Ontario is one of the largest cities in the Inland Empire. It has a population of 175,000 people, 9.2% of whom are aged 65 and older. While its senior population is significantly lower than the national average of 16.5%, the city has plenty of features that are beneficial to seniors. In addition to free resources that improve lives for older adults, the city is home to the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is nationally ranked in cancer treatments. Seniors who need a high level of medical care outside a hospital may reside in one of the city’s nursing homes. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Ontario is $8,060 per month, which is significantly less expensive than the state average of $9,247.

Nursing homes are long-term care facilities that provide around-the-clock supervision and medical care. Skilled nurses, physicians, therapists and other medical professionals provide this care. Older adults who don’t need this level of service have much more affordable options in Ontario, such as home care and assisted living. This guide compares the cost of nursing homes in Ontario with fees charged in nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also provides a list of resources that can help older adults make decisions about their care options and identify ways to cover their care costs.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Ontario, CA

Inland Christian Home, Inc

1950 South Mountain Avenue, Ontario, CA, 91762

Right now, my mom is at Inland Christian Home. The assisted living there is really expensive, and I don’t think they take Medicare. But my mom’s in the skilled nursing and she has medical, so they pay … (read more)
Right now, my mom is at Inland Christian Home. The assisted living there is really expensive, and I don’t think they take Medicare. But my mom’s in the skilled nursing and she has medical, so they pay … (read more)

Ontario Healthcare Center

1661 South Euclid Avenue , Ontario, CA, 91762

This facility is amazing, they are so good to my 90 yr old mama, she had been in the hospital 33 days and this is where she is getting better She gets physical Therapy daily she has food that she lov … (read more)
This facility is amazing, they are so good to my 90 yr old mama, she had been in the hospital 33 days and this is where she is getting better She gets physical Therapy daily she has food that she lov … (read more)

Las Colinas Post Acute

800 EAST FIFTH STREET, Ontario, CA, 91764

My elderly parent came to this facility because of its proximity to other family members. While this facility certainly is not the worst, it leaves much to be desired. There is definitely a shortage … (read more)
My elderly parent came to this facility because of its proximity to other family members. While this facility certainly is not the worst, it leaves much to be desired. There is definitely a shortage … (read more)

Bella Vista Healthcare Center

933 E Deodar St., Ontario, CA, 91764

It was a nightmare! First of all had to get into headed confrontation with the guy that is in charge of nurses not taking my vitals. After that I had to remind nurses to do so. Also it took a hour in … (read more)
It was a nightmare! First of all had to get into headed confrontation with the guy that is in charge of nurses not taking my vitals. After that I had to remind nurses to do so. Also it took a hour in … (read more)

Claremont Manor

650 W. Harrison Avenue , Claremont, CA, 91711

Claremont Manor is an assisted living facility located in Chino Hills, California, just down the road from Claremont Village and its local entertainment and events. Housing options include studios and … (read more)
Claremont Manor is an assisted living facility located in Chino Hills, California, just down the road from Claremont Village and its local entertainment and events. Housing options include studios and … (read more)


Pilgrim Place

625 Mayflower Rd, Claremont, CA, 91711

We’ve been residents of Pilgrim Place for several years and we chose them because at that time, they’re only accepting missionaries, ministers and heads of non-profit agencies. Since then, the admissi … (read more)
We’ve been residents of Pilgrim Place for several years and we chose them because at that time, they’re only accepting missionaries, ministers and heads of non-profit agencies. Since then, the admissi … (read more)

Mount San Antonio Gardens

900 E. Harrison, Pomona, CA, 91767

Mount San Antonio Gardens is located in Pomona, California, just moments from several restaurants, shops and a major highway. The community offers a variety of floor plans, ranging in size from studio … (read more)
Mount San Antonio Gardens is located in Pomona, California, just moments from several restaurants, shops and a major highway. The community offers a variety of floor plans, ranging in size from studio … (read more)

Community Extended Care Hospital of Montclair

9620 FREMONT AVENUE, Montclair, CA, 91763

Highly recommended facility. Good Care and Very Nice staff. you will find Tender loving care in this facility.
Highly recommended facility. Good Care and Very Nice staff. you will find Tender loving care in this facility.

Heritage Park Nursing Center

275 Garnet Way, Upland, CA, 91786

My mother was admitted after a minor surgery on her foot and being very deconditioned. The doctor told me she could walk on her foot in a few days. When I found out they were not letting her do full P … (read more)
My mother was admitted after a minor surgery on her foot and being very deconditioned. The doctor told me she could walk on her foot in a few days. When I found out they were not letting her do full P … (read more)

Claremont Care Center

219 E. FOOTHILL BLVD, Pomona, CA, 91767

I am not pleased at the moment with the care my family member is receiving. When a patient needs help they shouldn’t have to keep pressing their nurse call button for over an hour with no response. … (read more)
I am not pleased at the moment with the care my family member is receiving. When a patient needs help they shouldn’t have to keep pressing their nurse call button for over an hour with no response. … (read more)

Montclair Manor Care Center

5119 BANDERA STREET, Montclair, CA, 91763

My mother-in-law has been in Montclair Manor. The people who works there are very nice. The management was very informative and caring about her costs and things like that. We had a little bit of trou … (read more)
My mother-in-law has been in Montclair Manor. The people who works there are very nice. The management was very informative and caring about her costs and things like that. We had a little bit of trou … (read more)

