Resting between the Pacific coastline and the San Joaquin Hills, Corona Del Mar is a neighborhood within Newport Beach, a city with 85,239 residents. The 2020 census found that 23.1% of them are aged 65 and older, a significantly greater number than the 16.5% U.S. average, suggesting the area holds a particular attraction to seniors. They may be enticed by the excellent climate and cooling sea breezes, below-average health care costs, excellent water quality and well-regarded medical facilities.

Corona Del Mar is home to many assisted living facilities, each providing something unique and all delivering comfortable accommodation and opportunities for residents to form new friendships with neighbors of a similar age. These communities are suitable for otherwise autonomous seniors who prefer to have their meals cooked by capable chefs and rooms cleaned by helpful housekeepers. Many assisted living facilities also include convenient amenities, such as beauty salons. The average monthly fee in Corona Del Mar is $5,000, which equals the state average.

This guide reviews the costs of senior living in the surrounding area in addition to discussing the advantages and disadvantages of living in Corona Del Mar. It also includes a list of senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Corona Del Mar, CA

Cameo at Lighthouse Lane

2512 Lighthouse Lane, Corona Del Mar, CA, 92625


Astoria Retirement at Corona del Mar

3606 Catamaran Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA, 92625


Atria Golden Creek

33 Creek Road, Irvine, CA, 92604

We were so grateful for my mom’s patio space. During Covid, she was still able to go outside and get some fresh air.
We were so grateful for my mom’s patio space. During Covid, she was still able to go outside and get some fresh air.

2016

Atria Newport Beach

393 Hospital Road, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

The best part of Atria is the friendliness of the staff. They all go out of their way to make the residents, and their family, feel comfortable and happy. My mom enjoys the yoga and exercise classes, … (read more)
The best part of Atria is the friendliness of the staff. They all go out of their way to make the residents, and their family, feel comfortable and happy. My mom enjoys the yoga and exercise classes, … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Irvine

10 Marquette, Irvine, CA, 92612

Brookdale Irvine is an assisted living community located just minutes from the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve. Family members of residents give the facility high marks for the large variety of healthy … (read more)
Brookdale Irvine is an assisted living community located just minutes from the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve. Family members of residents give the facility high marks for the large variety of healthy … (read more)

2015

Pacifica Senior Living South Coast

2619 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

Pacifica Senior Living South Coast is tucked into the heart of Costa Mesa, CA, just east of Fairview Park. Residents are very pleased by the pet-friendly facility; they are encouraged to bring their d … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living South Coast is tucked into the heart of Costa Mesa, CA, just east of Fairview Park. Residents are very pleased by the pet-friendly facility; they are encouraged to bring their d … (read more)

2013, 2016

Woodbridge Terrace of Irvine

1 Witherspoon, Irvine, CA, 92604

I visited here. They have ambassadors that could make Mother feel comfortable. I didn’t like the location of the room, which was on the third floor, and they would leave it up to her to join the activ … (read more)
I visited here. They have ambassadors that could make Mother feel comfortable. I didn’t like the location of the room, which was on the third floor, and they would leave it up to her to join the activ … (read more)

Crown Cove Senior Living

3901 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, 92625

My parents are moving into Crown Cove Senior Living. It is really pretty and got a lot of spaces outside. I am hoping they’ve got good staff. It seems nice and clean. The rooms are the nicest room I s … (read more)
My parents are moving into Crown Cove Senior Living. It is really pretty and got a lot of spaces outside. I am hoping they’ve got good staff. It seems nice and clean. The rooms are the nicest room I s … (read more)

Ivy Park at Laguna Woods

24441 Calle Sonora, Laguna Woods, CA, 92637

Ivy Park at Laguna Woods is a beautiful facility. The apartments are among the largest in the area that I saw. But most importantly, the staff is caring and very present. They have a nice variety of f … (read more)
Ivy Park at Laguna Woods is a beautiful facility. The apartments are among the largest in the area that I saw. But most importantly, the staff is caring and very present. They have a nice variety of f … (read more)

Atria Newport Plaza

1455 Superior Avenue, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

Atria Newport Plaza is located in the heart of Newport Beach, California, just minutes from Sunset Ridge Park and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. This independent living, assisted living and memo … (read more)
Atria Newport Plaza is located in the heart of Newport Beach, California, just minutes from Sunset Ridge Park and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. This independent living, assisted living and memo … (read more)

