Assisted Living in South Bay

With the senior population in Santa Clara County growing to 558,000 by the year 2020, this group will represent 27.8% of the county’s total population. Fortunately, there are many options in long-term care living including assisted living, smaller residential care homes, memory care locations, nursing homes and in-home care.

Independent Living Communities – Independent Living Communities in South Bay area include senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 of age and older. Most locations offer meals, laundry, housekeeping and social activities. These locations are not licensed for care and would require assistance from an in-home care agency or caregiver.

Assisted Living – There are over 1,300 licensed, Assisted Living locations in Santa Clara County alone which range from smaller homes with 4-6 residents to larger locations with over 100 residents. These locations provide companionship, meal planning, housekeeping, social activities and transportation as well as assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) including bathing, hygiene, transfers, eating assistance, managing medications and more.

Memory Care – There are many people with short-term memory issues that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia or various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy-Body, Frontotemporal and Vascular. In Santa Clara County, there are locations that specialize in supervising and caring for individuals with these conditions and other types of dementia including stand-alone locations, smaller residential care homes or those that may be part of an assisted living community.

Nursing Homes – These facilities are often called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Convalescent Centers, Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care. Nursing Home patients require constant medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital. Nursing home patients usually require more medical care than residents in an assisted living facility, residential care home or memory care location.

In-Home Care – This type of service ranges from non-medical care ranging from companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, transportation and assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, hygiene, walking and eating assistance.

Below are some links to learn more:

The 3 C’s of In-home Care and Assisted Living

Assisted Living…What You Need to Know

Questions to Ask About Assisted Living

At Senior Care Authority, your Senior Care Advisor will assist you with the most appropriate options listed above based on your needs or your loved one’s needs. All of the options listed above with a hands-on-approach.