Our website has been updated with a revised look to demonstrate more clearly how Front Porch and Covia have come together as one organization, united as Front Porch Communities and Services.

While you’ll see changes to our name and our logo, you’ll find consistency in how we continue to provide the same care as a non-profit provider of aging services.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more.


Lytton Gardens Affordable Assisted Living

The support you need, at a price you can afford

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What is Assisted Living?

Aging happens to everyone, and at Front Porch we believe it should be a positive experience. Our assisted living program lets you maintain your independence, knowing help is always on hand. As your capabilities change, our caring staff will support you as needed with meals, medication management, laundry, bathing, dressing, and providing transportation to medical appointments.

Our compassionate staff is accessible 24 hours a day. Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have access to a wide range of support services, and that your needs will be met—today and tomorrow.

Front Porch Affordable Assisted Living Includes:
  • Your own apartment with a private bathroom
  • Three meals a day, with special diets
  • Weekly housekeeping with daily upkeep
  • Help with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Medication management
  • Resident Service Coordination
  • Engagement and wellness programs
  • Gardens, common areas and entertainment
  • Robust activity program, including special holiday events (currently, due to COVID-19, we are offering socially distanced activities only)
  • Transportation for activities and events (currently paused due to COVID-19)
  • Podiatrist (additional cost)
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How Do I Qualify?

Qualifying may be easier than you think. First, you must be at least 62 years of age. If applying as a couple, only one of you has to meet this requirement. You must be independent with mobility; transferring and toileting.

You also need to qualify for affordable housing in Palo Alto, which means your annual income cannot exceed $78,550 for individuals or $89,750 for couples. All sources of income are considered, including social security, wages, pension, and others. If you have any questions about how to calculate this, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help.

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How much does it cost?

If you meet both the income and age requirements, the monthly rent for your apartment will be no more than 30% of your monthly income, as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for additional Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, which can lower this cost even more. There are additional affordable fees for three meals a day and personal care services, which are both required for assisted living, as well as for cable TV.

To learn more about Lytton Gardens affordable assisted living program or to schedule a tour, call 650.617.7373 or email AMckane@frontporch.net.

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649 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Housing Administrator: Donna Quick
Assisted Living Manager: Anahi McKane
Contact information: 650.617.7373