There are a number of great options for Assisted Living in San Jose and the greater Bay Area. This article reviews Assisted Living facilities in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and the Peninsula, and covers the features and costs of Assisted Living at several facilities.
San Jose Assisted Living Facilities
A great option for assisted living in San Jose itself is Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen. This facility is part of a large nation-wide chain of assisted living residences, so it’s operated with experience. Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen rates start at $2695/month, and can go up to about $3300/month if a great deal of assistance is needed. Alzheimer’s care is also provided, at a rate of about $5700/month. You can reach Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen at 1 (866) 897-0257, code 2145.
Assisted Living in San Francisco
The Willow Glen area has several assisted living options. Another respected residence is Atria Willow Glen Assisted Living. Atria Willow Glen has several levels of assistance available for residents, from those looking for simple Independent Living, up to Assisted Living, and also Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Atria Willow Glen takes special care to keep its residents active and engaged, and employs a full-time activities director to that end. Monthly rates at Atria Willow Glen start at $2500 for Independent Living, and go up depending on the level of assistance needed. For an individual needing near-constant assistance, rates could go as high as $4900/month. Alzheimer’s care caries a separate rate of about $6400/month.
Assisted Living Near Berkeley
One of the lower-cost bay area assisted living options in terms of monthly rent is Cardinal Point at Mariner Square, located north of Berkeley near 880. Monthly rent runs at about $1500 – $2000, and the facility has a great deal of unusual comforts–a private theater, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. This is a “buy-in” facility, and residents essentially purchase an apartment when they enter. This purchase is about $50,000, but it may be recoverable upon leaving the facility. For more details, you can reach Cardinal Point at 1 (866) 897-0257, code 2747.
Nearby, in Oakland, is Sunrise of Oakland Hills. Sunrise of Oakland hills has nicely landscaped grounds, with pleasant views of the Bay Area from the hills. The facility offers the usual amenities of Assisted Living, and also offers memory care. Monthly costs at Sunrise of Oakland Hills start at about $3400/month, and depend of course on the level of care needed.
A bit further east, just over the hills, is Aegis of Moraga. Aegis of Moraga has a full range of care levels available, from Assisted Living to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. This community takes a special interest in keeping residents active, and offers such features as a library, movies, and wellness programs. Licensed nurses are also available around the clock. Aegis of Moraga costs start at about $4500 per month, with additional services costing extra depending on the level of care needed. This Assisted Living Facility can be reached at 1 (866) 897-0257, extension 2759.
Assisted Living in the Peninsula: Palo Alto, San Mateo, Burlingame
The Bay Area Peninsula has a tremendous number of Assisted Living options. Within Palo Alto, there is Webster House(1-866-897-0257, extension 1640), an Assisted and Independent Living Facility (no Alzheimer’s care), located very close to downtown Palo Alto and to Stanford. Rates at Webster House start at about $4000 per month. Sunrise of Palo Alto is another great option, and it does offer Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Sunrise of Palo Alto offers a few amenities that are a bit harder to find in Assisted Living Facilities, like an on-site beauty and barber shop, as well as the standard amenities (housekeeping, meals, activities, etc.). Sunrise of Palo Alto costs about $4000/month, depending on the level of assistance needed.
One of the most upscale Assisted Living residences in the entire Bay Area is the Classic Residence by Hyatt in Palo Alto. You will have to see the photos to get an idea of just how luxurious this residence is. The finishings are meticulous, the food amazing, and the grounds spectacular. The Classic is a “buy-in” facility, requiring a residential purchase that will be about $750,000. On top of this, monthly upkeep & cost of care is about $4000. You can inquire about the The Classic at 1 (866) 897-0257, extension 1118.
A bit farther north, an Assisted Living facility on the border of Redwood City and Menlo Park, is Woodside Terrace. Woodside Terrace is owned by the experienced, nation-wide Brookdale Senior Living. Brookdale focuses a great deal on individualized care & comfort, and has ongoing assessments to keep assistance up-to-date as a resident’s needs change. As for this particular facility, it has a swimming pool, welcomes pets, and provides regular transportation to residents that need it. The grounds themselves are clean and well-kept. Independent Living at Woodside Terrace starts at about $3000/month. Assisted Living starts at $3300, with additional assistance costing up to $1000 more per month. You can reach Woodside Terrace at 1 (866) 897-0257, extension 2763.
Assisted Living in San Francisco
Within the city limits of San Francisco, there are actually on a few Assisted Living Facilities. One assisted living facility in San Francisco is The Carlisle, on the northern edge of Japantown. The Carlisle is a little unusual in that residents must enter as Independent Living residents–needing no medical assistance. Then, if their needs change, a resident can transition to Assisted Living at the The Carlisle. The Carlisle is a buy-in facility, requiring a residential purchase of about $190,000. Monthly maintenance fees are an additional $3000 (approximately–call for details). The Carlisle can be reached at 1 (866) 897-0257, extension 3058.
Another option for assisted living in San Francisco is Alma Via of San Francisco, on the city’s southern edge just north of Daly City. Alma Via is part of a Catholic tradition, and is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Alma Via base monthly rates are about $4500, with additional assistance costing around another $1000 per month. Memory care is provided at a flat rate of $6600 per month. Alma Via of San Francisco can be reached at 1 (866) 897-0257, code 2760.
Just south of the city, providing assisted living in South San Francisco, is Aegis of San Francisco. Aegis of San Francisco is a stately facility with an upscale elegance. The rooms are richly furnished, and nurses are available around-the-clock. Aegis of San Francisco provides both Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s care. Rates at Aegis of San Francisco depend on the level of care needed, but start at about $4500/month. The phone number for Aegis of San Francisco is 1 (866) 897-0257, code 2755.
We will be constantly updating this article as we gather information on more assisted living options in the Bay Area. If you know of an assisted living facility or independent living facility in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Mateo, Marin, or anywhere in the bay area, comment below to let us know!