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Best Assisted Living in San Jose, CA

Assisted living provides help with daily living activities, including bathing, grooming, dressing, preparing meals, housekeeping and staying on medication schedules. Finding the right community for yourself or a loved one is an important step. We created this guide by comparing the local availability and reviews of 62 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in San Jose.

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What to know about assisted living in San Jose

With more than 122,000 adults 65 and older, San Jose has many assisted living facilities to choose from. The California Department of Social Services regulates the licensing and inspections of assisted living facilities.

The benefits of assisted living in San Jose include the following:

  • In San Jose, the weather is seasonably mild, with warm, dry summers and wet, mild winters, leaving more time for outdoor activities throughout the year.
  • The State of California does not tax Social Security income.
  • The Valley Transportation Authority provides accessible transport for those with mobility issues.
  • San Jose is home to many health care providers, including Good Samaritan Health System, which has two locations in the city limits.
  • The violent crime rate is lower than the California average, with a 1 in 228 chance of being a victim, according to Neighborhood Scout.

How much does assisted living cost in San Jose?

The average cost of assisted living facilities in San Jose is between $4,600 and $6,400 per month. In addition to the monthly cost, there are other possible add-on expenses, such as cable TV, phone or internet, though many facilities include those expenses in the monthly cost.

The exact cost varies depending on the facility you choose, the amenities offered and the amount of assistance you or your loved one need. A resident with Alzheimer’s disease who needs memory care can expect to pay more than one who can live more independently.

Some assisted living communities offer discounts for veterans or for couples who reside together. If you’re concerned about the monthly cost, ask a representative at each facility what they can do to lower the price. Many facilities can remove services or downgrade the room type to adjust pricing. Some also have different payment options to better serve your or your loved one’s budget.

San Jose assisted living FAQ

What qualifies you for assisted living in San Jose?
If you are an adult over 65 who needs assistance with everyday living tasks and activities, assisted living could be a good fit. Before gaining admission to a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE), you must go through an interview and a pre-admission appraisal, and the facility must evaluate a recent medical assessment.
What are the different types of senior housing in San Jose?
In addition to assisted living, there are independent living communities, skilled nursing facilities, memory care facilities and hospice care options.
How do people pay for assisted living in San Jose?
Most people pay privately, according to the nonprofit California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. A small percentage of people use long-term care insurance. The Assisted Living Waiver program helps some people enrolled in Medi-Cal pay for assisted living.
What organizations support and protect older adults in San Jose?
Organizations supporting older adults in San Jose include:

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    San Jose assisted living community information

    Merrill Gardens at Campbell

    Merrill Gardens at Campbell is an assisted living community that provides tailored levels of care for each resident. It is near two hospitals. Amenities include private apartments, common social areas, outdoor patio spaces and services designed to keep residents as independent and safe as possible.

    • Located in: Campbell
    • Address: 2115 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008
    • Phone: (408) 915-6526
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    Westgate Villa

    Westgate Villa offers levels of care ranging from assistance with basic needs to helping with additional services like podiatry and medication delivery. Amenities include trained caregivers on duty 24 hours a day, three meals per day with restaurant-style dining or room service, and weekly housekeeping.

    • Located in: San Jose
    • Address: 1601 Petersen Ave., San Jose, CA 95129
    • Phone: (408) 824-8284
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    Caring Hearts Senior Care Homes

    Caring Hearts Senior Care Homes provides assisted living care in a smaller, 12-bed setting. It offers furnished rooms, medication management, 24-hour staff and daily recreational and social activities. The community does not allow pets, but family and friends can bring them during visits.

    • Located in: San Jose
    • Address: 3065 Van Sansul Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
    • Phone: (408) 586-8144
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    Dry Creek Guest Home

    Dry Creek Guest Home offers assisted living care in a small, six-bed setting. It has fully furnished rooms, an outdoor patio area and private bathrooms, and it is located close to hospitals and shopping centers. The staff provides 24-hour supervision, assistance with daily activities and medication management.

    • Located in: San Jose
    • Address: 1856 Dry Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95124
    • Phone: (408) 859-8348
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    Somerset Senior Living

    Somerset Senior Living is an all-inclusive, managed care assisted living community. It has several registered nurses on staff. Amenities include housekeeping services, three meals per day, arrangement of medical appointments, bedside care for minor illness and planned, daily activities.

    • Located in: San Jose
    • Address: 1050 Saint Elizabeth Drive, San Jose, CA 95126
    • Phone: (408) 888-9308
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    Belmont Village San Jose

    Belmont Village San Jose offers assisted and memory care. Amenities include chef-prepared dining, studio and one-bedroom floor plans, social and enrichment activities and housekeeping services. Free scheduled transportation is available daily. Staff members, including a licensed nurse, are on-site 24/7. Belmont Village Senior Living also has a community in Sunnyvale.

    • Located in: San Jose
    • Address: 500 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128
    • Phone: (408) 984-4767
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