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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in San Leandro, CA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in San Leandro, CA below include 110 Assisted Living facilities with 1795 reviews. On average in San Leandro, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in San Leandro

Assisted living in San Leandro, as well as throughout California, is monitored by the Department of Social Services’ Community Care Licensing Division. The agency regulates various aspects of senior care, including facility licensing, resident rights and safety protocols. Additionally, it conducts unannounced inspections on a regular basis and investigates complaints to ensure communities adhere to state laws.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in San Leandro

  • San Leandro has been a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities since 2020, highlighting  its dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for seniors. Membership in this network mandates collaboration with the AARP to devise strategies that enhance the locale's adaptability for its older population, encompassing areas like infrastructure upgrades and enhanced health care services. 
  • Consistent with other Bay Area cities, the cost of living in San Leandro is well above the U.S. average, exceeding it by 69.2%. Some expenses stand out, particularly housing and groceries, costing 58.9% and 5.3% more than the California average, respectively. Assisted living communities often adopt all-inclusive pricing, streamlining budgeting for seniors. 
  • San Leandro's seniors are close to numerous medical experts, as the area has 226 doctors per 100,000 residents, which is slightly higher than the average of 210 across the United States. In addition, seniors can receive comprehensive medical care at San Leandro Hospital, which provides primary services such as emergency care and surgery. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente San Leandro is renowned for its expertise in cardiology, oncology and orthopedics.
  • Seniors can enjoy a mild climate in San Leandro, which means they can explore the city’s diverse attractions and outdoor activities without weather constraints. Temperatures in the summer typically reach 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows can drop to 43 degrees Fahrenheit. Annually, it also receives approximately 21 inches of rainfall and has about 258 days of sunshine, which is 53 more days than the U.S. average.
  • On a safety note, San Leandro's crime rate, based on a 100-point index, is relatively high. Compared to the U.S. average, the city’s score is 22.2 points higher for property crime and 6.8 points higher for violent offenses. Thankfully, local assisted living centers often have a range of security measures, such as controlled access points and surveillance systems, that can help mitigate safety concerns.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in San Leandro

San Leandro residents have to set aside an average of $6,319 per month to cover their assisted living expenses.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in San Leandro, which stands at $6,319, is about 40.4% higher than the U.S. average and even surpasses the statewide average by 20.3%. In comparison to nearby cities, San Leandro’s costs are on the higher side, with Stockton offering a more budget-friendly option at $3,649 and San Jose pricing slightly lower at $6,000. Napa comes close to San Leandro’s average, with a difference of just $19, while Santa Rosa exceeds it with a monthly rate of $7,048.

San Leandro

$6,319

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Stockton

$3,649

San Jose

$6,000

Napa

$6,300

Santa Rosa

$7,048

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Senior care in San Leandro has a wide price range due to differences in services and amenities. At $6,319 per month, assisted living provides a solution for those who require daily living support. Alternatively, in-home care and home health care, priced at $545 and $831 higher, respectively, offer personalized assistance while allowing seniors to remain in their own homes. Adult day health care, at $1,950, is a more affordable choice for medical support during daytime hours. Conversely, for a semiprivate room, nursing homes charge around 83% more than an assisted living community, reflecting the comprehensive medical services they provide.

 

In-Home Care

$6,864

Home Health Care

$7,150

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living Facility

$6,319

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,566

Note: Data for San Leandro was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Leandro

California offers an optional state supplement (OSS) to seniors who receive supplemental security income. This supplement helps pay for room and board for qualifying seniors. The state also offers an Assisted Living Waiver program that helps pay for services for seniors living in residential care facilities.

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

Financial Assistance 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 San Leandro

San Leandro 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 Leandro, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Leandro

San Leandro Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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meofcourse

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

This place is WORST!!! Staff tells their personal sob stories of broken relationships with family members. Bennie went on to share how poor he is and that he and his boyfriend keep breaking up....

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L. Hollowgrass

I visited this facility

Review of Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

A friendly, warm tour with staff & residents. We like the open spaces with beautiful decor. We enjoyed the tour by Lisa L for her humor, information giving & joyful spirit.

Provider response

L. Hollowgrass, thank you for sharing these kind words with us about our community. It means the world to our team at Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro!

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Assisted Living

J. Negley

I visited this facility

Review of Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

Nice Tour! I am just starting my search. The tour was nice, facility clean and welcoming. Happy with the experience.

Provider response

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro.

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