Assisted Living in Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto Commons - support that feels like family.

The Palo Alto Commons Assisted Living concept is simple. Residents enjoy the comfort of a private apartment surrounded by favorite furnishings and treasures with the warmth and hospitality of the gracious living services available within our residential community. Our trained, friendly staff is always available to lend a hand when needed.

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Quality and Flexibility.

We develop a Personalized Care Plan in which needs are carefully assessed to determine the care options that best suit each individual. There is no “one size fits all” approach to resident care. The combined elements of personalized assistance and the privacy of one’s own apartment promote independence and vitality.

Studio
One Bedroom

Amenities Included in Your Monthly Fee

  • 24/7 licensed nurse and trained care staff
  • Monthly blood pressure and weight measurements
  • Monthly registered dietician consultations
  • Full calendar of social, educational and cultural programs, including on-site Foothill College courses
  • Emergency response system in your apartment and personal help button for use within our community
  • Daily transportation to medical & dental appointments, shopping, personal errands or religious services/events
  • Daily bed-making and trash collection
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Washers and dryers on each floor
  • Utilities (excluding phone and cable)
  • Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
  • Overnight security personnel on duty
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds and secured courtyard

Concierge Services
(two personalized services included each month)

  • Personal shopping and errands
  • Gift shopping and wrapping
  • Letter writing and typing
  • Mail services
  • Personal organization

Complete list of concierge services available upon request

Additional Amenities

  • Fitness center with weekly personal trainer
  • Computers available for resident use, including lessons and technical support
  • Resident store for your everyday needs

Personalized Services for Separate Fees

  • Medication assistance
  • Morning/evening care (dressing/grooming)
  • Shower or sponge bathing assistance
  • Incontinence assistance
  • Escort to meals and/or activities
  • Safety night checks
  • Special licensed nurse services
  • Oxygen management
  • Glucose testing and insulin injections
  • Other injections
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • First aid

Included Dining

  • Three fresh, delicious meals daily
  • Abundant menu choices
  • Morning/afternoon snack and beverage service

Available for An Additional Fee

  • Personal laundry service (weekly)
  • On-site salon for hair and nails
  • On-site dental hygienist
  • On-site podiatry services
  • On-site physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Escort to medical appointments

Elite Care — A Palo Alto Commons Exclusive.

This unique level of care adds support beyond what is typically given in assisted living. Elite Care has the highest staff-to-resident ratio in our community, and delivers one of the highest levels of assisted living care in the Bay Area.

Residents have their own private garden apartment. Our residents receive care, comfort and assistance with the activities of daily living from our highly trained staff, as well as care based on their Personalized Care Plan. The Elite Care team is also equipped with standing lift devices for assistance with transfers and can provide full assistance with dining needs.

Designed to cultivate as much independence as possible, Elite Care helps residents rediscover their interests and activities, helping to re-integrate them into their lives today. It bridges the divide between assisted living and higher levels of care.

Amenities Included in Your Monthly Fee

  • 24/7 licensed nurse and trained care staff
  • Monthly blood pressure and weight measurements
  • Monthly registered dietician consultations
  • Full calendar of social, educational and cultural programs
  • Emergency response system in your apartment and personal help button for use within our community
  • Daily transportation to medical & dental appointments, shopping, personal errands or religious services/events
  • Daily bed-making and trash collection
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Weekly personal laundry service
  • Utilities (excluding phone and cable)
  • Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
  • Overnight security personnel on duty
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds and secured courtyard

Concierge Services
(two personalized services included each month)

  • Personal shopping and errands
  • Gift shopping and wrapping
  • Letter writing and typing
  • Mail services
  • Personal organization

Complete list of concierge services available upon request

Additional Amenities

  • Fitness center with weekly personal trainer
  • Computers available for resident use, including lessons and technical support
  • Resident store for your everyday needs

Personalized Care Services Included

  • Medication assistance
  • Morning/evening care (dressing/grooming)
  • Shower or sponge bathing assistance
  • Incontinence assistance
  • Escort to meals and/or activities
  • Escort to medical appointments at designated times
  • Safety night checks

Licensed Nurse Services Included

  • Oxygen management
  • Glucose testing and insulin injections
  • Other injections
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • First aid

Included Dining

  • Three fresh, delicious meals daily
  • Abundant menu choices
  • Morning/afternoon snack and beverage service

Additional Amenities Available for Separate Fees

  • On-site salon for hair and nails
  • On-site dental hygienist
  • On-site podiatry services
  • On-site physical, speech and occupational therapy

A Signature Dining Experience.

Our daily menus for Assisted Living and Elite Care feature special entrée selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the daily specials, residents may also order items from our extensive standard menu. We feature a special soup and dessert each day and a variety of beverages (including wine during dinner). Salad bar selections during lunch and dinner are extensive and offer fresh fruits and vegetables. All menus and salad bar items are carefully selected to ensure variety.

Activities in Assisted Living and Elite Care.

Residents are offered meaningful opportunities to engage socially at Palo Alto Commons. They can choose from a variety of exciting cultural and educational programs to challenge and enrich the mind, body and spirit. Our objective is to create a full complement of activities to enrich the living experience and provide freedom of choice.

See Current Activities Calendar

Contact us for additional details about assisted living services at Palo Alto Commons, or call (650) 494-0760 to schedule a private tour.