In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Berkeley area, our team of researchers sorted through 21 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 20 hours researching assisted living communities in Berkeley
  • Interviewed 10 facility staff members
  • Read more than 100 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 13 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Berkeley is $4,750, which is slightly higher than the state average of $4,500 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Berkeley, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 21 communities in the Berkeley area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Berkeley area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Atria Park of Lafayette
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $4,600, Independent Living: $4,600, Memory Care: $8,905
Atria Park of Lafayette is a senior living community that offers all the comforts of home without the stress of maintaining a house. The dedicated caregiving staff is available 24/7 to provide discreet support to the residents as required. All of the residents wear an emergency alert pendant or wristband in case of a medical emergency or fall. Each senior has an individual care plan that is updated on a regular basis in consultation with family members and the resident. Three delicious restaurant-style meals are served on a daily basis in the spacious dining room and there is a private dining room where residents can celebrate special occasions with family and friends. Luxury amenities on-site include a supervised fitness center, a full-service salon and spa, a library and worship space. The community is pet-friendly with dogs and cats welcome.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members praise the caring staff and facility layout with one reviewer saying, "The staff allows the residents their independence and yet they're very accommodating for people who have special needs. It's in a beautiful setting and the rooms are very nice. "
4.24 out of 5
(43) Reviews
1545 Pleasant Hill Road,
Lafayette, CA 94549
Atria Valley View
Bay Harbour Residential Care Home
Belmont Village Senior Living Albany
El Cerrito Royale
Elders Inn
Moraga Royale
Oakmont of Mariner Point
St. Paul's Towers
The Avenue
The Watermark by the Bay
Waters Edge Lodge
Westmont of Pinole

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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