Situated in the heart of wine country in the North Bay region, Santa Rosa is just 55 miles north of San Francisco. The city is home to approximately 178,000 people, with about 29,700 being senior citizens. With its nearby coastline and comfortable year-round climate, Santa Rosa is an ideal destination for active seniors who enjoy the outdoors.

Assisted living facilities help residents who need some help with daily tasks, such as activities of daily living, housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Assisted living may be the best alternative for seniors who don’t need 24-hour medical care provided by nursing homes but can no longer live on their own. Seniors in Santa Rosa pay around $7,048 per month for assisted living care, which is about $1,800 more than the $5,250 monthly average for California.

This guide provides information about assisted living in Santa Rosa. It can help seniors get more information about assisted living facilities, the benefits and drawbacks, average monthly care costs and free and low-cost local resources available to assist seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Rosa, CA

2015, 2016

Brookdale Chanate

3250 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

Brookdale Chanate is an upscale community located in a serene area of Santa Rosa, California, surrounded by lush woods in all directions. Seniors appreciate the cozy studios and one-bedroom apartments … (read more)
Brookdale Chanate is an upscale community located in a serene area of Santa Rosa, California, surrounded by lush woods in all directions. Seniors appreciate the cozy studios and one-bedroom apartments … (read more)

2016

Brookdale Paulin Creek

2375 Range Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

The Brookdale Paulin Creek sits off Highway 101 and is a stone’s throw away from the Coddingtown Mall and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Residents often comment on how frien … (read more)
The Brookdale Paulin Creek sits off Highway 101 and is a stone’s throw away from the Coddingtown Mall and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Residents often comment on how frien … (read more)

Oakmont of Villa Capri at Varenna

1397 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

I’m making an advanced search for an assisted living facility for myself. In reality, I probably won’t need it for ten years or so, but it’s important to me to make the selection for myself. Then my c … (read more)
I’m making an advanced search for an assisted living facility for myself. In reality, I probably won’t need it for ten years or so, but it’s important to me to make the selection for myself. Then my c … (read more)

Ivy Park at Santa Rosa

4225 Wayvern Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

Ivy Park at Santa Rosa is an assisted living, memory care and respite care facility east of Santa Rosa, California, near Mission Montgomery Intersection and Lake Ralphine. This community offers studio … (read more)
Ivy Park at Santa Rosa is an assisted living, memory care and respite care facility east of Santa Rosa, California, near Mission Montgomery Intersection and Lake Ralphine. This community offers studio … (read more)

Oakmont Gardens

301 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

Oakmont Gardens is located in Santa Rosa, California near Sonoma Highway, Annadel Estate Winery, shopping and restaurants. Visitors are impressed with the caring, good-natured staff, and compliment th … (read more)
Oakmont Gardens is located in Santa Rosa, California near Sonoma Highway, Annadel Estate Winery, shopping and restaurants. Visitors are impressed with the caring, good-natured staff, and compliment th … (read more)

Fountaingrove Lodge

4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Located in Santa Rosa, a short drive from Fountaingrove Lake, numerous parks and Kaiser medical facilities is Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first LGBT and Friends Active and Independent senior com … (read more)
Located in Santa Rosa, a short drive from Fountaingrove Lake, numerous parks and Kaiser medical facilities is Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first LGBT and Friends Active and Independent senior com … (read more)

Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa

300 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

I visited Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa. It was a nice place, but a little inconvenient in getting to. It was too far away from the town that my brother lives, and he didn’t want to move that far. Th … (read more)
I visited Arbol Residences of Santa Rosa. It was a nice place, but a little inconvenient in getting to. It was too far away from the town that my brother lives, and he didn’t want to move that far. Th … (read more)

Sunset Garden I

1018 Sunset Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407


Pacifica Senior Living Santa Rosa

3737 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


Spring Lake Village

5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409


Hanna House Ridley

1840 Ridley Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

The Hanna House is a home full of loving and caring people. Led by Karrie, the staff is gentle, kind, caring, considerate, patient and attentive. This small facility feels more like a home than others … (read more)
The Hanna House is a home full of loving and caring people. Led by Karrie, the staff is gentle, kind, caring, considerate, patient and attentive. This small facility feels more like a home than others … (read more)

Five Palms Care Home

1217 LANCE DR., Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

The center appears to be fairly small when viewing from the front, but once you enter you can see that it is clearly a large facility. The first thing you notice is a feeling of being home, as there i … (read more)
The center appears to be fairly small when viewing from the front, but once you enter you can see that it is clearly a large facility. The first thing you notice is a feeling of being home, as there i … (read more)

Wild Rose Care Home at Quail Run

1921 Quail Run, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

This is a very nice place. It’s well located in a little suburban community in central Santa Rosa, just off Fulton Road. The facility is small and very homey and well kept. It’s also reasonably price … (read more)
This is a very nice place. It’s well located in a little suburban community in central Santa Rosa, just off Fulton Road. The facility is small and very homey and well kept. It’s also reasonably price … (read more)

Carriage House

5695 Carriage Lane, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Tucked in the hilly gardens of Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of wine country, sits a family home-style community called Carriage House. Residents of this assisted living and memory care facilit … (read more)
Tucked in the hilly gardens of Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of wine country, sits a family home-style community called Carriage House. Residents of this assisted living and memory care facilit … (read more)

Sunset Garden II

320 Kiva Place, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Sunset Garden II is an assisted living facility in a home-setting in Santa Rosa, California. Visitors say that this assisted living community is clean and well-kept. It offers residents independent li … (read more)
Sunset Garden II is an assisted living facility in a home-setting in Santa Rosa, California. Visitors say that this assisted living community is clean and well-kept. It offers residents independent li … (read more)

