20 Assisted Living Facilities near Novato, CA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Novato, CA

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Atria Tamalpais Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947
"I was at Atria Tamalpais Creek for a month for respite to rehab my broken clavicle. It was a great place. They had lots of activities. Everybody ate meals together and everybody knew everybody...." More

Oakmont of Novato Now Open!

Provides: Assisted Living
1465 S Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
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Lucas Valley Lodge - Novato, CA

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Sam Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945
"Lucas Valley Lodge offers residents independent living options and daily support services. We offer private and semi private rooms. On-going assessments of the residents needs to include assistance..." More

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Elegance Hamilton Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
One Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
"Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care Community " More

Creekwood Senior Home

Provides: Assisted Living
830 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947

Wild Flowers RCFE

Provides: Assisted Living
256 Sunset Parkway, Novato, CA 94945

Fairway Home

Provides: Assisted Living
2001 Mill Road, Novato, CA 94947

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Drake Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Drake Terrace was a very nice place. It would probably be our second choice for the waiting list. It is a little farther from the area we wanted to be in, but it is very nice. We like this place...." More

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Cogir of San Rafael

Provides: Assisted Living
111 Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"___________________________________ A community with frequent gatherings of friends and families sharing afternoon tea and fresh-baked cookies in our flowering courtyard; Cogir of San Rafael..." More
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Villa Marin

Provides: Assisted Living
100 THORNDALE DRIVE, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Villa Marin has been a Godsend to my family member who was in dire straits before moving into the skilled nursing unit. Since her transfer there, she has had exemplary care by the nursing staff. ..." More

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AlmaVia of San Rafael

Provides: Assisted Living
515 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
"AlmaVia of San Rafael was very nice. There were lots of residents about, so it seemed very social. The facilities were very well kept and up-to-date. The residents were very happy. The staff was..." More

Nazareth House

Provides: Assisted Living
245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
"My grandmother and mother lived here, and my father currently lives here. I cannot imagine a staff of more caring people. This is the easiest 5-star review I have ever given. " More

St. Michael's Extended Care

Provides: Assisted Living
416 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
"My sister is a resident of St Michael's, and the place is fine. They have activities like knitting, art classes, and things like that. They provide three meals a day and take care of people. The..." More

Rose'S Quality Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
One Roosevelt Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Rose's Residential Care Facility was just a house and was very cheap behind the civic center. They were all Spanish, and I couldn’t understand anything anybody said. Most of them are Filipinos and..." More

Harmony House

Provides: Assisted Living
233 West End Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Schon Hyme Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Villa Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Stephanie Draper House

Provides: Assisted Living
51 San Pablo Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903

Bretano House 1

Provides: Assisted Living
665 Rosal Way, San Rafael, CA 94903

Comforting Hands Forever,Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
73 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903

Little Bird Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
511 Webster Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Novato

    Novato, California, is located in Marin County, which is part of the San Francisco Bay metro area. Seniors who enjoy the outdoors have several nature preserve options, while those who enjoy city excursions will find plenty to do in San Francisco. The Novato community has a population of 55,000, 19% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Many of these seniors will need accommodations in an assisted living facility as they age. 

    There are six assisted living facilities in Novato proper to accommodate the city's seniors. The State of California regulates assisted living facilities through the Department of Social Services. Within this department is the Senior Care Licensing Program which monitors and issues licenses for assisted living facilities. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Novato

    • Weather in Novato is warm year round with cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. July highs reach into the low 80s, while winter lows rarely drop below the low 40s. Seniors with health conditions that benefit from very hot weather may find relief here. 
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, both property crimes and violent crimes in Novato are lower than the national average, making it one of the safer communities in the area. Property crimes are 15 compared to 23, while violent crimes are 27 compared to 35. 
    • The cost of living in Novato is more than twice the national average, at 216 compared to a baseline of 100. While grocery and healthcare costs are within 10 points of the base, housing costs, at four-and-a-half times the national average increase living costs. The high costs of housing may affect assisted living fees, as high housing costs may increase operating costs for these facilities. 
    • Marin Transit provides public transportation to residents of Novato. Seniors may be eligible for reduced fares. 
    • Novato, as a city in Marin County, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
    • The Novato area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Novato Community Hospital and Marin General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Novato

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,671.00 Novato
    $5,360.00 San Rafael
    $4,846.00 Petaluma
    $4,035.00 Sonoma
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Novato start around $5,671 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Novato and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Novato

    California offers an Assisted Living Waiver to all seniors who qualify and need financial assistance with senior living.

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

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    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 Novato

    Novato 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 Novato, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Novato

    Novato-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Novato

    • Review of Atria Tamalpais Creek

      I was at Atria Tamalpais Creek for a month for respite to rehab my broken clavicle. It was a great place. They had lots of activities. Everybody ate meals together and everybody knew everybody. The... Read more

    • Review of Atria Tamalpais Creek

      My mom is in Atria. It was nice, it looks pretty good, and it's reasonable. The food is really good. They have a rec room and restaurants. Read more

    • Review of Atria Tamalpais Creek

      The one that I liked the best was Atria Tamalpais Creek. It looked very nice. The people seemed happy, very pleasant, and helpful. They had some small apartments and a good variety of things to do.... Read more

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