Charges and Insurance
How much does it cost?
We ask residents and families to cover the costs of care, and we trust them to do that to the best of their ability. Our Admissions team can discuss this more with you during the preliminary conversations and/or admission process. We use a sliding-scale payment model as needed.
What are the payment arrangements?
Since a resident’s stay is typically less than 45 days, we offer the option to pay for 7, 14 or 28 days at a time. We accept a variety of payment methods, and the first payment is due upon admission. Our Admissions team can discuss this more with you during the preliminary conversations and/or admission process.
What are your additional charges?
There are none. No evaluation charge; no admission charge; no supplies charge; no charge for increased needs.
Do you accept Medicare, Medi-Cal or private insurance?
Medicare, Medi-Cal and insurance do not pay Caring House for a resident to stay at Caring House because we are not a medical facility. If a resident has long-term care insurance, they might be reimbursed for the costs of living at Caring House, depending on the terms of their policy. Please feel free to call us and let's work together on this.
What is the typical length of stay? Maximum stay?
Our mission is to serve members of the community in the last weeks or days of their lives. A resident’s stay is typically less than 45 days.
In the normal course, residents stay at Caring House indefinitely. There is no maximum length of stay.
There are three exceptions:
If a resident’s needs increase such that we can no longer safely care for them.
If a resident no longer needs the level or type of services we provide.
California law also allows us limited circumstances to shorten a resident’s stay with us.
Are there ever refunds?
A refund could be available for contributions made to help cover a resident’s costs of care, depending on the circumstances. Read our refund policy.
Are payments tax deductible?
A portion of resident and family payments to help cover costs of care might be deductible as medical and/or long-term care expenses for federal income tax purposes. Check with your tax advisor. Those payments are not deductible as charitable donations under the IRS/Federal income tax rules.