Millbrae, California, is located in the middle part of the state on the outskirts of San Francisco. This city has a population of just over 23,000 people, and around 19% are 65 years of age or older, which is higher than the national average of 16.5%. The warm temperatures, plentiful sunshine and lower-than-average crime rates make it a popular option for seniors seeking assisted living options.

Assisted living can be an option for older adults who need some assistance or want to have people close by in case of an emergency but still want to maintain some independence. Staff can help with medications, nutrition or activities of daily living, but overall, the residents are still taking care of themselves. In Millbrae, the average cost of assisted living is $6,100, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is well above the national average of $4,300 and state average of $5,000.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living services in Millbrae, California, as well as resources for those seeking care.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Millbrae, CA

Golden Age Inc

624 Cypress Avenue, Millbrae, CA, 94030

My dad has been settled for several months now, so he’s fine, and he is in Golden Age. I’m very happy with them. They take excellent care of my dad. He is very happy there. I don’t have any complaints … (read more)
My dad has been settled for several months now, so he’s fine, and he is in Golden Age. I’m very happy with them. They take excellent care of my dad. He is very happy there. I don’t have any complaints … (read more)

Heritage Royale

2 Henry Place, Millbrae, CA, 94030


Magnolia of Millbrae

201 Chadbourne Avenue, Millbrae, CA, 94030

Magnolia of Millbrae was a large community. It’s like one full block. It was spacious but was a little bit too large for my mother. I didn’t think she could kind of navigate the area. The staff and ev … (read more)
Magnolia of Millbrae was a large community. It’s like one full block. It was spacious but was a little bit too large for my mother. I didn’t think she could kind of navigate the area. The staff and ev … (read more)

Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA, 94030

Cadence Millbrae is located across from Green Hills Park in Millbrae, California. Visitors and residents compliment this independent living, assisted living and memory care community for its kind and … (read more)
Cadence Millbrae is located across from Green Hills Park in Millbrae, California. Visitors and residents compliment this independent living, assisted living and memory care community for its kind and … (read more)

Millbrae Manor

1001 HEMLOCK AVENUE, Millbrae, CA, 94030


J And V Family Care Home

329 San Pablo Avenue, Millbrae, CA, 94030


Millbrae Board & Care Home

815 Murchison Drive, Millbrae, CA, 94030


2015, 2016

Peninsula Del Rey

165 Pierce Street, Daly City, CA, 94015

Peninsula Del Rey’s rooms were very nice and spacious. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We were invited for a very nice brunch, and the food was great. They need to update the carpeting in t … (read more)
Peninsula Del Rey’s rooms were very nice and spacious. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We were invited for a very nice brunch, and the food was great. They need to update the carpeting in t … (read more)

Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404

Atria at Foster Square is tucked away in Foster City, California, a short drive from Laurelwood Park. Some of the most popular amenities include a fitness center, library and a studio. Residents enjoy … (read more)
Atria at Foster Square is tucked away in Foster City, California, a short drive from Laurelwood Park. Some of the most popular amenities include a fitness center, library and a studio. Residents enjoy … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, 94402

Sunrise of San Mateo, located in San Mateo, California, is an assisted living and memory care community offering studio, one and two-bedroom apartments — including companion suites — to retired se … (read more)
Sunrise of San Mateo, located in San Mateo, California, is an assisted living and memory care community offering studio, one and two-bedroom apartments — including companion suites — to retired se … (read more)

Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, 94002

Sunrise of Belmont is an assisted living facility located in Belmont, California just moments from Barrett Park and several banks, shopping centers and restaurants. Residents of the facility and their … (read more)
Sunrise of Belmont is an assisted living facility located in Belmont, California just moments from Barrett Park and several banks, shopping centers and restaurants. Residents of the facility and their … (read more)

Mills Estate Villa

1733 California Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010

The staff at Mills Estate Villa were wonderful. They were attentive and caring and treated my father like family. They were very accommodating to the family’s needs and made a point to get to know eac … (read more)
The staff at Mills Estate Villa were wonderful. They were attentive and caring and treated my father like family. They were very accommodating to the family’s needs and made a point to get to know eac … (read more)

Serra Highlands Senior Living

501 King Drive, Daly City, CA, 94015

I went and toured Serra Highlands Senior Living. It was very warm and welcoming. The facility seemed fine. The staff was very helpful. She showed us the packages, walked us through some rooms, and exp … (read more)
I went and toured Serra Highlands Senior Living. It was very warm and welcoming. The facility seemed fine. The staff was very helpful. She showed us the packages, walked us through some rooms, and exp … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Burlingame is an assisted living facility offering studio and one-bedroom apartments to seniors 55 and older and their small pets in Burlingame, California. Family members have said they’re pleased wi … (read more)
Burlingame is an assisted living facility offering studio and one-bedroom apartments to seniors 55 and older and their small pets in Burlingame, California. Family members have said they’re pleased wi … (read more)

