1881 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109.
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Estimated Cost*

From $6,611 to $8,080 / month

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Community Details

More about Kokoro

Kokoro may be just the perfect solution to meet your needs and interests. Come for a visit or tour and we'll show you our beautifully designed apartments bathed in natural light. Learn about our quality services and caring support -- you'll feel the warmth of our community Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Japantown, Kokoro is a non-profit assisted and independent living community that blends Japanese and American heritage, culture and cuisine through activities, celebrations and dining.

Care Services

Kokoro is known for:

Alzheimer’s / Dementia support
Art & music therapy
Lifelong learning

Kokoro also offers:

Activities of Daily Living Assistance
Coordination with Health Care Providers
Transportation Arrangement
24-Hour Supervision
Preventative Health Screenings
Special Dietary Restrictions

Amenities and Features

Kokoro is known for:

Library / Media / Activities room
Wellness center

Personal Space/ Amenities

1-Bedroom Apartments
Private Suites
Shared Room
Fully furnished
Private Bathrooms

Community Space/ Neighborhood

Dining Room
Swimming Pool
Located close to shopping centers

Activities & Other Services

Move-In Coordination
Housekeeping & Linen Services
Scheduled Transportation (non-medical related)

Owner's Story

Over twenty years ago, members of the Japanese American community in San Francisco wanted to augment the culturally sensitive services available to older Japanese Americans. With dedication, determination and heart, the Kokoro community was born. Our community promotes a combination of caring for the heart, mind and inner spirit while providing seniors with physical and emotional assistance and enabling them to live independently within a Japanese cultural setting.
The corner in Japantown chosen for Kokoro is rich with sentimental and historical value. The Sokoji Buddhist Temple served as a spiritual center and a social, meeting hall in the Japanese community. While in Internment Camps during World War II, members continued to make payments on the temple and it was reopened to the community in 1948.
The temple has been restored for the Kokoro community and it will remain a special place for social gatherings and continue to foster an active spirit and communal energy. We look forward to community members joining our Kokoro residents and their families as we participate together in the vibrant heart of the Japantown community.
Our vision is to promote and enhance the independence and security of older adults; to nourish the body, mind and spirit while caring for seniors in our community in a way that provides warmth and a sense of culture and family. With the temple as an intricate part of Kokoro, our mission is to maintain the pride of the Japanese community as we honor the past, embrace today and put faith in the future.

The Pine Methodist Church formed a committee in 1990 known as the Japanese American Skilled Nursing Home Project Committee to augment the culturally sensitive services available to older adults. The committee found that Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) preferred to remain in their homes for as long as possible and that there was a strong need for in-home services. In 1995, the committee joined with the Japanese American Religious Federation (JARF) to form the JARF Senior Housing Task Force. After extensive research, the task force changed its focus to assisted living. In 1996, JARF Senior Housing Task Force bid for the ability to develop a piece of land on the corner of Bush and Laguna Street in San Francisco's Japantown. They won the bid and purchased the land for one dollar. In order to move to the next stage of financing, construction and management of the project, a separate corporate entity was created, to be known as the Japanese American Religious Federation Assisted Living, Inc. (JALFI). JALFI named the project, "Kokoro," a Japanese term that communicates the combined notions of heart, mind and inner spirit as it reflects the true vision of the project. Today, Kokoro Assisted Living Inc. (KALI) provides governance through a Board of Directors and Kokoro is managed by NCP Senior Ventures, LLC who is responsible for all operations.

Inspection Report

Licensed Capacity: 61

Inspection Date: 08/10/2016

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