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CITY Walnut creek
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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Ranked among the top 10 cities in the country to retire, Walnut Creek offers a peaceful lifestyle with close proximity to the amenities of San Francisco. The cost of living is higher than the national average, however, California has programs available to seniors to help reduce the cost, such as nutrition programs and financial aid. Due to Walnut Creek’s proximity to San Francisco, the average monthly assisted living cost of $6,319 is the same in both cities.

The state of California taxes retirement incomes such as pensions and IRA’s at one of the highest rates in the country. However, Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation. 

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

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that the average cost of assisted living care in Walnut Creek is $6,319 per month. This is $1,069 more than the California average and $1,819 higher than the national average. The cost of care in Los Angeles equals the state average and in San Diego, the cost of care is around $5,475. At $6,000, San Jose is one of the least affordable cities, but at $5,225, Sacramento is one of the most affordable. 

  • Walnut Creek: $6,319
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Los Angeles: $5,250
  • San Diego: $5,475
  • Sacramento: $5,225
  • San Jose: $6,000

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Walnut Creek, CA

At $1,950, adult day health care is the cheapest option for seniors only requiring daytime assistance. While assisted living care costs $6,319 per month, in-home care costs slightly more at $6,864 per month and home health care costs $7,150. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs seniors around $11,566 per month and for a private room the average cost is $14,068.

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

Sunrise of Walnut Creek

Taking a holistic approach to senior care, Sunrise of Walnut Creek is considered one of the area's top facilities for its focus on serving each residents' unique needs with personalized care plans and highly trained staff members. Residents are surrounded with arts and culture with attractions such as the California Symphony and Lesher Center for the Arts nearby. The community also provides easy access to top medical facilities. Daily activities are organized to support residents' physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual needs, and delicious meals are served three times every day in the elegant dining room.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry services
  • Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day

Atria Walnut Creek

At Atria Walnut Creek, seniors can enjoy an active lifestyle with the peace of mind of trained caregivers on-site to provide discreet support whenever it's needed. What sets this community apart is its robust monthly activity calendar that's packed with over 200 opportunities for fitness, fun and personal growth. Residents have access to an on-site fitness center, movie theater, cocktail lounge and library. The campus is beautifully landscaped with courtyards, walking paths and a patio area where residents can sit and enjoy picturesque views of views of Mount Diablo.

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  • Activities include yoga classes, pet therapy sessions and regular off-site outings
  • Full-service salon and spa offering styling, manicure and pedicure services

Atria Valley View

Nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, Atria Valley View offers a welcoming environment for active seniors to enjoy a fulfilling retirement. Seniors can feel close to nature with beautiful views of the Tice Valley, wooded walking paths and inviting outdoor spaces. The community is recognized as a top facility for its innovative design, eco-friendly features and green practices. Residents benefit from an array of on-site amenities including a full-service salon and spa, movie theater, fitness center and outdoor grill. A full-time concierge is available to schedule appointments and arrange transportation, and the community is conveniently located nearby banks, shopping and medical facilities.

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  • Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events
  • Pet-friendly environment

The Kensington

Surrounded by arts and culture, The Kensington offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement. Residents are just minutes from the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center and California Symphony, and the community hosts regular outings to shopping, restaurants and attractions in the area. The community's on-site amenities are designed for seniors' comfort and enjoyment. Residents can catch a flick in the media room, embrace their creative side in the art studio, grab a book from the library or practice their swing on the putting green. The community's grounds are beautifully landscaped with bubbling fountains, walking paths and an outdoor seating area.

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  • Three freshly prepared meals with daily specials
  • Thoughtfully-designed studio, one- and two-bedroom residences

Tiffany Court of Walnut Creek

Tiffany Court of Walnut Creek strives to create a homelike atmosphere with elegant furnishings and upscale amenities. Seniors enjoy access to a library, computer lounge, gardens, walking paths and a full-service beauty salon. To simplify daily life, the community offers housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to appointments and restaurant-style meals. Well-trained staff members work closely with each resident to ensure they get the level of support they need. To keep residents active and engaged, the community offers a full range of social and educational activities, including exercise classes, movie nights, resident clubs, pet therapy and happy hours.

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Byron Park

Since 1991, Byron Park has been providing quality care services to seniors in Walnut Creek. It's seen as one of the area's top facilities for its resort-like amenities, elevated dining and beautiful outdoor spaces where residents can relax and enjoy the California sunshine. The entire community wraps around an expansive courtyard that features a shaded patio, greenhouse and heated swimming pool. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals every day along with Sunday brunches, monthly birthday dinners and holiday dinners. A variety of different floor plans are available, and the community is pet-friendly so residents' can enjoy the company of their furry friends.

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  • Educational events, social activities and weekly outings
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill

At Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill, the goal to cultivate an atmosphere that supports seniors' unique needs and elevates their retirement experience. We've included it in this top 10 list for its innovative signature programs that encourage healthy living and overall well-being. Its Personal Expressions program includes activities, events, clubs, support groups, outings and volunteer opportunities tailored to residents' interests and abilities. A complimentary transportation service is available to take seniors out for errands, to medical appointments and to local attractions. With respect to residents' daily schedules, the community offers all-day dining, and the Carlton Cafe is open 24 hours a day.

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Oakmont of Montecito

Set in the beautiful community of Concord, Oakmont of Montecito offers a lush campus with beautiful views and access to top destinations for shopping, fine dining and entertainment. With its vibrant social calendar, residents have daily opportunities for personal fulfillment, growth and enrichment. A wide range of options are provided to suit seniors of different interests, including yoga, dance, craft projects, on-site workshops and local excursions. Residents are served fresh daily meals made with local, seasonal ingredients in the restaurant-style dining room. A private dining room is also available for family gatherings. 

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  • Spacious apartments featuring nine-foot ceilings, elegant finishings and private balconies
  • Amenities include a spa, private movie theater, swimming pool and art studio

Atria Park of Lafayette

At Atria Park of Lafayette, residents can enjoy all the comforts of home with hassles such as housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation taken care of. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to provide assistance with daily tasks. Each day, residents have a full calendar of education, social and cultural opportunities designed to keep them actively engaged in the community. Residents can begin their day with a meditation class, spend the afternoon gardening, join friends for a drink at happy hour or simply relax in the fountain courtyard and enjoy panoramic views of Mount Diablo.

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  • Life Guidance memory care program for seniors with dementia
  • On-site massage therapy

Sunrise of Danville

Tucked away in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Sunrise of Danville is set on beautiful grounds with a courtyard, garden and fountain. The boutique-style community is included in this list for its beautiful environment, vibrant lifestyle and holistic approach to senior care. Residents are encouraged to maintain a sense of independence and are free to fill their days however they choose, whether that's joining the Lunch Bunch on their weekly outings to local restaurants, taking part in a group fitness class or enjoying a book from the library. The community also has a resident cat and dog to keep residents company.

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  • Secure patio and walking paths
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed nurse