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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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On a 100-point cost-of-living index based on national norms, Pleasant Hill is rated 180.2. While this indicates that the city is a costly place to live compared to the state and nation, the city is one of the cheaper options in the San Francisco region. Residents pay some of the highest state income taxes in the United States, but Social Security benefits are tax exempt, providing significant savings for those who rely primarily on this income. Seniors have access to several public benefits and entitlements, including the Assisted Living Waiver, to help them afford long-term living care costs. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Pleasant Hill costs $6,319 per month.

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

Pleasant Hill is in the San Francisco area, and local care costs are estimated based on regional averages. Assisted living in this city costs $6,319, which is high compared to national and state medians. In San Jose, care costs are a few hundred dollars lower than in Pleasant Hill at $6,000. In Vallejo, rates are nearly $1,400 lower, and Modesto care costs average $4,000, which is over $2,000 lower than in Pleasant Hill. Santa Rosa is the only surveyed city in California with rates exceeding Pleasant Hill’s average at $7,048. 

  • Pleasant Hill: $6,319  
  • California: $5,250  
  • United States: $4,500  
  • San Jose: $6,000  
  • Vallejo: $4,950  
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048  
  • Modesto: $4,000

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Pleasant Hill, CA

Pleasant Hill seniors pay $6,319 per month for assisted living, which is several hundred dollars cheaper than in-home care and home health care rates. Residential care fees are also about half the average for nursing home care, which comes in at $11,566 for shared rooms and $14,068 for private. Adult day health care is much cheaper 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 Pleasant Hill was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead. 

Carlton Senior Living Downtown

Carlton Senior Living Downtown offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The facility is located right next to the shops, restaurants and medical clinics of the vibrant downtown district. Seniors can dine on their own schedule with any time restaurant-style meal service, and snacks are always available at the 24-hour Carlton Cafe. Wheelchair-accessible transportation to local appointments and group outings is included, and the facility is equipped with a wireless emergency call system. 

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Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill

At Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill, seniors are treated with kindness, respect and compassion. Pets are welcome upon approval, and the facility offers plenty of recreational and social activities to choose from. The Virginia Hills Shopping Center is down the street, and public transit is available nearby. The studio and one-bedroom apartments feature large windows, individual climate controls and barrier-free bathrooms. A private dining room is available for special events, and regular conferences are held to keep families engaged with their loved ones. 

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Pleasant Hill Manor

Located a few blocks from John Muir Health, Pleasant Hill Manor is a comfortable assisted living facility. Daily activities, such as ice-cream socials, movie nights and exercise classes, are organized to keep residents engaged and active. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day, and accommodations include private and semiprivate rooms. Meals are prepared in-house using fresh, local ingredients, and families are invited to join their loved ones for special events and holiday celebrations. 

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Aegis Living Pleasant Hill

Located just off the I-680 near the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa BART station, Aegis Living Pleasant Hill is an upscale senior living facility offering assisted living services. Three restaurant-style meals made with local produce are served daily, and nutritious snacks are always available. A 24-hour monitored emergency call system ensures residents can get assistance at any time, and care managers are always on-site. 

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Oakmont of Montecito

Centrally located close to Newhall Community Park and Canterbury Village, Oakmont of Montecito is an upscale assisted living and memory care community. The beautifully landscaped grounds are filled with floral displays, cozy seating areas and paved walking paths. Seniors can join in a variety of social activities, including music lessons, crafting sessions and organized games. Residents can spend their days in the small movie theatre, spa and library, and the spacious suites are equipped with emergency call systems. 

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Atria Walnut Creek

Atria Walnut Creek is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community located next to the John Muir Medical Center. Residents can enjoy stunning views of Mount Diablo from the spacious outdoor area, and the facility has plenty of oversize windows to let natural light in. Pet therapy, yoga and outings to local attractions are just a few of the over 200 recreational and social opportunities offered, and the entire facility is LEED certified as an eco-friendly community.

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Features
  • Studio and one-bedroom suites with private bathrooms
  • Weekly laundry and housekeeping services

Atria Park of Lafayette

Nestled between Lafayette Hills and Silver Dell, about 5 miles west of I-680, Atria Park of Lafayette offers assisted living and memory care services. Chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style, and vegetarian options are available. The enclosed courtyard makes a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon, while the paved walking paths help seniors stay active. The facility has a chapel, a movie theater and a full-service salon, and Wi-Fi is available in all common areas. 

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Features
  • Daily activities include fitness, meditation and art classes
  • Transportation to local shops and appointments

Atria Valley View

Atria Valley View is an assisted living community located just minutes from the John Muir Health Outpatient Center, as well as banks and shops. Wooded walking paths provide plenty of space to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, while the movie theater makes a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. Regular barbecues are held at the outdoor grill, complete with patio seating and a cozy outdoor fireplace. To ensure seniors can always contact the 24-hour staff, each resident has a wearable medical alert pendant. 

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Sunrise of Walnut Creek

Offering easy access to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Sunrise of Walnut Creek is an assisted living community where seniors are encouraged to explore their hobbies and interests. Daily activities include scheduled group outings, resident-sponsored clubs and exercise classes, and holidays are always celebrated with special meals and treats. Families are kept updated through regular educational programs and meetings, and staff are always available to provide comfort and support.

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Features
  • Homemade meals made from scratch and pureed diet options
  • Landscaped gardens and patio

The Kensington

Located just a few blocks from the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Center train station, The Kensington is a luxurious, full-service assisted living community. Bordering Walnut Creek's Iron Trail, this facility is ideal for discerning seniors who want to stay active. It has a private putting green, a spacious library, a media room and lush, landscaped grounds, complete with fountains, walking paths and seating areas. Every studio, one and two-bedroom suite is equipped with a kitchenette, individual climate controls and a private bathroom. 

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