Fullerton is a bustling community of nearly 139,000 residents, 13% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, that’s nestled in the vast urban sprawl of the greater Los Angeles region. Fullerton enjoys typical Southern California weather, which means hot, dry summers and some of the mildest winters in the United States. Seniors in Fullerton have their pick of world-class hospitals and medical centers, including Placentia-Linda Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center, both of which accept Medicare. Nursing home care in Fullerton costs an average of $8,060 a month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is less than the $9,247 California average, but more than the national median of $7,756 a month for a semiprivate room.

These nursing homes offer a higher level of care than other senior living options, such as assisted living and home health care. Residents at a typical nursing care home can expect 24-hour nursing care and supervision, medication management and administration and intensive physical, occupational and other types of therapy.

This guide goes over the likely costs seniors face in finding nursing home care in Fullerton. It also covers many of the local resources available to support seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Fullerton, CA

Park Vista Health Center

2525 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton, CA, 92835

Park Vista is the jewel of skilled nursing. I was a resident for 35 days. The staff is caring and Mets all your needs. The facility is spotless and well maintained. The food is good and tailored t … (read more)
Park Vista is the jewel of skilled nursing. I was a resident for 35 days. The staff is caring and Mets all your needs. The facility is spotless and well maintained. The food is good and tailored t … (read more)

St Jude Medical Center D/p Snf

101 E VALENCIA MESA DRIVE, Fullerton, CA, 92835

My father stayed in St. Jude Medical Center rehab for 2 weeks. It’s an acute rehab within an acute care hospital. It’s a very well respected program, and the staff was very good. They have very fe … (read more)
My father stayed in St. Jude Medical Center rehab for 2 weeks. It’s an acute rehab within an acute care hospital. It’s a very well respected program, and the staff was very good. They have very fe … (read more)

The Pavilion at Sunny Hills

2222 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA, 92835

There are new people running The Pavilion now. Mother was there after her stay in the hospital. It was clean, nice, and had a coffee maker for anybody in the lobby. The rooms were clean, and the place … (read more)
There are new people running The Pavilion now. Mother was there after her stay in the hospital. It was clean, nice, and had a coffee maker for anybody in the lobby. The rooms were clean, and the place … (read more)

Gordon Lane Care Center

1821 E CHAPMAN AVE, Fullerton, CA, 92831

It’s been a few weeks since my dad moved into Gordon Lane Care Center for skilled care. The inside of the place looks nice. It has a nice main dining area and an activity area. They also have an outsi … (read more)
It’s been a few weeks since my dad moved into Gordon Lane Care Center for skilled care. The inside of the place looks nice. It has a nice main dining area and an activity area. They also have an outsi … (read more)

St. Catherine Healthcare

245 E Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832

Unfortunately, I have experienced quite a few facilities in my brother’s long illness. This is the best so far for nursing and rehab care on my list. It is clean, bright and the staff are all friendly … (read more)
Unfortunately, I have experienced quite a few facilities in my brother’s long illness. This is the best so far for nursing and rehab care on my list. It is clean, bright and the staff are all friendly … (read more)

St Elizabeth Healthcare Center

2800 N. HARBOR BLVD., Fullerton, CA, 92835

I visited a close friend of mine who’s loving his stay at St. Elizabeth. The staff were super welcoming and friendly and checked in on my friend often. He said the food was better than expected with l … (read more)
I visited a close friend of mine who’s loving his stay at St. Elizabeth. The staff were super welcoming and friendly and checked in on my friend often. He said the food was better than expected with l … (read more)

Terrace View Care Center

201 EAST BASTANCHURY, Fullerton, CA, 92835


Greenfield Care Center Of Fullerton, Llc

330 W Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, CA, 92835


Extended Care Hospital of Westminster

206 Hospital Circle, Westminster, CA, 92683

The nursing staff and social worker took fantastic care of my Mother in Law. They were very kind and patient with her. She was significantly under weight upon her arrival and they were able to get h … (read more)
The nursing staff and social worker took fantastic care of my Mother in Law. They were very kind and patient with her. She was significantly under weight upon her arrival and they were able to get h … (read more)

West Anaheim Extended Care

645 South Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA, 92804

The staff was friendly and caring. The room was clean and nice. Food was well prepared and tasty. My dad felt that he was getting wonderful care. He had daily physical therapy treatments and made … (read more)
The staff was friendly and caring. The room was clean and nice. Food was well prepared and tasty. My dad felt that he was getting wonderful care. He had daily physical therapy treatments and made … (read more)

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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)

Alta Gardens Care Center

13075 Blackbird Street, Garden Grove, CA, 92843

This is Mrs Ponce I had a good experience, everyone tratme so well nursing very professional and friendly Elvira, Cam, Cristal, franchise, Carolina & everybody thank you so much specially food s … (read more)
This is Mrs Ponce I had a good experience, everyone tratme so well nursing very professional and friendly Elvira, Cam, Cristal, franchise, Carolina & everybody thank you so much specially food s … (read more)

Coventry Court Health Center

2040 South Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA, 92802

My mom was in a skilled nursing home called Coventry Court Health Center. They were excellent. It was like walking into a hotel. There was never a smell or anything. It was just excellent. The staff w … (read more)
My mom was in a skilled nursing home called Coventry Court Health Center. They were excellent. It was like walking into a hotel. There was never a smell or anything. It was just excellent. The staff w … (read more)

Mission Palms Healthcare Center

240 Hospital Circle, Westminster, CA, 92683

I have been in this facility for 24 days after knee surgery -it was very nice team working together, very clean, well caring for all patients – I appreciate all what they done for me & I notice th … (read more)
I have been in this facility for 24 days after knee surgery -it was very nice team working together, very clean, well caring for all patients – I appreciate all what they done for me & I notice th … (read more)

