Milpitas is home to over 80,200 residents, including nearly 9,800 seniors aged 65 or older. Located on the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay Area in Santa Clara County, Milpitas offers 31 community parks and numerous recreational opportunities, including senior activities. Seniors can also find plenty of shopping opportunities at the Great Mall of the Bay Area, the largest enclosed mall in Northern California.

Assisted living offers a safe residential setting for active seniors needing personalized supportive care but wish to retain their independence. Milpitas is located in one of the most expensive areas of California, so seniors can expect to pay about $6,100 per month for assisted living. This amount is higher than both the state and national averages, but comes with the perks of living in the Bay Area.

This guide covers aspects of assisted living in Milpitas, including the average cost of assisted living in the city compared to surrounding communities and other senior living options. It also offers several benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Milpitas, as well as a list of free local resources for older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Milpitas, CA

Westmont Milpitas

1620 So. Main Street, Milpitas, CA, 95035


Fla Care Homes Inc.

79 Heath Street, Milpitas, CA, 95035


Sweet Dreams Care Home Llc

1187 Park Grove Drive, Milpitas, CA, 95035


Santos Care Home

1706 Mt. Ranier Ave., Milpitas, CA, 95035


2013, 2014, 2015

Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA, 95125

We went to tour Atria Willow Glen. The place is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are welcoming. There are lots of walking areas. It’s seven acres, so they have a wonderful site, they have a pool, and … (read more)
We went to tour Atria Willow Glen. The place is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are welcoming. There are lots of walking areas. It’s seven acres, so they have a wonderful site, they have a pool, and … (read more)

2016

Belmont Village San Jose

500 S. Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA, 95128

Belmont Village San Jose is located in the prime Santana Row district of West San Jose, with easy access to a variety of shopping and dining options. Visitors say that activities such as exercise prog … (read more)
Belmont Village San Jose is located in the prime Santana Row district of West San Jose, with easy access to a variety of shopping and dining options. Visitors say that activities such as exercise prog … (read more)

2015, 2016

Atria Sunnyvale

175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, Atria Sunnyvale is near the downtown area of Sunnyvale, California, home to the Apple Campus, California’s Great America park and part of the Silicon Valley. Visitor … (read more)
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, Atria Sunnyvale is near the downtown area of Sunnyvale, California, home to the Apple Campus, California’s Great America park and part of the Silicon Valley. Visitor … (read more)

2016

Carlton Senior Living Fremont

3800 Walnut Avenue, Fremont, CA, 94538

Carlton Senior Living Fremont is located at the heart of Fremont, California, close to Central Park and Lake Elizabeth for a day out with family and friends, and near major medical facilities so that … (read more)
Carlton Senior Living Fremont is located at the heart of Fremont, California, close to Central Park and Lake Elizabeth for a day out with family and friends, and near major medical facilities so that … (read more)

2015, 2016

Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA, 94536

I visited Cogir of Fremont Senior Living in person. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The whole facility is superb, but the price was not what I was looking for. There’s no … (read more)
I visited Cogir of Fremont Senior Living in person. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The whole facility is superb, but the price was not what I was looking for. There’s no … (read more)

2016, 2022

Belmont Village Sunnyvale

1039 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Centrally located in the Silicon Valley of Sunnyvale, California, Belmont Village Sunnyvale is only minutes from Sunken Gardens Golf Course and Lawrence Square Shopping Center. Visitors say the commun … (read more)
Centrally located in the Silicon Valley of Sunnyvale, California, Belmont Village Sunnyvale is only minutes from Sunken Gardens Golf Course and Lawrence Square Shopping Center. Visitors say the commun … (read more)

2014, 2016, 2017

Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support

2384 Pacific Drive, Santa Clara, CA, 95051

Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support is nestled in a residential neighborhood just off the Lawrence Expressway in Santa Clara, California, only minutes from Lawrence Square Shopping Ce … (read more)
Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support is nestled in a residential neighborhood just off the Lawrence Expressway in Santa Clara, California, only minutes from Lawrence Square Shopping Ce … (read more)

Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA, 95128

Oakmont of San Jose is located in the bustling neighborhood of Fruitdale in San Jose, California, just minutes from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Interstate 280. Residents and visitors praise … (read more)
Oakmont of San Jose is located in the bustling neighborhood of Fruitdale in San Jose, California, just minutes from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Interstate 280. Residents and visitors praise … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Sunnyvale

633 S. Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Sunrise of Sunnyvale is situated in Sunnyvale, California, near the interchange of Highways 82 and 85. It’s close to a variety of stores and restaurants, Sutter Health and El Camino Hospital. Family m … (read more)
Sunrise of Sunnyvale is situated in Sunnyvale, California, near the interchange of Highways 82 and 85. It’s close to a variety of stores and restaurants, Sutter Health and El Camino Hospital. Family m … (read more)

Parkview RCH #2

919 Rosette Court, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

The Parkview RCH#2 is very nice, and the people are very nice. It’s assisted living, and my wife moved there. She is currently out again because she’s hospitalized. They provide activities like taking … (read more)
The Parkview RCH#2 is very nice, and the people are very nice. It’s assisted living, and my wife moved there. She is currently out again because she’s hospitalized. They provide activities like taking … (read more)

2All About Seniors

1474 Pompey Drive, San Jose, CA, 95128

All About Seniors is an actual home setting, so it’s very homey, comfortable, and has a relaxed feel. The staff also lives there so they take care of the place very well, it’s very clean. The food is … (read more)
All About Seniors is an actual home setting, so it’s very homey, comfortable, and has a relaxed feel. The staff also lives there so they take care of the place very well, it’s very clean. The food is … (read more)

Juliet Stephen RCH

909 College Drive, San Jose, CA, 95128

My mother moved into Juliet Stephen RCH. It was a very good experience. Their response time when you push the button is so far it’s always been under a minute. That’s a huge thing right now. It’s like … (read more)
My mother moved into Juliet Stephen RCH. It was a very good experience. Their response time when you push the button is so far it’s always been under a minute. That’s a huge thing right now. It’s like … (read more)

Willie Care Home

1194 South Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

I toured Willie Care Home for my father, and it was very positive. The owner was really friendly, and they provided the information that we needed, so it was good. The place was very nice, it was clea … (read more)
I toured Willie Care Home for my father, and it was very positive. The owner was really friendly, and they provided the information that we needed, so it was good. The place was very nice, it was clea … (read more)

Bellerose Senior Living

100 Bellerose Drive, San Jose, CA, 95128

My father is in Bellerose Senior Living and it’s been going great. It’s close enough to the house that many of the neighbors and his friends in the community can visit him. It’s very clean, and it’s g … (read more)
My father is in Bellerose Senior Living and it’s been going great. It’s close enough to the house that many of the neighbors and his friends in the community can visit him. It’s very clean, and it’s g … (read more)

Sonnet Hill Senior Living

429 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA, 95126


Rose Garden Court

960 Vermont Street, San Jose, CA, 95126

Rose Garden Court is only one tiny place. There’s no independent living there. It’s surprisingly well run, and the director is very nice. It’s very clean. I didn’t see as many amenities though. It’s l … (read more)
Rose Garden Court is only one tiny place. There’s no independent living there. It’s surprisingly well run, and the director is very nice. It’s very clean. I didn’t see as many amenities though. It’s l … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Milpitas

Field staff from the Adult and Senior Care Program perform regulatory inspections of residential care facilities for the elderly, such as assisted living facilities. This program is part of the California Department of Social Services, Senior Care Licensing Program, which is in charge of monitoring and licensing facilities in Milpitas and throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Milpitas

  • California doesn’t tax Social Security income, which benefits retirees in Milpitas. However, most other retirement benefits are taxed. Seniors with significant incomes pay substantial income taxes, but income taxes for those with lower to middle incomes are relatively reasonable.
  • Sales taxes in Santa Clara County are higher than 83.8% of other California cities and counties. The total combined sales tax rate is 9%. However, prescription drugs and groceries aren’t taxed, which may be beneficial to seniors.
  • Santa Clara County has been part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network since March 2020 and collaborated with its 15 cities to create age-friendly communities. These communities implement an age-friendly destination for all county parks and focus on targeted health-related challenges for older adults.
  • Although property crime in Milpitas is slightly higher than the national average, violent crime is much lower. On a scale of one to 100, Milpitas rates a 13.1 for violent crime compared to 22.7 nationwide and 25.2 statewide. Assisted living facilities generally have security features to ensure resident safety.

