I received an interesting question from someone today, looking for assisted living for her parents in San Francisco - and it brought up a valid consideration when you are looking for assisted living for a couple - not an individual.
The question was:
"We are looking for Assisted Living that has a Convalescent home attached. Father-in law is doing well Mother-in-law might need more help than Assisted Living offers."
Firstly, a Convalescent home is generally a term that describes a facility or home that is designated to patients recovering from a long-term illness, medical procedure, or hospital stay. Convalescent homes are typically set up to be very home-like; not institutional feeling.
Convalescent homes treat people suffering from things like Cancer or TB, and often times, patients in Convalescent homes are able to return to their regular homes after some time. Convalescent homes may be more expensive than assisted living facilities, since they often have more advanced, or wider ranging medical support, facilities, and equipment than an assisted living facility. Recuperation is a key concept with a Convalescent home.
Looking for assisted living for a couple (husband and wife, for example) may be more difficult than for an individual, since each person may be dealing with an entirely different set of issues or conditions. If, for example, one spouse has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, then chances are slim-to-none that he or she will get better over time and be able to live at home. If the other spouse perhaps is recovering from a different illness or surgery that has a more favorable long-term outcome, then an assisted living facility alone may not be the best choice for both, unless there is a convalescent home attached, so both may be cared for.
More interesting questions and comments we have received about assisted living in San Francisco:
My boss needs help finding an excellent assisted living home for her grandmother. Her grandmother is currently in a substandard nursing home and would like to move her immediately. Money is not a problem, and since my boss is not located in San Francisco it's difficult to do the research. Thank you so much for your time.
Assisted Living Directory has researched the many wonderful assisted living facility options in San Francisco, and we've compiled them into this section. Here you will find video tours and tutorials, facility photos and more. We also recommend that you take a look at our California main page for additional state resources and facility information!
About this page: The facilities listed here may be contacted directly, and safely (unlike many other senior care sites). We also offer trusted ways for you to ask questions and to receive additional help. We've worked to make this page comprehensive, and accurate for assisted living homes and facilities in the Bay area.
We also like to point out, or highlight helpful state and city-level agencies and resources to help you further your research. For San Francisco, a great place to find a wide variety of assistance, services and programs is through the Human Services Agency of San Francisco, and it's Department of Aging and Adult Services DAAS.
Help with senior meals and nutrition, transportation, in-home supportive services, adult protective services, and housing help can all be found within this department.
Their direct line is (415) 355-3555. Intro by D. Besnette
[Video] Use "Guided Search" To Find Assisted Living in San Francisco - an excellent, non-commercial tool!
San Francisco Assisted Living: Featured Facilities, Video Tours & Services:
Heritage on the Marina SF
Heritage on the Marina SF About Heritage on the Marina Heritage on the Marina is Continuing Care Retirement Community located in San FranciscoMarina District. We offer three levels of care; Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.
Research Tip: Often times, photos of facilities are not available online - but, did you know you can get a virtual 'street view' of the facility, by using google maps? On the facilities listed below, wherever there is a 'map' link, give it a try! Once the map loads (in a new window) you should see a photo of the address/facility. From there, click on the photo, and a virtual street view of the neighborhood will come up - you'll be able to 'virtually drive' down the street in San Francisco, and check out the neighborhood surrounding the facility!
Memory Care, special care for those with memory challenges e.g. Alzheimer's and dementia including a unique Memory Enhancment program
Short Term Care, for a respite or recovery period
Other Relevant Senior Services for San Francisco
Bethany Center Senior Housing
580 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-2570
(415) 821-4515 Website
Curry Senior Center -
"We provide medical treatment, counseling, and meals to low-income and frail senior citizens who need assistance"
333 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415.885.2274 Website
Golden Gate Park Senior Center
6101 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Senior Center - "Is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation"
890 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Senior Center Downtown
481 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA