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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mountain View, CA for 2024

 

Mountain View is a large community of approximately 81,000 residents, just over 11% of whom are aged 65 and over. The city offers an inviting environment for retirees seeking long-term care through low crime rates and access to amenities, such as public transportation services. It also has several outstanding assisted living facilities, accommodating those seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle and help with daily living activities.

Assisted living is for seniors who don't have extensive medical needs but require help with everyday activities, such as getting dressed, preparing meals and household chores. This long-term care option features private and semiprivate housing, often with pet-friendly accommodations, and it includes individualized care plans that address each resident's needs and care goals. On average, assisted living in Mountain View costs $6,319 per month, which is well above the national norm of $4,500 and the statewide average of $5,250.

This guide provides more details on assisted living expenses in the Mountain View region, along with an overview of ways many seniors in this city pay for care. It also highlights some of the benefits and downsides of moving to this city for long-term residential care. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mountain View

In Mountain View, assisted living facilities follow rules set by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Along with enforcing regulations and standards through strict licensing processes, the department monitors facilities through regular inspections and by investigating complaints consumers file through its toll-free hotline or online portal.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mountain View

 

  • On an index based on a national cost of living score of 100, Mountain View scores 278.8. This is significantly higher than the state score of 149.9, indicating that this city is among the most expensive places to live in California. Housing prices are the main financial burden for residents in this city, but seniors may avoid this expense by opting for assisted living.
  • The American Lung Association gives Santa Clara County a passing score for annual particle pollution but failing scores for 24-hour particle and ozone pollution levels. The poor regional air quality may be a concern for seniors considering long-term care in Mountain View, particularly those with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. However, assisted living facilities offer a range of indoor amenities and activities, helping residents maintain an active lifestyle, even when outdoor air quality is poor.
  • The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates fixed routes and paratransit services in the Mountain View region, providing transportation solutions for older adults who want to attend errands and appointments without relying on private vehicles. This can supplement the paid transportation services assisted living facilities provide, giving residents an alternative that may better fit their schedules.
  • State income taxes are comparatively high in California, and seniors are fully taxed on nearly all types of their retirement income. Social Security benefits aren’t taxable at the state level, however, which may help some seniors afford long-term care expenses in Mountain View.
  • Property crime occurs at a similar frequency in Mountain View as in the nation as a whole, but violent crime is comparatively uncommon, making this city a welcoming option for active seniors. On a 100-point index, the city’s property crime score is in line with the national norm at 34.2, but the violent crime score is considerably lower at 16.3.
  • Mountain View has exceptionally comfortable weather throughout the year with mild temperatures and very low humidity, offering an ideal setting for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. Daytime temperatures are around 60 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer, and the city gets about 16 inches of annual rainfall.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Mountain View

 

Monthly assisted living rates in Mountain View may vary depending on amenities, but on average, seniors in this city pay $6,319 for residential care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Mountain View, assisted living facilities charge an average of $6,319 monthly for housing and personal care services. This is nearly $1,100 higher than the California norm and about $1,800 over the national average, indicating that this city is among the costlier options for those seeking residential care. Nearby cities typically have lower rates, including San Jose, where facilities charge $6,000, and Santa Cruz, where care costs are $770 less than in Mountain View. In Vallejo, rates are competitive at $4,950, and in Stockton, residents pay $3,649 per month for this level of care.

Mountain View

$6,319

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Vallejo

$4,950

Stockton

$3,649

Santa Cruz

$5,550

San Jose

$6,000

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Mountain View, assisted living is competitively priced compared to most other senior care options, with facilities charging $6,319 for services. This is hundreds of dollars less than the cost of in-home care, which averages $6,864 per month, and home health care, which provides specialized skilled nursing services for $7,150. Nursing homes, which provide 24-hour medical monitoring and support, charge starting rates of $11,566, but seniors may save thousands of dollars by opting for adult day health care, which costs $1,950.

In-Home Care

$6,864

Home Health Care

$7,150

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living Facility

$6,319

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,566

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mountain View

Eligible seniors have three available options for financial assistance in Mountain View, including the Home and Community-Based Services, Assisted Living Waiver, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the optional state supplement (OSS).

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

Financial Assistance 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 Mountain View

Mountain View 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 Mountain View, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mountain View

 

Mountain View Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in California

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Review of Casa Alice Care Home

I will echo the previous rating in that there are no activities whatsoever at this facility. Residents are left to either stay alone in their room or in the living room where the television only...

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Jim

I visited this facility

Review of Villa Siena

Villa Siena was clean and nice. I liked the rooms, but my brother did not. He thought they were too small. The dining area looked dark but nice. They had bingo and puzzles. I didn't particularly...

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Pinehill

Pine Hills has a very low ratio between patient and caregiver; I really like it. My dad has his own room, the caregivers are very nice, and they cooked homemade foods. My dad has dementia, and they...

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