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Assisted Living in San Mateo County, CA

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 45 assisted living facilities in San Mateo County and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in San Mateo County, CA

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

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road
Redwood City, CA

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Brookdale Redwood City is an independent and assisted living community just minutes way from popular shopping and dining.

Palm Villas of Redwood City

1931 Woodside Road
Redwood City, CA

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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.

Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda de Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA

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5 Reviews

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With shopping and dining right across the street, Sunrise of Belmont offers both an ideal location and skilled services for all of its' residents.

Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway
Millbrae, CA

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4 Reviews
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Marymount Greenhills Retirement Center, located in Millbrae, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA

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1 Review

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Sunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike environment for assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Located just minutes from downtown, it's close to restaurants, shopping and churches.

Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco

2750 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA

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Sagebrook San Francisco offers classic design and modern comfort and amenities in the heart of the city.

Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road
Burlingame, CA

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The charming ambiance of Atria Burlingame makes everyone who steps foot in our charming senior living community feel right at home.

Atria Daly City

501 King Drive
Daly City, CA

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Atria Daly City is a unique senior living community offering outstanding care and support in comfortable and affordable surroundings.

Sunrise of Burlingame

1818 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA

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Sunrise of Burlingame is a brand-new community that offers a homelike setting and individualized services for seniors who require assistance to remain independent and active.

The Village at Hayes Valley

624 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA

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1 Reviews
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Nestled into the vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood, AgeSong at Laguna Grove offers a variety of services and amenities for individuals seeking assisted living or memory care.

The Trousdale

1600 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA

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The Trousdale experience is a reflection of the Peninsula lifestyle. We designed our assisted living and memory care community for those seeking an extraordinary and engaging life focused on wellness, personal growth, innovation and connectivity. We offer a variety of…

Victorian Manor

1444 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA

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Victorian Manor, located in San Francisco, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Heirloom Gardens of Burlingame

1424 Sanchez Ave
Burlingame, CA

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Heirloom Gardens of Burlingame, one of the region’s top care homes, offers excellent assistance for seniors who need it while also giving each resident the lifestyle he or she desires.

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Family Affair Care Home

264 Southcliff Ave
South San Francisco, CA

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Family Affair Care Home located in South San Francisco, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Acacia Manor

1510 Newlands Ave
Burlingame, CA

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Acacia Manor is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for Burlingame seniors to consider.

Sutro Heights Residential Care Home

659 45th Ave
San Francisco, CA

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Sutro Heights Residential Care Home located in San Francisco, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Nazareth Vista

900 Sixth Avenue
Belmont, CA

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Nazareth Vista is a non-faith based sixty-five unit Senior Living Community located in the heart of Downtown Belmont with studio, one bedroom, and two...

Delia's Retirement Home

52 Arlington Drive
South San Francisco, CA

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Delia's Retirement Home is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for South San Francisco seniors to consider.

Britannia House

1608 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA

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Britannia House is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for Redwood City seniors to consider.

Gonzales Home I

2237 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA

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We are operating a 6-bed facility for ambulatory and non-ambulatory clients. We only accept private clients. We have 2 private rooms and 2 semi-private rooms for each home. We always have 2 well-trained caregivers 7 days a week with 24…

Holland House

2634 Holland Street
San Mateo, CA

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Welcome to Holland House. Our staff all go through training regarding dementia, hospice and other areas of need that our residents may encounter. Our staff love the people that they work with and offer stimulating activities for mind and body.…

Precious Care Home

904 87th Street
Daly City, CA

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Welcome to Precious Care Home. Our staff all go through training regarding dementia, hospice and other areas of need that our residents may encounter. Our staff love the people that they work with and offer stimulating activities for mind and…

Golden Age Inc

624 Cypress Avenue
Millbrae, CA

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At Golden Age Care, we’ll do the work for you so you may enjoy a lifestyle free of tedious chores. The main focus of the staff is to provide a relaxed retirement for our residents. Among the many services and…

Park Avenue Care Home

1616 Eleanor Drive
San Mateo, CA

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A provider of supportive living options, Park Avenue Care Home offers services and amenities San Mateo seniors seeking an inviting environment.

