Carlton Senior Living Fremont

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

30 Reviews
3800 Walnut Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538
Call (800) 385-2527
Carlton Senior Living Fremont (800) 385-2527

Reviews of Carlton Senior Living Fremont

30 Reviews Write a review
(7 Reviews)
(16 Reviews)
(13 Reviews)
(6 Reviews)
(8 Reviews)

Assisted Living Reviews for Carlton Senior Living Fremont

April 28, 2020

By Jamie

I visited this facility

Carlton Senior Living Fremont was very nice, but it looked fancier and more posh than the other places we saw. It was in more of a residential area. They offered everything. The only thing that wouldn't be a five out of five was the size of the room. The gal who took us around was extremely nice. Everything looked very clean and very organized.

Provider Response

Thank you, Jamie, for taking the time to share your experience and feedback of our Carlton Senior Living Fremont community.

October 08, 2019

By Bee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My ex-husband moved into Carlton Senior Living Fremont. It's pretty good and everything seemed to be neat, clean, and organized. I don't have any complaints about the accommodations. It was better than his old facility. The staff is very nice, very courteous, and even at 6:30 a.m. there's always someone there. They're very friendly. The facility looks nice and clean.

Provider Response

Bee, thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your ex-husband’s move. We understand that with any transition it is essential to have support that offers excellent customer service. It is wonderful to know that our team is fulfilling our commitments to love, honor and provide for each resident.

August 20, 2019


I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Carlton Senior Living Fremont is very neat and spacious. The staff members are very friendly and helpful, and they respect my mother if she doesn't want to go down for breakfast. She has a one-bedroom, a living room, and a bathroom, and it's very spacious, beautiful, is well lit, and has enough room for a walker and a wheelchair. The food is a little bland, but it's for seniors. They offer a lot of activities.

Provider Response

At Carlton Senior Living we believe in our motto to encourage everyone to “live your life.” As guests in their home, it is our pleasure to serve our residents. We thank you for taking the time to share your experience MO.

July 05, 2019

By Laurie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother moved to Carlton Senior Living Fremont, and it has been a good experience so far. It's a good place with very nice rooms. I have eaten there, it's pretty good and they have choices and options which is nice. Their amenities are fine, they also appear to have a lot of activities. It's a beautiful community, you get what you pay for. We want the best care for my mom, and they've done a good job so far.

Provider Response

Thank you, Laurie, for taking the time to share your expectation and experience. It is our goal to ensure that each resident experiences the best of the best, which is why Executive Chef, Hugo, shares his passion to create delicious meals that offer the freshest ingredients for our residents and their guests to enjoy.

March 16, 2019

By N.D.

I visited this facility

We visited Carlton Senior Living Fremont. My tour was very informative. But I was a little confused on my directions like how to get from here to there. As I was going up and down 2 different areas I got confused, so I worried that my mom would get confused as well. Otherwise, I like the activities, and all the different areas was really good. Everything else including the cafeteria was good, everything is nice and well-made. The staff who accommodated me was really good. She spent time with me to explain more and answer my questions for me, and I thought she was really excellent. I think they were efficient and clean, so there's no problem there.

Provider Response

N.D., We appreciate you sharing your tour experience with us. We understand that with any change, such as a move, the environment and adjustment can be overwhelming. At Carlton Senior Living, we take great pride in the role of our Resident Liaison who serves to help assist residents as they transition into the community and throughout their stay with Carlton.

October 09, 2018

By Eli

I visited this facility

The room we saw at Carlton Senior Living Fremont was just bare, and it was a plain beige color. They have a reading room, a library, and a small theater-like stage. When we were there, we saw that they were playing bingo and doing trivia. The staff is very accommodating and they entertained us, but it's more of a selling attitude. What I like about it is that on the second floor there's a small terrace that looks down on a garden.

Provider Response

Thank you, Eli, for taking the time to share your experience and feedback of our Carlton Senior Living Fremont community.

