56 Assisted Living Facilities near Palo Alto, CA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Palo Alto, CA

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Vi at Palo Alto

Provides: Assisted Living
620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
"The Vi is beautiful, it's wonderful, and elegant. Beautiful swimming pools, tennis courts, it's extremely attractive. If it's me by myself I would be living there. The rooms were big and lovely. I..." More

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Sunrise of Palo Alto

Provides: Assisted Living
2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
"My visit to Sunrise was very nice, the environment was very welcoming, it was easy to park, and the staff accommodated me very well. It was very light, very clean, and very spacious. There were a..." More

Palo Alto Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
"My visit at Palo Alto Commons was OK. I just showed up, and they showed me around. The room that would have suited my mom wasn't a regular apartment but like a dorm room that was nicely appointed...." More

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Channing House

Provides: Assisted Living
850 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Webster House

Provides: Assisted Living
401 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Lytton Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
649 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
"We're still on the waiting list in Lytton Gardens. My mom chose this facility because she can afford it. They have plenty of activities for her. They have someone help her with her medication on a..." More

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Moldaw Family Residences

Provides: Assisted Living
899 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
"I visited this facility and was wowed by the high quality of the apartments and facilities - absolutely beautiful! The apartments have high ceilings and granite countertops, they look like..." More

Sunrise of Palo Alto

Provides: Assisted Living
2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Lytton Gardens Community Care

Provides: Assisted Living
649 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Brookdale Redwood City

Provides: Assisted Living
485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
"My parents will be moving into Brookdale Redwood City. It's clean. The room is a good size for people who are downsizing. I think there is enough room for my parents. The staff members are very..." More

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Atria Sunnyvale

Provides: Assisted Living
175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"My mom moved into Atria Sunnyvale. It's been excellent and surpassed any expectations I had in the beginning. They have a bridge club, a card club, bible studies, exercises, and bingo. They're..." More
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Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Mem...

Provides: Assisted Living
2384 Pacific Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051
"Lisa, the person who helped us at Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support, was really generous with information about the options available to help our dad, which I really appreciated..." More

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Belmont Village Sunnyvale

Provides: Assisted Living
1039 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"Belmont Village seemed perfect for my friend. It was good and clean, and everybody was very nice and knowledgeable. The food was very good." More

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Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Provides: Assisted Living
633 S. Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"Sunrise of Sunnyvale's rooms and people were nice. They had an exercise class going on when we were there and somebody was playing the piano and singing hymns, which my mom enjoys. The dining area..." More

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BridgePoint at Los Altos

Provides: Assisted Living
1174 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022
"My mother has lived at BridgePoint for the past two years. I am a retired nurse and have been repeatedly impressed by their excellent care for my mother's multiple health issues. The atmosphere is..." More

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Sunrise of Belmont

Provides: Assisted Living
1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
"Sunrise of Belmont was in a beautiful location and it's a lot cheaper than what we're paying at another facility, but it didn't fit my sister's needs. They had a beautiful room where she could be..." More

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Palm Villas of Redwood City

Provides: Assisted Living
1931 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
"My wife is at the memory care facility of Palm Villas of Redwood City. It is a small single-story residence. It's very clean and it has a very homey atmosphere. The staff is fantastic even though..." More

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Parkview RCH #2

Provides: Assisted Living
919 Rosette Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
"Parkview RCH#2 is a small residential community known today as "Assisted Living". It is designed to provide the ideal solution for seniors who need some help with ADL (Activities of Daily Living),..." More

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Pinehill

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Rose Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
"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..." More

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Nazareth Vista

Provides: Assisted Living
900 Sixth Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
"Nazareth Vista was a lovely place. If it had not been geographically warm for us, I would have totally moved my mom there. The staff who accommodated us was really helpful during the tour,..." More

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Rose Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1155 S. Mary, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"A couple of people said hello at Rose Guest Home, but the home was dirty. They had a backyard, but there was nobody out there." More

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CLM Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1320 Valota Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
"I didn't think CLM Care Home was staffed well. It was very clean, but it wasn't very pretty, and it didn't have any yard. The place is not good for memory care. I only saw one room, and it was..." More

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Willie Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1194 South Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"Welcome to Willie Care Home Our homes in Sunnyvale are both modern and classic. They are purposely built for the needs of senior living. We provide non- medical custodial care to all our..." More

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Willie Care Home II

Provides: Assisted Living
1136 South Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
"Welcome to Willie Care Home II Our homes in Sunnyvale are both modern and classic. They are purposely built for the needs of senior living. We provide non- medical custodial care to all our..." More

