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Definitely a good place depending on what you're looking for. Bridgepoint is pretty low-key and feels like a family oriented place. Staff is very friendly. It may be a little short on services depending on...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service independent and assisted living community with a monthly rental in the residential neighborhood of Los Altos. Studio, alcove studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments feature a patio or balcony for relaxing and taking in the beautiful oak and fruit...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Palo Alto Commons and everything about her experience at this facility has been great so far. Things seem to be working out well for her. The move in process went...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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Very great tour and lunch. I have an overall positive experience here. Feels very homey and they do take a higher level of care.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
About Sunrise of SunnyvaleCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in beautiful Sunnyvale, CANear El Camino HospitalRooftop garden with stunning views of the surrounding regionConvenient access via Highways 85, 101, 880 and 280Minutes from Sunnyvale Town Center, featuring Macy's...
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I can't recommend Pacific Gardens highly enough! I think this is an outstanding facility with caring staff and caregivers. I just recommended it to a friend who is checking it out today. I would definitely...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
It feels like home.By choosing Pacific Gardens a family is assured that their loved one is well taken care of in a clean, comfortable home-like community. Pacific Gardens provides residents with nutritious fresh food, features engaging activities, and takes pride in their caring and competent...
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I would give Atria a 5 in all areas especially from our experience in Life Guidance (memory care). The care staff are amazing and have been consistent since my mom arrived. They know how to handle all the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Meadow Gardens is a gem: quiet, sunny, nice grounds & patio. The staff is very friendly. I can't speak to the meals or activities as my conservatee has become so disinterested in the world. Value for cost 5...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Meadow Gardens of Menlo Park Memory Care community! We are a cozy, one story community nestled in a residential neighborhood. This charming community offers Memory Care services to our residents who have dementia/Alzheimer's. We have capacity for 43.Our residents enjoy a large, secure...
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Belmont Village Sunnyvale has been the best community our loved one has been in. He had a severe stroke many years ago and the physical therapy they offer has been great for us which was so important. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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8.4
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The staff is very helpful and friendly, but do not intrude when not needed. The environment supports a lot of autonomy that many seniors would appreciate. They also somehow know when more support...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur 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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8.0
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I would tell others looking into Palm Villas that it is a very nice, very clean facility. The main reason we chose Palm Villas was because during our tour, clients were there and they highly recommended...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Palm Villas in beautiful Fremont California offers a clean atmosphere, friendly staff, and delicious food. The surrounding area is serene and pleasant and outdoor areas are tastefully furnished and landscaped for many enjoyable afternoons. Fremont California also offers pleasant weather year...
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Everyone from the receptionist to the administrators to the caregivers has been very kind and does their best to make my husband feel comfortable and at home. Our experience was a bit different because at...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
•Personalized assisted living and memory care services•Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, Within easy reach of downtown Sunnyvale, upscale boutiques, restaurants, and parks.•Elegant studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites•Included services: three meals per day, weekly housekeeping, weekly...
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Photo of Ivy Park at Palo Alto
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44 Floor plans available
7.0
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7.0
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14 reviews
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We picked this community, because my aunt knew people who lived thereThe facility is very nice as are the services. Interactions with the team is somewhat challenging as there's no single point of contact....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
About Sunrise of Palo AltoCommunity & 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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The facility provided her a hospital bed until I was able to get one; very reasonable and kind management. The staff members were extremely helpful and caring. Keep in mind, my mom was placed in care during...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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They were really great. They gave very personalized care, and the staff truly cared a lot.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Reyes family (partner and manager) has been involved in Senior Living for more than 30 years. The second generation is now creating unique, specialized Communities for Seniors throughout Northern California. Our family and our team members work to provide safe, engaging, and comfortable...
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6.4
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The staff is very welcoming when we visit. They encourage us to visit at anytime. We see the staff being nice to other residents as well. Staff seems to like their jobs. We've been there about a year now....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Oakmont of Redwood City, you will enjoy living in a quiet, residential community by the San Francisco Bay, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. Within easy reach of the shops, restaurants, and parks along El Camino Real, our community is just off the 101 and close to I-280,...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Pine Shadow Pine Shadow is a residential care home located in the bedroom community of Palo Alto, California in Santa Clara County. Located just 33 miles south of downtown San Francisco and 17 miles northwest of downtown San Jose, the city is filled with many outdoor recreation areas as well as...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located in beautiful Palo Alto on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Moldow Family Residences aims to be a "place where your spirit can thrive." We offer a complete care system for senior adults. Our independent living apartments cater to active adults. The maintenance-free units vary in...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
The Birches is the best (and safest) state-of-the-art six-bed facility in our area, according to such authorities as the head of Emergency Medicine at Redwood City's Kaiser Hospital, State Licensing's Technical Assistance Analyst, and the Palo Alto Fire Department. We are owner-occupied, and...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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We selected this place due to the feedback of family of current and past residents. We wanted to move Mom to get more customized personal care like walking and better dental hygiene. In these first 9 days,...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Pinehill Residential Care Home is a retirement facility with two locations: a residential care facility in Mountain View, California and an independent living facility in Sunnyvale, California. Whether your loved one needs constant care and monitoring or a peaceful, safe, and comfortable place to...

