Best Assisted-Living Facility
Golden Age Bayside Assisted Living, Inc.
Searching for the perfect assisted-living facility can make anyone feel like Goldilocks: Some homes are far too expensive, some are as sparse and clinical as a hospital, and others are staffed by workers ranging from cranky to downright negligent. Golden Age Bayside Assisted Living, however, has perfected the balance for families exhausted from the search. The company's three cheery Bay Farm Island locations — all within walking distance of the island's sparkling views of the bay and San Francisco — are operated out of single-family houses. Instead of a clinic, residents have a homey respite with little touches of class, such as sun porches and large sitting rooms for visiting with guests. Golden Age's winning detail, however, is its highly trained staff. Not only do they patiently sit and feed healthy, home-cooked meals to residents unable to hold their own utensils, but they also make nightly checks to ensure residents are safe and comfortable. And most importantly, the staff members are warm, good-natured, and genuinely care about the people they watch over every day. After all, doesn't everyone deserve to live out their golden years in ease and style?