Park Terrace

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

26 Reviews
21952 Buena Suerte, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Assisted Living Reviews for Park Terrace

September 16, 2013

By pitabun

I visited this facility

My mom went to Park Terrace before moving to FL. It's such a great facility and location. + Small courtyard where they BBQ on occasions + Next to huge park, when my 3yr old & I visited my mom, we'd walk over to the park and have fun + Next to shopping center with great restaurants. If your loved one is wheel chair bound, it's walking distance but downhill. Coming back up might be a challenge. + I've visited a lot of assisted living facilities in CA and FL, this one by far has the nicest staff. Many Atria places I've visited have a "Walt Disney" nice staff, but Park Terrace has a "go home to mom's house" staff. Friendly, alert, but not extremely over-the-top annoying happy. + Has a chapel with services every week.

May 19, 2012

By S Callahan

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Park Terrace provided a happy, clean and safe environment for my father-in-law. The meals were healthy and delicious. The staff was helpful and cheerful and there were always fun activities available to the residents. Park Terrace would bring in local groups to entertain their residence with concerts and dance performances. It was a wonderful place for my father-in-law to spend his last years.
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Independent Living Reviews for Park Terrace

February 20, 2015

By Dan33

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad is in Park Terrace. The staff is very good. He is in a nice studio, and it is roomy enough. The food looks good, and my dad seems to think it is good. They do various things aside from walking, tossing the ball around, basketball, and stuff like that. I like that it is a nice very welcoming place, and people are very friendly. They take good care of their residents. We are very satisfied with them.

February 09, 2015

By Caring105865950

I visited this facility

Park Terrace was very nice. I just thought it was a little more expensive than the one I chose for my mother. It was in a nice area, and I would recommend them.

July 22, 2014

By Caring88465850

I visited this facility

Park Terrace is a clean and a well-managed facility. It was better than any other ones I have seen. It's a memory care facility. They have 4 buildings and 10 patients per building with 2 nurses for the 10 patients. The way they have it designed, it's 1 building with 10 rooms that are basically in the circle. The living area and kitchen area is right in the middle so when it's time to eat they walk out of their room and they are standing in the kitchen. There are no hallways, and that makes it a lot easier for the residents. It's expensive, but I think it's worth it. Their rooms are about 500 square feet, no kitchen, but it has a handicapped bathroom. So far the staff seem good, and I would recommend this facility.

June 28, 2014

By Caring78641050

I visited this facility

Everything was good at Park Terrace. We visited it because of the close proximity to where my mom lives. It’s clean and organized. The staff is caring and has good supervision. They have a 2-bedroom, which is basically like a private bedroom with a shared bath. It’s a good facility.

April 28, 2014

By Walter7

I visited this facility

My visit was very pleasant at Park Terrace. I thought it was very nice. It had a very pleasant layout. There was a lot of acreage. The people and the dining room seemed very nice. I think the dining room was spacious, as I recall. No complaints about it at all.

December 23, 2013

By wordleman

I am a friend or relative of resident

We could not be happier with Park Terrace, but more importantly, our mother-in-law loves it. The staff is as friendly as you can get, the facility is immaculate and beautifully designed, they offer ample activities and "field" trips, the dinning room is lovely and serves extraordinary food and the grounds are well manicured and plush. If this wasn't enough, the cost is more than reasonable, regardless of the level of care. After two other facilities that were good, but not remarkable, we are grateful to have found Park Terrace and could not recommend them highly enough.

November 20, 2013

By LovelyLady0000087

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Park Terrace is extremely clean and it smells good. My mother has been there for about 6 weeks now. The staff is great. She's been extremely happy with them. She cannot move from place to place herself, so they have to transport her down to meals and to activities in a wheelchair. They're kind, nice, and they come in and take her when she needs to go down. She also needs help with bathing. Mom finds it to be a very pleasant experience and certainly much better than she expected. The rooms are extremely spacious. She's in a complete 1-bedroom with bath and huge closet. The showers are big enough to get a large bathing chair in. She has balcony that overlooks the courtyard and the pool. Her living room is very spacious, too. We were able to get a large reclining chair, a dinette table with 3 chairs, a chest for putting a TV on, a couple of other chest that she wanted to take with her, and a sofa. At this moment, I have no problems. The food is unbelievably good and she's enjoying it.

August 28, 2013

By Julie16

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom is a resident of Park Terrace. This facility has a very friendly environment. They are renovating all the rooms. They look nicely painted. They also have new carpets, tiles and crown moldings. They look pretty nice. I had tried eating there and food was fair. I think their dining room is fine. They have white tablecloth and it looks fairly formal. Their staff is very helpful. I like best their companion care. They are very attentive for my mother. Their wait staff is also nice and attentive. They also have activities for their residents. They have outings a few times a week where they take everybody who wants to go to nearby stores in the town. They also go to the movies and go out for scenic drives. You just have to sign up for these activities. They also have card games like bingo and bridge. The only thing I could think that they need to improve on is their food. They need to serve more fresh food and less prepared food.

