Kirkwood Orange

1525 East Taft Avenue, Orange, CA, 92865

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Dyanne142184 July 03, 2016

I visited this facility

The woman who talked to me at Kirkwood Orange was very nice. It’s a nice place, but we found it too pricey.

Provider Response
Thank you so much for your recent visit to Kirkwood Orange. We do try to keep our prices competitive and we wish you the best of luck in finding a community.

Chris262844 July 01, 2016

I visited this facility

Kirkwood Orange was very nice. I did not see many of the activities or the amenities, but the rooms were very nice. It was in a very nice location and easy to go to. The staff was extremely nice. I did not see anything that I did not like. Had another place hadn’t been an option, I would have loved to have my grandfather at Kirkwood. They were very nice.

Provider Response
Thank you for your review of Kirkwood Orange. The Kirkwood Team appreciates your feedback, and we are here to be a resource for you at any time.

Bonnie265401 July 01, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We like Kirkwood Orange. They have music and other activities to get Mom to move a little bit, like doing exercises in a chair. I was very impressed with the rooms. The one Mom is in has two closets. They made me feel very at ease that they will work with my mom and help her.

Provider Response
Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. The Kirkwood Team is pleased to hear that your mom is getting settled in and enjoying all Kirkwood has to offer.

Joyce113368650 September 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Kirkwood Orange was wonderful, small and intimate. Everybody was happy. We sat there when they were finishing dinner. The residents had their wheelchairs and their walkers. The staff walked them to their room and they seemed very involved so I thought that was very good. My mother absolutely loved it. The only thing is if mom had a problem, they would call 911 and she would go to the hospital. If she needed too much help, she would have to find another place.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts after visiting Kirkwood Orange. It is no surprise that you saw the positive interaction between our residents and staff - our Resident Assistants are not only well-trained professionals, they also serve from their hearts. Should you have further questions about our services or need clarification on the level of care we provide, please contact us.

Caring109461250 July 21, 2015

I visited this facility

I visited Kirkwood Orange. I was pleased and quite impressed with it. I was impressed with the staff. I was impressed with the people interacting with each other. The place was beautiful, and it looked quite comfortable. The staff seemed knowledgeable, and they seemed to have every level of care I could ever wanted. It was smaller than most facilities, which was what I was looking for. I do not want a big old hospital place. One thing that really impressed me was that I could visit anytime of the day or night. At night, the outer door was locked, but you could ring the bell, and somebody would open it for you. You also had the password to the rooms and things so that you could come and visit your loved ones anytime. You could have meals with them if you wanted to, and that impressed me.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review. At Kirkwood Orange, we take pride in the positive experience guests have when visiting our community. As with most assisted living and memory care communities, we provide quality care, a long-tenured staff, and all the typical amenities. What sets Kirkwood Orange apart is the small, home-like feel as well as the expertise of our team members when caring for our residents with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia.

Anonymous108679250 June 22, 2015

I visited this facility

Everything seemed satisfactory at Kirkwood Orange. We did not discuss cost because it will depend on what my mother's needs are. We just went to look at the place and to see how far it was away from our home. The place looked clean. It appeared to have enough staff.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for posting a review. Please let us know if there are any other questions you may have or anything we can do to further assist you in your search for assisted living.

Amy40 March 27, 2015

I visited this facility

There is one called Kirkwood in Orange, and the thing that turned me off there was the lack of physical space. They seemed very nice and caring, but their physical space -- in terms of the rooms -- was more run-down and not as clean or things like that. And then, they were very pushy with bringing dad to their social events -- the lady that I worked with over there. They were very nice and everything else, but it was always, "Bring dad to happy hour," and I was like, "I don't want to bring dad to happy hour." But that was just the constant push, and they were, "Oh, you need to come. That is the best time to have him come in and interact." He doesn't drink, that is not his comfort zone, and he is not highly social because of the dementia. He is social, but going into a new setting with a lot of people as the first introduction doesn't seem to b what I wanted to do with him. But, again, they were very limited in terms of backyard outside space, and he is very outdoorsy, so that was a turn-off for there.

