Palo Alto Commons

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

6 Reviews
4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Call (800) 385-2527
Palo Alto Commons (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Palo Alto Commons

September 24, 2012

By NorCal

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I had the pleasure of visiting Palo Alto Commons last week with my mother, and we left extremely impressed with the community there. The physical amenities are excellent, and a new building will be coming online in the next 18 months that will have a lap pool, which will be a wonderful addition to the existing facility. The rooms are large and sunny, and virtually all of them have either balconies or porches; additionally, there are numerous areas throughout the community to sit and relax in a casual atmosphere. We stayed for lunch and the food was top notch, with a wide variety from which to choose. Every staff member with whom we met was positive, pleasant and genuinely interested in us and in helping in any way possible. Many of the staff have been with Palo Alto Commons for over ten years, and the turnover of the front line staff is very low. Behind the building is a very pleasant residential neighborhood perfect for a stroll, and in front of the facility are numerous restaurants and small shops for coffee, etc. The assisted living support ranges from independent living to elite care with nurses available around the clock. The staff also is extremely focused on feedback from its residents, and does an excellent job at listening to and acting on input with a formal closed loop process. In summary, we were both exceptionally pleased and my mother is very interested in relocating to The Commons.
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Services and Amenities of Palo Alto Commons


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Fine Dining. Bistro Style Selections. Sunday Brunch. Features A Special Soup And Dessert And A Variety Of Beverages (Including Wine During Dinner). Salad Bar Selections During Lunch And Dinner,Offers Fresh Fruits And Vegetables. Continental Breakfast


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra: Washers And Dryers On Each Floor, Utilities (Excluding Phone And Cable), Beautifully Landscaped Grounds And Secured Courtyard, Computers Available For Resident Use, Including Lessons And Technical Support

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Technology Extra: Emergency Response System In Your Apartment And Personal Help Button For Use Within Our Community

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Concerts, Movies, Happy Hour, Baking, Spanish Class, Birthday Parties, Aquatic Fitnes, Sing Along Music Video

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Aid


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 141
  • Staff Patient Ratio: Yes


  • Nurses Extra: Licensed Nurse

Range of services

  • Range Of Services Extra: Overnight Security Personnel, And Secured Courtyard. Concierge Services, Weekly Personal Trainer, Incontinence Assistance, Safety Night Checks, Monthly Blood Pressure And Weight Measurements And Registered Dietician Consultations, Oxygen Management,Glucose Testing, Insulin And Other Injections, Blood Pressure Monitoring, And First Aid, On Site Podiatry Services, On Site Dental Hygienist,

Types of care

  • Doctor Visit Companionship
  • Dressing And Grooming
  • Bathing And Toileting
  • Exercise
  • Meal Preparation

Training Areas

  • Patient Transfers
  • Training Areas Extra: Undergone Music & Memoryâ Certification Program. Trained To Interact With Residents In A Manner That Helps Alleviate Agitation, Anger And Anxiety

Payment options

  • Credit Card
  • Check


  • State Licenses: 435200706

About Palo Alto Commons

The Palo Alto Commons Assisted Living concept is simple. Residents enjoy the comfort of a private apartment surrounded by favorite furnishings and treasures with the warmth and hospitality of the gracious living services available within our residential community. Our trained, friendly staff is always available to lend a hand when needed.We develop a Personalized Care Plan in which needs are carefully assessed to determine the care options that best suit each individual. There is no “one size fits all” approach to resident care. The combined elements of personalized assistance and the privacy of one’s own apartment promote independence and vitality.

Elite Care at Palo Alto Commons- This unique level of care adds support beyond what is typically given in assisted living. Elite Care has the highest staff-to-resident ratio in our community, and delivers one of the highest levels of assisted living care in the Bay Area. Residents have their own private garden apartment. Our residents receive care, comfort and assistance with the activities of daily living from our highly trained staff, as well as care based on their Personalized Care Plan. The Elite Care team is also equipped with standing lift devices for assistance with transfers and can provide full assistance with dining needs. Designed to cultivate as much independence as possible, Elite Care helps residents rediscover their interests and activities, helping to re-integrate them into their lives today. It bridges the divide between assisted living and higher levels of care.

The Meadow Wing at Palo Alto Commons is a specialized and dignified program for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, providing a full daily schedule of engaging and meaningful activities in a secure, friendly, homelike environment.

Focused Care – A Palo Alto Commons Exclusive.
Focused Care is a unique, flexible option for residents with a high level of care needs, but varying social and dining needs. The higher staff-to-resident ratio allows for more extensive care and assistance. Residents engage in social and dining programs in the Assisted Living, Meadow Wing or Focused Care programs, depending on their level of functioning.

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