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CITY Fullerton
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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Fullerton’s cost of living is 58% higher than the national median and about 10% higher than the state average, but it’s lower than the overall cost of living for the Los Angeles metro region. While state income taxes are relatively high, seniors don’t pay state taxes on their Social Security benefits, providing significant savings for those who rely primarily on this form of income.

Assisted living rates are equal to the state average, with the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey disclosing that seniors in Fullerton pay $5,250 per month for care. State programs, such as the Assisted Living Waiver, can help older adults pay for burdensome long-term care costs.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Fullerton, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Fullerton, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Fullerton, CA

In Fullerton, assisted living rates are several hundred dollars higher than the national average but consistent with the state median at $5,250 per month. Local care costs are about $200 lower than in San Diego, where assisted living facilities charge $5,475 for care, and they’re $500 lower than rates in Oxnard. Seniors may save over $1,000 per month by obtaining care in Riverside, where fees average $4,000, or in Bakersfield, where residents pay $3,750 per month. 

  • Fullerton: $5,250  
  • California: $5,250  
  • United States: $4,500 
  • San Diego: $5,475    
  • Riverside: $4,000    
  • Bakersfield: $3,750    
  • Oxnard: $5,750  

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Fullerton, CA  

Assisted living in Fullerton is moderately priced compared to other local long-term care options, with seniors paying $5,250 per month for care. Seniors who live in nursing homes pay about double the cost of assisted living, with institutional care costing $9,125-$11,269 per month, depending on accommodations. Assisted living is also affordable compared to in-home care and home health care, which average $5,911 per month, but it’s costlier than adult day health care, which costs $1,652 per month.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,250    
  • In-Home Care: $5,911    
  • Home Health Care: $5,911    
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,652    
  • Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room): $9,125    
  • Nursing Home Care (private room): $11,269  

Note: Data for Fullerton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead. 

Sunnycrest Senior Living

Sunnycrest Senior Living is a vibrant, active independent and assisted living community situated close to the St. Jude Medical Center and the Fullerton Family YMCA. Each private suite is equipped with individual climate controls, a kichenette and balcony, and pets are welcome upon approval. Residents can relax and enjoy the many amenities, including the putting green, movie theatre, landscaped courtyard and fitness center. We featured Sunnycrest Senior Living on Fullerton's top 10 ALF list due to the handy location close to medical and recreational services, as well as the strong sense of community seniors feel here. 

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Sunrise of Fullerton

Located along the Bud Turner Trail near the beautiful Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve, Sunrise of Fullerton offers seniors a safe, peaceful place to call home. The cozy craftsman style building features updated suites and spacious upper and lower patios. Residents can spend their time gardening, participating in a Zumba class, or visiting with the resident cat and dog. We included Sunrise of Fullerton on this top 10 list due to the quiet location, friendly atmosphere and dedicated staff team who go out of their way to make residents feel welcome. 

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Park Vista

Park Vista is a continuing care community located next to the Morningside Plaza near the St. Jude Medical Center. Residents in the community's assisted living program can choose from six unique floor plans, each with either a garden view or a private balcony. Caring staff members are on-site 24 hours a day, and weekly housekeeping and laundry services is included. Daily afternoon food socials, happy hour, bingo and memory enhancement games are all designed to help residents stay active, and special events include holiday parties and trips to nearby museums, theaters and festivals. 

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Brookdale Garden Grove

Brookdale Garden Grove is a bright, welcoming assisted living and memory care community. Located close to The Promenade shopping center, this community offers seniors the security that comes with knowing caregivers are available to lend a hand at any time, night or day. There are plenty of common areas including a library, games room, covered porch and enclosed courtyard, as well as a handy general store stocked with snacks and sundries. 

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Brookdale Anaheim

Brookdale Anaheim is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community located just one mile from the West Anaheim Medical Center. Residents can spend their days relaxing on the covered porch, playing a game of billiards in the games room, or keeping in touch with family and friends in the computer room. There's a handy on-site general store stocked with snacks, newspapers and magazines and a beautiful outdoor space with walking paths, gardens and seating areas. 

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Brookdale Brookhurst

Centrally located next to the Saigon City Marketplace just east of the I-405, Brookdale Brookhurst offers assisted living and memory care services. This pet-friendly community features multiple floor plans, each with private en-suite bathrooms, generous closets and integrated emergency call systems. Wi-Fi service is available community-wide, and there's a general store, a library and a landscaped garden. Meals are served restaurant-style, and special diets can be accommodated upon request. 

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Rowntree Gardens

Located near the Promenade shopping center, Rowntree Gardens is a faith-based continuing care retirement community with services ranging from independent living to skilled nursing and memory care. The Cedars is the community's assisted living neighborhood, and residents here enjoy spacious apartment homes with full private bathrooms and plenty of large windows. Licensed vocational nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, and residents can call for assistance at any time with using the community-wide medical alert system. Regular worship services and daily blessings are held in the nondenominational Heartwood Chapel, and there's a number of social clubs and recreational activities to enjoy.

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  • Nonprofit senior living community
  • Cable TV and high-speed internet service

Kirkwood Orange

Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood just east of the Santa Ana River, Kirkwood Orange is a vibrant senior living community. The two-story building features a wraparound porch complete with comfortable seating, and there's a sunny enclosed courtyard with paved walking paths and an outdoor dining area. Each cozy studio and one-bedroom suite is equipped with a large roll-in shower, kitchenette and an emergency call system that instantly connects with on-site caregivers.

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  • Assisted living and memory care 
  • Alternate meal times available upon request

Town and Country Manor

Town and Country Manor is a faith-based not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Regular chapel services and Bible study groups are held in the bright, inviting Garden Room, and transportation is provided to nearby churches. There's a public computer and Wi-Fi access in the cozy library, a resident-run sundry shop, and a well-appointed arts and crafts studio. Three meals are served daily in the dining room, and residents can choose between buffet and table service. Residents receive four free guest meals each month for family and friends, and each suite is equipped with a handy kitchenette. We featured Town and Country Manor on this top 10 list because this community offers seniors the opportunity to age in place. 

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  • St. Joseph Hospital located just 1 mile away
  • Resident garden area with raised garden beds

Brookdale Uptown Whittier

Brookdale Uptown Whittier is a pet-friendly assisted living community located just steps from restaurants, shops and public transit in downtown Whittier. Amenities include a large fitness center, handy general store, arts and crafts studio, and a games room complete with a billiards table. There's a stocked fishing pond, resident gardening area and landscaped courtyard, and a private dining room for family celebrations and special events. 

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