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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Oakland is California’s 8th-largest city and a close neighbor of its 4th-largest, San Francisco. As such, Oakland is considered part of San Francisco for price data in the Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Genworth’s data shows that the average monthly cost of assisted living care in this region is $6,319, which is significantly higher than the California and U.S. averages. The Bay Area’s famously high housing prices dramatically affect the cost of living calculations in Oakland; the overall cost of living is 75% over the national average, but the cost of housing is 216% over the national average. The local price of health care is much lower, just 3.5% over the national average.

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

Oakland’s average monthly price for assisted living, $6,319, is higher than the California average of $5,250 and the U.S. average of $4,500. Santa Rosa reports a higher average price at $7,048. Seniors in the state capital of Sacramento pay $5,225 a month, while those in California’s biggest city, Los Angeles, pay the state average of $5,250. The least expensive city for assisted living care is Visalia at $3,450 a month.

  • Oakland: $6,319
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Los Angeles: $5,250
  • Sacramento: $5,225
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048
  • Visalia: $3,450

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care in Oakland, CA

There’s a nearly $10,000 range for senior care in this area. Seniors in adult day health care programs pay an average monthly price of $1,950 for their care, while those in semiprivate rooms in nursing home facilities pay an average of $11,556 a month. Aging in place in a private residence is less expensive than a nursing home, but more expensive than assisted living care; in-home care averages $6,864 a month and home health care averages $7,150.

  • In-Home Care: $6,864
  • Home Health Care: $7,150
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,950
  • Assisted Living: $6,319
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $11,556
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $14,068

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

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

Located near the Central Reservoir, Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights offers assisted living, independent living and memory care in a posh community featuring hardwood floors and upscale furnishing in common areas. An elegant lobby welcomes guests and amenities include a bistro where seniors can read the daily news and share a cup of coffee and goodies with friends. The media room and sunroom offer opportunities to relax in front of a nice view. Spacious one-bedroom apartments include oversized chairs and comfortable beds. The exercise room has air conditioning and well-maintained machines. 

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The Point at Rockridge

The Point at Rockridge is located in a neighborhood with lots of amenities, including nearby shops, restaurants and churches. The community offers a continuum of care that includes assisted living, independent living and memory care. The range of activities is one of the reasons we chose this as one of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Oakland. Residents can listen to music, play games and enjoy stories at organized events. Lecture discussions and book clubs also help residents stay mentally active. Wii sports, Tai Chi and yoga classes keep participants in shape, while gardening and arts and crafts allow creative expression. 

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Sunrise of Oakland Hills

Sunrise of Oakland Hills is close to Leona Heights Park where seniors can go on day trips with loved ones. The community offers assisted living and memory care, and caring staff members assist residents with the activities of daily living such as personal grooming and medication management. Daily physical fitness and a variety of activities designed to spark creative and social experiences fill the monthly calendar and group trips give everyone a change of scenery. Residents can join in activities, enjoy landscaped outdoor areas and take part in resident-led clubs. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services make life a little easier for residents.

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Mercy Retirement & Care Center

Mercy Retirement & Care Center is located near Cesar Chavez Parks and other green spaces in the city. Residents receive assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care, including care from compassionate, trained staff members. A licensed nurse is on duty day and night for medical supervision. The panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay is one of the reasons this community made our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Oakland. Secure courtyards and patios let residents walk and sit outside in safety. Residents can choose from a variety of exercise classes and other activities.

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Features
  • Off-site trips to museums and sporting events
  • Weekly laundry and housekeeping services

Brookdale San Ramon

Brookdale San Ramon is conveniently located just off Bollinger Canyon Road. This community offers assisted living services in a homelike atmosphere. Residents stay active through a rich variety of clubs, activities and special events. Seniors can get their hair cut at the on-site salon or enjoy some pampering at the community spa. The computer room offers access to social media and digital technology, and the library has plenty of books for traditional reading pleasure. A TV room, garden and patio area and party space provide dedicated areas for seniors to relax and meet up with friends. 

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Brookdale Diablo Lodge

Located in Danville, CA, Brookdale Diablo Lodge is an assisted living facility 26 minutes east of downtown Oakland. Seniors who vintage collectibles can tour the Blackhawk Museum. With a game room, a billiards room and an arts and crafts studio, there's always space for friendly competition. Seniors looking for fitness choices can work out at the fitness center or explore the walking paths. A general store stocks everyday items, and seniors can bring their pets with them when they move into Brookdale Diablo Lodge.

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Lake Park Retirement Residence

Lake Park Retirement Residence offers a complete continuum of care inside a beautiful community with views of Lake Merritt, the San Francisco Bay and the East Bay Hills. Residents choose from fitness classes designed and conducted by a trained exercise physiologist. Afterward, seniors can enjoy a personal massage. To encourage cognitive engagement, seniors can join in book discussions, computer classes and writing seminars. Housekeeping and laundry services keep residents' apartments clean and tidy.

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Features
  • Music, photography, sewing, dance and other activities
  • VA benefits consultation

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge is a colorful senior residential community in Oakland, close to Temescal Regional Recreation Area. It provides assisted living, independent living and memory care to residents, who choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The 24-hour staff includes caring aides and licensed nurses, which is one of the reasons that we chose it for one of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Oakland. Residents receive as much assistance with daily activities as needed but seniors are also encouraged to retain their independence. Transportation to appointments and errands is available. 

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Piedmont Gardens

Piedmont Gardens is located in a neighborhood with plenty of amenities, including a medical center, restaurants and shops. Caring staff members offer assisted living, independent living and nursing home care including help with bathing, dressing, preparing meals and managing medications. Amenities include a fitness center with senior-friendly equipment. An on-site library provides a quiet place to rest and relax with a good book. Residents can also spend outdoor time in the garden. Beautifully landscaped ground and multipurpose common areas make this one of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Oakland.

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St. Paul's Towers

St. Paul's Towers is located near Glen Echo Creek and Lake Merritt, which makes great destinations for day trips with loved ones. The community has many activities to help residents stay engaged and active such as Tai-Chi, yoga and workout classes. Residents receive three chef-prepared meals a day served in a restaurant-style dining room. Special diets are accommodated.  An outdoor garden and patio area provide outdoor seating for seniors. 

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