Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Orange, CA

Seniors who thrive in warm, clear weather may feel right at home with the 277 sunny days each year in the city of Orange. The climate is so appealing in Orange County, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, that BestPlaces gives it a comfort index score of 9.3 out of 10. Pair the great weather with quick access to Pacific Coast beach cities, including surfer mecca Huntington Beach, affluent Newport Beach and the artistic resort community of Laguna Beach, and it’s easy to see why so many older adults appreciate Orange.

With an easy drive to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Angel Stadium, you’ve got plenty to do when family comes to visit. Approximately 12% of Orange’s estimated population of nearly 140,000 is made up of residents aged 65 and older. Seniors can expect to pay about $3,525 per month for assisted living costs in the Orange area. This guide showcases 10 such communities we think seniors should know about.

Kirkwood Orange

Kirkwood Orange

1525 E. Taft Ave.
Orange, CA 92865

This Cadence Living community offers seniors both assisted living and memory care options. Signature life-enrichment programs at Kirkwood Orange include Symphony, Aria Arts, Sessions and IN•Tune Fitness, a proprietary wellness program. Residents enjoy all-day dining in a relaxed atmosphere and socialize in warmly furnished indoor areas, including an ice cream parlor, library, TV room and salon. An outdoor garden and patio make it easy to soak up the SoCal sunshine. Seniors choose from private studio and one-bedroom apartments in three floor plans ranging from 305-435 square feet.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Nohl Ranch Elderly Care

Nohl Ranch Elderly Care

2128 E. White Lantern Ln.
Orange, CA 92867

One of three care homes, Nohl Ranch Elderly Care operates in Orange County, and the White Lantern Lane assisted living home accommodates six residents in gracious style. The quiet residential neighborhood setting, as well as a spacious patio and flower-filled gardens, helps create a serene environment. Residents live in private or semiprivate rooms with private or shared baths. Roomy common areas are intentionally designed so seniors can move about safely using a walker or cane. Nohl Ranch makes our top-10 list for the intimate homelike setting, personalized care and delicious from-scratch meals.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Citrus Hills Assisted Living

Citrus Hills Assisted Living

142 South Prospect St.
Orange, CA 92869-3842

Bring your pets to this 95-resident assisted living community where seniors can be as social or as solitary as they choose. An activities program loaded with recreational and educational opportunities includes on-site fitness classes, arts and crafts and regularly scheduled group outings. Seniors who prefer solo activities, such as scrapbooking or working a puzzle, to ice cream socials, find many pleasurable independent pastimes to engage in at Citrus Hills. Outdoors, resident-tended gardens, a scenic walking path and plentiful rose bushes provide restful places to relax in nature. Residents live in spacious studio apartments or companion suites and dine restaurant-style, and the chef is always happy to honor special requests.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Oakmont of Orange

Oakmont of Orange

630 The City Drive S.
Orange, CA 92868

Luxurious assisted living and memory care are what you find at this retirement community located on a lush campus with a pet park and fruit tree orchards. Some of the other five-star amenities and services include a fitness center, salon and day spa, movie theater and activity room. Resident gardens and walking paths encourage time in nature, and a full social and events calendar lets residents be as active as they want to be. Award-winning chefs create a gourmet menu that changes daily based on the seasons and availability of fresh local ingredients. We consider this community a standout choice for senior living due to Oakmont’s trademark attention to detail in the construction and design of its retirement properties. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Park Plaza

Park Plaza

620 South Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866

Blocks from historic downtown Orange, this village-style community provides a wide spectrum of lifestyle options for independent and assisted living residents. Seniors select from a variety of services and engaging programs at Park Plaza that fit their personal lifestyle preferences. Clubs, classes, local outings to museums, concerts, cultural activities and a heated swimming pool all contribute to the upbeat, high-energy atmosphere in this 105-resident facility. The signature Art of Living Well program includes physical and brain fitness classes, music lectures and numerous social events orchestrated by an engaged staff and cheerful caregivers. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Brookdale Garden Grove

Brookdale Garden Grove

10200 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Beautifully decorated, clean and inviting, Brookdale’s Garden Grove location offers seniors a lovely landscaped campus with an outdoor courtyard, walking paths and a resident-tended garden. The pet-friendly community provides studio and one-bedroom apartments with natural light, some with scenic views. Common areas include a well-stocked library, a comfortable TV room, a general store and a beauty and barber salon. Community canines can socialize in the dedicated dog park. Brookdale’s signature Optimum Life approach empowers residents to craft meaningful, fulfilling daily experiences by participating in activities and programs grounded in the six dimensions of wellness. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Brookdale Brookhurst

Brookdale Brookhurst

15302 Brookhurst St.
Westminster, CA 92683

This Brookdale Senior Living community found in northern Orange County has a 164-resident capacity and offers assisted living and memory care services. The pet-friendly property was built from the ground up to provide Southern California seniors with a luxurious environment that provides all the comforts of home with 24/7 assistance and an engaging lifestyle. Residents have multiple studio and one-bedroom floor plans to choose from, each with a private bath and lots of natural light. An emergency response system in each room provides added peace of mind. Based on individual preferences, residents receive a personalized monthly calendar of life-enriching activities.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Rowntree Gardens

Rowntree Gardens

12151 Dale St.
Stanton, CA 90680

Rowntree Gardens is one of the area’s few licensed, faith-based continuing care retirement communities offering seniors a full range of on-site health care services and living options. The Cedars assisted living neighborhood supports seniors who cherish independence but need help with daily activities. First- or second-floor apartment homes in a variety of floor plans, from studios to deluxe suites, feature large baths, spacious closets and abundant windows, and many overlook the beautiful gardens. This vibrant community makes our list because of the carefully curated calendar of daily opportunities for engagement designed by a dedicated activities director.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Irvine Cottages I

Irvine Cottages I

1 Longstreet
Irvine, CA 92620

This small six-resident home is part of the larger Irvine Cottages community that includes a dozen or more homelike environments for seniors who need assisted living support or memory care. The intimate setting and lowest caregiver staff turnover in the area provide residents with the consistency and familiarity many need to feel at ease and comfortable. As the only facility in the state to offer a comprehensive camera monitoring system in all bedrooms, Irvine Cottages’ focus on safety gives loved ones peace of mind. Each cottage provides a full schedule of activities that includes daily karaoke, arts and crafts, music therapy, outings and gardening.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Town & Country Manor

Town & Country Manor

555 E. Memory Ln.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Located in a walkable neighborhood, this faith-based nonprofit Life Plan 62+ community offers Orange County seniors a continuum of care in a garden-like setting. Because there is no community buy-in, all profits go back into the facility to provide a high quality of care and resort-style amenities, such as a putting green and a landscaped courtyard with a reflecting pool. Three assisted living studios and one-bedroom floor plans, all with kitchenettes, range from 300-600 square feet. Residents receive a five-star dining program and a robust activities calendar.  

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Is Orange the Right Choice for You?

With 18 in Orange and another 147 nearby, there are unlimited choices of assisted living facilities in the area. World-class medical care is all around, including UCI Medical Center, ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and listed among the top 10 in California. With only 14 inches of annual rainfall on average, Orange gives active seniors a recreation-friendly climate.

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