California is the largest U.S. state by population, and offers something for everyone. Southern California is home to Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu boast glitz, glamor and gorgeous seascapes, while the northern part of the Golden State has the hills of San Francisco and the lush vineyards of Napa Valley. Outside California’s major metro areas, you’ll find rugged national parks, incredible skiing and peaceful, ancient northern forests.
Whether you’re looking for a loved one or yourself, choosing a retirement community should not come without much thought and consideration. California is ripe with excellent senior living communities and choosing the right one can be burdensome and overwhelming. We at Assisted Living Today, have put together a great list of the 25 Top Assisted Living Communities in California.
Some of these facilities are stand–alone assisted living centers while others offer a continuum of care as needs escalate. Many of the establishments have dedicated resources to seniors suffering from memory impairment and need specialized care for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
In no particular order, here are the “Top 25 Assisted Living Facilities in California.”
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The British Home
647 Manzanita Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Situated along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, The British Home has been providing compassionate care for seniors for nearly 90 years. Three of the five cottages are designed for independent living, but as needs escalate, residents can be moved to either of the other two cottages which specialize in assisted living. The assisted living cottages provide residents with the privacy they want and the care they need with nursing staff available around the clock.
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Aegis Living of Laguna Niguel
32170 Niguel Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Touted as a boutique assisted living and memory care center, Aegis Living of Laguna Niguel provides individualized care for each of its residents through careful care mapping. Each resident is fitted with an emergency response pendent and have access to nursing staff around the clock. Cultivating privacy and dignity, residents can choose from a one-bedroom or studio apartment, all designed to accommodate a wheel chair or walker.
Learn more about: Aegis Living of Laguna Niguel
Chateau Poets Corner
540 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
As a free standing senior-living community dedicated to memory care, Chateau Poets Corner is structured around a unique caregiving philosophy: LIFE—Letting Individuality Freely Exist. Residents are encouraged to participate in the social programs which help are designed to maintain daily living skills. The staff at Chateau Poet’s Corner have specialized training for patients with dementia and work hard to celebrate each and every resident.
Learn more about: Chateau at Poets Corner
8717 & 8755 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Located just south of Beverly Hills, Sunny Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care offers personalized care to each resident, encouraging independence while ensuring their safety. Residents at Sunny Hill can take part in various wellness, social and recreational programs while receiving needed assistance with activities of daily living. Residents can also take part in a variety of therapy programs including pet therapy,
Learn more about: Sunny Hills
4601 Grandview Blvd
Culver City, CA 90066
Just a few years old, Grandview Palms is a premier assisted living community offering spacious suites and beautiful common areas for its residents. Residents can take part in a variety of activities which foster community and good will, while knowing, with confidence that their care needs will be met by trained and compassionate staff. Additionally, the Grandview Palms has a unique agreement with a major university, allowing its residents to take part in the latest research in the prevention and elimination of Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn more about: Grandview Palms
Alma Via of San Rafael
515 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
With a dedication and commitment to its residents, Alma Via of San Rafael stands apart from other assisted living communities. Residents can enjoy a variety of activities and amenities while receiving the care they need. With a variety of apartment choices, including specialized memory care suites, residents can enjoy the privacy they deserve. Residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can rest easy knowing their unique needs will be met through the BridgeHaven program which offers a structured environment and mental stimulation.
Learn more about: Alma Via of San Rafael
9525 North Fort Washington Road
Fresno, CA 93730
Fairwinds—Woodward Park prides itself on being a retirement living so fun, residents find themselves wondering if they are really on vacation. Chock full of amenities, this independent living facility offers a little something for everyone, including assisted living services. With a variety of apartment styles to choose from, residents feel at home in their spacious living environments while enjoying beautiful common areas and programs designed to foster independence and friendships.
Learn more about: Fairwinds—Wooward Park
Nikkei Senior Gardens
9221 Alreta Avenue
Arleta, CA 91331
For those with Issei heritage, Nikkei Senior Gardens is the perfect place to receive much needed care while maintaining their independence and celebrating their culture and heritage. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans and can enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Garden. Every resident is offered three meals per day with the choice of Japanese or Western cuisine and can rest easy knowing their care needs can be met around the clock.
