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Assisted Living in Palo Alto, California

Situated in the Bay Area less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Palo Alto is an upscale community that’s home to world-renowned Stanford University, an active arts community, 36 parks and a vibrant downtown district. The city is far enough inland to be spared most of San Francisco’s trademark fog, and it receives negligible snowfall, a less-than-average amount of rain and a greater-than-average number of sunny days. Spring, summer and autumn are pleasant and warm and winters are short and mild. 

The World Health Organization has designated Palo Alto as an age-friendly city. Senior citizens aged 65 and over comprise approximately 19.4% of Palo Alto’s overall population of slightly more than 65,300 people. Although the average cost of assisted living facilities in Palo Alto is $6,100 per month, the prices of individual facilities may vary significantly depending on location, services and amenities. 

Note: Data for Palo Alto was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

7 Assisted Living communities in Palo Alto, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Vi at Palo Alto

620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Palo Alto Commons

4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Sunrise of Palo Alto

2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Lytton Gardens, Palo Alto, CA

4. Lytton Gardens

649 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Channing House

850 Webster, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Webster House

401 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Moldaw Family Residences

899 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94303

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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20 matching communities nearby Palo Alto

1. Pacifica Senior Living Union City

33883 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City, CA, 94587

Assisted Living

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2. Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA, 94061

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA, 94403

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Atria Sunnyvale

175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Belmont Village San Jose

500 S. Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA, 95128

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA, 94536

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Belmont Village Sunnyvale

1039 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support

2384 Pacific Drive, Santa Clara, CA, 95051

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA, 95128

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Best Home Care, Inc

26236 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Sunrise of Sunnyvale

633 S. Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, 94402

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. BridgePoint at Los Altos

1174 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, CA, 94022

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, 94002

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Parkview RCH #2

919 Rosette Court, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. All About Seniors Elder Care

1319 Maria Way, San Jose, CA, 95128

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $5500 / mo

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19. Westgate Villa Assisted Living

5425 Mayme Ave, San Jose, CA, 95129

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Arcadian Residential Community

24647 Mohr Drive, Hayward, CA, 94545

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Palo Alto, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto

At a monthly average of $6,100, Palo Alto residents pay $1,800 more than the national average of $4,300 and $2,100 more than the California average of $5,000 for assisted living. Prices dip to $4,659 in Oregon to the north but rise to $5,750 in Washington, while those in nearby Idaho, Nevada and Arizona pay $3,675, $3,595 and $3,900 respectively. 

$6100

Palo Alto

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$4659

Oregon

$5750

Washington

$3675

Idaho

$3595

Nevada

$3900

Arizona

Assisted living costs within California fluctuate significantly. Some of the lowest prices are in Stockton at $3,500, Bakersfield at $3,613 and Merced at $3,750. Prices on the other end of the spectrum include those in Salinas at $7,100 and Santa Cruz at $6,800. Middle-range options include San Diego at $4,525 and Redding at $4,500.

$6100

Palo Alto

$5000

California

$3500

Stockton

$3613

Bakersfield

$3750

Merced

$7100

Salinas

$6800

Santa Cruz

$4525

San Diego

$4500

Redding

Palo Alto Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Palo Alto seniors who meet income guidelines may be able to receive assistance from Medi-Cal’s Assisted Living Waiver. This waiver is designed to cover some of the costs of assisted living services to keep applicants out of nursing homes. 

Please see our Assisted Living in California page for more information about this waiver, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Palo Alto Assisted Living Resources


Contact Description 
Avenidas (650) 289-5400Avenidas offers services, classes, events and support groups for older adults. Programs include door-to-door transportation for medical appointments, shopping trips, social activities and errands, as well as classes in fitness, art, computer literacy and foreign languages. The agency has a medical equipment loan closet and provides therapeutic nail care, health screenings, acupuncture and massage. Avenidas prints a newsletter four times per year with information about available services. 
The County of Santa Clara Department of Aging and Adult Services (408) 755-7600The Department of Aging and Adult Services administers the Senior Nutrition Program, which provides hot, nutritious meals to older adults throughout Santa Clara County. It also acts as a front-line recourse for those seeking assistance finding and access relevant community-based programs and services.  The agency also oversees long-term care ombudsman program that advocates for the legal rights of those in long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities. 
Stanford Health Care(650) 725-5222Those aged 80 and over can receive primary care services through Stanford Health Care, while their 65 and over counterparts who are experiencing neurologic conditions are eligible to receive primary care as well. Services include an on-site diagnostic lab, assistance with prescriptions, caregiver support programs and timely referrals to community-based services designed to promote a good quality of life among older persons. 
Santa Clara Valley Public Transportation Authority (408) 321-2300Those aged 65 and over and those who possess a Medicare card are eligible to receive Sreduced fares from Santa Clara Valley Public Transportation Authority. Applicants must be able to provide proof of age. 
County of Santa Clara Veterans Services Office (408) 918-4980The County of Santa Clara Veterans Services Office provides veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces with assistance accessing all service-based benefits to which they are entitled. The claims process for these benefits often involves significant amounts of red tape, and the agency provides trained representatives who can help applicants successfully navigate the process. 
Senior Adults Legal Assistance(408) 295-5991Santa Clara County seniors aged 60 and over can access legal services at no cost from Senior Adults Legal Assistance. A nonprofit organization established in 1973, this agency primarily handles legal issues that affect older adults and that most attorneys don’t handle. Home visits are available to those who are homebound, and a hotline serves seniors facing legal emergencies. 

Palo Alto Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Palo Alto assisted living communities are required to comply with all applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations regarding their operations. Facilities are licensed and monitored by the Senior Care Licensing Program in California. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these regulations.