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Channing House

850 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Based on 52 reviews

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Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $4,058
One Bedroom
Estimated $5,313
Two Bedroom
Estimated $6,710
For Pricing & Availability
(800) 780-8101
To Reach a Resident
(650) 327-0950

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Channing House Description

Channing House was founded by Dr. Russell V. Lee of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and has a long history of providing quality nursing care for seniors. Full floor to ceiling picture windows in beautiful, spacious apartments give you breathtaking views of the hills or Bay. The new Health Care Center is amazing and provides top-notch care for residents who need Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing care. House believes that older adults who are active, engaged, and healthy thrive in a vibrant setting.

Assisted Living
Just because you need a little help doesn't mean life can't still be wonderful. The goal of our Assisted Living care team is to give residents everything they need to remain independent and active. Our person-centered approach means that we provide care tailored to not only individual needs, but also personal likes and dislikes.

Skilled Nursing
You're reading this because you want to live somewhere with good Skilled Nursing care in case you ever need it. If that day arrives, you'll be in a familiar place surrounded by the people you know and trust. Our wonderful Independent Living residents love spending time with their friends at the Lee Center, and they've developed great relationships with the caring staff who work there.

We begin with recipes that are handmade and chosen specifically to highlight the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms. We buy the freshest local seafood, eggs and meats. We hand-brine the meats to give them a rich distinct flavor, making sure to set aside a portion for our residents who need lower sodium dishes. By brining the meat ahead of time, we can control the amount of salt that goes into each dish, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a delicious meal. A meal shared with good friends is the best way to fuel your soul.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $4,058
  • Average City Price: $3,366
  • Average State Price: $3,366
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 2 out of 10 communities in Palo Alto
  • Ranking in State: 654 out of 2664 communities in CA
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    Channing House is a senior living community that provides independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing services. For independent living, the community offers spacious apartments with state-of-the-art amenities, along with onsite activities and events. Assisted living services are provided for seniors who need additional help with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing. Skilled nursing care is available 24/7 for those in need of more extensive medical care.

    Assisted Living Services and Amenities
    Channing House offers a wide range of assisted living services and amenities to its residents. Private or semi-private studio units are available, as well as nursing staff available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with activities of daily living. Medication management is provided by the nursing staff, and medical and ancillary services are arranged in combination with family members. For added convenience, a Sara lift is available for transfers.

    Skilled Nursing Services and Amenities
    Channing House offers skilled nursing services and amenities to its residents, including private or semi-private studio with en suite bathrooms. Nursing staff is available 24 hours a day to assist with activities of daily living and provide medication management. Medical and ancillary services are arranged by the nurse in combination with family members. Residents have the opportunity to have visits with their primary care physician on-site or by video. Additionally, Channing House provides a Sara and Hoyer lift for transfers.


    medication management

    around-the-clock skilled nursing care


    around the clock care



    assistance with daily activities


    medical supervision

    nursing services

    licensed nurses


    licensed nursing staff


    cultural events


    musical performances


    educational programs

    senior olympics




    birthday parties



    mah jong

    resident association

    exercise classes


    three delicious chef-prepared meals

    continental breakfast


    dining venues

    flexible dining options

    private dining rooms


    dining experience

    special diets

    home style dining

    fine dining


    van transportation

    housekeeping service


    transportation to medical appointments

    apartment maintenance

    housekeeping and maintenance

    daily housekeeping and linen service

    free transportation

    personal assistance

    moving assistance

    24-hour security




    expanded cable television


    high speed internet

    parking lot


    high-speed internet


    beautiful, spacious apartments

    large closets

    storage space

    full kitchens

    fitness center and pool

    laundry rooms

    a full kitchen



    basic utilities

    large windows


    telephone services


    reserved parking

    computer lab

    activity room

    post office

    guest accommodations

    internet access

    wireless internet


    game room


    additional storage


    community areas


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    The Palo Alto Area

  • Population: 66,853 (large town)
  • Average Income: $159,148 (17% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 0.7 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    Menlo Park Surgical Hospital
    1.1 miles away
    VA Medical Center Menlo Park
    1.1 miles away
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
    1.3 miles away
    Stanford Hospital
    1.4 miles away
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    2.7 miles away


    CVS Pharmacy
    0.3 miles away
    Hoover Pharmacy
    0.9 miles away
    Maximart Pharmacy
    1.3 miles away
    1.5 miles away
    Walgreens at Vaden
    1.7 miles away


    Cox - Miranda D.D.S.
    0.1 miles away
    Tracy Leclerc DDS
    0.1 miles away
    Christopher H. Joy DMD
    0.1 miles away
    Mary Qian, DMD
    0.1 miles away
    christian k lee
    0.1 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    Homer Avenue & Webster Street
    0.1 miles away
    Webster Street & Channing Avenue
    0.1 miles away
    Channing Avenue & Webster Street
    0.1 miles away
    Channing Avenue & Middlefield Road
    0.1 miles away
    Middlefield Road & Channing Avenue
    0.2 miles away


    SOS Fine Foods
    0.4 miles away
    Whole Foods Market
    0.4 miles away
    Trader Joe's
    0.6 miles away
    The Willows Market
    0.7 miles away
    Mollie Stone's
    1.3 miles away


    Wells Fargo
    0.2 miles away
    Bank of the West
    0.3 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
    0.3 miles away
    0.3 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    San Jose Quaker Meeting House
    14.4 miles away
    The First Unitarian Church of San José
    16.3 miles away
    Trinity Cathedral
    16.3 miles away