Oceanside Senior Home

9511 Landfall Drive, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646

Oceanside Senior Home is located in the resort community of Huntington Beach, California, just a few minutes away from the San Diego Freeway, beaches, medical facilities and numerous shopping centers. … (read more)
Oceanside Senior Home is located in the resort community of Huntington Beach, California, just a few minutes away from the San Diego Freeway, beaches, medical facilities and numerous shopping centers. … (read more)

Newport Heights Manor

466 E 16th Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

My mother is in Newport Heights Manor. Our experience is very good, and we are very happy. It is a nice place. It is not a hospital, but more than assisted living. What I like best is the level of car … (read more)
My mother is in Newport Heights Manor. Our experience is very good, and we are very happy. It is a nice place. It is not a hospital, but more than assisted living. What I like best is the level of car … (read more)

Beachside Guest Home II

8011 Sail Circle, Huntington Beach, CA, 92626

When retirees start looking for a new home, Beachside Guest Home II in Huntington Beach, California has a lot to offer. This assisted living facility provides a truly home-like setting in a residentia … (read more)
When retirees start looking for a new home, Beachside Guest Home II in Huntington Beach, California has a lot to offer. This assisted living facility provides a truly home-like setting in a residentia … (read more)

2014

Ivy Park of Wellington – Laguna Woods, CA

24962 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA, 92637

We visited for my stepdad. My husband and I like it better because it is a bigger facility with more amenities that stood out to me, like the pool. The staff and cleanliness seemed good. The rooms wer … (read more)
We visited for my stepdad. My husband and I like it better because it is a bigger facility with more amenities that stood out to me, like the pool. The staff and cleanliness seemed good. The rooms wer … (read more)

The Ivy at Wellington – Laguna Hills, CA

24903 Moulton Parkway, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92653

I went here and the rooms are wonderful. They have a full kitchen, in the two-bedroom they have walk-in closets, they have a hall closet, storage area, and some beautiful views from the room. The staf … (read more)
I went here and the rooms are wonderful. They have a full kitchen, in the two-bedroom they have walk-in closets, they have a hall closet, storage area, and some beautiful views from the room. The staf … (read more)

Whispering Oaks – Waverly

14782 Waverly Lane, Irvine, CA, 92620

I highly recommend Whispering Oaks board and care. The moment one walks into the facility it feels more like home. The caregivers take pride in their work!! In these times it is so difficult to fin … (read more)
I highly recommend Whispering Oaks board and care. The moment one walks into the facility it feels more like home. The caregivers take pride in their work!! In these times it is so difficult to fin … (read more)

Meadowlark Gardens VII

9401 Nautilus Drive, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646

Meadowlark Gardens VII is nestled in the heart of Huntington Beach, California, and offers assisted living for seniors. This quaint facility is receiving high marks from residents and visitors as an e … (read more)
Meadowlark Gardens VII is nestled in the heart of Huntington Beach, California, and offers assisted living for seniors. This quaint facility is receiving high marks from residents and visitors as an e … (read more)

Newport Garden Villa

495 Ogle Stree, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

Mom’s experience at Newport Garden Villa has been good. She has a clean, medium-sized room. The whole place is clean and fairly bright.
Mom’s experience at Newport Garden Villa has been good. She has a clean, medium-sized room. The whole place is clean and fairly bright.

Heyday Senior Living – Costa Mesa

2750 Lorenzo Ave., Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

My mom moved into Heyday Senior Living. They seem to be very caring. It seems like it’s a very comfortable, very caring staff, the directors, very responsive. There were few issues at first, but they … (read more)
My mom moved into Heyday Senior Living. They seem to be very caring. It seems like it’s a very comfortable, very caring staff, the directors, very responsive. There were few issues at first, but they … (read more)

Cameo – Mariners

1411 Mariners Dr, Newport Beach, CA, 92660


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Corona Del Mar

Community Care Licensing, a division of the California Department of Social Services, has the authority to issue and revoke licenses for assisted living facilities. The department is responsible for monitoring and inspecting licensed facilities. Inspections are unannounced and unrestricted, and data from other departments, such as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, can also influence licensing decisions.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Corona Del Mar

