Assisted Living in Pleasanton, California
The San Francisco Bay Area community of Pleasanton, CA, lives up to its name when it comes to the general atmosphere and community amenities. Pleasanton residents enjoy easy access to the beach, San Francisco and Northern California wine country, but there are plenty of reasons to stay within its city limits. Pleasanton features a picturesque, walkable downtown, an extensive trails system with over 24 miles of foot and bike trails and 44 community parks. Pleasanton has warm, pleasant summers, mild winters, a less than average amount of rain and zero snowfall, making an excellent option for active retirees who love spending time outdoors.
Those aged 65 and over make up approximately 13.9% of Pleasanton’s overall population of slightly less than 82,000. Assisted living costs in Pleasanton average $6,100 per month, although costs of facilities vary depending on location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Pleasanton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pleasanton, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Pleasanton
With an average monthly assisted living cost of $6,100, Pleasanton is significantly more expensive than both the national average of $4,300 and the California average of $5,000, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Prices drop significantly to the east and south in Nevada and Arizona, where prices run $3,800 and $3,900 respectively. Oregon’s prices are lower at $4,659 per month, while their neighbors to the north in Washington pay an average of $5,750.
Assisted living costs fluctuate substantially throughout the state of California. The highest prices are found in Salinas, where residents pay a monthly average of $7,100. Residents of Redding in Northern California pay an average of $4,500, while their counterparts on the Southern California coast in San Diego pay $4,525. Costs in Visalia average $4,548, and those in Bakersfield pay the least at $3,613.
Pleasanton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who are eligible for the State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, can receive help paying for some of the costs of assisted living from California’s Assisted Living Waiver. The waiver is designed for those requiring a nursing home level of care but would rather live in an assisted living setting. See our Assisted Living in California page for eligibility requirements and other information about the waiver.
Pleasanton Assisted Living Resources
|Alameda Social Services Area Agency on Aging||(510) 577-1900||As the local arm of the Area Agency on Aging, Alameda Social Services Area Agency on Aging provides seniors, their families and caregivers with direct referrals to relevant community resources, and a variety of direct services. The agency holds regular resource fairs, publishes several targeted resource guides and hosts a bi-monthly Information & Assistance Roundtable Meeting on a variety of topics relevant to the senior community. Direct services include ombudsman advocacy for those in long-term care facilities, senior nutrition programs and fall prevention workshops. The agency also administers local senior centers. |
|Pleasanton Senior Center||(925) 931-5365||Pleasanton Senior Center offers hot, nutritious lunches on weekdays from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. as well as a variety of life-enriching activities. Activities include exercise classes, discussion groups, arts and crafts and group outings to local attractions and events. The center also offers health insurance counseling and legal assistance. Qualified seniors aged 60 and over may be eligible to receive emergency financial assistance in the form of one-time loans or grants from the Weisner Senior Fund. |
|Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley||(925) 931-5379||The Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is a nonprofit agency designed to fill in the gaps left by local social service agencies and volunteer organizations. Seniors aged 60 and over can access their services, which include case management, in-home counseling and health screenings. The agency also maintains the Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program which provides lonely or isolated seniors with friendly visits with someone in the community. |
|American Legion Post #237||(925) 963-7004||Former members of the military who served in an active-duty capacity can join the American Legion and receive support, services and social opportunities. Members can receive help navigating the often complex maze of red tape involved in applying for service-based benefits, receive emergency assistance if eligible and participate in events and activities with other members and their families. Those seeking opportunities to give back to their communities can volunteer for a variety of community-betterment programs through the American Legion. |
|Pleasanton Paratransit Services||(925) 931-5376||The City of Pleasanton offers paratransit services for those unable to access regular public transit vehicles. Users must make advance reservations and provide information about any types of mobility aids that will be in use, whether a personal care attendant will be along for the ride and, your exact address and the time you need to arrive at your destination. |
Pleasanton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California’s Senior Care Licensing Program monitors assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities in California to ensure compliance with all relevant local, state and federal regulations and laws. See our Assisted Living in California page for detailed information about these laws and regulations.