Rossmoor was laid out in 1964 as Leisure World, one of the first planned senior-friendly cities in the world. Since the 1970s, the town has repeatedly voted to stay unincorporated, which keeps the red tape and local zoning laws to a bare minimum. Today, Rossmoor residents can build or upgrade homes, park on the street and attend outdoor senior events, such as the local art walk, bound only by the laws of California and Orange County.
Rossmoor is a sunny residential community located about halfway between Los Angeles and Anaheim, and within walking distance of the beach. Around 10,000 people live in Rossmoor, with just under 19% of them being seniors aged 65 and over. The climate is typical for Southern California, with average daily highs of 71 degrees, even in January. The community gets 13 inches of rain each year, with steady shore breezes that make outdoor activities comfortable for seniors year-round.
Assisted living in Rossmoor costs an average of $4,500 a month, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is somewhat more than the $4,051 a month seniors typically pay nationwide, but it is exactly in line with the California state average. Seniors in nearby San Diego pay somewhat more than in Rossmoor, at $4,750 a month, while the average rate for assisted living in Oxnard, on the other side of Los Angeles, runs as high as $5,000.
Note: Information for Rossmoor was not available, so data from the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used.
Have a look at our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Rossmoor, to see which is right for you.
Brookdale Garden Grove
10200 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Brookdale Garden Grove is elaborately landscaped and features an outdoor courtyard and walking paths. Indoors, the facility has a well-stocked library open at all hours for residents in the mood to read, a barbershop with beauty services for both sexes and a piano in the common area that's available to any resident who can play. Residents have access to the general store for must-haves, such as toothpaste and snacks, a game room that's open to residents and their guests, and they receive complimentary postal services from the main desk. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the facility.
18800 Florida St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Huntington Terrace welcomes residents and visitors with a large and well-appointed clubhouse that may be booked for birthdays, potlucks and other special events. Beautifully landscaped walking paths wind their way across the closely tended grounds, which are outfitted here and there with patio furniture for residents who would like to rest in the sun for a bit. Fitness classes are a regular feature of life at Huntington Terrace, as are enrichment activities aimed at keeping seniors' minds engaged and sharp. Community activities, such as movie nights and group trips into Huntington Beach are open to all residents able to participate. The staff work with residents' medical providers to develop individual care plans that include medication assistance and wellness checks.
12151 Dale St
Stanton, CA 90680
Rowntree Gardens is one of the few faith-based assisted living communities in Orange County, and this nonprofit senior community offers spiritual care for its residents on top of its comprehensive individual care plans. Trained staff provide medication management, as well as help ordering prescriptions and receiving deliveries of medical supplies. Dietary consultants on staff help residents plan healthy meals, which may be delivered straight to residents' rooms for private dining. Rowntree Gardens employs an onsite physician, 24-hour nursing staff and transitional care coordinators who can help seniors and their loved ones plan for and manage the transition between living arrangements with as little stress as possible.
1525 E Taft Ave
Orange, CA 92865
Kirkwood Orange residents are kept safe with 24/7 staffing and security monitoring, which includes a personal call pendant for emergencies. On-site amenities at the sprawling facility include dental care, counseling and both physical and mental therapy services. Every resident of Kirkwood gets a personal care plan that integrates their doctor's advice with the daily care regimen facility staff provide. Seniors get complimentary medication assistance, and transportation services are available for medical appointments and shopping. Optional personal care plans are available, including incontinence care and diabetes management.
Irvine, CA 92620
Irvine Cottages provides comprehensive and full-spectrum care for its senior residents. This starts with a medical and geriatric consultation during intake, and continues with a monthly care plan to be shared with seniors' loved ones. Irvine Cottages employs a full-time psychiatric nurse who assists with three levels of Alzheimer's care (mild, middle and late-stage). Residents with medical needs can get X-ray and lab services on-site, as well as support groups for residents and family members conducted by mental health professionals. A pioneering camera monitoring program is in place, which is a first for assisted living facilities in the United States.
Brookdale San Juan Capistrano
31741 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Brookdale San Juan Capistrano residents participate in almost daily social events, such as day trips to local points of interest and in-house enrichment classes. Transportation on- and off-site is included as a complimentary service, as are special dietary menus and three professionally prepared meals per day. Every room at Brookdale San Juan Capistrano has an emergency call system installed, which summons help within minutes from the facility's 24/7 staff. Basic cable TV is free to all rooms, and residents are welcome to participate in weekly family council meetings held in the facility's meeting hall.
Town & Country Manor
555 E. Memory Lane
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Town & Country Manor is organized as a nonprofit assisted living facility that prioritizes respect for senior residents' privacy and independence. Residents have complimentary access to washers and dryers, as well as unrestricted access to fresh towels and linens from the closets on each floor. Nursing staff are available 24-7, and every room is wired for basic cable, which is provided at no extra cost. The professionally staffed kitchen prepares three meals a day, as well as unlimited snacks on demand, and residents are encouraged to share up to four meals a month with visiting loved ones, free of additional charge. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the dining hall.
Sunrise of Mission Viejo
26151 Country Club Dr
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sunrise of Mission Viejo keeps residents' schedules filled with community events and enrichment classes. Daily physical therapy, social events and spiritual care services are available, as well as scheduled resident and family meetings, and various social and educational programs for residents' loved ones. Staff are available 24-7, and all residents get monthly wellness checks by the on-staff nurse. Meals are provided in the restaurant-style dining room, and snacks are available whenever a resident feels the urge. Working from an individual care plan, skilled nursing staff coordinate medication and other interventions to help keep residents healthy and safe.
19191 Harvard Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
Regents Point boasts both a lawn bowling yard and a putting green, as well as carefully maintained gardens, walking paths and other outdoor common areas. The game room has a regulation-size billiard table, as well as a fully-stocked inventory of games and movies. Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility's common areas, including the library, salon, coffee bistro and full-service dining room. Residents have private, individual mailboxes, as well as individually controlled thermostats. Every room at Regents Point is outfitted with an emergency call system that summons staff assistance in minutes, if needed.
200 N Dale Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
Brookdale Anaheim is located just minutes away from Disneyland and several other grandchild-friendly local attractions. Residents can spend time quietly reading in the library, or rounding up a group for games in the media room, where a large-screen TV is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the facility, though seniors can get help with their web browsing from staff in the computer room downstairs. Evenings can be spent lounging by the fireplace in the spacious community living room, after a professionally prepared dinner served in the restaurant-style dining hall. A private dining room is available on request for dates and small groups.