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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Stanford, CA

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44 Floor plans available
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9.9
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Very great tour and lunch. I have an overall positive experience here. Feels very homey and they do take a higher level of care.
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 Sunrise of SunnyvaleCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in beautiful Sunnyvale, CANear El Camino HospitalRooftop garden with stunning views of the surrounding regionConvenient access via Highways 85, 101, 880 and 280Minutes from Sunnyvale Town Center, featuring Macy's...
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66 Floor plans available
9.3
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22 reviews
9.3
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22 reviews
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Definitely a good place depending on what you're looking for. Bridgepoint is pretty low-key and feels like a family oriented place. Staff is very friendly. It may be a little short on services depending on...
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.
BridgePoint at Los Altos is a full-service independent and assisted living community with a monthly rental in the residential neighborhood of Los Altos. Studio, alcove studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments feature a patio or balcony for relaxing and taking in the beautiful oak and fruit...
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88 Floor plans available
9.1
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105 reviews
9.1
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Atria life guidance is a good place for Alzheimers residents. The staffis very patient and compassionate. The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars is the shortage of staff. Sometimes there is only one...
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 Sunnyvale is a welcoming assisted living community in a lovely, quiet neighborhood situated close to downtown Sunnyvale, California. Residents and their families can enjoy a stroll along winding walkways or relax in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Or they may prefer to entertain...
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44 Floor plans available
8.7
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23 reviews
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23 reviews
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My Mom was in Memory Care for 6 years. She got great care but hated every minute. I have a lot of experience with "assisted living. Everyone hates it but we're all going to need it at the beginning and end...
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 Sunrise of BelmontCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Belmont, CANear the San Mateo Medical CenterNext to Carlmont Village Shopping CenterFantastic views of the San Francisco peninsula coastal hillsNear a library, art center and parkSunrise of Belmont in Belmont,...
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33 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
8.6
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62 reviews
8.6
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62 reviews
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3 star
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The staff is very helpful and friendly, but do not intrude when not needed. The environment supports a lot of autonomy that many seniors would appreciate. They also somehow know when more support...
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.
Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...
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8.0
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7 reviews
8.0
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My loved one is currently a resident at Palo Alto Commons and everything about her experience at this facility has been great so far. Things seem to be working out well for her. The move in process went...
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.
Palo Alto Commons is family owned and has been operating since 1990. Providing premier assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and exclusive, specialized higher levels of care in a lovely, residential setting. A month to month rental structure allows for flexibility and peace of mind. Our...
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77 Floor plans available
8.0
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Everyone from the receptionist to the administrators to the caregivers has been very kind and does their best to make my husband feel comfortable and at home. Our experience was a bit different because at...
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.
•Personalized assisted living and memory care services•Set in the heart of Silicon Valley, Within easy reach of downtown Sunnyvale, upscale boutiques, restaurants, and parks.•Elegant studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites•Included services: three meals per day, weekly housekeeping, weekly...
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44 Floor plans available
7.0
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14 reviews
7.0
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14 reviews
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We picked this community, because my aunt knew people who lived thereThe facility is very nice as are the services. Interactions with the team is somewhat challenging as there's no single point of contact....
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 Sunrise of Palo AltoCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Palo Alto, CA.Near Stanford hospitals and clinics, as well as Palo Alto Medical Foundation.Easy access to Stanford University, theatres, and Palo Alto Art Center; walking distance to shopping and dining on...
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6.4
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12 reviews
6.4
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12 reviews
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The staff is very welcoming when we visit. They encourage us to visit at anytime. We see the staff being nice to other residents as well. Staff seems to like their jobs. We've been there about a year now....
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.
At Oakmont of Redwood City, you will enjoy living in a quiet, residential community by the San Francisco Bay, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. Within easy reach of the shops, restaurants, and parks along El Camino Real, our community is just off the 101 and close to I-280,...
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This place has been wonderful, for the most part, with my loved one. They are caring and keep me informed. They are quick to respond to changes or needs that may arise. They try to accommodate special needs...
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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Lovely, small community of 55 or less. Great location. Very cute and clean apartments. Executive staff very kind and gives immediate attention to concerns or requests. Wish we had found it long ago. Great!!
Provides: Assisted 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.
Welcome to Vista Terrace of Belmont Senior Living!We offer both independent and assisted living. We offer studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedroom apartments, many have lovely views of the bay area and also the Belmont hills, and some of our apartments have charming walk-out terraces. Pets are...
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88 Floor plans available
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.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...
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Provides: Assisted 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.
In a beautiful downtown Palo Alto neighborhood, there’s a not-for-profit retirement community filled with independent thinkers leading amazing lives. They’re learning and growing. Going and doing. Exploring the new and savoring the familiar. Lifting their voices and taking action to make the...
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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.
Webster House is a continuing care retirement community located close to the Stanford University campus and a short walk from downtown Palo Alto.Sunrise Independent Living is for seniors who want to maintain their rich and rewarding life without the responsibilities of running a household....
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Provides: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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: 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.
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.
Private-Relaxing-Rural Home with a Room for Rent in the Los Altos Hills.            Enjoy the view of the bay from this tree filled property with deer, rabbits, birds and crickets.  Sit out on the lovely deck or in the open air sitting...
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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.
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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, 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.
Located in beautiful Palo Alto on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Moldow Family Residences aims to be a "place where your spirit can thrive." We offer a complete care system for senior adults. Our independent living apartments cater to active adults. The maintenance-free units vary in...
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.

Cost of independent living in Stanford, CA

The average cost of senior living in Stanford is $5,949 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include San Carlos, CA with an average of $5,496 per month.

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

Stanford, CA
$5,949/mo
$5,592/mo
$5,502/mo

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

Stanford, CA
$5,949/mo
U.S. national average
$4,090/mo

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

$6,569/mo
Independent Living
$5,949/mo

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

Semi-Private
$7,973/mo
Studio
$7,776/mo
1 Bedroom
$9,337/mo
2 Bedroom
$10,433/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Stanford over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Stanford

Recent reviews for independent living in Stanford

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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Rosemont Gardens in San Leandro, CA

5.0
Excellent caring staff. Clean place. My Auntie [name removed] is here. I visited from Anaheim California. My auntie Husband just passed away. My auntie looked beautiful and happy. I talked with staff and they were very professional

Stanford independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Stanford independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Stanford, 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 Stanford 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 Stanford partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Stanford, CANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
13.6%
19.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
27.3%
32.5%
No sugar
No sugar
27.3%
30%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
25%
31.8%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
13.6%
7.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Stanford 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 Stanford communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Stanford, CANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
20.5%
34.6%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
27.3%
41.5%
Room service
Room service
20.5%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
15.9%
16.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Stanford 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 Stanford offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Stanford, CANational
Activity director
Activity director
27.3%
43.3%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
25%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
13.6%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
31.8%
47.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
29.5%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
34.1%
52.9%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
22.7%
41.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
25%
36%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
27.3%
39.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
29.5%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
29.5%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
15.9%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
15.9%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
29.5%
45.1%
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Frequently Asked Questions

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There are 44 independent living facilities near Stanford, California. See the full list.

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