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80 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Care provided: Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care
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  • Community Information

    Sunshine Villa is an assisted living facility in Santa Cruz, CA. Sunshine Villa offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Sunshine Villa offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Sunshine Villa provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help.

    Unique Features

    • Cheery, upbeat in gorgeous setting overlooking Pacific Ocean
    • Within walking distance of Santa Cruz boardwalk and wharf
    • Part of building is original McCray Hotel - addition fits in nicely with original architecture
    • Center courtyard has several gazebos and sunroom on first floor and a large sundeck with potted plants on 2nd floor
    • Ocean Views from 2nd and 3rd floor parlors and from garden
  • Residents


    The minimum age that a resident may be is 60 years old.


    Nurses on Staff
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Homecare Onsite
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist

    Facility Care Level

    Care LevelPercentage
    Light Care0%
    Medium Care50%
    Heavy Care50%

    Sunshine Villa prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    This community can administer insulin injections and blood sugar tests, although are it is not necessarily able to offer sliding scale therapy.

    Memory Care Offered
    This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. The community's memory care section is in its own building.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community is provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Transportation at Cost
    Property Convenient to Busline


    Allowed Outdoors

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Devotional Services Offsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place


    Meals Provided

    Activities Provided

    At Sunshine Villa we focus on all aspects of our resident's wellness - mind, body and spirit. We learn about how our residents like to spend their days and we design our calendar around them. We look for experiences to offer and opportunities to reignite old passions. Our goal is to wow our residents by identifying what experiences are most important to them, and do what we can to make them happen in a meaningful way. Our Activities Program goes beyond the traditional. We have specific programs in place to help our residents make the most of every day.CelebrationsOur Celebrations Program encompasses all the festivities that highlight traditional and non-traditional holiday events and programs throughout the year. These programs honor residents and include special birthday celebrations, holiday parties and a variety of other occasions. Some highlights of special celebrations have included Senior Prom, Oktoberfest, Barbeque/Western Days, Hawaiian Days, Cinco DeMayo, Chinese New Year and Live the Spirit Week.Discovery LivingOur Discovery Living Program is designed to offer our residents opportunities to engage in creative and educational activities. Creative arts offerings may include innovative classes or small group offerings that introduce new skills, interests and leisure pursuits to our residents. These continuous learning opportunities may take the form of how to seminars and lectures on special subjects such as journaling, writing poetry, scrapbooking, or photography. Past classes have included watercolor and oil painting, crocheting, knitting, quilting, ceramics and card making. Throughout the month there are numerous opportunities to play games, discuss current events, join a book club or tackle a daily word puzzle.Growing TogetherGrowing Together is a holistic program that enables our residents to have regular contact and voluntary responsibility for plants and pets in a homelike environment. Many of our residents have taken pleasure in planting and tending gardens throughout their lives and can continue to do so at our community. Large community gardens, mobile gardens or small plants tended indoors are all possibilities with our Growing Together program. Interactions with pets are also an important part of life at our community. Whether it is interaction with a community pet or spending time with visiting pets, we believe in supporting the significant health benefits associated with the opportunity to pet a friendly dog or stroke a purring cat. Of course our residents are always welcome to have pets of their own as well.Exercise and MovementThe goal of our Exercise and Movement Program is to encourage independence and provide support for all of our residents to be as physically fit and active as possible. Our exercise classes are designed to improve cardiovascular function, muscle strength, stamina and endurance. Class offerings may include Tai Chi, Sittercise or Yoga. Some of our communities have special fitness equipment available and all of our communities offer our signature walking club, Stepping Out.Young-At-HeartOur Young-At-Heart Program gives our residents opportunities to interact with children and young adults of all ages. Whether it is a group of students visiting to provide entertainment or one-on-one visits from a local youth group to play board games, celebrate a holiday or just listen to special words of wisdom from an experienced senior, this program benefits everyone who participates.ConnectionsConnections allows our residents to retain former contacts and roles with the community-at-large, establish new contacts and give back to the community through volunteerism, altruism, and contributions of time, resources or services. Some of our Connections activities have included special fundraisers for disaster relief, care packages for soldiers overseas and organizing teddy bear drives for children.Memory Improvement ProgramResearchers have concluded that the term Use It or Lose It has very real implications as it applies to memory and the aging brain. It has been proven that older adults can improve their memory abilities with regular cognitive exercise - our Memory Improvement Program is designed to help our assisted living residents who are beginning to experience memory loss. Specific components of the Memory Improvement Program include structured brain games, exercise, social support and nutrition.
  • Average Room Pricing at Sunshine Villa

    Room TypeAssisted Living
    StudioAverages $2,900 - $3,600 Monthly
    1 BedroomAverages $4,900 - $6,000 Monthly
    Semi-PrivateAverages $1,800 - $2,200 Monthly
    2 Bedrooms
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Estimated Fees at Sunshine Villa

    Fee TypeAssisted Living
    Community FeeAverages $5,000 - $6,100 One-time
    Respite FeeAverages $200 - $300 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs FeeAverages $1,800 - $2,300 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs FeeAverages $1,100 - $1,400 Monthly
    Low Care Needs FeeAverages $500 - $700 Monthly
    2nd Person FeeAverages $1,000 - $1,300 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

Nearby Communities

If Sunshine Villa isn't quite what you're looking for, take a look at a few other nearby communities that might be a better match.

Chateau Guest Home Nearby Community 1340 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2.35 miles away.
Capitola Manor Nearby Community 1098 38th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
3.18 miles away.
Soquel Leisure Villa Nearby Community 4101 Fairway Drive, Soquel, CA 95073
5.02 miles away.

Nearby Cities

CityDistanceNumber of FacilitiesAverage Cost for 1 Bedroom
Santa Cruz3 miles3$4,500
Soquel5 miles1$3,500
Scotts Valley6 miles1$4,700
Aptos6 miles1$6,600
Watsonville15 miles1N/A
San Jose22 miles12$4,540

General Pricing Information for Santa Cruz Assisted Living

Room TypeMinimum CostAverage CostMaximum Cost
1 Bedroom$3,600$4,505$5,430
2 Bedrooms$4,050$4,050$4,050
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