175 Assisted Living Facilities near Costa Mesa, CA
There are 175 Assisted Living Facilities in the Costa Mesa area, with 17 in Costa Mesa and 158 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Costa Mesa is $3,913 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Huntington Beach with an average starting cost of $3,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 475 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Costa Mesa. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Costa Mesa 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newport Beach with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Costa Mesa find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Costa Mesa, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, California, known as "The City of the Arts," is a community on Orange County, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. This thriving city is home about 113,000 people, 10 percent of whom are seniors. With 42 assisted living facilities in the area, those seniors have plenty of options. California licenses assisted living facilities through the Department of Social Services. Their Senior Care Licensing Program monitors residential care facilities for the elderly and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Costa Mesa
Weather in Orange County, of which Costa Mesa is part, is mild year-round with fresh ocean breezes. July high temperatures average around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and January lows are around 47 degrees. Annual rainfall is light, with an average of 12 inches per year. Seniors with health conditions alleviated by warm weather will be comfortable here.
- On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime rates in Costa Mesa are 18.3, which is significantly lower the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime rates are slightly higher than the national average, and while much of this is petty theft and car-break-ins, seniors in assisted living are still advised to use caution.
Cost of living in Costa Mesa is twice the national average. While health care, utilities and grocery costs are on par with or slightly lower than the rest of the country, housing is more than quadruple the U.S. average, which may affect assisted living costs.
- The Orange County Transportation Authority provides city bus routes to the community of Costa Mesa and the rest of the county. OTCA offers a variety of senior reduced fare passes for people age 60 and older.
- Costa Mesa has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Costa Mesa Senior Center, an organization that offers a calendar of special events, health screenings, group activities and opportunities for education and enrichment. There are several other senior centers in the Orange County area.
- The Costa Mesa area is home to world-class medical facilities, including College Hospital Costa Mesa and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Costa Mesa
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Assisted Living costs in Costa Mesa start around $3,913 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Costa Mesa and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Costa Mesa
Senior citizens in Costa Mesa may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver, which was designed to keep seniors in community-based assisted living programs. Those with a qualifying disability may also apply for the care waiver.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
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 Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Costa Mesa, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Costa Mesa
Review of Vivante on the Coast
Vivante on the Coast was fantastic. It was gorgeous, extremely updated and modern, and had tons of amenities and fantastic staff. We ate the food there, and it was exceptional. It was like eating a... Read more
Review of Heyday Senior Living - Costa Mesa
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 th... Read more
Review of Vivante on the Coast
I'm living in Vivante on the Coast. I have a very nice apartment, and I like it. It's a very nice place. I'm very happy here. I have a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. Very nice people seem to ... Read more