Cost of assisted living in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of senior living in Palo Alto is $5,380 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Menlo Park, CA with an average of $4,904 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto, CA vs. nearby cities

Palo Alto, CA
$4,904/mo
$5,047/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto, CA vs. the state and national average

Palo Alto, CA
$4,904/mo
U.S. national average
$4,556/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,904/mo
$6,367/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Palo Alto, CA by room type

Semi-Private
$7,495/mo
Studio
$7,736/mo
1 Bedroom
$9,286/mo
2 Bedroom
$11,085/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Palo Alto over time

Palo Alto, CACA stateNational

Ways to pay for Assisted Living in Palo Alto, CA

Paying for assisted living may seem daunting, but knowing all your options can be empowering. Read about the many private and public payment options that families use to pay for assisted living in Palo Alto.

What families are saying about assisted living in Palo Alto

Recent reviews for assisted living in Palo Alto

Golden Heritage Living in San Jose, CA

5.0
This place is an excellent facility that specializes in the care of Chinese speaking people. It is well maintained and the staff is always ready to help. My mom lived there until she passed .

Ivy Park at Palo Alto

5.0
From the looks of our visits, my mom is experiencing a good, new lifestyle. She has made the transition just fine. We are getting the doctor set up and I am familiar with the staff. They are great workers and I think the facility is great too. The manager, staff, nurses, are all very nice, all ...
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Atria at Foster Square in Foster City, CA

3.6
I moved in last year and I am really happy with the community. I love the exercise classes and gym. Staff is very friendly and kind!

Palo Alto review score based on 91 family reviews

7.7
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This proprietary review score is based on 91 reviews of 49 Palo Alto assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Palo Alto review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Palo Alto review score compared against nearby cities

7.7
Palo Alto, CA49 facilities
7.8
Los Altos Hills, CA62 facilities
7.6
Los Altos, CA72 facilities

Review subcategories for Palo Alto assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 91 reviews of 49 Palo Alto assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Palo Alto resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Palo Alto, CA averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.6
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
4.6
Care services
4.2
4.2
Staff
4.5
4.5
Meals & dining
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Activities
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Palo Alto assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Palo Alto assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Palo Alto, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Palo Alto assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Palo Alto that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Full medication management
Full medication management
38.8%
51.6%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
18.4%
33%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
69.4%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
98%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
38.8%
56.2%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
16.3%
29.6%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
81.6%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
40.8%
47.7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
63.3%
53%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Palo Alto assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Palo Alto Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
46.9%
50.5%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
26.5%
31.6%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
49%
40.6%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
16.3%
13.4%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in Palo Alto assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Palo Alto partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
16.3%
26.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
30.6%
39.2%
No sugar
No sugar
30.6%
36.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
34.7%
34.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
18.4%
12.5%
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Availability of select dining options in Palo Alto assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Palo Alto communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Palo Alto, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
22.4%
30.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
26.5%
41.2%
Room service
Room service
24.5%
35%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
16.3%
17.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Palo Alto assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Palo Alto offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Palo Alto, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
32.7%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
20.4%
30.3%
Community service programs
Community service programs
14.3%
29.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
30.6%
49%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
32.7%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
34.7%
51.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
26.5%
40.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
24.5%
33.4%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
26.5%
36.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
32.7%
45.5%
Live performances
Live performances
32.7%
45.9%
Dances
Dances
18.4%
28.6%
Fitness center
Fitness center
18.4%
23.7%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
32.7%
44.8%
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State regulations for assisted living in Palo Alto

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for assisted living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about California assisted living regulations will help you understand how assisted living communities in Palo Alto protect seniors.

Learn about California Assisted Living regulations

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