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Atria At Foster Square
707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA 94404
Based on 92 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Atria At Foster Square Description
Atria at Foster Square is the perfect place to call home if you're looking for convenience and luxury. Our chef-prepared dishes, exciting events in the Bay Area, and refined atmosphere are just a few of the reasons why our residents love us. Plus, we're just a few blocks from Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park, so you can enjoy all the benefits of living in the city without sacrificing your green space.
At Atria at Foster Square, you can enjoy an array of modern amenities that are both sustainable and exciting. With culinary venues, music and performance event space, a fitness center, a movie theater, and chauffeured town car service, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Atria At Foster Square is located 0.1 miles from Foster City, a mid sized town with a population of 33,477. Other nearby cities and towns include Belmont, San Mateo, San Carlos and Redwood City. The community is in a upper class neighborhood where the average income is $149,836, 19% of the country has a higher median income.
This community provides Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care and has Studio, Suite and Companion apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $4,009 a month, while the average cost of Independent Living is $3,997 in Foster City, $3,366 in CA, and $3,394 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Atria At Foster Square is a member of a larger group of communities called Atria Senior Living. Atria At Foster Square is ranked 1 out of 1 communities in Foster City and is ranked 898 out of 2668 communities in CA.
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specially trained staff
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al fresco dining
private dining room
apartment and building maintenance
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housekeeping and linen services
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salon and spa
emergency alert system
individual thermostat control
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Healthcare Near Atria At Foster Square
Atria At Foster Square is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is San Mateo Medical Center which is 2.5 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Mills Health Center, and Exact Sciences. Pharmacies close by are CVS Pharmacy which is 0.3 miles away, Rite Aid, and Walgreens Pharmacy. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Dr Strangeland Dentist which is 2.2 miles away, Belmont Dental, and Peninsula Specialty Dental Care.
Atria At Foster Square is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order barbecue at Armadillo Willy's, Asian at Soon's Tofu or a burger at Red Robin. Love the arts? Head on over to The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo performing arts center, or Dragon Theater. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Hillsdale Shopping Center, Fox Plaza Mall, or Stanford Shopping Center. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Foster City, Leo J Ryan Memorial Park, or Foster City Recreation Center.
Weather in the area consists of an average of 76 days of rain and 288 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 0.7 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 70°F in the summer and 54°F in the winter, with an average temp of 62.3°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 67.9%, with max winds averaging around 9.8 mph.
This community is licensed by the state of CA. It is a very large-sized community with 216 total beds.
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Living at Atria Foster Square is a gift I gave myself and life in much easier for me living here. Today is one month that I've been here. Even though I am 60 years old and much younger than most of the residents, my hereditary disability has progressed and I'm not able to function as well as I used to. Every week my laundry (including bedding if I want) is done, returned clean and folded. Light housekeeping is done weekly also. Three meals a day are included and the food is good to excellent. I don't require a Michelin chef and Santos and his staff make tasty and healthy meals. Desserts are my favorite! The staff here are impressive.....friendly and helpful and address residents by name. From all the executive staff/directors to Concierges to drivers to caregivers, everyone is respectful and attentive. I appreciate the welcoming atmosphere. Even though Covid protocols limit activities at the moment, Kris, Resident Engagement Director, has many activities daily that are fun and engaging. Twice daily exercises, morning coffee/conversation, learning and art activities, Bingo and Name That Tune, a daily or twice daily movie, religious services and events, Blackjack and Poker.....there's something for everyone! This isn't a medical facility so there isn't medical help available but every resident wears an alert pendant that gets a rapid response. Fellow residents are friendly and welcoming and inclusive, and those are all important to me. Transportation booked in advance is available within reason and particularly helpful for me since I don't have a car here and is included in the monthly cost. There's a waiting list for parking in the garage but parking nearby is plentiful. The Post Office is outside and a small market, Starbucks and half a dozen restaurants too. Poppies Bistro is right outside the lobby and now open with limited hours. Each resident has their own mailbox with larger mailboxes for Post Office delivered packages that don't fit in your mailbox. Packages from UPS, Fedex, Amazon, etc are delivered to your apartment by staff. My beloved cat is here with me, a top priority for me. I also very much appreciate that it's quiet here and comfortable and nothing like a nursing home. Help is available for additional cost and I it use once in a while at the moment. Before I chose this facility I toured others in the area and nothing came close. I'm very happy with my choice!
