Located in scenic Southern California in the heart of the South Coast wine region, Temecula is a vibrant city sought out for its natural beauty, exceptional weather and access to outstanding healthcare facilities. Older adults account for about one in 10 of its 115,000 residents, promoting social and recreational opportunities for retirees.  

For many seniors who need some personal care services but want to maintain as much independence as possible, assisted living may be a suitable option. These facilities offer help with daily living activities, housekeeping and laundry, recreational programming and in some cases, amenities, such as pools and fitness centers. Care costs vary depending on a given facility’s location and amenities, but the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that on average, seniors in Temecula pay $4,525 per month. 

This guide highlights some things to consider before transitioning to an assisted living facility in Temecula, including how facilities are licensed and the benefits and drawbacks of living here. It also provides more information on local senior care expenses and agencies that help individuals understand their options for paying for care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Temecula, CA

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Atria Park of Vintage Hills

41780 Butterfield Stage Road, Temecula, CA, 92592

Nestled in Temecula, California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills is near Pauba Ridge Park, wineries and shopping centers. Visitors notice the many amenities including the ice cream parlor where social eve … (read more)
Nestled in Temecula, California, Atria Park of Vintage Hills is near Pauba Ridge Park, wineries and shopping centers. Visitors notice the many amenities including the ice cream parlor where social eve … (read more)

Vineyard Ranch at Temecula

27350 Nicolas Road, Temecula, CA, 92591

The Vineyard Ranch at Temecula is nestled in Temecula, California, in the heart of the wine country near Interstate 15 and State Highway 79, a shopping center and drug store. Visitors consistently men … (read more)
The Vineyard Ranch at Temecula is nestled in Temecula, California, in the heart of the wine country near Interstate 15 and State Highway 79, a shopping center and drug store. Visitors consistently men … (read more)

Birds of Paradise Assisted Living

44754 Pride Mountain Street, Temecula, CA, 92592

Birds of Paradise Assisted Living is a facility located in a desirable neighborhood in Temecula, California. It has capacity for six residents at a time, which provides a low staff-to-resident ratio. … (read more)
Birds of Paradise Assisted Living is a facility located in a desirable neighborhood in Temecula, California. It has capacity for six residents at a time, which provides a low staff-to-resident ratio. … (read more)

The Hills of Alcoba II

34038 Turtle creek St., Temecula, CA, 92592

The Hills of Alcoba II is a lovely facility located right on the edge of Temecula, California. The facility has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and is located right in the middle of wine c … (read more)
The Hills of Alcoba II is a lovely facility located right on the edge of Temecula, California. The facility has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and is located right in the middle of wine c … (read more)

The Hills of Alcoba I

43707 Alcoba Drive , Temecula, CA, 92592

The Hills of Alcoba is great and we love it. It is amazing. We are very happy with it. The staff members are very nice and professional. The meals are healthy and great, too. We are not allowed to go … (read more)
The Hills of Alcoba is great and we love it. It is amazing. We are very happy with it. The staff members are very nice and professional. The meals are healthy and great, too. We are not allowed to go … (read more)

Highgate at Temecula

42301 Moraga Rd., Temecula, CA, 92591

Highgate at Temecula is located in the heart of the city with easy access to Interstate 15 and shopping at the neighboring Temecula Town Center. Visitors rave about the resort-style living and spaciou … (read more)
Highgate at Temecula is located in the heart of the city with easy access to Interstate 15 and shopping at the neighboring Temecula Town Center. Visitors rave about the resort-style living and spaciou … (read more)

Chardonnay Hills Care Home

31416 Chemin Chevalier, Temecula, CA, 92591

Chardonnay Hills Care Home is tucked away in a lush, upscale area of Temecula, just a short distance from local shopping areas that residents enjoy on regular outings. The facility offers residents to … (read more)
Chardonnay Hills Care Home is tucked away in a lush, upscale area of Temecula, just a short distance from local shopping areas that residents enjoy on regular outings. The facility offers residents to … (read more)

Excel Assisted Living

30304 Nebula Lane, Temecula, CA, 92592

Excel Assisted Living is located in a beautiful neighborhood in Temecula, California, near Temecula Valley Hospital, Loma Linda University Hospital, shopping malls, restaurants, churches and a recreat … (read more)
Excel Assisted Living is located in a beautiful neighborhood in Temecula, California, near Temecula Valley Hospital, Loma Linda University Hospital, shopping malls, restaurants, churches and a recreat … (read more)

Renaissance Village Murrieta

24271 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Renaissance Village Murrieta is located in Murrieta, California, near Interstate 15, Bear Creek Golf Club and Inland Valley Medical Center. Reviewers say this facility is very upscale and the friendly … (read more)
Renaissance Village Murrieta is located in Murrieta, California, near Interstate 15, Bear Creek Golf Club and Inland Valley Medical Center. Reviewers say this facility is very upscale and the friendly … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Murrieta

