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Cardinal Point

2431 Mariner Square, Alameda, CA 94501

9.7
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5.0
“Exceptional care at Cardinal Point”
My mom been living here for over 10 years. Now as she is aging she started to receive care service. The level of attention and support provided to residents is truly commendable. The staff’s dedication to ensuring comfort, safety, and genuine happiness is evident in every interaction. From

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Pet friendly

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9.7Review score16 reviews
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Care Services
4.6
Staff
4.9
Meals & Dining
4.9
Activities
4.5
Value for Cost
4.3
A Place for Mom has scored Cardinal Point with 9.7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 10 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Cardinal Point has 16 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.7 out of 5.
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Betsy L - Toured community
Independent Living
January 1, 2024
5.0
Wow
Visited this facility not knowing what to expect… I was wowed by the professionalism of the staff and the cleanliness of the grounds. I appreciated the timely manner I was attended to and then the cheerfulness of the marketing director and the willingness to answer all of my questions was a major plus for me. Without a doubt I 100% recommend you to visit and consider Cardinal Point for your future home.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Amy L - Family/friend
Assisted Living
December 30, 2023
5.0
“Exceptional care at Cardinal Point”
My mom been living here for over 10 years. Now as she is aging she started to receive care service. The level of attention and support provided to residents is truly commendable. The staff’s dedication to ensuring comfort, safety, and genuine happiness is evident in every interaction. From personalized attention to fostering a vibrant community, their commitment to individual needs is remarkable. Highly recommend cardinal point for their outstanding care and warm, welcoming atmosphere!”
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Ignacio - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 30, 2023
5.0
Our Little Heaven on Earth
My wife and I have lived at Cardinal Point since March of 2020, and have been very happy here. Our 1100 sq. Ft. apartment is very comfortable, and the staff is congenial and competent.  We participate in numerous activities that keep us well entertained. We take great pride in serving on the culinary committee and are able to make suggestions to our head chef on menu options. We feel safe , heard and happy.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Cori - Industry reviewer
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
Outstanding!
At Cardinal Point Senior Living, the kaleidoscope of activities available is nothing short of remarkable, offering residents a vibrant mosaic of enriching experiences. The staff, embodying warmth and dedication, turn daily routines into cherished moments, fostering a sense of belonging. The commitment to cleanliness is evident in every meticulous detail, ensuring a pristine environment. Amidst this background the community buzzes with infectious joy of happy residents, making Cardinal Point not just a place to live but a haven where life flourishes in a symphony of activities, attentive staff, cleanliness, and resident happiness.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Roberta B - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
Why I love Cardinal Point.
I have lived at Cardinal Point for seven years. I am 94 & love the staff, the food, my apartment, the ability to walk to a big shopping area, the lovely little movie theater & much more that makes Cardinal Point MY HOME !!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
3
Value for Cost
5
Jane L - Family/friend
Independent Living
December 14, 2023
5.0
Enrichment
My mother has recently moved from a home in Walnut Creek to Cardinal Point in Alameda. This brings her close to family and friends and we couldn’t be happier. The staff has been wonderful. Supportive and empathic. It is a great move for her. She is settling in nicely, taking advantage of exercise, gatherings, excursions and making new friends.,
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Catherine C - Resident/client
Independent Living
September 8, 2022
5.0
New Chapter
I could write pages about the positive qualities of Oakmont Cardinal Point. The competent, caring, thoughtful - and friendly fun - staff have been well documented, as has the location on the estuary, architecture, and decor of our building. Having varying levels of exercise classes is a much appreciated positive for me. I also like the other many and varied activities available. The best part is that I can maintain my own autonomy: either join a group or enjoy my own space. Of course, transitioning into a senior facility means letting go of some of our lifestyle; to my surprise, I realize that I have gained so much more than I lost. The acclimation process can be a challenge, but OK if managed with humor, interest in others - and patience. An example would be learning the protocols of our dining process. Very good food, by the way. Here at Cardinal Point, I am happy, safe, content, and have a strong sense of being well cared for.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Renee T - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 31, 2022
5.0
Wonderful office and wonderful people
Wonderful office and wonderful people. Delicious food and excellent amenities
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
RICHARD L SPEES - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 26, 2022
5.0
12 years of happiness
My wife and i moved into a great apartment at Cardinal Point 12 years ago. Regrettably my wife passed away a year ago and I live alone so I depend upon all of the services of this facility. The food is very high quality and varied and well prepared and the care is friendly and professional to keep residents safe, secure, and well entertained.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
Kathleen H - Toured community
Independent Living
August 25, 2022
4.0
Compact Charm on the Alameda Waterfront
My husband and I toured Oakmont as part of our search for our eventual landing spot for retirement living with a care component. We had an overall positive view of the property and community spaces and personal living areas. We were matched with a resident and shared lunch with him. That was a totally delightful experience! The menu was more exciting than I might have expected for lunch; the food was prepared on a par with nice restaurants and the presentation was equally attractive. I had a composed salad and salmon and both were done to perfection.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
3
Value for Cost
4
anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
February 19, 2021
4.0
Verified Review
I would recommend
We chose Oakmont because of the proximity to our former home that we lived in for over 50 years. It is a community that we knew and we knew people who have lived here as well. We are in the largest apartment they have which is 2 bedrooms 2 bath, it is great size. They do have other options on room sizes as well. The staff are still very attentive and they address your questions and needs. I would recommend to others looking as long as you can afford it.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Meals & Dining
4
Value for Cost
3
Pam Rocco - Family/friend
Independent Living
March 11, 2016
5.0
Verified Review
Review of Cardinal Point - Alameda, CA
I am so impressed by the competent and caring staff at Cardinal Point. My mother-in-law has lived there for 2 1/2 years and said, "I wish I had moved here 10 years ago!" She was in a nursing home briefly a few months ago and couldn't wait to get home to Cardinal Point. Ramon the social director deserves special praise (and maybe a raise) for his dedication and sensitivity to the residents' needs.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Glenna B. - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 30, 2015
5.0
Verified Review
Very happy here
I have been a resident of this community approximately one and one half months. I had researched several facilities in my area and decided this one, Cardinal Point, was the one I most wanted to join. I am very happy here and plan to live here for the rest of my life.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Robin - Family/friend
Independent Living
August 15, 2014
4.0
Verified Review
Clean and friendly with good food, but a lot of money.
It's very clean, and the staff is really friendly. They are quick to respond to questions and concerns. The food is excellent. We chose them for a combination of reasons, we liked the look and feel of the whole place, the quality of the food was good, and we liked the people. It was also in a good location for us. It is a lot of money, but there is a waiting list and it can be hard to get in.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
5
Activities
5
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Independent Living
December 28, 2012
3.0
Verified Review
this a inderpedent first
this a inderpedent first
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
3
Activities
3
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Independent Living
December 23, 2012
5.0
Verified Review
loved it, but i don't know if i can a...
loved it, but i don't know if i can afford it.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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Amenities
at Cardinal Point