Anaheim Crest Nursing Center

3067 W Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92804

My mother was a resident of Anaheim Crest Nursing Center, it was an excellent place, and I liked them a lot. The staff was real nice and friendly, and they have a lot of activities for the residents. … (read more)
My mother was a resident of Anaheim Crest Nursing Center, it was an excellent place, and I liked them a lot. The staff was real nice and friendly, and they have a lot of activities for the residents. … (read more)

La Palma Nursing Center

1130 LA PALMA AVE, Anaheim, CA, 92801

The hospital took my mom to La Palma Nursing Center. It’s a small facility, but she likes it there very much because it was very clean and orderly. The staff were very friendly. They talk to her and t … (read more)
The hospital took my mom to La Palma Nursing Center. It’s a small facility, but she likes it there very much because it was very clean and orderly. The staff were very friendly. They talk to her and t … (read more)

Norwalk Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre

11510 IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, Norwalk, CA, 90650

My mom was at Norwalk Skilled Nursing for about three months. The facility was referred to us when she still in the hospital. It was a very good home for my mom. I really liked it there. The staff … (read more)
My mom was at Norwalk Skilled Nursing for about three months. The facility was referred to us when she still in the hospital. It was a very good home for my mom. I really liked it there. The staff … (read more)

Park Regency Care Center

1770 W. LA HABRA BLVD., La Habra, CA, 90631

She’s in Park Regency Retirement Home. It’s very good. The difficulty with them right now in my mother’s current condition is that she’s isolated in a room at the end of the hallway. She had d … (read more)
She’s in Park Regency Retirement Home. It’s very good. The difficulty with them right now in my mother’s current condition is that she’s isolated in a room at the end of the hallway. She had d … (read more)

Sorenson Convalescent Hospital

7931 Sorensen Ave, Whittier, CA, 90606

SoCal Post-Acute Care (Sorenson Convalescent Hospital) was very clean and nice. The staff that we met there were very nice as well. However, nobody was there to help me with my questions. Every time I … (read more)
SoCal Post-Acute Care (Sorenson Convalescent Hospital) was very clean and nice. The staff that we met there were very nice as well. However, nobody was there to help me with my questions. Every time I … (read more)

Stanley Healthcare Center

14102 SPRINGDALE STREET, Westminster, CA, 92683

Helena was a resident at Stanley several years. This was the 4 resident care facility I had my mother in and the only one that took excellent care of her to the end of her life. While she was resi … (read more)
Helena was a resident at Stanley several years. This was the 4 resident care facility I had my mother in and the only one that took excellent care of her to the end of her life. While she was resi … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Fullerton, CA

Seniors in Fullerton pay an average of $8,060 a month for nursing home care in a semiprivate room. Private rooms in the area cost an average of $10,570.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of semiprivate rooms in Fullerton is well below the $9,247 a month that seniors pay on average across California, but they are substantially higher than the U.S. average of $7,756. It is also lower than the cost in Sacramento ($9,946), San Francisco ($12,471) and San Diego ($10,722). Prices in Fullerton are still higher than some inland cities’ prices, such as Fresno, where care in a semiprivate room averages $7,787 a month.

$8060

Fullerton

$9247

California

$7756

United States

$9946

Sacramento

$12471

San Francisco

$7787

Fresno

$10722

San Diego

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Comparing the cost of a semiprivate room in Fullerton with other senior care options can help you understand your likely expenses, and it may point to a more affordable option for seniors who need less care than a nursing home offers. Adult day health care, for example, costs $1,647 a month in Fullerton, while home care and home health services cost $5,434 and $5,529 a month, respectively. Room and care in an assisted living facility in Fullerton averages $5,000 a month, while private rooms in nursing homes cost an average of $10,570.

$5434

Home care

$5529

Home health care

$1647

Adult day health care

$5000

Assisted living

$8060

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Fullerton, CA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Fullerton, CA

The resources on this list support seniors in Fullerton and the greater Orange County region with free and voluntary services to make living independently in the community easier. Some of the services listed here offer nutritional support, others provide transportation and some offer wide-ranging support across a number of benefits programs seniors may be eligible for.

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Contact 

Service

(714) 479-0107


The Council on Aging for Southern California operates several programs to support seniors throughout the Southern California area. Through the council's Orange County office, seniors in Fullerton can get unbiased Medicare counseling through the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). The Friendly Visitor program offers support and friendly home visits from program volunteers. The SmileMakers Guild visits seniors around the holidays with gifts and other support. ReConnect Early Intervention Services provides screening and detection services for many common health issues for seniors.

(949) 653-2900


The Second Harvest Food Bank is an Irvine-based nutritional support program that provides seniors of limited means with free food in bulk, no-cost grocery bags and canned goods on request. Home delivery of groceries is available for isolated seniors.

(714) 220-0224


Meals on Wheels delivers fresh food and fully prepared meals for seniors who have difficulty shopping or preparing food for themselves. Meals are delivered by volunteers, with a free lunch cafe and adult day health services offered at the program's headquarters location in Anaheim.

(714) 738-6305


The Fullerton Senior Center offers in-person and drive-through services to support seniors' health, fitness and nutritional needs. The center prepares and distributes emergency preparedness kits, grocery parcels and other necessary supplies for seniors throughout the area. Seniors can also participate in the center's full calendar of social events, including community meals and evening get-togethers for adults aged 60 and over.

(714) 256-5803


FISH of Fullerton is a private nonprofit transportation service that offers a free, donation-supported personal and medical ride service for seniors with limited mobility and an inability to use public transportation. Riders must be mobile, and they may be accompanied by a caregiver at no cost. Curb-to-curb and door-to-door service is available for seniors who need it.