Gilroy is the southernmost incorporated city in the San Francisco Bay Area, located close to San Jose and not far from the Central California farm belt. Home to about 58,000 people, nearly 12% of the city's residents are aged 65 and over. Seniors here have easy access to shops, health care facilities and restaurants in the nearby metropolitan areas. The city has a pleasant climate, so there are also recreational opportunities nearby.
Several assisted living communities serve the seniors of Gilroy with caregivers on staff and assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, shopping and meal preparation. These are not medical care facilities, though the seniors who live in these communities may need help caring for themselves. Assisted living costs an average of $6,000 a month in Gilroy, which is higher than the national average but lower than the California average.
This guide contains information about assisted living in Gilroy, along with cost estimates and information about how communities are regulated in California. There's also a helpful list of local nonprofit agencies that can help seniors find high-quality care and get the support they need to thrive in whatever senior living arrangement they choose.