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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a San Rafael 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 Rafael, 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 Rafael or another care type is right for you. Browse 138 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in San Rafael.

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Cogir of San Rafael Memory Care

111 Merrydale Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903

4.0
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Cogir of San Rafael offers Alzheimer’s and memory care services with the comfort and freedom of a maintenance-free lifestyle in an enriching, safe and nurturing environment.Located in the heart of beautiful Marin County, our senior living community provides residents with inviting amenities,...

Drake Terrace

275 Los Ranchitos Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903

4.4
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Drake Terrace allows you the freedom to express yourself as you continue to learn and grow in this enriching environment. Whether you choose Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care, you will have many opportunities to participate in the heart and soul of this vibrant community....

Oakmont of San Rafael (Opening Early 2022)

3773 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, CA 94903

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Pacifica Senior Living Healdsburg

725 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

4.8
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

INDEPENDENT LIVINGApartments are rented on a monthly basis. Our studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are fully carpeted, with individual climate control and emergency call systems. At Healdsburg Senior Living, you will enjoy the privacy of your own individual apartment within a community of...

Pacifica Senior Living Vacaville

431 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

4.7
(70 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living of Vacaville is a community specifically designed for the care of those with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia related conditions.Our unique community consists of five charming cottages, each with a maximum of 15 residents. Residents enjoy the comforts of home with a...

Solano Life House

575 S. Jefferson Street, Dixon, CA 95620

4.8
(67 reviews)

Semi-Private

Welcome to Solano Life House. My name is Mary Felix, and I have been dedicated to senior care for eighteen years, and passionate about distinguishing Solano Life House as its Administrator since 2015, with award winning Memory Care. When considering care, you’ll have some key interests, so I’ll...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

Parkrose Gardens of Fairfield

1095 E Tabor Ave, Fairfield, CA 94533

4.0
(44 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Parkrose Gardens of Fairfield has been under new ownership & new management since April 1, 2021. We feature all-inclusive care at Parkrose Gardens, so there aren’t any costly levels of care to worry about paying each month: $3,950/mo for a Companion Studio (all-inclusive care). $4,950/mo for a...

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 Paulin Creek

2375 Range Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

3.8
(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Good Times, Good CompanyIf you have higher expectations of your golden years than a standard senior living community, look no further. Nestled among historic redwoods and stunning views of Sonoma County vineyards, your new community gives you the freedom to redefine what it means to be...

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 Rafael, CA

This picturesque, bayside Marin County town offers all the resources and conveniences of a modern city — like shopping and dining options, health care facilities, and transportation — along with one-of-a-kind museums and recreational areas that allow residents to absorb the surrounding Northern California landscape. Some of San Rafael’s most popular destinations include the Smith Rafael Film Center, the Museum of International Propaganda, and McNears Beach County Park.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in San Rafael 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 Rafael, CA

The median monthly cost of a private nursing home room in 2020 was about $15,200 in the San Rafael area and $11,400 in the state of California, according to Genworth.

Learn More About San Rafael, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Rafael are rated 26 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher than 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 Groceries Clothing
126 156 123 124 117 113

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
$102,477 per year $71,418 per year $87,599 per year $52,978 per year $53,627 per year $9,081 per year $2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Rafael include:

MarinHealth Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

San Rafael Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 110+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Weather and Climate

San Rafael’s climate is classified as Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm summers. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
49°F 56°F 41°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
68°F 81°F 55°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 100

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: 34″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
42 19.3% 58,727 3,517 per square mile 2.5

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)
0.9% 6.8% 1.4% 31.0% <0.1% 4.8% 57.0%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

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

2016 Presidential Election Results for Marin County

Democratic Republican Other
78.8% 15.9% 5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in San Rafael include:

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Marin History Museum
  • The Museum of International Propaganda
  • San Quentin Museum
  • Harbor Light Building
  • Saint Rafael Church

Outdoor attractions in San Rafael:

  • Terra Linda Park
  • Freitas Park
  • Boyd Memorial Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • McNears Beach County Park
  • Edgewood Botanical Garden

San Rafael’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Smith Rafael Film Center
  • Century Northgate
  • San Rafael Art and Wine Festival
  • Montecito Plaza
  • Northgate
  • Marin Square

Transportation

Marin County offers numerous local and regional transportation options available to San Rafael residents, including Marin Transit, Marin Access, and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. These providers operate buses, ferries, trains, and paratransit services. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in San Rafael.

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.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in California

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