Fresno is in the San Joaquin Valley in California. The city features multiple hospitals and a cost of living that is reasonable for California, and it prides itself on historic preservation. For reasons like these, many seniors live in the city — of Fresno’s 542,107 residents, 11.1% are at least 65 years of age.

Staff members in assisted living facilities provide support when residents need it, easing daily tasks, including grooming and moving about. They may also provide ancillary services such as transportation. These facilities are a good choice to consider for seniors who do not require the 24-hour medical oversight that typifies nursing homes but who can no longer live safely alone. Fresno seniors pay an average of $3,900 per month for assisted living accommodations, which is $1,350 below the California median.

This guide lists some benefits and drawbacks of spending one’s senior years in Fresno. Other topics include the costs of assisted living in the city and region, the cost of other living arrangements and Fresno-area resources that support older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fresno, CA

2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

Oakmont of Fresno

5605 N. Gates Ave., Fresno, CA, 93722

Oakmont of Fresno, located in the Central Valley, is an assisted living, independent living and memory care community with spacious one and two-bedroom apartments, companion suites and studio apartmen … (read more)
Oakmont of Fresno, located in the Central Valley, is an assisted living, independent living and memory care community with spacious one and two-bedroom apartments, companion suites and studio apartmen … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Fresno

7444 North Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93720

Sunrise of Fresno is located in the center of the city’s Northern neighborhood, Clovis. Luxuriously settled only seven miles from downtown Fresno, this facility gives residents plenty of shopping and … (read more)
Sunrise of Fresno is located in the center of the city’s Northern neighborhood, Clovis. Luxuriously settled only seven miles from downtown Fresno, this facility gives residents plenty of shopping and … (read more)

Paintbrush Assisted Living and Memory Care

4356 W Ashland Ave, Fresno, CA, 93722

Paintbrush Assisted Living and Memory Care is an assisted living community located in Fresno, California. This award-winning community features distinctive amenities and a wide array of engaging life … (read more)
Paintbrush Assisted Living and Memory Care is an assisted living community located in Fresno, California. This award-winning community features distinctive amenities and a wide array of engaging life … (read more)

2013

Pacifica Senior Living Fresno

1715 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno, CA, 93720

Pacifica Fresno is conveniently located on five gorgeous acres north of Fresno, between Yosemite and Sierra Parkways. Residents and visitors consistently comment on the well-kept grounds with fountain … (read more)
Pacifica Fresno is conveniently located on five gorgeous acres north of Fresno, between Yosemite and Sierra Parkways. Residents and visitors consistently comment on the well-kept grounds with fountain … (read more)

Vintage Gardens Assisted Living

540 S. Peach Ave., Fresno, CA, 93727

I toured Vintage Gardens Assisted Living last January. They were very nice. It’s very accommodating, I think it would just be a little bit hard for my mother to navigate. It would be better for somebo … (read more)
I toured Vintage Gardens Assisted Living last January. They were very nice. It’s very accommodating, I think it would just be a little bit hard for my mother to navigate. It would be better for somebo … (read more)

Pryor Falls- Pryor

2551 E Pryor Drive, Fresno, CA, 93720

My mom is in Pryor Falls which is a residential care facility. My overall experience with them is that they’re caring and compassionate. They don’t really in the way of activities besides television, … (read more)
My mom is in Pryor Falls which is a residential care facility. My overall experience with them is that they’re caring and compassionate. They don’t really in the way of activities besides television, … (read more)

Edwards Tender Loving Care & More

6775 West Stuart Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93723

Feeling at home has never been easier than at Edwards Tender Loving Care & More in Fresno. This private home is an assisted living facility where residents appreciate the highly skilled team of ca … (read more)
Feeling at home has never been easier than at Edwards Tender Loving Care & More in Fresno. This private home is an assisted living facility where residents appreciate the highly skilled team of ca … (read more)

Kingston Bay Senior Living

6161 W. Spruce Ave, Fresno, CA, 93722

I visited Kingston Bay Senior Living. It’s nice. When I went there, they had people dispensing medicine, and they were taking really good notes of medication. It seems very well-run. They had nurses o … (read more)
I visited Kingston Bay Senior Living. It’s nice. When I went there, they had people dispensing medicine, and they were taking really good notes of medication. It seems very well-run. They had nurses o … (read more)

The Golden Years RCHE III

7641 N. Mansionette Dr, Fresno, CA, 93720


The Golden Years RCFE

8647 N. Richelle Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93720


Graysful Living

1552 E. Muncie Ave, Fresno, CA, 93720


The Golden Years RCHE II

9658 N. Winery Ave, Fresno, CA, 93720


2017, 2018, 2019

Westmont of Fresno

7442 N Millbrook Ave, Fresno, CA, 93720

Cottonwood Court Assisted Living and Memory Care is conveniently situated near Woodward Park in Fresno and features easy access to the Sierra Freeway and California State University. Residents and the … (read more)
Cottonwood Court Assisted Living and Memory Care is conveniently situated near Woodward Park in Fresno and features easy access to the Sierra Freeway and California State University. Residents and the … (read more)

Fairwinds – Woodward Park

9525 N. Ft. Washington Rd., Fresno, CA, 93730

Fairwinds-Woodward Park is located in Fresno, California, right near Woodward Park and Road 40. Residents and visitors consistently praise the clean, well-kept community. The facility boasts multiple … (read more)
Fairwinds-Woodward Park is located in Fresno, California, right near Woodward Park and Road 40. Residents and visitors consistently praise the clean, well-kept community. The facility boasts multiple … (read more)

