37 Assisted Living Facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

10 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Cruz, CA

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Paradise Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
2177 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"This is the best care and the best care givers in the Santa Cruz area!! The rooms for the most part are LARGE with lots of light with part of the the 14,000square foot facility newly..." More

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Sunshine Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Sunshine Villa was a very beautiful place. You had views of the ocean from some of the rooms. It's an old Victorian that's been beautifully fixed up and well cared for. The director was very..." More

Hanover Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
813 Hanover St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"My mother is in Hanover Guest Home. The staff is very caring and very nice, and the owner is also very nice. The facility is old, but the staff makes up for it. There are not many programs there,..." More

Flor'S Guest Home #1

Provides: Assisted Living
1106 Darlene Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Darwin House

Provides: Assisted Living
707 Darwin, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Opal Cliff Residential Center

Provides: Assisted Living
4795 Opal Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Alexandria Victoria

Provides: Assisted Living
226 Morrissey Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Twin Lakes Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
777 Volz Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Chouteau Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1340 17th Ave , Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Sea Cove Residential Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
840 24Th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

27 Assisted Living Facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

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Brookdale Scotts Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Lockwood Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
"Brookdale Scotts Valley would be my first choice. It is beautiful. The staff is very nice and very helpful. The place seems to be very clean. They have an exercise room, a big dining room like a..." More

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Saratoga Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
14500 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070
"Saratoga Retirement Community was great. The rooms were a good size, and my mom was going to share one with another person. It's 20'x20' with a bath. The staff was lovely. We dealt with two ladies..." More

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Connly Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1547 Kooser Road, San Jose, CA 95118
"Connly Care Home is a small residential community known today as "Assisted Living". It is designed to provide the ideal solution for seniors who need some help with ADL (Activities of Daily..." More

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BonHomie I

Provides: Assisted Living
1139 Dwyer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
"At BonHomie, our rent is typically lower than large assisted living facilities for the same amount of service without sacrificing the level of care. We provide long term care for moderate to full..." More

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BonHomie II

Provides: Assisted Living
6418 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120
"At BonHomie, our rent is typically lower than large assisted living facilities for the same amount of service without sacrificing the level of care. We provide long term care for moderate to full..." More

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Harmonie Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1463 Nesbit Court, San Jose, CA 95120
"At BonHomie, our rent is typically lower than large assisted living facilities for the same amount of service without sacrificing the level of care. We provide long term care for moderate to full..." More

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Aegis of Aptos

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, CA 95003
"Aegis of Aptos seemed like a very nice large home. It was very clean. Everything was modern. They had a dining room where you could choose your meal. They had religious services. They had day..." More

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Terraces of Los Gatos

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
"Terraces is a life care community, and the minimum entrance fee was $486,000. The presumed advantage was they have assisted living, independent living, memory care, and facility for skilled..." More

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Cedar Creek Alzheimer's & Dementia Ca...

Provides: Assisted Living
15245 National Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
"My wife has been a resident for one year. They take very good care of her. The only thing she doesn't like is bowling. She does the arts and crafts, and I take her outside once,or twice a week,...." More

Montecito Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
311 Montecito Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
"My mother is in Montecito Manor. It's bright and cheerful. They have nice furnishings and decorations for the season and holidays. They have pretty good food. The staff is very caring, considerate,..." More

Seaview Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
7321 Mesa Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
"It's a small house with a great ocean view. It accommodates six residents max. I love the garden patio as well. The staff is great and food is delicious. There is a ramp for wheelchairs and room to..." More

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Los Gatos Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Wood Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95030
"My mother was at this facility for over seven years. She had her own apartment. When her health went bad she moved to the extended care facility. In the end she moved to the dementia area. She..." More

De Un Amor

Provides: Assisted Living
460 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
"It has now been a year since making the difficult decision to move my father to a facility where he could get the 24/7 care he now needs. We made the right decision choosing De Un Amor! The..." More

