18 Assisted Living Facilities near Gilroy, CA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gilroy, CA

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Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

Provides: Assisted Living
7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
"My mother is on a waitlist with the Merrill Gardens at Gilroy. They're an awesome place. So the first thing that impressed me about the tour was the representative, her name is Lisa. I have a..." More

Mary's House

Provides: Assisted Living
318 Churchill Place, Gilroy, CA 95020

Green Valley Residential Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
10512 Duke Dr., Gilroy, CA 95020

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Westmont of Morgan Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"My husband moved into Westmont of Morgan Hill. It's only been three days, but he's very excited. He likes it a lot. He is bragging about the food -- I guess the first night they had prime rib. You..." More

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Loma Clara Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
16515 Butterfield Blvd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"Loma Clara Senior Living was clean and was full of hospitality. I was acknowledged when I came through the front door. The person I was there to meet gave me an escort of the place and reviewed all..." More

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Valley Pines Senior Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
545 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"My mother lived at Valley Pines for five years. It was always comforting to know she was in such good hands, and with such a compassionate staff. It is family own operated and my mom was very happy..." More

Montecito Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
311 Montecito Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
"My mother is in Montecito Manor. It's bright and cheerful. They have nice furnishings and decorations for the season and holidays. They have pretty good food. The staff is very caring, considerate,..." More

De Un Amor

Provides: Assisted Living
460 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
"It has now been a year since making the difficult decision to move my father to a facility where he could get the 24/7 care he now needs. We made the right decision choosing De Un Amor! The..." More

Prima Vera Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
16095 Church Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
"Villa Serena of Morgan Hill is a very wonderful facility. We liked the price, the care, and the compassion. We also like the facility's cleanliness. I would recommend them, but they are extremely..." More

Whispering Pines Inn, Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
476 Los Viboras Road, Hollister, CA 95023
"My mom is doing fine at the Whispering Pines Inn - Llc. They're very caring, very accommodating to everything my mom and I need if I need to drop something off at the home or I need to update her..." More

South County Retirement Home Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
460 Church Ave, San Martin, CA 95046
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Blue Hammock Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Airport Blvd. Suite B, Freedom, CA 95019

Rillera'S Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Fletcher Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

Rillera'S Guest Home 2

Provides: Assisted Living
115 Gera Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

Rose Garden Rch

Provides: Assisted Living
310 Hathaway Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

Wesley House Iv

Provides: Assisted Living
922 Brewington Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

Cobblestone Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Linden Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Valley View Residential Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
155 Laken Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gilroy

    Gilroy is known as the Garlic Capital of the World because of its rich garlic crop and annual Garlic Festival. Located just inland of California's central coast, nestled along the Santa Cruz mountains, this community is a laid back, friendly town with a slow pace many retirees enjoy. The city of Gilroy has a population of 58,000, with over 13.4 percent seniors aged 65 and older, with 13 assisted living facilities. The Department of Social Services regulates assisted living facilities in the state of California, and the Senior Care Licensing Program licenses and monitors continuing care retirement communities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gilroy

    • The weather in Gilroy is characterized by temperate seasons year-round. July high temperatures average around 87 degrees, January lows are 39. Those who have health conditions alleviated by warm weather may find relief here.

    • Crime rates in Gilroy, both violent and property, are slightly higher than the national average. Seniors are advised to use caution. 

    • Cost of living for Gilroy is 206, compared to a U.S. base of 100. Grocery and healthcare costs fall close to the national average. Housing costs, however, are more than four times the U.S. average which may affect assisted living costs for seniors on a budget. 

    • The Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority provides limited transportation, including door-to-door for seniors and those with a qualifying disability, in the Gilroy area. 

    • The city of Gilroy has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Gilroy Senior Center, an organization that provides exercise classes, education and enrichment opportunities, and plenty of opportunities for seniors to enjoy organic socialization. 

    • The Gilroy area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Louise Regional Hospital and Valley Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Gilroy

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,172.00 Morgan Hill
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,728.00 Salinas
    $3,500.00 Gilroy
    $3,330.00 Scotts Valley

    Assisted Living costs in Gilroy start around $3,500 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy

    Senior citizens in California, as well as those with a qualifying disability, may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), which is a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver that was created by legislation that directed the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

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    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 Gilroy

    Gilroy 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 Gilroy, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gilroy

    Gilroy-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 Gilroy

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      Merrill Gardens at Gilroy was nice. The physical appearance of the community was good overall. They have a dining area and a laundry room. I had a family member who stayed there. Their staff was ve... Read more

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      My mother is on a waitlist with the Merrill Gardens at Gilroy. They're an awesome place. So the first thing that impressed me about the tour was the representative, her name is Lisa. I have a frien... Read more

    • Review of Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

      Mother moved into Merrill Gardens. It's clean, pleasant, and friendly. They have everything. They have outings, board games, movies, creative writing groups, crossword puzzle groups, cooking, greet... Read more

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