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Residential care homes in Santa Cruz may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Eastside, Riverwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Aptos, Aromas or Ben Lomond.

Residential Care Home Facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

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Residential Care Home

Average starting price $3,690/month
Average starting price $5,442/month
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Average starting price $4,575/month
Recent reviews of Residential Care Home in Santa Cruz, CA
Bon Homie III Lena in San Jose, CA
4.1

The staff at Bon Homie is very nice. The facility is nicer than some others I've seen, but I kind of wish it was a little more for the money we're paying.

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Ambrosia Home in Campbell, CA
4.8

They have been wonderful. They are pretty attentive to the residents. They try to do things with the residents. They have someone who does all the cooking and she is pretty good, she cooks everything from scratch. The only thing I have a hard time with is the idea that the elderly people are treated like children, as far as being allowed to make their own decisions, if they are capable then they should be allowed. If they don't want to finish all of her dinner before she has ice cream, they should let her.

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Harvy's Home Care in San Jose, CA
3.6

We chose Harvy's Home Care because of the cleanliness, friendliness of the staff, and the facility itself compared to others that I visited. The location was also great for us as well. With her care, they gave us great communication by text or phone call. Families should know that what the sales person tells you that you will pay and what your budget is that it will be far over and you will pay more. However Harvy's was fabulous and they are great facility.

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Karo Mina Care Home

2866 Laramie Ave, San Ramon, CA 94583 | 49.6 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Karo Mina Care Home is a senior care home in San Ramon, CA located in Contra Costa County. This beautiful suburban community is home to many parks, foothills and walking trails. Visitors and residents can take advantage of two aquatic parks, theater and cultural events and diverse shopping. Karo...

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Devotional activities onsite
4.3(19 reviews)

I am a current client of Karo Mina I never doubted this choice for my mom, who has several health issues which prevent her from caring for herself. I did plenty of research and made the right choice. Mom is...

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East West Care

1018 Clinton St., Redwood City, CA 94061 | 31.4 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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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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Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(12 reviews)

We have been pleased with our experience. It is a great alternative to a larger facility that might cost double the price. They do not have any real activities for the residents that I have been able to see...

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A Home of Our Own

2268 Marina Ave, Livermore, CA 94550 | 47.5 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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A HOME OF OUR OWN was open for business in 1997. Current Owner/Administrator Emily Fekete, is licensed since year 2000. Our staff members have over 25 years combined experience in senior care.HOME OF OUR OWN was awarded "The Best Facility for Hospice Care" in Livermore,CA in 2015, 2016 and...

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Art Classes
4.0(1 review)

This community was on my list for one that I would go with but I went with another community because I felt like they did not have the skills to care for my loved one. They seemed to be more for independent...

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Golden Hills Care Home

2845 Westbranch Dr, San Jose, CA 95148 | 26.7 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Golden Hills Care Home is located in San Jose, CA and serves San Jose County. This residential care home is situated in the third largest city in California, but it is in an area that is peaceful and tranquil. San Jose enjoys mild temperatures year round, making it the perfect place for any...

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4.0(10 reviews)

They are allowing some visits in the entryway with your loved ones. The only issue we have had is it can be hard to understand the staff members, especially while wearing masks. I would recommend them to...

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Golden Age Retirement Home

624 Cypress Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030 | 43.1 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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An elegant Senior Residential Care Home Located in the heart of the beautiful town Millbrae.

Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(8 reviews)

Golden Age is a very clean community, our loved one is very pleased with the staff - he says everyone is wonderful and just gives the best care. He says sometimes the meals are great and others not so much...

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Atherton Gardens

471 Santa Clara Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061 | 29.5 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Devotional activities onsite
5.0(2 reviews)

This home is beautiful and immaculately clean. The caregivers [names removed] have a calling to provide care straight from the heart. This isn’t just a job. My father was treated like family with love,...

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Mt. Zion Home For The Elderly

32655 Almaden Blvd, Union City, CA 94587 | 38.9 miles from Santa Cruz center

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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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Devotional activities onsite
4.3(7 reviews)

My sister developed dementia after a stroke, so she needed care. She lived there for over two years. When she first moved there, she could not finish a sentence when trying to explain something. Two years...

