In order to find the top assisted living communities in the San Francisco area, our team of researchers sorted through 212 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 36 hours researching assisted living communities in San Francisco
  • Interviewed 18 facility staff members
  • Read more than 190 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 19 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 San Francisco is $5,500, which is significantly higher than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,000.

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 San Francisco, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 212 communities in the San Francisco area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

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

AlmaVia of San Francisco
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

AlmaVia of San Francisco is an assisted living community located in San Francisco, California. Part of the Elder Care Alliance family, this facility is great for seniors who may need a little extra help with activities of daily living but also want to maintain independence. AlmaVia provides a unique, person-centered approach to assisted living and offers memory care services as needs change so residents can age in place. On-campus, residents enjoy the walking paths and patios for exercise or relaxation. Off-campus, complimentary transportation enables residents to take part in educational and cultural opportunities in the greater community. Additionally, there is a full calendar of activities for residents to enjoy while at home. 

Accommodations include spacious apartment homes with well-appointed amenities that include oversized baths and kitchenettes. As an added benefit, weekly laundry and housekeeping services help residents focus on the joys of retirement instead of daily chores. Other amenities include: 

  • Library
  • Chapel with spiritual care services
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Gathering place for socialization
What Residents are Saying:
Customers enjoy the atmosphere and the facilities provided for their loved ones. One reviewer stated, "The grounds were beautiful, the buildings very communal, the staff kind and friendly, and overall a nice assisted living facility."
4.2 out of 5
(11) Reviews
1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132
Atria Daly City
Buena Vista Manor House
Heritage on the Marina
Home Sweet Home of Daly City
Joyful Chapter
Kimochi Home
Kokoro Assisted Living
Oakmont at Cardinal Point
Peninsula Reflections
Providence Place
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
Sagebrook Senior Living
Silverado Berkeley (Memory Care Community)
The Avenue Assisted Living
The Sequoias San Francisco
The Village at Hayes Valley
Watermark by The Bay
Westborough Royale

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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