20 Assisted Living Facilities near San Rafael, CA

11 Assisted Living Facilities in San Rafael, CA

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Drake Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Drake Terrace was a very nice place. It would probably be our second choice for the waiting list. It is a little farther from the area we wanted to be in, but it is very nice. We like this place...." More

Villa Marin

Provides: Assisted Living
100 THORNDALE DRIVE, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Villa Marin has been a Godsend to my family member who was in dire straits before moving into the skilled nursing unit. Since her transfer there, she has had exemplary care by the nursing staff. ..." More

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AlmaVia of San Rafael

Provides: Assisted Living
515 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
"AlmaVia of San Rafael was very nice. There were lots of residents about, so it seemed very social. The facilities were very well kept and up-to-date. The residents were very happy. The staff was..." More

Nazareth House

Provides: Assisted Living
245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
"My grandmother and mother lived here, and my father currently lives here. I cannot imagine a staff of more caring people. This is the easiest 5-star review I have ever given. " More

St. Michael's Extended Care

Provides: Assisted Living
416 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
"My sister is a resident of St Michael's, and the place is fine. They have activities like knitting, art classes, and things like that. They provide three meals a day and take care of people. The..." More

Rose'S Quality Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
One Roosevelt Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903
"Rose's Residential Care Facility was just a house and was very cheap behind the civic center. They were all Spanish, and I couldn’t understand anything anybody said. Most of them are Filipinos and..." More

Harmony House

Provides: Assisted Living
233 West End Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Schon Hyme Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Villa Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Stephanie Draper House

Provides: Assisted Living
51 San Pablo Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903

Bretano House 1

Provides: Assisted Living
665 Rosal Way, San Rafael, CA 94903

Comforting Hands Forever,Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
73 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903

9 Assisted Living Facilities near San Rafael, CA

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Atria Tamalpais Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947
"I was at Atria Tamalpais Creek for a month for respite to rehab my broken clavicle. It was a great place. They had lots of activities. Everybody ate meals together and everybody knew everybody...." More

The Redwoods

Provides: Assisted Living
40 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941
"The Redwoods was a beautiful place. The staff was amazing. There were tons of activities to do, and it was in a convenient location. We saw a studio. It was nice, it had a balcony, but it didn't..." More

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Aegis of Corte Madera

Provides: Assisted Living
5555 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
"I went to a place called Aegis of Corte Madera. It was very attractive and spacious. There were lots of lights. The rooms were very nice. There were singles and doubles. Everything looked very..." More

Wild Flowers Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
119 Montego Key, Novato, CA 94947
"My sister-in-law is in Wildflower, and it is right in the town where we live. So it makes it convenient, and we can go see her whenever we feel like it. We chose it because it suits her needs. I..." More

Marin Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
297 MILLER AVENUE, Mill Valley, CA 94941
"Marin Terrace has the most courteous staff and secure place. They gave me the peace of mind that my Dad is in good hands and he is. " More

Creekwood Senior Home

Provides: Assisted Living
830 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947

Wild Flowers RCFE

Provides: Assisted Living
256 Sunset Parkway, Novato, CA 94945

A Loving Touch Care Home Ii

Provides: Assisted Living
310 Golden Hind Passage, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Fairway Home

Provides: Assisted Living
2001 Mill Road, Novato, CA 94947

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in San Rafael

    San Rafael is an affluent, coastal city in Marin County, California, United States. Located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, seniors — almost 18 percent of the population — will find beautiful parks, bay shorelines and plenty of open space to explore. San Rafael also has 12 assisted living facilities, and there are an additional 21 facilities located in nearby cities. In San Rafael, as in the rest of California, assisted living facilities are officially called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, and they are licensed through the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in San Rafael

    • San Rafael has pleasant weather all throughout the year and is rated 84 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index. In July, the average high is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and the January low is 42 degrees. 

    • The air quality in San Rafael is high, making this city a good option for seniors who have respiratory illnesses. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the best, the air quality is 67, which is 9 points higher than the U.S. average.  

    • San Rafael is an expensive city to live in, with an overall cost of living that is higher than California and U.S. averages. Among the primary reasons for this is the cost of housing in San Rafael, which is twice as high as the state average and four times higher than the average home in other U.S. cities. However, seniors can also expect to spend roughly 19 percent more on groceries, 11 percent more on health care, 7 percent more on transportation and 12 percent more on miscellaneous expenses, though utilities cost about 5 percent less here than in other California cities.

    • The San Rafael area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Kentfield.
    • San Rafael 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. 

    • San Rafael has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Whistlestop, an organization that provides meals, educational workshops, social gatherings and referral services for seniors, as well as three senior centers. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in San Rafael

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,500.00 Novato
    $4,995.00 San Rafael
    $4,000.00 US
    $2,997.00 San Pablo
    $2,898.00 Pinole

    Assisted Living costs in San Rafael start around $4,995 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 Rafael 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 Rafael

    Low-income seniors residing in San Rafael may be eligible to apply for government funding to help pay for assisted living. There are currently two programs available: the 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program through Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

    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 San Rafael

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Rafael

    San Rafael-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 San Rafael, CA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in San Rafael

    • Review of Nazareth House

      My mom is living in Nazareth House. We had to switch rooms a couple of times in the beginning. I don't know if there's a ton of variety with their meals. There are not a lot of organized activities... Read more

      ReviewerShe6919
    • Review of Drake Terrace

      Drake Terrace's staff was very accommodating and showed me the premises. They had a well-kept library with a fireplace which you could sit around at and read. They also had a movie theater, exercis... Read more

      Anne
    • Review of AlmaVia of San Rafael

      AlmaVia of San Rafael was very nice. There were lots of residents about, so it seemed very social. The facilities were very well kept and up-to-date. The residents were very happy. The staff was ve... Read more

      Karen
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