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Kingdom Hearts Care Home

3664 Brigadoon Way, San Jose, CA 95121 | 25.7 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Kingdom Hearts Care Home is located in the beautiful and sunny San Jose, California and offers independent living for the elderly. The quiet facility provides 24-hour non-medical care, supervision and assistance with bathing and grooming to provide a comfortable and self-supporting lifestyle. The...

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4.4(7 reviews)

[name removed] the director and her staff are amazing. Can always get InTouch with someone no matter what day or time. Very pleasant and friendly with all the patients.

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Ageway Boarding Care #3

2636 Nevada Street, Union City, CA 94587 | 38.7 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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We are a 6-bed senior living facility located on quiet street in Union City, Ca. We have recently remodeled our facility and opened in April 2012. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and are excited to show our facility off.

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4.0(7 reviews)

We chose Ageway Boarding Care because the owners of the facility spoke Croatian and that is what my dad has deferred back to speaking. We felt this was very helpful for communication with my dad. The...

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Golden Manor

2045 Sea Cliff Way, San Bruno, CA 94066 | 46.0 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Golden Manor is a senior residential care home that is located in the small city of San Bruno, CA and in San Mateo County. San Bruno backs up to the San Andreas Lake and the large Sweeney Ridge and San Pedro Valley Park. The entire city is on the San Francisco Bay, offering beautiful views of the...

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4.8(5 reviews)

My Mom moved in a week ago and so far I'm very impressed with the level of care and caring of this facility. They really want what's best for the residents and go above-and-beyond. Relieved to have my Mom...

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Redwood Road Care Home

20112 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546 | 46.3 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Redwood Road Care Home is a senior care home located in Castro Valley, CA, which serves Alameda County. This area of the country is an ideal place for seniors to live because of the year round, warm weather and plethora of sunshine. Castro Valley is beautiful and peaceful, but it is also located...

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Devotional activities onsite
3.7(6 reviews)

Redwood care home is a really nice assisted living facility. David and his staff are very friendly and inviting. Very clean, scheduled activities daily. Our father is very happy there and that's what...

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Harmony Assisted Living of San Mateo

1818 Royal Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 | 38.3 miles from Santa Cruz center

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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...

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Day trips and outings
Cats allowed
4.8(3 reviews)

Harmony Assisted living has been a wonderful place for my mother. Everyone says when you move your loved one, they will regress for a little as they get used to their new surrounding, but Mother transitioned...

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Priscilla's Residential Care III

673 N Monroe St, San Jose, CA 95128 | 22.8 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Priscilla's Residential Care III is a senior care home located in San Jose, CA, in Santa Clara County. The weather is moderate with at least 300 days of sunshine. The surrounding mountains shield the city from rain, so it's easy for our seniors to get around town to enjoy the many activities and...

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4.8(4 reviews)

My mom is doing okay in this home.She has staff who giving her good care. The home is clean for the residents and my mom is eating good meals. They were able to care for her high level needs.

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Britannia House

1608 Alameda De Las Pulgus, Redwood City, CA 94061 | 30.1 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Brittania House is an assisted living home located in Redwood City, California, on the San Francisco peninsula. Redwood City has a Mediterranean type climate. The summers are warm and dry with moderate rainfall in the winter. The temperatures remain in the 70's and 80's year round. Situated in a...

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Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
5.0(4 reviews)

I wuld say you can have your elderly parent here, you have an ease that they are here. You feel confident with the staff who are caring. The staff takes good care of the people in their care.

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Home at Crestmoor

2600 Plymouth Way, San Bruno, CA 94066 | 44.8 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

newly remodeled home spacious deck area for activity; for wheelchair garden enclosed fence parking storage exit doors for non ambulatory clients laundry area quiet neighborhood, surrounded by redwood spacious activity area

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Activities off site
3.8(5 reviews)

So far they are doing a good job. We don't have any major complaints and are satisfied at this time.

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St. Mary's Residential Care Home II

1265 Socorro Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 | 26.1 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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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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Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
4.5(4 reviews)

St marys 1 and 2 are very clean. Staff are very caring, friendly, and really hard workers. I highly recommend this place. If you go and check this place? Ask for evelyn. She is the best caregiver.

