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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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The Southern California city of Irvine is located approximately 40 miles southeast of central Los Angeles. Due to that proximity, it’s considered part of LA by Genworth Financial’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, which reports the average cost of assisted living in this region to be $5,250 a month. Irvine’s cost of living is 87% higher than the national average, though that statistic is dramatically unbalanced by the extremely high cost of Los Angeles-area private housing. The costs of health care, utilities and groceries are all within roughly 5% of state and national averages. 

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Irvine, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Irvine, 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 Irvine, CA

Irvine’s average monthly cost for assisted living care matches the California state average of $5,250, but it’s higher than the national average of $4,500. The state’s prices peak just north in Santa Rosa, where seniors pay $7,048 a month on average for assisted living. Prices are also above average in San Diego, where seniors pay $5,475. Costs are lower in the Northern California city of Redding, where the monthly average cost is $4,450; and in Visalia, which reports the lowest prices in the state at $3,450.

  • Irvine: $5,250
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Redding: $4,450
  • San Diego: $5,475
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048
  • Visalia: $3,450

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Irvine, CA

Seniors who need the highest possible levels of medical care should consider nursing home care, which costs $9,125 a month for a semi-private room. Seniors who only need care during normal working hours may find that adult day health care meets their needs at a relatively inexpensive $1,652 per month. Those looking to age in place find in-home care and home health care services that average $5,911 per month.

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

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

Regents Point

Situated to the south of William R Mason Regional Park, Regents Point is a continuing care community that offers assisted living residents the opportunity to age in place. The upscale facility offers 24/7 access to health care and assistance with ADLs, along with basic housekeeping services. Seniors can spend their days focused on the community's world-class amenities and resort-like atmosphere. They can practice their swing on the putting greens, swim in the outdoor saltwater pool and spa and enjoy gourmet dining options.

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Features
  • Bistro open for mid-day snacks and beverages
  • Private mailboxes for each resident

Atria Park of Woodbridge

Situated off Alton Parkway near San Diego Creek, Atria Park of Woodbridge offers private studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments equipped with individual alarm systems to ensure residents stay safe. This assisted living community offers 24/7 access to care and nursing staff and assistance with activities of daily living. Seniors can enjoy an active lifestyle strolling the courtyard trails, playing a round on the putting green or socializing on the patio with friends. We included Atria Park in our top 10 list because of its desirable location and access to a walkable neighborhood. 

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Features
  • Diabetic management, medication management and mobility support provided 
  • On-site parking available for residents and guests

Atria Golden Creek

Situated above San Diego Creek, Atria Golden Creek is an assisted living facility that offers 24/7 support to seniors who need assistance with ADLs, medication management and basic tasks of daily living, such as laundry and housekeeping. The complex features modern and sleek studio and one-bedroom apartments with walk-in showers and kitchenettes. Seniors can stay busy at Atria Golden Creek by working with their fitness trainer, exploring the walking paths with pets or getting a manicure at the spa.

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Features
  • On-site movie theater
  • Volunteer opportunities for residents who want to stay locally involved

Brookdale Irvine

Conveniently located near shopping destinations, Brookdale Irvine is an exclusive assisted living facility designed to provide seniors with the aid they need to maintain their independence. The furnished apartments feature private patios and balconies so residents can enjoy the fresh air and balmy weather. The community provides three chef-prepared meals daily and housekeeping services so seniors can relax and enjoy their retirement years. Residents can stay active by gardening in the greenhouse, taking part in arts and crafts classes, walking along the trails with friends or pets or chatting with family members in the fireside living room.

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Town & Country

Town & Country is a continuing care community that allows seniors to age in place peacefully without sacrificing quality of life. This faith-based facility is situated in central Orange County and provides active residents with plenty of opportunities to walk around Irvine. The lush rose gardens, gazebo, putting green and walking trails encourage seniors to spend time outdoors. Chef-prepared meals are served three times a day in the community dining room overlooking the patio, and seniors can find sundries and other needed items in the on-site corner store. Regular fitness seminars and group hikes are scheduled to help encourage a healthy lifestyle. 

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Freedom Village

Freedom Village is an all-inclusive continuing care community where seniors' needs are met through each stage of aging, which is why it's included on our top 10 list. In addition to assistance with activities of daily living, Freedom Village offers nursing care and medication management as needed. The community is located within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, and residents can also take advantage of scheduled transportation to appointments. Three chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style each day, and a private dining room is available for special occasions. Residents can relax outside in the courtyard, take part in cognitive programs to enhance memory skills or reserve a seat on facility-led scenic beachside bus tours. 

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Hollybrook Senior Living of Orange

Hollybrook Senior Living of Orange is situated right off of Route 5 within walking distance of the Bowers Museum and several restaurants. The community offers assisted living and memory care and features furnished studio apartments with balconies and patios, with housekeeping and laundry services provided. Seniors can take in the sunshine and fresh air while socializing with peers in the landscaped central courtyard's patio area, enjoy chef-prepared meals in the dining room or head out on scheduled excursions on the community bus. 

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The Groves of Tustin

The Groves of Tustin is an assisted living community located just outside of Irvine. The staff of caregivers are available 24/7 to assist seniors so they can retain their dignity and enjoy their golden years aligned with the principles of the facility’s Vibrant Life program. The program challenges residents to create their own schedules according to their personal interests and abilities, while also taking time to be adventurous. Residents can stroll the half-acre of landscaped grounds and relax in one of the lush courtyard seating areas. Meals are prepared fresh daily using organic produce. We included The Groves on our list for its individualized approach to senior care.

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Features
  • Move-in coordination provided 
  • Tree Top Terrace allows for outdoor al fresco dining

Pacifica Senior Living South Coast

Tucked into a residential area in Costa Mesa, Pacifica Senior Living South Coast offers assisted living in a luxurious environment. A personalized assistance plan is developed for each resident, and caregivers are on-call 24/7 to ensure their needs are met. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in the dining room and can take part in neighborhood walks and annual trips to the OC fair, take in a film in the on-site movie theater or relax on the covered patio. Apartments are fully furnished and have individual monitored emergency alert systems for added security.

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Sunrise at Tustin

Located close to the Tustin Ranch Golf Course in Santa Ana, Sunrise at Tustin is a one-story assisted living complex surrounded by mature trees and lush gardens. Each resident is assigned a case manager to ensure they receive appropriate care based on their level of independence and abilities. The menu features well-balanced, delicious fare, and snacks are always available. An on-staff nurse performs monthly wellness checks to ensure residents are happy and healthy, and educational programs are provided for family members. 

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Features
  • Daily social, creative, spiritual and fitness activities
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites available