Bay Area Assisted Living Facilities 


Independent and Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing

Assisted Living With Memory Care

Combination of Services

Bay Area Assisted Living facilities are located in an area with a great climate for comfortable living in your senior years.  Having previously lived in the Bay Area for over twenty years I know the climate is wonderful--love those mild winters. Facilities in California are called Residential Care Facilities. 

If you are lucky enough to be retired in California, you may not wish to leave such a nice climate and area amenities.  If you are a parent moving there because your children live and work there, you will not be disappointed.

The Bay Area for people coming from other places may seem very costly; some areas and towns are more so than others. The closer to San Francisco or Silicon Valley, the more expensive the area. However, Santa Clara would be way less costly than Los Altos for instance, and both are located in Silicon Valley, another name for the Bay Area. 

The major cities are located from San Jose to Fremont to San Francisco and include Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Santa Clara, Fremont, Milpitas, Mountain View, Los Altos, Redwood City, San Mateo, Oakland, North of San Francisco and more.

Average Costs of Assisted Living in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is expensive for home buying and also for assisted living costs. In 2016 costs have increased much above the national average of $43,539 (See Genworth Survey for details).  (Please verify all information.)

San Francisco assisted living facilities costs in 2016 are listed as $71,400/yr (this is a huge increase of 8% over 5 years)  

San Jose is $54,000 (4% increase)

East Bay is $47,670

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Independent and Assisted Living

These Bay Area assisted living communities are tiered. You begin in the independent living option and when it becomes necessary may add options for assisted living.

Brookdale Redwood City - By Brookdale Senior Living - one of the largest independent and assisted living companies. Redwood City features a harbor and is midway on the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose. Amenities at this community include a pool/spa and many services and wellness programs.  

Brookdale Scotts ValleyScotts Valley in Santa Cruz County - Independent and assisted living in this popular community.  

Vi at Palo Alto - in Silicon Valley - Luxury independent and assisted living - rental.  Area amenities are spectacular.  Vi at Palo Alto

Atria Chateau Gardens - San Jose near Willow Glen - Bay Area Independent and assisted living.  Atria Chateau Gardens

Atria Montego Heights - Walnut Creek suburban area - independent and assisted living - great Bay area assisted living features weekly travel outings. Atria Montego Heights

Atria Valley View - Walnut Creek near San Francisco - announces large renovation of community offering independent and assisted living. Also temporary stays--a good way to "try out" and to see if the community is right for you. Atria Valley View

The Stratford - San Mateo managed by Sunrise Senior Living - a unique community offering luxury and "exclusive living" in the upscale San Mateo area. Convenient to San Francisco International Airport.   The Stratford

Heritage Estates - Livermore area - offers Active Adult, independent and assisted living. Enjoy an active life and if you need it, assisted living rental apartments are available.  By LeisureCare    

Marymount Villa Retirement Center - San Leandro in heart of Old Town - offers independent and assisted living - also hospice - month to month rental fee Marymount Villa Retirement Center

With Skilled Nursing Available

Our Lady of Fatima Villa - Saratoga - I had driven by this villa many times when I lived in California and always felt the coolness coming from the surrounding trees and gardens. Their assisted living community is relatively new and they are taking applications. The skilled nursing building is a nice on-site addition to assisted living. Our Lady of Fatima Villa

Memory Care

Many Bay Area assisted living services include a memory care option--some focus on memory care more than others and some specialize totally in this area. 

They say 50% of people over age 85, have some degree of Alzheimer's disease.

Chateaus of Pleasant Hill - By Carlton Senior Living in Pleasant Hill - Independent, assisted living and dementia care. Personal consultation upon move in to find the right program for you. Housekeeping, laundry included and restaurant style dining.  Chateaus of Pleasant Hill by Carlton

Carlton Plaza of Sacramento - Some consider Sacramento as part of the Bay Area although an hour away - Shares campus with Crown Plaza community - Independent, assisted and dementia programs. Respite resort stays Many activities.  Carlton Plaza of Sacramento and Crown Plaza

Carlton Plaza of San Jose - Alcoves to 2 bedroom suites - Many services included in monthly fee. Also dementia program available. Carlton Plaza San Jose

The Carlton website shows more communities in the Bay Area in Fremont, San Leandro and Concord (these do not have the memory care program.

Belmont Village of SunnyvaleIn the heart of Silicon Valley, Belmont Village seems to have it all together. They have wellness programs of many types. They will consult with you to assess the best care. Many types of living arrangements and no buy-in fee. Month to month. 3 meals a day/housekeeping. A central courtyard with garden for walks. Assisted living to Alzheimer's and memory care. Belmont Village Sunnyvale

Belmont Village of San Jose By Belmont Village Senior Living. Another great Bay Area location and across from great shopping. Many lifestyle choices, programs and services.Belmont Village San Jose

Brookdale San Jose - San Jose by Brookdale Senior Living - Near the foothills area - Offers Independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care. Many activities and programs. Also nursing available. 

