Services & Costs

Choices. Choices. Choices.

Our 15 acre campus means lots of options for you: Trees, gardens, and fountains; apartments, duplexes, and cottages; beauty, serenity, and safety in an urban setting within walking distance of whatever you want. And this is just the beginning.
There is nothing cookie-cutter or institutional about Atherton. With so many different styles and settings, there is something for almost everyone. Every place is carefully renovated to feel like home. People who visit often say they can easily see themselves living here. Perhaps you will too.


Independent Living means exactly that: Stay as Independent at Atherton as you are in your own home. At the same time, there must be something better about the lifestyle, or why would anyone go through all the hassles of moving?

Here is a list of all that is included in the monthly fee for our Independent residents. Perhaps you will find your something better here:

  • Restaurant-Style Dining Dollar Program
  • Included: (about 15 Meals per month – Flexible)
  • Your Choice: Add as many meals as you like
  • Boxed Lunches
  • Special Occasion Catering
  • Electric/ Gas
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Water/Sewer
  • Trash Removal
  • TV (160 Channels) Included in Courtyard Homes
  • Telephone & Internet Included in Courtyard Homes
Housekeeping & Maintenance
  • Bi-Weekly Housekeeping
  • Annual Deep Cleaning
  • Interior Maintenance & Preventive Maintenance
  • Exterior Maintenance
  • Landscaping & Lawn Care
  • Additional Housekeeping Services (additional service)
  • Laundry / Linen Services (additional service)
  • Personal Maintenance Services (additional service)
  • Home Customization
Front Desk
  • Front Desk Concierge Services
  • Assistance with Insurance and Medicare Paperwork
  • Van Transportation to Local Stores
  • 24-Hour Emergency Response System
  • Daily Safety Checks
  • Night Security Service
  • Personal, Non-Scheduled Transportation (additional service)
Health & Personal Care
  • Caring Trained Staff available 24 Hours a Day
  • Health Clinic Nurse
  • Out-Patient Rehab Services
  • In-Home Nursing Services and Wound Care
  • Beauty Salon and Barber Services
  • Access to Pool and Fitness Center
  • Activities; Fitness Programs
  • Social; Recreational Programs
  • Ample Parking
ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Available for additional fees


Atherton is one of the most affordable Life Plan Communities in the area. This means that the value for your dollar is exceptional. With a variety of choices and a variety of financial plans, we work hard to find exactly the best fit so you can enjoy your best future.

Like almost all non-profit communities, Atherton uses an Entrance Fee and a Monthly Fee. The entrance fee is an amount that is paid when you become a resident to ensure Our Promise that you never need to worry you will exhaust your assets or require more care than you can afford.

  • The amount is based on the type of entrance fee plan, the type of home you choose on campus, the size of the home you choose, and the number of people who will be residents.
  • Presently, Atherton entrance fees start at $125,000. Second person entrance fee is $20,000.
  • We have several types of entrance fees to fit your financial goals. Our refundable plan provides a safety net over a four year period. Repayable plans guarantee that a specified portion of your entrance fee will be returned to you or go into your estate when your Atherton residency ends; whenever that occurs and for whatever reason.
The overall upkeep and programming of our community is covered by the Monthly Fees

  • Monthly Fees are based on the type of home you choose on campus, the size of the home you choose, and the number of people who will be residents.
  • These fees include much more than rent; they cover the lifestyle, maintenance, safety features, utilities, some meals, and programming (See above for everything included in Independent living).

Call today to schedule a visit

Questions about costs are best handled in person. We would love to visit with you to match your financial goals with your ideas about the future. No pressure, just good listening. Call today to schedule a visit.