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CITY San jose
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Page Reviewed / Updated – Feb. 28, 2024

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San Jose may not be on many lists of affordable places to retire in the U.S., but it does have a couple of bright spots for retirees who want to save on expenses. Although the overall cost of living in San Jose is substantially higher than both the national and California averages, residents of the city nonetheless pay only a fraction of a percentage point more for health care than the national average. Utility costs are less expensive in San Jose than both the national and California averages, thanks to the South Bay’s nearly ideal weather. Assisted living in San Jose averages $6,556 per month, which is higher than both the state and the national average.

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

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the monthly cost of assisted living families in San Jose is $6,556, which is $1,639 higher than the national average of $4,917 and $819 higher than the California average of $5,737. Within California, residents of Santa Rosa pay the most at an average of $7,702, while their inland counterparts in Stockton pay the lowest costs at $3,987. In the south, San Diego residents of assisted living facilities pay an average of $5,983, while costs average $4,863 in the northern part of the state in Redding. 

  • San Jose: $6,556
  • California: $5,737
  • United States: $4,917
  • Santa Rosa: $7,702
  • Stockton: $3,987
  • San Diego: $5,983
  • Redding: $4,863

The Cost of Other Types of Care in San Jose, CA

Assisted living is among the more cost-effective senior care options in San Jose. In-home care, which provides housekeeping, transportation and other nonclinical services, and home health care, which provides some clinical services in the client’s home, both average $7,102 per month. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $1,820, while nursing home residents have the highest costs at $11,863 for a semiprivate room and $15,589 for a private room.

  • In-Home Care: $7,102
  • Home Health Care: $7,102
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,820
  • Assisted Living Facility: $6,000
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $11,863
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $15,589

Belmont Village San Jose

Belmont Village San Jose is conveniently located near U.S. Interstate 280 and next door to Santana Row, San Jose's premier destination for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. Its Mission-style architecture provides a perfect complement to the area's Mediterranean climate, and residents get plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the facility's spacious and secure outdoor areas. An active resident council provides management with input on food, activities, outings and other aspects of community living. Activities include book clubs, tai chi, Wii sports and educational lectures. Small pets are welcome here. Floor plans include studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites. 

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Brookdale San Jose

Brookdale San Jose is a pet-friendly facility with one- and two-bedroom apartments. Companion suites are also available. Health services include medication management, physical therapy and an on-site nurse. The restaurant-style dining room offers shared meals, and residents can also choose to order room service or prepare something in their in-room kitchens. There is a private dining room that residents can use for celebrations with friends and family. Other features include a library, computer room, fitness room and garden and patio areas. 

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Atria Evergreen Valley

Situated just east of downtown San Jose, Atria Evergreen Valley has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The living room is equipped with a fireplace, and the events room has a large screen TV. An on-site beauty salon and barbershop helps residents stay well-groomed, and scheduled social hours, group outings, crafting workshops and live entertainment provide opportunities for residents to socialize. Pets are welcome at this facility, and the outdoor courtyard and patio spaces are welcoming and secure.

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Sunrise Villa San Jose

Sunrise Villa San Jose offers a resort-like ambiance with thoughtfully decorated and clean, spacious rooms and common areas. This is a pet-friendly community with skilled nursing services and respite care available. Accommodations include studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenettes. The dining room offers three meals per day in the communal dining room, and residents who want to host special occasion dinners with their family and friends are free to use the private dining room. 

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Oakmont of San Jose

Oakmont of San Jose provides an ideal environment for pet lovers and their furry friends. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a spacious dog park that's completely fenced in so that pets can frolic off-leash, plenty of walking trails and several comfortable outdoor seating areas. The spacious movie theater has two showings per day, and there's an on-site bistro that provides meals, snacks and beverages 24 hours per day. Residents can also prepare food and snacks in their in-room kitchenettes or enjoy a meal in the restaurant-style dining room. This community has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and residents can also opt for companion suites. 

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Atria Willow Glen

Atria Willow Glen is located several blocks from downtown San Jose, making it convenient for those who enjoy shopping, dining and otherwise spending time in vibrant urban environments. Courtyards, koi ponds and lush landscaping provide a pleasant outdoor living space for relaxing, picnicking or simply sitting quietly and soaking in the natural beauty. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available at this pet-friendly facility. The restaurant-style dining room accommodates ethnic and vegetarian food preferences, and guests can also grab a bite or a beverage at the Anytime Cafe, which is open 24 hours per day.

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Carlton Senior Living San Jose

This pet-friendly facility is renowned for its richly appointed common areas, which include a walk-around aquarium in the lobby, stage for entertainers and a grand piano in the communal living room. Apartment sizes range from studios up to two-bedrooms, and companion suites are also available. Overnight guests are welcome here. On-site amenities include a library, a general store, a coffee shop, a beauty salon and barbershop and a designated party space. Food from the restaurant-style dining room is available at any time.

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Lincoln Glen Manor

Housing options at this pet-friendly senior community include studio, one-bedroom apartments and cottages. All units are equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes, Wi-Fi and cable. There is an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, a library, a computer room and a designated party space. Staff can shop for residents each Monday if provided with a shopping list, and resident transportation to local venues is also available. Residents have access to weekly laundry, linen and housekeeping services as well as to coin-operated washing machines and dryers. 

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Villa Fontana

Residents of Villa Fontana enjoy a 24-hour bistro, a restaurant-style dining room that serves three meals per day, an on-site ice cream parlor and room service. This facility does not accept pets, and all apartments and common areas have wall-to-wall carpeting. There is a beauty salon, a library, several hobby areas and a peaceful courtyard on the property. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom apartments.

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  • Weekly communion service and church transportation
  • On-site ice cream parlor

Golden Heritage Senior Living

Golden Heritage Senior Living provides a living environment, menu, activities and events with Asian culture in mind. Rooms are elegantly furnished with individual temperature controls, oversized bathrooms and basic cable and telephone services. There are library and computer rooms on each floor, and there is an on-site salon, a chapel with Sunday services and a wellness room on the main floor. The courtyard provides a pleasant outdoor setting where residents and their guests can relax, and a private dining room is available for hosting visiting guests and personal celebrations. 

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  • Multilingual staff speaks major Chinese dialects
  • Scheduled wellness checks