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Paradise Villa

2177 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

3.0
(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

About the communityWelcome to Paradise Villa Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our senior living community is pleasantly located in Santa Cruz, California, on 17th Avenue. We’re a dignified and affordable solution for families seeking assisted living care in the area. For over 40 years we’ve...

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

4.9
(198 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...

Pacifica Senior Living Union City

33883 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587

4.8
(190 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 Mission Villa

995 East Market Street, Daly City, CA 94014

4.8
(128 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...

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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...

The Park Lane

200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey, CA 93940

4.8
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At The Park Lane, your days belong entirely to you. Spend time exploring the many Monterey Peninsula attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, the scenic Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel art galleries or the vineyards of Carmel Valley. Enjoy gof at some of the most prestigious and...

Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

4.1
(74 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...

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...

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...

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

3.7
(51 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...

Atria Evergreen Valley

4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135

4.5
(42 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...

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...

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...

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...

Fremont Hills

35490 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

4.3
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Fremont Hills Assisted Living. We are proud to be Fremont's premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Fremont Hills Assisted Living is where residents can enjoy life and their families can have peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are being cared for with dignity and...

Casa Sandoval Senior Living

1200 Russell Way, Hayward, CA 94541

4.1
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

At Casa Sandoval, we promote independence through a vibrant, active and healthy senior living community.Our decisions and actions are rooted in an understanding of our residents’ needs, animated by the precepts within the MorningStar mission and core values (Casa Sandoval is managed by...

Atria Almaden NOW OPEN

4610 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118

5.0
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Now Open in South San Jose, Atria Almaden is a modern senior living community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. Conveniently located near Thousand Oaks Park and Santana Row, the community offers what you are looking for in...

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020

4.1
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is a gated senior community set on a tranquil five-acre tract near downtown Gilroy. Enjoy a plethora of relaxing activities and attractions — art and food festivals, boating, hiking areas, golf and shopping. The team provides a high level of services, including...

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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
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Learn More About Nursing Homes in Santa Cruz, CA

A picturesque coastal California gem just south of the Bay Area, Santa Cruz offers many conveniences and attractions typical of a large urban center but still retains the charm of a beach town or seaside resort. An iconic amusement park, unique museums, diverse shopping and dining experiences, and several healthcare facilities combine to make Santa Cruz a well-rounded city with a wide variety of entertainment options. The region’s warm Mediterranean climate provides year-round opportunities to enjoy Santa Cruz to the fullest. Pristine beaches and natural areas, like Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, create all kinds of possibilities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle — and Northern California’s wine country is never far away.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, CA

The median monthly cost of a private nursing home room in 2020 was about $12,500 in the Santa Cruz area and $11,400 in the state of California, according to Genworth.

Learn More About Santa Cruz, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Cruz are rated nine points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated 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 Groceries Clothing
109 129 102 107 106 102

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
$90,244 per year $54,913 per year $67,765 per year $35,608 per year $43,394 per year $5,835 per year $1,375 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Santa Cruz include:

Dominican Hospital

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 220+
  • Specialties: emergency care, ICU, joint replacement

Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 30+
  • Specialties: arthroscopy, joint replacement, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Santa Cruz’s climate is classified as warm-summer Mediterranean, meaning the city experiences mild, wet winters and mostly dry summers. The average humidity level is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during February at about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
51°F 61°F 40°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
64°F 75°F 53°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 101

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: 31″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
32 11.7% 63,054 4,949 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)
0.4% 9.8% 1.9% 21.1% 0.2% 5.9% 62.6%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

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

2016 Presidential Election Results for Santa Cruz County

Democratic Republican Other
75% 17.8% 7.3%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Santa Cruz include:

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
  • The Victorians of Walnut Avenue, Castro Adobe, Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Santa Cruz Wharf

Outdoor attractions in Santa Cruz:

  • Ocean View Park, Neary Lagoon Park, Harvey West Park, Seabright State Beach, Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Moore Creek Preserve, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Neary Lagoon Park
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Santa Cruz’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Regal Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Del Mar Theatre
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival, Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival, Monterey Birding Festival
  • San Lorenzo Park Plaza Shopping Center, Gateway Plaza

Transportation

Santa Cruz METRO operates bus routes in Santa Cruz and neighboring cities, as well as an express bus to San Jose. For cyclists, Santa Cruz has many facilities catered to bike transit, such as lockers and racks throughout the city to make biking a viable option for transportation within the city. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Santa Cruz.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in California

Westwind Memory Care, Atria Almaden NOW OPEN and Oakmont of Silver Creek NOW OPEN are the top rated nursing homes near Santa Cruz, California. See full list of communities.

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