Healthcare Services

  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Diabetic Care
  • Medication Management

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided
  • Kosher
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Vegan
  • Professional Chef
  • Gluten-free
  • Room Service
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • Organic
  • International Cuisine
  • No Sugar
  • Vegetarian

Room Amenities

  • Kitchenette
  • Full kitchen
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Bath Tubs
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Fireplaces
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Air Conditioned

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Café or Bistro
  • Private Dining Room
  • Bar or Pub

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Transportation at Cost

Pets

  • Pet Care Available
  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Weight Limit (lbs)

Common areas

  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Barber Shop
  • Indoor Atrium
  • Central Fireplace
  • Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
  • Library
  • TV Lounge
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Computer or Media Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Main Street Shops
  • Meeting Room
  • Outside Patio

Recreational areas

  • Fitness Center
  • Billiards Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Piano or Organ
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Ballroom
  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Movie or Theater Room

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping and Errands
  • Beautician
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

  • Filipino
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Farsi
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • English
  • German
  • French

Activities

  • Gardening Club
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Cooking Classes
  • Karaoke
  • Holiday Parties
  • Water Aerobics
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Community Service Programs
  • Happy Hour
  • Activities Off-site
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Stretching Classes
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Art Classes
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Activities On-site
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Visiting Rabbi
  • Jewish Services
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wine Tasting
  • Catholic Services
  • Birthday Parties
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Trivia Games
  • Other Religious Services
  • Live Well Programs
  • Tai Chi

Neighborhoods
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