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Corona Del Mar has an average cost of living index of 353.3, which is much higher than the state and national averages of 149.9 and 100, respectively. Although this may initially concern seniors considering assisted living in the community, they should know that the index is almost entirely due to housing costs. The health care index for the area, however, is 95.9, which is below the national average.
  • Crime Grade gives Corona Del Mar an overall marking of D+ due to its above-average violent crime rates and below-average property crime. This elevates the city slightly above Newport Beach, which was awarded a D. Seniors concerned about crime should know that, generally, the northern parts of Corona Del Mar are considered safer than other parts of the neighborhood. 
  • Corona Del Mar’s climate is ideal for seniors. The temperature averages at a cool 43 degrees F in winter, and in summer, fresh Pacific breezes temper the summer heat, resulting in a comfortable average of 78 degrees F. This is helped by low levels of rainfall, ensuring the neighborhood’s seniors rarely need to handle damp heat, which should be of particular interest to those with respiratory conditions.
  • Many medical facilities serve the needs of Corona Del Mar’s seniors, such as Newport Center Urgent Care and Hoag Memorial Hospital. Due to its location, the neighborhood’s residents are only 40 minutes from Los Angeles, home to some of the finest hospitals in the country. Those with Medicare plans can also get quality care from a very high number of physicians registered to treat them.
  • Air quality in Corona Del Mar is slightly below the national average. However, the area scores 97/100 for the work it’s doing to reduce pollution as part of the EPA’s Superfund program. The neighborhood also has excellent water quality, scoring 65/100, which is 10 points above the national average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Corona Del Mar

Reviewing the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, it’s clear that Corona Del Mar is at the midpoint for assisted living costs in California, with relatively equal numbers of more expensive and more affordable cities. The survey also reveals the national average to be $300 per month lower, but this should be expected as California is the third most expensive state in the union.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Comparing cities within a 100-minute radius of Corona Del Mar, it’s possible to find more affordable and expensive fees for assisted living. Oxnard’s seniors typically pay $845 more per month than their peers down the coast. In San Diego, fees of $4,525 are normal, and in Riverside, they’re $3,900. 

$5000

Corona Del Mar

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5845

Oxnard

$3900

Riverside

$4525

San Diego

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $5,434, home care is more costly than assisted living in Corona Del Mar. So, too, is home health care, which adds another $95 for home visits by medical professionals. Adult day care is the most affordable, at $1,647. Due to their intensive levels of care, nursing homes charge the highest fees. A private room typically costs $10,570, and a semiprivate room averages $8,060.

$5434

Home Care

$5529

Home Health Care

$1647

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Corona Del Mar

Orange County offers a Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program which eligible seniors can use to help pay for assisted living services in the Corona Del Mar area. California also has an Optional State Supplement available for qualifying seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in California

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Corona Del Mar

Seniors in Corona Del Mar and Orange County have access to a wealth of resources designed to enhance their lives. This sample includes organizations that can provide medical equipment on loan, help seniors develop physical and cognitive fitness and support them if their care providers aren’t fulfilling their purpose.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 510-2020

Orange County Office on Aging is a multiresource nonprofit agency. It can educate seniors unsure of digital devices, such as iPads, and provide online training on many subjects, including staying safe on the internet. The agency can also help seniors plan for the future, including disaster planning.

(818) 279-6580

Administered by the Helping Hands Senior Foundation, DME Loan Closet is a free resource for seniors in Corona Del Mar who may struggle to meet medical equipment costs. The program loans donated devices, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, beds and shower safety equipment, to seniors in need. Loan periods are determined by the type of equipment, ranging from fixed periods to as long as the senior needs it. Some equipment will be new and others gently used but fully serviced and repaired.

(714) 953-5757

OneOC is the local hub for RSVP, a national organization dedicated to helping seniors who want to volunteer their spare time connect with nonprofits that could use their skills and experience. The senior supplies OneOC with information about the time they can work and the skills they can offer, and the organization finds the best fit in an agreed geographical area. Jobs vary, such as distributing food parcels to low-income families and hot meals to homebound seniors, serving in thrift shops, doing clerical work in offices and mentoring younger residents of the community.

(949) 644-3244

OASIS Senior Center is a place for older residents to socialize and develop physical fitness and mental well-being. There are chair dance classes for seniors with limited mobility and stretch and strength training classes for more able-bodied members. Seniors who prefer something less energetic can learn a language, join an art class, listen to a lecture or develop their IT skills. There's a low-cost wheelchair-friendly transportation service too, which seniors can use to attend the center or for personal trips.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California