April 18, 2013

By Carlene2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Park Terrace because it was conveniently located near our house. The staff were awesome. They were great people. The food was wonderful.

October 15, 2012

By apriladams

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom has her own apartment in Park Terrace. I can visit her anytime I want. I think the area is very safe. I would say she's definitely eating a balanced diet. But I think they could be a little more exotic with their food, a little more varied. The residents appear to be active and happy, has a lot of activities, they do a lot of brain games, and there's a park nearby, a lot of things you can walk around. The facility have a very warm and fuzzy feeling. It appealed to me because it seem to be more intimate.

September 06, 2012

By caring9041

I visited this facility

I went there with the Girl Scouts. My daughter is a Girl Scout and they wanted to show how the elderly could be cared for in a special Alzheimer's unit that they have in Park Terrace. I thought it was very clean, nice, and comfortable, especially for the Alzheimer's patients. The staff were pretty friendly. The residents seem happy.

November 17, 2011

By manfredeaf

I visited this facility

Very nice facility including an Alzheimer's station.

July 27, 2011

By Caring239671

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Park Terrace is a wonderful independent/assisted living community in Rancho Santa Margarita. The staff is friendly and helpful. Everyone wants each new senior to feel welcome and to participate in the community events planned to help them have a full life. I especially like how they work to accommodate each senior's special needs as they need more services. Families new to any community need to expect it to take 1 - 3 months for their family members to become part of the community. Our mother participated in very little at first and with gentle nudging by the staff at the community, she started making friends and is very active and happy.

June 22, 2011

By TinkerEll

I visited this facility

There are a couple of elderly women that my mom has grown to love and she comes to bring them cookies once a week and chit chat. When she went on vacation to England for a month, she asked me to fill in her for and check in on her "buddies" and bring them cookies while she was gone. So I did and boy, was I amazed at how beautiful these apartments were! The community did not even look like an assisted living facility! The facility is absolutely beautiful and I have been told by the women there that the food is superb. It is located within walking distance to several large shopping centers and many restaurants, but of course, transportation is provided to the residents. I mentioned to the women when I brought them their cookies that I wouldn't mind retiring at Park Terrace myself and they proceeded to tell me that there are many options as far as the living quarters. In addition to apartments, they rent rooms, and little community like "apartments" that are larger than an apartment. I thought that is pretty neat- it leaves options open.
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  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4687/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4687/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5604/month

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  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 220
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only


  • State Licenses: 306001157
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About Park Terrace

Surrounded by natural beauty and filled with the comforts of a modern resort, Park Terrace is a beautiful community that speaks to the history of Southern California with its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and outdoor style of living. Residents take full advantage of bright sunny days, poolside entertaining and warm evenings around the fire pit.

The Independent and Assisted Living associates at Park Terrace provide meaningful and engaging surroundings, an enjoyable lifestyle, and compassionate, qualified care. This relationship and person-centered approach to care focuses on each resident’s ability, rather than their limitations. Our care team are trained to value each resident’s current desires and needs and to assist residents in finding purpose and discovering new activities that make them feel whole.

Our main goal is to preserve dignity and allow our residents to be as independent as they can safely manage. Aging in place is important to our residents and their families. Knowing you are home here at Park Terrace and are able to have your needs met by our dedicated, warm, and caring team brings comfort while allowing life to be lived to its fullest.

The Margarita Peak and Trabuco Peak Cottages are designed for residents with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Care plans can be tailored to incorporate activities and programs that will suit a residents’ needs and preferences.

Summit Club is for those who are able to make their needs known and that need minimal to moderate support with self-care (activities of daily living). Daily activities are designed for higher functioning individuals, both cognitively and physically.

Specialized activities in a small group setting and one-on-one engagement with compassionate and caring staff provides a more structured routine with programs that focus on remaining “abilities” rather than limitations.

Connections at Park Terrace offers person-centered care by associates specially trained in recognizing and providing for individualized needs of residents coping with varying types of dementia. Here, you’ll discover the right blend of comfort and professional care. The Saddleback and Los Pinos Cottages create a sense of home with thoughtful designs and features to enhance safety.

Connections is personalized for those who benefit from more attention and greater emotional support. Residents may have challenges in making their needs known because of difficulties with communication. They may have physical decline and require high-level support with self-care (activities of daily living). Specialized activities in a small group setting and one-on-one engagement with compassionate and caring associates who provide a more structured routine.

What Makes Us Special

Living at Park Terrace in Rancho Santa Margarita is a lifestyle, one that is all about choice. Choose from a carefree, active and independent lifestyle or if you require some additional assistance with daily activities, the community offers Independent & Assisted Living, the Summit Club, as well as Connections Memory Care. Our caring team of associates will customize a care program that’s right for you while you continue to enjoy your friends, hobbies and new opportunities at Park Terrace.

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