Residential Care Facility For The Elderly


Our mission is to provide the best and proper level of care needed by our residents for their physical, emotional, and mental needs in coordination with their families and health care professionals.

-Elizabeth Timar

Our Community

Elizabeth Timar (Owner/Operator) and staff provide a loving, comfortable, safe, healthful, and nurturing home environment for our clients in our comfortable home in Bennett Valley.

Our board and care facility is conveniently located in Bennett Valley, Santa Rosa, within walking distance from the Bennett Valley shopping center and CVS pharmacy. We are about 10 minutes from Memorial Hospital and only 5 minutes from Montgomery Village Shopping Center and the nearest fire station.

The Canterbury Home is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licensed by the state of California (License #496800857). To contact us about assisted living services, or to request a welcome tour, please call (707) 578-4309 or email

Features and Amenities

  • Family-owned and operated care home licensed for 6 residents
  • Because of our small size, we provide specialized and personalized care for every resident
  • Three well-balanced, nutritious homemade meals daily
  • Snacks between meals
  • Special diet upon Doctor’s orders
  • Medication management and administration
  • Private rooms for ambulatory and non-ambulatory elderly residents
  • Full laundry and housekeeping daily
  • Cable television and telephone installed in each room
  • Personal services such as hairdressing, manicure, podiatry and massage available by appointment

Our Reputation

The Canterbury Home is a family-style care home committed to providing the highest quality senior care to elderly residents. We encourage and welcome regular contact with our clients' families and friends, their health professionals, spiritual advisors and all those having interest in our clients' well-being. Our reputation, which is the result of our clients' satisfaction with our assisted living services, is our most important asset. Great references are our very lifeline!


"Canterbury's owner manager runs a home that excels in all the qualities that residents should expect from the finest of its kind. The one quality that is seldom found elsewhere is the life-extending one of loving care that I have personally been a witness to since the home's founding."
Dr. Michael Berkes
"Elizabeth has set the highest standards for quality Residential Care! She treats every resident like a member of her own family. My expectations have been met and exceeded both in the areas of physical and emotional care for my aunt. She has my highest recommendation!"
Hal Auble
Resident's Family
"Attention to detail and loving care provided by Elizabeth and her staff assure the residents of Canterbury Home quality of life. This home is a haven of peace and caring."
Penelope J. Hunt
RN, CHPN, Heartland Hospice
"Words cannot express the gratitude for all the loving care you given to out mother. Being so far away from a loved one is difficult, but we always knew she was safe, comfortable, and most of all loved. You are truly one of the most caring, compassionate people we have ever known and we are so blessed to have had our mother in your care. Please keep in touch and know that our door is always open to you. God bless you always."
Kevin and Peggy Whitrock
Resident's Family
"Canterbury Home has my full recommendation. The facility is extraordinarily good for the resident's physical and mental well-being."
Larry Marianella
"This is a wonderful place! - My mother said this sentence to me the next day after she moved into the Canterbury Home. Almost immediately, her demeanor changed from anger and suffering to peaceful serenity. It is clear that the Canterbury Home's owner, Elizabeth Timar, and her employees, have not treated my mother like a patient, but rather, like a beloved family member. There is so much love and positive energy in this home that my mother has responded to it very well. I would recommend the Canterbury Home, under the loving care of Elizabeth Timar, to anybody who is seeking a loving environment for a family member or dear friend."
Glen Huntsberger
Resident's Family


Senior Care Information

The Canterbury Home is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) offering private rooms for ambulatory and non-ambulatory elderly men and women in a home environment. Our caregivers are well-trained in all aspects of caretaking, including medication management and clients’ special needs. All main entrances are wheelchair accessible. We provide delicious international homemade cooking and personalized care for every resident.

The home is licensed for 6 persons. (License #496800857) There are 5 private bedrooms which are available for residents. 1 bedroom can be occupied by a couple which has its own private bathroom; 2 shared bathrooms are available for the remaining 4 bedrooms.

Does your community provide other services like Hospice Care, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Respite Care services?

  • We have a hospice waiver and can accommodate hospice residents.
  • We welcome residents with Mild Congnitive Impairment (MCI).
  • We are a non-medical care facility which is not allowed to provide 24-hour skilled nursing care. However, most of our caregivers are CNA licensed.
  • When space is available we can accommodate residents in need of respite care.
  • Other services available are: podiatry, hairdressing, massage and religious services upon request.

Does your community allow pets?

No, however some pets are allowed to visit (such as small dogs and cats).

Do residents have allocated parking spaces?

There is plenty of street parking available and one private space.

What kind of daily programs are offered to your residents. Do you have a program calendar?

Since this is a small community, programs are created on a daily basis, depending on each resident’s interests. Some activities include Bingo, piano player, accordion player, activity director arranged special parties such as holiday and birthday parties, walking, movies, and exercise programs. We also have a guitar player perform. 

What are your rates?

All of our rooms are private. Our rates are based on each individual’s personal assessment. Factors affecting the rate are: incontinence, special diet, special needs, wheelchair dependency or level of care (hospice). Rates are negotiable, please call for a quote (707) 578-4309.

Do you offer any religious or spiritual services? Is religious orientation important?

Our community does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, or sexual orientation. We can organize religious services upon request.

Is your community wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all main entrances are wheelchair accessible.

What is the surrounding neighborhood like? Is there a shopping center nearby? What about medical centers, hospitals and pharmacies?

Our community is in walking distance from the Bennett Valley and Annadel shopping centers which contain grocery stores, drug stores, postal service, banks, a hardware store, restaurants, and beauty shops. There are 2 hospitals within approximately 10-15 minutes from the facility, and a fire station within approximately 5 minutes driving time. 



To Whom it May Concern:

Our mother, Pearl, resided at Canterbury Home for nearly six years.

Elizabeth Timar provided superior care for the entire time our mother was there. Elizabeth provided excellent, nutritious and healthful meals. The meals were carefully planned to meet Pearl’s physician’s recommendations, and Pearl enjoyed the food. It’s not easy to prepare tasty, low-fat, sugar-free meals, and Elizabeth excels at it. But more important than the meals, Elizabeth provides a family atmosphere that made Pearl very comfortable in her home.

Elizabeth treats the residents as family, and she and her assistants provide caring help, which made Pearl feel right at home.

When caring for the elderly, personal care and close attention to residents’ needs are paramount. The small number of residents at Canterbury Home allows Elizabeth and her helpers to give each resident personal attention.

Elizabeth keeps Canterbury Home sparkling clean and does a great job with the laundry. The rooms are kept in excellent condition. We were very fortunate to find Canterbury Home for our mother, and fortunate, indeed, to find such an empathetic, well-trained and caring caregiver in Elizabeth.

Anyone considering having a loved one stay at Canterbury Home may call or e-mail me with questions or for further information.

John Betonte


mobile 503-554-0525

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  • 2630 Canterbury Drive Santa Rosa, Ca. 95405
  • (707) 578-4309