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Located in the Tri-City area in Northern California and about half-an-hour south of San Francisco, Newark is a bustling city characterized by growth and prosperity. However, despite the fact that it is next door to many high-tech hubs and home to many commercial and retail businesses, Newark has managed to hold onto the small, downhome charm of its past. The combination of modern conveniences and charisma make it an ideal place in which to retire.

With over 50 local assisted living communities from which to choose, you are sure to find the ideal community for your aging loved one in Newark. As North America's largest senior referral service, A Place For Mom is prepared to help you address your biggest concerns — which may include costs, services and timing — and narrow down your options.

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Senior housing types near Newark, CA

  • Flintwood Care Home

    36614 Flintwood Drive, Newark, CA 94560
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    Flintwood Care Home is a small, locally operated residential care home located in Newark, one of the Tri-Cities in in Alameda County, CA. Newark is on the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, and is a quiet suburb where our residents love the friendly locals and beautiful parks and amenities. This...

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  • Saint Joseph Senior Care

    6437 Daphne Ct., Newark, CA 94560
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    Saint Joseph Senior Care is an assisted living and nursing facility. We opened our doors in 1996 to serve the need of Woodbridge, New Jersey. Our mission is to provide compassionate and quality care to our residents. The sisters of Saint Joseph's senior care were directed by the founder Blessed...

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  • Aegis Gardens - An Asian Community

    Aegis Gardens - An Asian Community

    36281 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536
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    At Aegis Gardens in Fremont, California, our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do. Our retirement community is designed to be warm and inviting with thoughtfully-designed architecture and interiors, exceptional menus, enticing activities, and caring Chinese-speaking staff. This...

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  • Aegis of Fremont

    Aegis of Fremont

    3850 Walnut Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
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    Nestled in the beautiful tri-city valley, Aegis of Fremont is a new, luxuriously appointed assisted living community. Our building is designed on a smaller scale so it is more homelike and promotes socializing between staff and residents. With such amenities as aromatherapy, massage, a full service...

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  • Fremont Retirement Community

    Fremont Retirement Community

    2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA 94536
    (32)
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    Fremont Retirement Community is an independent and assisted living community in Fremont, California. Our luxurious and active community is ideally situated in a residential area of the city, giving residents all the comforts of a small town near the amenities of a large city. Residents enjoy our...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Union City

    Pacifica Senior Living Union City

    33883 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587
    (166)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pacifica Senior Living Union City is an assisted living senior community that is located in Union City, California. What makes our community unique is its program that is designed to enrich the body, mind, and soul. For the mind, Pacifica Senior Living Union City offers services such as educational...

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  • St. Therese Care Home II

    St. Therese Care Home II

    2640 Mallard Court, Union City, CA 94587
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    Our HOME is located in quiet residential area. We are STATE-Licensed residential care home for the elderly with accommodations for six residents,  ambulatory and non-ambulatory. Our HOME is elegantly decorated. We provide private and semi-private, beautifully furnished rooms. We have nice...

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  • Fremont Hills

    Fremont Hills

    35490 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Fremont Hills Assisted Living. We are proud to be Fremont's premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Fremont Hills Assisted Living is where residents can enjoy life and their families can have peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are being cared for with dignity and...

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  • Mt. Zion Home For The Elderly

    Mt. Zion Home For The Elderly

    32655 Almaden Blvd, Union City, CA 94587
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    DESCRIPTION Mt. Zion Home for the elderly is a private pay six (6) bed residential care facility for sixty (60) years old and above residents who may have non-ambulatory/ambulatory status. This facility was founded on December 12, 2011 by Restituto and Gertrudes Sabadera. The latter is an active...

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  • Acacia Creek

    34400 Mission Boulevard, Union City, CA 94587
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Acacia Creek is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Community (CCRC) located on the beautiful 305-acre site of the Masonic Home in Union City, and offers a truly rewarding retirement lifestyle - one that is filled with friendship and fun. One that is filled with with vitality, excitement, security and...

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  • Williams Family Care Home

    674 Gleneagle Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544
    (2)
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    Residential Care living with a personal touch, providing supervision, security and assistance with the goal of enhancing quality of life. Our cozy setting and personable staff promote socialization as well as independence, while being treated with dignity and respect so residents can truly enjoy...

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  • Silver Oaks

    Silver Oaks

    16 Coleman Place, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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    We are family owned and managed offering care home accommodations in the San Francisco peninsula area for seniors in need of living assistance. In specific homes we have the ability to care for seniors with special needs such as dementia, Alzheimer's, immobility, incontinence and other special...