Learn more about: Nikkei Senior Gardens
1224 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Consistently winning the Yolo County Best Assisted Living Award, The Californian works to create a well-rounded lifestyle for its residents. The staff is committed to providing individualized care while helping residents maintain their individual choices. A full-time activities director helps keep residents busy with physical, cultural, creative, educational and spiritual activities all designed to foster fun and friendship.
Learn more about: The Californian
The Breakers Long Beach
210 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Providing a beach-front continuum of care, the Breakers Long Beach is set up to provide individualized care as needs escalate. This senior living community offers its residents the choice of several large and elegantly furnished apartments combined with spacious common areas, restaurant-style dining and a calendar full of activities. With weekly social hours and live entertainment residents not only receive the care they need, but can enjoy their retirement years.
Learn more about: The Breakers Long Beach
Belmont Village of Burbank
455 E. Angeleno Ave.
Burbank, CA 91501
Ideally located just minutes from premiere health care facilities, places of worship and great shopping, residents at Bellmont Village of Burbank receive exceptional care while maintaining their independence and dignity. Apartments at Bellmont Village are specially designed to with the care needs of the residents in mind, with lever handles on doors and faucets and raised outlets and lowered light switches. With a daily schedule full of activities, there is always something to do or somewhere to go.
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Cypress Meadows of Antioch
3950 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94509
The award winning Cypress Meadows of Antioch not only provides excellent care for its residents much in part due to its long-term, dedicated and loyal staff. Offering independent, assisted and memory care services, Cypress Meadows can help seniors as they transition through the aging process. Residents can choose from a variety of apartment styles to fit their unique needs and can take part in a myriad of activities or enjoy the quiet of the nearby walking trails.
Learn more about: Cypress Meadows of Antioch
Monte Vista Village
2211 Massachusetts Avenue
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Located just outside of San Diego, the gardenlike setting of Monte Vista Village creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for its residents. Offering a continuum of care, residents can age in place as their care needs escalate. Those needing assisted living can live confident knowing their care needs will be met but their privacy respected. Residents are encouraged to participate in daily activities and can enjoy restaurant-style dining, weekly housekeeping and linen services and personal laundry services.
Learn more about: Monte Vista Village
Silvergate—San Marcos Retirement Residence
1550 Security Place
San Marcos, CA 92708
With a choice of three very spacious apartments, including a two bathroom suite, residents at Silvergate San Marcos Residences can live comfortably knowing their care needs can be met and their independence and privacy preserved. Staff at Silvergate go above and beyond to make this retirement community feel like home for its independent and assisted living residents by providing personalized and compassionate assistance as needed.
Learn more about: Silvergate—San Marcos Residence
Atria Bayside Landing
3318 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95219
Offering independent living with assisted living services, Atria at Bayside Landing offers varying levels of care designed to promote independence. Located in the quiet Brookside neighborhood, located just outside Stockton, this pet-friendly community offers individualized care plans designed to provide assistance where needed while promoting independence. Residents are encouraged to participate in the Engage Life Program which nurtures the mind, body and spirit through a variety of programs which include cultural excursions, culinary classes, discussion groups and various group events.
Learn more about: Atria Bayside Landing
Vintage Silver Creek
4855 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
As an independent and assisted living community, Vintage Silver Creek provides seniors the comfort of knowing their needs can be met as they transition through the aging process. Residents are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities which builds a sense of community by fostering friendly competition and comrraderies. In addition to independent and assisted living services, Vintage Silver Creek also offers premier memory care and short-term respite services.
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Topanga Park Assisted Living
7945 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91304W
Working to prevent residents from needing a nursing home, the staff at Topanga Park Assisted Living strive to provide individualized care and assistance with activities of daily living. A premiere assisted living community, Topanga Park offers medication management, memory care services, diabetic care, along with a variety of other services many residents need, while helping them maintain their independence and dignity. Residents can also take part in numerous activities designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit.
