240 Assisted Living Facilities near Santa Ana, CA
There are 240 Assisted Living Facilities in the Santa Ana area, with 13 in Santa Ana and 227 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Santa Ana is $4,560 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Tustin with an average starting cost of $3,921.
To help you with your search, browse the 708 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Santa Ana. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Santa Ana 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Tustin with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Ana, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Ana
Located in Orange County, Santa Ana is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Seniors — 7.9 percent of the population — will find 56 assisted living facilities near Santa Ana. Thirteen are located within the city itself, in addition to 43 other communities nearby. Throughout the state of California, assisted living facilities are known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). These facilities and their regulations are governed by The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Continuing Care Contracts Branch.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Ana
- Santa Ana lies in Orange County, which has received an ozone grade of F and Particle Pollution 24-hour grade of D from the American Lung Association for its poor air quality. This could be a concern for seniors who have respiratory illnesses.
Santa Ana violent crime at 34.2 is slightly higher than the U.S. average of 31.1. On the other hand, Santa Ana property crime sits at 29.8, which is lower than the national average of 38.1.
- Santa Ana boasts comfortable weather and no annual snow. With a comfort index of 86 out of 100, a high of 82 degrees and a low of 46 degrees, seniors can stay active throughout the year.
- Eligible seniors enjoy several tax benefits, such as tax-free prescription medication, property tax deferrals and the Senior Income Tax Exemption Credit. This, in addition to its lower-than-average ALF costs, make it an option for California seniors looking to save money.
Living in California is 52.30 percent more expensive than the national average. Based on this, Santa Ana is nearly average at 53.40 percent, slightly higher than the rest of the state.
- The Santa Ana area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kindred Hospital and South Coast Global Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Ana
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Santa Ana start around $4,560 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana
Eligible seniors can apply for assistance with assisted living costs through Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid plan. In addition to Medi-Cal, the state offers four waivers referred to as Home and Community Based Services for those who qualify.
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 Santa Ana
Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana-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.
Other Options in Santa Ana, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Santa Ana
Review of Hollybrook Senior Living of Orange
Hollybrook was definitely in my price range. I liked it because they seem to give them more things to do, either arts, or music, or reading. They encourage them to come out of their room and get to... Read more
Review of Crescent Care Villas - Lemon Heights
Visited this place last saturday, My thoughts, 1. Location: Safe neighborhood. Quite. clean. 2. The staff: friendly 3. The house: recently renovated. Layout was nice. Felt like a s... Read more
Review of Crescent Care Villas - Lemon Heights
I recently toured the home with my elderly mother to evaluate options for the future. I am very impressed with the management and loved the home which exudes serenity as a result of the location ... Read more