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  • Palo Alto Commons

    Palo Alto Commons

    4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Palo Alto Commons is family owned and has been operating since 1990. Providing premier assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and exclusive, specialized higher levels of care in a lovely, residential setting. A month to month rental structure allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Our...

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  • Sunrise of Palo Alto

    Sunrise of Palo Alto

    2701 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (10)
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    About Sunrise of Palo Alto Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in Palo Alto, CA. Near Stanford hospitals and clinics, as well as Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Easy access to Stanford University, theatres, and Palo Alto Art Center; walking distance to shopping and dining on...

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  • St. Mary's Residential Care Home II

    St. Mary's Residential Care Home II

    1265 Socorro Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    (4)
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    St. Mary's Residential Care Home II is committed to maintain and preserve the privacy, dignity, and independence of our residents by offering the highest quality of life, services and health care in warm friendly environment. It's a place like your own home in accordance with the residents needs...

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  • Vi at Palo Alto

    Vi at Palo Alto

    620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...

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  • BridgePoint at Los Altos

    BridgePoint at Los Altos

    1174 Los Altos Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service month-to-month rental retirement community offering independent and assisted living. Conveniently located just one block from El Camino Real on Los Altos Avenue, and just minutes from Interstates 101 and 280, BridgePoint at Los Altos is just two miles from...

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  • Blossom Garden Senior Home

    Blossom Garden Senior Home

    21307 Western Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Blossom Garden Senior Home is a senior care home located in the large city of Hayward, CA and in Alameda County. Hayward is located on the eastern bay sub region of the beautiful San Francisco Bay, offering much to do along the coastline. The Blossom Garden Senior group home setting is also within...

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  • Landmark Villa

    Landmark Villa

    21000 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a...

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  • The Parkview

    100 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Parkview brings a fresh approach to assisted living and memory care in the Pleasanton area.  Discover the perfect blend...the independence you want with the assistance you need. Enjoy private apartment living, including stunning views of the surrounding hills and the convenience of the adjacent...

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  • Sunrise of Sunnyvale

    Sunrise of Sunnyvale

    633 South Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    About Sunrise of Sunnyvale Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in beautiful Sunnyvale, CA Near El Camino Hospital Rooftop garden with stunning views of the surrounding region Convenient access via Highways 85, 101, 880 and 280 Minutes from Sunnyvale Town Center, featuring Macy's and...

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  • Brookdale Redwood City

    Brookdale Redwood City

    485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
    (41)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Make the Most of Your Golden Years Our warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...

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  • East West Care

    East West Care

    1018 Clinton St., Redwood City, CA 94061
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    East West Care Redwood City II is a residential care home located in Redwood City, CA in San Mateo County and about 27 miles from San Francisco. In an area known as an old lumber port, Redwood City is now home to a lot of great tech companies like Oracle, and residents will enjoy the modern city...

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  • Villa at Castro Valley

    Villa at Castro Valley

    19960 Santa Maria Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Villa at Castro Valley has been serving seniors in the Castro Valley area for over 40 years. We offer 24 hour Assisted Living and secured Memory Care as well as short term stays/hospice care. Pricing includes meals, housekeeping, personal laundry, cable TV, transportation arrangements as well as...

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  • Sunrise of Pleasanton

    Sunrise of Pleasanton

    5700 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sunrise Senior Living is the first senior living provider to be recognized in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power, the most trusted name in market research, as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities.” Sunrise Senior Living received the highest numerical score in the J.D....

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  • Atria Sunnyvale

    Atria Sunnyvale

    175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    (38)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Atria Sunnyvale is a welcoming assisted living community in a lovely, quiet neighborhood situated close to downtown Sunnyvale, California. Residents and their families can enjoy a stroll along winding walkways or relax in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Or they may prefer to entertain friends...

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  • California Senior Care

    2454 Alvarado Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Board and Care Assisted Living facility in the Bay Area dedicated to providing quality care and comfort in a home-like environment for your loved ones.

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  • Blessing Home

    Blessing Home

    5195 Proctor Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
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    BLESSING HOME is a newly remodeled single level home located on a 10,000 SF lot in the beautiful Castro Valley. There is easy access to shopping, salons, libraries, medical and dental offices, hospitals, senior center, parks and other locations for recreational and functional activities. WHO DO WE...

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  • Woodside Care Home

    Woodside Care Home

    2155 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062
    (2)
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    We offer our residents full range of health support with individualized, affectionate and dignified care. Our staff is ready to provide personal assistance with all activities of daily living which include bathing, dressing, personal grooming, social activities and medication management. Our staff...

