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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a San Mateo nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in San Mateo, CA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in San Mateo or another care type is right for you. Browse 130 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in San Mateo.

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Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

4.0
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Atria has served the families of San Mateo. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404

4.6
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The community’s central location puts older people within easy walking distance of boutiques, cafés and...

Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

4.3
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

About Sunrise of San MateoSunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike and nurturing setting with personal services and engaging activities for seniors of all life stages. Located just minutes away from downtown San Mateo, California, our residents may enjoy a variety of fine dining, shopping and...

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

4.9
(199 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening.Pacifica Senior...

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Pacifica Senior Living Union City

33883 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587

4.8
(202 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Union City is an assisted living senior community that is located in Union City, California. What makes our community unique is its program that is designed to enrich the body, mind, and soul. For the mind, Pacifica Senior Living Union City offers services such as...

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

2361 E 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

4.3
(122 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of seniors in all stages of life. They offer everything from independent living to dementia care. They even offer support services for family members, including support groups for those interested. Elderly...

Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa

995 East Market Street, Daly City, CA 94014

4.8
(129 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Specialized Memory Care program uniquely designed to meet all of our residents’ cognitive, social and physical needs. Complimentary scheduled transportation, medication management, daily housekeeping and more! Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa is strictly a Dementia and Alzheimer's Memory Care...

Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

4.7
(124 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Atria Burlingame offers a progressive senior living community for active adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which provides scenic views for nearly every apartment. We are also convenient to the shops and...

Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

4.2
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Willow Glen provides all the comforts of home in a resort-like community. Invite family and friends to enjoy a walk through courtyards with lush landscaping and koi ponds, or take an outing to nearby downtown San Jose. Atria Willow Glen offers easy access to shopping, banks, medical...

The Village at Hayes Valley

624 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4.1
(56 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Village at Hayes Valley is a 47-bed community offering specialized care for high-needs assisted living as well as innovative dementia dementia care. Located in San Francisco's vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood and set in a beautifully restored Victorian, The Village at Hayes Valley imbues a...

Atria Sunnyvale

175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

4.2
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Belmont Village San Jose

500 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

4.3
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Belmont Village of San Jose, California is located in a city that is renowned for its quality of life, beautiful climate, and variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. The facility is ideally situated directly across the street from the famed...

Atria Daly City

501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015

4.0
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

At Atria Daly City, you'll find a serene and welcoming senior community with all the comforts of home. Residents enjoy a diverse social calendar with an extensive continued learning program. Surrounded by beautiful wooded walkways, Atria Daly City provides views of the courtyard or of the...

Atria Evergreen Valley

4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135

4.4
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Evergreen Valley provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In choosing this community, our residents...

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

3.7
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Belmont Village Sunnyvale

1039 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

4.2
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The community of Belmont Village of Sunnyvale is conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The facility is situated in a prime residential area, assisted living residents have easy access to shopping, restaurants, healthcare facilities and places of...

Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

1420 Curci Drive, San Jose, CA 95126

4.1
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Set in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood, Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen offers easy senior living in a modern building with large apartments. Enjoy the small-town feel and being within walking distance of outdoor cafes, coffee shops, boutiques and bookstores. The high-ceilinged, airy building...

Atria Valley View

1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

4.5
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

With the classic California ambiance of a Mission-style lodge, Atria Valley View is a vibrant assisted living community nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, conveniently located near downtown, shopping, banking and the John Muir Medical Center.Recently redeveloped to create strong indoor-outdoor...

Brookdale San Jose

1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123

4.2
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Experience the Good LifeWhile we are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in San Jose, California, you might get the impression you stumbled upon a family reunion when you show up on our doorstep for the first time. Our team will greet you with warm smiles and you’ll hear the sound of...

The Commons at Dallas Ranch

4751 Dallas Ranch Rd, Antioch, CA 94531

4.1
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Commons at Dallas Ranch, where elegance and excellence go hand in hand. The beautiful city of Antioch, California is located just east of the East Bay, within easy reach of the San Francisco Bay area and all its dining, cultural and, shopping attractions. Antioch is home to The Commons at...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Learn More About Nursing Homes in San Mateo, CA

A smaller Bay Area city, San Mateo sits nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay and augments its ideal location with many memorable parks, an active downtown area, and popular museums.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in San Mateo are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in San Mateo, CA

The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home is about $12,900 in the San Francisco metro area and around $10,600 in the state of California, according to Genworth.

Learn More About San Mateo, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Mateo are rated 31 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also substantially above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
131 160 130 130 123 121

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$113,031 per year $62,398 per year $102,688 per year $54,048 per year $71,017 per year $8,455 per year $2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Mateo include:

San Mateo Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 440+
  • Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, skilled nursing

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Sequoia Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, physical therapy, ICU

Weather and Climate

Like much of coastal California, San Mateo has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and cool summers, where temperatures are moderated throughout the year by ocean breezes. Summers in San Mateo tend to be dry with cool winds and fog — an effect of the Santa Cruz Mountains which stand between the city and the Pacific — and winters usually have more rainfall. Like most of the Bay Area, San Mateo County has different microclimates as a result of varying elevation levels and weather influences from the ocean, which means that certain areas are noticeably sunnier on a regular basis, whereas others tend to receive much more rainfall. The average humidity level in San Mateo is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
50°F 57°F 43°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
63°F 71°F 55°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 133

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 23.4″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
41.1 15.1% 105,907 8,731.3 per square mile 2.4

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.5% 23.0% 2.0% 24.8% 2.0% 6.5% 43.1%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for San Francisco.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Francisco: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Mateo County

Democratic Republican Other
76.4% 18.7% 4.9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

A smaller Bay Area city, San Mateo sits nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay and augments its ideal location with many memorable parks, an active downtown area, and popular museums.

At Coyote Point, a large coastal park and one of the city’s most prominent destinations, visitors gaze north for breathtaking views of the Golden Gate City and can spend an entire day at CuriOdyssey, an interactive science museum with wildlife and environmental exhibits. Just outside of town to the south, the historic landmark Filioli is a 654-acre country estate encompassing a Georgian Revival mansion, pristine Italian gardens, an orchard, and nature trails.

Downtown San Mateo features more than 800 restaurants, bars, and shops — plus historic buildings and local street art largely influenced by the city’s Spanish and Japanese roots — making it one of the most vibrant business districts among suburban towns in the Bay Area. Families praise San Mateo Central Park, known for its Japanese Garden with a pond and tea house, as well as an ice skating rink and a miniature train. Other in-town getaways for outdoors enthusiasts include Seal Point Park for bayfront windsurfing, Mariners Point Golf Center for a short course along the coast, and Laurelwood Park for picturesque picnic spots and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain. Sawyer Camp Trail — a paved, six-mile-long path along Crystal Springs Reservoir — begins just on the west edge of town and makes scenic hiking and biking as convenient as ever.

Transportation

As part of the Bay Area, San Mateo offers many public transportation options. The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) provides bus service through San Mateo and surrounding cities in the county, and the Oakland-based AC Transit bus service provides routes across San Francisco Bay to Alameda County via the San Mateo Bridge. The commuter rail service Caltrain runs from San Jose to San Francisco and has three stations within San Mateo. SamTrans has a Senior Mobility Guide and offers discounted rates for seniors as well as a paratransit service. AC Transit and Caltrain also offer discounted tickets for seniors.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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