Atria Tamalpais Creek

853 Tamalpais Avenue, Novato, CA 94947

Atria Tamalpais Creek Outdoor Common Area

About the community

Atria Tamalpais Creek is an enriching senior living community in Novato that promotes independence and active lifestyles. With an event-filled social calendar and amenities like a fitness center, outdoor garden and salon and spa, our residents enjoy an environment that encourages them to remain active and engaged.

But just as important as the environment we create inside our community is the one we preserve outside of it. That's why we've enhanced Atria Tamalpais Creek to be a greener, more sustainable assisted living community. In fact, our eco-friendly efforts have earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.

Providing the best in accommodations, plus Atria's industry-leading Life Guidance memory care, Atria Tamalpais Creek is like no other independent and assisted living community in the area. Visit today and discover more.

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 185 locations in 25 states and 7 Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 18,000 residents, and the workplace of choice for more than 13,000 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Atria Tamalpais Creek

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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$XXXX
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Semi-Private
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$XXXX
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Podiatrist
Specialized memory care training for staff
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Pets

Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Computer or media center

Recreational areas

Fitness center
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Languages spoken

Spanish

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Art classes

Reviews of Atria Tamalpais Creek

4.3

(28 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.3

Care services

4.2

Staff

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Meals & dining

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Activities

4.1

Value for cost

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5.0
March 6, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

Of the three communities we’ve toured this far, Atria feels like the best fit. Atria utilizes strict Covid protocols (visitor sign in log, temperature tracking, hand sanitizer, masks). While the building seems older, it appears to be well-maintained. The outdoor landscaping has been recently updated and looks fantastic. We were able to tour several units. The studios are on the small side but have ADA compliant bathrooms. All staff, including our welcoming sales manager, were genuinely friendly and welcoming. This community is located in the flatlands of Novato relatively close to the downtown shopping area and library. Atria would be a possible fit, if my mom decides to remain in CA.


4.0
December 15, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

We chose Atria Tamalpais Creek at the time because of the location and after we looked at it, we thought it was a nice facility and would be a good fit. The rooms sizes here are adequate and we have had no complaints about the food. I would recommend this community to others looking.


4.0
August 4, 2020
Linda - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Comfortable for mom

It was a lovely place for my mom and my mom enjoyed it living there. I chose this community because after visiting other places, Atria was very complete with the information and practices they shared and the location was excellent for our family. The food was mostly adequate sometimes more special, but mealtime was not important to my mom. I would recommend this community to other families.


5.0
June 15, 2020
Gary Kraght - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Friendly place to live

It is a very well managed community. I have been very impressed with all of the staff from management, to the people who help and give care. I have never ever run into anybody who was not friendly, caring, helpful, and willing to make mother's stay at Atria the best it could be. Particularly, in response to COVID, I have also been so impressed with how they got in front of the curve early, very organized, and have keep the residents there safe.


0.5
January 6, 2019
Kate S - Loved one of resident/client
Don't send your parents here

My father was a resident of Atria Tamalpais Creek where $13,000 in cash was stolen from his apartment. He had been admitted to the hospital following a heart attack, and during his hospital stay, he asked me to retrieve some of his belongings for safekeeping, including his safe box, which had contained an envelope with the cash (meant for use in a dire emergency), for over a decade, When I arrived to pick up the items a few days after his hospital admission, I found that the envelope of cash was gone and the safe box open. I immediately filed a police report, and reported the loss to the director, who only seemed to care about being present during the police investigation, and not about the lost money. My father died very unexpectedly the following week, after complications from open heart surgery, and the money was never recovered. Atria has not taken any responsibility for the theft, and did not even conduct an internal investigation into the matter, or offer as much as an apology. They claim that the police report was inconclusive because it couldn't pinpoint specifically who stole the money, as over twenty of their staff members had used key fobs to get into his apartment. The fact remains that the money was stolen from Atria, when they should have been ensuring the safekeeping of my father's possessions. I had previously seen the cash myself, when my father moved in months before, and he asked me specifically to pick it up for him while he was in the hospital. He had no issues with memory loss, and knew that the cash had been there. Atria's response has been pathetic, and only concerned with their own back, rather than with the theft of $13,000 from the home of an elderly widower in their care. I am disgusted by their lack of concern, or willingness to take responsibility for this disgraceful situation. If this highly unfortunate event had not occurred, I still would have given Atria a 1 star review for their lack of humanity, and lack of any truly engaging activities for their residents. At the time of his death, my father was on a waitlist to move to another nearby senior community. For an 89 year old man who had recently lost his wife, moving is not something to be taken lightly, so it was only because he was so miserable at Atria that he was willing to subject himself to another move after only 5 months there. Despite seeing him day in and day out, the receptionist never even knew my father's name. My father was a highly active and engaged man until the final days of his life, but the activities at Atria seemed geared for people who had already given up on life, rather than still living it to the fullest. It basically feels like a place where people are waiting to die, rather than still enjoying life. It has token activities like chair exercise, but none that seem planned with thought and care for active seniors. When my father's money was stolen, I discovered through the California Social Services website, [removed that Atria Tamaplais Creek has been investigated 23 times by Social Services, with 11 of those visits in 2018 alone. There were also 4 citations for immediate health, safety or personal rights violations. Additionally, I found that Atria Corporate has, not surprisingly, received a C- grade by the Better Business Bureau, [removed] with 5 complaints filed in the past three years. I wish my father had never moved into Atria Tamalpais Creek, and I wish they cared about the money stolen on their watch. But since I can't change either, all I can do now is hope that others heed my advice: Think twice before sending your loved ones to Atria Tamalpais Creek. It might look safe, but I learned the hard way that it is not.


5.0
December 5, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Place seems great, but thy cannot accommodate my father. He needs too much care, for what they provide.


5.0
January 8, 2018
Robert Brown - Loved one of resident/client
Very Pleased

We moved my parents to Atria three years ago. My dad passed quickly, and my mom had to tranistion to the memory care (Life Guidance) unit due to advancing dementia. We experienced three moves in one year, and the staff was extremely helpful in these transitions. The facility is immaculately maintained, meals are very good, and the staff is incredibly caring and professional. I had always been warned that assisted living facilities typically increase the care charges significantly as residents age, but I was constantly amazed that Atria maintained my mother's care level as her abilities declined and she required more assistance. I can't say enough about how grateful we are to have had my parents live at Atria.


5.0
January 8, 2018
Robert Brown - Loved one of resident/client
Very Pleased

We moved my parents to Atria three years ago. My dad passed quickly, and my mom had to tranistion to the memory care (Life Guidance) unit due to advancing dementia. We experienced three moves in one year, and the staff was extremely helpful in these transitions. The facility is immaculately maintained, meals are very good, and the staff is incredibly caring and professional. I had always been warned that assisted living facilities typically increase the care charges significantly as residents age, but I was constantly amazed that Atria maintained my mother's care level as her abilities declined and she required more assistance. I can't say enough about how grateful we are to have had my parents live at Atria.


5.0
September 22, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful setting. Really professional staff.


3.0
September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Not considered. Did not have independent living


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