Golden Manor of San Bruno

2045 Sea Cliff Way
San Bruno, CA

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Residents of Golden Manor of San Bruno enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Woodside Care Home

2155 Woodside Road
Redwood City, CA

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Woodside Care Home located in Redwood City, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Pacific Care Home I

3647 Pacific Blvd.
San Mateo, CA

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Pacific Care Home 2, one of the region’s top care homes, offers excellent assistance for seniors who need it while also giving each resident the lifestyle he or she desires.

CLM Care Home

1320 Valota Road
Redwood City, CA

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Families can rest easy when their loved one moves to Clm Care Home. We treat each resident like a member of our family, offering the best in services and amenities.

Spice of Life

419 Topaz Street
Redwood City, CA

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Here at spice of life, we are dedicated to providing our residents with affordable private residential care coupled with the warmth and comfort of hom...

AM Residential Care Home

1000 Balboa Ave
Burlingame, CA

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AM Residential Care Home located in Burlingame, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Access Care Center

2511 Catalpa Way
San Bruno, CA

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Residents of Access Care Center enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Elizabeth Care Home

2530 Wentworth Drive
South San Francisco, CA

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Elizabeth Care Home located in South San Francisco, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Atria Hillsdale

2883 South Norfolk Street
San Mateo, CA

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An inviting assisted living and memory care community only 20 minutes from San Francisco, Atria Hillsdale offers convenient access to a variety of local amenities and services.

AlmaVia of San Francisco

One Thomas More Way
San Francisco, CA

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3 Reviews

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AlmaVia of San Francisco offers services and accommodations for assisted living and Alzheimer's or memory care that address spiritual and physical needs.

San Francisco Towers

1661 PINE STREET
San Francisco, CA

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Lesley Terrace

2400 Carlmont Drive
Belmont, CA

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Peninsula Del Rey

165 Pierce Street
Daly City, CA

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Cypress at Golden Gate

1601 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

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Housed in a historic landmark building designed in the 1920s, Vintage Golden Gate is an elegant and welcoming senior living community offering Northern California seniors superb retirement accommodations, as well as top-notch assisted living and memory care. Our community is…

Coventry Place San Francisco

1550 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

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Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Senior Living in San Francisco, California.

San Carlos Elms

707 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA

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San Carlos Elms is an award-winning nonprofit, locally owned and operated, senior living community offering the finest in senior living services.

Rhoda Goldman Plaza

2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

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Rhoda Goldman Plaza is an elegant assisted living facility that provides older adults the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding, flexible lifestyle while affo...

St. Francis Manor I

1450 PORTOLA DRIVE
San Francisco, CA

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A superb care home, St. Francis Manor 1 provides each resident with the activities and amenities they desire in a home-like environment, while also providing families with peace of mind.

Quality Care Homes, Llc 3

2277 - 33Rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA

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A superb care home, Farol's Residential Care Home 4 provides each resident with the activities and amenities they desire in a home-like environment, while also providing families with peace of mind.

Villa Carmen

2800 Shannon Drive
South San Francisco, CA

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Situated in South San Francisco, Villa Carmen offers seniors a place to receive services and care within an inviting and home-like setting.

Portola Gardens

350 University Street
San Francisco, CA

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Reviews of San Mateo County Assisted Living Facilities

AlmaVia of San Francisco

Review by Visitor | Consumer

At AlmaVia, initially, there was a confusion about the appointment that was made, but they were very good about finding a replacement person to give us a tour, and he was excellent. He was one of the nursing people on staff, so he answered a lot of our questions. Activities seemed fine to me and included art classes, m...

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AlmaVia of San Francisco

Review by Visitor | Consumer

AlmaVia of San Francisco was lovely, clean and nice, and the staff was very nice. The rooms seemed very well thought out.

