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CITY Daly city
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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 10, 2024

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Daly City is an upscale suburb of San Francisco, the site of multiple golf courses and hill trails, and home to 100,000 people, 19% of whom are seniors. The cost of living is high here, mostly because the median home value is over $1 million, though utilities and some other costs are actually below the national average. Daly City is a designated age-friendly city, with stunning vistas and access to world-class health care.

Assisted living costs an average of $6,066 a month in Daly City, which is up from 2022’s average of $5,537 and higher than the state and national averages. This guide examines the effect inflation has on senior living and helps families make good senior care plans. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Daly City, CA

When determining how to finance Assisted Living, it’s essential to first know the expense involved for your loved one to join a reputable community. With the ongoing increase in costs, having current information is crucial when budgeting for senior care. To help highlight the influence of inflation on senior living expenses, has collected cost data from its extensive network of over 75,000 senior living communities. This data represents the average cost of Assisted Living in Daly City and in 200 other cities in California.

Inflation & the Cost of Assisted Living in Daly City, CA

Inflation has driven up the cost of assisted living in Daly City, from $5,537 a month in 2022 to $6,066 in 2023. Projected growth into 2024 suggests prices as high as $6,533. National costs for assisted living are also projected to increase 18% from 2022 to 2024, while California’s projected increase is an estimated 13%. Several California cities track closely with the national projections, such as Citrus Heights, Ontario and Stockton. Each of these cities saw a 10% rise between 2022 and 2023 and anticipates a further 8% increase on average by 2024.


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The Cost of Other Types of Care in Daly City, CA

Assisted living costs may have risen to $6,066 a month in Daly City, but this isn’t the only care option for older adults in town. Independent living is appropriate for active seniors who need relatively little caregiver assistance. The cost for this kind of senior living in Daly City is $4,617 a month. Seniors who need services such as dementia management may opt for memory care, which averages $6,200 a month in Daly City.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Daly City, CA

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Daly City, CA

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in California.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Daly City, CA

Assisted Living Communities in Daly City are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities inDaly City, CA

Peninsula Del Rey

Well-situated just 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, Peninsula Del Ray offers an upscale environment that feels like home. We particularly liked the thoughtful detailing of the living accommodations, such as granite countertops, private balconies or patios, extra storage space and floor plans ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. On-site amenities include a heated outdoor spa, a salon/barbershop, a library and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Curb-to-curb scheduled transportation is available to local events, entertainment and shopping venues and appointments.

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Serra Highlands Senior Living

This pet-friendly facility offers studio and one-bedroom floor plans and a well-kept outdoor living space with comfortable seating areas, scenic wooded walking trails and spaces for outdoor dining. What we liked best about this facility was the range of vegetarian meals offered regularly in the restaurant-style dining room. Guests are welcome to join residents for meals, and plenty of guest parking is available. A private dining room is available for private events and festivities.

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Home Sweet Home Senior Care

With a resident capacity of 57, this facility is large enough for residents to choose from a variety of friends but not so large they feel lost in the crowd. There is a wellness team on duty 24/7 that provides a range of services such as diabetes care and insulin management and oxygen management, catheter management and incontinence management. It also provides transportation to appointments with off-site health care professionals.

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Cypress at Golden Gate

Situated in the vibrant heart of downtown San Francisco, this facility offers studio and one- and two-bedroom pet-friendly units equipped with in-room emergency call systems. We loved how the central location makes it convenient for residents to enjoy a brief stroll to Golden Gate Park and other iconic San Francisco amenities. We were particularly impressed with the quality of this facility's dining options. Restaurant-style dining is available for three meals per day; the kitchen staff uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and happily accommodates individual dietary needs and preferences.

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  • Room service available for meals
  • On-site tea room for light snacks and refreshment

Coventry Place

This facility offers a "whole-person" approach to wellness that promotes personalized care plans designed to meet each individual's unique needs and preferences. We liked the on-site art room, the cozy, well-stocked library and the on-site pub and bistro where residents could enjoy a beverage or a light snack with friends. The restaurant-style dining room serves three meals per day, with chef-created daily specials available along with standard menu items.

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Sagebrook Senior Living at San Francisco

We liked the grand piano in the common area next to the restaurant-style dining room and the attractive outdoor living space with comfortable seating and nature trails, but what impressed us the most about this facility was its calendar of Watermark University classes. Residents can learn a new language, brush up on their guitar playing skills, practice yoga and discover new gardening techniques along with a range of other physical, artistic and intellectual pursuits and pastimes. Floor plans at this facility include studio and one-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes.

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Mills Estate Villa

With a resident capacity of 47, Mills Estate Villa was among the smallest facilities on our top 10 list. We liked the intimate environment, the attractive and cozy outdoor courtyard and the family atmosphere provided by the staff's caring, compassionate attitude. This facility is not pet-friendly, which makes it a good choice for those who suffer from allergies to pet dander. Floor plans include private suites and companion suites.

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Sunrise of Burlingame

This 97-bed pet-friendly facility offers studio and one- and two-bedroom units equipped with in-room cable, internet and personal emergency call systems. The "anytime dining" concept of the on-site dining room allows residents to choose their own meal times, and the skilled kitchen staff accommodates special dietary needs such as low salt, low fat and diabetic diets. Amenities include an on-site coffee shop, a spa, a library and a private party space. Guests are welcome to spend the night and join residents for meals.

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The Village at Hayes Valley

We loved The Village at Hayes Valley's setting in a fully restored Victorian mansion in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods. With only 45 residents, this facility provides a boutique experience designed around individual needs. However, the only floor plan option here is companion suites, so while this may be a good option for those who would enjoy the company of a roommate, it may not be the best choice for seniors who appreciate their privacy.

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The Carlisle

The Carlisle's location on the top of Cathedral Hills provides one of the best views in the entire Bay Area. Other areas in which this facility stands out include the chef-inspired meals that cover a range of national and regional cuisines, chauffeured transportation to appointments, community events and shopping venues. Languages spoken here include English, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian and French. Elegantly appointed one- and two-bedroom floor plans are available.

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  • On-site wine room with regular tastings
  • Secure underground parking for residents and guests