Welcome to Friends House!

Nestled on seven acres in Santa Rosa, California, Friends House is a caring community of elders created in the Quaker tradition of equality and simplicity. In an atmosphere of informality and vitality, residents are engaged in activities of everyday life here as well as in the outside community.

Open to all older people, Friends House is composed of four interrelated programs: Independent Living apartments and houses, an Assisted Living facility, a Medicare / Medi-Cal certified Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center.

Rehabilitation Center The Rehabilitation Center at Friends House is available for inpatient and outpatient services and provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation resources in a spacious, well-lit, welcoming set of rooms designed to help patients reach their rehab goals. Physical therapists, … [Read More]


Support the Mission of Friends House You can help improve the quality of life for the Friends House community. For thirty years community support has been an integral component of Friends House and the generosity of supporters continues today. All gifts, large and small, are welcome and … [Read More]


Friends House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Get Better, Return Home At Friends House, we provide healthcare services in a warm, residential environment. Our Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers an array of rehabilitation services, short-term health care for individuals … [Read More]

Skilled Nursing with Therapy Dog

Assisted Living The Friends House Assisted Living Center is warm and inviting with a family-like atmosphere. It is located across from Friends House main building and accommodates six individuals. The Assisted Living Center offers 24-hour per day help with activities of daily living, medication … [Read More]

Enjoying Lunch at Friends House

Welcome to Friends House Independent Living! Four clusters of one and two-bedroom garden apartments and a few multi-bedroom houses on seven beautiful acres in Rincon Valley make up the Independent Living community at Friends House. All homes are one-story at ground level. Each of the four … [Read More]


Thank You Keysight Technologies!

UWDOC Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies) employees volunteered to work at Friends House for the United Way of the Wine Country Day of Caring event on September 10, 2014. The group of 11 volunteers completed numerous projects throughout the day. They repaired arbors, washed floor rugs, washed windows and screens. They worked in gardens weeding, digging and pruning then weeded, dug and pruned some more – all on one very hot day!

Residents and staff truly appreciated all of the effort that went into the volunteer work day. The team dug out around a lawn area that is slated to be converted into a drought tolerant landscape area. While many of the Friends House residents enjoy gardening, the Keysight volunteers were able to do work that has become too difficult. Work like digging holes and digging out old rose bushes. Now, with holes dug and soil turned, the older adult residents on campus can happily plant new flowers or bushes, which they like to do themselves. Thank you Keysight Technologies for supporting this important community event and for volunteering at Friends House!