20 Assisted Living Facilities near Novato, CA
There are 20 Assisted Living Facilities in the Novato area, with 7 in Novato and 13 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Novato is $6,485 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include Petaluma with an average starting cost of $4,890.
To help you with your search, browse the 61 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Novato. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Novato 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Petaluma with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Novato find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Novato, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Novato, CA
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
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Assisted Living costs in Novato start around $6,485 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.
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've toured Atria Tamalpais Creek twice. The salesperson was wonderful. He was a good listener. He showed me what I was interested in and didn't show me any extra kinds of things. The people there ... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Novato
I went to Oakmont of Novato. It was nice and clean. It's brand new. It's four-year-old, so the facility would be in a good position and the people were kind. The staff who showed me around did a gr... Read more
Review of Oakmont of Novato
Oakmont of Novato is more expensive than the other places we toured, but all their facilities were very clean, and it was very well-run. The people were very friendly and very nice. They had great ... Read more