Westminster is located at the northwest end of Orange County and has over 90,600 residents, including nearly 15,600 seniors aged 65 and older. The city has a welcoming atmosphere with fabulous year-round weather, plentiful parks and gorgeous green spaces for relaxing and a popular farmers market. Community activities keep retirees as busy as they want to be and without the traffic and congestion found in Orange County’s beach communities. However, the nearest beaches, Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm are only a few miles away, which is perfect for seniors with visiting grandchildren. 

Assisted living residences offer personalized supportive care, housekeeping services and maintenance-free living in a homelike setting that encourages continued independence. Seniors requiring minimal care benefit from living in a safe, secure and social environment. The average cost of assisted living in Westminster is $5,000 per month, which matches the state average but is slightly higher than the national median.

This guide provides seniors with more information on assisted living in Westminster, including comparisons of average assisted living costs with other California cities and alternate senior care options. It also provides some benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Westminster and free local resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Westminster, CA

2015

Brookdale Brookhurst

15302 Brookhurst St., Westminster, CA, 92683

Brookdale Brookhurst is nestled in a quiet suburb of Westminster, California, near the Mile Square Regional Park, David L. Baker Golf Course and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. Residents describe t … (read more)
Brookdale Brookhurst is nestled in a quiet suburb of Westminster, California, near the Mile Square Regional Park, David L. Baker Golf Course and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. Residents describe t … (read more)

2015, 2016

Westminster Terrace

7571 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA, 92683

Westminster Terrace was clean and bright. It had been newly remodeled. Everyone seemed very friendly. The residents looked clean. I peeked into the dining hall and a few of them waved to the person th … (read more)
Westminster Terrace was clean and bright. It had been newly remodeled. Everyone seemed very friendly. The residents looked clean. I peeked into the dining hall and a few of them waved to the person th … (read more)

Cielo Vista Senior Living

7571 WYOMING ST., Westminster, CA, 92683


West Glenn Manor

7242 WESTMINSTER BLVD., Westminster, CA, 92683


Diamond Manor

15460 Marlborough Cir, Westminster, CA, 92683

My dad is in the Diamond Manor. It’s good. The most important thing for me is to be able to get feedback from my dad’s condition, like I get a call right away, whether it’s blood in his urinary cathet … (read more)
My dad is in the Diamond Manor. It’s good. The most important thing for me is to be able to get feedback from my dad’s condition, like I get a call right away, whether it’s blood in his urinary cathet … (read more)

St. Andrew’S – Home For The Aged

8791 St. Andrew’S Avenue, Westminster, CA, 92683


2013, 2015

Brookdale Garden Grove

10200 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA, 92840

Brookdale Garden Grove is located in Garden Grove, California, a few minutes away from the Navy Golf Course Seal Beach, Disneyland and Westhaven Park. Residents give this facility high marks for its r … (read more)
Brookdale Garden Grove is located in Garden Grove, California, a few minutes away from the Navy Golf Course Seal Beach, Disneyland and Westhaven Park. Residents give this facility high marks for its r … (read more)

2016

Huntington Terrace

18800 Florida Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

Huntington Terrace is in a prime location in Huntington Beach, California, near numerous stores, restaurants and, of course, breathtaking Huntington Beach. Visitors highly praise the facility for the … (read more)
Huntington Terrace is in a prime location in Huntington Beach, California, near numerous stores, restaurants and, of course, breathtaking Huntington Beach. Visitors highly praise the facility for the … (read more)

Brookdale Anaheim

200 North Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92801

Brookdale Anaheim is located in Anaheim, California, just minutes from I-5 and Route 91. Residents and their loved ones give high marks for the kind and caring staff and the clean and inviting facilit … (read more)
Brookdale Anaheim is located in Anaheim, California, just minutes from I-5 and Route 91. Residents and their loved ones give high marks for the kind and caring staff and the clean and inviting facilit … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2022

Rowntree Gardens

12151 Dale Street, Stanton, CA, 90680

Located in Stanton, California, Rowntree Gardens is nestled next to Premier Park and the Playa Galleria Shopping Center. Residents and their families praise the facility’s friendly staff, homelike i … (read more)
Located in Stanton, California, Rowntree Gardens is nestled next to Premier Park and the Playa Galleria Shopping Center. Residents and their families praise the facility’s friendly staff, homelike i … (read more)