The Windham

1100 E. Spruce Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93720

My dad was a resident in the assisted living of The Windham. The care was awesome, the people were friendly, and everything was fine. The place looked new, clean and nice. The staff was very friendly … (read more)
My dad was a resident in the assisted living of The Windham. The care was awesome, the people were friendly, and everything was fine. The place looked new, clean and nice. The staff was very friendly … (read more)

Aid2life Residential Care

4851 North Harrison Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93704

This home and its staff were a blessing in such a grief stricken time in our lives. The compassion and genuine care of not only our loved ones but family and visitors was outstanding. Communication … (read more)
This home and its staff were a blessing in such a grief stricken time in our lives. The compassion and genuine care of not only our loved ones but family and visitors was outstanding. Communication … (read more)

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens

5555 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA, 93710

We are at San Joaquin Gardens. It is terrific. My stay with this place is fine. The staff is very friendly, very nice, and very helpful. Regarding activities, they have all sorts of things. I couldn’t … (read more)
We are at San Joaquin Gardens. It is terrific. My stay with this place is fine. The staff is very friendly, very nice, and very helpful. Regarding activities, they have all sorts of things. I couldn’t … (read more)

Nazareth House of Fresno

2121 North First Street, Fresno, CA, 93703

Nazareth House of Fresno met my parents’ needs. My dad was a head doctor at a Catholic hospital his whole career, and this is Catholic-run by the nuns. They go all the way up to hospice care. The meal … (read more)
Nazareth House of Fresno met my parents’ needs. My dad was a head doctor at a Catholic hospital his whole career, and this is Catholic-run by the nuns. They go all the way up to hospice care. The meal … (read more)

Victoria’S Care Home

4626 N. Emerson Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93722

Grateful for Victoria’s Care Home . Our story began a few years ago when a relative became more challenging to care. We searched several locations around the Fresno/Clovis area and finally decided … (read more)
Grateful for Victoria’s Care Home . Our story began a few years ago when a relative became more challenging to care. We searched several locations around the Fresno/Clovis area and finally decided … (read more)

Hulbert Avenue Christian Home

4473 N Hulbert Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93705

Hulbert Avenue Christian Home is located in Fresno, California, close to the Golden State Highway and the Westland and Manchester shopping centers. Visitors give the facility five stars, describing it … (read more)
Hulbert Avenue Christian Home is located in Fresno, California, close to the Golden State Highway and the Westland and Manchester shopping centers. Visitors give the facility five stars, describing it … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Fresno

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fresno

In California, the California Senior Care Licensing Program oversees assisted living communities. The facilities must obey rules that uphold seniors’ quality of life and safety, and to that end, the licensing program undertakes monitoring and enforcement actions.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fresno

Paying for Assisted Living in Fresno

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, Fresno assisted living facilities charge an average of $3,900 per month. The corresponding figure for California is $5,250, and for the United States, it is $4,500, making Fresno relatively affordable compared to both its home state and the country overall.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Fresno holds a cost advantage over the nearby city of Hanford, where the median monthly rate for assisted living is $4,350. However, Madera and Bakersfield have averages of $3,828 and $3,750, respectively, making them slightly more affordable than Fresno. Prices are several hundred dollars lower in Visalia, where the average senior pays $3,450 per month for assisted living.

$3900

Fresno

$5250

California

$4500

The United States

$3828

Madera

$4350

Hanford

$3750

Bakersfield

$3450

Visalia

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Fresno’s seniors can choose from among several care arrangements, the most affordable of which is adult day health care. The average rate for that service is $1,652. Seniors living at home can access homemaker or home health aide services for an average of $5,529 per month, which is significantly more than the median rate for assisted living. Seniors who require nursing home care can expect to pay a monthly average of $8,638 for a semiprivate room and $10,038 for a private one.

$5529

Homemaker Services

$5529

Home Health Aide

$1652

Adult Day Health Care

$3900

Assisted Living Facility

$8638

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10038

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fresno

Eligible seniors may receive help paying for assisted living through California’s Assisted Living Waiver Program. Financial aid is also available to those with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through California’s Optional State Supplement (OSS) program. 

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Fresno

In the Fresno region, Seniors and their families have access to many resources that may make the aging process more manageable. Several are covered below. Their offerings range from information and referrals to advocacy and counseling.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(559) 214-0299

The FMAA serves the Fresno area and runs an information line dedicated to helping seniors and caregivers make use of local resources. Its agents aid callers for free and confidentially, and they conduct referrals based on clients' needs. The FMAA's other initiatives include a caregiver support program and a care management service.

(800) 541-8614

The VCRC runs the Fresno region's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, which aids residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term settings. Services include complaint resolution, advocacy and consultations with residents and their family members. The program may prove helpful for seniors facing quality of life issues and rights violations, for instance. The VCRC also runs classes and helps caregivers explore options for the long-term care of a loved one.

(559) 600-5436

The Fresno County VSO can be a resource for older military veterans, plus their survivors and dependents. It guides clients throughout the process of obtaining benefits from federal, state and local sources. Examples of possible benefits include disability compensation and survivor's pensions. 

(800) 675-8001

CCLS is a nonprofit law firm that aids vulnerable populations. Seniors in Fresno may qualify for its services. During initial phone calls, the organization performs eligibility screenings and, when appropriate, offers limited legal advice. In some cases, CCLS goes on to provide additional help, and when the firm cannot, it gives referrals to other sources of aid.

(559) 676-6570

A resource center for seniors, AgeWell Fresno maintains a list of community support services and organizations, plus a searchable directory of local providers. It also has information on senior centers in the Fresno area, along with other topics. Periodically, the organization publishes a print magazine.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fresno

Fresno Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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