Sunrise of Burlingame

1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Situated across the street from the Burlingame Plaza Shopping Center and Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Sunrise of Burlingame is located in the city of Burlingame, California, 15 minutes from San Francisco … (read more)
Situated across the street from the Burlingame Plaza Shopping Center and Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Sunrise of Burlingame is located in the city of Burlingame, California, 15 minutes from San Francisco … (read more)

AM Residential Care Home

1000 Balboa Ave, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Well, Burlingame is weather-wise too hot for Mom, or AM Residential would be among our top choices! The residents are happy, well dressed, interactive, and clean. The facility was older, but well kept … (read more)
Well, Burlingame is weather-wise too hot for Mom, or AM Residential would be among our top choices! The residents are happy, well dressed, interactive, and clean. The facility was older, but well kept … (read more)

Pacific Care Home II

3653 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo, CA, 94403

Pacifica Care Home II is located south of downtown San Mateo near the intersection of South El Camino Real and East Hillsdale Boulevard. The Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo Medical Center and Red … (read more)
Pacifica Care Home II is located south of downtown San Mateo near the intersection of South El Camino Real and East Hillsdale Boulevard. The Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo Medical Center and Red … (read more)

Golden Manor of San Bruno

2045 Sea Cliff Way, San Bruno, CA, 94066

Golden Manor of San Bruno is located in San Bruno, California, right next to Milagra Ridge. The facility offers private and semi-private rooms and independent living arrangements. Residents look forwa … (read more)
Golden Manor of San Bruno is located in San Bruno, California, right next to Milagra Ridge. The facility offers private and semi-private rooms and independent living arrangements. Residents look forwa … (read more)

The Trousdale

1600 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010

The Trousdale was clean. The community was bright and light. I talked to a couple of the residents and they seemed very happy there. It was a new facility, so it’s updated as far as the technology and … (read more)
The Trousdale was clean. The community was bright and light. I talked to a couple of the residents and they seemed very happy there. It was a new facility, so it’s updated as far as the technology and … (read more)

Heirloom Gardens of Burlingame

1424 Sanchez Ave, Burlingame, CA, 94080


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Millbrae

In Millbrae, and the greater state of California, assisted living facilities are governed by the California Department of Social Services at the state level and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the federal level.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Millbrae

  • The weather is one of the biggest draws to the Millbrae area. Summer highs average around 70 degrees, and winter lows only average in the mid-40s. The area gets no snow and only 25 inches of rain per year, which is 13 inches below the national average. Millbrae also gets 262 sunny days per year, on average, which is well above the U.S. average of 205.
  • The overall cost of living in Millbrae is more than three times that of the U.S. average, but much of this is because of the high housing costs. Health care, for example, is only 6% higher than the national average, and utility costs are 10% lower.
  • Millbrae has lower-than-average crime rates when it comes to both property and violent crime, so seniors and their loved ones can have peace of mind. The violent crime rate is less than half that of the national average.
  • Those living in the Millbrae area have easy access to the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. They can also go into San Francisco to visit UCSF Health.
  • While nearby San Francisco may have a reputation for smog, the air quality in this area, including in Millbrae, is actually rated as “good” by IQAir.

Paying for Assisted Living in Millbrae

In Millbrae, assisted living costs $6,100 per month, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. In California, the state average is $5,000 per month, and both of these figures are more than the national average of $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At just over $6,000, the cost of assisted living in Millbrae is about $1,100 more than the state average and $1,800 more than the national average. There are more expensive options, such as Santa Cruz at $6,800, but there are also cheaper options in cities such as Stockton and San Jose, which cost $3,500 and $5,875, respectively.

$6100

Millbrae

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$6800

Santa Cruz

$3500

Stockton

$5875

San Jose

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For those considering assisted living, it’s important to explore the price of other care options that may be more suitable or more affordable. In the Millbrae area, homemaker and home health aide services cost about the same as assisted living, at $6,101. Adult day care is the cheapest option, at just $1,950, and a private room in a nursing home facility is the most expensive, at $15,208. Semiprivate nursing home rooms cost $12,471 on average.

$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 Millbrae was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Millbrae

Millbrae seniors may apply for financial assistance to help them pay for the care they receive in an assisted living facility. Currently, there are two programs available, 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in California

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 Millbrae

As part of the greater San Francisco area, Millbrae has many resources available for those considering assisted living. These include local branches of federal and state services as well as community resources that can help make life easier for seniors.

Resource

Contact

Service

(650) 713-8447

The Millbrae area is serviced by the San Mateo Area Agency on Aging, which provides a variety of services for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging can offer advice to seniors about financial and legal matters and help them navigate Medicare issues. It's also home to the local ombudsman who ensures that assisted living facilities are providing adequate levels of care.

(415) 557-5000

The San Francisco County Veterans Service Office is available to Millbrae veterans who need help understanding their VA benefits. The staff can connect seniors to VA health care, and the office provides other services, such as financial counseling.

(650) 259-2370

Those in assisted living often enjoy getting out into the community for activities and social interactions. The Millbrae Senior Center can offer all of these things, with regular classes, clubs and trips scheduled.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Millbrae

Millbrae-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 California