Country Villa Claremont Health

590 S Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont, CA, 91711

My mother is now in Country Villa Claremont Health. The place is nice and the staff there is very good. She tells them if she needs to be fed and they feed her, if she needs to be changed then they ch … (read more)
My mother is now in Country Villa Claremont Health. The place is nice and the staff there is very good. She tells them if she needs to be fed and they feed her, if she needs to be changed then they ch … (read more)

Pomona Vista Care Center

651 N MAIN ST, Pomona, CA, 91768

My mother is in the rehab facility at Pomona Vista Care Center. It seems pretty good. We haven’t noticed any neglect or anything. She’s doing as well as can be expected there. They’re pretty attentive … (read more)
My mother is in the rehab facility at Pomona Vista Care Center. It seems pretty good. We haven’t noticed any neglect or anything. She’s doing as well as can be expected there. They’re pretty attentive … (read more)

Inland Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center

250 W. ARTESIA STREET, Pomona, CA, 91768

My dear friend who has been in this facility for 7 weeks, has no phone to contact me. There are no phones in the rooms. She has to “borrow” a phone to contact me, which has been 3 times! Twice I w … (read more)
My dear friend who has been in this facility for 7 weeks, has no phone to contact me. There are no phones in the rooms. She has to “borrow” a phone to contact me, which has been 3 times! Twice I w … (read more)

Upland Rehabilitation and Care Center

1221 EAST ARROW HWY, Upland, CA, 91786

Horrible place. My mother in law was released from San Antonio hospital back in August the 29th to be exact and was sent to Upland. She has pneumonia and c diff. When I called she wasnt even being tre … (read more)
Horrible place. My mother in law was released from San Antonio hospital back in August the 29th to be exact and was sent to Upland. She has pneumonia and c diff. When I called she wasnt even being tre … (read more)

Chino Valley Health Care Cente

2351 S TOWNE AVENUE, Pomona, CA, 91766


Country Oaks Care Center

215 W PEARL ST, Pomona, CA, 91768


Landmark Medical Center

2030 N. GAREY AVE., Pomona, CA, 91767


Laurel Park

1425 LAUREL AVENUE, Pomona, CA, 91767


Nursing Home Costs in Ontario, CA

The average price for a semiprivate room in an Ontario nursing home is $8,060 per month. The median price for a private room is $10,070 per month. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

At $8,060 per month, the cost of nursing home care in Ontario is about $1,200 less expensive than the California average of $9,247. However, rates in Ontario are higher than the national median of $7,756 per month.

Nursing home costs in Ontario are midrange compared to the rest of the state. Costs are higher in some cities and lower in others. San Diego has the highest average rates at $10,722 per month. Although costs in Riverside are lower than those in Ontario, they’re on par with the national average. Seniors in Bakersfield pay the same costs as their counterparts in Ontario, and those in Oxnard pay the highest rates in the state at $8,365 per month.

$8060

Ontario

$9247

California

$7756

The United States

$10722

San Diego

$7756

Riverside

$8365

Oxnard

$8060

Bakersfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care in Ontario. Older adults who don’t require a high level of care may opt for assisted living facilities, which cost $5,000 per month on average. Those who wish to remain in their own homes may opt for home care, which costs $5,434 per month, or home health care, which is a little more expensive at $5,529 and includes light medical care. The most affordable type of care in Ontario is adult day health care, which offers care and supervision to seniors during daytime hours for $1,647 per month.

$5434

Home care

$5529

Home health care

$1647

Adult day health care

$5000

Assisted living

$5529

Home health care

$10570

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Ontario, 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 Ontario, CA

The following free resources in Ontario can improve the lives of seniors in nursing facilities. Programs may also help families who are exploring their long-term care options in the community. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 229-0284

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program helps seniors in nursing homes resolve issues related to their rights and well-being, including quality of care, abuse and neglect. The program takes reports from residents or any parties concerned about an issue. Trained representatives also advocate on the behalf of residents at the government level to improve conditions. This ombudsman program is operated by San Bernardino County's Department of Aging and Adult Services. All services delivered to nursing home residents through this program are free and confidential. 

(909) 395-2359

Veterans in Ontario who are in nursing homes or at risk for institutionalization can contact the Veterans Resource Center to get help with their benefits. Counselors at the center are trained to help beneficiaries with their applications and resolve problems with claims. In some cases, they can ensure disabled veterans get the Aid & Attendance benefits they deserve. Counselors also provide personal assistance for seniors who request aid. 

(909) 379-7284

Disabled seniors who are unable to drive or access public transportation in Ontario can get around town using the special transportation services from OmniTrans. Its paratransit services are available for seniors aged 62 and older who can demonstrate a disability by providing a doctor's recommendation and passing an in-person eligibility assessment. Seniors without disabilities can apply for the reimbursement program, which can pay for trips using taxies or ride-sharing services. 

(800) 510-2020

San Bernardino County's Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) runs this program to help caregivers who are looking after Ontario seniors who may be at risk for nursing home placement. It offers financial assistance, supplies, educational opportunities, information and assistance with duties. Both family and non-family caregivers who are taking care of an adult aged 60 or older are eligible for this program. Priority is given to families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.