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As the expert home care provider for the Bay Area, our mission at Agility Health is to apply a holistic approach to care that restores and maintains the well-being of our clients, while remaining sensitive to the values, needs and preferences of our clients and their families. In addition to providing custodial non-medical care, Agility Health is also licensed by the California Department of Public Health to provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services on a private pay basis. Our extensive list of services is individually tailored to the needs of our clients in an effort to provide total care and absolute peace of mind when you and your family need it the most. We look forward to meeting you and designing a care plan that is right for your family.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California, United States. The region encompasses the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas. The Bay Area’s nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Home to approximately 7.15 million people, the nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a network of roads, highways, railroads, bridges, tunnels and commuter rail. The combined urban area of San Francisco and San Jose is the second largest in California, the fifth largest in the United States, and the 56th largest urban area in the world. The United States Office of Management and Budget does not use the nine-county definition of the San Francisco Bay Area. The OMB has designated a more extensive 12-county Combined Statistical Area titled the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area which also includes the three counties of San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, and San Benito that do not border San Francisco Bay, but are economically tied to the nine counties that do. The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its natural beauty, liberal politics, entrepreneurship, and diversity. The area has high incomes; it includes the five highest California counties by per capita income and two of the top 25 wealthiest counties in the United States. The Bay Area was the largest driver of population growth in the state in 2012, with four of the five fastest growing counties located in the Bay Area.

In 2011 the San Francisco Bay Area had a GDP of $535 billion, which would rank 19th among countries. The Silicon Valley is located within the southern reaches of the Bay Area. The leading high technology region in the world, Silicon Valley covers San Jose and several cities of South Bay. The Valley is home to many of the industry leaders in technology such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, eBay, Cisco, Apple, Oracle, Marvell, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard. Major corporations in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and the surrounding cities help make the region second in the nation in concentration of Fortune 500 companies, after New York. The region’s northern counties encompass California’s famous Wine Country, home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. The Bay Area is a leader in sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and sustainable energy and for being a leading producer of high quality food, wine, and innovation in the culinary arts. California Cuisine was developed primarily in the Bay Area, as was the organic farming movement. The area is renowned for its natural beauty. It is also known as being one of the most expensive regions to live in the country. Oakland, on the east side of the bay, has the fifth largest container shipping port in the United States. The city is also a major rail terminus. Changes in house prices for the Bay Area are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the CaseÐShiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor’s and is also a component of S&P’s 10-city composite index of the value of the U.S. residential real estate market. The Bay Area led the United States in sustainable energy and clean tech development in 2012, with San Francisco and San Jose having significantly higher ratings than any other US cities, according to Clean Edge.

The San Francisco Bay Area is widely regarded as one of the most liberal areas in the country. According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, congressional districts the Bay Area tends to favor Democratic candidates by roughly 40 to 50 percentage points, considerably above the mean for California and the nation overall. All congressional districts in the region voted for Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Election. Over the last four and a half decades the 9-county Bay Area voted for Republican candidates only twice, once in 1972 for Richard Nixon and again in 1980 for Ronald Reagan, both Californians. The last county to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate was Napa county in 1988 for George H. W. Bush.

The region is home to many colleges and seminaries, most notably the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. In addition, the Bay Area is home to two of the twenty-eight Jesuit universities in the U.S.: Santa Clara University, and University of San Francisco; these are also the two oldest California colleges. San Jose State University is the founding campus of the California State University system, and is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States. Saint Mary’s College of California was founded in 1863 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. In 2008, there were approximately 588,000 students enrolled in college or graduate school. The San Francisco Bay Area population is near the top in the Nation for overall education level with approximately 41 percent of residents aged 25 years and over having a bachelors degree or higher. The San Francisco and San Jose Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas rank third and fourth in college graduates, ahead of Boston and behind only BoulderÐLongmont, CO PMSA and StamfordÐNorwalk, CT PMSA. The Oakland PMSA ranks eleventh.

The Bay Area is host to numerous cultural events, including annual festivals and fairs. Many prominent writers make their homes there, and have developed a local literary culture, with a supportive network of booksellers, focused on the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.

Source: Bay Area on Wikipedia

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