Assisted Living Near San Francisco, California


San Francisco is a beautiful location for those looking at care options. Nicely nestled in one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, San Francisco attracts a lot of outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and retirees. We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best assisted living community in and around San Francisco. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

Facilities in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. has been used by families and care professionals in the San Francisco area to find real-time openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care.

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About Assisted Living In San Francisco, CA

Caring for someone who has physical or cognitive care needs can often be difficult in the home or simply not cost effective. Assisted living communities do a wonderful job in filling that need.

California is unique in that it is the only state in the U.S. that uses the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly model. RCFEs – also known as Assisted Living – are non–medical facilities that provide room, meals, housekeeping, supervision, storage and distribution of medication, and personal care assistance with basic activities like hygiene, dressing, eating, bathing, and transferring.  RCFEs serve persons 60 years of age and older.

This level of care and supervision is for people who are unable to live by themselves but who do not need 24 hour nursing care. RCFEs are considered non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff.

In addition to providing care to residents, many RCFEs offer a full range of social, emotional, physical, and even spiritual services to their residents. Having a robust life enrichment program may be of great value to some.

Considerations when looking for care in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, located in the San Francisco County of Northern California is the 17th most populated city in the United States, with the population tipping over 870,000 in 2020’s census. The warm climate and healthy culture have led to a preferred location for senior citizens to retire and so the need for senior care has become more of a factor.

Cities near San Francisco, CA with Assisted Living

  • Daly City – 7.6 miles southwest of San Francisco.
  • Oakland – 9.8 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Alameda – 12 miles east of San Francisco.
  • Berkeley – 13.8 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Walnut Creek – 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Petaluma – 38 miles north of San Francisco.

How To Pay for Assisted Living

Assisted living costs can sometimes come as a surprise given the constantly rising costs of care. However, there are ways in which some or all the cost of care may be covered. Health Insurance, such as Medicare, will often not cover the expense related to a long-term stay at an assisted living facility. This leaves the cost to be paid for by another source.

Other means for paying for assisted living include:

  • Medi-Cal (by county)
  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds
  • Whole life insurance plans
  • Reverse mortgages

How much does assisted living in San Francisco, CA cost?

The average cost associate with care at an assisted living facility in San Francisco CA is $4750 / month.

The truth is that care, no matter the setting, but especially in nursing homes, requires robust staffing 24/7. The costs of hiring and keeping exceptional caregivers and medically trained staff such as nurses, is very costly. Add in the price of running a medical facility all day and night, pricey medical supplies and needed administrative staff, and you’ve got quite the overhead.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in San Francisco, CA

UCSF Medical Center

505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143

St. Francis Memorial Hospital

900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

St. Mary’s Medical Center

450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Other senior care resources for San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco and the surrounding area are home to a good number of government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors and their families searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community.

California Department of Health Care Services

California Department of Social Services

Definitions of California facility Types

California Long-Term Care Facilities FAQ

California Assisted Living Association

California Department of Aging

To see a list of assisted living communities in San Francisco click here.

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Written by The Care Availability Team
Experts in the senior care & retirement living industries

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