Provider Response

Dear Amy40, Thank you for your review of Kirkwood Orange. Your feedback helps us to improve the quality of care and service we provide to our residents and their loved ones who visit. In fact, we are now completing a renovation project that will improve nearly half of our resident common areas. While our country cottage model with its quaint design and home-like décor isn’t to everyone’s taste, our residents enjoy the non-institutional feel of it. Our shaded backyard patio was designed to accommodate the outdoor lounging, barbecues and other activities that residents and families had requested. We also do several staff-accompanied walks every week into the surrounding neighborhood to encourage staying active and engaged in the greater community. I apologize for the negative experience that you had with our representative. We pride ourselves on having a very robust activity program, with three full-time activity team members, supported by our care team, offering a myriad of activities for our residents. Our Saturday afternoon happy hour featuring live entertainment is a 15-year tradition for our residents, run by the same volunteers who started it shortly after Kirkwood Orange opened. I am the first to admit that we can be a little overzealous in promoting it but I assure you it is with the best intentions because we know how much our residents love it. Serving our residents is our highest priority and we genuinely hope you find the right community for your father. Even though Kirkwood Orange may not be that fit, we have come to know our neighboring communities quite well and would be happy to assist with some recommendations.

Dorothy104786250 January 21, 2015

I am/was a resident of this facility

Food is good. Kirkwood is very clean and maintained well. Caregivers are good but clearly they need more help. Follow through of care is not adequate.

Art12 December 28, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father gets excellent care.

Mona4 October 26, 2014

I visited this facility

Kirkwood Orange was very nice. The staff was very nice; they have answered a lot of questions, were very helpful, and that’s what caused me to chose them. It was probably the most expensive one -- but the nicest one -- and that’s why I chose it because I thought she would get good care there. Mom has a one bedroom, separate living room, a bathroom area, and you can do whatever you want. You can paint and you can hang draperies, so that’s nice as well. The food was very good. They have church, bible studies, games, outings, ice cream parlo, a well-rounded schedule of activities.

Susie11 August 14, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Kirkwood was for my mom. It's smaller, and it's very close to where I live. It is like 3 miles away, and I can be there in basically 8 minutes. The proximity was very important to me, but the size of Kirkwood is also a plus because it is on the smaller side. The staff is wonderful and they provide the different levels of care, plus they really keep my mom engaged. I have eaten there and the food is good.

It's not within walking distance, but there is some discount shopping and a grocery store nearby. My mom's room is a 1-bedroom that has a nice little living room with a bedroom, a nice bathroom, a big shower that you don't have to step into with a seat that you can put down, and then she has a little kitchen area that has a refrigerator, a microwave, and a sink.

Tom83180450 July 19, 2014

I visited this facility

Kirkwood was a nice facility. It was very clean. It was more of a Victorian style. I liked the homeyness and warmth of the facility. They had a nice dining area, which was like a restaurant style, and even the rooms were very nice. The staff was very good. The people were very friendly. They had an outside area where you could walk around. They had a little barbeque area. When you walked down the hall, it was almost like a living area. They also had a lounge area. It was very cozy and comfortable. They had a lot to offer.However, I thought the price was more expensive than all of the ones we had looked at, because it seemed like some of things that were part of the regular costs in the other places, were extra cost in there. If my family could afford it, I would definitely send my uncle there.

Phyllis17 October 28, 2013

I visited this facility

Kirkwood Orange was beautiful; however, they were expensive. They have very nice rooms and very nice houses. I found them from a senior online directory. Their staff was very nice. They have mostly indoor activities because this facility was more for assisted living people who are able to do a lot of things on their own. What I like best about this facility as a whole was that it was a small facility, so it was more personal, and it was a really nice,homey place.

strottnerj May 25, 2013

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother has been a resident at Kirkwood Orange for six years. The facility is very well maintained and clean. The staff is very caring and is sincerely concerned with the well being and happiness of the residents. They go over and beyond what is expected. We do not worry knowing that my mother is being cared for at Kirkwood.

commercesd March 19, 2012

I visited this facility

Kirkwood Assisted Living Residence was located in Orange, where we happened to be. Since we'd been looking for a place for my friend, we stopped in to take a look.

