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I had a wonderful experience meeting [name removed] and [name removed] . They are so kind and comforting. I also met the the nurse [name removed] . Overall I had such a positive experience meeting staff...
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 San MateoSunrise 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...
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I looked at many places before choosing the Atria. I chose Atria because it provided the best ambiance, community variety, the nicest rooms and greatest exercise classes. An all-round wonderful choice.
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 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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My loved one is a resident at Atria Park. The front desk staff and management have all been very kind and helpful. The laundry, housekeeping and chef have also been very good. They have been very receptive...
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.
For more than 20 years, Atria has served the families of San Mateo. The community will seek LEED® certification for sustainable design, construction and operation.In addition to discreet assistance with daily tasks like bathing and getting dressed, Atria Park of San Mateo has a licensed nurse...
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My Mom was in Memory Care for 6 years. She got great care but hated every minute. I have a lot of experience with "assisted living. Everyone hates it but we're all going to need it at the beginning and end...
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 BelmontCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Belmont, CANear the San Mateo Medical CenterNext to Carlmont Village Shopping CenterFantastic views of the San Francisco peninsula coastal hillsNear a library, art center and parkSunrise of Belmont in Belmont,...
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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
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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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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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The staff is wonderful, very helpful and caring. LPN's are on top of the residents' health and care needs. Other residents have been welcoming. The meals are good, although service in the dining room is...
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.
Our Burlingame location has enriched the lives of many seniors and their families throughout our 7 years in the community. Sunrise is the pioneer of gold-standard Senior Living and continues to pave the path as we celebrate our 40th year! With our Assisted Living, tiered Memory Care...
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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
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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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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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I would say it's a good place overall. Communication from staff could be a little better but overall is ok. Clean and staff is friendly and cares about the wellbeing of my Mom. Honestly, price because it's...
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.
Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame offers a progressive senior living community for active adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which provides scenic views for nearly every apartment. We are also convenient to...
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This place has been wonderful, for the most part, with my loved one. They are caring and keep me informed. They are quick to respond to changes or needs that may arise. They try to accommodate special needs...
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.
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Silverado is a beautiful home. It is always clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and attentive to the residents. The activities are fun and the residents really seem to enjoy them. The level of...
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.
For nearly 20 years Silverado has been a leader in memory care, focused on providing every resident the best quality of life possible through care that addresses mind, body and spirit. Our dedication to compassion and clinical excellence has made us a leader in the care of those with Alzheimer's,...
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Dad is doing very well here. He is not doing as much as I would like to see him do but the staff is always encouraging him to do things but that is not really his personality which is fine. The food is good...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
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...
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Lovely, small community of 55 or less. Great location. Very cute and clean apartments. Executive staff very kind and gives immediate attention to concerns or requests. Wish we had found it long ago. Great!!
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Welcome to Vista Terrace of Belmont Senior Living!We offer both independent and assisted living. We offer studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedroom apartments, many have lovely views of the bay area and also the Belmont hills, and some of our apartments have charming walk-out terraces. Pets are...
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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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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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Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Our Burlingame, CA memory care community features exceptional memory care at affordable rates. Our community is located in the heart of Burlingame in the same neighborhood as Mills-Peninsula Hospital just outside of San Mateo. What is unique in our memory care community is the care given to the...
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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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I first found out about Mills Estate and Burlingame Villas years ago when I wrote an article for a newspaper I used to work at. When my mother needed care, I have placed her in Mills Estate Villa for...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Our fully licensed assisted living facility in San Mateo county, Mills Estate Villa, provides housing along with just the right balance of supportive services and health-related care. Our assisted living facility is located in Burlingame just outside of San Mateo, is easily accessible from...
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We have been very happy with our experience at The Trousdale. The managing director here is really, really good. The staff members here are all very dedicated to their residents, they do have some turnover...
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.
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It's extremely clean! And the staff is very professional while also being genuinely caring and empathetic. They're easy to get a hold of and very communicative The home itself is very comfortable and has a...
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.
You or your loved one can prevent most problems that come with old age through assisted living centers like Therese Care Home. This home care facility is located on a large lot in Union City, CA. It is surrounded by oak trees that are centuries old and many beautiful views of the nature. Therese...
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This is an excellent facility established by local residents for independent and assisted living and memory care. It's located within easy, safe walking distance of a friendly downtown area, providing a...
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.
San Carlos Elms is a comfortable home setting with the security and benefits of supportive services to each resident. The Elms is conveniently located within easy walking distance of beautiful downtown San Carlos churches, Senior Center and City Library. Fire and Police Departments are within...
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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.
Chartier Home has years of experience. A beautiful newly remodeled residential care facility located in the exclusive Westside area of Redwood City. This intimate retirement home provides all the care and assistance with daily needs and offers its residents all the quality services and amenities...
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Provides: Assisted 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.
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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.

Cost of assisted living in San Carlos, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Carlos is $5,358 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Portola Valley, CA with an average of $4,875 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in San Carlos, CA vs. nearby cities

San Carlos, CA
$5,358/mo
$5,079/mo

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

San Carlos, CA
$5,358/mo
U.S. national average
$4,630/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in San Carlos vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$5,358/mo
$6,379/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in San Carlos, CA by room type

Semi-Private
$7,197/mo
Private
$6,125/mo
Studio
$7,841/mo
1 Bedroom
$8,962/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,897/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in San Carlos over time

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What families are saying about assisted living in San Carlos

Recent reviews for assisted living in San Carlos

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 .

Goldencare 2 in Alameda, CA

5.0
I love Golden Care but having issue with A Place for Mom. Golden Care is great and I'm pleased, but I went on my own to the facility, not through A Place for Mom.

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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San Carlos review score based on 82 family reviews

8.2
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This proprietary review score is based on 82 reviews of 60 San Carlos assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The San Carlos 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

San Carlos review score compared against nearby cities

8.2
San Carlos, CA60 facilities
8.4
Belmont, CA72 facilities
8.2
Redwood City, CA59 facilities

Review subcategories for San Carlos 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 82 reviews of 60 San Carlos assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare San Carlos 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.
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San Carlos assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in San Carlos assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in San Carlos, 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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
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Full medication management
Full medication management
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Doctor on call
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24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
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Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
51.7%
56.1%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
16.7%
29.5%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
90%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
53.3%
47.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
70%
52.9%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in San Carlos 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 San Carlos Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
San Carlos, CANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
55%
50.4%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
20%
31.5%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
55%
40.5%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
23.3%
13.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in San Carlos 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 San Carlos partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
San Carlos, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
15%
26.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
30%
39%
No sugar
No sugar
28.3%
36%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
41.7%
34.3%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
8.3%
12.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in San Carlos 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 San Carlos communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
San Carlos, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
23.3%
30.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
26.7%
41%
Room service
Room service
21.7%
34.8%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
15%
17.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in San Carlos 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 San Carlos offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
San Carlos, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
30%
44.9%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
25%
30.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
15%
29.2%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
41.7%
48.9%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
31.7%
47.9%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
46.7%
51.6%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
26.7%
40%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
23.3%
33.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
26.7%
36.4%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
31.7%
45.4%
Live performances
Live performances
31.7%
45.7%
Dances
Dances
18.3%
28.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
11.7%
23.6%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
31.7%
44.6%
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State regulations for assisted living in San Carlos

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 San Carlos protect seniors.

Learn about California Assisted Living regulations

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