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CITY San clemente
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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The overall cost of living in San Clemente is about double the national average, primarily due to very high median home values. This, along with high income and sales tax rates, may make San Clemente an expensive option for those seeking long-term care. However, assisted living may be an economical solution for those who need daily assistance. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that local assisted living rates average $5,475 per month. While this is high compared to state and national averages, it’s affordable compared to other long-term care alternatives in San Clemente. Individuals with low incomes may be able to pay for services through programs such as the Assisted Living Waiver and Supplemental Security Income.  

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

San Clemente is located near San Diego and shares the region’s average assisted living rate of $5,475. While this is high compared to state and national medians, it’s fairly consistent with care costs in nearby cities. In Oxnard, rates are a little higher at $5,750, but in Los Angeles, monthly fees are about $200 lower at $5,250. Seniors in El Centro pay high rates of $6,150, but in Bakersfield, costs are about $1,700 lower than in San Clemente at $3,750. 

  • San Clemente: $5,475 
  • California: $5,250   
  • United States: $4,500   
  • El Centro: $6,150  
  • Oxnard: $5,750   
  • Bakersfield: $3,750 
  • Los Angeles: $5,250  

The Cost of Other Types of Care in San Clemente, CA

San Clemente seniors pay $5,475 for assisted living, making this one of the cheapest long-term care options in the city. While care costs are about twice the fees for adult day health care, which costs $2,058 per month, they’re roughly $1,000 cheaper than the in-home care average of $6,387 and the median of $6,473 for home health care. Nursing home care rates are about double the cost for assisted living. 

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,475   
  • In-Home Care: $6,387   
  • Home Health Care: $6,473   
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,058   
  • Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room): $9,384   
  • Nursing Home Care (private room): $12,167 

Note: Data for San Clemente was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.

San Clemente Villas by the Sea

With a convenient location close to I-5, San Clemente Villas by the Sea makes it easy for residents to get around the larger city area and for visitors to stop by. This area also includes several shops, eateries and health care providers. Seniors here have access to gourmet meals, daily activities and trained staff, and the facility's amenities include a pool, spa, theater room and outdoor patio.

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Brookdale San Juan Capistrano

Brookdale San Juan Capistrano is located near I-5 and State Route 74, just a few blocks from Cook La Novia Park, San Juan Hills Golf Club and Horno Creek. Floor plans at this facility include studio suites as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments, and they all have private kitchens with a microwave, sink and refrigerator. Outside, seniors can enjoy the California weather by taking a walk around the landscaped grounds, which include a courtyard, a patio and walking paths.

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Del Obispo Terrace

Situated in a residential neighborhood beside Heart Christian Academy and Mariners Church South County, Del Obispo offers residents a quiet, homelike environment to spend their golden years in. The facility offers medication management, scheduled health monitoring and escorts to appointments as part of its services, and there are various life enrichment opportunities to help seniors stay engaged. We've included Del Obispo Terrace on the top 10 list for San Clemente because of its many activities and spacious accommodations.

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  • Most apartments have a private patio or balcony
  • 24/7 care staff available for emergencies

Atria San Juan

Atria San Juan is bordered by Horno Creek and the San Juan Hills Golf Club, and active seniors can enjoy walks along the nearby San Juan Creek Trail. This community is designed to support residents in their favorite activities, whether that's working out in the fitness center, reading in the library or taking part in facility-wide events such as the Swap and Switch.  

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Residents of Crestavilla enjoy a centralized location that's within walking distance of the post office, grocery stores, restaurants and banks. La Hermosa Park and Crown Valley Park are also just a few blocks away. This facility is focused on providing seniors a relaxed, coastal atmosphere while offering independent, assisted living and memory care options. The grounds are just one reason this facility is on our top 10 list; they include landscaped nature trails, a heated pool and a rooftop retreat. The apartments include full kitchens.

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  • Three wellness centers and two fitness center on-site
  • Pet-friendly facility includes a dog park

The Fountains at Sea Bluffs

The Fountain at Sea Bluffs is less than a mile from the coast, and other popular outdoor spaces nearby include Del Obispo Community Park and the Sycamore Creek Trail. This facility has a luxurious, upscale atmosphere with community amenities including a heated outdoor pool, a steam room and sauna, 24-hour concierge services and room service. Residents here can take advantage of the Watermark University program, which offers classes such as Creative Cooking and Intro to Bridge. Seniors can also participate in seven clubs that help make decisions surrounding the facility.

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Aegis of Dana Point

Located just a short distance from Capistrano Beach Park, Aegis of Dana Point is a boutique-style assisted living facility that also offers memory care and respite care services. Residents can choose from studio and one-bedroom apartment layouts, all of which come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Activities include group walks along the beach in the mornings as well as movie nights, chair yoga classes and crafting groups.

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Aegis of Laguna Niguel

Nestled in the Seawatch Neighborhood of Laguna Niguel, this assisted living community is next to Salt Corridor Regional Park and Monarch Beach Golf Links. Dining options here include farm-fresh fare, and residents can eat their meals in the restaurant-style dining room or prepare their own favorites in the apartment kitchenettes. Activities available include group exercise classes, lectures and puzzle and game groups.

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  • Furnished and unfurnished apartments available
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services

Seasons at Laguna

Seasons at Laguna is located in a quiet neighborhood to help provide residents with a home-like feel, and I-5 is just a short distance away for easy day trips into the city. The staff here can provide assistance with bathing, eating and grooming, and house calls for doctors or therapy services can be arranged. Activities are arranged daily for residents and include things like gardening, pet therapy and off-site trips. We added Seasons at Laguna to the top 10 assisted living facilities for San Clemente because of its resident-focused atmosphere and close-knit community.

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  • Visitors welcome during the day and for meals
  • Three meals and snacks are available daily

Adagio San Juan

Adagia San Juan is situated in a quiet neighborhood that has a residential feel, but it's just a short drive across Horno Creek to get to local shops and restaurants. The staff at this community helps seniors stay as independent as possible, allowing them to focus on staying active through group exercise classes and physical therapy and giving them the opportunity to take part in gardening and other hobbies.

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