AlmaVia of San Rafael

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515 Northgate Drive , San Rafael, CA 94903

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    AlmaVia of San Rafael is the only one I have found that has its own assigned parking. I have a car, so that’s one of the big options that I’d like to have. It’s very cozy, very clean, friendly, and smells good. The food is very good as is the dining room. My husband was in it, and his studio was beautiful and had a lot of art. The staff was excellent.

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    AlmaVia of San Rafael is only 10 years old, so it has a more modern, clean, and upgraded feel to it. I like it. They have movies, activities, bingo, and libraries. The rooms, physically, in square footage were smaller than where my husband is now, but it's not as expensive. It's nice and clean.

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Description of AlmaVia of San Rafael



almavia-of-san-rafael-logoAlmaVia of San Rafael, situated in the heart of beautiful Marin County, is a lovely and vibrant community. It is the place to consider for those who believe in the possibilities of a wonderful life, at all stages of life! AlmaVia also offers a warm welcoming environment to visiting family and friends. It is a regular venue for talented instructors, musicians and entertainers of all kinds, and residents always have a variety of daily programs to choose from. The restaurant-style Dining Room offers delicious meals in a lively social setting. Our attractive building, with its award-winning “Craftsman-style”almavia-of-san-rafael-apartment architectural design, beautifully showcases our 100-year-long tradition of caring and support services to elders and their families.

When you visit an Elder Care Alliance community for the first time, you're likely to sense a higher level of warmth and caring than you may have experienced at other senior residences. We continually strive to preserve the deep sense of faith, dignity, and compassion we have fostered since we first opened our doors more than 135 years ago. And because we welcome residents of all faiths, you'll find our environment to be one of tolerance and spirituality.

Each Elder Care Alliance community provides a unique blend of services, activities, and levels of care designed to help our residents feel comfortable and secure. Creative daily meals and convenient housekeeping, laundry, and transportation services ensure that residents receive the proper nutrition and practical help they deserve. Our staff chaplains and social workers offer spiritual and family support. Dementia-trained caregivers and skilled nurses provide physical and psychological care. And our entertaining activities and programs ensure that our residents feel a sense of enrichment on a daily basis.

almavia-of-san-rafael-dining-roomAlmaVia enjoys an excellent reputation within the community and among healthcare professionals because of its dedication and commitment to residents and quality service. Our programs are designed to assist older adults with care and services that enable them to remain as independent as possible, stay connected to the community and celebrate the joys that life brings to all of us regardless of our age.

Elder Care Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to serving and enriching the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of older adults through a network of professional, faith-centered care communities and services. Elder Care Alliance is cosponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community and the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Costs for AlmaVia of San Rafael

  • Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month: $4,995
  • Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Accepted

Amenities at AlmaVia of San Rafael

Property Info

  • Licensed Capacity: 160
  • Emergency Services: Less than 8 Miles
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Resident Capacity: 142
  • State License #: 216801868
  • Semi-Private Units
  • Private Units
  • Studio Apartments
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Kitchenette
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Employee Background Checks
  • Parking Provided
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Chapel Services
  • Library


  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Spiritual Care Classes and Activities
  • Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Group Exercise


  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed after assessment
  • Special Meals: Diabetic,Low-salt,Pureed
  • Restaurant-style Dining


  • On-Site Medical Visits: Geriatric physician,Podiatrist,Physical Therapist
  • Medication Management
  • Diabetes Care
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Guest Apartment
  • Guest Meals
  • Private Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese
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