The Carlisle San Francisco, CA

Offers Continuing Care Communities

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1450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Continuing Care Retirement Community Reviews for The Carlisle

February 28, 2014

By Caring79311950

I visited this facility

The Carlisle looks like a hotel. They have different apartments. Everybody was wonderful. I had dinner there and the food is okay.

August 31, 2011

By peaches86aw


The Carlisle is an extremely upscale condominium for seniors and is great for elders who still want all the fabulous amenities. It is located in Lower Pac Heights in a quiet, but convenient location. At Post and Gough, it is just a few blocks away from Japantown, Fillmore St, Polk St, Whole Foods, and Safeway.

July 28, 2011

By ProfessionalGCM21years

I visited this facility

The Carlisle is a continuing care retirement community -- actually a condominium tower -- centrally located on Post Street, on Cathedral Hill. I've had clients there over the years, though none at the moment. It's one of the newer CCRCs: very beautiful, with apartments ranging from large studios to large suites--all very nicely laid out and appointed. The staff, from what I've both seen and heard, is very good and attentive. But there has been a lot of turnover with both the direct care staff and the nursing staff, so that's a bit of a red flag. The Carlisle also has a 5-star chef, and the food is excellent. There's lots of variety, and the food is nutritious. There's also a full complement of activities. They're nice and varied, and there's very good participation on the part of the residents. One other caution: When it fist opened in the 90s, The Carlisle had a contract with St. Mary's to handle skilled nursing. Now skilled nursing is more nebulous; it's not clear how they're caring for someone who's more medically frail. If I were considering it now, I'd check out the transition to skilled nursing very carefully.
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Services and Amenities of The Carlisle

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Onsite 24/7
  • Pharma


  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Resident Capacity: 130

About The Carlisle

Located in the heart of San Francisco on Cathedral Hill, The Carlisle is a boutique continuing-care retirement community. The Carlisle provides the amenities to make your life luxurious, unencumbered and relaxed- complete with housekeeping, fine dining, maintenance, and linen and transportation services. Not only do the city surroundings offer limitless ways to enjoy life, The Carlisle has a wide array of activities to offer you. Morning yoga, afternoon tea, and evening social hours are all ways to enjoy the company of fellow residents.

At The Carlisle, all condominiums (ranging from 375-1780 square feet) feature kitchens or kitchenettes, walk-in closets, large windows, distinctive rooms and safety features. Many units have balconies, customized interiors, distinctive built-ins, bay windows and beautiful views.

Should the need ever arise, The Carlisle has assisted living staff on site to help you with activities of daily living within the privacy of your own condominium.

Because seeing is believing, we cordially invite you to visit The Carlisle. Our staff will be delighted to arrange a personal tour. We've just finished a multi-million dollar renovation to all of the common areas and many of the 93 condos.

What Makes Us Special

Sunrise is ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities" in J.D. Power's first ever Senior Living Customer Satisfaction Study. In addition to earning the highest overall customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's study, Sunrise achieved the highest score in five out of the six study factors. Sunrise ranked highest among its peers for caregiver/staff, which examined customer experiences with responsiveness, concern for needs, professional skill and appearance. Sunrise also ranked highest overall in senior services/activities; resident setup/orientation; rooms, building, and grounds; and food and beverage.

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