We moved my mom into Atria's Life Guidance memory care in 2018 and stayed for a little over a year. She was happy while she lived there, but it came to a sudden end in 2019 when she fell inside the memory care suite and broke her hip. It became apparent at that point that she would eventually require a higher level of care than Atria could provide, so we moved her to a different facility.Atria is good at keeping the memory care residents engaged with activities like field trips, live music, and games of varying types. My mom's level of agitation was noticeably lower when she lived at Atria than at her previous assisted living community.There is a history of injuries from falls here, however, and this may be attributable to staffing levels.Staff turnover was high in the 16 months we stayed, with memory care directors, caregivers and even an executive director all leaving the facility during that short span of time.All in all, I think Atria FS is a good value for the price, but be prepared to provide additional private caregiving for your loved one during their stay, and be prepared to implement this sooner rather than later. Once they reach a certain level of progression, Atria will no longer be a suitable place for them, so another move to a different facility will eventually enter the picture.
Beautiful atmosphere and good food. If you are self sufficient it is probably a good place, unless you need additional senior care. Elder care is terrible and they do not provide services needed. Not dependable. Short staffed in so many ways. As told by staff, no one knows where the director is or where he can be found. Promise of trips to casinos are a farce, with lame excuses of not having a driver. Supposed to be able to drive residents to places, but they don't. And when there is an appointment for a doctors visit, they simply do not show up and no word of not coming is given. No one shows for morning bathing and dressing on a consistent basis. Again, they just don't show up. Don't fall into their trap. They are supposed to provide a certain number of hours for care for incremental fees of $550, they raised the price to $1100 when they don't even provide the full 3.5 hours of care at the first level. BAD, BAD, BAD. Can you imagine how they take advantage of the elderly who need help and are ALL ALONE, without family looking out for their best interest! It is shameful!!!! BEWARE!!!! Do not trust this establishment. BAD, BAD, BAD.
My mother recently passed away. She moved into Atria 3 days after it opened. It was the best place that she could be. For almost two years the staff took care of her and made her time there as close to perfect as it could be. From management to the care givers, to the wait staff in the restaurant everyone did the best for her. I will miss going every day but I will go back to visit and bring the family dog. I give 5 stars!Stan O.
I've taken many months to finally decide to post a review here. The experience we had after choosing Atria's Memory Care Unit was very traumatizing for our family. We chose to check out Atria because of it's excellent reviews. The staff was initially courteous and welcoming and we allowed their professional expertise to determine if their facility was appropriate for my mom who is very frail and consumed with dementia. Once we moved her into Atria it became apparent that this facility was not the correct one for her. Her room had no call button and the outer fire door was too heavy for her to open (even if she could have recognized the door as her own as all doors are beige). Other residents came into her room and got into her closet and her bed. No one was available to help her eat and the food was presented not cut up. At night we heard a resident call for help as she was clinging to the hallway wall and nobody came to help her. The helpers were far away over in the eating area not stationed in the hallway where they could hear someone calling for help. As they later told me, "this is not a nursing home."I suggest before you sign all the documents and put down a lot of money on the deposit, that you sit in the memory care unit sitting area for at least 4 hours (if not more) and see how the facility operates when you aren't on an official tour. I'm sure Atria would be perfect for some, but not for those who need more individualized care.
Beware, once your loved one needs a two-person lift, he or she will be kicked out from Atria without even an in person discussion. You will receive an impersonal letter of eviction. Cruel, heartless, and a lie that this "would be the last place" for our aunt and uncle to move into. They paid thousands more for extra help they barely received. Happily, both are doing much better at Sunrise Belmont where our aunt never required a two-person lift. Hmmm...
I moved my 94 year old Aunt and 88 year old Uncle into this facility in July of 2017. In February, 2018, I requested that my Aunt be moved into their memory care ward. All was set, room chosen, furniture ordered and due to be delivered, when the afternoon before the move, the non-licensed nurse called to say my Aunt was evicted because she required two people to transfer her. Her assessment was made after two emergency hospital visits the week before, one due to AFIB, second due to a second fall after being released from the first hospital visit. She had not fallen previously, was walking in the hospital, so had leg strength. Now that she was on blood thinners she fell and was afraid to walk, and she was on pain meds making her fatigued. Instead of giving her a chance to build her strength, Atria kicked her out of "the last home she would need to move to", according to the sales woman when we signed up, just seven months after they moved in, one month after the $8,000 move in fee was non refundable. At no point did this facility show compassion or empathy once they decided to evict a 94 year old woman. So, apparently, if you are healthy, you are welcome to spend $10-20,000 per month at Atria Foster Square. If you become weak, you're out on the street. Meanwhile, at the new facility my Aunt and Uncle were forced to move to, my Aunt is being transferred by one female caregiver multiple times per day, receiving better care and being given physical therapy. Before deciding upon an assisted living facility, contact CANHR, or other elder care advocates and the State Ombudsman. There have been two fall deaths at this facility that should be inquired about.