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  • Belmont Village Sunnyvale

    Belmont Village Sunnyvale

    1039 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The community of Belmont Village of Sunnyvale is conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The facility is situated in a prime residential area, assisted living residents have easy access to shopping, restaurants, healthcare facilities and places of...

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  • Janie's Home

    197 Flying Cloud Isle, Foster City, CA 94404
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Janie's Home sits in a quiet cul de sac in a residential setting fronting a lagoon. A wide and spacious secured deck affords seniors a tranquil view of the water that flows from the bay. It provides specially designed activities to stimulate seniors to live productive and inspiring lives. The...

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  • Always TLC

    Always TLC

    226 Sandpiper Court, Foster City, CA 94404
    (6)
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    Always TLC is located in a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood of Foster City, adjacent to a park and near neighborhood amenities such as a senior center and shopping malls. The facility is a spacious 6 bedroom home converted to accommodate 6 elderly residents, all of whom may be...

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  • Atria at Foster Square

    Atria at Foster Square

    707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The community’s central location puts older people within easy walking distance of boutiques, cafés and...

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  • Chestnut House

    Chestnut House

    590 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070
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    Assisted Living administered by a Registered Nurse. Licensed for 6 seniors 60 years and older. Ambulatory and non-ambulatory. Full care, room and board. Home cooked meals and meals on request. Open to visits of family and friends any time. Family oriented ambiance. Facility consists of two single...

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  • Welcome Home Senior Residence

    7693 Donohue Dr, Dublin, CA 94568
    (1)
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    Welcome Home Senior Residence is a corporation owned facilities.   Our goal is to provide upscale environment and professional service to the residents.  Our staffs are experienced in all levels of Dementia, etc.  We are licensed to provide care for dementia and Hospice...

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  • Emerald Home Care Facility

    Emerald Home Care Facility

    7314 Emerald Avenue, Dublin, CA 94566
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    LET our Family Care for Yours...   They Need Loving Care, You need Peace of Mind.    We provide Basic & Specialied Care Services, Companion & Homemaker Servces, Hospice & Mild Cognitive Impairment Care...  

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  • Voralto Living at Belmont

    Voralto Living at Belmont

    900 6th Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    One of the Peninsulas most centrally located communities, just steps from a Cal Train station, El Camino Real, HWY 101, Downtown Belmont and minutes up Ralston Avenue to 280; Voralto Living at Belmont is a convenient location for those seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living or families looking...

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  • Angels Golden Age Care

    Angels Golden Age Care

    8552 Briarwood Lane, Dublin, CA 94568
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Offering a caring, compassionate home for long or short term residents, Angels Golden Age Care is one of the best kept secrets to alternative living for the aged and disabled. We are a small home-like life style residential care home, that provides personal and individualized care.   

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  • Atria Hillsdale

    Atria Hillsdale

    2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
    (30)
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    For more than 20 years, Atria Hillsdale has served the families of San Mateo. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...

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  • Sunrise Villa San Ramon

    Sunrise Villa San Ramon

    9199 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Sunrise Villa San Ramon! Enjoying life at Sunrise Villa San Ramon is easy. It shows in the smiles that are everywhere. Our residents take full advantage of exciting programs and outings, enjoy wonderfully prepared meals, and have every convenience of luxury accommodations. Since our...

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  • Sunrise of Belmont

    Sunrise of Belmont

    1010 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
    (14)
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    About Sunrise of Belmont Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in Belmont, CA Near the San Mateo Medical Center Next to Carlmont Village Shopping Center Fantastic views of the San Francisco peninsula coastal hills Near a library, art center and park Sunrise of Belmont in Belmont,...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

    Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

    348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
    (109)
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    Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening. Pacifica Senior...

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  • Marymount Villa

    345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
    (27)
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    At Marymount Villa we believe everyone can find meaning and joy in life, even when they need a little help with daily living. We offer independent, assisted living, respite, hospice care, and now our newly renovated memory care unit. Marymount Villa offers a gracious setting and well-appointed...

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  • Harmony Assisted Living of San Mateo

    Harmony Assisted Living of San Mateo

    1818 Royal Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Harmony Assisted Living of San Mateo is a senior residential care home that is located in the high-tech city of San Mateo, CA and in San Mateo County. San Mateo is located near the enclave of Silicone Valley and is right on the coast of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is within walking distance to...

