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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in San Jose, senior citizen apartments in San Jose might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in San Jose and consider their options. With 242 senior rentals in San Jose, CA, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale San Jose 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in San Jose, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

Senior Apartments Facilities in San Jose, CA

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Atria Willow Glen

1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

4.2
(80 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Willow Glen provides all the comforts of home in a resort-like community. Invite family and friends to enjoy a walk through courtyards with lush landscaping and koi ponds, or take an outing to nearby downtown San Jose. Atria Willow Glen offers easy access to shopping, banks, medical...

Belmont Village San Jose

500 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

4.3
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Belmont Village of San Jose, California is located in a city that is renowned for its quality of life, beautiful climate, and variety of exciting cultural, recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. The facility is ideally situated directly across the street from the famed...

Atria Evergreen Valley

4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135

4.4
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Evergreen Valley provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In choosing this community, our residents...

Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

1420 Curci Drive, San Jose, CA 95126

4.1
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Set in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood, Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen offers easy senior living in a modern building with large apartments. Enjoy the small-town feel and being within walking distance of outdoor cafes, coffee shops, boutiques and bookstores. The high-ceilinged, airy building...

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Brookdale San Jose

1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123

4.2
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Experience the Good LifeWhile we are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in San Jose, California, you might get the impression you stumbled upon a family reunion when you show up on our doorstep for the first time. Our team will greet you with warm smiles and you’ll hear the sound of...

Atria Almaden NOW OPEN

4610 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118

5.0
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Now Open in South San Jose, Atria Almaden is a modern senior living community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. Conveniently located near Thousand Oaks Park and Santana Row, the community offers what you are looking for in...

Ivy Park at San Jose

4855 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135

3.9
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise Villa San Jose in beautiful San Jose, California is an independent and assisted living community which also specializes in the care of dementia.It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect setting for making the most of one's senior years than at Sunrise Villa San Jose in the upscale...

Westgate Villa

5425 Mayme Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

3.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Westgate Villa is an assisted living community providing memory care in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. Our magnificent community is located proximally to the Silicon Valley looking on the mountain view of Hamilton. San Jose city is perfect for relaxation and family getaways. With the...

Oakmont of San Jose

917 Thornton Way, San Jose, CA 95128

4.0
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Oakmont of Silver Creek NOW OPEN

3544 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95128

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Belmont Village Los Gatos (Opening Spring 2022)

5121 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Belmont Village brings more than two decades of experience to its peerless Assisted Living and award-winning Memory Care. Our newest community in the Bay Area will offer the unique balance of innovative, research-based programming, best-in-class care and resident-centered living that Belmont...

Villa Fontana Retirement

5555 Prospect Road, San Jose, CA 95129

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at Villa Fontana Retirement we understand the importance of family. In fact this senior living facility is family owned, so they go from one family to another. Our property is recently remodeled and a beautiful place to live right here in San Jose, CA. We have been in business for 20 years...

Lincoln Glen Manor

2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

3.3
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Lincoln Glen Manor provides an assisted living community for seniors who are looking to be a part of all that San Jose, Santa Clara County, California has to offer. This community offers the memory care that seniors need along with a great location. The beautiful city of San Jose provides...

Pacifica Senior Living Union City

33883 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587

4.8
(211 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Union City is an assisted living senior community that is located in Union City, California. What makes our community unique is its program that is designed to enrich the body, mind, and soul. For the mind, Pacifica Senior Living Union City offers services such as...

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

4.9
(200 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening.Pacifica Senior...

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights

2361 E 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

4.3
(122 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Oakland Heights provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of seniors in all stages of life. They offer everything from independent living to dementia care. They even offer support services for family members, including support groups for those interested. Elderly...

Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

4.7
(125 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Atria Burlingame offers a progressive senior living community for active adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which provides scenic views for nearly every apartment. We are also convenient to the shops and...

