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Assisted Living in Castro Valley, CA

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 3 assisted living facilities in Castro Valley and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Castro Valley, CA

  • Assisted Living: $5,500
  • Nursing Home Care: $9,148
  • In-home Care: $5,625
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,733

Baywood Court

21966 Dolores Street
Castro Valley, CA

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3 Reviews
Starting at XXXX per month

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3 Reviews
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Nestled in the welcoming town of Castro Valley, Baywood Court is a caring multi-level retirement community. Our sociable,nonprofit community features,independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing health center options—all in one beautiful place that feels like home. Enjoying the Baywood…

Villa at Castro Valley

19960 Santa Maria Avenue
Castro Valley, CA

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Starting at XXXX per month

For over 30 years, Eden Villa in Casto Valley has been the community of choice for seniors who need supportive services to support their desire to continue living a full, rewarding life.

Redwood Road Care Home

20112 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Starting at XXXX per month

A provider of supportive living options, Redwood Road Care Home offers services and amenities Castro Valley seniors seeking an inviting environment.

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Reviews of Castro Valley Assisted Living Facilities

Baywood Court

Review by Donald | Consumer

Baywood Court had very spacious rooms. It's a very nice facility. We had a good meal there. They fed us a lot more than what I would expect to be able to eat every day. The staff was very friendly, open, and helpful. We've attended several lectures there. They didn't have a full kitchen, and the laundry facilities were...

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Baywood Court

Review by Donald | Consumer

Baywood Court had very spacious rooms. It's a very nice facility. We had a good meal there. They fed us a lot more than what I would expect to be able to eat every day. The staff was very friendly, open, and helpful. We've attended several lectures there. They didn't have a full kitchen, and the laundry facilities were...

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Baywood Court

Review by Ray | Consumer

Baywood Court has very nice layout. It's very modern too. We really like it. The person who helped me was very helpful. The dining area was very nice. It had a courtyard outside on the second floor looking out over the first floor. As far as amenities, we went back a second time at night, and they had a movie playing. ...

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Map of Castro Valley Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Castro Valley

According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey from 2018, seniors living in Castro Valley pay an average of $5,500 per month for assisted living, which is $1,000 more than the state average and $1,500 more than the national average. In El Centro ($3,650), the average monthly cost of assisted living is almost $2,000 less. In Los Angeles ($4,500) and Sacramento ($4,473), seniors pay about $1,000 less per month than in Castro Valley. In both Salinas and San Jose, the average cost of assisted living is the same as in Castro Valley. The most expensive assisted living costs in California are in Santa Cruz, where the price is just slightly higher at $5,595 per month. 

Note: Specific senior care cost data wasn’t available for Castro Valley. Instead, data for the nearest major city, San Francisco, was used for comparison purposes. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

In most cities across the U.S., senior care costs vary considerably depending on the level of care provided. In Castro Valley, this is evident when comparing the cost of nursing home care with assisted living and home care services. At an average of $9,148 per month, nursing home care is over $3,600 more expensive than assisted living. In-home care costs average $5,625 per month but don’t include housing-related expenses. Seniors living at home need to budget for things such as upkeep, utilities and food, while those in assisted living typically have these costs included in their facility fees. 

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Castro Valley

Medicaid in California

California’s state Medicaid program is called Medi-Cal. The program provides low-income Californians with medical coverage for physician care, dental services, hospitalization, nursing care and prescription medications. Medi-Cal is most often accessed by senior citizens, disabled persons, pregnant women and families with children. 

To be eligible for Medi-Cal coverage as a senior citizen, applicants must be at least 65 years of age and meet the following financial requirements:

  • Single applicants may have a maximum income of $1,242 per month and no more than $2,000 in countable assets
  • Married applicants may have a maximum income of $1,682 per month and no more than $3,000 in countable assets

All sources of income count toward eligibility. There are exclusions available for assets such as an applicant’s home, car and personal belongings. 

Seniors who don’t meet these requirements but have high medical bills may qualify through a Medi-Cal spend-down or share of cost. This program allows applicants to use excess income to pay medical expenses to reach the required limit. 

Seniors can apply for Medi-Cal online or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506. 

Assisted Living Waiver

The state Medi-Cal plan doesn’t cover the cost of assisted living, but it does offer an Assisted Living waiver. This program pays for assisted living services provided in a licensed facility, as well as transportation services, counseling and transitional costs for those transferring from a hospital or nursing care facility. 

To qualify for the ALW, applicants must be eligible for Medi-Cal with zero share of cost. They must also be 21 years of age or older and require care similar to what’s provided in a nursing facility. 

Seniors living in Castro Valley can apply for the ALW by contacting the NorCal Care Coordinator Agency at (916) 385-2784. Those who qualify may be placed on a waiting list due to limits on the number of participants.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PACE is a managed care program available to Castro Valley seniors who require a nursing level of care. In Alameda County, PACE is administered by the Center for Elders Independence. The program covers a wide range of health care services including primary care, dental care, physical therapy, mental health services and prescription medications. While the cost of assisted living isn’t covered by PACE, the services provided may help seniors reduce their care-related expenses. 

The cost of PACE services is determined on a sliding scale, so those with lower incomes pay less or may receive services at no charge. 

To qualify for the PACE program, seniors must be 55 years of age or older. The application process includes a full medical evaluation, so seniors must make their medical records available to the program administrator.

To apply, Castro Valley seniors can contact the Center for Elders’ Independence at (844) 319-1150.

State Supplemental Payment

California’s State Supplemental Payment is available to Supplemental Security Income recipients who require long-term care. The benefit is intended to help senior citizens and disabled persons pay for expenses such as assisted living room and board that aren’t covered by Medi-Cal or other state financial assistance programs. The benefit amount is determined by an applicant’s living situation and marital status, but it may be as high as $423.37 per month. 

To qualify for the benefit, seniors must meet the SSI program’s income and asset requirements. Seniors enrolled in Medi-Cal automatically qualify for the SSP. 

To apply, seniors can visit an Alameda County Social Security Administration office or call (800) 772-1213.

Assisted Living Resources in Castro Valley

Senior Centers in Castro Valley

There are two senior centers in the Castro Valley area open to adults aged 50 and older. The centers feature libraries, pool tables and computer labs for members to enjoy. The Hayward center offers a woodworking shop, boutique, monthly senior dances and dance classes. Programs available at both centers include daily hot lunches, crafting classes, social services, educational seminars and organized outings and long-distance travel opportunities. 

Hayward Area Senior Center
22325 N. Third St., Hayward, CA 94546
(510) 881-6766

Kenneth C. Aitken Senior and Community Center
17800 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 881-6738

Area Agency on Aging

Alameda County’s Area Agency on Aging works with community-based organizations, as well as the state and federal governments, to preserve and protect the well-being and independence of senior citizens. Programs administered and offered by the AAA include caregiver support, food and nutritional counseling programs, long-term care ombudsman services and benefits mediation and counseling. 

Area Agency on Aging
6955 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 143, Oakland, CA 94605
(800) 510-2020

Veterans Services 

The Alameda County Veterans Services office helps veterans and their surviving spouses access benefits and assists with filing claims and mediating appeals. This can include disability, survivor, health care, life insurance and burial benefits. 

Alameda County Veterans Services Office
6955 Foothill Blvd. Suite 143, Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 577-1926

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