Belmont Hills - By Silverado Senior Living - Belmont near San Francisco - Focus on assisted living and dementia care.  Belmont Hills by Silverado

Sunrise of Belmont - Belmont- a nice area near San Francisco - Offers Assisted Living, Dementia care and Alzheimer's Care, Short term stays and hospice.  Sunrise of Belmont

Sunnyside Gardens - Sunnyvale in the heart of Silicon Valley - Independent, assisted living, Alzheimer's/Dementia care and respite services. Sunnyvale is a great place to live.  Sunnyside Gardens since 1988

Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen Willow Glen is quaint with a small town feeling near San Jose. Offers independent, assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

Merrill Gardens at Fremont - Location is a little outside of the Bay Area near San Jose - country area - Month-to-month rental community offering Independent, Assisted and memory care. Also respite care. Merrill Gardens at Fremont

Merrill Gardens helpful Assessment Checklist - guide to level of care right for you: Merrill Gardens Lifestyle Evaluation

More Bay Area with memory care:

If you like Atria Communities (see our review), you are in luck.  There are several in the Bay Area.  We list a few here.  Check their website for the complete listing.

Atria Sunnyvale In the heart of Silicon Valley - Offers Independent and Assisted Living.  Alzheimer's and Memory care facility now available. 175 Remington Dr. in the heart of Silicon Valley.   

Atria Hillsdale - San Mateo - waterfront views - offering independent, assisted living and memory care. Atria Hillsdale

Atria Tamalpais Creek - Novato - beautiful upscale area near San Francisco offering independent, assisted and memory care. Also temporary stays--a good way to "try out" a community. Atria Tamalpais Creek

Brookdale North Fremont (Now owned by Brookdale) Fremont - Assisted living and Alzheimer's care.   

The Grove at the San Carlos Elms San Carlos - specializes in memory care utilizing the latest programs in a beautiful environment - you or your loved one can be engaged in activities The Grove at the San Carlos Elms

Sunrise of Sunnyvale Sunnyvale - offers Bay Area Assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Take neighborhood walks, rooftop garden and more. Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Sunrise of Monterey In Monterey near the ocean - by Sunrise - offers Assisted living, Alzheimer's care and short term stays. 45 minutes to San Jose. Sunrise of Monterey

Sunrise of Oakland Hills - Oakland - offers Assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Sunrise of Oakland Hills

Brighton Gardens of Santa Rosa - North of San Francisco near the wine country. Offering assisted living, Alzheimer's care, nursing and hospice. Brighton Gardens of Santa Rosa

Sunrise of Walnut Creek - Offers Assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Nice area near San Francisco Sunrise of Walnut Creek

Sunrise of Palo Alto - Home to Stanford University and Silicon Valley area offers assisted living and Alzheimer's care.  Sunrise of Palo Alto

Sunrise of San Mateo - Near San Francisco - offers assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Sunrise of San Mateo

Alma Via of San Francisco Near St. Mary's Hospital and Stonestown mall--nice area near Lake Merced.  Offering assisted living and dementia care. Part of Elder Care Alliance.  1 Thomas More Way  Alma Via of San Francisco

Coventry ParkSan Francisco - offering a variety of services from assisted living, memory enhancement and dementia to respite care and hospice. Because there are many degrees of memory loss, Coventry believes in many levels of service. The location is superb in the heart of San Francisco on Cathedral Hill where you can walk to exciting places. 1550 Sutter St. Coventry Park in San Francisco

The Berkshire By Vintage Senior Living in Berkeley - San Francisco is only ten miles away but you will have plenty to do in Berkeley-near UC Berkeley, shopping and restaurants. Offers assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Also see other locations by Vintage Senior Living in the Bay Area on their website. 2235 Sacramento St. Berkeley - 510-841-4844

Mercy Retirement Center - Oakland - views of Oakland Hills and Bay - established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mercy--your independence is encouraged. 4-acre palm tree lined campus of meaningful activities. Levels of care for assisted living, memory care and nursing. Large bay windows bring the sunlight into your room with stunning views. (verify) Also see their other communities in this area from their website  3431 Foothill Blvd.  Mercy Retirement Center

The Creeks Alzheimer's and Dementia Care - 3 locations in the Bay Area: Cedar Creek in Los Gatos in Santa Clara County and Willow Creek and Oak Creek in Castro Valley. Communities specializing in memory care. Secured outdoor gardens. Also short-term stays. The Creeks Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Combination of Services: Independent, assisted, nursing and memory care

Pilgrim Haven - In exclusive Los Altos - Only continuum of care community in Los Altos according to their website. American Baptist Homes of the West community. Los Altos is a very upscale area in the Bay Area. Entrance and monthly fees. Pilgrim Haven

The Avenue - San Francisco - Independent, Assisted, Memory care, emergency nursing, and respite. Rental - no entrance fee.  The Avenue

Vi at Palo Alto Luxury CCRC community near Stanford University in upscale Palo Alto.  Offering very upscale independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's/dementia and skilled nursing options.  Some of the largest residences in assisted living - spacious one, two and three-bedroom homes at high-end pricing.  620 Sand Hill Rd., Palo Alto

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio - Cupertino - By Sunrise Senior Living - Offers Independent/Active living, assisted living and nursing care. The Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino

The Lodge at The Terraces of Los Gatos - A prettier town than Los Gatos is hard to find for Bay Area assisted living with the backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains - Bay Area senior living at The Terraces and assisted living at The Lodge. CCRC - There is also the Health Center should nursing become necessary.
800 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos  The Lodge at The Terraces of Los Gatos

The Fountains at the Carlotta San Francisco by Sunrise Senior Living offers Independent living, assisted living and nursing/rehab. The Fountains at the Carlotta

The Park Lane in Monterey - Luxury CCRC or month-to-month rental option - all services available from independent to memory care.  Full social calendar, meals, housekeeping and more in this coastal area.

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