2016, 2022

Sunrise of Seal Beach

3850 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA, 90740

Sunrise of Seal Beach is in the coastal town of Seal Beach, California, near major freeways, Naples Island and Long Beach. Guests and family members give the community excellent reviews for its clean … (read more)
Sunrise of Seal Beach is in the coastal town of Seal Beach, California, near major freeways, Naples Island and Long Beach. Guests and family members give the community excellent reviews for its clean … (read more)

2013, 2017

Emerald Court

1731 Medical Center Drive, Anaheim, CA, 92801

My overall experience at Emerald Court was wonderful. It was great. I met a whole bunch of people. They took time to talk to me. It was very nice. I looked at one room and it overlooked the parking lo … (read more)
My overall experience at Emerald Court was wonderful. It was great. I met a whole bunch of people. They took time to talk to me. It was very nice. I looked at one room and it overlooked the parking lo … (read more)

2017

Carmel Village Retirement Community

17077 San Mateo, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708

We liked Carmel Village Retirement Community. They seemed very friendly and my brother was impressed that the person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and knew everybody we passed. He though … (read more)
We liked Carmel Village Retirement Community. They seemed very friendly and my brother was impressed that the person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and knew everybody we passed. He though … (read more)

2017, 2018

Sunrise of Huntington Beach

7401 Yorktown Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

Sunrise is located in a thriving area of Huntington Beach, surrounded by a wide selection of entertainment venues, a shopping mall and, as the name suggests, Huntington Beach. Visitors praise the mode … (read more)
Sunrise is located in a thriving area of Huntington Beach, surrounded by a wide selection of entertainment venues, a shopping mall and, as the name suggests, Huntington Beach. Visitors praise the mode … (read more)

Sunrise of La Palma

5321 La Palma Avenue, La Palma, CA, 90623

Sunrise of La Palma specializes in assisted living and memory care services in a sprawling two-story Spanish-styled building. The 80-resident campus is located southeast of Cerritos, California, off D … (read more)
Sunrise of La Palma specializes in assisted living and memory care services in a sprawling two-story Spanish-styled building. The 80-resident campus is located southeast of Cerritos, California, off D … (read more)

Oakmont of Orange

630 The City Drive, Orange, CA, 92868

Oakmont of Orange was absolutely beautiful but was a little too expensive for what I’m looking for. It had so many amenities, but a 95-year-old lady doesn’t need a place with a putting green and all t … (read more)
Oakmont of Orange was absolutely beautiful but was a little too expensive for what I’m looking for. It had so many amenities, but a 95-year-old lady doesn’t need a place with a putting green and all t … (read more)

Brookdale Valley View

5900 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA, 92845

Seniors enjoy the convenience of having shops and restaurants just across the road from Brookdale Valley View in Garden Grove, California. Families report that this assisted living facility is a manag … (read more)
Seniors enjoy the convenience of having shops and restaurants just across the road from Brookdale Valley View in Garden Grove, California. Families report that this assisted living facility is a manag … (read more)

Oakmont of Huntington Beach

18922 Delaware Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648

My ex-husband lived in Oakmont in Huntington Beach. I spoke to them. They’re very nice, but they are more expensive than where he is now. That would probably be the main thing. Oakmont is very nice. I … (read more)
My ex-husband lived in Oakmont in Huntington Beach. I spoke to them. They’re very nice, but they are more expensive than where he is now. That would probably be the main thing. Oakmont is very nice. I … (read more)

Arbor Palms of Anaheim

3411 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA, 92804

My mom has been in Arbor Palms of Anaheim’s assisted living for a month now. The staff is very nice. They’re very attentive to mom when she needs something. The room is very clean. I like that the mai … (read more)
My mom has been in Arbor Palms of Anaheim’s assisted living for a month now. The staff is very nice. They’re very attentive to mom when she needs something. The room is very clean. I like that the mai … (read more)

Golden Eden III

2602 Ostrom Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90815

My in-laws are staying in Golden Eden III. The experience has been very good. They have settled very well, surprisingly, and the house manager is always available. She bends over backwards to help us … (read more)
My in-laws are staying in Golden Eden III. The experience has been very good. They have settled very well, surprisingly, and the house manager is always available. She bends over backwards to help us … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Westminster

The Senior Care Licensing Program, a division of the California Department of Social Services, licenses and monitors residential care facilities, including assisted living. Thirteen Senior Care Licensing Regional Offices located around California handle regulatory inspections and licensing in their areas. The Orange County Adult and Senior Care Regional Office is responsible for overseeing facilities in Westminster and throughout Orange County.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Westminster