Spice of Life

Provides: Assisted Living
419 Topaz Street, Redwood City, CA 94062
"SPICE OF LIFE RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities...." More

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New Sunrise Retirement Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
36778 Hafner Street, Newark, CA 94560
"New Sunrise Retirement Care Home is a board and care home with a maximum 6-bed capacity. New Sunrise Retirement Care Home is located in Newark, California. We offer a relaxing home environment..." More

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Britannia House

Provides: Assisted Living
1608 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94061
"Britannia Care Homes are small private homes that offer care and supervision in a warm family oriented environment. It is ideal for those who no longer choose or are no longer able to live alone...." More

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Britannia Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1515 Maddux Drive, Redwood City, CA 94061
"Britannia Care Homes are small private homes that offer care and supervision in a warm family oriented environment. It is ideal for those who no longer choose or are no longer able to live alone...." More

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Casa Pastel Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
13348 Pastel Lane, Mountain View, CA 94040
"Casa Alice Care Home is family owned assisted living care home with 6 residents. Casa Alice Care Home is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. We aim to provide the highest quality of care..." More

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Paradise Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1615 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
"Paradise Care Home is family owned assisted living care home with 6 residents. Paradise Care Home is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. We aim to provide the highest quality of care to..." More

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The Forum at Rancho San Antonio

Provides: Assisted Living
23500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
"We have lived at The Forum for eight years and love it. You do have to purchase a unit but if you live here about eight years you tend to get all your money back when sold. Meals are excellent and..." More

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Sunny View

Provides: Assisted Living
22445 Cupertino Road, Cupertino, CA 95014
"We placed my father-in-law at Sunny View and he's happy there. It seemed really good, we didn't smell any urine, and it seemed very clean. The residents are very nice to each other, and the..." More

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San Carlos Elms

Provides: Assisted Living
707 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
"My mother was a resident of The Elms for over four years before she passed away at the age of 90 this past holiday season. My brother and I couldn't have chosen a better place for Mom. The staff is..." More

At Home Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
819 Gail Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
"I want to give the highest possible rating to At Home Senior Living, Emmy N, RN, owner/manager!!! My mom lived there for the better part of two and a half years, and recently passed away. ..." More

Sequoias-Portola Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
501 PORTOLA ROAD, Portola Valley, CA 94028

Arville Loving Care Home Ii

Provides: Assisted Living
32506 Karen Court, Union City, CA 94587
"My aunt has a person assigned to her 24 hours. She loves the food, it's really good. They have activities that they do. It doesn't smell, it's clean, floors are cleaned twice a day, bathrooms are..." More

Gordon Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1616 Gordon Street, Redwood City, CA 94061
"Our experience with Gordon Manor has been very good. They welcomed Mom and really integrated her into their community. The facility is beautiful. The staff so far has been very attentive and has..." More

Villa Siena

Provides: Assisted Living
1855 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
"It is Christian oriented (Catholic) but does not discriminate. It is located in a quiet park setting near a stand of redwoods and beautiful flowers and is well removed from traffic, auto or..." More

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The Terraces at Los Altos

Provides: Assisted Living
373 Pine Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022
"The Terraces was very nice, it was neat, and very well-maintained. We had a tour of the available residences, they gave us floorplans, menus for the week, and activities for a month. We had dinner..." More

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Sunnyside Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
1025 Carson Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
"We have my mom at Sunnyside Gardens. It's been great. Every Tuesday and Thursday, John comes and plays and they call it a dance party. People are in wheelchairs, but he dances with them. They play..." More

Lane Partners LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
644 Menlo Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
"My wife stayed at Orchid Lane. The people loved her, and she loved the people there. She really enjoyed the food, but her disease got to the point where she started having hallucinations. She..." More

Hopkins Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1235 Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062
"Hopkins Manor is the best of the best! They provide outstanding and loving service to their residents. My mother was one. Honestly, my family and I feel so blessed to have had them provide the..." More

Magnolia Inn

Provides: Assisted Living
176 S Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
"Magnolia Inn looks like a house from the outside. They have good parking and it's in a residential area. They have a pretty nice, large outdoor area. The staff seemed like they were much more..." More

Shalom Mountain View

Provides: Assisted Living
1007 Miramonte Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040
"My grandmother is well cared for at this facility and they speak her native language. It is a small place that is clean and well kept. Visiting hours are flexible and the food is very good. The..." More