April 06, 2018

By Mitzi

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom moved into Carlton Senior Living Fremont before she passed away. It was a lovely facility, and there were wonderful amenities, and lots of things for seniors to do. They have actual apartments and not just rooms. The staff was really helpful, super friendly, really cared about what was going on with my mom, and was easy to call when you needed them. They have a theater, a game room where they play pool, or poker, and they have a beautiful library. The grounds are well kept. They take the residents shopping, and they have constant classes for people with different issues.

Provider Response

Thank you Mitzi for your amazing review. We pride ourselves in offering the optimal experience for our residents and their families. Our staff make the commitment to Love, Honor and Provide for our residents and we are so pleased you felt the difference that our Commitments make. Carlton Senior Living Fremont thanks you for the opportunity to serve your mother and hope that you will come back to visit.

January 05, 2018

By Katie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother stayed at Carlton Senior Living Fremont for a week in November. Her stay there was wonderful. They very much liked it, but unfortunately she just was too ill. The rooms were nice, the facilities were nice, the food was excellent, and she enjoyed it. The caregivers were very nice. They serve three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At those times they have set menus, but they also have specials each day. They have field trips to different locations, art classes, socials, and musical performances. The staff was very helpful, very kind, very sweet, and caring. We were very happy.

Provider Response

Katie, thank you for taking the time to share with us about your mother’s experience. Through our Personal Expressions program, it is our pleasure to create an experience that each resident will enjoy.

May 26, 2017

By happy-visitor414754

I visited this facility

Carlton was nice and comfortable. They were pretty helpful in terms of showing me what I wanted to see. They showed me their eating quarters, the game room, and the library.

November 04, 2016

By J.C.046576

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Our first impression with Carlton Senior Living Fremont was good, but once we got started in it, we found out it was horrible. It did not provide the care that we needed. They just checked my mother in the room, closed the door, and had a button to push anytime she needed them. That was not the kind of help that she needed. She was there for a month. The staff was fine, but we took her home because she wasn’t getting the care that she needed. Her room was really nice. It was just a plain room and you had to put in your own furniture. It was freshly painted with new carpeting, but the carpeting was outgassing, and that was very unhealthy. My mother said the food was not tasteful. It was bland. I tried it myself, and it wasn’t that good. They would have to have more of a one-on-one care for their patients and not just dumping them off like that. If a person had no choice but to take them there, then it was a good thing, but if they had a choice, I would not put them in that.

Provider Response

Dear JC, I appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review us. I would have loved the opportunity to discuss these issues with you during your Mom's stay with us. At Carlton Senior Living Fremont, we strive to keep our residents happy and healthy. Our nurse, care team and resident's physician develop an individualized care plan for each resident to ensure that all needs are being taken care of. The care plan is then finalized with the resident and their family. I am sorry to hear that you did not feel your Mom was getting the care she needed. I would have appreciated the opportunity to discuss this with you and your Mom during her time with us. I encourage you to visit us again soon so that you may have the outstanding experience that Carlton Senior Living is known for. I look forward to talking to you soon!

February 29, 2016

By Caring 1011

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm still settling here in Carlton. Sometimes the food is good, sometimes it's not. The room is just average. The place is very clean.

October 28, 2015

By Ann C.

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother moved to Carlton Plaza for about a month now. It felt like a resort more than an assisted-living place. It's beautiful and easy to access. I like the location -- it's very close to a lot of shops and stores. The grounds are flat and even. It's on a quiet street. The rooms were decent. I wish they have more male staff in there. The residents were beautiful, and they seemed happy. I was able to eat there, and their food was good.

September 12, 2015

By Alfred5

I visited this facility

It was great. Michael was the guy who gave me a tour, and then he gave my mom a tour the next day. They had a dining area, a living area, a computer area, an activity room, a lounging room, and a beauty salon, and everything was established, so I would highly recommend it to someone. When my mom is ready, I certainly would be using Carlton. I looked at a one-bedroom and one of the two-bedrooms, and they could be a little bigger, but for one person, the bedroom area was OK. The kitchen area was kind of small, but then they are not doing any cooking because all the cooking is done for them in the dining area.

