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CITY Burlingame
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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Burlingame is an affluent city in the Bay Area with a high cost of living that exceeds state and national norms. While groceries, transportation and miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, tend to cost more here than in the typical U.S. city, housing costs are very high at about nine times the national average. For seniors who want to live in Burlingame but have budgetary concerns, assisted living may be a viable option.

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in this city pay $6,319 for assisted living. This exceeds the state and national averages but isn’t proportionate to the high cost of living. The state’s Assisted Living Waiver can help cover care costs in certain facilities.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Burlingame, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Burlingame, 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 in Burlingame, CA

Burlingame is located near San Francisco and shares the region’s average assisted living rate of $6,319 per month. This is about $1,800 higher than the national norm and over $1,000 higher than California’s median rate of $5,250. In Santa Rosa, residential care costs are several hundred dollars higher than in Burlingame, but in most other cities, care costs are more economical. In San Jose, monthly rates are a little lower at $6,000, and in Santa Cruz, care costs are roughly $800 less than in Burlingame at $5,550.  

  • Burlingame: $6,319  
  • California: $5,250  
  • United States: $4,500  
  • Santa Cruz: $5,550  
  • San Jose: $6,000  
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Burlingame, CA

Assisted living facilities in Burlingame charge $6,319 per month for services. This is about half the cost of nursing home care, which ranges from $11,566 to $14,068, depending on accommodations. Residential care is an affordable alternative to in-home care, which averages $6,864 per month, and home health care, which comes in at $7,150. Adult day health care is several thousand dollars less than assisted living at $1,950.

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

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

Atria Park of San Mateo

Located along the waterfront in California's hillside neighborhood, Atria Park of San Mateo is focused on supporting seniors' physical and emotional well-being. Marina Shopping Plaza is right across the street, putting residents within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants and banks. Staff members are available 24 hours a day to offer discreet support, and the facility is thoughtfully designed with a host of amenities, including a full-service salon and spa, library, games room and worship space. Each day, residents have countless opportunities to participate in engaging activities, such as yoga classes, painting workshops and ice cream socials, or socialize with fellow seniors over coffee on the outdoor patio.

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  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events

Sunrise of Burlingame

Sunrise of Burlingame offers an environment that's safe, welcoming and nurturing. The neighborhood is very pedestrian-friendly, and seniors can enjoy shopping and take care of errands at Burlingame Plaza Shopping Center. It's also just minutes from the airport, making it easy for families to visit. We included it in the list of top 10 facilities for its resident-centered approach to care, which ensures each senior receives personalized support and attention. Daily meals are prepared by culinary professionals with the nutritional needs of seniors in mind. The modern, eco-friendly facility is designed with an array of resort-style amenities, such as a spa, salon, coffee shop and library.

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  • Range of care services available for every stage of aging
  • Activities promote physical fitness, socialization, creative and learning

The Trousdale

The Trousdale is considered one of the best senior living facilities in the Bay Area because of its lifestyle focused on wellness, personal growth, innovation and connectivity, and its integration of state-of-the-art technology into daily life. Residents are within walking distance of restaurants, drugstores and grocery stores, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center is across the street for added peace of mind. The community encourages lifelong learning through lectures, classes, art, music and spiritual activities, as well as the Eskaton Kids Connection program which promotes multi-generational socialization. Relationship-based services ensure seniors receive the best care possible, and the community is pet-friendly. Residents have the option of restaurant-style dining or casual cafe fares.

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  • Holistic services include massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy
  • Online resident portal for easy communication with family

Mills Estate Villa

Located right in the heart of Burlingame, MillsEstate Villa seeks to provide the perfect balance between support and independence. Residents are right downtown so they can easily walk to restaurants, shops and local attractions. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a private courtyard area where residents can relax and socialize, and the facility hosts fun holiday celebrations all throughout the year. We included it in this list for its engaging life enrichment programs and individualized care services. Daily activities are designed around the creative arts, music and movement, and exercise and coordination. Meals are served in the spacious dining room where residents can catch up with friends or enjoy a meal with visiting family members.

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  • On-site concierge services
  • Amenities include a piano, fireplaces and garden areas

Atria Burlingame

At Atria Burlingame, seniors are welcomed into a warm, family environment that feels like home. It's located in a quiet neighborhood right by historic Washington Park and Burlingame Recreation Center. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to deliver as much or as little assistance as each resident needs. The facility also offers specialized memory care services in its signature Life Guidance neighborhood. Atria Burlingame is regarded as one of the area's top facilities for its engaging events calendar and delicious chef-prepared meals. Residents have daily opportunities to participate in their choice of activities, such as group exercise classes, arts and crafts projects, karaoke and movie nights.

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  • Housekeeping services for worry-free living
  • Scheduled transportation to errands and appointments

Magnolia of Millbrae

Magnolia of Millbrae's convenient downtown location places seniors close to banks, stores, parks and restaurants. Residents are encouraged to live healthy, active lifestyles through the Magnolia's health and wellness programs, which include walking excursions, water aerobics and balance classes. The facility also organizes group excursions to local cultural events, concerts and lectures. Each apartment is fully equipped with a full-size kitchen, washer and dryer, spacious closet and walk-in shower. The facility is designed with an array of amenities including a heated pool and spa, arts and crafts studio, ice cream parlor and chef's demonstration kitchen. It's pet-friendly sp residents can enjoy the company of their furry friends.

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  • Complimentary happy hours with drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • Guest suites available for visiting family members

The Stratford

The Stratford is a boutique, high-rise senior community located right across the street from San Mateo Central Park, designed with all the features you'd expect at a five-star hotel. Its warmth and friendliness are what set this facility apart. Team members work to build meaningful relationships with each resident and support them in any way needed. The facility is designed with welcoming common areas and luxurious amenities to promote activity and socialization, including an indoor pool, sauna, rooftop garden and workout room. An all-inclusive activities program allows seniors to maintain their physical fitness, explore their creative side and learn. Residents are treated to three delicious, chef-prepared meals each day, with the added option of room service.

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San Carlos Elms

A nonprofit community, San Carlos Elms offers assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the charming town of San Carlos. Residents are just steps from shops, cafes and the local library. Three meals are served daily in the elegant dining room, and residents can enjoy a cup of coffee with friends on the garden patio. Each day, the events calendar offers a range of activities, from exercise classes to games and art projects. Residents enjoy the independence of apartment-style living with the peace of mind of trained staff members on-site to offer care and support. A complimentary shuttle is available to take seniors on regularly scheduled excursions.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans

Atria at Foster Square

Residents of Atria at Foster Square live in comfort and luxury. We included it in this list for its vibrant community atmosphere and resort-style community amenities, including a cocktail lounge movie theater and three eating venues, one of which is an outdoor veranda. Right in the city center, seniors have a wide variety of dining, shopping and recreation options all within walking distance. Residents have a full calendar of activities to choose from during the day and enjoy regular performances, cocktail hours and special celebrations in the evening. Apartments feature full kitchens, private baths,large closets and floor-to-ceiling windows so seniors can enjoy views of the bay.

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Sunrise of Belmont

At Sunrise of Belmont, seniors can enjoy views of the Peninsula coastal hills with the convenience of Carlmont Village Shopping Center, the local library and parks nearby. The facility's focus on individual wellness and personal needs is what sets it apart from other assisted living communities in the area. Residents are encouraged to be socially involved with the community through daily fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities. Educational programs are also offered to family members. Apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, and seniors can relax with housekeeping and laundry taken care of on a weekly basis.

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  • Daily meals based on residents' dietary needs and preferences
  • Monthly wellness visits from a licensed nurse