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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 11 assisted living facilities in Redwood City and X in surrounding areas:
The Cost of Senior Care in Redwood City, CA
Palm Villas of Redwood City prides itself on delivering the first-class clinical care that seniors with Alzheimer’s or other memory impairments need to continue living a full, engaged life.
We visited friends here and were very impressed. We had an excellent lunch with the ability to choose from an extensive menu and flexible meal times. They even allow the guests to have their pets. This place was far and away better than any we have visited .They have an exercise room and pool with extensive gardens. ...Read more Brookdale Redwood City reviews
I was at Brookdale Redwood City and it was not so positive. You never knew which caregiver you're going to end up with because of a high turnover rate, and some of them were not so nice. They lost quite a few of their residents and workers. They could've been more caring and responsive to the residents' needs and a lit...Read more Brookdale Redwood City reviews
Brookdale Redwood City was very nice, and I liked it a lot. That's probably where I would go should I need to go somewhere. The staff was very informed and knew what they were doing. The grounds were nice, and the location was very convenient. The apartments were spacious and comfy. One thing I was disappointed about w...Read more Brookdale Redwood City reviews
The staff at Brookdale Redwood City is very good. I have my own studio apartment with a bed, kitchen, refrigerator, and sink. The food is good. We have quite a few good activities, like trivia. I'm in a wheelchair, so the staff brings me down to dinner and brings me back up to my room.Read more Brookdale Redwood City reviews
The 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study compiled data on senior care costs across California and the nation. It reveals that rates for assisted living in Redwood City are markedly more expensive than both the national ($4,000) and state ($4,500) averages. Costs are identical in Salinas and nearby San Francisco and similar in Santa Cruz ($5,595) and Napa ($5,425). Seniors enjoy significant savings on assisted living in cities farther inland, such as Stockton ($3,500) and Modesto ($3,200).
Note: Cost data for senior care in Redwood City wasn’t available, so data for the nearest surveyed city, San Jose, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The wide variance in the cost of senior care in a given location is due to differences in the level of care, where care is provided and the number of hours of service provided. Nursing home care costs the most because it offers round-the-clock care and skilled services. Adult day health services limited to weekday care in a group setting is the least expensive option in Redwood City.
Assisted living that typically provides room and board costs $200-$500 less than in-home care. It’s important to remember that average in-home rates only cover provided services and don’t factor in regular household operating expenses.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is a social hub for Redwood City residents aged 50 and older. The center offers an array of programs, activities and classes to enhance the quality of life and well-being of older area residents. A delicious homemade lunch is served every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and there are luncheons and cookouts to mark holidays and special occasions.
Seniors can take advantage of health and hearing screenings, health care, tax and benefits counseling and a medical equipment loan program. The center also offers seminars on various topics, planned local outings and day trips and lots of opportunities for socializing through a variety of common interest clubs.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Senior Redwood City veterans can access primary care, lab services, nursing care advice and referrals for specialist care at the nearby San Bruno VA clinic. The San Mateo County Veterans Services office offers knowledgeable help completing applications for pensions and benefits or filing appeals. The local VFW post meets at the Veterans Memorial Center the fourth Saturday of each month and offers opportunities for camaraderie and community involvement.
San Bruno VA Clinic
1001 Sneath Ln., Ste. 300, San Bruno, CA 94066
San Mateo County Veterans Services Office
550 Quarry Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070
Cpl. James Lindsay Williams VFW Post 69
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City, California
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