67 Assisted Living Facilities near Castro Valley, CA
With an average cost of $4,200 in Castro Valley, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 34 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 6 facilities in Castro Valley.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Castro Valley, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Castro Valley
Castro Valley is a small unincorporated area that is only approximately 14 square miles in area. It is about 30 miles east of San Francisco and conveniently located along Interstate 238. Seniors can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Chabot which offers an excellent getaway for those who enjoy the outdoors. For those looking for an assisted living facility in the city, Castro Valley has seven within the downtown area and 54 nearby. Also referred to as residential care facilities, assisted living communities in Castro Valley are regulated by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. The majority of residents in residential care facilities are 60 years of age or older and all with varying degrees of care requirements.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Castro Valley
- The Castro Valley area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Eden Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Castro Valley has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides resources on health and nutrition, as well as at least three senior centers.
Envoy is a family concierge service that provides transportation to seniors living in Castro Valley. The service can also provide personal shopping, run errands and even help put away groceries.
- The cost of living scale is based on the U.S. average of 100. In Castro Valley, the cost of living is rated 201 which is also higher than the state’s average of 152. Seniors living on a budget may find it difficult to manage money.
Crime is ranked on a scale of one (low) to 100 (high). In Castro Valley, violent crime is 37.7 which is slightly higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 37.6 which is lower than the national average of 38.1. For seniors who enjoy getting out to explore the city, the crime rate in Castro Valley makes the area relatively safe.
- For seniors who want to get away from snowy winters, Castro Valley rarely gets any snow throughout the year. Summer highs are around 76 degrees while January lows are around 42.
Paying for Assisted Living in Castro Valley
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in California
Assisted Living costs in Castro Valley start around $4,200 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley
Seniors who need assistance paying for an assisted living facility in Castro Valley may qualify for the state's Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program. Room and board are not covered in the waiver program but several supportive services are, including personal care assistance, medication administration and meal preparation.
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 Castro Valley
Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Castro Valley
Castro Valley-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.
Other Options in Castro Valley, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Castro Valley
Review of Lake Chabot Care Home
My mother-in-law was at Lake Chabot Care Home. That place was perfect for her. They were much smaller and I think they were one of those that were converted homes, so I think they only had a maximu... Read more
Review of Castro Village Care Home
My mom is at Castro Village Care Home at the moment. It's a good place for her. The difficulty for her is that she is still adjusting and her not being able to walk. She just stopped walking in May... Read more
Review of Carefield Castro Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care
Carefield Castro Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care was a very, very nice place. It seemed to be well managed and well kept. They apparently were significantly under capacity. They're only ar... Read more