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AlmaVia of San Francisco

Review by SC | Consumer

Our tour at AlmaVia of San Francisco was good, but we wanted to put my mom in a place that is more agreeable with her personality. She likes being active and engaged with people; however, it didn't look like there was a lot of communication with the other clientele. They had a lot of art and craft activities, televisio...

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Sunrise of Belmont

Review by Local Professional | Expert

The staff at Sunrise Belmont is outstanding. They are both professional and caring about every resident. The community is beautiful and the residents engaged. The rooms are much larger than many other communities in the area at a similar price point. The marketing team is outstanding in both their knowledge and advocac...

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Sunrise of Belmont

Review by Visitor | Consumer

The facility of Sunrise of Belmont is a 5+ rating. It's like a hotel and is absolutely beautiful. The staff seems real good, and the residents seem to be more able-bodied. When I become older, that's the place I'd like to go. The dining area is beautiful, like a hotel restaurant. The sales people we talked to were very...

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Sunrise of Belmont

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Sunrise of Belmont gets 5 stars. It was a very nice place and comparable to the other facility I saw. The food looked good. The only thing that gets a 3 rating is the pricing because they’re $2,000 more than anywhere else. It's a nice place but pricey. If I had to put my mother in there, I would.

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Map of San Mateo County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in San Mateo County

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, monthly assisted living prices in San Mateo County are higher than both the national average of $4,000 and the state average of $4,500. Prices are about the same in nearby areas such as San Jose ($5,500), Santa Rosa ($5,500), Santa Cruz ($5,595) and Napa ($5,425). In Vallejo, also nearby, prices are lower ($4,350), while to the east of San Mateo County, assisted living costs are significantly lower in Stockton ($3,500) and Modesto ($3,200).

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for San Mateo County, so data for the closest city, San Francisco, was used. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

The wide range of prices for senior care in San Mateo County is due to the differences in the type of care. The exceptionally high cost of living in the area also influences senior care costs. 

As with all other areas, nursing home care is the most expensive senior care option because it involves 24/7 skilled nursing in a specialized, licensed facility. Assisted living costs are similar to both a home health aide and a homemaker, although in-home services do not include room-and-board expenses while residential care services do. 

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Mateo County

Medicaid in California

Established in 1965 by the federal government to ensure low-income Americans had access to basic health care nationwide, Medicaid provides emergency, acute and long-term health care for more than 75 million children, adults and seniors. Medicaid currently covers about one in four California residents using matching funds provided by the state and federal government. 

Known as Medi-Cal, California Medicaid is free for seniors 65 and older who earn less than $1,242 per month and own less than $2,000 worth of countable assets. Couples applying together can earn no more than $1,682 per month and own no more than $3,000 in countable assets. 

Under Medicaid rules, countable assets include all cash, stocks, bonds and real estate except for the applicants’ principal residence. Applicants are also exempt from counting one vehicle, a non-revocable burial trust and personal belongings such as clothing and household furnishings.

Medi-Cal applicants are subject to a 30-month look-back period during which time any assets that were gifted, transferred or sold will be audited to ensure applicants do not dispose of assets that could be used to fund their care. If a disqualifying property transfer is discovered, the senior may be penalized with a period of Medi-Cal ineligibility based on both the value of the transferred asset and the current monthly cost for private nursing home care. 

Applicants who have incomes that exceed Medi-Cal limits may qualify for coverage through a Share of Cost agreement. Under SoC, seniors must spend a designated amount of their monthly income toward their medical expenses before Medi-Cal coverage kicks in. Note that in many cases, the SoC amount is higher than what private health insurance would cost, and SoC enrollees are excluded from Medicaid waiver programs. SoC cannot be used to spend down excess assets. 