24350 Jackson Avenue, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Brookdale Murrieta in Temecula is conveniently located to a wide array of medical facilities, stores and parks. The beautiful, well-maintained community strives to make Brookdale Murrieta feel like a … (read more)
Brookdale Murrieta in Temecula is conveniently located to a wide array of medical facilities, stores and parks. The beautiful, well-maintained community strives to make Brookdale Murrieta feel like a … (read more)

Golden Oak Residential

36190 Chittam Wood Place, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Golden Oak Residential is a small assisted living and memory care facility in Murrieta, California located an easy distance from Highway 215. Residents approve of the competent staff who give personal … (read more)
Golden Oak Residential is a small assisted living and memory care facility in Murrieta, California located an easy distance from Highway 215. Residents approve of the competent staff who give personal … (read more)

Temple Court Senior Care

40009 Temple Ct, Murrieta, CA, 92563


2012

Better Life Assisted Living – CLOSED

39296 Via Sonrisa, Murrieta, CA, 92563

Better Life Assisted Living is a senior living facility in Murrieta, California, a city in Riverside County, California known for its attractions like the Miramonte Winery and its parks like Tenaja Fa … (read more)
Better Life Assisted Living is a senior living facility in Murrieta, California, a city in Riverside County, California known for its attractions like the Miramonte Winery and its parks like Tenaja Fa … (read more)

Generous Homecare

31729 Bottle Brush Street, Winchester, CA, 92596

I feel comfortable with Generous Homecare, and I can trust them. It’s accessible, and I can go there anytime and visit mom. The caregiver is very accommodating.
I feel comfortable with Generous Homecare, and I can trust them. It’s accessible, and I can go there anytime and visit mom. The caregiver is very accommodating.

Lafayette Home Care 5

39396 Brighton Street, Murrieta, CA, 92563

Lafayette Home Care 5 is located in Murrieta, California near Highway 79, Guenther Park and several shopping centers and restaurants. Relatives appreciate the extremely clean facilities and the on-sit … (read more)
Lafayette Home Care 5 is located in Murrieta, California near Highway 79, Guenther Park and several shopping centers and restaurants. Relatives appreciate the extremely clean facilities and the on-sit … (read more)

Silver Moon Assisted Living

35681 Silverweed Road, Murrieta, CA, 92563

My dad currently lives here and this is truly the nicest assisted living home I’ve ever seen (and he’s been at a lot). The owner, April, is so kind and communicates so well with things regarding m … (read more)
My dad currently lives here and this is truly the nicest assisted living home I’ve ever seen (and he’s been at a lot). The owner, April, is so kind and communicates so well with things regarding m … (read more)

Concord Estates Assisted Living

31565 Flintridge Way, Murrieta, CA, 92563

Concord Estates Assisted Living was a home with six people. We wanted my mom in a place with more people, but it was beautiful. We were very impressed. Heather, who runs it, was just as sweet as can b … (read more)
Concord Estates Assisted Living was a home with six people. We wanted my mom in a place with more people, but it was beautiful. We were very impressed. Heather, who runs it, was just as sweet as can b … (read more)

Excel Assisted Living – Murrieta

24077 Grafton Ave, Murrieta, CA, 92562

My dad is in a board and care facility called Excel Assisted Living. It’s great. It’s a good place. The staff does a great job. They’re wonderful; they treat him well. There are activities more than m … (read more)
My dad is in a board and care facility called Excel Assisted Living. It’s great. It’s a good place. The staff does a great job. They’re wonderful; they treat him well. There are activities more than m … (read more)

THE LINDEN AT MURRIETA

27100 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA, 92562

We chose The Linden at Murrieta for my dad because it was the newest facility. The price point for the rooms or apartments was a little bit higher, but the care price points were lower, comparatively. … (read more)
We chose The Linden at Murrieta for my dad because it was the newest facility. The price point for the rooms or apartments was a little bit higher, but the care price points were lower, comparatively. … (read more)

Lafayette Home Care 3

40534 Alondra Drive, Murrieta, CA, 92562

Lafayette Home Care 3 of Murrieta is nestled in a northeastern neighborhood of the town of Murrieta, California, near shopping centers, parks and major thoroughfares, such as the Escondido Freeway. Re … (read more)
Lafayette Home Care 3 of Murrieta is nestled in a northeastern neighborhood of the town of Murrieta, California, near shopping centers, parks and major thoroughfares, such as the Escondido Freeway. Re … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Temecula

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, licenses assisted living facilities in Temecula and enforces compliance with state-mandated regulations through an initial licensing process and periodic inspections.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Temecula

