California Assisted Living Facilities in
Northern California

California Assisted Living is well represented in California. California is prime for assisted living since it was about 45 years ago that people began moving there for jobs in the computer industries.  They are now retiring and there is a great need today for all types of retirement communities.  

Some of the largest companies represented in California are: Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Classic Residence by Hyatt, Merrill Gardens, American Baptist Homes of the West, Aegis Living, Atria Senior Living, Silverado Senior Living, Belmont Village, Brighton Gardens, Southern California Presbyterian Homes, and Northern California Presbyterian Homes. 


Northern California - this page

SF Bay Area

Southern California - next page


Independent and Assisted Living

Assisted Living with Assisted Care Primarily

Memory Care

Combination of Services


Independent and Assisted Living in Northern California:

These communities are more streamlined for persons who are aging and have some issues that need assistance, such as medication management, housekeeping and meal service, but not nursing.Many are tiered. You begin in the independent living option and if it becomes necessary may add options for assisted living.


The Lodge at Sierra Sunrise - Sunseri Construction - Sierra Nevada Foothills area - a community for seniors with lodge, senior apartments and more.  

Golden Pond - Sacramento - Independent and assisted living - spacious apartments is a feature  

Santa Rosa:

Brookdale Chanate - Santa Rosa by Brookdale  


Brookdale Windsor - Windsor by Brookdale - Northern California near Santa Rosa - great area near the wine country  

San Rafael Area

Drake Terrace by Kisco Senior Living - San Rafael - hills of beautiful Marin County North of San Francisco - walking paths - center courtyard    

Assisted Services Primarily:

Scotts Valley 

Brookdale Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley - Assisted living By Brookdale Senior Living in beautiful Santa Cruz County near the ocean.


Brookdale Lodi - Lodi - Central California small town feeling - Assisted living services by Brookdale Senior Living. A personalized care plan is made and you pay for only what you choose.  

Assisted Living and Memory Care:

Aging is often characterized by memory issues--whether slight or severe. If slight, you may wish to have a facility with assisted living only but if moderate to severe you may wish to look into communities that have specialized programs.

Your doctor should be consulted for prognosis, although this is not always an easy decision.  The assisted living facility can give an assessment to determine the correct level of care in coordination with your doctor. This needs assessment should be done regularly before and also during residency.


Camino Alto Residence Club - Vallejo - near the California wine country - innovative programs - Assisted living for elderly and welcomes Alzheimer's residents. Home atmosphere. Activities. Also respite program. 


Rosewood Gardens  - Livermore  

Palm Gardens - Woodlands - assisted living and memory care - 72 assisted living apartments - Studio and one bedroom  

Kentfield - North of San Francisco

Windchime of Marin Memory Care Community - Kentfield - specialize in Alzheimer and Dementia care  

Petaluma - Wine Country Area

Adobe House - Petaluma CA - one bedroom senior apartments for rent - specialize in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia  

Santa Rosa 

Primrose Santa Rosa - Specialists in Alzheimer's and other memory loss.

The Terraces by Oakmont Senior Living - Santa Rosa - Located on the campus of the Fountaingrove Lodge.  33 units catering to those with dementia and Alzheimer's.  Person-centered. 
4200 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa - 707-703-5062

Sacramento Area

Primrose - Alzheimer's Specialists - Sacramento - Specializes in Alzheimer's and other memory loss     

Combination of Services:

Carlton Senior Living New Communities - Two new communities in Sacramento area: 

Carlton Plaza Davis coming Spring 2014 at 2726 Fifth Street, Davis, (Rates start $2795.) and one at Elk Grove.


The Terraces Chico - Chico near lake amenities and foothills of Sierra Nevada on 11 acres - By Westmont Living - Independent, assisted living, memory care, nursing and rehabilitation.  

The Terraces Roseville - Roseville 30 minutes to Sacramento - By Westmont Living - Independent, assisted, memory care and nursing available.  

Westmont Living has other locations including Morgan Hill near San Jose.

Major California Assisted Living Associations or Resources:

Phone number to call to locate your county's Area Agency on Aging:

1-800-510-2020 (Inside California)

1-800-677-1116 (outside California)

  • California American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Aging Services of California
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Development - HUD Program - Affordable Senior Housing 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (continuing care communities)
  • California Assisted Living Association
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