  • Westminster’s climate earns a comfort index of 9.4 with 10 being the best, which means it’s one of the most comfortable places in California. Seniors enjoy 275 days of sunshine in Westminster with about 14 inches of rainfall annually and no snow. During the winter, nighttime temperatures that fall below freezing are extremely rare. Westminster also boasts eight comfortable months when temperatures range between 70 and 85 degrees, but humidity can be high in July and August.
  • The cost of living in Westminster is higher than the national average by 62% and higher than the state average by about 12%. However, healthcare costs in Westminster are about 4% lower than the national average, and groceries cost 2% less than the state average.
  • Retirement income is fully taxed in Westminster, except for Social Security benefits. The state also penalizes early withdrawals from retirement plans, annuities and IRAs, adding 2.5% on top of the federal penalty of 10%. California has some of the highest state income taxes nationwide, but the top rate is for millionaires. Rates are much lower for low-income and middle-income seniors.
  • Sales taxes in California are also relatively high with an average combined rate of 8.82%. However, Orange County adds 0.25% to the state’s 6% rate and has a special sales tax rate of 1.5% for a total of 7.75% in Westminster. Orange County has a lower sales tax rate than 68.5% of other California cities and counties, plus prescriptions and groceries are tax-exempt.
  • Violent crime in Westminster is much lower than the state and national averages. On a scale of one to 100, with one being lowest, Westminster is rated 14.7 compared to the nationwide rate of 22.7 and statewide rate of 25.2. However, Westminster’s property crime rate is slightly higher than the state and national averages.

Paying for Assisted Living in Westminster

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Westminster is $5,000, which matches the statewide average. However, it’s $700 higher than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Since Westminster’s average cost of assisted living is the same as the state rate, it’s lower than some California cities and higher than others. Bakersfield’s average cost of assisted living is $1,387 less at $3,613 per month, while Riverside’s average cost of $3,900 is lower by $1,100 per month. In contrast, the rate in Oxnard is higher by $845, while the average cost in Salinas is $7,100 per month, which is $2,100 more than the rate paid in Westminster. 

$5000

Westminster

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$3613

Bakersfield

$3900

Riverside

$5845

Oxnard

$7100

Salinas

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

When comparing other types of senior care, adult day health care is generally the lowest-cost option. In Westminster, this type of care costs $1,647 per month. In-home care runs about $5,434 for homemaker and $5,529 for home health aide services. Nursing home care costs the most at an average of $8,060 for semiprivate rooms or $10,570 for private rooms.

$5434

Homemaker Services

$5529

Home Health Aide

$1647

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Westminster was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Westminster

Eligible seniors can find financial assistance services in Westminster through both the Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the optional state supplement (OSS).

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Westminster

Many local and countywide entities provide free resources for seniors in Westminster. These include long-term care ombudsman advocacy, health insurance counseling and legal assistance, as well as social and recreation activities to keep aging adults engaged and transportation services to help them remain independent. 

Resource

Contact 

Services

(714) 895-2878

Westminster Senior Services promotes the physical and emotional well-being of local seniors with diverse programs that encourage life enrichment through fitness, education, recreation and socialization. Its staff provides referrals for all types of senior services and activities. Some activities include adult fitness, games, crafts, line dancing and various clubs. Seniors can also take safe driving or computer classes and receive information on medical services and nutrition education. Senior Services will also provide resources for legal aid and counseling and income tax assistance.

(714) 893-3581

The Abrazar Senior Center in Westminster offers various social activities and other senior services for residents aged 55 or older. Services include congregate meals, information and referrals, outreach and employment assistance. The center also offers limited transportation services to seniors aged 60 or older for nonemergency medical appointments to doctors, physical therapists, pharmacies and dentists. Rides must be scheduled in advance. There’s a $2 fee, but it’s waived for low-income seniors.

(714) 895-2878

Through a partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority, the City of Westminster provides transportation services to seniors aged 60 and older through the Westminster on Wheels Program. The WOW shuttle travels to various locations throughout Westminster each Monday through Friday, and trips must be scheduled in advance.

(714) 479-0107

Westminster residents aged 60 or older can receive free services through the Council on Aging – Southern California, a nonprofit organization that provides unbiased information and services to seniors throughout Orange County. It provides long-term care ombudsman advocacy, HICAP Medicare counseling and care planning assistance through the concierge care navigators program. Seniors can also go to educational seminars or special events, join support groups and find volunteer opportunities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westminster

Westminster-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