Assisted Living Waiver

The Medi-Cal Assisted Living waiver is a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver designed to reduce nursing home placement rates among Medicaid-eligible seniors. It provides enhanced services in an assisted living environment such as housekeeping and laundry, medication management, transportation and intermittent skilled nursing care. Ongoing case management is also included. 

To qualify for the ALW, seniors must: 

  • Be approved for free, full-scope Medi-Cal coverage with no SoC
  • Want to reside in an assisted living facility rather than a nursing home
  • Have care needs that meet the criteria for nursing home placement through Medi-Cal
  • Be willing to live in a facility that participates in the ALW program in San Mateo County

Note that seniors who are currently living in a nursing home who meet the ALW criteria are also eligible, and nursing home transition support is included. 

For more information, contact the Care Coordinator Agency in San Mateo County, the Institute on Aging, at (650) 424-1411. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Optional State Supplementation

Low-income seniors who receive Social Security Income and need to live in an assisted living facility due to age-related deterioration may qualify for additional monthly cash benefits through the Optional State Supplementation program. 

This state-sponsored program provides eligible seniors with a maximum monthly SSI payment of $1,194.37 when applying as an individual, and up to $2,388.74 when applying with a spouse. This money is for the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs. 

For more information about the California OSS program, contact the County of San Mateo Human Services at (650) 301-8440. 

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance

VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound are two VA pension top-up programs for veterans and their survivors who qualify for regular VA pension benefits and are either housebound or severely limited as a result of a disability. 

To qualify for Housebound benefits, applicants must have a permanent disability that leaves them largely restricted to their primary place of residence, which may be an assisted living facility. Note that the disability does not need to be service-related. 

If approved for Housebound benefits, applicants may receive combined annual pension payments of up to: 

  • $16,540 for veterans without dependents
  • $20,731 for veterans with one dependent
  • $11,095 for survivors without dependents
  • $13,893 for survivors with one dependent

To qualify for Aid and Attendance, applicants must either live in a nursing home, be legally blind, be bedridden due to a chronic illness or need help from another person to perform one or more activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, dressing or managing a prosthetic device. 

If approved for Aid and Attendance, applicants may receive combined annual pension payments of up to: 

  • $22,577 for veterans without dependents
  • $26,766 for veterans with one dependent
  • $14,509 for survivors without dependents
  • $17,309 for survivors with one dependent

Note that Aid and Attendance Allowance and Housebound Benefits cannot be combined with a VA disability pension; however, current recipients of VA disability compensation can apply for these two programs. If approved, applicants can opt to accept the benefits program that provides the most money. 

Applicants should also note that the Aid and Attendance allowance and Housebound Benefits cannot be collected concurrently. 

For more information and application assistance, contact the San Mateo County Veterans Service Office at (650) 802-6598. 

Assisted Living Resources in San Mateo County

Senior Centers

Seniors in San Mateo County are welcome to join any of the county’s senior centers, which offer free and low-cost recreational and social programming for adults 50 and older. Seniors can join in weekly bingo games, participate in horseshoe and bocce leagues, take a computer class or go on an escorted trip to local restaurants and attractions. 

San Mateo Senior Center
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 522-7490

City of San Bruno 50+ Senior Center
1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 616-7150

Community Aid Agencies

Seniors in San Mateo can contact San Mateo County Health for referrals to local free and low-cost support services such as Older Americans Act-funded communal meal sites, assistance with Medi-Cal applications, and access to preventative health programs. County Health also operates a 24-hour emergency and advice line for seniors in San Mateo. 

San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services
225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
(800) 675-8437

Veterans Services

Veterans and survivors can contact the San Mateo County Veterans Service Office for assistance with Aid and Attendance and Housebound applications, information on VA benefits and help with obtaining service records. VA health care services are available at the San Bruno VA Outpatient Clinic, an affiliate of the San Francisco VA Health Care System

San Mateo County Veterans Service Office
550 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 802-6598

San Bruno VA Clinic
1001 Sneath Lane, Suite 300, San Bruno, CA 94066-2349
(650) 615-6000

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