Pleasant Hill is home to nearly 35,000 residents, of whom about 6,500 are aged 65 and older. Seniors are attracted to Pleasant Hill due its more affordable housing costs and proximity to the urban amenities of nearby San Francisco. The area’s incredible weather, with no annual snowfall and an average of 264 sunny days each year, makes Pleasant Hill a desirable place for seniors to spend their retirement years.  

Seniors who need some extra help with household chores and activities of daily living might consider making a move to assisted living. These communities provide a comfortable, homelike setting and a helping hand for those who need it but who don’t require around-the-clock care or skilled nursing services. The average cost of assisted living in Pleasant Hill is $6,100 per month, which higher than the statewide median.  

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Pleasant Hill along with cost comparisons, benefits and drawbacks, and aging-related resources for seniors retiring in the city. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Pleasant Hill, CA

2012

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

175 Cleaveland Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill is centrally located in Pleasant Hill, California, with easy access to Highway 680 and close to the Century Theater, Marshall’s department store and Pleasa … (read more)
Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill is centrally located in Pleasant Hill, California, with easy access to Highway 680 and close to the Century Theater, Marshall’s department store and Pleasa … (read more)

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill is near Lafayette and Briones Regional Park in Pleasant Hill, California. Residents and loved ones say the friendly staff is informative and keeps the property clea … (read more)
Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill is near Lafayette and Briones Regional Park in Pleasant Hill, California. Residents and loved ones say the friendly staff is informative and keeps the property clea … (read more)

Ramona Care Home

2160 Ramona Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


Rose Cottage

1972 Jeanette Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


Pleasant Hill Manor

40 Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


Aegis Living Pleasant Hill

1660 Oak Park Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

We went and toured Aegis Living Pleasant Hill. They had a good salesperson in the sense that they were prepared for a visit. They gave us a tour of the facility. Everything was carpeted. When the pati … (read more)
We went and toured Aegis Living Pleasant Hill. They had a good salesperson in the sense that they were prepared for a visit. They gave us a tour of the facility. Everything was carpeted. When the pati … (read more)

Better Living Care Home

106 Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


2015, 2017, 2020, 2022

Oakmont of Montecito

4756 Clayton Road, Concord, CA, 94521

Montecito is a senior assisted living, independent living, and memory care facility located on a lush campus in Montecito, California, close to shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Residents and l … (read more)
Montecito is a senior assisted living, independent living, and memory care facility located on a lush campus in Montecito, California, close to shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Residents and l … (read more)

Atria Walnut Creek

1400 Montego, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

Atria Walnut Creek is near Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek, California, close to San Miguel Park and the John Muir Medical Center. Visitors note that the facility is clean with a pleasant atmosphere. T … (read more)
Atria Walnut Creek is near Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek, California, close to San Miguel Park and the John Muir Medical Center. Visitors note that the facility is clean with a pleasant atmosphere. T … (read more)

Oakmont of Concord

1401 Civic Court, Concord, CA, 94520

My mom moved to Oakmont of Concord and so far, it’s been a very good experience. We had her in a place before, so we have something to compare it to and they’re extremely helpful. The place is in very … (read more)
My mom moved to Oakmont of Concord and so far, it’s been a very good experience. We had her in a place before, so we have something to compare it to and they’re extremely helpful. The place is in very … (read more)

2016

Atria Park of Lafayette

1545 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA, 94549

Atria Park of Lafayette is near Health Medical Center and the junction of Taylor Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette, California. The chefs offer a variety of daily options, and the meals ar … (read more)
Atria Park of Lafayette is near Health Medical Center and the junction of Taylor Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette, California. The chefs offer a variety of daily options, and the meals ar … (read more)

2021

Lafayette Gardens

3486 Monroe Ave, Lafayette, CA, 94549

We needed a home for our elderly family friend who lost the ability to walk and take care of herself within just a few months. Truly a stressful decision! Lafayette Gardens took her in and has provide … (read more)
We needed a home for our elderly family friend who lost the ability to walk and take care of herself within just a few months. Truly a stressful decision! Lafayette Gardens took her in and has provide … (read more)

Sunrise of Walnut Creek

2175 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

Sunrise of Walnut Creek, located in Walnut Creek, California, is conveniently located near The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center and the Clarke Memorial Swim Center. Residents say th … (read more)
Sunrise of Walnut Creek, located in Walnut Creek, California, is conveniently located near The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center and the Clarke Memorial Swim Center. Residents say th … (read more)

Atria Valley View

1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA, 94595

I went to Atria Valley View. The people who greeted us were very welcoming, the community itself and the amenities are ample, and the location is great. In my case, I didn’t need assistance yet so if … (read more)
I went to Atria Valley View. The people who greeted us were very welcoming, the community itself and the amenities are ample, and the location is great. In my case, I didn’t need assistance yet so if … (read more)

Byron Park

1700 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, 94595

My mother is in Byron Park, and they’re very attentive to her needs. They go the extra mile to make sure the residents are happy. The employees seem happy, even the maintenance workers and the people … (read more)
My mother is in Byron Park, and they’re very attentive to her needs. They go the extra mile to make sure the residents are happy. The employees seem happy, even the maintenance workers and the people … (read more)

QCare Residential Care Facility I

3662 Lissome Way, Concord, CA, 94518

Very clean facility and to their residents too , food is really great , they customized according to residents needs . Very organize when it comes to paper documentations
Very clean facility and to their residents too , food is really great , they customized according to residents needs . Very organize when it comes to paper documentations

Amazing Home Care II

5017 Saint Garrett Court, Concord, CA, 94521

Amazing Home Care II is an assisted living facility located in Concord, California, only a few miles from Newhall Community Park. Visitors say this assisted living community has the look and feel of a … (read more)
Amazing Home Care II is an assisted living facility located in Concord, California, only a few miles from Newhall Community Park. Visitors say this assisted living community has the look and feel of a … (read more)

Abraham Care Home – Bancroft

1095 Bancroft Court, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

My mother has stayed there for a few years so far. She’s 95, has a spacious room with her own bathroom. The aides that care for her are wonderfu.
My mother has stayed there for a few years so far. She’s 95, has a spacious room with her own bathroom. The aides that care for her are wonderfu.

