Portola Gardens

350 University Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134.
Portola Gardens
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Experience the nostalgia of living at Portola Gardens, a historic site established and preserved for meeting the needs of seniors. Portola Gardens is nestled in the peaceful Portola District, San Francisco’s historic Garden District.

Portola Gardens offers both Assisted Living and Memory Care providing the supportive care seniors need in a beautiful setting that fosters community and feels like home. Programs and services are designed to honor our residents’ individual needs for dignity and respect.

The beautiful Colonial Revival building features a private backyard and gardens offering a serene location for visiting and outdoor activities. A mid-size community of up to 74 residents, Portola Gardens offers both private and semi-private accommodations.

Portola Gardens has an engaging life enrichment program allowing residents to participate in enjoyable pastimes and activities. Programs draw from our local communities and families to incorporate the unique San Francisco heritage and diversity. For residents with memory loss, activities and events are tailored to their special needs and are designed to help preserve meaningfulness.

Residents love the stunning dining room with floor to ceiling windows and views of the gardens and backyard. Three balanced and tasty meals, along with between-meal options, are served daily. Private dining areas are available for special occasions and families are always welcome to join their loved one.

About the Staff at Portola Gardens

Experienced caregivers provide personal assistance with activities of daily living, treating residents as extended family members. We provide caregivers 24 hours a day, with nurse oversight. Kindness, humor and patience are hallmarks of the memory care team members who are trained in best practices for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Staff are ethnically and culturally diverse and many are multilingual providing opportunities for residents to communicate in languages other than English.

About the Residents at Portola Gardens

The residents, like the staff, at Portola Gardens are ethnically and culturally diverse. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

Care Services

Portola Gardens is known for:

Alzheimer’s / Dementia support
Behavioral health
Art & music therapy

Portola Gardens also offers:

Activities of Daily Living Assistance
Meal Preparation and Service
Coordination with Health Care Providers
Medication Management
Transportation to Doctors Appointments
Transportation Arrangement
24-Hour Call System
24-Hour Supervision
Mental Wellness Program
Respite Program
Diabetes Diet
Diabetes Care
Parkinsons Care
Special Dietary Restrictions
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Hospice Waiver
Dementia Waiver

Amenities and Features

Portola Gardens is known for:

Alzheimer’s / Dementia
Outdoor space
Library / Media / Activities room

Personal Space/ Amenities

Private Suites
Fully furnished
Private Bathrooms

Other Personal Amenities

24 hour nursing.

Available Floor Plans(2)

Community Space/ Neighborhood

Dining Room
Restaurant Style Dining
Small Library
Religious/Meditation Center
Organic food and ingredients
Outdoor patio

Activities & Other Services

Concierge Services
Move-In Coordination
Housekeeping & Linen Services
Scheduled Transportation (non-medical related)
Continuing Learning Programs
Family Education and Support Services
Planned Day Trips

Resident Languages


Owner's Story

Portola Gardens is part of the CiminoCare family of senior living communities. CiminoCare has ten affiliated communities located throughout Northern California offering assisted living, memory care, and independent living. Family owned and operated for two generations, CiminoCare's philosophy is to provide living options for seniors that provide exceptional care and value. CiminoCare communities are focused on the well-being of residents, families and staff, fostering a culture of caring directly from the heart.

Inspection Report

Licensed Capacity: 74

Inspection Date: 06/06/2017

*One or more citations may be under appeal and/or may have been corrected. Contact the community through the form provided for more information.
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Available Floor Plans

Shared Rate: $3450
Shared Rate: $3450


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