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San Francisco Senior Living Resources

San Francisco is an iconic West Coast city that is home to world-class medical facilities, a diverse cultural scene and an enviable year-round coastal climate. Those who are looking for senior living in San Francisco will find options ranging from affordable group settings to high-end, resort style adult communities. With its distinctive neighborhoods, abundance of public parks and natural beauty, San Francisco is the perfect place to call home.

Cost of Senior Living in San Francisco, CA

Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live, San Francisco hosts surprisingly affordable senior least when compared to other cities in its metropolitan area. Senior living costs are highest in Lafayette, where the median income is three times the national average. San Carlos, an affluent suburb to the north of Redwood City, is the second most expensive. The rest of the top five most expensive cities for senior living are similarly affluent Bay Area suburbs, according to the Senior Living Cost Index at A Place for Mom.

Oakland is the fifth least expensive city for senior living in the area in spite of recent economic growth. The progressive city of Berkeley comes in second, followed by Emeryville - another outlying city experiencing healthy job growth. San Pablo boast the least expensive assisted living costs in the metro region, but only marginally behind Berkeley.

How Senior Living Costs Compare to Residential Real Estate

  • Home prices in the San Francisco area increased by 14.8% from 2014 to 2015 according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage.
  • Senior living costs increased by 3.6% in the state of California during that same period.
  • Homes in the San Francisco area stayed on market for an average of 19 days in 2015.

Median Monthly Senior Living Costs In San Francisco, California

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Five Most Expensive Cities for Senior Living in the San Francisco Area (Monthly)

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Five Least Expensive Cities for Senior Living in the San Francisco Area (Monthly)

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San Francisco, CA

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Senior Living in San Francisco, CA is:

  • 0.3% less expensive than the state of California
  • 9.7% more expensive than the West region
  • 10.1% more expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Professional Senior Services

Explore the Directory to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Elder Law Attorneys

Our San Francisco elder abuse lawyers offer legal services in a wide range of legal practice areas, including elder law (financial elder abuse, physical elder abuse), insurance fraud, banking fraud, annuities fraud, estate planning and more. We believe in providing objective and straightforward legal advice that is tailored to meet the needs of your unique situation. We are proactive in trying to reach successful results for your case and will work diligently on your behalf.

Law Offices of Helene V. Wenzel & Elder Works
(415) 359-0223

Helene works with seniors and their families to prepare for aging, possible incapacity, long-term care and nursing home care by drafting or updating wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. If needed, we prepare conservatorships; and help with asset management and Medi-Cal eligibility. At death, we work closely with families on post death issues, trust administration and probate.

Located in Walnut Creek, our East Bay Elder Law firm specializes in Conservatorships, Trusts and Estates, Long term care planning, and Elder Abuse matters.​ ​

Law Offices of Jason Louie


At The Law Offices of Jason Louie our attorneys do one thing . . . INHERITANCE LAW. Our highly honored attorneys strive to serve our local senior community through volunteerism and providing legal counseling to seniors. We provide culturally sensitive legal services in the areas of ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATING OF ESTATES, TRUST ADMINISTRATION, INHERITANCE LAWSUITS, and CONSERVATORSHIPS. Night and weekend appointments are available and all initial phone consultations with an attorney are complimentary. So why not call today to speak with an attorney the same day.

Home Care

Seniors At Home helps older adults live independently in their own homes, and provides peace of mind to their families. Our compassionate, highly- trained caregivers can help with everything from personal care, transportation, and medication reminders, to specialized care for those experiencing dementia or serious illness. Seniors At Home is part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, a trusted nonprofit institution, and we are guided by our mission to help all older adults age safely and with dignity.

Thrive Home Care was founded to help our loved ones retain their pride, dignity and independence with our full-service home care. We are dedicated to serve and to offer the best quality and most reliable non-medical hourly and 24-hour home care services to seniors or anyone who needs extra help in the comfort of their homes. Our Caregivers are chosen and trained to match our client’s needs and protect their health, welfare, properties and belongings. Thrive Home Care's dedicated team of staff and compassionate caregivers continually expands the knowledge and skills or our care to ensure customer satisfaction, safety and care with cultural humility, mind, body, heart and soul.

Real Estate Services

All Reverse Mortgage® is an award-winning HUD approved lender with over a decade of experience helping retirees in the San Francisco / Bay Area convert home equity into spendable tax-free cash. Highest A+ Exemplary Rating awarded by the BBB, 5/5 STARS Independent Consumer Review.

Bay Area Properties Realty and Finance

(650) 532-3680

I help seniors with their living situation when selling or downsizing of their home is in order. The two biggest concerns when looking for a place to live are size and location, and regardless of why you're selling or downsizing, there are ways I can make your move easy. I can help connect you with the reputable service providers, help with taking detailed inventory, sort and give suggestions on creative ways to store your personal items. Communicate all steps and help you stay organized throughout the process.

As fate would have it I was close with my great grandmother and in high school worked as a handyman for a senior couple who owned a small apartment building. When I started my career in real estate most of my clients were seniors moving to new living situations or their elderly heirs who had to sell the home they grew up in.. It turns out that my years of having spent time with senior citizens helped me to have the patience, care and understanding to do all it takes to help my senior citizen clients with their housing needs and make their lives as comfortable as possible

Dona Crowder Real Estate

Dona Crowder, Broker Associate at Coldwell Banker
(415) 310-5933

As a SRES designated realtor and Coldwell Banker Broker Associate I have the knowledge and skills to counsel seniors through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocation, refinancing or selling the family home. As a senior, a daughter and granddaughter I have experienced these passages myself. I enjoy the rewards of working with mature client.

Gary is a residential real estate specialist, uniquely qualified with 30 years of experience in trust sales and probate transactions. Broker - CA Bureau of Real Estate license # 00958013.Member of; Bay East Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors & recognized SRES (seniors real estate specialist) member.

Tailored Transitions is an award winning real estate company that helps seniors with packing, moving, unpacking, downsizing, estate liquidation, donation and hauling services. All of our services are complimentary for our clients and we charge the industry standard commission for selling a home. Please call to set up a free consultation.

Senior Moving

Services Tailored to Seniors:.

  • Help in organizing and downsizing possessions, including furniture
  • Complete economical and professional packing and shipping of all items
  • Unpack and setup of new home - including putting away all items, hanging pictures, making up beds and connecting and set up of all electronics and appliances
  • Arrange for cleanup of previous home
  • Arrange for donation or consignment of unwanted furniture

Senior Move Specialists offers friendly personal service as we have been in business for over 15 years and completed over 2,500 moves

Local Attractions and Amenities

Upcoming San Francisco Senior Events
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Dec 06, 2017 through Feb 28, 2018
Danville, CA
Dec 25, 2017 through May 14, 2018
Belmont, CA
Jan 05, 2018 through Jan 26, 2018
Danville, CA
Jan 20, 2018
11:00 AM
San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by: Episcopal Community Services

Minimum age: 10

The Canon Kip Senior Center (a program of Episcopal Community Services or ECS as some people call it) provides a daily hot lunch, case...

Jan 21, 2018
10:15 AM
San Rafael, CA

Senior Excursions are made possible,
in part, by generous grants from

The Namm Family

Michele Spitz / Woman of Her Word

The Senior Mobility Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment...

Jan 21, 2018
2:00 PM
Palo Alto, CA
Sponsored by: Lytton Gardens Senior Communities

Minimum age: 10
Lytton Gardens provides housing, assisted living, and social and health care services to nearly 600 seniors with different needs and...
Feb 02, 2018 through Feb 23, 2018
Danville, CA
Feb 14, 2018
Daly City, CA
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