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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Irvine, CA

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San Clemente, CA 92673 Rating

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4.1 (30)
4.7 (29)
4.5 (14)

Why choose this provider?

San Clemente Villas by the Sea is a retirement community that offers assisted living in San Clemente, California. Daily help is available with medications, dressing, and additional tasks, but having fun is also a priority. Residents can play card games, watch movies, work out in the gym, and spend time in the garden to stay active. Special amenities include a hair salon, library, and heated pool where staff offer water therapy.

Dana Point, CA 92624 Rating

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4.6 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Aegis of Dana Point, an assisted living facility in Irvine, California, employs a variety of care managers to ensure the residents live at their best, medically and socially. Care managers assist the seniors with day-to-day tasks such as bathing, while medication managers make sure the residents' medications are taken correctly and on time. The community also offers many activities, including live music and entertainment, and amenities such as a salon, theater, gourmet meals, and views of the Pacific Ocean.

Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Royal Inns, an assisted living facility in Lake Forest, California, has the feel of a small home in a peaceful setting. The facility has been serving seniors for over 30 years, and the caring staff provides assistance with day-to-day tasks, such as bathing and grooming. Residents enjoy activities and excursions and even fresh-baked cookies on occasion. Royal Inns is located near local businesses that provide services and entertainment when seniors go out on day trips.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Nana's Garden 2 is an assisted living community that's part of the family-owned Tradition of Caring brand of senior care homes. Based in Laguna Hills, California, this facility has a 1:3 staff-to-resident ratio to offer seniors maximum assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping, and eating. They also provide medication management and scheduled transportation. The warm villa-style residence features a garden sitting area, a shaded patio, and family-style dining.

Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 Rating

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4.5 (10)

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Signature Residence luxury assisted living offers personalized senior care in spacious, colorfully decorated suites in Corona Del Mar, California. Residents enjoy round-the-clock care by trained staff, who offer compassionate help with daily living activities such as bathing and medication management, laundry, and housekeeping. Three gourmet meals are served family-style each day, and an on-site garden and planned social activities and programs keep residents happily engaged. Transportation to medical appointments, church, and elsewhere is available.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Rating

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4.7 (19)

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Located near Irvine, California, Del Obispo Terrace is an assisted living facility that strives to make its residents feel at home and like part of the family. Seniors have access to medication management and assistance with the activities of daily living. Residents can take advantage of the facility's amenities, including a country store, beauty salon, and game room with a billiards table. They can participate in activities, such as games and social outings, to engage their minds and bodies.

Irvine, CA 92620 Rating

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5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Irvine Cottages specializes in memory care and provides assisted living in a safe, homelike environment that aims to be less overstimulating for elderly Orange County residents. Irvine Cottages helps residents stay fit and engaged with a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, music therapy, games, outings, and parties. Staff create individualized care plans and provide nurse supervision, and the hospice team is based on site. Staff at Irvine Cottages have been nominated for the 2018 Senior Serve Senior Care Awards.

Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Rating

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5.0 (6)
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Chapters RCFE is a privately owned, assisted living facility that provides long-term support services for seniors age 60 and above in a resort-style residential home. Our mission is to redefine care for a new generation of seniors through our small-scale, client-centric approach which prioritizes the health and well-being of our clients 24/7, 365-days of the year. We encourage active care participation between our residents, their families, and our team. Our clients can expect warm freshly prepared, homemade meals and snacks every day. During downtime, residents are welcome to participate in religious services, cognitive exercises, planned excursions, on-site entertainment, and regular holiday parties.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
San Clemente Villas by the Sea
San Clemente, CA 92673
Aegis of Dana Point
Dana Point, CA 92624
Royal Inns I
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Nana'S Garden 2
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Signature Residence
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Del Obispo Terrace
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Irvine Cottages
Irvine, CA 92620
Chapters RCFE
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.