Assisted Living in Dana Point

67 Communities

Pacificare Homes

24622 Jeremiah Drive, Dana Point, CA
$$$$
0 reviews
PACIFICARE HOMES is a small residential care home and apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, a... (read more)
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Fountains at Sea Bluffs

25411 Sea Bluffs Drive, Dana Point, CA
$$$$
16 reviews
Caring105022750: "The Fountains is very clean, and the caregivers are all nice. They sit 24 hours at night, and you don't have to worry because if somebody gets up, they have the censors in the room. That was one of the problems I had because my husband would get up at night, so this was the solution. They keep them active during the day, so you're tired and sleeping better. They don't keep them in their rooms; they keep them in the front part doing things. They have exercises and a lot of mu... (read more)
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Aegis of Dana Point

26922 Camino De Estrella, Dana Point, CA
$$$$
8 reviews
JTM1: "I liked a lot at Aegis. It was very clean and very spacious, and the dining room was great. I ate there, and the food was excellent. The staff members were lovely, really nice, and really good. It was a little pricey but beautiful. This one was probably the most beautiful of all of them. It was like a five-star hotel. "
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Sunrise of Mission Viejo

26151 Country Club Drive, Mission Viejo, CA
$$$$
29 reviews
Located in Mission Viejo, California, Sunrise of Mission Viejo is less than a mile from Madrid Fore Park and Interstate 5. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility’s homelike interior and warm, inviting ambiance. Guests note the kind, knowledgeable staff and clean, airy rooms, and they compliment the chef-prepared food and restaurant-like dining area. Residents enjoy updating their looks at the on-site beauty salon, reading books in the library and socializing on th... (read more)
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Brookdale San Juan Capistrano

31741 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA
$$$$
27 reviews
Situated in the historic city of San Juan Capistrano, California, Brookdale San Juan Capistrano is close to the Mission San Juan Capistrano Museum, Doheny State Beach and the Historic Town Center Park. Visitors describe the facility as being clean and welcoming, with well-maintained rooms and an inviting dining room that serves a tasty menu. Residents and their family members give high marks for the friendly and competent staff and for the many activities provided such as gam... (read more)
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Del Obispo Terrace

32200 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
$$$$
24 reviews
Del Obispo Terrace is located two miles from Interstate 5 in the community of San Juan Capistrano, California. This facility is next door to Mariners Church and within walking distance of several shopping areas. According to reviewers, the staff at Del Obispo Terrace are friendly and attentive. The recreational activities, which include exercise classes, excursions to the seaside and bingo, also receive positive comments. Among other amenities, this community offers a beauty ... (read more)
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Atria San Juan

32353 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA
$$$$
16 reviews
Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Atria San Juan is situated near Dana Point and overlooks the San Juan Hills Golf Course. Residents and visitors give the facility high marks for its cleanliness, cheerful atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. They also note the food cooked by an in-house chef is delicious. Atria San Juan offers residents many activities to keep them active, such as exercise classes and bingo. Residents can join weekly outings to the nearby harbor.... (read more)
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Casa Doctora III

25492 Maximus St., Mission Viejo, CA
$$$$
3 reviews
Casa Doctora III is within a residential area in the city center neighborhood of Mission Viejo, California, and is minutes from Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. The facility receives high marks from loved ones for its caring staff who go the extra mile in providing quality care without compromise. Family members admire the residents’ private bedrooms with TVs and views of the palm trees, and they like that their senior loved ones enjoy nutritious, balanced home-cooked meal... (read more)
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Irvine Cottages 7

26722 Pepita, Mission Viejo, CA
$$$$
5 reviews
Irvine Cottages 7 is in a residential area within the city center neighborhood of Mission Viejo, California. Family members give high marks to the facility’s staff for being loving, hands-on, knowledgeable and attentive in providing quality care and updates on any changes with the residents. Family members like that the residents can have their own furniture in their rooms, and give special mention to the memory boards displaying the residents’ photos outside the doors and th... (read more)
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Talega Terrace

24 Via Andaremos, San Clemente, CA
$$$$
1 review
Richard87773650: "We went to a private residence, the Talega Terrace, and that was great. We enjoyed it; it was perfect. My parents were cared for very well; everything worked out fine. They provide meals, bathe the residents, and provide a hospice facility. They have four or five rooms for seniors, two full-time staff members, and the owner lives on-site. "
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At A Glance

There are 67 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Dana Point is $3,850 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dana Point

The scenic coastal city of Dana Point in southern Orange County, California, lives up to its motto “harboring the good life,” offering a desirable community for retirees. With 20.5 percent of the population aged 65 and over, there are three assisted living facilities in Dana Point and 59 more in surrounding areas including Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and San Clemente. These facilities in the Golden State are called Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) for the elderly and licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the Department of Social Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dana Point

  • Dana Point’s pleasant year-round climate receives a Sperling comfort index of 82, which is higher than the national average of 54. Mild, snow-free winters, low precipitation and abundant sunshine let seniors enjoy harborside walks, sailing, fishing and whale watching.
  • The high cost of living in Dana Point is primarily driven by housing, which is steeper than California state and national averages. However, other expense categories such as groceries, health care and transportation cost lower than the state average.
  • Crime rate in Dana Point is 36 percent lower than the national average, where crimes in both violent and property categories occur at lower rates than California state and U.S. averages. This makes the city a relatively safer community for seniors.
  • The Dana Point area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Laguna Beach.


Paying for Assisted Living in Dana Point

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$5,200.00 Aliso Viejo
$4,574.00 Laguna Niguel
$4,472.00 San Juan Capistrano
$4,007.00 Mission Viejo
$4,000.00 US
$3,850.00 Dana Point
$3,553.00 San Clemente
$3,419.00 Laguna Hills

Assisted Living costs in Dana Point start around $3,850 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point

The cost of RCFs for the elderly in Dana Point are covered by the state of California through its Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program, which qualifies seniors who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

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 Dana Point

Dana Point 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dana Point

Dana Point-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.