Our Lady of Fatima Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
20400 Saratoga Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
"Everything at Our Lady of Fatima Villa was 5 stars. The rooms, the property, and the food were good. It’s one of the nicest ones down there. The staff was on the highest level. " More

Blossom Hill Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
14550 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
"Blossom Hill Gardens was very nice but it was out of our price range. The people we dealt with were very friendly. We talked to some of the residents and they were really satisfied with the place...." More

Crestwood Residential Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
94 HERNANDEZ AVENUE, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Blue Hammock Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Airport Blvd. Suite B, Freedom, CA 95019

Garden Hill Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
112 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Mystic Oaks

Provides: Assisted Living
163 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Rillera'S Guest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
40 Fletcher Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

Rillera'S Guest Home 2

Provides: Assisted Living
115 Gera Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

Rose Garden Rch

Provides: Assisted Living
310 Hathaway Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

Wesley House Iv

Provides: Assisted Living
922 Brewington Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

Willowbrook

Provides: Assisted Living
174 Willowbrook Drive, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Camphill Communities California

Provides: Assisted Living
3920 Fairway Drive, Soquel, CA 95073

Cobblestone Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Linden Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Valley View Residential Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
155 Laken Court, Watsonville, CA 95076

Assisted Living near Santa Cruz, CA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Santa Cruz

  • Review of Paradise Villa

    The person in charge at Paradise Villa was easy to talk to and very informative. The common area was very nice, but the individual rooms were dark, looked like they needed painting and some floorin... Read more

    Suzanne
  • Review of Sunshine Villa

    Sunshine Villa was a very beautiful place. You had views of the ocean from some of the rooms. It's an old Victorian that's been beautifully fixed up and well cared for. The director was very helpfu... Read more

    Suzanne
  • Review of Sunshine Villa

    Sunshine Villa has very friendly and supportive staff. They have lots of activities and they have a beautiful garden in the middle. They have good residents too. They have musical programs, arts an... Read more

    Scott
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Cruz

Situated on Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, California, features beaches, wharfs, and open space for all to enjoy. For seniors specifically, there are also 47 assisted living facilities in the area. Of these communities, 20 are in Santa Cruz and 27 are located in nearby regions such as Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel, Lomond, Watsonville, Freedom, Saratoga, San Jose and Los Gatos. These facilities fall under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Cruz

  • Weather is ideal in Santa Cruz for seniors, offering 262 sunny days each year. The region gets precipitation on just 46 days. The Sperling Comfort Index is also excellent at 86 out of 100 (the national average is 54). High temperatures in the summer are a comfortable 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while lows in the winter stay above freezing at 42 degrees.

  • According to the American Lung Association, Santa Cruz receives an A grade for ozone. However, particle pollution is a problem. Here, the ALA gives Santa Cruz an F. This is a concern for seniors with respiratory conditions.

  • Cost of living is high in Santa Cruz, 107.7 percent higher than the average for the rest of the U.S., which could hinder seniors. While housing is the biggest factor, transportation and health costs influence the percentage, too, with each sitting at five percent higher than the U.S. average.
  • Like all other areas of the state, Santa Cruz does not offer much tax relief. California fully taxes public and private pension incomes, as well as whatever you withdraw from retirement accounts. Social Security, however, isn’t taxed.

  • Crime is an issue in Santa Cruz. The city rates at 67.6 for violent crime and 64.3 for property crime, based on a scale of one to 100. The national averages, for comparison, are 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors and their families might want to ensure that the ALF they select can provide extra security.
  • The Santa Cruz area is home to world-class medical facilities, including  Dominican Hospital and the Santa Cruz Surgery Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Cruz

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$4,545.00 Scotts Valley
$4,500.00 Campbell
$4,228.00 Saratoga
$4,000.00 US
$3,635.00 Santa Cruz

Assisted Living costs in Santa Cruz start around $3,635 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz

Currently, Santa Cruz doesn’t participate in the Assisted Living Waiver program. However, seniors might qualify for assistance through other programs and waivers, such as the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver or Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) program.

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

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


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz-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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