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CITY Sunnyvale
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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As is typical of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sunnyvale has a high cost of living. Overall, living expenses in this city are twice the state median and three times higher than the national average. Housing prices are particularly high, with the median home value coming in seven times over the national value. For older adults seeking financial sustainability throughout retirement, assisted living may be a solution to changing care needs. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports that seniors in the Sunnyvale region pay $6,319 for assisted living, which is high but not proportionately so compared to state and national rates. Older adults who need help with monthly care expenses may qualify for the Assisted Living Waiver.

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

In Sunnyvale, assisted living facilities charge $6,319 per month for services. State and national averages are considerably lower at $5,250 and $4,500, respectively. Seniors may save money by living in nearby cities such as Santa Cruz, where rates are nearly $800 lower, or in Modesto, where fees are more than $2,000 lower at $4,000 per month. In Stockton, care costs are nearly $2,700 lower than in Sunnyvale at $3,649.

  • Sunnyvale: $6,319 
  • California: $5,250 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Santa Cruz: $5,550 
  • Stockton: $3,649 
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048 
  • Modesto: $4,000 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Sunnyvale, CA

Assisted living in Sunnyvale costs $6,319 per month, which is about half the cost of nursing home care, which averages $11,566 for shared rooms and $14,068 for private. Residential care is also an affordable alternative to home-based care, which costs $6,864 for in-home care and $7,150 for home health care. Adult day health care, which provides services in a daytime community setting, is about $4,400 less 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 Sunnyvale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Francisco, was used instead. 

Atria Sunnyvale

Atria Sunnyvale is an upscale senior living community located across the street from the Sunnyvale Community Center Park. The luxury facility features independent living, memory care and assisted living apartments and offers a carefully manicured courtyard and stunning community areas including a banquet room and ornate lobby. Assisted living residents are assisted with their daily activities and are assigned apartments with kitchenettes, walk-in showers and walk-in closets. Most also have a balcony or patio allowing residents to enjoy fresh air from the privacy of their homes. During the day seniors can be found catching a film at the on-site movie theater, enjoying happy hour with friends in the cocktail lounge or getting a manicure at the salon. We included the Atria Sunnyvale on our list for its great atmosphere. 

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Belmont Village Sunnyvale

Situated off El Camino Real near a handful of restaurants, the Belmont Village Senior Living Sunnyvale offers hotel-like apartments and amenities paired with individual care plans and housekeeping services. Assisted living residents have access to staff 24/7 along with a licensed nurse and receive help with activities of daily living and medication management. Throughout the day seniors can be found enjoying a coffee at the bistro, walking their pets through the landscaped courtyard or getting a haircut at the on-site salon. 

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Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Just a few blocks away from El Camino Real, the Sunrise of Sunnyvale is an elegant assisted living facility that offers seniors individualized care plans and a handful of amenities. All residents enjoy three daily meals, weekly housekeeping and laundry, maintenance and regular family meetings and regularly scheduled outings. Seniors can be spotted relaxing in the sunroom, basking in the sun at the rooftop, enjoying coffee with friends at the bistro or relaxing in the library. We included the Sunrise of Sunnyvale on our list for its modern and sleek accommodations along with its convenient location. 

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Belmont Village San Jose

Belmont Village Senior Living San Jose is an elegant assisted living and memory care statute conveniently near the junction of Interstates 880 and 280 next door to a major shopping plaza and just down the street from the Frank. M. Santana Park. Assisted living residents receive individualized care plans so that couples with different needs can stay together, medication management, housekeeping services and access to a licensed nurse. Throughout the day seniors can be spotted in the fitness center, taking advantage of scheduled transportation, shopping for daily treats at the general stores or enjoying the sunshine on the garden patio. We placed Belmont Village Senior Living San Jose on our list for its upscale amenities and central location. 

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Pacific Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Support

Situated in a residential neighborhood directly off the Lawrence Expressway, Pacific Gardens is an assisted living and memory care community that prides itself on offering residents an environment that feels like home. Assisted living residents receive assistance with daily activities of living via personalized care plans that identify where gaps exist, housekeeping and laundry services, access to staff members 24/7, three daily chef-prepared meals and medication management. Residents can be spotted sipping tea in the courtyard, talking with family members on Skype from the computer room or getting their hair done at the on-site salon. 

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BridgePoint at Los Altos

Nestled into a cove of citrus trees right off El Camino Real, BridgePoint at Los Altos is an assisted and independent living facility that offers supportive living accommodations to seniors within close proximity to downtown. BridgePoint at Los Altos prides itself on offering choices to its seniors, which is why it offers several levels of assisted living so that residents receive only the care they need. Customized care plans can include assistance with daily activities, health care coordination and medication management. Gourmet dining options are available for seniors daily along with special refreshments and treats throughout the day.

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  • Regular guest speakers from Foothill Community College
  • Transportation provided within a 5-mile radius

Oakmont of San Jose

Located near the junction of Interstate 280 and 80 just minutes from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the Oakmont of San Jose is a luxury assisted living and memory care community. From the open layout to ornate high ceilings and spacious community spaces, the Oakmont offers seniors a slice of finer living as they age. Assisted living residents have access to caregivers 24/7 and receive personalized care services based on their individual level of independence that can include diabetes management, health care coordination, assistance with daily activities, medication management and incontinence management. We placed the Oakmont of San Jose on our list for its upscale amenities, which include day spa services, gourmet dining, a wellness center and manicured gardens lined with walking paths.

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Saratoga Retirement Community

The Saratoga Retirement Community is a senior living facility that offers resort-like amenities and accommodations within a stately Mediterranean styled complex. The impressive facility features multiple floor plans suited for every occupant. Each modern apartment is spacious with a kitchen or kitchenette and private balconies. Assisted living residents enjoy assistance with daily activities as well as housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Seniors find it easy to stay active and engaged at Saratoga Retirement Community due to a wide array of daily activities, which is why we included it on our top 10 list. On a normal day, residents can be found in the woodworking shop crafting a gift, visiting the private wine tasting room with friends, doing water aerobics in the indoor pool or enjoying the many on-site dining options. 

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Sunrise of Palo Alto

Located across the street from the Mayfield Soccer Complex next to a Chipotle and a bus stop, the Sunrise of Palo Alto offers seniors a walkable city apartment to call home. The upscale facility offers assisted living and memory care accommodations in an upscale building with several common areas including a cozy library, movie room, rooftop terrace and spacious lobby. All residents enjoy restaurant-style dining and snacks throughout the day. Assisted living residents have access to staff around the clock, receive help with daily activities as needed, receive wellness checks monthly and indulge in maintenance-free living. 

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Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

Tucked into a residential neighborhood next door to the Los Gatos Creek Trail trailhead just a block away from St. Elizabeth Park, Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen offers assisted living, independent living and memory care residents a quiet and elegant facility to call home. The facility features spacious common areas with high ceilings creating an airy atmosphere that encourages socialization. Popular hangouts for active seniors include the fully equipped gym, pool table, a cozy library, vast outdoor courtyards and fireside social area. Friendly team members are always available to help assisted living residents with the activities of daily living, medications, mealtimes and perform safety checks if deemed appropriate. 

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  • Underground parking 
  • Daily chef-prepared meals served in a restaurant-style dining hall