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10 Best Independent Living Communities in San Jose, CA

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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.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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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
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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.
Santana Terrace is a brand new Apartment community, we are located only steps away from Santana Row and more! Our amazing community features amazing common areas to enjoy with your Family and Friends. Our amenities include a roof deck with BBQ grills, serene gardens, a pet run, dog wash area,...
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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.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
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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.
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This place was highly recommended by my accountant, who has many clients in TLG, so she knows they don't do funky financial stuff (unlike Forum). My mother stayed here from age 89-93, 2017-2021, in The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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.
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.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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.
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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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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Cost of independent living in San Jose, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Jose is $5,547 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA with an average of $5,019 per month.

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

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

San Jose, CA
$5,837/mo
U.S. national average
$4,090/mo

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

$6,714/mo
Independent Living
$5,837/mo

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

Semi-Private
$6,573/mo
Studio
$9,158/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,032/mo
2 Bedroom
$8,761/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in San Jose over time

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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 families are saying about independent living in San Jose

Recent reviews for independent living in San Jose

Golden Heritage Living in San Jose, CA

5.0
This place is an excellent facility that specializes in the care of Chinese speaking people. It is well maintained and the staff is always ready to help. My mom lived there until she passed .

Ivy Park at Palo Alto

5.0
From the looks of our visits, my mom is experiencing a good, new lifestyle. She has made the transition just fine. We are getting the doctor set up and I am familiar with the staff. They are great workers and I think the facility is great too. The manager, staff, nurses, are all very nice, all ...
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Sunrise of Sunnyvale

5.0
I took a tour with [name removed] , what a sweetheart. She was professional, knowledgeable and represented the company well. I am looking a ways out, but defiantly my first choice. I was very impressed. They also have a great Asian infused menu.

Research services for seniors in San Jose, CA

In San Jose, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

San Jose, California, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in San Jose include bus routes and train routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. San Jose has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

San Jose offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Kaiser Foundation Hospital-San Jose and the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

San Jose offers a variety of entertainment options. The city’s rolling hills and year-round sunshine make it the perfect place for outdoor activities. Seniors can enjoy strolling the city’s gardens, golfing at the local courses, or visiting the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. San Jose also offers several historic sites and museums to explore — tour the infamous Winchester Mystery House to view peculiar architecture, view famous paintings at San Jose Museum of Art, or visit the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Seniors can even visit the Cypress Senior Center to find new events.

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Sunrise of Sunnyvale, Cogir of Fremont Senior Living and Atria Willow Glen are the top-rated independent living facilities near San Jose, California. See full list of communities.

There are 71 independent living facilities near San Jose, California. See the full list.

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