In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Palo Alto area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Palo Alto
  • Read more than 110 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 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 Palo Alto is $6,100, which is considerably higher than the state average of $5,000 and 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 Palo Alto, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Palo Alto area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Palo Alto 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 Sunnyvale
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,775, Independent Living: $3,775, Memory Care: Not Listed
Atria Sunnyvale supports seniors' independent lifestyles through a variety of services, including assisted living care. Gracious staff members are available 24 hours a day to lend a hand with daily tasks, and nurses are on call to handle sudden issues and medication adjustments. Safety is enhanced by call buttons in the private residences and emergency alert pendants, which are given to each resident. It features many exterior amenities seniors can use for recreational activities, such as walking trails, a courtyard and an outdoor dining space. Three delicious meals are served each day, with options for ethnic and vegetarian dishes, and an inviting cocktail lounge lets residents gather for beverages and conversations. Volunteer programs and activities are scheduled regularly to encourage seniors to participate in social settings and events.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their families are full of praise for the community. One relative comments, "Atria Sunnyvale is clean and bright. All the employees are here because they love working with seniors. No request is too big or too small. They will go out of their way to make sure the residents are happy!"
4.20 out of 5 stars
(90) Reviews
175 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Belmont Village Senior Living Sunnyvale
Brookdale Redwood City
Channing House
Lytton Gardens Assisted Living-Webster House
Pacific Gardens
Palo Alto Commons
Sunrise of Palo Alto
Vi at Palo Alto

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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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