  • Compared to the rest of California, Temecula’s cost of living is moderate. On a 100-point index, the city is about 7% cheaper than the state as a whole. However, it’s about 43% more expensive than the national average, which may be a consideration for those moving to this city from other regions of the country.  
  • Taxes in Temecula are high and may impact how much money seniors are able to spend on assisted living services in Temecula. Most retirement income is fully taxed by the state, which has among the highest income tax rates in the nation. However, Social Security income is exempt, so those who rely primarily on this income may not be affected by local income taxes.  
  • Temecula’s weather is among the most compelling benefits for retirees who enjoy outdoor living. Over the course of the year, high temperatures range between 67 and 94 degrees, and on a 10-point index, the city scores 8.6 versus the national score of 7. Its climate is relatively dry, with the city seeing just 12 inches of rain and no snow in a given year.  
  • Temecula’s air quality, which is a measure of how much pollution is in the air, is roughly on par with the national value. On a 100-point index, the city is rated 60, which is two points higher than the U.S. rate of 58. This may benefit seniors with cardiovascular or respiratory issues.  
  • The property crime rate in Temecula is on par with the national average, rating a point higher than the nation at 36.3 on a 100-point index. Violent crime is highly unusual in this city, with the most recent data showing 142 incidents per 100,000 people. This is considerably lower than violent crime rates in similarly sized cities, such as Oceanside, Escondido and Moreno Valley.  
  • Despite high overall living costs in Temecula, the cost of healthcare in this city is very affordable, coming in about 16% lower than the national median. The city is home to Temecula Valley Hospital, a 140-bed hospital with state-of-the-art technology and major specialty services, such as open-heart surgery and neuroscience services.    

Paying for Assisted Living in Temecula

Temecula is one of the cheapest cities in California for assisted living. On average, seniors in this city pay $4,525 per month for care. While this is higher than the national rate of $4,300, it’s several hundred dollars lower than the statewide median of $5,000. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Temecula is a relatively affordable option for those seeking assisted living in California, with services coming in at $4,525 per month on average. In Stockton, care costs are among the lowest in the state at $3,500, and in Redding, monthly fees are comparable to Temecula’s rates at $4,500. In Los Angeles, the monthly average is on par with the state median at $5,000.  

$4525

Temecula

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5000

Los Angeles

$3500

Stockton

$4500

Redding

The Cost of Other Types of Care 

Assisted living is one of the cheapest senior care options in Temecula, with facilities charging approximately $4,525 per month for housing and services. Seniors who live at home and obtain services in a daytime community setting, also called adult day health care, pay the lowest rate of $1,733 per month. Homemaker services, which include personal care and housekeeping, and home health aide services, which also include skilled nursing, both cost $5,716 per month. Seniors in nursing homes pay $10,722 per month for semiprivate rooms and $14,433 for private rooms.  

$5716

Homemaker Services

$5716

Home Health Aide

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4525

Assisted Living Facility

$10722

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$14433

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Temecula was not available, so data for the closest city, San Diego, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Temecula

In Temecula, low-income seniors can qualify for financial aid to help pay for the cost of assisted living. Currently, there are two programs that may help fund assisted living, including Medi-Cal, which offers an Assisted Living Waiver program, and Supplemental Security Income – Category G

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Temecula

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 Temecula

Seniors in Temecula obtain advice, support and referrals through several local nonprofit agencies, which can help them make educated decisions regarding their care needs. The following organizations can help older adults assess their care needs, determine options for covering assisted living and connect them with community-based services and supports.  

Resource Contact  Service 
Riverside County Office on Aging (951) 867-3800 The Riverside County Office on Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Temecula region and administers 27 programs and services to area residents aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors can speak with trained Community Resource Specialists who provide options counseling and information on recognizing and preventing elder abuse and finding resources for covering assisted living services.  
Council on Aging Southern California (909) 256-8369 The Council on Aging provides health insurance options counseling to help seniors understand their Medicare benefits and options for paying for assisted living services. It also has a long-term care ombudsman who assists with issues, such as physical and financial abuse and concerns about quality of care in residential care facilities.  
Inland Counties Legal Services – Riverside Office (951) 368-2555 Inland Counties Legal Services provides free senior legal aid to older adults in Temecula. Through the Riverside office, legal professionals provide in-person and over-the-phone support to help older adults resolve issues, such as health insurance and identity theft, denied health insurance claims and Social Security overpayment. The office can also help seniors review assisted living contracts and understand payment obligations.  
Mary Phillips Senior Center (951) 694-6464 The local senior center hosts daily congregate meals and a wide range of activities to fit the needs and interests of older adults. The center features a craft room, two meeting rooms, four pool tables, a library and computers with Internet access. Members participate in board and care games, choir, fitness classes and informational and educational presentations.  
Temecula Vet Center (951) 302-4849 The Temecula Vet Center helps local veterans and their families access benefits that may help cover assisted living expenses, including the Aid and Attendance benefit, pension programs and disability compensation. It can also screen veterans for eligibility for VA assisted living facility placement, which may be a cost-effective alternative to care in a private facility.  

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Temecula

Temecula-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 Temecula