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

  • Sorted through 38 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 18 hours researching assisted living communities in San Mateo
  • 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 10 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 Mateo is $4,750, which is higher than the state average of $4,500 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 San Mateo, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 38 communities in the San Mateo area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the San Mateo 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 Burlingame
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
- Assisted Living: $3,040, Memory Care: $5,245
Located directly across the street from Burlingame's Washington Park, nearly every residential apartment at this facility offers serene, landscaped views. Atria Burlingame's Engage Life program provides a personalized approach to assisted living. Each community member uses the Resident Discovery Survey and then works one-on-one with the facility's director to build a customized event calendar that meets their unique interests. This facility offers a warm, homey atmosphere with outdoor dining spaces, a library and colorfully decorated common spaces for social gatherings.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members mention how accommodating and responsive the staff is. One has this to say, "The staff was professional, efficient, friendly, compassionate, and kind. They were always available, and they knew everybody on the first name basis. They were very humane."
4.01 out of 5 stars
(116) Reviews
250 Myrtle Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010
Atria Daly City
Atria Park of San Mateo
Brookdale Redwood City
Mills Estate Villa
Peninsula Del Rey
Sunrise of Belmont
Sunrise of Burlingame
Sunrise of San Mateo
The Trousdale

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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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