The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Scotts Valley, CA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Scotts Valley, CA

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Brookdale Scotts Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Lockwood Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
"Brookdale Scotts Valley was a terrific place. It was very nicely maintained. The rooms were quite large. The facility was quite large, too. It's for somebody who can largely get around. They expect..." More

Mystic Oaks

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

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Paradise Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
2177 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"This is one of the best facilities! We moved our dad in here and his health and overall happiness has improved tremendously!! They always seem to have some sort of activity going on & Dad has..." More

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Sunshine Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Sunshine Villa is a smaller community; it has about a hundred residents. The main building is an old Victorian with rooms off of it. It has a beautiful activity room, the dining hall is nicely done..." More

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Aegis of Aptos

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, CA 95003
"Aegis of Aptos was gorgeous. It was like a 4-star hotel. The apartments were unfurnished but clean, bright, good-sized, and comfortable. The staff who assisted us with the tour was fantastic. She..." 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

Alexandria Victoria

Provides: Assisted Living
226 Morrissey Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"My husband has moved into Alexandria Victoria. It's a wonderful home. They're pretty well known in the community. They're wonderful people, and the food is wonderful. They have two homes on..." More

Twin Lakes Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
777 Volz Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"I toured Twin Lakes Manor. It was just a small place, and I liked it. It was very clean. The residents looked cared for and content. The person who gave me the tour was very friendly and gave me a..." 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

Chouteau Guest Home

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


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

Camphill Communities California

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

Sea Cove Residential Care Home

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

Valley Haven

Provides: Assisted Living
2266 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"My friend is at Valley Haven. It looks like a campus that has three separate houses on it. The front house is for people who are kind of in advanced need, like a lot of care. The middle house is..." More

The Maple House II

Provides: Assisted Living
2000 Brommer Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"I'm moving my dad to Maple House II. They have been great with helping me set things up, they were right on top of things, and actually listened to me. They can take care of my dad appropriately...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Scotts Valley

    Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains is Scotts Valley, California. This small community is just north of the city of Santa Cruz and approximately 30 miles south of busy San Jose and the Silicon Valley. The population is just 12,000, 14.7 percent of whom are seniors aged 60 and over. 

    Scotts Valley is home to three different assisted living facilities in the area, with a further 29 in nearby Santa Cruz. The State of California regulates assisted living facilities through the Department of Social Services, and the Senior Care Licensing Program licenses and monitors residential care facilities for the elderly and continuing care retirement communities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scotts Valley

    • Scotts Valley weather is temperate year-round, with little precipitation. July high temperatures average around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and January lows are around 41 degrees. Seniors sensitive to extreme temperatures and those with health conditions alleviated by warm weather will likely be comfortable here. 

    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, the violent crime rate in Scotts Valley is 24.1, which is lower than the U.S. average of 31.8. Property crime rates are slightly lower than the national average as well. While much of this is petty theft and car-break-ins, seniors in assisted living are still advised to use caution, especially if traveling to San Jose. 

    • Cost of living in Scotts Valley is more than twice the national average. While health care, utilities and grocery costs are on par with the rest of the country, housing is more than quadruple the U.S. average, which may affect assisted living costs. Seniors on a fixed income may want to consider other options. 

    • The Santa Cruz Metro provides fixed bus routes throughout Santa Cruz County, where Scotts Valley is located. Seniors over 62 and those with a qualifying disability are eligible for reduced fares. 

    • Scotts Valley has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Scotts Valley Senior Center, an organization that offers opportunities for seniors to enjoy companionship and indulge in hobbies or educational activities. 

    • The Scotts Valley area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dominican Hospital - Dignity Health and Sutter Health - Scotts Valley Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Scotts Valley

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $4,500.00 Campbell
    $4,260.00 Scotts Valley
    $4,228.00 Saratoga
    $4,122.00 Santa Cruz
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Scotts Valley start around $4,260 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 Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley

    Senior citizens in Scotts Valley, as in all of California, as well as those with a qualifying disability, may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), which is a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver that was created by legislation that directed the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

    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 Scotts Valley

    Scotts Valley 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 Scotts Valley, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scotts Valley

    Scotts Valley-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Scotts Valley

    • Review of Brookdale Scotts Valley

      Brookdale Scotts Valley was nice. Everybody we talked to was great. The only downside was that it would require a lot of walking for the residents. We saw 1-bedroom and studio apartments, and the l... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Scotts Valley

      I went to Brookdale Scotts Valley. The place itself, the condition of the building themselves, and the structures themselves, are seriously outdated. They need an upgrade. For the same expense. It ... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Scotts Valley

      Brookdale Scotts Valley was a terrific place. It was very nicely maintained. The rooms were quite large. The facility was quite large, too. It's for somebody who can largely get around. They expect... Read more

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