The backyard had lovely pathways and a central fountain which looked very tranquil. The overall design was reminiscent of a colonial home, only a bit updated with more fresh air and light.

The living suites were all a nice size and did not seem cramped. They were also beautifully decorated. Each unit had individually controlled temperatures. The kitchens all had ample counter space and appliances.

The dining areas have many options. From more intimate to communal dining, resident can choose whatever they like. The food choices looked nutritious and delicious, as well as the regular snacks - offered continually.

The communal areas all had interesting activities occurring, from reading to games and resident interactions. It was clear that the residents enjoy living here.

We thought this was a lovely facility with caring and attentive staff. All of the resident's needs appear to be met easily and efficiently, in a friendly and caring manner.

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From Kirkwood Orange

Centrally located in California’s famed Orange County just a short drive from the excitement of Los Angeles and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Kirkwood Orange is a well-equipped retirement community offering a full range of supportive senior services. Our rare blend of modern amenities with old-fashioned comfort makes our intimate community feel almost like a bed-and-breakfast.

Kirkwood Orange is a proud member of, a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to providing quality living options and support services to California seniors since 1955.

Featured Amenities

Our cheerful accommodations come in a variety of studio and one-bedroom layouts. All apartments feature private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Residents are encouraged to decorate with their own furniture and belongings, making their new homes as unique as they are.

Residents can often be found strolling our landscaped grounds, grabbing a frozen treat in our ice cream parlor or participating in one of our many fun daily activities. We serve three freshly prepared meals in our dining room daily and snacks are always available in our country-style kitchen.

Available Services

For added comfort and convenience, we provide housekeeping and maintenance for all residences including linen service. Residents may have their beauty needs attended to in our on-site salon and barbershop or take our complimentary scheduled transportation service into town.

As an assisted living community, the staff at Kirkwood Orange are available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with the tasks of everyday living such as bathing, grooming, meals and managing medication. Residents coping with memory loss may take advantage of the services provided by our Gardner House community, which offers specialized care, such as mood-enhancement therapy, to ensure all residents are living life to the fullest.

Kirkwood Orange welcomes seniors to join our community and experience some of the finest senior living in California.

Property Info
  • Emergency Services: Less than 3 Miles
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Resident Capacity: 65
  • Number of Units: 48
  • State License #: DSS: 306001180
  • Semi-Private Units
  • Private Units
  • Studio Apartments
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Kitchenette
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Employee Background Checks
  • Parking Provided
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Chapel Services
  • Lounges & Common Areas for Guests
  • Patio BBQ
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Country Kitchen
  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Social Events
  • Trips & Outings
  • Spiritual Activities
  • Exercise Classes
  • Live, On-site Entertainment
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Beading Jewelry
  • Making Desserts
  • Hand Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed after assessment
  • Special Meals: Diabetic, Kosher, Low-salt, Low-fat, Pureed, Vegetarian
  • Country Kitchen
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Community Dining Room
  • Nurse Availability: Day On Site;Night On-Call
  • On-Site Medical Visits: Geriatric physician, Podiatrist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist
  • Medication Management
  • Diabetes Care
  • Help with Activities of Daily Living
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Guest Meals
  • Private Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Service
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care in a Secure Environment
  • Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish, Tagalog

Features of Kirkwood Orange


  • Minimum rate: $3700/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost $3500/month

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff Day: On Site Night: On Call


  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Diabetic
  • Kosher
  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt
  • Vegetarian


  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • State Licenses 306001180

Location of Kirkwood Orange

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