75 Assisted Living Facilities near Burlingame, CA
There are 75 Assisted Living Facilities in the Burlingame area, with 9 in Burlingame and 66 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Burlingame is $4,869 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include San Mateo with an average starting cost of $4,658.
To help you with your search, browse the 177 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Burlingame. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Burlingame 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Millbrae with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burlingame
Burlingame, nicknamed the City of Trees for its abundance of Eucalyptus, is located on the San Francisco Peninsula just 16 miles from the heart of San Francisco. This coastal city is considered the “gateway to San Francisco.” Seniors in Burlingame make up 13.7 percent of the population. There are nine assisted living facilities in Burlingame which are regulated by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD). The Department uses the term Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) and defines them as facilities that provide residences and care for seniors over 60.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burlingame
- Seniors who like outdoor activities benefit from Burlingame’s warm Mediterranean climate. Winters can be slightly chilly but the temps rarely dip below 43 degrees Fahrenheit in January. High temps in July average around 74 degrees. Snow almost never falls in the city and rainfall averages 24 inches annually, below the U.S. average of 39.
- Burlingame offers seniors plenty of entertainment and attractions including The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, the Shorebird Sanctuary and the Peninsula Museum of Art. The Senior Citizen Organization of Burlingame is a social club that offers games, bazaars and luncheons for residents over 65.
- The cost of living in Burlingame is quite high, 358.9 percent higher than the U.S. average, which might be an issue for seniors living on a budget. Most of this is due to high housing costs but transportation and groceries are also above national averages. Health care costs are slightly below the U.S. median.
- Burlingame is safer than 12 percent of other U.S. cities. Property crime is moderately low with a score of 35.9 out of 100 with 100 representing high crime. Violent crime is even lower with a score of 14.9 out of 100, so seniors can feel safe traveling around the city.
- Burlingame offers a couple of public transportation options for seniors who don’t drive. The Burlingame trolley offers free rides through downtown. SamTrans provides buses with several routes and reduced fares for seniors.
- Seniors on a budget should note that California does tax income from retirement accounts and pensions but social security benefits are exempt.
Paying for Assisted Living in Burlingame
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Assisted Living costs in Burlingame start around $4,897 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Burlingame and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Burlingame
Seniors seeking financial aid for assisted living in Burlingame may apply through the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program, a program that helps seniors transition to assisted living.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Burlingame
Burlingame and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Burlingame, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burlingame
Burlingame-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Burlingame
Review of Sunrise of Burlingame
My father is in Sunrise of Burlingame. The staff has been very caring and responsive to the pandemic. There have been very few cases reported of the virus, which is remarkable considering what I he... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Burlingame
Sunrise of Burlingame was a nice community. I spent a nice afternoon with the staff, which was very nice. They took me around. They had just remodeled the place. They're doing more work on it. I sa... Read more
Review of Mills Estate Villa
I first found out about Mills Estate and Burlingame Villas years ago when I wrote an article for a newspaper I used to work at. When my mother needed care, I have placed her in Mills Estate Villa f... Read more