45 assisted living communities near Palo Alto

In the Palo Alto area, we found 45 Assisted Living Properties you might love. Also, there are 8 Independent Living Communities, and 22 Memory Care Communities..

Palo Alto Commons

$5,600/month
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4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care
Palo Alto Commons provides Premier Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care and Exclusive Specialized Higher Levels of Care, in a lovely residenti

Sunrise Of Palo Alto

$5,640/month
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2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Sunrise Palo Alto offers the best of sunny California living, just 30 minutes from miles of hiking trails in the mountains, a brisk walk along the roc

Lytton Gardens Community Care

Estimated $5,352/month
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649 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, Palo Alto, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care

Moldaw Residences

Estimated $3,632/month Not Yet Rated
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899 EAST CHARLESTON ROAD, Palo Alto, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Birches Residential Care, The(Closed)

Estimated $4,084/month
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810 SUTTER AVENUE, Palo Alto, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Board and Care Home  ·  Respite Care

Silver Point Plaza

$5,000/month
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16 Coleman Place, Menlo Park, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Welcome Silver Point Plaza we hope you enjoy your virtual tour and look forward to seeing you in person soon. Residents at Silver Point Plaza experien

Voralto at Menlo Park

$4,900/month
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800 Roble Avenue, Menlo Park, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Welcome! Thanks for visiting Nazareth Health Care, Inc. and for considering our communities in your senior living options. Our fundamental mission is

Bridgepoint At Los Altos

$4,555/month
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1174 LOS ALTOS AVENUE, Los Altos, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

Orchid Villa Residential Care

Estimated $4,429/month
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1239 MIDDLE AVENUE, Menlo Park, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Board and Care Home  ·  Respite Care

Monte Farley Manor Guest Home

Estimated $4,373/month Not Yet Rated
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579 FARLEY STREET, Mountain View, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Board and Care Home  ·  Respite Care

Gordon Manor Residential Care Home

$5,600/month
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1616 Gordon Street, Redwood City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
The Just Like Family team at Gordon Manor provides heartfelt professional care and memory assisted living for the elderly at our relaxed and welcoming

Just Like Family Gordon Manor

$5,600/month
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1616 Gordon Street, Redwood City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Welcome to Our Home - When you walk into Gordon Manor or Hopkins Manor, you can see and feel that they truly are homes. The halls are accented with

Brookdale Redwood City

$3,995/month
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485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
Brookdale Redwood City is a premier senior living community in Redwood City, CA. Here, you can choose the Independent Living or Assisted Living ser

Palm Villas Redwood City

$6,400/month
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1931 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Memory care is the term for a long-term care option for patients who have been diagnosed with such conditions or have problems with at least two areas

Shalom Mountain View

Estimated $3,676/month
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1007 MIRAMONTE AVENUE, Mountain View, CA
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Assisted Living  ·  Board and Care Home  ·  Respite Care

What services are provided in Assisted Living Facilities in Palo Alto?

Search 110 Assisted Living 29 Independent Living 71 Memory Care , 77 with Private Rooms 6 that allow dogs 28 starting at less than $3,000 per month , and 23 that offer Short-Term Respite Stays properties are currently available for rent within 20 miles of Palo Alto, CA. The monthly pricing ranges from $2,500 per month to over $10,000 per month. Most of these licensed facilities specializing in senior care services in Palo Alto are large high-end Assisted Living facilities.

What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living community is a residential senior care option that provides non-medical assistance with activities of daily living. This includes personal care services like bathing, dressing, and grooming. It also includes medication management, meals, housekeeping, transportation and supervision.

Assisted Living in Palo Alto, California

Assisted living facilities provide 3 meals per day, assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and 24-hour supervision. Some facilities in Palo Alto provide transportation, robust social activities, Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses care, diabetes care, short-term respite care, and much more.

Assisted Living Resources in Palo Alto, California

Avenidas 

At Avenidas, we seek to create a community that supports and celebrates older adults. We provide a wide range of support options, information, and services that enable people to stay active, maintain their independence, help their aging parents, or care for a spouse. Our innovative programs and compassionate staff—paid and volunteer—help enrich the lives of more than 6,500 mature adults and their families each year.

Geriatric Services for Older Adults at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Many older adults spend some time in hospitals or nursing homes during illness or recovery. PAMF geriatricians can help direct on-site medical care and coordination during these times. We provide post-hospital care for patients with complex medical problems, and help oversee rehabilitation for those who need it. We can also guide planning, medical care and palliative care for people who are long-term residents in nursing homes. 

Adult Aging Services of Stanford Health Care

We provide information, resources and coordinated care for aging adults, and their families. Through our programs and services, we promote wellness and preventive practices for healthy aging and longevity.    

