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Assisted Living Near Santa Cruz, CA
Why Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities in Santa Cruz, CA have exploded in popularity among retired people because they give residents the best of both worlds: top quality care and independent living. In other words, older adults get the care they need while maintaining their freedom.
There is a laundry list of services that Santa Cruz assisted living communities provide, including laundry, housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments, medication management, and bathing. Aides only help with the activities of daily living that residents need help with. And, when they are done, seniors are free to do as they wish.
In most Santa Cruz assisted living facilities, residents get their own private apartment with their own kitchenette, bathroom, and living area. Plus, they are free to come and go as they please. And, if there is ever an emergency, all seniors need to do is pull an emergency cord or press a call button, and a residential nurse will be to their room within seconds to administer immediate care.
Why Move to Santa Cruz?
With a population of about 63,000, Santa Cruz is the largest city and county seat of Santa Cruz County, California. About 75 miles south of San Francisco and 32 miles south of San Jose, “Surf City” is situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay.
What draws most people to Santa Cruz is the year round mild climate. In the summer, it remains relatively cool with highs in the mid-70s. In the winter, the lows are around 40 degrees. Plus, it almost never snows here, and there are over 260 days of sun each year.
Santa Cruz is well known for water sports like paddling, diving, surfing, sailing, and swimming. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a designated State Historic Landmark and is California’s oldest amusement park. The grandchildren will love visiting the home of the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster, which is the fifth oldest roller coaster in the nation.
Seniors Stay Active in Santa Cruz
All year round there are plenty of cultural events to keep assisted living residents busy in Santa Cruz. As they go with fellow residents to the Santa Cruz County Symphony, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, or the Santa Cruz Film Festival, a sense of camaraderie develops and friendships soon follow. In fact, many seniors in assisted living report that their quality of life drastically improves once they move in.