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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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About 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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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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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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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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Residential care homes in San Rafael may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. San Rafael care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in San Rafael, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

We are also serving Residential Care Home facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Canal, Lincoln San Rafael Hill, and Gerstle Park. You may also consider nearby communities such as Alamo, Antioch or Brentwood.

Residential Care Home Facilities near San Rafael, CA

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San Bruno Care Home

1382 Williams Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

(3 reviews)


When we think of our future we want to know that we are secure, comfortable and well taken care of. We need to know that we can still have our independence and pursue our dreams. At San Bruno Care Home we aim to give that to you. We believe that everyone, regardless of age, can live fulfilling...

Casa Blanca Retirement Home

1055 Ina Dr., Alamo, CA 94507

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

We are located on 1.75 acre — we are looking at the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Our area is peaceful. Come and see us.

Camellia Garden

2832 Mi Elana Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(5 reviews)


Pasadena, California residents will be relieved to find out that Camellia Gardens Care Center offers safe, caring and professional care to aging and disabled residents. This full-featured nursing home facility offers a full range of care for residents who need a lot of assistance with daily...

Angels Golden Age Care

8552 Briarwood Lane, Dublin, CA 94568

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

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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Blossom Garden Senior Home

21307 Western Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

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...

Portola Place

445 Portola Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403

(2 reviews)


Portola Place is an assisted living facility that is located close to the senior center in beautiful San Mateo CA. Our facility is small and is located in a beautiful home on a quiet residential street. We are also close to Beresford Park and Garden Center, Hillsdale Mall, and the 25th Ave....

American Legacy Care Home Inc

1778 Chaparral Dr, Pittsburg, CA 94565

(2 reviews)


Our facility is located in a new community called Highland's Ranch, along Buchanan Rd. It is a 6 bedroom facility, all private rooms, 3 full baths, with handicap accessibility, covered patio, landscaped front and backyards, ADT security system, central air/heat. The house was built in 2001...

Sunset Gardens II

320 Kiva Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private

Muriel's Residential Facility

38880 Florence Way, Fremont, CA 94536

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Muriel's Residential Facility is a residential care home located in the great city of Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Our residence is constructed in a strategic location to make life easy and fun for our seniors. The weather conditions in this location are very favorable and help ensure...

Olympic Retirement Home

1862 Olympic Dr, Martinez, CA 94553

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Located in Martinez, CA, Olympic Retirement Home is here to assist the elderly with ambulatory and non-ambulatory needs. The residents are usually 60 years of age or older. Alzheimer and dementia patients are also welcomed to Olympic Retirement Home. Our professional staff are available 24 hours...

Agape Assisted Living

1841 Andrea Lane, Concord, CA 94519

(2 reviews)


You've arrived... You've made it this far, and now you deserve the best. At Agape Assisted Living, that's what we deliver on a daily basis. We offer quality luxurious senior living in a serene and peaceful environment. Personalized service to meet the needs of each resident. Most of all.... we...

Britannia Place

1515 Maddux Drive, Redwood City, CA 94061

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Britannia Place is located in Redwood City, CA, which is part of San Mateo County. This residential care home enjoys a warm, but mile Mediterranean climate. The quite city is close to larger cities with endless entertainment, but remains peaceful itself. It is a great place to reside and a...

Willie Care Home

1194 South Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(2 reviews)


Willie Care Home is located in Sunnyvale, California and was established by a husband and wife team for the purpose of providing seniors with quality, specialized care. The facility holds up to 6 seniors and caregivers who are trained to attend to the various health needs of tenants. All staff...

Victoria Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

1252 Crestwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Victoria RCFA is a residential care home within South San Francisco, CA, which serves San Mateo County. This region is located on the peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is known for its warm breezes and its beauty. It is a peaceful place to live, but it is also close to a lot of...

Ageway Boarding Care #2

1325 Royal Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Ageway Boarding Care #2 is a senior care home in San Mateo, California, located in San Mateo County. San Mateo is in the center of several of the most popular cities in California, including being minutes away from San Francisco, Sacramento, and Oakland. Approximately 200 acres of lush green...

Livermore Care Home

1542 Peridot Drive, Livermore, CA 94550

(2 reviews)


QCare Residential Facility

3662 Liscome Way, Concord, CA 94518

(2 reviews)


Why choose us? QCare aspires to provide high level of care by maintaining our residents' dignity, safety, and well-being.  This is achieved through assessments, care plans, monitor and track, document and communicate with relatives and medical practitioners.  Caregivers are screened for...

Gines Residential Care Home III

2565 Stone Valley Road, Alamo, CA 94507

(2 reviews)


Gines RCH III is a senior care home in Alamo, California, located in Contra Costa County. In Alamo, you will have all of the amenities found in big city living, while enjoying the quiet suburban streets. Located in the San Francisco Bay's East Bay region, this city is known for its tree-lined...

Mayon Board and Care

1804 Concord Court, Concord, CA 94521

(2 reviews)


Mayon Board and Care is a senior care home located in the harmonious community of Concord, California, the largest city in Contra Costa County. Concord is an eclectic mix of large preserves of open space with lush rolling hills, several convenient shopping centers, high rise business centers and...

A Loving Place

900 Dawnview Way, Vacaville, CA 95687

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Our facility is located in very quite and nice Foxboro neighborhood.The home has gone through an extensive improvements to not only bring it in line with state and local requirements, but to also provide an environment which is enriching and comfortable for the residents.Our facility is close to...

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Cost of care homes in San Rafael, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Rafael is $4,317 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include El Cerrito, CA with an average of $3,450 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn More About Care Homes in San Rafael, CA

This picturesque, bayside Marin County town offers all the resources and conveniences of a modern city — like shopping and dining options, health care facilities, and transportation — along with one-of-a-kind museums and recreational areas that allow residents to absorb the surrounding Northern California landscape. Some of San Rafael’s most popular destinations include the Smith Rafael Film Center, the Museum of International Propaganda, and McNears Beach County Park.

In San Rafael, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in San Rafael, CA

The median monthly cost of a room in a care home in 2019 was about $3,800 in San Rafael, $6,500 in the metropolitan area, and $3,500 in the state of California. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

Learn More About San Rafael, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Rafael are rated 26 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher than the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
126 156 123 124 117 113

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$102,477 per year $71,418 per year $87,599 per year $52,978 per year $53,627 per year $9,081 per year $2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Rafael include:

MarinHealth Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

San Rafael Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 110+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Weather and Climate

San Rafael’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm summers. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
49°F 56°F 41°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
68°F 81°F 55°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 100

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average annual precipitation: 34″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
42 19.3% 58,727 3,517 per square mile 2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.9% 6.8% 1.4% 31.0% <0.1% 4.8% 57.0%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Francisco: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Marin County

Democratic Republican Other
78.8% 15.9% 5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in San Rafael include:

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Marin History Museum
  • The Museum of International Propaganda
  • San Quentin Museum
  • Harbor Light Building
  • Saint Rafael Church

Outdoor attractions in San Rafael:

  • Terra Linda Park
  • Freitas Park
  • Boyd Memorial Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • McNears Beach County Park
  • Edgewood Botanical Garden

San Rafael’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Smith Rafael Film Center
  • Century Northgate
  • San Rafael Art and Wine Festival
  • Montecito Plaza
  • Northgate
  • Marin Square


Marin County offers numerous local and regional transportation options available to San Rafael residents, including Marin Transit, Marin Access, and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. These providers operate buses, ferries, trains, and paratransit services. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in San Rafael.

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Bel Amor, Park Manor Homes LLC and Rowena's Home Care are the top rated care homes near San Rafael, California. See full list of communities.

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