Hayward is part of Alameda County and the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Often touted as the Heart of the Bay, Hayward boasts a historic downtown with buildings dating back to the 1860s, and it’s a short 26-mile drive from downtown San Francisco. About 159,200 people call Hayward home, approximately 19,264 of whom are seniors aged 65 or older. While this may sound small compared to many California cities, active seniors enjoy the pleasant year-round climate and lots of outdoor and cultural activities.

Assisted living facilities offer seniors a place to call home that lets them remain independent while receiving the extra help they need with daily tasks. These facilities also offer recreational activities, and family members enjoy peace of mind knowing that their loved one can get assistance whenever they need it. Hayward seniors pay an average of $6,100 per month for assisted living care, which is higher than the state and national averages but comes with all the perks of living in the Bay Area.

This guide covers assisted living costs in Hayward and compares those costs to rates in nearby cities, as well as the cost of other senior care options. It also includes information about the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Hayward and a list of free local resources that provide assistance to seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Hayward, CA

2014, 2015

Casa Sandoval Senior Living

1200 Russell Way, Hayward, CA, 94541

Casa Sandoval Senior Living is an independent living and assisted living. Their memory care is in process at that time. Many years ago, my father-in-law lived there. It’s a seven-story building, and t … (read more)
Casa Sandoval Senior Living is an independent living and assisted living. Their memory care is in process at that time. Many years ago, my father-in-law lived there. It’s a seven-story building, and t … (read more)

Landmark Villa

21000 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA, 94541

Landmark Villa is an assisted living facility situated in Hayward, California and offers one-bedroom apartments and customized care plans. Residents and their loved ones appreciate Landmark Villa’s se … (read more)
Landmark Villa is an assisted living facility situated in Hayward, California and offers one-bedroom apartments and customized care plans. Residents and their loved ones appreciate Landmark Villa’s se … (read more)

Arcadian Residential Community

24647 Mohr Drive, Hayward, CA, 94545

Arcadian Residential Community is an assisted living facility located in Hayward, California, which offers independent living, assisted living and memory care to residents. Housing options include pri … (read more)
Arcadian Residential Community is an assisted living facility located in Hayward, California, which offers independent living, assisted living and memory care to residents. Housing options include pri … (read more)

Scott Villa

1560 Middle Lane, Hayward, CA, 94545

Scott Villa provides 24-hour care in Hayward, California, in a downtown area just off the coast and slightly south of Hayward Executive Airport. The homelike setting offers semi-private rooms for resi … (read more)
Scott Villa provides 24-hour care in Hayward, California, in a downtown area just off the coast and slightly south of Hayward Executive Airport. The homelike setting offers semi-private rooms for resi … (read more)

St. Lourdes Home

1626 Ashbury Lane, Hayward, CA, 94546

St. Lourdes Home is an assisted living community located within close range of many of Hayward’s medical service providers. Family members have peace of mind knowing their loved one is living just beh … (read more)
St. Lourdes Home is an assisted living community located within close range of many of Hayward’s medical service providers. Family members have peace of mind knowing their loved one is living just beh … (read more)

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center

22427 Montgomery Street, Hayward, CA, 94541

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Hayward, California, a San Francisco Bay Area city. Room service is available at Bethesda with attention … (read more)
Bethesda Christian Retirement Center is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Hayward, California, a San Francisco Bay Area city. Room service is available at Bethesda with attention … (read more)

Stanton Manor

1309 Ruus Lane, Hayward, CA, 94544

I never knew how difficult it would be to put my father IN A HOME, for care but he suffers from Alzhiemers and also denial of Alzhiemers, so if he could be told he has a job there and given light duti … (read more)
I never knew how difficult it would be to put my father IN A HOME, for care but he suffers from Alzhiemers and also denial of Alzhiemers, so if he could be told he has a job there and given light duti … (read more)

High Country Care

27965 High Country Drive , Hayward, CA, 94542

High Country Care provides assisted living in a welcoming, vibrant residential setting in Hayward, California. Residents of the facility and their loved ones praise the family atmosphere and the kind, … (read more)
High Country Care provides assisted living in a welcoming, vibrant residential setting in Hayward, California. Residents of the facility and their loved ones praise the family atmosphere and the kind, … (read more)

St. Regis Retirement Center

23950 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA, 94544

St. Regis Retirement Center was really dark. There was a nice, large dining area. The owner was a doctor, so he was very familiar with my mom’s medical condition. The room they showed me was a very ni … (read more)
St. Regis Retirement Center was really dark. There was a nice, large dining area. The owner was a doctor, so he was very familiar with my mom’s medical condition. The room they showed me was a very ni … (read more)

Diana’s Care Home

27402 Manon Avenue, Hayward, CA, 94544

Diana’s Care Home is nestled in downtown Hayward, California, an equal distance from the waterfront and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. The cheerful staff provides daily care and assistance for the r … (read more)
Diana’s Care Home is nestled in downtown Hayward, California, an equal distance from the waterfront and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. The cheerful staff provides daily care and assistance for the r … (read more)

Villa Morada

1182 E Street, Hayward, CA, 94541


Montgomery Springs Manor

22107 Montgomery Street, Hayward, CA, 94541

Montgomery Springs Manor is located in beautiful Hayward, California, close to the shoreline, Castro Valley and Hayward Executive Airport. Friendly, welcoming staff provides round-the-clock assistance … (read more)
Montgomery Springs Manor is located in beautiful Hayward, California, close to the shoreline, Castro Valley and Hayward Executive Airport. Friendly, welcoming staff provides round-the-clock assistance … (read more)

Jomok Care Home

999 Torrano Avenue, Hayward, CA, 94542


New Bellevue Manor

3056 Randall Way, Hayward, CA, 94541


Pirounakis, Inc.

