Affordable assisted living in the heart of Palo Alto

The support you need at a price you can afford
Lytton Gardens affordable assisted living program offers qualifying residents a comfortable, safe place to live with help when you need it. With independent living and skilled nursing in the same facility, you have access to a complete continuum of care in the heart of Palo Alto.
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The support you need at a manageable price

Seniors who meet certain income and ability requirements can enjoy affordable assisted living in a studio apartment close to shops, restaurants, and cultural hubs. With onsite dining, activities, housekeeping, and community programs to help you stay active and engaged, you can live safely and comfortably at Lytton Gardens, with added support when you need it.

What is assisted living?

Aging happens to everyone, and at Covia we believe it should be a positive experience. Our assisted living apartments let 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, mobility, or other challenges.

Our compassionate staff is accessible 24 hours a day and supervised by a licensed nurse. 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.

Covia affordable assisted living includes:

  • Resident Services Coordination
  • Medication management
  • Three meals a day, with special diets
  • Help with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Engagement and wellness programs
  • Onsite beauty shop and podiatrist
  • Gardens, common areas, and entertainment
  • Transportation for activities and events
  • Weekly housekeeping with daily upkeep
  • Staff on site 24/7

Fees may be charged for additional services.

Find out if you 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, and if you have certain mobility impairments, it may be waived. You must be able to get yourself in and out of bed and to and from the dining room, even if you need to use a walker or cane.

You also need to qualify for affordable housing in Palo Alto, which means your income cannot exceed $66,150/year for individuals or $75,000 for couples (though it can be less than that amount). All sources of income, including social security, wages, pension, and others, are considered. If you have any questions about how to calculate this, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help.

How much does it cost?

If you meet both the income and age requirements, your monthly rent 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. The only additional monthly fee for is housekeeping, personal care, and medication management. Everything else that’s included in our independent living apartments is also included in assisted living.

To learn more about Lytton Gardens affordable assisted living program or to schedule a tour, call or email us today.

656 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Housing Administrator: Doris Lee
Contact information: 650.617.7373

Covia is a non-profit organization that helps seniors live well and age well, anywhere you call home. We promote well-being by building strong and engaging communities, connecting people with the services they need to thrive, and providing compassionate, personalized support. We’ve been working with California seniors for over 50 years and we’re here to help you live the way you want to—today and tomorrow.