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Maravilla Senior Living
5486 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Looking more like a Spanish retreat, Maravilla Senior Living is retirement living at its finest. With independent, assisted and memory care services, seniors choosing to call Maravilla home can transition through their years without worry if their care needs escalate. In addition to enjoy the beauty of the community, residents can also take part in a myriad of amenities which include a massage room, billiards, an extensive library and on-site banking.
Learn more about: Maravilla Senior Living
Emeritus Villa Del Ray
3255 Villa Lane
Napa, CA 94558
Standing behind the Emeritus Senior Living pledge, Emeritus at Villa Del Ray promises to treat each of their residents as they would their own loved ones. This retirement community uses a proprietary evaluation program called wE Care for each resident which monitors the personal care services provided to each resident. Residents can take advantage of dining, housekeeping and laundry services to help maximize their independence. Additionally, the facility offers a variety of social activities from casino-themed parties to current event discussion groups.
Learn more about: Emeritus Villa Del Ray
624 Laguna Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Providing care for high-needs seniors, the Laguna Grove senior community provides individualized care for those needing assisted living, memory care, behavioral and home health and hospice services. With rooftop gardens and abundant natural lighting, the modern design of the building creates a therapeutic sanctuary for its residents. The Holistic Wellness Center also offers residents the opportunity to take part in therapies from a range of modalities including acupuncture, yoga, music and aroma therapy, balance and strength training and floral essences.
Learn more about: Laguna Grove
Eskaton Village Roseville
1650 Eskaton Loop
Roseville, CA 95747
A multiservice senior living community, Eskaton Village at Roseville provides independent, assisted and memory care services to its residents. Residents receiving assisted living services can enjoy their privacy and maintain their independence while receiving the assistance with activities of daily living, dietary assistance and housekeeping and laundry services. Residents can take advantage of the community center within Eskaton Village, enjoying time in the warm-water spa or building strength in the exercise room.
Learn more about: Eskaton Village Roseville
Sunrise of La Jolla
810 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Offering assisted living, memory care and short-term stays, Sunrise of La Jolla has a little something for everyone. Located just blocks from the Pacific Ocean, this senior-living community looks and feels more like a bed and breakfast than an assisted living facility. Staff is available 24-hours per day to provide assistance with activities of dialing living, daily physical, emotional and spiritual activities and scheduled group trips. Additionally, families and residents are involved in regularly scheduled care planning meanings to ensure they are receiving optimal care.
Learn more about: Sunrise of La Jolla
Oakmont of Escondido Hills
3012 Bear Valley Parkway
South Escondido, CA 9225
Oakmont of Escondido Hills is an independent senior living community offering assisted living services to seniors needing additional care and supervision. This premier neighborhood has a little something for everyone. Resident can choose from several different spacious floor plans and gourmet meals to make the feel pampered and at home. They also can spend their days engaged in a variety of activities whether it’s enjoying the sunshine in the pool or basking in the peace of the library.
Learn more about: Oakmont of Escondido Hills
AvanteGarde Senior Living of Tarzana
5645 Lindley Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356
With over $2 million in renovations being completed, AvantGarde Senior Living of Tarzana is a preeminent, pet-friendly assisted living community. With attentive staff and personalized care, residents are encouraged to join in activities that suit their interests. For those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment, the Mezzanine Center offers activities and socialization opportunities while maintaining their dignity and independence.
Learn more about: AvantGarde Senior Living
The Watermark at Beverly Hills
220 North Clark Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Just minutes from Rodeo Drive, The Watermark at Beverly Hills provides luxurious accommodations coupled with optimal care. Residents needing assisted care can rest easily knowing customized care is standard care. The Watermark strives to help residents forget they are living in a retirement community and works to create an atmosphere reminiscent of home or better yet, vacation. Additionally, residents can take advantage of Beverly Hills living through a variety of excursions and events or can further their education through Watermark University.
Learn more about: The Watermark at Beverly Hills
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