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Mom has lived here for 2 years and is very pleased with her choice. The staff is friendly and really cares. The grounds are kept tidy. Apts have patios or balcony with either a view of the garden or the...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Valley Orchards is active retirement living in beautiful Sonoma County. We are a family owned and operated community that specializes in people. We do not require long term lease commitment or 'buy-in'. We ask for a deposit equal to one month's rent and a 'calendar month notice' should you choose...
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Photo of Cogir of Sonoma Senior Living
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44 Floor plans available
9.8
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The food varies between three and a half to four. Cogir is very well managed and maintained. They go out of their way to make the residents comfortable. Very positive. Nothing is perfect, but it's better...
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.
Cogir of Sonoma is a luxurious senior community in Sonoma, California. Located in a quiet residential area, our community is ideally situated near churches, banks, shopping, dining and medical facilities. Sonoma is a beautiful city with a rich history, counted among the world's finest...
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Photo of Atria Tamalpais Creek
1111 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
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9.3
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Very accommodating staff, laundry and cleaning staff is exceptional. Very helpful daily medication management. Food is ok, mostly frozen reheated meals, limited variety. I'm not sure how the activities are...
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 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...
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1616 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.0
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9.0
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Very disappointed for sudden departure of the Sales person who helped us acclimate. It has been a huge transition for my brother and making a personal connection greatly influenced our decision to move to...
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.
Rohnert Park Retirement Community is an independent and assisted living community located in Rohnert Park, California. Our community, located in Sonoma County, lies in the heart of wine country just a short drive north from San Francisco. Set on five acres of rolling hills and open pastures,...
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7.5
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Clearwater at Sonoma Hills is a wonderful, clean place with a friendly and caring staff. My mother has adjusted well and now calls it home (even though, of course, she would have preferred to be in her...
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.
Make a lifelong commitment to living well with Clearwater at Sonoma Hills, an assisted living & memory care community in Rohnert Park offering 94 well-appointed apartment homes with both private and shared living options. Our community encourages residents to live a purposeful life by...
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22 Floor plans available
7.3
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7.3
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33 reviews
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Good communication when looking at the place and asking questions. Afterwards, a bit confusing on who to talk to as there is no single point of contact for residents. Different people handle different...
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 Windsong of SonomaCommunity & Location Highlights:Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood with beautiful views of the Sonoma Mountains, minutes from historic downtown Petaluma, half an hour from the Sea Shore and 30 miles north of San Francisco.Our Central location provides easy...
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This facility has exceeded my expectations. Due to the recent fire in the area, I had to find a place for my Mother very quickly and they were very cooperative and flexible in getting her in. When you first...
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.
Springfield Place offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Springfield Place we have set...
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They sought out my parents, and invited them to join all sorts of activities, and services they provide, such as van services, and setting up doctors' appointment. They actually knock on your door and...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Sonoma Hills is a luxury retirement apartment facility located 46 miles northeast of San Francisco in the historic town of Sonoma, CA. Sonoma's climate is ideal for retirement living; the temperature in summer seldom reaches 95 degrees and in the winter seldom falls below 38 degrees. Tourism is...
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Photo of Cogir on Napa Road Assisted Living and Memory Care
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33 Floor plans available
3.0
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15 reviews
3.0
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The staff is very friendly and very caring. Communication is very good between the staff and our family. They keep us well informed and up to date. The community is very neat, clean, has great food and...
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.
Welcome to Cogir on Napa Road! Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living, Memory and Hospice Care in Sonoma, California.Make yourself at home at Cogir on Napa Road, located in Sonoma, California. It's a friendly, flexible environment that celebrates your individuality and nurtures your soul. We...
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They have a beautiful back area. They need to improve on communication, and on having more staff. Overall, they need to hire more staff, especially for physical therapy.
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.
Sonoma Grove is a family owned Assisted Living facility specializing in memory care. It is located in the heart of Wine Country, Sonoma, California.Under new management, completely remodeled in 2020We are licensed by the State of California and are surveyed under Title 22 regulations.Our...
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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: 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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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: 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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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Westlake Springs Retirement. Although the Springs enjoys country views of rolling hills and green farmlands, the property is near shopping, a short distance from a medical complex and a short putt to the newest golf course. You can participate in a wide range of activities, both in-house and away...
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
A New Begining For Your Retirement Living. Westlake Wine Country House is a luxury congregate retirement facilit located 46 miles northeast of San Francisco, in the historic town of Sonoma. Sonoma's climate is ideal for retirement living. The temperature in summer seldom reaches 95 degrees and in...
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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.
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
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 independent living in Petaluma, CA

The average cost of senior living in Petaluma is $4,934 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Napa, CA with an average of $4,649 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Petaluma, CA vs. nearby cities

Petaluma, CA
$4,934/mo
$5,257/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Petaluma, CA vs. the state and national average

Petaluma, CA
$4,934/mo
U.S. national average
$3,980/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Petaluma vs. other types of senior living

$5,600/mo
Independent Living
$4,934/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Petaluma, CA by room type

Semi-Private
$5,865/mo
Studio
$5,201/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,823/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,293/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Petaluma over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Petaluma

Recent reviews for independent living in Petaluma

Brookdale Chanate in Santa Rosa, CA

3.5
The staff is very friendly to my mom and to our family. They do take a serious interest in the care of the residents. However, it does appear that they are short staffed, since there is quite a delay in response times to emails/calls.

Springfield Place in Petaluma, CA

4.0
We toured a few different communities and this one seemed to be the best fit for my mom. She is doing well here.She is starting to meet new residents and make some friends. She is participating in some of the activities. She really likes the food. The community is always clean and well ...
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AlmaVia of San Rafael

5.0
Great facility that is meeting all my parents needs! Great for memory care. The staff is very friendly and helpful to get them adjusted

Petaluma independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Petaluma independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Petaluma, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Petaluma independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Petaluma partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Petaluma, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
22.7%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
36.4%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
36.4%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
45.5%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
9.1%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Petaluma independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Petaluma communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Petaluma, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
36.4%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
40.9%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
40.9%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
36.4%
16.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Petaluma independent 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 independent living communities in Petaluma offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Petaluma, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
40.9%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
27.3%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
31.8%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
40.9%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
45.5%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
45.5%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
45.5%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
27.3%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
45.5%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
45.5%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
45.5%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
22.7%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
36.4%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
45.5%
45.3%
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Greenhills Care Home, Cogir of Sonoma Senior Living and The Inn on Villa Lane are the top-rated independent living facilities near Petaluma, California. See full list of communities.

There are 26 independent living facilities near Petaluma, California. See the full list.

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