61 Assisted Living Facilities near Ontario, CA
There are 61 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ontario area, with 5 in Ontario and 56 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Ontario is $3,297 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Montclair with an average starting cost of $2,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 227 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ontario. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ontario 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Upland with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Ontario, call (855) 863-8283.
5 Assisted Living Facilities in Ontario, CA
56 Assisted Living Facilities near Ontario, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ontario
Ontario is a sprawling city in Southern California's vast Inland Empire, east of the Los Angeles basin and within a short hiking distance of the Angeles National Forest. Home to 176,000 people, just 8.6 percent of Ontario's residents are seniors age 65 and over, with at least 12 assisted living facilities in and around town to provide them with safe and comfortable independent living. These facilities, like all residential care communities in the state, are licensed and regulated through the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ontario
- The weather in Ontario is hot and dry in summer when average daily highs reach 94 degrees. Things cool down in winter when overnight lows average 43 degrees. Somewhat under 15 inches of rain falls on Ontario each year, though droughts in Southern California can affect that total significantly. Smog and airborne dust can aggravate the COPD of Ontario's seniors, mostly in spring and summer.
- The cost of living in Ontario is 40 percent higher than the national average. This is low by the standards of California, which is 69 percent more expensive than the national rate, on average. Seniors in Ontario generally pay 17 percent less for healthcare than is common in the rest of the United States.
Crime rates in Ontario are almost exactly in line with average national crime rates, with less than a 5 percent variance from year to year. Ontario is lower in violent crimes than the national average, though property offenses like theft are somewhat more common in the city.
Omnitrans buses provide much of the public transportation in Ontario. Seniors can ride Omnitrans buses on scheduled routes at a discount, and mobility-impaired riders can request same-day dial-a-ride transport within the city coverage area. Several transit centers in Ontario connect riders with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), which can carry them into the heart of the Los Angeles metro area.
- The Ontario area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Queen of the Valley Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Ontario has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Local Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP), an organization that provides housing assistance for Ontario seniors, as well as transportation and personal assistance, as well as more than half a dozen senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ontario
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ontario start around $3,297 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 Ontario 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 Ontario
Ontario seniors who meet the federal income and asset thresholds for Medicaid may be able to get help paying some or all of the cost of assisted living through the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program, of which San Bernardino participates.
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 Ontario
Ontario 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 Ontario, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ontario
Ontario-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ontario
Review of Brookdale North Euclid
Brookdale North Euclid wasn't good, it was really hot, and the meal looked like prison food; it didn't look very nice. The rooms were really tiny and seemed dingy, old, dilapidated, and the rooms w... Read more
Review of Brookdale North Euclid
My mother is in Brookdale North Euclid. The place is very nice. It's a lot nicer than a lot of the other facilities we visited. The staff seems very friendly and helpful, but they're understaffed. ... Read more
Review of Brookdale North Euclid
My aunt is taking a while to settle into Brookdale North Euclid, but I'm very happy with the place. Theyve done everything that they can to make her happy. The people are helpful and seem to care ... Read more