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  • Old Oak Golden Villa

    Old Oak Golden Villa

    970 Old Oak Road, Livermore, CA 94550
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    About Us: Old Oak Golden Villa is located in beautiful & scenic Livermore. Nestled in the serene & safe community named 'The Oaks', this 6-bed Residential Care Facility serves seniors who are 57 and above. We are proud to have 24-hour, 7 days per week, well trained, efficient and dedicated...

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  • Ambrosia Care

    Ambrosia Care

    3262 Montevideo Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ambrosia Care is a residential facility for the elderly. We are licensed for six residents. Our facility has been in operation for over ten years. We have over 50 years of combined experiences in elderly care. Every family of our residents can and will provide a reference about the quality of the...

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  • Belmont Village San Jose

    Belmont Village San Jose

    500 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128
    (45)
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    Belmont Village of San Jose, California is located in a city that is renowned for its quality of life, beautiful climate, and variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. The facility is ideally situated directly across the street from the famed Winchester...

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  • Sunrise of San Mateo

    Sunrise of San Mateo

    955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
    (13)
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    About Sunrise of San Mateo Sunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike and nurturing setting with personal services and engaging activities for seniors of all life stages. Located just minutes away from downtown San Mateo, California, our residents may enjoy a variety of fine dining, shopping and attend...

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  • Brookdale San Ramon

    Brookdale San Ramon

    18888 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583
    (21)
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    Our luxurious, inviting community, in the greater San Francisco/Oakland metropolitan area, encompasses the perfect assisted living experience, where each day you can choose from all kinds of life-enriching activities and programs to share with friends and neighbors. Continue to enjoy your...

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  • Bonnevie Residence Care

    555 A McLaughlin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116
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    Bonnevie Residence Care is a residential care home in beautiful San Jose, California in Santa Clara county. Our community is centrally located, and is only minutes from shopping, parks, and restaurants. We are also located minutes from the freeway, making it easy for residents and their guests to...

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Assisted Living in Newark, CA

What Is Assisted Living?

Many people confuse assisted living communities with nursing homes, but the two are quite different. As its name implies, assisted living is a type of senior care option that provides help with daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing and transportation. Unlike in nursing homes, most assisted living facilities do not provide 24-hour medical care, though they do help with medication management.

The goal of senior living centers is to ensure elderly individuals are safe and have access to help when necessary but that they are still able to maintain their independence. To achieve this goal, many communities offer activities such as gardening, cooking, art and exercise classes.

What Services Do Assisted Living Communities Offer?

Every assisted living facility is different, and the services each offers depends on a number of factors including the number of residents, the types of care they provide and the cost. However, there are certain services that are standard of senior living communities:

  • Private rooms
  • Onsite activities such as devotional services and home care
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Visits from health care specialists
  • Fine dining facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible amenities
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Onsite beauticians, physical therapists and pharmacies

What is Senior Living Like in Newark, CA?

Like the majority of California, Newark enjoys year-round moderate temperatures and sunshine. For this reason and countless others, it is an ideal place in which to retire. Many residents of senior communities simply enjoy relaxing outside and soaking up the sunshine. However, more active seniors may wish to leave the facility and participate in community events.

On the weekends, Newark hosts a farmer's market where individuals can pick up fresh produce and other goods for fair prices. In Ardenwood, which is right next door to Newark, is the Ardenwood Historic Farm. This farm is a living history museum and working farm that features a train and crops grown using historic farming techniques. Seniors and other individuals may volunteer to dress in period attire.

Ardenwood is also home to the Patterson House, a Victorian-era home that sits on 205 acres and hosts seasonal tours. Slightly southwest of Newark is Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which is a large nature preservice that is home to various migrating birds and flora and fauna.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Newark, CA?

Just as the services vary from community to community, so too does the cost. However, regardless of which community you choose, know that assisted living has a number of costs associated with it. The average cost of assisted living in Newark is $4,794 a month. However, if you are willing to go outside of the city a bit, you may be able to find residences for as low as $2,000 or, if you want more luxurious offerings, for as high as $13,992 a month.

How Can I Afford Assisted Living?

