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CITY Pleasanton
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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Pleasanton is an upscale community with an overall cost of living that’s considerably higher than state and national averages. Housing costs are especially high at about five times the national median, but moving to assisted living may be a budget-friendly option for seniors who want to maintain their standard of living throughout their retirement years. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in Pleasanton charge $6,319 for housing and care. This exceeds state and national averages, but seniors who need help with affording their care may be eligible for the Supplemental Security Income or the Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver, which pays for services in participating communities.

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

In Pleasanton, which is situated in the San Francisco region, assisted living residents pay $6,319 for care. This is over $1,000 higher than the state median of $5,250 and about $1,800 higher than the national average. In Napa, care costs are comparable at $6,300, and in Santa Rosa, fees are about $700 higher at $7,048. Seniors can save money by obtaining care in Santa Cruz or Vallejo, where costs range from $800 to $1,370 less than in Pleasanton.

  • Pleasanton: $6,319 
  • California: $5,250 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Santa Cruz: $5,550 
  • Napa: $6,300 
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048 
  • Vallejo: $4,950 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Pleasanton, CA 

Assisted living facilities in Pleasanton charge $6,319 for monthly services. This is comparable to in-home and home health care costs, which come in at $6,864 and $7,150, respectively, but it’s high compared to adult day health care rates of $1,950 per month. For seniors who need a higher level of care, nursing home rates are about double the cost of assisted living, with seniors paying between $11,566 and $14,068 on average.

  • 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 Pleasanton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead. 

The Parkview

The Parkview is an upscale senior community that offers assisted living residents access to 24/7 staff members so they can safely flourish and enjoy their senior years. The cozy facility allows residents to choose between studio, one or two-bedroom apartments and features a sleek interior courtyard perfect for relaxing in on warm summer days. All rooms feature a kitchenette or residents can choose to enjoy three chef-prepared meals a day in the community dining room. A private dining room is available for special occasions and scheduled transportation is available. An on-site beautician makes personal maintenance simple and staff is ready to assist with any activities of daily living as well as housekeeping and linens.

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Sunrise of Pleasanton

Sunrise of Pleasanton is a luxury senior living community located close enough to San Francisco to offer big-city amenities while separated enough to retain the small-town charm Pleasanton is renowned for. The sleek and modern decor of common areas resembles a resort more than a senior living community and invites residents to socialize outside their apartments. Open-air terrace space and a landscaped courtyard are excellent places to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends and home-cooked meals are provided for residents three times a day in the community dining area. We included Sunrise of Pleasanton on our list for its crisp eco-friendly design and luxury furnishings. 

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  • Caregivers and skilled nursing available 24/7 
  • Monthly wellness visits for all residents

Cogir of Fremont Senior Living

Situated across the street from the Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Cogir of Fremont Senior Living is a sleek and luxurious assisted living community. The facility offers a variety of levels of care allowing seniors to age in place in cozy surroundings among caretakers they trust. Assisted living residents have access to 24/7 assistance for help with the activities of daily living, mobility, medication and dining. All-day chef-prepared dining is offered in the community dining area so residents can make their own schedule. During the day seniors can be spotted gardening in the courtyard, exercising in the indoor pool or chatting with family by the fireplace.

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Carlton Senior Living Fremont

Within walkable distance of several major stores including Target and Sprouts, Carlton Senior Living Fremont is an upscale senior living facility that offers a resort-like experience. The elegant common areas invite seniors to socialize while the sleek and spacious apartments make entertaining friends and family privately an option as well. Seniors at the Carlton enjoy dining in the community dining area and access to a host of activities. Residents enjoy snacking at the juice bar, grabbing treats from the sundries, meeting for a drink in the lounge or basking in the sun in the large lush interior courtyard. We included Carlton Senior Living Fremont on our list for the excellent quality of life it provides residents.

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  • Regular family conferences
  • Located within five minutes of both Fremont Center and Kaiser Permanente Fremont hospitals

Pacifica Senior Living Union City

Pacifica Senior Living Union City works hard to create a luxury environment for seniors to safely age within. The opulent facility features crisp and modern decor suited to seniors’ needs and provides all assisted living residents with medication management, health care coordination, escorts as needed and assistance with the activities of daily living. Residents are welcome to bring their pets who make great companions out on the outdoor garden pathways. In addition, seniors stay occupied chatting over ice cream at the on-site parlor, playing board games by the fireplace and catching a film in the movie theater. 

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Brookdale San Ramon

Situated on a green oasis of land just a few minutes away from the Mill Creek Hollow park, Brookdale San Ramon is an assisted living community that offers seniors just enough assistance that they can live meaningful lives surrounded by friends. The facility features an extensive courtyard and garden area that welcomes seniors with pets to enjoy the air and get a walk in with their furry friends. Residents can also settle into the quiet library with a book, grab a quick bite at the bistro cafe or enjoy a film with friends at the on-site movie theater. We included Brookdale San Ramon on our list for its amenities and modern decor.

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Sunrise Villa San Ramon

Sunrise Villa San Ramon is an upscale senior living community that offers assisted living apartments to seniors in need of assistance with the activities of daily living or mobility to maintain their independence. Studio one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available to residents at the ground-floor complex all of which offer kitchenettes. Residents also have the choice of indulging in three daily chef-prepared meals that make life simple. Throughout the day residents can be found working out in the fitness center, shooting a game of pool in the billiard room or strolling through the beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyard. 

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Lincoln Villa

Located just off Washington Boulevard near a handful of shops and restaurants, Lincoln Retirement Villa is a senior retirement community with the goal of providing leveled care to seniors in need. Assisted living residents receive help with the activities of daily living, laundry and housekeeping services. Monthly wellness visits are conducted by licensed nurses to help keep individualized care plans accurate and beneficial to each resident. The facility features a courtyard complete with a foundation that encourages residents to get fresh air and walk daily.

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Elegance at Dublin

Overlooking Donlan Point and the Castro Valley Mountain Range, the Elegance at Dublin is a modern, upscale senior living community that offers a luxury lifestyle to aging community members. Accessible via the BART, seniors can easily access scenic area parks, high-end restaurants and local shops from the Elegance. Residents can choose a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment complete with balcony or patio at this multi-level facility. The luxury facility features a host of resort-like amenities including a spa and salon, an on-site bistro for snacks and coffee, gourmet meals in the dining area, a fitness center, a dog park and a movie theater. We included the Elegance at Dublin on our list because of the decadent lifestyle it offers residents.

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Heritage Estates

Located next to Trader Joe’s in Livermore, Heritage Estates offers personalized care to seniors with the intent of helping them remain independent for as long as possible. Assisted living residents have access to staff around the clock and family members can take advantage of the open-door policy at the upscale facility. In addition to three chef-prepared meals a day, assisted living residents receive regular health maintenance visits, care coordination and medication assistance if needed. The vibrant community offers a robust daily activities schedule, fitness classes and day trips into the surrounding community. 

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