senior housing. Private room and bath, meals
provided, transportation to doctor, resident manager 24
hours. Built for Knights of Columbus and their widows, but
open to the public. Minimum age 55.
Fees or Charges: From $700 monthly and up
Sutter County Housing
448 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact Person: Judith Graning
Facilities operated by the authority:
2750 Date Street, Live Oak, CA 95953
50 units; 6 two-bedroom, 2 for handicapped; 2 one-bedroom
Richland Housing Center
476 Garden Highway, Yuba City, California 95991
14 units, all 1 bedroom, available for seniors.
River City Manor
655 Jo Ann Way, Yuba City
24 one-bedroom units, 3 for handicapped.
These are strictly for low-income elderly. Rent charges
are based on 30% of the resident's adjusted gross income.
430 Percy Ave, Yuba City, CA
For seniors. 55 years of age and up.. Maximum income of
no more than 60% of area median income.
8 units. One or two bedrooms. This is locally owned
public housing, operated by the Sutter County Housing
Authority. A second facility is currently under construction
in Town Center, corner of Plumas and B Streets. Inquire at
Housing Authority Office, 448 Garden Highway, Yuba City, or
1230 Plumas Street, Yuba City, California 95991
Privately owned independent living complex offering large
and small apartments, three meals a day, maid service daily,
laundry facilities, recreational programs, medical
transportation, group and social activities. Resident
manager available 24 hours.
Eligibility Requirements: Self-sufficiency
Fees or Charges: Vary according to size of apartment.
1200 Gray Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact Person: Jean Hetzel
Services Provided: Apartment building equipped for senior
citizens. Secured building. Three floors with elevator.
Eligibility Requirements: 62+ years of age. For one --
$12,400 very low income, $19,800 low income
Fees or Charges: Rents are 30% of income.
Yuba County Housing
938 14th Street, Marysville, CA 95901
530 / 741-6385
Contact Person: Brenda O'Neal
Listing of housing for seniors given at the counter.
Applications for subsidized housing taken when applications
are depleted. Notification is in the newspaper. Preferences
based on involuntarily displaced, living in sub-standard
housing, or paying 50% or more of income toward rent and
Eligibility Requirements: Fees: None
Meet income requirements: $12,400 per year; Couple,
$14,150 per year.
Knights Landing Harbor
9320 Mill Street, Knights Landing
Just over the drawbridge, large bluish gray building on
the highway, 27 miles south of Yuba City on Highway 113.
Contact Person: Andy Anderson, Manager
Services Provided: 1 bedroom apartments, recreation room,
laundry, activities. No meals.
Eligibility Requirements: Low income to approx. $17,000
per year for 2 people. 62+ years of age.
Fees or Charges: Fully assisted financially. Cost based
on income; some 25%, some 30% of monthly income.
The Bret Harte Retirement
305 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
This is a congregate care facility in the heart of
downtown Grass Valley. Monthly rent includes 2 meals a day
with Continental breakfast offered daily in the library.
Apartments are furnished with carpets, drapes, a
kitchenette, emergency call system, cable TV and
individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Also
provided: 24 hour security, weekly maid service, grocery
shoping and organized activities. Prices range from $1,050
for studio to $1,470 for penthouse. Small pets allowed with
deposit. New chef at the facility is Walter Wehrmann who was
the Executive Chef at Peachtree Golf and Country Club for
To receive updated listings of licensed board and care
homes, call the State Department of Social Services in
Chico. Call (916) 895-5033.
Choosing a nursing home is one of the most important
decisions a person makes. Nursing homes are also known as
Residential Care Homes. The institution must adhere to
strict standards for licensing, though a licensed nurse is
not required. In selecting a facility, it is in a person's
best interest to explore what is desired by the family. This
can be a accomplished by asking questions and visiting care
Information that can be of help in the decision-making
process, and in answering the myriad of questions that
arise, can be found in the public library.
The facilities on the following list are licensed by the
State of California as of April, 1997. Listings are updated
quarterly. When seeking a placement, call several care homes
to learn if each facility has a vacancy, then try to see as
many as are available to find the one that best meets your
Eldercare referral service operates in the Sacramento
area to find apropriate housing for Seniors. Jerry Schreck,
who heads the organization, accompanies seniors on visits to
homes that seem to be both the sort of facilities they need
within the price range they can afford, always seeking the
best available. All services are free to the Senior. Jerry
is paid by the home. Phone number for this service is
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HOMES FOR THE AGING
California Association of Homes for the Aging offers a
directory of Senior Housing available statewide. Call for a
copy to 916/392-5111