111 Assisted Living Facilities near San Jose, CA
With an average cost of $4,898 in San Jose, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 198 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 72 facilities in San Jose.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in San Jose, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in San Jose
San Jose was the first civilized settlement in what was then known as Nueva California in 1770. Seniors living in San Jose can explore its rich history and choose from 71 assisted living facilities. In California, Assisted Living Facilities are called Residential Care Facilities and refer to voluntary communal housing which provides some level of supervision and care with at least 75 percent of residents over age 60. The licensing and regulation of RCFs are governed state-wide by The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in San Jose
- Seniors may enjoy the mild climate in San Jose. The summers are pleasant with an average high of 83 degrees in July. The winters are warm with an average of 41 degrees in January and only two inches of snowfall. Seniors can be active all year round in this climate.
Crime in San Jose is lower than the national average which may make seniors feel quite safe. Violent crime is at 28.5 out of 100 (1 being the safest) which is lower than the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime is also lower, sitting at 35.4 compared to the U.S. average of 38.1.
- San Jose 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.
- Santa Clara County received a poor air quality rating of F from the American Lung Association. Seniors who experience asthma or respiratory illnesses may find it difficult to reside in this area.
- Seniors can get out and explore the Castle Rock State Park and experience lush forests, sculpted sandstone and over 34 miles of hiking trails. Seniors can also visit the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival which hosts pumpkin contests and local artists.
- Seniors seeking transportation to amenities and entertainment can use the VTA light rail and bus services which provide senior discounts.
Paying for Assisted Living in San Jose
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in San Jose start around $4,719 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 San Jose 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 San Jose
Eligible California seniors can get help paying for assisted living through Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. For seniors who qualify, the state offers the Assisted Living Waiver Program designed to aid those who are seeking care outside of the home. There are no non-state programs available.
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 San Jose
San Jose 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 San Jose, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Jose
San Jose-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 San Jose
Review of Atria Willow Glen
Finding a perfect home for my grandma was very important to me. When I toured the community, I knew it was the right fit. The studios are clean and are a great size. The staff is professional, kind... Read more
Review of Atria Willow Glen
The staff are very friendly and helpful. Not everyone has all the answers, which is ok, and it's great that they help you find a person who does have answers. The rooms are comfortable and homey. M... Read more
Review of Atria Almaden (Now Open)
The rooms are beautiful and modern. The staff was very friendly during the tour. Love that they accept pets. My mom will enjoy the art studio and the dance classes. The care levels are fairly desig... Read more