Serra Highlands Senior Living

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501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015


Care Types: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Previously known as Retirement Inn of Serra Highlands, this facility provides assistance to active seniors who no longer wish to manage the responsibilities of maintaining a private home, and who need assistance with activities of daily living. The facility’s exterior resembles a welcoming hotel, and a room rather like a lobby is used for the same purposes—people gather here to sit and socialize, or to watch for arriving cars and visitors, which eases the sometimes arduous process of multiple trips.

The activity program is unusually rich, featuring lots of group activities covering subjects such as zoology, biology, and opera, as well as a number of health-related topics. Card and word games are common. Scenic drives and shopping excursions are easily accommodated with a facility van. Apart from the facility’s own offering of activities, residents are encouraged to maintain or cultivate interests and involvement in the environment and culture outside the facility; the staff believes it will foster the continuation of clients’ independence. The facility is near the Peninsula and there is easy access to the major cultural resources of San Francisco.

Staff members often share their hobbies with residents, a practice which helps cultivate the tangible sense of community. In this spirit, the executive director leads regular quilting classes.
Food and its presentation is an important aspect of every community. A Thanksgiving luncheon commanded the attention during our visit, and staff and residents were busily finishing final details to make it a fun event. The usual menu is impressive too, featuring roast pork with herbs, grilled salmon and veal marsala. A salad bar, assorted vegetable dishes, soup and fruit are sure to please everyone’s preferences.

Rooms are relatively small, but very pleasant. Residents are actively encouraged to utilize the many rooms within the center as their own.


  • Diabetes Care
  • Special Diet: Low Fat
  • English Language
  • Free Transportation Services
  • Tagalog Language
  • Guests Allowed at Meal Time
  • In-house Laundry and Drycleaning
  • In-House Religious Services
  • In-house Skilled Nursing
  • Community Dining Available
  • Low or No Sodium Dietary Restrictions
  • Medication Administration
  • Parking for Guests
  • Laundry Services for Linens
  • Offsite Activities Available
  • On-site haircuts/barber services
  • On-site Resident Parking
  • Outdoor Patios and Gardens
  • Licensed by the State
  • Single Room Units Available
  • Some Pets Are Allowed
  • Spanish Language
  • Studio Apartments Available
  • Vegetarian Dietary Restrictions

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