September 07, 2015

By Caring110750350

I visited this facility

We did a tour of Carlton Plaza of Fremont, and we met with the receptionist and some of the people that were there; everything was fine. They were very friendly, very warm, and very outgoing. It appeared clean and well organized, and the apartments were nice. They had a social room, recreational activities, and a gym. Everything they needed was there.

April 10, 2015

By Anonymous104540150

I visited this facility

If Carlton Plaza Fremont was absolutely what I felt my mother needed at this point, it would have been fine. They had a lot to offer. She's just not ready for that. It was very nice. The rooms were bright and cheerful. The staff seemed pleasant. I did not see anything wrong with it except that it was an institution. The person who accommodated us was very friendly, and he gave us all the information we wanted to know. He followed up the next day with a phone call to see if I was going to bring my mom in for a tour. I like that they had a little cafe that was open all day, so if you do not want to go down for their three scheduled meals, you can go down to this little cafe and have a cup of coffee or a snack. I think it was a nice alternative for people.

March 19, 2015

By Caring102108050

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am in Carlton Plaza Fremont, and I am content. They have a great dining room here. In fact, I just had a meeting with the head chef and the dining room manager, and it went well. I have almost everything I want here. Their salad bar is the very best that I have ever been to. I am enjoying the food. This is a very good community and if you want something and they don't have it, all you need to do is ask them; they will have them ready on the next meal. The staff is friendly and very nice. Included in my rent is the laundry. The rooms are not that big, so if you have more than one bedroom of furniture, you have to downsize on what you have.

February 22, 2015

By Irene20

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Carlton Plaza is a nice place, my brother has three meals a day, and it’s great. The staff is very helpful and very kind people. They have a wonderful salad bar. Some meals are good, and some meals are not. They have activities all the time and I know they have entertainment all the time. The security is very good. I like it as it is close to town, it’s close to stores, and they have transportation wherever he wants to go if he wants to use it, but most of the time I take him. It’s a fantastic place. He’s got a little apartment with a bedroom, living room, and a little kitchenette.

January 13, 2015

By Caring100872650

I visited this facility

Carlton Plaza was very pretty. It was very well done. I had luncheon with the hostess. It was an attractive site. The dining room was nice. However, I didn't find the people as comfortable as the people from the other one I visited. They were nice and pleasant enough, but not like a family.
See all Assisted Living reviews (22) See fewer reviews

Independent Living Reviews for Carlton Senior Living Fremont

January 05, 2018

By Kirby

I visited this facility

I like Carlton Senior Living Fremont, but it was a lot more money than where my uncle is now. It's nice, clean, and great. The staff was very helpful. The people there seemed to be happy. They were having a Halloween party while we were there, which looked like a lot of fun. The staff was absolutely great. We had great communication. She called me back, she wrote me a letter, emailed, and followed up. She did everything she could possibly do to get us over there.

Provider Response

Kirby, it is so kind of you to acknowledge our team at Carlton Senior Living Fremont. They work hard to provide the optimal experience for our seniors and we are so happy you could see that reflected in our residents. We understand that the process is very difficult for families, so we are very pleased that you felt the communication was great with the team. We hope you found the perfect community for your Uncle.

October 29, 2017

By Mr. Mac

I am/was a resident of this facility

I've lived in Carlton Plaza (Carlton Senior Living Fremont) for eight years now. I like everything about it. The management is spectacular, and the head director is just amazing. I enjoy the food and the way they present it. It can be fine dining, or if you're looking for a different thing, it can be cafe food, which is located adjacent to the lobby. It has a beautiful, big courtyard at the center of the building, it's just incredible, and I love it.

September 11, 2016

By Kerri865174

I visited this facility

Carlton was very nice, very well-kept, clean, and comfortable. It was not too modern, but not too outdated. The staff was very nice and very thorough in going over everything that we wanted to know, and they seemed to cover everything. The rooms were good, and the dining room was very nice. I liked that it was setup restaurant style, rather than a buffet. All the residents were very friendly and very willing to speak out. They say that it was a nice place to live, and they were happy there. They have enough going on that somebody can stay very busy there if they want to.