For many families, paying for assisted living out of pocket is just not feasible. Yet, as individuals age, their needs become more complex and plentiful. Trying to care for those needs on one's own can be emotionally taxing and stressful, and eventually, one might find him or herself feeling resentful toward an aging loved one. To prevent this from happening, many families come up with creative strategies to help cover the cost of long-term care. Some of the more effective solutions are as follows:

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: If you are proactive in your estate planning, look into long-term care insurance. Though this type of coverage will not cover the entire cost of care, it can help address the gap between your other forms of financing.
  • Consider A La Carte: Some assisted living communities offer a la carte offerings, which make it possible for residents and their families to pick and choose for which services they want to pay. If your loved one's needs are minimal, consider going a la carte. However, if his or her needs are great, a la carte may end up costing you more.
  • Ask About Price Flexibility: The price of senior living is not set in stone. Oftentimes, administrators are willing to work with families to reduce the cost, especially if an elderly person's needs are minimal. Many facilities also offer move-in incentives for those who inquire about them.
  • Share a Room: In most cases, shared rooms are much less expensive than single rooms or private apartments. If your loved one is not the type to sit inside all day, or if he or she is not too concerned with privacy, discuss the possibility of him or her sharing a room.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Many families hope to rely on Medicare to cover the cost of long-term care. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of senior living communities. Medicare does cover nursing home care and in-home therapy after a hospitalization and upon doctor's orders. It does not, however, cover the cost of assisted living, residential care homes, long-term care at a nursing home or any other form of long-term living.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Newark, CA

California maintains high standards for its assisted living communities and ensures that those who wish to access records and background information on a facility can. For this reason, it received a "high" rating in terms of transparency and accessibility.

If you wish to access a facility's records, all you have to do is go to the California Department of Social Services website. The website boasts conveniently integrated information regarding licensed communities as well as information about violations and inspection results.

That said, though the state offers complete transparency to families and elderly individuals, it was dinged because of the frequency of inspections. The state only requires inspections of facilities to take place every five years.

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

Families often hesitate to move their loved ones into assisted living facilities, as they're not quite sure if their elderly loved ones are ready for that type of care. If you and your family are currently debating whether or not it is time to relinquish the care of your aging parent or family member to a long-term care facility, there are certain questions you should ask yourself and signs for which you should look.

  • Increased Stress - If caring for your loved one causes you stress or anxiety, and if that anxiety lingers even when your loved one is not around, it may be time to seek professional help. Caring for an aging person should not cause unnecessary stress for family members, and if it does, it could be a sure sign that the elderly person's needs outweigh family members' capabilities.
  • Escalating Needs - There may come a point when you are unable to provide your loved one with the care he or she needs and deserves, and that is okay. When this happens, know that there are individuals who work in senior living communities who are trained to handle the needs of the elderly, regardless of how comprehensive those needs may become.
  • Aggression - Some elderly individuals become violent and verbally abusive as they age. This is an unfortunate side effect of cognitive decline. If your elderly family member is increasingly aggressive, and if you fear for your safety or mental well-being, it may be time to elect for long-term care.
  • Home Safety - If you incessantly worry about your loved one when he or she is in his or her own home, it may be time look into long-term care options. Bathtubs, stairs, appliances and other common household fixtures pose a greater threat to individuals as they age.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Making the decision to move an elderly family member into a senior living community is half the battle — the other half is finding an assisted living facility that meets your loved one's needs and your family's budget. Consider the following:

  • Your Loved One's Preferences - One mistake individuals often make is selecting a senior living community in which they would want to live. For instance, you might enjoy luxury items and swimming and so prefer a community that has upscale décor and an indoor swimming pool. However, Mom might prefer homey décor and not really care for swimming. When choosing a residence for your loved one, carefully consider his or her preferences and not your own.
  • Be Realistic About Future Needs - Of course, you don't want to think about your loved one's condition deteriorating any more than it already has, but the reality is that physical and mental health declines with age. When selecting a home for your elderly family member, consider his or her future needs as well as his or her current ones. Does dementia run in your family? What about arthritis, or diabetes, or cancer? You want to be sure that the community you choose is equipped to care for your loved one now and long into the future.
  • Don't Stress Proximity - You may have been born and raised in Newark and you may plan to raise your own children there, but that does not necessarily mean that your aging parent has to retire in the city. Many adult children choose senior living communities based on proximity, claiming that they plan to visit their parents every day. The truth is, however, that life continues as normal after an elderly person transitions from his or her former home into a senior living community. You likely won’t have time to visit every day, and your parent may not want you to, as he or she will be engaged in many activities throughout the day. If you find a community in a neighboring town that is a better fit than the one in Newark, go with that one.

At A Place For Mom, our local Senior Living Advisors can help you to set up your budget, consider facility services and set up community tours. This is a free service we offer that has helped thousands of families make the right choice.

Ultimately, the best way to find an assisted living community for an aging loved one is to work with a professional. At A Place For Mom, our local Senior Living Advisors can help you to plan your budget, consider facility services and set up community tours. This is a free service we offer that has helped thousands of families make the right choice and we'd be humbled to help you as well.

Contact us today for a free consultation with a Senior Living Advisor.