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Family Affair Care Home

3100 College Dr, San Bruno, CA 94066 | 46.7 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Family Affair Home Care, located in South San Francisco, California, is a residential facility and home care provider for senior citizens. With a trained, professional, compassionate staff, your aging loved ones will be given the best possible care. We accept private and long-term insurance...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(1 review)

We chose this facility because of what they said they were offering for the price and they sounded like they could meet the needs of our loved one. The on-boarding process with Family Affair Care Home was...

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Emerald Home Care Facility

7314 Emerald Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568 | 48.4 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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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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Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
3.5(5 reviews)

My mother lived here for close to one year before she passed away. We moved her from another facility from Pleasanton and we could see the difference in environment, care and food we like day and night. It's...

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A & P Care Home

32852 Clear Lake Street, Fremont, CA 94555 | 38.6 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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A & P Care Home is a senior care home in Fremont, California, located in Alameda County. As one of the most ethnically and diverse cities in the San Francisco Bay area, Fremont is well-known for its high ranking schools, clean and landscaped parks, and numerous recreational activities. This...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.9(4 reviews)

The community is kept very neat and clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is good and the take good care of my loved one. I would recommend this community to others based on my...

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Millbrae Board & Care Home

815 Murchison Dr, Millbrae, CA 94030 | 41.5 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Millbrae Board & Care Home can be found in Millbrae, a city in San Mateo County in California. Residents love the group home setting and homey atmosphere of this residential care home because the rooms are clean and bright and there is a happy feeling. Loved ones are always welcome to visit, have...

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Activities off site
5.0(3 reviews)

Both my Mother and my sister resided at Millbrae Board and Care. If you are fortunate enough to have you loved one at Elena's you will forever be thanking you lucky stars to have them at such a warm and...

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Millbrae Paradise Retirement Home

514 Anita Lane, Millbrae, CA 94030 | 42.4 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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Millbrae Paradise, located in the heart of Millbrae, California, is a residential care home dedicated to serving seniors in San Mateo County and surrounding areas. Not your typical group home setting, Millbrae Paradise specializes in caring for residents with mild memory loss, dementia, and...

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Activities off site
4.7(3 reviews)

We have been very pleased with Millbrae Paradise. We chose this facility because the lady who runs the place speaks the same language my mothers does. The room sizes here are huge, she has 2 sets of drawers,...

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Garden Court at the Village

137 Poinsetta Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 | 36.4 miles from Santa Cruz center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

4.5(3 reviews)

I am so happy with the care that my mom is getting from this community. The staff are wonderful in everyway. The menu is wonderful and appealing. I like that she is happy with variety. The community is very...

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St Anne's Home for Elderly

790 Lakebird Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 | 26.2 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

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St. Anne's Home for the Elderly is a senior care home located in Sunnyvale, California in sunny Santa Clara County. Our charming community has a nice large yard for our residents to relax and enjoy. We are also near plenty of parks and shopping, so our residents and their guests have plenty to...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(3 reviews)

If I could give 10 stars I would. The care giving is stand out to me. The other is safety for the family with our loved one staying here. The communication is excellent with communication with the...

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Grace Garden RCFE

2463 Glen Exeter Way, San Jose, CA 95148 | 26.9 miles from Santa Cruz center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Glen Manor Residential Home is a senior care home in San Jose, CA in Santa Clara County. With a low profile cityscape, 300 days of sunshine, moderate temperatures and mountainous views, San Jose has a lot to offer. Our seniors enjoy a stroll through the Chinese Cultural Garden with quiet ponds...

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Activities off site
4.3(3 reviews)

My wife is unable to communicate by herself anymore so she can't provide any feedback. But from what I am experiencing she seems to be doing well and likes it there. The property appears well cared for and...

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San Bruno Care Home

1382 Williams Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 | 44.2 miles from Santa Cruz center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

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...

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Activities off site
4.0(3 reviews)

The care from this service is very good. The community is clean They have staff that is available during the day, but at night there is not a person that can help assist with the residents and any personal...

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Cost of care homes in Santa Cruz, CA

The average cost of senior living in Santa Cruz is 3,690 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Campbell, CA with an average of 7,000 per month.

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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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Karo Mina Care Home, Harvy's Home Care and Kingdom Hearts Care Home are the top rated care homes near Santa Cruz, California. See full list of communities.

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