Eva’s Garden

311 Mosswood Ln, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

My mother-in-law has happily been in Eva’s Garden since February. It was highly recommended by a social worker from St. Joseph’s Healthcare. I think the living accommodation is good. It’s a boarding c … (read more)
My mother-in-law has happily been in Eva’s Garden since February. It was highly recommended by a social worker from St. Joseph’s Healthcare. I think the living accommodation is good. It’s a boarding c … (read more)

Victoria’s Place

2300 Donahue Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

I went to Victoria’s Place. The gentleman who owns the place, owns 3 of them, and they’re decent homes. They have about 4 patients, 2 caregivers, home-cooked meals, and they take them to doctors. I li … (read more)
I went to Victoria’s Place. The gentleman who owns the place, owns 3 of them, and they’re decent homes. They have about 4 patients, 2 caregivers, home-cooked meals, and they take them to doctors. I li … (read more)

Primrose

2080 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

I went to Primrose because they were advertising a day program for seniors and I was interested in it. I spent five hours there and was interviewed and taken on a long tour of the place. When I got ho … (read more)
I went to Primrose because they were advertising a day program for seniors and I was interested in it. I spent five hours there and was interviewed and taken on a long tour of the place. When I got ho … (read more)

Redwood Senior Living Santa Rosa – Closed

1727 Burbank Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407

I liked the people at Redwood Senior Living Santa Rosa. They might want to replace some of their furniture with newer furniture. They have floors that have been mopped a gazillion times and they are w … (read more)
I liked the people at Redwood Senior Living Santa Rosa. They might want to replace some of their furniture with newer furniture. They have floors that have been mopped a gazillion times and they are w … (read more)

St Francis Assisted Living

5596 Raters Dr, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

We settled my father in St. Francis Assisted Living. We chose it because it is very warm, spacious, and clean. They have a great reputation. I really like the people who live there and who run it. I t … (read more)
We settled my father in St. Francis Assisted Living. We chose it because it is very warm, spacious, and clean. They have a great reputation. I really like the people who live there and who run it. I t … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

The Community Care Licensing Division, a branch of the California Department of Social Services, oversees the state licensing and inspection of residential care facilities for the elderly. Regular inspections ensure long-term care facilities comply with state rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

  • Santa Rosa seniors can enjoy pleasant weather year-round with no snow in the winter. There are about 256 sunny days a year in the city, which is much higher than the national average of 205 days. Active seniors can participate in outdoor activities all year long.
  • The Santa Rosa area is home to several state-of-the-art medical facilities, including Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, for illnesses and medical emergencies.
  • The cost of living in Santa Rosa is much more expensive than in other cities in the country. The city’s score is 149, and the U.S. average is 100. Low-income seniors may qualify for financial assistance through local state and federal resources to help lower costs.
  • Santa Rosa ranked No. 8 in the country for the Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the United States in 2021-2022. This may make it an ideal destination for retirees.
  • Santa Rosa offers a range of public transportation options to help seniors maneuver throughout the city. Seniors can choose between the Santa Rosa CityBus or the Sonoma County Transit. The Golden Gate Transit was designed for longer trips and ferry access. Additionally, many assisted living communities offer transportation services to their residents.

Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Santa Rosa costs around $7,048 per month which is much higher across the board. The average cost in California is $5,250 per month, and the national monthly median is about $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $7,048 per month, Santa Rosa is the most expensive option for assisted living. With San Francisco costing an average of $6,319 per month and Napa at around 6,300 per month, they are comparable in price. Sacramento ($5,225 per month) is just below the state median of $5,250. Modesto, with an average monthly cost of $4,000, offers the lowest rates for assisted living care.

$7048

Santa Rosa

$5250

California

$4500

The United States

$6319

San Francisco

$6300

Napa

$5225

Sacramento

$4000

Modesto

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to assisted living, there are several long-term care options available to seniors in Santa Rosa. Those who want to remain in their homes can choose between homemaker services at about $6,292 per month or a home health aide at an average of $6,912. Adult day health care for those who only need weekday supervision is the most affordable option at $2,795. A nursing home facility may be more appropriate for seniors who require a higher level of care and costs approximately $11,300 per month for a semiprivate room and around $12,471 for a private room.

$6292

Homemaker Services

$6912

Home Health Aide

$2795

Adult Day Health Care

$7048

Assisted Living Facility

$11300

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12471

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Santa Rosa

Eligible seniors may receive help paying for assisted living through California’s Assisted Living Waiver Program. Financial aid is also available to those with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through California’s Optional State Supplement (OSS) program. 

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Rosa

There are many resources available for seniors living in or moving into an assisted living facility. A variety of free services and financial assistance are provided by local government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(707) 565-5950

The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging serves older adults 60 years old and helps with concerns, such as health care, finances and public benefits. It offers online health and wellness classes to educate seniors on how to prevent falls, how to live with chronic pain and diabetes management. Information specialists are available to provide information and referrals for available local programs and services.

(707) 565-5900

 

The In-Home Supportive Services Program is provided to eligible seniors over the age of 65 and to blind and disabled individuals. The program helps pay for in-home assistance so seniors can remain safely in their homes. Types of services include personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry and accompaniment to medical appointments.

(707) 565-5960

 

The Sonoma County Veterans Service Office can help senior veterans and their families find in-home or residential care options. An assessment is conducted to determine specific needs and matching to the appropriate program. Financial assistance for housing and care to veterans who need supportive medical services are also available to qualified seniors.

(707) 543-3745 

 

There are two senior centers in Santa Rosa: Person Senior Wing at the Finley Community Center on West College Avenue and Steele Lane Community Center on Steele Lane. Both centers offer seniors aged 50 and up a wide range of programming, including health and fitness classes, life-enrichment opportunities, socialization and recreational activities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa 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