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

Since 1983, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation it has been CANHR’s goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.

California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCL)

The Community Care Licensing Division’s (CCLD) mission is to promote the health, safety, and quality of life of each person in community care through the administration of an effective collaborative regulatory enforcement system. Today the CCL Program remains a Division within CDSS. However the nature of community care has changed significantly and now includes care for persons whose needs require the management of severe behavior adjustment problems, serious mental disorders and significant medical needs. In order to give emphasis to the different populations served the CCL Program is now governed by three separate licensing Acts and a fourth statute that was enacted in 1990. 

California Quality Care (CalQualityCare.org)

Free and easy-to-use, CalQualityCare.org features information on nursing homes, and other assisted living facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong. Better information enables smarter choices when making long-term care decisions decisions. Publicly available information about health care quality — and consumers eager to consider quality in their long-term care decisions — will improve the health care system.

What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living community is a residential senior care option that provides non-medical assistance with activities of daily living. This includes personal care services like bathing, dressing, and grooming. It also includes medication management, meals, housekeeping, transportation and supervision.

How can I pay the costs of Assisted Living? 
What services should I expect to be offered in Assisted Living? 
How do I navigate the Assisted Living process and make a decision if it’s right for me? 
How do I evaluate an Assisted Living facility on a tour?

 

Interesting Facts About Palo Alto Assisted Living 

Average cost in U.S.: $3,628/ month
Average cost in Palo Alto: $5,000/ month
Highest average cost in U.S.: Washington D.C. ($6,700/ month)
Average length of stay in U.S.: 36 months
Number of U.S. assisted living communities: 31,200
*Source: Genworth - Compare Long Term Care Costs Across the United States

 

Assisted Living Care, Services and Amenities

As stated above assisted living communities are residential senior care options that provides non-medical assistance with activities of daily living (“ADLs”). According to Investopedia there are “There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. A person's ability to perform ADLs is important for determining what type of long-term care — for example.”.

In addition to providing assistance with ADLs, most assisted living communities offer central dining, exercise programs, housekeeping services, transportation options and care supervision. Assisted living residents typically live in their own private or semiprivate apartments depending on their preference. Care needs for assisted living residents are assessed regularly in case there is a change that requires staff notification. Assisted living communities feature activities schedules filled with events to suit a variety of preferences. Families are encouraged to visit assisted living communities where their loved ones are residing. Loved ones are invited to special events and holiday parties designed for community residents.

Happiness also comes from a supportive and compassionate staff, independence and affordability. In many ways it's like a marriage. There are many choices, more now than ever, and so when selecting the right assisted living for you or your loved one, care, patience and research should be the number one priority.

 

Cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto

Assisted living is a type of senior community that allows you to have your own personal space, with care in place right there should you need it.

That makes an assisted-living community a great choice for a loved one whose health may be good now, but may require some extra care and assistance as time goes on. It’s always a relief for families to have a system in place should anything change down the road.

Your loved one can start their senior housing experience with an individual apartment, allowing them to live as independently as they’d like, while also taking advantage of social connections, activities and fitness offerings the community may offer. In addition, things like cleaning, meals and laundry would be taken care of.

But the best part is if something unexpected should happen, healthcare and assistance is available immediately, without having to make another move or locate services that can help. So if you needed to add assistance with eating, dressing or medication management, it would be taken care of seamlessly.

The national median rate of assisted living per month is $3628, according to a 2016 cost of care survey by Genworth Financial. Of course, that could be higher or lower depending on where you live and how much care your loved one may need. That comes to about $43,000 a year, far less than in-home round-the- clock assistance.

When choosing an assisted living community, be sure and factor in things like staff to resident ratio, activities and amenities available and sample a meal on your tour. It’s also a great idea to talk to other residents. You can request a meal for yourself and a loved one with a group of residents as well.

But one of the best ways to check out a place is a short-term or respite stay for your loved one. Many assisted-living communities encourage these stays, so your loved one can get a better sense of the community and what they have to offer.

 

Featured Articles

Understanding the Assisted Living Experience? - This is article describes the experience you can expect when moving into an Assisted Living Community.

The Cost of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living - A guide on figuring out how to make the decision on assisted living vs. in-home care.

Downsizing for a Move to Assisted Living - A guide on tips for transitioning from your home into an assisted living community.

Finding the Right Assisted Living Situation For a Family Member - Tips on finding the right assisted living facility that fits your needs.

 

Top 12 Question to Ask While Touring Assisted Living Facilities

  • What is the ratio of staff to residents?  

  • What is the staff turnover rate?

  • What types of training do the staff members have?  

  • Is there staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as dressing, eating, bathing and toileting?