    Heritage Park
    0.2 miles away
    Scott Park
    0.2 miles away
    Lytton Plaza
    0.5 miles away
    Cogswell Plaza
    0.5 miles away
    Johnson Park
    0.5 miles away


    Stanford Shopping Center
    0.8 miles away
    Edgewood Shopping Center
    1.5 miles away
    Newpark Mall
    9.9 miles away
    Hillsdale Shopping Center
    10.1 miles away
    Pacific Commons Shopping Center
    10.4 miles away


    Children's Theater
    0.5 miles away
    Captivating Dance Nona
    0.9 miles away
    Bing Concert Hall
    1.2 miles away
    Frost Amphitheatre
    1.2 miles away
    CEMEX Auditorium
    1.3 miles away


    0.2 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Il Fornaio
    0.3 miles away
    Tai Pan
    0.3 miles away
    Gyros Gyros
    0.3 miles away


  • High Temperature: 76°F
  • Low Temperature: 55°F
  • Average Temperature: 65.9°F
  • Day Breakdown: 60 days of rain and 304 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 0.6 inches a year
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    This community is licensed by the state of CA. It is a very large-sized community with 264 total beds.


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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    Cleanliness Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Allan Wellhausen

    5.0 rating

    I worked there many years ago, as part of the maintenance staff, and it was an outstanding place to work. It was a pleasure to provide care for the Residents, and they were great people to know. So many different people of so many walks of life. One resident was Robert A. Heinlein's sister, The Author that I had grown up with ready all his works. Then I can't say for sure but at least one Nobel Prize winner. All interesting people to know.

    Mike Atkin

    5.0 rating

    There are many residents to get to know and admire. It's a great pleasure to meet the new residents.

    Oliver Burford

    5.0 rating

    Kitty Baggott

    5.0 rating

    Linda Rose

    5.0 rating

    The biggest family environment I've ever had. Love it.

    Srisaravanan Srisaravanan

    1.0 rating

    Priya Rolina Aguilar

    5.0 rating

    Fernando Ortiz

    5.0 rating

    Per Maresca

    5.0 rating

    Sarah S.

    5.0 rating

    Where to begin. Covid has been a scary time for my parents, both of whom (separately!) live at Channing House. I am so impressed by the seriousness of the leadership at Channing House. They set the tone for this independent, non-profit retirement home.The staff from top to bottom has done a Herculean (and Sisyphusian) task of keeping residents and staff safe. The communication has been **daily** with outside family, including emails, voicemail blasts when necessary, and a weekly update by the head of Channing House via Zoom with all residents and family that wish to participate. The staff is working so hard and so effectively and sensitively to keep everyone healthy, comfortable, and well cared for. They are surrogates for all of us family who cannot be there in person.  I will be eternally grateful to them for everything.

    Carlin O.

    5.0 rating

    My parents have lived at Channing House for 17 years and have been SO well taken care of (by the Channing House staff) and SO happy (with the community). Moving into Channing House was the best gift my parents ever gave me. I do not worry about them ever, and when I visit (which is every other day) I get to spend ALL my time visiting instead of fixing leaky faucets or running errands. Channing House is extremely well run by Mel (the "new" manager). The food is fantastic. The staff is caring and professional in all departments (house cleaning, nursing and health, dining, maintenance, front desk, exercise classes, etc.). Dr. Davidson (the in-house doctor) is THE BEST. My parents get daily exercise, daily socializing, 3 excellent meals a day, as much recreation and intellectual stimulation as they want including weekly organized excursions, and there are dozens of eyes to watch them, ensuring that they are safe and doing well.My parents both started off in independent living, but my Mom's health deteriorated so that for her final 5 years she was in the skilled nursing care wing. One of the wonderful things about Channing House is that my Dad could visit my Mom any time he wanted with just an elevator ride; he could eat meals with her when he wished; he could even check her out of the skilled area and take her to enjoy the views and the walk-around-path on the 11th-floor outdoor roof-top. And he continued to live in and enjoy all of the privileges and freedoms of independent living. Life care is the way to go!  I plan to move into such a place in my mid-70s.

    Cheryl W.

    5.0 rating

    I see that the previous review is from a vendor.  He mentions that the residents love it, and this is true.  The location is incredible - just a couple of blocks from downtown Palo Alto.  Residents can walk to shops and dining.  Food is great, views are great, lots and lots of activities to keep the mind and body active and healthy.  To be able to live here is to be very very lucky.


    5.0 rating

    Great staff

    Carlos vargas

    1.0 rating


    Evan P.

    5.0 rating

    luckymom Young

    5.0 rating

    Derek Taylor

    5.0 rating

    Clearly one of the best retirement communities in the area, our mother lives there and loves it. Naturally this comes at a high price but she's certainly earned it and with what we put her through as children im happy that there is a place nearby she is willing to stay in that allows me in to see her when I can.

    B Green

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    Sarah Smith

    5.0 rating

    Unbelievable care from the top down. Small apartments, but one forgets about that pretty quickly. What a great community of residents!

    Isaura Garcia

    5.0 rating

    linda rose

    5.0 rating

    Ceferin0 Brigabriel Jr

    5.0 rating

    Nice cummunity pls..

    Alejandro Garcia

    5.0 rating

    Coleman Alder

    4.0 rating

    Great place to meet single woman

    Fer Alfaro

    4.0 rating

    Michael Liston

    5.0 rating

    My parents love it. The grandkids think it is a cruise ship !

    Michael C

    5.0 rating

    Susan Traun

    5.0 rating

    Sandra Green

    5.0 rating

    Marvin Monge

    5.0 rating

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