We came here to visit some family friends who moved here in November and didn't realize how huge this place is! We accidentally got lost and parked in the lot for the Peninsula Jewish Community Center which is a block or two from Atria. We walked from the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, past Starbuck's and then saw the lettering on the building "Atria" and initially couldn't locate the entrance so we kept walking and saw the entrance to the facility located in the back on Thayer Lane. The building is surrounded by new developments as there are more housing/construction being built and restaurants are coming to the area. As we finally entered the building from Thayer Lane, we were greeted by the concierge and had to sign the check-in sheet. According to the concierge, this facility has only been open for more than a year. The lobby is spacious and has coffee and tea available, just like a hotel lobby. Then we go up on the elevator to meet our friends. Our friends hosted us in the in-house restaurant called The Bayview, where you can order anything off the menu.We started off with lumpia and potstickers which were tasty and delicious and I ordered the filet mignon, with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed, crispy mixed vegetables. Dude ordered the grilled salmon and both entrees were delicious and cooked to perfect. The beef was very tender and cooked medium rare, just the way I like it. Our friends ordered the hot dog and reuben sandwich. For dessert, we ordered the lemon meringue pie, pistachio almond ice cream and chocolate eclair! Service was attentive and the people who work there are friendly. After lunch, our friend gave us a tour of the facility which includes a movie theatre, complete with freshly popped popcorn, a beauty salon and spa, fitness room, activity room for yoga classes, shuttle service, a cocktail bar where residents can have alcoholic beverages and happy hour. I was very impressed by the spacious facility and they have at least 6 levels of care as our family friend's house has level 6 care which is 24 hour care. This place reminds me of a 5 star hotel resort, comfortable, warm and inviting.
I went on a tour at this facility and was blown away by the professionalism, thoughtfulness, and cleanliness. All caregivers and staff were well trained, collaborative, and passionate about providing the best care for the residents. The staff was very personable and knew each of their residents very well. The environment was set up with safety in mind and there were many places throughout the facility to participate in communal activities (eg: a courtyard garden, movie theater, dining room piano, fitness studio, along, etc.). I was also impressed to learn that the design of the building was even well thought out as each bedroom in the facility receives natural sunlight which enhances health and mood.While on the tour, my classmate and I had the opportunity to have lunch and meet with the culinary staff. The dining environment was serene with a welcoming atmosphere. The culinary staff mentioned the importance of understanding their residents' meal preferences and are well versed in creating meals influenced by different cultures. The food presentation and service was that of a high end restaurant and everything tasted delicious.As a student studying to become a future OT, I can see how much time, effort, and dedication is put into providing the highest level of care for their residents. I was extremely impressed with the monthly calendars and daily schedules created for the residents as it is important to provide opportunities for older adults to socialize, reminisce, and engage in meaningful occupations. Atria at Foster City feels like a big family. As they say in our profession, "Our clients are the true experts." In the case of Atria at Foster City, you can see the staff truly strive to learn from their residents to make this place feel like home.
Coming from the hospitality industry with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Cal Poly Pomona University and the many travels I've experienced, I have acquired a certain level of knowledge and appreciation in judging, as I will describe my wonderful experience with management and service at Atria.When my family went to different locations for vacations in the country, I needed a place to stay while they were away. That was what brought me to Atria. I was very lucky to find Atria.From the moment that I cut the golden ribbon upon checking in, I immediately knew that I was in a special and elegant place. My intuition was correct because Atria exceeded my expectations.The service was impeccable. The staff was superbly trained, and it showed by the caliber of service that I received.The food service was on the 5-star hotel level. Seldom have I found the staff with such excellent training in combination with a good disposition. The personal touch was elegantly executed.A very special mention goes to Resident Ambassador Jansie. She was dedicated to the needs of the guests and delivered the requests efficiently. During my stay she made every guest feel welcome. What a treasure you have in Jansie. Her warmth made me feel at home.A must deserving mention of your outstanding staff: Jaime, Michael, Angel, Voytek for attending to my needs without hesitation. Also, the friendliness of Luma, Jaison, Juan, Fortuna, Bernie and Crissy. Their smiles light up a room!I especially enjoyed the activity program. It was outstanding! There was an activity every hour to engage the mind and body.I hope to someday soon visit your Resort!Sincerely,Liliana Wilkerson
Every time I walk through the front doors at Atria Foster Square I am greeted with such enthusiasm and happy eyes! They made me feel so welcomed and they are very good at making sure to record my temperature and that I had a new mask on before going into the community.They showed me such a beautiful community and all the workers were so kind and friendly. The residents are so well cared for and the staff really pay attention to every little detail. I love visiting the residents and seeing everyone so happy. This is why community is so important and they make it look so effortless.
I met with Karen Malekos-Smith the Community Sales Director about the Atria facility at Foster Square. My elderly Mom is not quite ready to transition to an assisted living facility, but I was very impressed with Karen and her knowledge, service and professionalism. I look forward to her touring the facility with Karen when she is ready.
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