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CITY Novato
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Page Reviewed / Updated – November 26, 2022

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Novato, California, is home to a large senior community that accounts for nearly a quarter of its residents, promoting access to community-based services and long-term care solutions for older adults. It’s a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Network for its high access to health care and range of local amenities.

Novato is a welcoming community for older adults seeking a low crime rate, comfortable weather and access to outstanding medical facilities. This city has more than double the number of doctors per capita compared to the national average, which may shorten wait times to see primary or specialty care providers. Also, Novato Community Hospital is in the city proper. While the cost of living is high, assisted living may provide a financially viable alternative to living alone for those who want to remain in the area throughout retirement.

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in Novato charge $6,300 per month. This is several hundred dollars higher than respective state and national norms of $6,101 and $4,500 but consistent with rates in other cities in the region, including Santa Rosa and San Francisco.

Note: Data for Novato was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Napa, was used instead.

Keep reading to learn more about the top assisted living facilities in the Novato region.

Atria Tamalpais Creek

Atria Tamalpais Creek is located in a residential neighborhood near stores, pharmacies, restaurants and the Novato Library. It supports a comfortable lifestyle with access to an on-site day spa with a full suite of services, daily personal enrichment opportunities and scheduled group and personal transportation services. This pet-friendly community features studio and one-bedroom apartments ranging from 350 to 1,100 square feet with spacious walk-in closets, outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining and wet bars. It’s recognized as one of the Novato region's top assisted living facilities for its friendly staff, diverse activities and overall value.

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  • Fitness center with age-friendly exercise equipment and dedicated instructors
  • Chef-prepared meals with locally sourced ingredients

Oakmont of Novato

Oakmont of Novato is among the top assisted living facilities in Novato for its activities programming and dining. Residents participate in curated activities such as age-friendly exercise classes, brain fitness sessions and family dinner nights, which promote an active and engaged lifestyle. The community offers gourmet restaurant-style dining daily with chef-crafted dishes in a beautiful, well-lit dining room. It also provides a concierge medicine program with on-site same-day and next-day appointments with highly respected physicians. The facility is located in the Old Town neighborhood, offering easy access to medical facilities, churches and stores.

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  • Studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments with several floor plans to choose from
  • Daily music, visual arts and culinary classes

Elegance Hamilton Hill

Elegance Hamilton Hill is a luxury assisted living facility with convenient services and amenities, indoor and outdoor common areas and an on-site salon and spa. It comprises private studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments with in-room bathrooms, individually controlled climate settings and personal emergency alert systems. Private bus and car transportation services make it simple for residents to run errands and attend medical appointments. On-site amenities such as the salon and numerous dining venues provide convenience and enrichment. Within an easy walk to the community, residents find local amenities such as parks, the community center and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Creekwood Senior Home

Creekwood Senior Home is listed among Novato's top assisted living facilities for the value it provides. This locally owned and family-operated community is designed with convenience in mind, with ample resident and guest parking, spacious common areas and single-story living for easy navigation for mobility aids. Residents have personalized care plans based on their specific needs and get assistance from friendly, highly trained caregivers. Private and semiprivate rooms are available, many of which have patio access to the gazebo and beautifully maintained gardens.

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  • Registered nurse on-site three days per week
  • Transportation arrangements for medical and dental appointments

Drake Terrace

Drake Terrace is a San Rafael assisted living facility near stores, parks and the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, about 8 miles south of Novato. It rates among the region's top facilities for its The Art of Living Well wellness programs. These programs include daily classes and events, a state-of-the-art computer center and the Art Docent program. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals in the well-appointed dining room, and room service is available for quiet nights in. Grocery and pharmacy deliveries and telehealth services are available for added convenience, and transportation is available for off-site errands and medical appointments.

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  • Monthly blood pressure screenings
  • Complimentary cable, telephone and wireless internet

Greenwood Assisted Living

Greenwood Assisted Living is a single-story community located on the west side of San Rafael, about 12 miles south of Novato. It’s situated on park-like grounds with mature trees and outdoor seating and offers a close-knit, family-like environment with personalized care and services. Residents enjoy comfortable rooms with plenty of natural light, along with common areas such as a classically decorated dining room.

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Oakmont of San Rafael

Oakmont of San Rafael is situated just off Redwood Highway about 10 miles south of Novato, near hotels, parks and medical facilities. This luxury community is listed among the Novato region's best assisted living facilities for its culinary program and facility. It offers a full range of services, including home maintenance, room service, medical care coordination and on-site skilled nursing services. Enriching activities, such as art classes, live music, happy hour and day trips to museums and performing arts venues, keep residents busy.

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  • On-site educational opportunities, including resident presentations, seminars and lectures
  • Volunteer opportunities such as making crafts for charities

Villa Marin

Villa Marin prides itself on providing an inviting, enriching environment with resort-like amenities, chef-prepared meals and comfortable apartments, earning a place on the list of the Novato region's top assisted living facilities. The facility is in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood, near the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center, pharmacies and restaurants, about 9 miles south of Novato proper. It hosts a diverse range of activities and events, including lectures, educational courses, faith-based gatherings, artist exhibitions and movie nights. Transportation is available to local points of interest.

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  • Heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • On-site medical and health Center staffed 24 hours per day

AlmaVia of San Rafael

AlmaVia of San Rafael is a pet-friendly assisted living facility located within easy walking or driving distance of the Northgate Mall, the local library and numerous parks, about 9 miles south of Novato. It features spacious apartments available in three floor plans, letting residents find the option that fits their lifestyles and budgets. A full monthly events calendar makes meeting neighbors and exploring new interests easy. Residents enjoy restaurant-style dining in the community dining room, and a well-stocked library provides access to books, movies and music.

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  • Park-like setting with walking paths and outdoor seating
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

Windsong of Sonoma

Windsong of Sonoma is a resort-style assisted living community near Redwood Highway, shops and restaurants in Petaluma, approximately 13 miles north of Novato. It’s included among the Novato region's top assisted living facilities for its professional staff and facility amenities, as well as its Elevate Signature Programs. The community features spacious apartments with weekly housekeeping and linen service, and a resident-curated activities calendar promotes an active lifestyle. The community also hosts group events and family meetings to help residents stay connected to loved ones.

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