In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Oakland area, our team of researchers sorted through 109 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 24 hours researching assisted living communities in Oakland
  • Interviewed 12 facility staff members
  • Read more than 125 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 16 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 Oakland 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 Oakland, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 109 communities in the Oakland area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Oakland 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.

Carlton Senior Living San Leandro
199
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $3,795, Independent Living: $3,795, Memory Care: $6,295
Carlton Senior Living San Leandro is a senior community offering assisted living, independent living and memory care in the heart of lovely San Leandro. Located just 15 minutes southeast of downtown Oakland, the community is close to San Leandro Hospital, the Community Library and local shops and restaurants. The senior living apartments include free cable and Wi-Fi, as well as 24-hour emergency call system and on-site nurses for greater peace of mind. Spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments include low step and roll-in showers, with regular housekeeping and linen service to keep residents comfortable. Room service and weekly laundry are also available. The community's Zen Garden is the perfect place to meditate and reflect, while the putting green helps residents stay healthy and active. The Carlton Cafe is open 24 hours, offering a delicious variety of food with diabetic-friendly options.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents at Carlton Senior Living San Leandro and their families appreciate all the activities and amenities available, as well as the high level of care and sense of community. "They have a lot of good things right there. The staff was very informative, very professional, and very consistent. I loved how they treated me versus everywhere else," one resident said.
4.06 out of 5
(47) Reviews
1000 E. 14th St.,
San Leandro, CA 94577
East Bay Assisted Living
Lake Park Retirement Residence
Marymount Villa
Mercy Retirement & Care Center
Merrill Gardens at Rockridge
Oakmont of Cardinal Point
Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights
Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro
Piedmont Gardens
Sunrise of Oakland Hills
The Point at Rockridge

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
amenities.

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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