The Village at Hayes Valley

624 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4.1
(56 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Village at Hayes Valley is a 47-bed community offering specialized care for high-needs assisted living as well as innovative dementia dementia care. Located in San Francisco's vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood and set in a beautifully restored Victorian, The Village at Hayes Valley imbues a...

Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

4.0
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Atria has served the families of San Mateo. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

Atria Sunnyvale

175 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

4.2
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Sunnyvale is a welcoming assisted living community in a lovely, quiet neighborhood situated close to downtown Sunnyvale, California. Residents and their families can enjoy a stroll along winding walkways or relax in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. Or they may prefer to entertain...

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Cost of senior apartments in San Jose, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Jose is $2,568 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Daly City, CA with an average of $1,450 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

  • Utilities
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Security
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Services for seniors in San Jose, California

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Senior activities

In San Jose, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In San Jose, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

San Jose, California, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in San Jose include bus routes and train routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. San Jose has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

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Health care

San Jose offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Kaiser Foundation Hospital-San Jose and the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Senior activities

San Jose offers a variety of entertainment options. The city’s rolling hills and year-round sunshine make it the perfect place for outdoor activities. Seniors can enjoy strolling the city’s gardens, golfing at the local courses, or visiting the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. San Jose also offers several historic sites and museums to explore — tour the infamous Winchester Mystery House to view peculiar architecture, view famous paintings at San Jose Museum of Art, or visit the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Seniors can even visit the Cypress Senior Center to find new events.

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Learn More About Senior Apartments in San Jose, CA

Senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+, and provide amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.

Cost of Senior Apartments in San Jose, CA

In the state of California, the median monthly cost for a senior apartment is about $1,519.

When it comes to senior apartments, San Jose, California offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Living in San Jose is very expensive as it is the largest city at the center of Silicon Valley, one of the country’s most technologically innovative regions. In total, the San Jose cost-of-living index is rated 115 points higher than the national average of 100. The grocery index is also quite high at 14 points above the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income
215 114 $2,338 22.5% $711,511 $96,662

Local Hospitals

There are 13 general hospitals that service the emergency needs of the greater San Jose area. Three of the top-rated hospitals in San Jose are:

  • Stanford Health Care is ranked No. 12 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, it is nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties and rated high-performing in four adult specialties and nine procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical community as well as a teaching hospital. Notably, it earned a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Healthcare Equity Index,” which is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare communities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees.
  • El Camino Hospital is rated high-performing in one adult specialty and seven procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical community. El Camino Hospital is a non-profit hospital with 420 beds based on a 41-acre campus in Mountain View, California.
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA is rated high performing in six adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical community.

Weather and Climate

San Jose has a Mediterranean type of climate with warm, dry summers and wet, mild winters. During the summer the city receives a high volume of direct sunlight. On average, the humidity level for San Jose is roughly 74%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of January at roughly 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
80°F 82°F (July) 56°F (June) 60°F 63°F (February) 42°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
13 (Good) 66 during October (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Inclement weather
1” 2” (January) Earthquakes (high), wildfires, drought

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for Santa Clara County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
73.37% 20.77% 5.86%

Population

Population city proper Population metro area Population density
1,100,000 1,100,000 2,257 people per square mile

Age

Median 60+ 70+ 80+
36 9% 5% 3%

Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17% 41% 17%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
35.4% 3.0% 32% 0.5% 0.5% 26% 5.2%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
23,873 39 6

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 68% 8% 10% 4% 4%

San Jose is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

San Jose is right in the heart of Silicon Valley, which means it invests in its city and helps it grow. San Jose receives lots of support for their 25 museums in order to create unique, memorable experiences for the community. Some of the top museums include the San Jose Museum of Art, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the world-renowned Computer History Museum.

San Jose’s rolling hills and year-round sunshine also make it a golfer’s paradise. You can play one of nine local or championship golf courses, including two signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses. The nice weather also allows for a good amount of hiking, walking on trails, and general outdoor activity.

For sports fans, you’re located right by Levi’s Stadium, host to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. If you prefer an indoor sport, the NHL’s San Jose Sharks also play nearby.

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