TreVista-Concord

1081 Mohr Ln, Concord, CA, 94518

I visited TreVista-Concord. The location and the room, everything was so good. I was looking somewhere around close to maybe $2,500, that was my maximum budget, but the staff said since I was looking … (read more)
I visited TreVista-Concord. The location and the room, everything was so good. I was looking somewhere around close to maybe $2,500, that was my maximum budget, but the staff said since I was looking … (read more)

QCare Residential Care Facility II

4363 Fairwood Drive, Concord, CA, 94521

QCare Residential Care Facility II was spacious, clean, and updated. I liked it. I would not have a problem at all putting my grandmother or my mother there. The location was good, too. The staff was … (read more)
QCare Residential Care Facility II was spacious, clean, and updated. I liked it. I would not have a problem at all putting my grandmother or my mother there. The location was good, too. The staff was … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pleasant Hill

The Senior Care Licensing Program is responsible for licensing and monitoring assisted living facilities throughout the state of California. There are 13 regional offices, including the Oakland Adult and Senior Care Regional Office serving Contra Costa County, that perform inspections and ensure facilities operate according to the state’s rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pleasant Hill

  • While a cost of living 80.2 points higher than the national average may not seem like a benefit to life in Pleasant Hill, California’s statewide cost of living is substantially higher than the national rate. In San Francisco, the cost of living is 89.1 points higher than in Pleasant Hill. The much-more affordable prices for housing and other real estate play a key role in keeping Pleasant Hill costs low compared to other coastal and urban areas in the state. 
  • The Pleasant Hill area has an average of 219 doctors per 100,000 residents, which is slightly higher than the national average of 210. With several nearby hospitals that rank highly for geriatric care, including UCSF Medical Center, which is ranked ninth nationwide for geriatrics, city seniors can rest easy about having access to quality healthcare services. 
  • Property tax rates in Pleasant Hill are reasonably low, and California doesn’t tax Social Security income, although other retirement accounts may be taxable. Still, for most seniors earning less than $1 million annually, the tax rate puts the state fifth on the list of retirement locations with the most senior-friendly tax policies, according to Kiplinger
  • Transportation is often a concern for seniors, and like many smaller towns, Pleasant Hill doesn’t have a strong public transportation infrastructure. To help seniors reach appointments, the town offers a reduced-fare senior van service. Most assisted living communities also offer transportation, helping seniors attend doctor’s appointments and social activities.
  • The low violent crime rate is another benefit to life in Pleasant Hill. Not only is the violent crime rate low for California, but it’s also below the national average at just 15.5. In neighboring San Francisco, the violent crime rate is 39.6, which is more than double the Pleasant Hill rate. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Pleasant Hill

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, Pleasant Hill seniors can expect to pay $6,100 per month for assisted living. The state average is substantially lower at $5,000 per month, and the national median is even more affordable at $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

The cost of assisted living for Pleasant Hill seniors is $1,100 more than the state median at $6,100 per month, but on the lower end for the region. In Santa Cruz, the average cost is $700 more than in Pleasant Hill. Salinas, the most expensive city nearby, costs an average of $1,000 more. Generally, coastal cities cost more than rural, inland areas such as Stockton, where the average cost of assisted living is $2,600 below Pleasant Hill. 

$6100

Pleasant Hill

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$6800

Santa Cruz

$7100

Salinas

$3500

Stockton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living is comparable to other intermittent assistance services, though it includes room and board at $6,100 per month. In-home services, both with and without health care, average $6,101 per month. The most affordable long-term care option is an adult day health care at $1,950, which is ideal for seniors who live with friends or family but need help during the traditional workweek. Nursing homes offer the most expensive level of care at $12,471 for shared rooms and $15,208 for private rooms. 

$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 Pleasant Hill was not available, so data for the closest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pleasant Hill

Eligible seniors can find financial assistance services in Pleasant Hill through both the Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver Program, 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill has various resources available to help seniors who are considering a move to a local assisted living community. Local and state government agencies serve the region and offer free benefits counseling, case management and legal help. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(800) 510-2020

The Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging acts as a one-stop information and referral center for Pleasant Hill seniors. The help information line allows residents to schedule appointments with HICAP counselors to learn about their health insurance options. 

(925) 938-7433

The LINK Paratransit service is a public transportation option specifically available to disabled and senior residents in Pleasant Hill and throughout central Contra Costa County. Seniors must schedule rides at least one day in advance, and subscription services may be available for those with recurring appointments. Group reservations may also be available for seniors traveling to and from long-term care accommodations. 

(925) 798-8788

The Pleasant Hill Senior Center offers care management services, travel opportunities and operates a resource center. Other forms of assistance available at the center include legal aid, health insurance counseling and guidance on selecting an assisted living facility. It also hosts regular fitness and wellness classes and acts as a social hub for Pleasant Hill seniors. 

(925) 313-1481

Contra Costa County's Veterans Service Office offers assistance to Pleasant Hill residents who were former members of the military. Staff members are available to help senior veterans apply for federal, state and local benefits and work to combat elder financial abuse. Free assistance is available to veterans applying for disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill-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