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Casa Alice Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
809 Alice Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
"Dad was at Casa Alice Care Home for about 6 weeks. He would go to bed at 9 o’clock, get up at 11 o’clock, and stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning. He was having several incontinence issues, and he..." More

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Silver Oaks Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
16 Coleman Place, Menlo Park, CA 94025
"Silver Point Plaza was an old facility that needed updating. It did not meet the needs of my dad, but the staff seemed to be very friendly and eager. The place was clean and provided activities. " More

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Lesley Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
2400 Carlmont Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
"My sister has lived at the Lesley Terrace in Belmont ( senior housing) for 7 months. There are a few assisted living units separated from the rest of the residents. The facility is government..." More

Emmaus Care Home - Foster City

Provides: Assisted Living
513 Broughton Lane, Foster City, CA 94404

Lakeview Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
530 LAKEVIEW WAY, Redwood City, CA 94062

Mag'S Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6002 Bellhaven Avenue, Newark, CA 94560

Jasmine'S Cozy Cottage @ Madera

Provides: Assisted Living
1379 Madera Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Lyons Elderly Home Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
1168 Lyons Street, Redwood City, CA 94061

Monte Farley Manor Iv

Provides: Assisted Living
816 Tamarack Lane, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Retirement Plus Of San Carlos

Provides: Assisted Living
612 Chestnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

St Joseph Senior Care

Provides: Assisted Living
6437 Daphne Ct, Newark, CA 94560

St. Mary'S Residential Care Home Ii

Provides: Assisted Living
1265 Socorro Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Palo Alto

    The city of Palo Alto, which is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area, gets its name from a coastal redwood tree called El Palo Alto and is "The Birthplace of the Silicon Valley." The city is home to 61 assisted living facilities or residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs). Eight of these RCFEs are located within the city, while 53 are spread in nearby areas. Licenses for the operation of RCFEs are issued by the state’s Department of Social Services, through the Community Care Licensing Division. RCFEs in California are defined as housing arrangements where 75 percent of residents are 60 years of age or above. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Palo Alto

    • The cost of living in Palo Alto is 518.3 on the 100-point index, meaning the cost is way above the national average. Health care and groceries are two of the biggest contributors to consider for seniors needing regular supplies and medical attention.

    • The Palo Alto area enjoys mostly sunny days throughout the year, averaging only 37 days of precipitation per year. Sperling's Comfort Index ranks Palo Alto at 84 out of 100 (best). This kind of weather is ideal for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities.

    • The Palo Alto area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the Menlo Park Surgical Hospital and Stanford Health Care, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Transportation options include the Caltrain system and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Both systems offer discounted rates for seniors. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation System has a variety of senior amenities, such as ramps for bus boarding, leveled platforms, elevators or escalators on railway platforms and priority seating arrangements.

    • The Palo Alto area features several senior-friendly attractions. Hoover Tower at Stanford University offers discounted admission rates for seniors, while the Computer History Museum accepts group reservations for seniors. Downtown attractions such as the historic Mills Florist plan special events to celebrate National Seniors Citizens Day.

    • Palo Alto is a relatively safe area. Based on a scale of 1 to 100 (high crime), the violent crime rate is 21.4 versus the U.S. average of 31.1, while the property crime rate is 32.7 versus the U.S. average of 38.1.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Palo Alto

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $6,000.00 Los Altos
    $5,145.00 Palo Alto
    $4,982.00 Sunnyvale
    $4,115.00 Redwood City
    $4,000.00 Mountain View
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 San Carlos

    Assisted Living costs in Palo Alto start around $5,145 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto

    Financial assistance is available through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Medi-Cal-eligible seniors may also apply for the state’s Assisted Living Waiver program offered to seniors willing to live in RCFEs located in selected California counties.

    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 Palo Alto

    Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Palo Alto

    Palo Alto-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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    Assisted Living near Palo Alto, CA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Palo Alto

    • Review of Lytton Gardens

      Staff is caring and responsive. Management seems to be far too focused on cutting costs. My mother uses personal computer to stay socially active but management is highly unresponsive to complaints... Read more

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    • Review of Palo Alto Commons

      My visit at Palo Alto Commons was OK. I just showed up, and they showed me around. The room that would have suited my mom wasn't a regular apartment but like a dorm room that was nicely appointed. ... Read more

      J.A.
    • Review of Sunrise of Palo Alto

      Sunrise of Palo Alto is new, has a very nice floor plan, and is open. They have a very nice staff. The rooms are average-sized, and they have lots of activities. It was very pleasant. The food look... Read more

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