Assisted Living in Sunnyvale, CA
Located in the Santa Clara Valley next to San Jose, Sunnyvale is home to more than 150,000, with 11.8% 65 or older. It has a mild climate, and temperatures rarely go above 77 or below 44 degrees Fahrenheit, making Sunnyvale a great place for seniors who don’t want to deal with snow and excessive heat.
Sunnyvale offers plenty to outdoor lovers. There are 41 local golf courses, and Rancho San Antonio County Park and Stevens Creek County Park are less than 20 minutes away. Valley Health Center Sunnyvale and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center are less than 15 minutes away, while the world-class Stanford Hospital is less than 30 minutes to the north.
There are approximately 23 assisted living facilities in Sunnyvale. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the monthly median cost of assisted living in Sunnyvale is $6,100, $1,800 higher than the national median of $4,300 per month.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sunnyvale, CA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Sunnyvale
At a monthly median cost of $6,100, the cost of assisted living care in Sunnyvale is $1,100 higher than the statewide median monthly cost of $5,000 and $1,800 higher than the national average of $4,300. The median monthly cost is lower in neighboring Oregon at $4,659, and Arizona, Nevada and Utah all have significantly lower costs.
Costs in other California cities vary widely. Prices are even higher in Santa Cruz ($6,800) and Salinas ($7,100). Several inland cities offer significantly lower costs, with monthly prices averaging $3,750 in Merced, $4,000 in Modesto, $3,500 in Stockton and $3,913 in Madera.
Note: Data for Sunnyvale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.
Sunnyvale Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors in Sunnyvale who need help paying for assisted living care can turn to the Assisted Living Waiver program from Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system. Elders qualified for full-scope Medi-Cal with zero shares of cost and requiring nursing care are eligible. The ALW program helps nursing home-eligible seniors live in assisted living facilities by paying for assisted living services.
Learn more about the ALW, its eligibility requirements and the application process at our Assisted Living in California page.
Sunnyvale Assisted Living Resources
|Sunnyvale Senior Center||(408) 730-7360||The Sunnyvale Senior Center provides educational, recreational and health-related services for adults 50 years and older. Seniors can participate in strength and conditioning training, take watercolor classes and join Valentine’s socials for 50+ singles. Amenities include a billiard room, fitness center and computer lab. Case management, care planning, service referrals and wellness monitoring services are available to eligible seniors at no cost.|
|Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services||(408) 755-7600||This department helps seniors in Santa Clara County live a safe and independent lifestyle. Its Senior Nutrition Program serves more than 1 million hot meals every year in Santa Clara County. The In-Home Supportive Services provides care for Medi-Cal eligible seniors at their own homes, while the Adult Protective Services prevents and remedies abuses of older adults.|
|2-1-1 Santa Clara County||211||This 24/7 phone and text program connects Santa Clara County residents with local community services, such as senior care, food, shelter, health care, financial assistance, mental health, legal services and counseling. It’s available in 150 languages through phone interpretation services and English and Spanish for text services.|
|Farewell to Falls||(650) 724-9369||This program from the Trauma Service at Stanford Hospital is available to seniors 65 or older in Santa Clara and San Mateo County. After enrollment, each senior gets two home visits by a registered occupational therapist who assesses balance and mobility abilities, gathers information on health history and conducts a home safety survey. A Stanford pharmacist reviews the medications taken by each senior to identify any side effects that increase falls. The therapist then recommends fall reduction methods and exercise programs, including a half-hour exercise regimen three times per week. There’s a third visit one year after enrollment to follow up on progress.|
|San Jose Vet Center||(408) 574-9200||The San Jose Vet Center provides free and confidential counseling services to seniors in Sunnyvale who have served in the U.S. military, such as remote healthcare by telephone or video, mental health care and behavioral therapy. It also offers referrals to other veteran programs, including substance abuse care and VA community resources.|
|Health Trust||(408) 513-8700||Health Trust improves the health and wellbeing of seniors in Santa Clara and northern San Benito counties. It provides nutritionally appropriate food that meets the complex health requirements of seniors. It also provides community-based chronic disease prevention and management resources to those with various health conditions.|
|Meals On Wheels||(408) 350-3200||The Santa Clara County Meals On Wheels program provides daily hot meal deliveries to homebound seniors 60 and older unable to shop or prepare their own meals due to mental or physical conditions.|
|Senior Nutrition Transportation Program||[email protected]||This program provides transportation benefits to low-income, registered Senior Nutrition Program participants in Santa Clara County with transportation barriers that prevent them from going to dining sites. Benefits include monthly bus passes, gas cards and subsidized paratransit rides.|
Sunnyvale Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Sunnyvale assisted living communities must comply with the state laws and regulations around health and safety standards, staffing and medication administration that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about these laws and regulations.