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CITY Alameda
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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Situated in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area on a small island, Alameda offers waterfront living, a pleasant climate and a rich, diverse community. The cost of living in Alameda is higher than the national average and the overall California average, but a few bright spots exist — health care is only slightly higher than the national average, and utility costs are significantly lower. Retirees can also save on taxes in California since the state doesn’t collect personal income tax, and while other types of retirement income are subject to state tax in California, rates are low for everyone but the wealthiest taxpayers. Residents of assisted living facilities in Alameda pay an average of $6,319 per month. 

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Alameda, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Alameda, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living Care in Alameda, CA

Residents of assisted living facilities in Alameda and other Bay Area communities pay an average of $6,319, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is $1,069 higher than the California average of $5,250 and $1,819 higher than the national average of $4,500. Santa Rosa, where costs average $7.048, is the only California community where assisted living costs are higher. Those on the South Coast in San Diego pay an average of $5,475, while costs fall to $3,450 inland in Visalia.

  • Alameda: $6,319
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048
  • San Diego: $5,475
  • Visalia: $3,450

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Alameda, CA

Adult day health care averages $1,950 per month, making it the most affordable senior care option in Alameda. In-home care and home health care average $6,864 and $7,150, respectively. Nursing home care is the least affordable, with semi-private rooms averaging $11,566 and private accommodations averaging $14,068.

  • In-Home Care: $6,864
  • Home Health Care: $7,150
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,950
  • Assisted Living Facility: $6,319
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $11,566
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $14,068

Note: Data for Alameda was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead.

Waters Edge Lodge

Waters Edge Lodge is a senior living community that offers respite care, accident recovery, assisted living and independent living. Residents can receive assistance with activities, such as bathing and dressing. On-site activities, such as lectures and art classes, allow seniors to experience the arts and sciences without straying too far from home. The community is within walking distance to restaurants, religious services and other activities. An in-house cafe bakes snacks and serves coffee daily.

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  • Personal laundry service
  • Health monitoring, including medication management

Oakmont of Mariner Point

Oakmont of Mariner Point offers seniors personalized care and an active lifestyle. The community's independent living, assisted living and memory care services are all located on the same campus, so seniors can receive the care they need at different stages of their life without having to move to a different location. On-site workshops, a theatre, literary presentations and a game room help seniors to develop new interests and hobbies.

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  • Indoor and outdoor dining
  • Professional and caring staff available around the clock

Elders Inn

Elders Inn is a 52-suite assisted living community that works to provide functionality and a pleasant environment for seniors with various levels of mobility. Activities and dining areas are located close to one another to accommodate seniors with wheelchairs or who are unable to travel far. Residents can be escorted to and from meals and activities and receive monitoring and supervision while they perform the activities of daily living. Assistance with dressing and grooming can also be arranged in the morning and at night.

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Bay Harbour Residential Care Home

Bay Harbour Residential Care Home offers seniors 60 years of age and older dementia care and assisted living on its campus in Alameda, California. To keep seniors safe, its campus is closed and security cameras are installed inside and outside of the facility. Residents are on the receiving end of multiple check-ins and can receive assistance with managing their medications. Personalized care is available around the clock. If seniors want to enjoy some fresh ocean air, Bay Harbour's small garden is the perfect place for them to relax and spend time with other residents.

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Oakmont of Cardinal Point

Oakmont of Cardinal Point provides hotel-like senior living for seniors aged 60 and older. On-site amenities, such as a swimming pool, fitness center and wellness center encourage residents to stay active and keep their minds and bodies agile. Small pets are allowed, and Oakmont's pet park lets residents enjoy the fresh air and give their furry friends needed exercise. Residents can receive help with the activities of daily living and take advantage of a concierge medicine program. Oakmont uses a security and safety system to give residents peace of mind at all hours of the night and day.

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  • Hospice care is provided
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchens

Sunrise of Oakland Hills

Located just over two miles from Alameda, Sunrise of Oakland Hills is located in Oakland, California, and is just minutes away from medical services, such as the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Its location gives residents a view of the San Francisco Bay and access to outdoor gardens and manicured grounds. Resident and family meetings can be scheduled, and an on-staff nurse performs monthly wellness visits. Sunrise's staff can communicate in English, Tagalog, Mandarin and Spanish.

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  • Tailored diets, such as low-fat and low-salt
  • Companion suites and apartments with in-room kitchenettes

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights is an assisted living, independent living and memory care community in Oakland, California, just minutes away from the calm beaches of Alameda. Thanks to the efforts of an activities director and assistant, activities that include baking, exercise, and gardening are a part of the daily schedule. Seasonal parties and special events, such as birthday parties, are also celebrated on campus. An on-staff nurse assesses residents every 90 days, and the staff speaks numerous languages.

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  • Detached homes, apartments and companion suites have in-room kitchens
  • Laundry for linens and clothing

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro is located in Alameda County, just over 11 miles from the city of Alameda. Seniors who want to visit the area's numerous attractions can take advantage of Carlton's scheduled transportation to activities and appointments. The culinary staff prepares meals that take the resident's dietary needs and restrictions into consideration. Restaurant-style dining is available at any time, and the Carlton Cafe is open 24 hours a day. Regular conferences are held with seniors' family members to update them on the needs and health of their loved ones.

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Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro is located just a short drive or bus ride from Alameda, California. A professionally trained staff is on hand at all hours, and the facility's health services include medication management and physical therapy. An activity schedule of daily programs and an arts and crafts room are available to all residents. It earned a place on our list thanks to multiple awards, including being voted Best Senior Living in the Nation in 2020.

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  • In-room kitchens in the apartments and suites
  • Pets are permitted on the campus

The Point at Rockridge

The Point at Rockridge is a senior living community that offers respite care, assisted living, independent living and memory care to seniors aged 60 and older. Residents can receive transportation and access peaceful spots on the campus, such as the coffee shop and garden. The community is equipped with an emergency call system and security gate to ensure resident safety. Small pets are permitted, and private cleaning services are available. It earned a place on our list thanks to its awards from The J and Oakland Magazine. 

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  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments and companion suites available
  • Veteran's benefits consultation