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CITY San leandro
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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The Bay Area city of San Leandro has a high overall cost of living that’s roughly 10% higher than the state median. This is primarily due to the city’s expensive housing, though residents also generally pay more for groceries and transportation costs. For older adults who need help with daily living activities, assisted living may be a financially viable alternative to living alone. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living rates in this region average $6,319 per month, which is economical compared to other long-term care options in the region. Seniors may apply for programs such as the Assisted Living Waiver to get help with long-term care costs.

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

Because San Leandro is in the San Francisco metropolitan area, local care expenses reflect regional norms, with assisted living facilities charging an estimated $6,319 per month for care. Santa Rosa is one of the only surveyed cities with higher recorded monthly rates, with facilities charging $7,048 per care, about $700 more than San Leandro. In Santa Cruz, rates are $800 cheaper than San Leandro at $5,550 per month, while in Vallejo, they’re $1,400 less.

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

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

Assisted living is $6,319 per month in San Leandro, making this long-term care option affordable compared to most alternatives. Seniors who obtain care at home pay $6,864 for in-home care and $7,150 for home health care, and those in nursing homes pay from $11,566 to $14,068 per month, depending on room type. Adult day health care is considerably cheaper than assisted living at $1,950 per month.

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

Waters Edge Lodge

Seniors seeking a friendly assisted living community located in a quiet, peaceful waterfront setting will feel right at home at Waters Edge Lodge. Situated along the shore of Harbor Bay, this 100-apartment community features courtyard patios, an in-house cafe serving freshly-baked snacks and easy access to nearby shops and services. Pets are welcome, and many apartments are equipped with private balconies. 

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  • Beauty salon
  • Activities include happy hour, card clubs and exercise classes

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro is a modern, purpose-built senior living community that features a wide array of daily events designed to keep seniors active. Each private suite is equipped with either a low-barrier bathtub or a roll-in shower, individual climate controls and plenty of en suite storage. Friendly, caring staff are always on-site, and residents can call for assistance at any time using the in-house emergency call system. Nutritious meals are served restaurant-style, and light snacks and beverages are always available at the 24-hour Carlton Cafe. 

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Marymount Villa

Gracious and well-appointed, Marymount Villa provides seniors with a comfortable place to spend their retirement years. Located within an easy walk from a BART/AC transit stop, residents here have wearable medical alert pendants that connect with on-site staff. Transportation to local appointments is included, and the community's vibrant social program includes regular day trips to local attractions, special celebration meals and daily card games. 

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  • Three meals daily plus unlimited snacks
  • 1.5 miles from the San Leandro hospital

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

Located in the desirable Highland Park neighborhood, Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights provides a complete range of senior living services, including assisted living. Cozy cottage-style accommodations are designed to look and feel like a family home, and the entire campus is connected with paved, level walkways. Amenities include plenty of seating throughout the outdoor areas, as well as a library and a gift shop. Pet therapy is available, and daily activities include tai chi classes and trips to local wineries, restaurants and museums. 

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  • Small dogs and cats welcome with approval
  • Individual heating and air conditioning in each apartment

Sunrise of Danville

Sunrise of Danville is a boutique-style assisted living and memory care community located close to many of the area's top hospitals, including John Muir Health and Kaiser Walnut Creek. Residents can spend their days exploring new interests and pursuing favorite hobbies in the arts and crafts studio, strolling along the paved paths and relaxing with Hansen and Hazel, the community dog and cat. The parlor features a grand piano and fireplace, and a private dining room is available for family gatherings.

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Sunrise of Oakland Hills

Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood overlooking San Francisco Bay, Sunrise of Oakland Hills is just minutes from world-class health care facilities, including Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. This mansion-style property features stunning outdoor spaces, private suites with kitchenettes and a bright, updated bistro. Many of the suites have water views, and the neighboring parks and green spaces are filled with walking paths and gardens. 

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Atria Valley View

Situated just steps from John Muir Health, Atria Valley View is a LEED-certified, eco-friendly assisted living community. Seniors can relax on the overlook deck perched high above the Tice Valley, catch a movie in the theater and enjoy afternoon drinks in the comfortable lounge. Wooded walking paths connect to the front door, and each apartment features a balcony or patio, kitchenette and individual climate controls. Meals are freshly prepared on-site using local ingredients, and vegetarian options are available. 

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Pacifica Senior Living Union City

Pacifica Senior Living Union City is a resort-style boutique senior living community that offers seniors a wide variety of social and recreational programs and amenities. Located just steps from the Union Landing Shopping Center, Ruggieri Senior Center and Union City Library, residents here can enjoy an active retirement lifestyle. Pets are welcome in select apartments, and therapy dogs are regular visitors. Plenty of amenities are available, including a therapeutic spa and hot tub, a cozy fireside living room and spacious, relaxing outdoor gardens and seating areas. 

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  • Library with computer stations
  • Escorted day trips to local shops and attractions

Casa Sandoval Senior Living

Casa Sandoval Senior Living is a supportive, friendly community with dedicated assisted living neighborhoods. Individual care plans are coordinated by dedicated care managers who work to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident. Caring staff are always available to offer support and assistance, and families are encouraged to drop by anytime. Activities include daily exercise classes, games and crafts, and special events, such as birthdays, are celebrated with plenty of homemade food.

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The Point at Rockridge

The Point at Rockridge is a comfortable senior living community that features top-tier amenities combined with a caring, supportive staff team. The studio and one-bedroom apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, private wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and private balconies, along with an emergency call system. Seniors can stay active in the fitness room, visit the in-house beauty salon and join exercise classes, music groups and card games in the multipurpose rooms. The sixth-floor lounge offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais, while the landscaped courtyard is a great place to relax on a sunny afternoon. 

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