November 07, 2012

By Lovedone1

I visited this facility

The staff was super friendly and showed so much affection and love for the residents living there. They checked up on my great grandmother extremely often and made sure she was always okay. The food was delicious there. I remember going there as a little kid and getting a warm, and fresh baked chocolate chip cookie. My great grandmother was able to have her own TV, cable, fridge, microwave, plants and pet. She had a pet bird which she adored. There were events always going on to get the elders to interact and play with each other and spend time communicating and having fun. The facility was always kept clean and tidy and was a great place. The only negative I experienced, was that she had to have a personal safe because a maid stole money from her, but was promptly fired for her actions. A 5star facility.
See all Independent Living reviews (8) See fewer reviews
Get Costs

Questions about Carlton Senior Living Fremont

What programs or activities does Carlton Senior Living Fremont offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer both physical and mentally stimulating activities for our residents that are created around their individual interests and hobbies.

What transportation services does Carlton Senior Living Fremont offer to assisted living residents?

We offer shuttle service daily to doctor appointments, shopping, churches, banking and errands.

What makes the chef or dining program at Carlton Senior Living Fremont exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our chef is trained in many modalities and offers fresh, made from scratch specials daily.

What safety features or security measures does Carlton Senior Living Fremont offer to assisted living residents?

We offer an emergency pull cord in each apartment as well as an emergency pendant.

How does Carlton Senior Living Fremont keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Carlton has a unique position called a Resident Liaison whose primary responsibility is to communicate with family any change of condition or positive involvement of the resident.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Carlton Senior Living Fremont during daytime and nighttime hours?

We do not have a staff-to-resident ratio as we provide care staff based on individual care plans that are created at the time of move-in by an assessment and updated at least twice a year or when there is a change ion condition like a hospital visit or a fall.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff receives on-going training that exceeds state requirements. We have training at our home office called Carlton University.

Costs for Carlton Senior Living Fremont

Cost of Assisted Living

Obfuscated cost

Starting Price

Click to unlock price

Cost of Independent Living

Obfuscated cost

Starting Price

Click to unlock price

Photos of Carlton Senior Living Fremont

Get Costs

Services and Amenities of Carlton Senior Living Fremont


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4395/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4395/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Diabetic


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 150
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: Yes
  • State Licenses: 15600118
Get Costs

About Carlton Senior Living Fremont

The elegance and ease of Carlton Senior Living Fremont is readily apparent in its marble entryway complete with cozy fireplace. Its quaint conversation areas and Tuscan fountain courtyard make it an ideal place to entertain family and friends or to spend an afternoon lounging with other residents. Lush shade trees complement the grounds and outdoor benches provide the perfect perch for morning coffee breaks.

The Carlton Senior Living experience begins the moment you move in. Our move-in consultation ensures a plan is in place for both resident health care and best life needs. We work with you to create a Personal Expressions activity program and to gauge the level of personal care needed. Ongoing Family Connection Conferences help us monitor resident lifestyle changes and adapt to their healthcare needs accordingly.

Carlton Plaza Fremont dining options cater to the tastes and daily plans of our residents. The atrium in our main dining room is a favorite, or the '50s style dining at Ruby's Cafe is an ideal haunt when entertaining grandkids. All-Day restaurant-style dining services, a fabulous cafe and room service on request serve residents who are on the go or those ready to relax at the end of the day. The richly appointed common areas, library, game room, and patio complete the total living experience.

Get Costs

Map of Carlton Senior Living Fremont

Get Costs

Get Costs

Carlton Senior Living Fremont

  • By clicking "Get Costs", you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Agreement to be Contacted by Telephone. You also consent that we, or our partner providers, may reach out to you about senior living solutions or Medicare insurance using a system that can auto-dial; however, you do not need to consent to this to use our service.