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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fullerton, CA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Fullerton, CA below include 120 Assisted Living facilities with 2570 reviews. On average in Fullerton, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.24 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fullerton

Located in Orange County, Fullerton was founded in 1887 by George H. Fullerton who routed the Santa Fe Railroad through the city. Today over 140,000 residents, 12 percent of whom are ages 65 and over, call Fullerton home. The city has a large senior community with 63 assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the area, 18 in Fullerton and an additional 45 close by. The licensing and regulation of ALFs, referred to as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), are controlled by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) and the Continuing Care Contracts Branch.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fullerton

  • Seniors living in Orange County with a respiratory illness may have a hard time dealing with the poor air quality. The American Lung Association gave this area an F ranking for Ozone and a D for its Particle Pollution 24-hour score.

  • Fullerton has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Fullerton Community Center, an organization that aims to enhance the quality of life for seniors through enrichment and wellness as well as another senior center in the nearby town of Brea.

  • The Fullerton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the St. Jude Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

  • Seniors with a fixed or limited income may have a hard time adjusting in the Fullerton area where the cost of living is 77.2 percent higher than the national average. 

  • Fullerton boasts a lower-than-average rate of violent crime of 23.3 out of 100, compared to the U. S. average of 31.1. This may make seniors and their visitors feel safe in this community. Property crime is slightly higher than the U.S. average at 39.6 compared to 38.1.

  • Seniors in Fullerton enjoy a gentle climate year-round. With a comfort index of 85 out of 100, summer highs of 85 degrees and winter lows of 46 degrees, residents can stay active and take pleasure in the sunshine.

Paying for Assisted Living in Fullerton

Assisted Living costs in Fullerton start around $3,081 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 Fullerton 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.

Cities in California

Stanton

$4,146

US

$4,000

Brea

$3,868

Anaheim

$3,785

La Habra

$3,233

Fullerton

$3,081

Placentia

$3,070

Buena Park

$2,625

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fullerton

The state of California has several financial aid programs in place for qualified seniors. Through California's Medicaid plan, Medi-Cal or one of the state's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, qualified seniors can get help paying for assisted living costs.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Fullerton

Fullerton 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 Fullerton, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fullerton

Fullerton-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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Fred

I visited this facility

Review of Oakmont of Fullerton

My daughter and I went over to Oakmont of Fullerton and spent a couple of hours with them and they were very, very nice. The facility was wonderful, but they wanted $8,000 a month for a one-bedroom...

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John

I visited this facility

Review of Sunnycrest Senior Living

The staff that we talked to were very helpful. She was very upfront. They have a lot of activities for people to do. It looks like a nice community.

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Breianna

I visited this facility

Review of Cambridge Court

There wasn't anything that I didn't like about Cambridge Court. I liked that all the rooms that were shown to us fit everyone's needs and wants. They were big and you're not sharing with someone...

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