  • Milpitas only gets an average of 16 inches of rain and zero inches of snow annually, while the national average is 38 inches and 28 inches, respectively. Outdoorsy seniors benefit from mild weather year-round with six comfortable months when high temperatures range between 70 and 85 degrees. On the comfort index scale, Milpitas receives a 9.9 out of 10 for its summer climate.
  • Milpitas has an extremely high overall cost of living that’s more than double the national average. A significant cause of this inflated cost is because housing costs are four times higher than the national average. However, seniors in assisted living aren’t looking to buy a home, and they benefit from health care costs that are nearly identical to the national average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Milpitas

Milpitas’ proximity to San Francisco may contribute to its higher assisted living costs. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Milpitas is $6,100, which is $1,100 more than the statewide average and $1,800 higher than the national median.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Milpitas’ higher-than-average cost of assisted living makes it more expensive than many other surrounding communities, but not all of them. Its cost is higher than Modesto’s by $2,100 and Vallejo’s by $1,600. Alternately, Milpitas’ cost is lower than Napa’s by $150 and Santa Cruz’s by $700.

$6100

Milpitas

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$4000

Modesto

$4500

Vallejo

$6250

Napa

$6800

Santa Cruz

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who are unsure of the right type of care for their needs and budget may compare assisted living to other options. Adult day health care is the least expensive option and provides the lowest amount of care. In Milpitas, it costs an average of $1,950 per month. In-home care, which includes both homemaker and home health aide services, is only $1 more per month than assisted living. Nursing home facilities are the highest cost option and provide the most care. Semiprivate rooms run about $12,471 and private rooms cost about $15,208 in Milpitas.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Milpitas

Low-income seniors residing in Milpitas may be eligible to apply for government funding to help pay for assisted living. There are currently two programs available: the 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program through Medi-Cal 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 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 Milpitas

Seniors have a multitude of resources available on a local and countywide level. These resources offer a range of services and programs that benefit aging adults by helping them remain active, social and part of their community.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(408) 586-3400

The Barbara Lee Senior Center provides a variety of activities for seniors aged 50 and older, including art and enrichment classes, fitness classes and presentations, as well as friendly competitions of pool, ping pong and board games. It also regularly provides blood pressure readings, health insurance counseling, a loan closet, legal services, AARP free tax appointments and outreach transportation. Members can take advantage of its social services resource area, as well as a lounge area for reading, watching television and socializing.

(408) 755-7600

DAAS assists all Santa Clara County's senior residents by promoting an age-friendly community and striving to ensure a safe, independent lifestyle. Its services include adult protective services, nutrition programs and providing resources for older adults, among others.

(408) 378-4010

The Santa Clara County Fire Department serves as an information and referral service for seniors throughout Santa Clara County. It helps older adults find the programs and services they need through its Community Education Services.

Sourcewise, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports seniors throughout Santa Clara County by providing access to services and resources that are vital to adults aged 60 or older. It strives to educate and prepare older adults to better navigate their life and health options. Programs it provides include information and awareness services, senior employment services, a farmers market program, volunteer opportunities and an online resource directory.

(408) 468-0100

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County offers numerous services to seniors, which includes serving as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for older adults living in assisted living facilities within the county. The LTCO program helps ensure residents are being cared for properly. Its Handicapables Program provides opportunities for socialization with bimonthly gatherings, which may include an optional Mass, group discussions, lunch, entertainment and/or speakers. It also offers group outings to cultural events, recreational activities and educational programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Milpitas

Milpitas-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