17031 Ragland St., Hayward, CA, 94541



House Of Ruth Elderly Care Home

27472 Calaroga Avenue, Hayward, CA, 94545


Julian Family Carehome

26798 Contessa Street, Hayward, CA, 94545


Lotus Residential Care

1738 Bobolink Court, Hayward, CA, 94545


Sheiferd Residential Care For The Elderly

343 Westchester Street, Hayward, CA, 94544


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hayward

Hayward assisted living facilities are licensed and monitored by the California Department of Social Services Senior Care Licensing Program. Field staff from the Adult and Senior Care Program perform regulatory inspections of all residential care facilities for the elderly and continuing care retirement communities, including assisted living residences across the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hayward

  • Hayward’s weather is pleasant year-round, with some of the coolest daily temperatures occurring during the normally sweltering summer months. July, August and September are the nicest months of the year with highs averaging between 70 and 85 degrees and little to no humidity. Snow is a rare occurrence, and the average lows in the coldest winter months rarely drop below 42 degrees.
  • The overall cost of living in Hayward is about 9% higher than the statewide average, mainly due to Hayward’s housing costs. However, the cost of utilities is about 9.5% less and transportation is nearly 7% cheaper in Hayward compared to the California average.
  • In Hayward, Social Security benefits are not taxed by the state, unlike most other retirement benefits. California is noted for having high sales taxes, and Hayward is one of six cities in Alameda County with the highest sales tax rates statewide. However, groceries and prescription drugs are tax exempt.
  • California is an AARP designated Age-Friendly State, and Alameda County is part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities facilitated by AARP. The Alameda County Council for Age-Friendly Communities offers a range of resources for older adults in Hayward and throughout the county. It strives to make the entire county more livable for residents of all ages and abilities.
  • Following a major spike in violent crime in 2007, Hayward saw violent crime drop by more than 36% in 2011, and it’s stayed low ever since. In 2019, violent crime in Hayward was much lower than the statewide median and slightly lower than the national average. Property crime remains higher than the state and national averages, but assisted living facilities have security measures in place to protect residents and their property.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hayward

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Hayward is $6,100, making it one of the more costly areas in California. This is $1,100 higher than the California average and $1,800 higher than the national median.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While assisted living in Hayward is higher than the state average, it’s only slightly higher than some nearby communities and cheaper than a few. Hayward’s average assisted living cost is only $100 higher than Santa Rosa’s and about $225 higher than San Jose’s. However, it beats the average cost of assisted living in Napa by $150 and Santa Cruz by a whopping $700 per month.

$6100

Hayward

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$6800

Santa Cruz

$5875

San Jose

$6250

Napa

$6000

Santa Rosa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Besides assisted living, seniors may also explore other types of senior care in Hayward. Adult day health care, now known as community-based adult services in California, is the least expensive option at $1,950 per month. Seniors wanting to age in place can receive homemaker or home health aide services for an average cost of $6,101 per month, which is $1 higher than assisted living facilities. The costliest option is nursing home care, which costs about $12,471 per month for a semiprivate room and $15,208 for private accommodations. 

$6101

Homemaker Services

$6101

Home Health Aide

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$6100

Assisted Living Facility

$12471

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$15208

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Hayward was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hayward

Low-income seniors in Hayward may qualify for financial aid to help pay for assisted living. There are two programs available that provide funding for eligible seniors, including Medi-Cal, which offers an Assisted Living Waiver program, and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hayward

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 Hayward

Seniors in Hayward can take advantage of numerous free resources available from local organizations throughout Alameda County. Local nonprofits and city, county and state government agencies provide an array of no-cost services to ensure seniors get the support they need to maintain their independence and well-being. 

ResourceContact Services
Alameda County Social Services Agency (510) 577-1900 or (510) 670-6000Alameda County Social Services assists older adults and disabled individuals through its offices in cities countywide, including the Eden Area Multi-Service Center in Haywood. Programs include protective services, food and nutrition for older adults, in-home supportive services, housing assistance and other services intended to promote the health, social and well-being of aging adults throughout the county. 
Alameda County’s Area Agency on Aging (510) 577-1907Alameda County’s AAA works with community-based organizations and public and private sector partners to assist older adults throughout Alameda County. Services include adult day care, family caregiver support, food and nutrition programs, legal assistance, long-term care ombudsman programs, senior centers and senior information and assistance, among others. 
Hayward Area Recreation & Parks District Senior Centers(510) 881-6766H.A.R.D. Senior Centers in Hayward and nearby Castro Valley are open to all seniors aged 50 and older and offer classes, activities, weekday lunches, travel opportunities, pool tables, Wi-Fi, woodshops and senior social services, among others. 
Age-Friendly Alameda County(800) 510-2020 or (510) 577-3530Age-Friendly Alameda County provides access to local services, information about current policy efforts to support older adults throughout the county and resources to learn about the efforts to improve the county’s livability for residents of all ages. The program also teaches seniors ways to ensure their voices are heard. 
Hayward Operated Paratransit(510) 583-4230The HOP program supplements Alameda County’s East Bay Paratransit service when it’s unable to provide service. HOP is available to Hayward residents aged 70 or older, as well as those who can’t drive or use public transportation due to a disability or medical condition. The program provides same-day transportation, prescheduled door-to-door transportation, group trips, meal delivery and the Safe Routes for Seniors project.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hayward

Hayward-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hayward