  • Can meals be provided at a time the resident prefers, or are there set times for meals?

  • Does the community have any special amenities or services worth mentioning, such as a beauty parlor, fitness room, therapy pool, etc.?  

  • Are residents actively encouraged to participate?

  • Is there someone on staff who coordinates home healthcare visits from a nurse, physical therapist, etc., if needed?

  • Are services such as hospice and physical therapy available?  If so, is there an additional charge?  If so, how much?

  • Is transportation offered to residents for doctor’s appointments?  Is the transportation wheelchair/disabled-friendly?  Is there a fee?  If so, how much?

  • Are incontinence supplies included in the price?  If not, what is the cost?

  • Are visitors allowed at any time, or are there specific visiting hours?  If you have specific visiting hours, what are they?  

Check out more questions here: Questions to Ask On Your Community Tour

 

Assisted Living Reviews and Ratings

Seniorly.com has aggregated reviews and ratings on assisted living communities from across the web. While nothing can replace the experience of touring a community, reviews and ratings can help you narrow down options. 

 

Assisted Living Definition

Assisted living is defined as: “housing for elderly or disabled people that provides nursing care, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed.”  A simple way to understand it is housing that provides non-medical assistance of activities of daily living (“ADLs”) in a supportive environment.

 

Retirement Communities, Palo Alto: Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home

While many people use Nursing Home and Assisted Living interchangeably, they are actually two different types of housing options. Nursing Homes, or Skilled Nursing Facilities, provide 24-hour medical care, while Assisted Living provides 24-hour non-medical care. Nursing Homes are licensed and reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid, while Assisted Living primarily private pay (some exceptions do apply). Nursing Homes tend to be more like Hospitals while Assisted Living tends to be a more home-like community.

Palo Alto Assisted Living vs. Palo Alto Home Care

According to AARP, 87% of seniors say they want to age in place. It's easy to understand that many seniors would rather live out their golden years at home than in an assisted living community. It's a comfortable, private and familiar place. However, depending on the circumstances, an assisted living may be the smarter alternative to receiving home care. Just keep in mind that not all senior assisted living facilities are created equal. Some provide resort-like amenities, such as retirement residences, while others focus on health care and health management, like skilled nursing facilities. There are major differences in cost, as well. And, the move will most likely be to smaller quarters. This means the bulk of what has been collected over the years, such as furnishings, mementos and other personal effects, will have to be left behind. This can be one of the most difficult and traumatic aspects of leaving your home for assisted living, for each item may carry significant meaning and letting go means life is changing in a big way.

Assisted Living Regulations

Each state has a regulatory department that oversees Assisted Living facilities. They also do periodic evaluations (at least once every five years) to make sure that the facilities meet the requirements set in place to ensure the safety of the residents. Each local district licensing office has a file on every facility in its district. As a consumer, you have the right to view the public file upon request. Items you should expect to see in the public file include:

  • the most recent inspection report

  • any complaints a facility has received within the last two to three years

  • the facility’s Plan of Operation

  • the waiver application and/or approval for hospice care (state by state)

  • any Advisory Notes regarding the facility.

Complaints may be filed by anyone – a resident, a resident’s family member or friend, or by a staff member. When reviewing a public file, be particularly aware of any complaints that allege abuse of patients or those that suggest any violations of resident rights. Check to see if there is a pattern of any one of more similar complaint.

Seniorly.com recommends you do your own evaluations too. Once you have reviewed the public files of your top choices and are ready to make a personal visit, you should have a checklist of items to be looking for as you tour the facility.

Meet the administration and ask to meet a current resident if possible. Plan at least one visit at a mealtime. Visit more than once, at various times of day to see how different staffing shifts relate to the residents.

 

Assisted Living Medicaid

Medicaid is available to people with limited income and has more coverage for long-term care costs than Medicare. It covers personal care (such as help bathing, dressing, etc.), home health care, adult day care, and assisted living care among other things. However, it has specific health and financial eligibility requirements. In particular, if your financial resources are above a certain limit, you will be required to use those resources first.  

It’s also important to know that eligibility and what is covered varies by state. In California, for example, Medicare benefits are provided under the Medi-Cal program. The plans provided through Medi-Cal vary by county. They are all required to provide a core set of benefits through the Affordable Care Act, but access to long-term care may vary. There are multiple ways to apply, including online, but if you have any doubts about what plan might be best for you, it’s a good idea to apply in person at your local county social services office, or get advice through a financial advisor or your local Area Agency on Aging.

Assisted Living Resources in Palo Alto

Alzheimer's Association of North California

Family Caregiver Alliance

Avenidas

Stanford Health Care Aging Adult Services