AlmaVia of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

1 Thomas More Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

AlmaVia of San Francisco is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community located in the Lake Merced neighborhood of San Francisco. They offer a pet-friendly and caring environment with an overall approach of fostering a holistic approach to wellness. There is a church and school next door enabling residents to participate in intergenerational activities.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
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General Information

AlmaVia of San Francisco is part of the ElderCare Alliance which has numerous reputable communities throughout California. This location continues in this tradition of a quality environment matched with the care, enjoyment and independence residents may seek.

Overall, our reviewers found AlmaVia of San Francisco to be an excellent community with a warm, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The building is in great shape – well maintained and fosters a “home like” feel. The dining and gathering areas are bright and vibrant with art showcased throughout. For more faith inclined residents, St. Thomas More Catholic Church is nearby and the community offers full-time spiritual care staff.

For families or prospective residents considering AlmaVia of San Francisco we would break it down like this – in terms of budget, AlmaVia is “a bit” more affordable than more luxury Bay Area senior living options, care is very much on par with other Assisted Living and Memory Care communities and the location is easily accessible for both local families and those visitors traveling from further away. As described below, the Lake Merced area also offers wide range of parks, shopping and other activities.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $5,750, there is also a $500 refundable deposit required which will be deducted from the Community Fee upon signing of contract.
  • Assisted Living

    Studio: $5,295

    One Bedroom: $5,750

    Two Bedroom: $7,600

Lease Terms

Month to month

Pet Fee

Contact community for pet fee

*All prices listed above are "starting at" monthly estimates. Monthly resident fees may be higher depending on the level of care required.

Community Details


3 daily meals are included in monthly fees. Residents can choose restaurant style dining in the main dining room or a more relaxed setting at the in-house bistro open 24 hours per day. It should be noted that if residents have any special dietary needs, these can be accommodated by the dining staff.

  • Cafe or bistro
  • Meals included in base rent
  • Additional meals available
  • Private dining room
  • Accommodates special diets

Care Services/Staffing

  • Wellness services
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia support
  • Medication Management
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Help with daily activities

Room Features

There are quite a few options for residents depending on budget and needs. From smaller one bedroom and studio apartments to larger units that have an additional den and powder room. One bedrooms plus den options for Assisted Living residents are over 860 square feet and include separate dining area and kitchenettes in addition to Living room and den. These floor plans offer 1.5 baths with the powder room adjacent to the living room area. Typical one bedroom and studio units also include kitchenettes and dining areas.

  • Kitchenettes
  • Private bathrooms
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible showers

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features

The building is contemporary in style, very well maintained and offers ample parking for visitors. There are outdoor garden areas for residents and families to enjoy.

  • Gathering room for socializing and visits
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Tea room
  • Outdoor grounds and walking paths
  • Non-denominational chapel
  • Laundry services
  • Salon/barber shop


  • Beautician/barber onsite
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Full-time spiritual staff
  • Located close to restaurants
  • Located close to shopping centers


  • Events & activities daily
  • Exercise classes such as Tai chi, yoga and other programs
  • Learning series
  • Transportation to shopping, sightseeing and entertainment
  • Spiritual care and faith centered activities
  • Arts classes
  • Live performances
  • Scheduled outings (parks, museums and entertainment)
  • Gatherings and celebrations


AlmaVia of San Francisco is in the Lake Merced neighborhood located near San Francisco State University, Park Merced and the San Francisco Golf Club. This location is very convenient to shopping at Stonestown Galleria, many parks, San Francisco International Airport and other points south of the city.

Local attractions

Parks, Beaches & Trails

  • Park Merced
  • Lake Merced Park
  • TCP Harding Park
  • Fort Funston (a local favorite for walking dogs)


AlmaVia is located near the Stonestown Galleria Mall which has a number of shopping options including groceries. There are also a number of local neighborhood type options in the area.

Things to do 

  • San Francisco Zoo
  • San Francisco Golf Club
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Nearest hospitals & doctors

California Pacific Medical Center

Castro St & Duboce Ave

San Francisco, CA 941

Lakeside Medical Center

2645 Ocean Ave

San Francisco, CA 94132

Parkside Family Medical Group

2325 Ocean Ave

San Francisco, CA 94127

Nearest places of worship

St. Thomas More Church

1300 Junipero Serra Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94132

Lake Merced Church of Christ

777 Brotherhood Way

San Francisco, CA 94132

Chinese Christian Church

10 Chester Ave

San Francisco, CA 94133

Community FAQ

Does AlmaVia of San Francisco require a long-term contract?

No, leases are on a month to month basis.

Can my family get financial support with rent and other expenses?

Alma Via accepts private pay only. Contact the community for financing options.

Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?

Medical technicians are on staff 24 hours per day, nursing staff is on hand 10 hours during the day.

Is AlmaVia of San Francisco able to accommodate a special diet?

Yes, the dining staff is more than happy to work with residents to meet their specific dietary needs.

Are pets allowed at Alma Via?

Yes. AlmaVia of San Francisco is pet-friendly.

Request Additional Info

Phone: (650) 516-4882