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Assisted Living in San Mateo, CA

San Mateo is in the northern region of California, just 20 miles south of San Francisco. It’s home to over 100,000 people, about 15% of whom are seniors, and is known for its comfortable Mediterranean climate and its dynamic art scene. In the summer, highs are typically in the mid-70s, and in the winter, lows are in the low 40s and snow is virtually unheard of, making it an attractive option for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Among San Mateo’s most popular attractions is CuriOdyssey, a science museum and zoo with nearly 100 rescued animals, where seniors aged 62 and over are eligible for discounted admission.

There are approximately 67 licensed assisted living facilities in San Mateo, providing area seniors with the opportunity to find the community that fits their budget and lifestyle. Assisted living fees in the city average $4,750 per month.

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

14 Assisted Living communities in San Mateo, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA, 94403

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise of San Mateo

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. The Stratford

601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94401

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

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Peninsula Regent

1 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Heritage Inn, San Mateo, CA

5. Heritage Inn

835 Jefferson Ct, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Garden Court At The Village, San Mateo, CA

6. Garden Court At The Village

137 Poinsettia Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94403

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Harmony Assisted Living Of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

7. Harmony Assisted Living Of San Mateo

1818 Royal Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Amazing Home, San Mateo, CA

8. Amazing Home

17 Jody Ct, San Mateo, CA, 94402

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Emerald Residential Care Home, San Mateo, CA

9. Emerald Residential Care Home

1749 Newbridge Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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A & E Home Care Services, San Mateo, CA

10. A & E Home Care Services

1615 Dix St, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Petani Haven Residential Care Facility For The Elderly, San Mateo, CA

11. Petani Haven Residential Care Facility For The Elderly

1840 Evergreen St, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Portola Place, San Mateo, CA

12. Portola Place

445 Portola Dr, San Mateo, CA, 94403

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Ageway Boarding Care #2, San Mateo, CA

13. Ageway Boarding Care #2

1325 Royal Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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Our Lady Of Peace, San Mateo, CA

14. Our Lady Of Peace

1669 Wolfe Dr, San Mateo, CA, 94402

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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20 matching communities nearby San Mateo

1. Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA, 94061

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Best Home Care, Inc

26236 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Atria Daly City

501 King Drive, Daly City, CA, 94015

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 West Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, 94002

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Marymount Villa

345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Landmark Villa

21000 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA, 94541

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. 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 (877) 843-7557

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10. Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Sunrise of Burlingame

1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. 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 (877) 874-4734

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13. Sunrise of Palo Alto

2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Arcadian Residential Community

24647 Mohr Drive, Hayward, CA, 94545

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Rose Gate Memory Care

1345 Clarke Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Vista Terrace of Belmont

900 Sixth Aveue, Belmont, CA, 94002

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

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA, 94030

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Heritage Haven

389 Juana Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Bayview Villa

777 Bayview drive, San Carlos, CA, 94070

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

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. San Carlos Elms

707 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, 94070

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

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 San Mateo, CA

The Cost of Assisted Living in San Mateo

In San Mateo, assisted living costs an average of $4,750 per month. This is $250 higher than the statewide average of $4,500 and about $700 higher than the national average of $4,051. California is among the most expensive states for assisted living on the West Coast and has higher costs than its bordering states. Seniors find more affordable care in Arizona, Utah and Nevada, where monthly costs average $3,750 and $3,400, respectively. Comparably priced care is found in Oregon, where seniors pay $4,499 per month, on average.

$4750

San Mateo

$4500

California

$4051

The United States

$4499

Oregon

$3750

Arizona

$3400

Utah

$3400

Nevada

While assisted living costs in San Mateo are high compared to the state and national averages, they are affordable compared to surrounding major cities. Seniors seeking more affordable care may find it 50 miles away in Vallejo, where assisted living costs average $4,325 per month, or in Stockton, which is 80 miles away and has the least expensive assisted living in the state, at $3,532 per month. Care is typically more expensive in San Jose ($5,853), Santa Cruz ($5,250), Napa ($5,250), Salinas ($5,500) and Santa Rosa ($5,640).

$4750

San Mateo

$4500

California

$4325

Vallejo

$5853

San Jose

$5250

Santa Cruz

$5500

Salinas

$5250

Napa

$5640

Santa Rosa

$3532

Stockton

San Mateo Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, covers assisted living services through the Assisted Living Waiver. This Home and Community-Based Services waiver enables seniors aged 65 and older who need a nursing home level of care to reside in a residential care facility instead. Services covered by this waiver include assistance with daily living activities, medical transportation and adult day health services.

For more information about the ALW, visit our Assisted Living in California page.

San Mateo Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
Area Agency on Aging(650) 573-3527The local Area Agency on Aging operates through the San Mateo County Health System’s Aging and Adult Service department. The AAA supports the independence of older adults and addresses their needs by providing a broad array of services, including congregate nutrition, legal assistance, advocacy, transportation and information and referrals for local and state services.
San Mateo County Veterans Service Office(650) 802-6598Staff at the San Mateo County Veterans Service Office, located about 5 miles away in San Carlos, helps eligible veterans and their spouses obtain state and federal benefits. These may include the VA pension, disability compensation, non-service connected pensions and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can help fund assisted living. Information and referral services for clinical, medical and community nonprofit services and emergency assistance are also available.
Mills-Peninsula Retired and Senior Volunteer Program(650) 696-7660The RSVP program, sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Senior Focus, provides volunteer services to more than 80 local agencies. The program offers seniors volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and experience. These may include tutoring children after school at the library, providing GED tutoring, senior peer counseling and income tax preparation counseling for AARP and serving in various capacities at homeless shelters. In exchange for their service, volunteers receive supplemental insurance coverage and transportation cost reimbursement.
San Mateo Senior Center(650) 522-7490San Mateo’s local senior center is operated by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and hosts a wide range of activities, including yoga classes, history seminars, book discussion groups and billiards. Members can also enjoy daily lunch at the center for a modest fee. The center is open to adults aged 50 and over and operates every day except Sunday.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program(800) 434-0222The city offers free H.I.C.A.P. counseling on a weekly basis. Through this program, participants can receive options counseling and information on Medicare, long-term care and seniors’ rights. Volunteer counselors discuss a variety of health insurance-related topics and help participants understand the different types of plans available to them, along with their varying costs and coverage.
San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services(800) 675-8437San Mateo County’s Aging and Adult Services department provides a wide range of services to help local seniors maintain their independence and quality of life. These include nutritious meals at group dining sites, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, for adults aged 65 and older who qualify for Medi-Cal, and information and assistance regarding community resources for at-risk seniors. It also provides wellness services, such as Wise and Well, a health promotion program offering screening and one-on-one counseling, and a falls prevention program.

San Mateo Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities, which are officially called residential care facilities for the elderly in San Mateo and all of California, are licensed by the Department of Social Services. This governing body enforces regulations regarding scope of care, dietary provisions, medication management, staffing and facility requirements. For an overview of these laws and regulations, visit our Assisted Living in California page.