59 Assisted Living Facilities near Sunnyvale, CA
There are 59 Assisted Living Facilities in the Sunnyvale area, with 12 in Sunnyvale and 47 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Sunnyvale is $4,921 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Mountain View with an average starting cost of $4,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 282 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sunnyvale. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sunnyvale 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Cupertino with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Sunnyvale find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Sunnyvale, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Sunnyvale, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sunnyvale
Seniors looking for a fast-paced, high-tech environment may love Sunnyvale. Nestled on the south end of San Francisco Bay, it is a bustling, sprawling metro area and technology hub. Sunnyvale boasts a population of 154,000 residents, 12 percent of whom are age 65 and older. Seniors desiring support in the activities of daily living find 12 assisted living facilities in Sunnyvale to choose from with an additional 48 communities in the nearby cities of Mountain View, Cupertino and Los Altos.
California’s assisted living communities are called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). The California Department of Social Services’ Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) and Continuing Care Contracts Branch licenses and regulates the state’s RCFEs.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sunnyvale
- Sunnyvale has a warm climate with clear and dry summers and mild winters. True to its name, Sunnyvale offers 260 days of sunshine per year, a high in July of 77 degrees and a January low of 43 degrees.
- Violent and property crime rates in Sunnyvale are significantly lower than the U.S. average. The city’s violent crime is 11.8, compared to the national average of 22.7. Property crime in Sunnyvale ranks 25.3, which is lower than the U.S. average of 35.4.
- Sunnyvale gets an air quality grade of “F” from the American Lung Association for ozone pollution and a “C” for particle pollution. This can limit the time that seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses are able to spend outdoors.
- Sunnyvale has an extremely high cost of living. The cost of living in Sunnyvale is nearly 300 percent higher than the U.S. average, with most of that attributable to housing.
- Sunnyvale 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.
- The Sunnyvale area is home to world-class medical facilities, including El Camino Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sunnyvale
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sunnyvale start around $4,896 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale
California's Medicaid system, or Medi-Cal, offers four programs to help seniors pay for assisted living. The Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) is currently available in 15 California counties, including Santa Clara County. The program helps seniors who are eligible for nursing home care to live in an assisted living facility. The program does not cover room and board, but services such as personal care assistance, medication administration and prepared meals are covered.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
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 Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Sunnyvale Area
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale-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.
Other Options in Sunnyvale, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sunnyvale
Review of Willie Care Home
I toured Willie Care Home for my father, and it was very positive. The owner was really friendly, and they provided the information that we needed, so it was good. The place was very nice, it was c... Read more
Review of Atria Sunnyvale
The facility is very well run. I chose it because of location, but I've been consistently impressed by every member of the staff. Even though there are still COVID restrictions in place, they h... Read more
Review of Atria Sunnyvale
I thought Atria Sunnyvale was fantastic, but they could not get my Aunt in because they wanted to put her in memory care. We did not think she was quite ready for memory care. I visited their assis... Read more