We have moved many families into this wonderful community. The staff is one of the most caring and professional in the business. Not only do they listen to the concerns and questions from families and their loved ones, but they also serve as advocates. Recently, we moved a woman into this community that was very...
I visited this community in June and was amazed to see the kind of gratitude, humility and selflessness these guys are filled with at Carlton Plaza of San Jose. My friend's mother is staying there for last three years. The community had organized a family reunion on one weekend in June and all family members of the...
San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, and a major city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also the unofficial “Capital of Silicon Valley” and has become the center of booming local technology.
Its size and name aren’t the only attractions which have drawn residents over the last three decades, for within the city there are numerous areas of interest that will surely entertain even the most active resident of assisted living in San Jose.
With almost year-round sunshine, the climate is perfect for touring the many parks and museums that have been inspired by the diverse culture in San Jose. The annual San Jose International Auto Show, not to mention the many cultural feasts and festivals, will certainly make San Jose an ideal choice for any senior.
San Jose Recreation
Seniors who choose assisted living in San Jose will especially enjoy shopping at the famous San Jose Flea Market on Fridays from early May until December at the Downtown Farmers Market in San Pedro Square. For family outings or picnics, residents may visit Emma Prusch Farm Park, San José Municipal Rose Garden and Kelley Park. San Jose is also the home of Winchester Mystery House and Lick Observatory.
San Jose Activities
Those who reside in communities of assisted living in San Jose can participate in many exciting cultural exchanges at the Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Indian festivals, which occur frequently throughout the year.
The Plaza de César Chávez holds outdoor concerts and a Christmas in the Park display, and every year there is the San Jose Jazz Festival in downtown San Jose.
Seniors enjoying assisted living in San Jose have access to a wide range of medical services. The San Jose Medical Group has been caring for the locals around the South, Central and East San Jose for over 50 years, and John Muir Health, although relatively new, is actually two merged institutions that have offered first-class and extensive aid to seniors for decades. Stanford Hospital and Clinics is currently recognized as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” and specializes in the treatment of rare and complex disorders, most notably cardiac care.
San Jose Transportation
Residents of senior living facilities will find San Jose to be a friendly place for them. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates many bus routes in San Jose and the surrounding communities, as well as the local light-rail system connecting downtown to Mountain View, Milpitas, Campbell and Almaden Valley. But most importantly, VTA offers paratransit services for seniors with limited mobility or bus access. Occasionally, historic streetcars from History Park run on the light rail lines in the downtown area.
Cost of Assisted Living in San Jose
San Jose is one of the most expensive areas to live in California and the cost of assisted living in this city is no exception. Depending on the size of facility, amenities chosen and precise location, monthly fees for a private, one-bedroom assisted living unit run as little as $2,150 or as much as $9,500. The median price for assisted living in San Jose is $3,750.*
Find Assisted Living in San Jose
With all the entertainment and convenience the city can bring, assisted living in San Jose is sure to bring new excitement into your loved one’s life. Find more information on our San Jose Assisted Living page.
The median cost of Assisted Living in San Jose is $4,000 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $2,400 to $6,588 depending on location and other factors.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near San Jose, CA
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Source: Genworth - 2013
Cost of Assisted Living in California
Most assisted living communities in California charge a monthly fee that covers room, board, daily services and accommodations. Residents pay for assisted living care using personal savings and resources, but may take advantage of long-term care insurance, life insurance or annuities to help shoulder the cost.
Because California assisted living facilities are considered non-medical, Medicare and Medi-Cal provide only limited support. But as of March 1, 2009 the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare services renewed the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) to provide benefits to seniors who are both Medi-Cal and nursing home eligible.
Since its renewal in March 1, 2014 for another five years, ALW extended its Medi-Cal benefits to qualified seniors living in assisted care in the counties of Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sonoma, Fresno, San Bernardino, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Kern, Orange, and Riverside.