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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Clara, CA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Santa Clara, CA below include 91 Assisted Living facilities with 1325 reviews. On average in Santa Clara, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.44 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Clara

In Santa Clara, all assisted living facilities comply with rules set by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. This department requires facilities to complete an extensive licensing process and undergo routine and unannounced inspections to ensure a consistently high standard of care. The department also has a complaint hotline, which individuals can reach at (844) 538-8766.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Clara

  • Seniors in Santa Clara can obtain transportation services through the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. This organization operates fixed and paratransit routes throughout the region to help residents attend errands, appointments and recreational outings, and it provides discounted rates to seniors through its Regional Transit Connection discount card. Additionally, assisted living facilities in Santa Clara typically provide scheduled transportation services for residents.
  • In California, seniors pay relatively high state income taxes on most types of retirement income, which can affect how much money they’re able to put toward assisted living expenses in Santa Clara. However, Social Security benefits are completely exempt from taxation at the state level, providing significant savings for some seniors.
  • There aren’t any hospitals in Santa Clara proper, but major medical facilities, such as St. Rose Hospital in Hayward and Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, are located within 3 miles of the city center. There are about 257 physicians per capita in this city versus 210 nationally, which may help seniors easily access primary and specialty services, and many assisted living facilities have on-call physicians who provide on-site care.
  • Santa Clara’s cost of living is very high, which may be a consideration for those moving here for retirement. Overall, living costs exceed the national norm by 135% and the state average by about 57%. This is mainly due to high housing prices, but residents may also spend more on miscellaneous expenses, groceries and transportation. While this may result in comparatively high assisted living costs, programs such as the Assisted Living Waiver may help qualified seniors cover monthly fees.
  • While property crime is a little more common in Santa Clara than in a typical U.S. city, violent crime occurs at a much lower rate and may provide peace of mind to those moving to the city for retirement. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 38.8 for property crime versus 35.4 nationally. Its violent crime score is much lower at 9, compared to the national norm of 22.7.

Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Clara

In Santa Clara, assisted living facilities charge $5,550 per month for long-term care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living communities in Santa Clara charge monthly median rates of $5,550 for care and housing, which is comparable to the state norm of $5,250 but about 23% higher than the national norm. Compared to surrounding cities, care costs in Santa Clara are moderate. The city may be an affordable alternative to San Francisco, where monthly fees exceed Santa Clara’s norm by about $770, and San Jose, where rates are about $450 higher. However, several cities are more budget-friendly for those seeking residential care, including Vallejo, where rates are 11% lower than in Santa Clara, and Modesto, where seniors pay about 28% less for care.

Santa Clara

$5,550

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

San Francisco

$6,319

San Jose

$6,000

Modesto

$4,000

Vallejo

$4,950

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Santa Clara, assisted living facilities charge $5,550 per month for care, which is lower than other recorded options in the city. Seniors who arrange in-home care pay $6,864 for nonmedical services; for those who need specialized home health care, rates are even higher at $7,007. Similarly, nursing home care costs are almost double the assisted living rates at $10,646.

In-Home Care

$6,864

Home Health Care

$7,007

Assisted Living Facility

$5,550

Nursing Home Facility (semi private room)

$10,646

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Santa Clara

Eligible seniors have three options for financial assistance in Santa Clara while applying for care in an assisted living facility, including Med-Cali (Medicare) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), 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.

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 Santa Clara

Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Clara

Santa Clara 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.

Laws and Regulations in California

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My husband's Aunt lived at Pacific Gardens for several years at the end of her life. She went from living alone in her home with some outside help a few hours a week to Pacific Gardens and the...

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Lee S.

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Review of Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support

My godmother had lived in her home for over 60 years. She didn't want to leave but knew she couldn't stay any longer. Family members looked at numerous facilities until we found Pacific Gardens. My...

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Alberta

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Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support was really good. I liked the tour and I liked the way they do things, but even more than that, I know someone within a couple of blocks from that...

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