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Assisted Living in Irvine, CA

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 12 assisted living facilities in Irvine and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Irvine, CA

  • Assisted Living: $3,500
  • Nursing Home Care: $7,559
  • In-home Care: $4,481
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,668

Atria Golden Creek

33 Creek Road
Irvine, CA

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4 Reviews
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4 Reviews
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Located in one of America's safest cities, Atria Golden Creek provides accommodations and services for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's or memory care.

Brookdale Irvine

10 Marquette
Irvine, CA

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2 Reviews

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Brookdale Irvine puts individuals looking for assisted living minutes away from shops and fine dining.

Regents Point

19191 Harvard Avenue
Irvine, CA

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2 Reviews
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2 Reviews
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Setting the standard for senior living for the past three decades, Regents Point is a full-service, continuing care retirement community in the heart of Southern California.

Irvine Cottages 4

7 Princeton
Irvine, CA

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With its location in a quiet neighborhood and soothing community design, Irvine Cottages – Cottage IV is the ideal location for seniors seeking memory care services.

Irvine Cottages 12

19105 Sierra Majorca
Irvine, CA

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Here at Irvine Cottages 12 we ensure that our residents is at their best health. Each residents are assessed to create a personal care program that suites their needs. Each month residents receive a detailed care plan report

Irvine Cottages 8

40 Cypress Tree Lane
Irvine, CA

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With its focus solely on memory care, Irvine Cottages – Cottage VIII provides seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, state-of-the-art care within a homelike community.

Irvine Cottages 5

2 Brandywine
Irvine, CA

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Irvine Cottages – Cottage V is a charming care home in Irvine, Calif., that specializes in providing memory care services for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Irvine Cottages 3

17 Yorktown
Irvine, CA

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Irvine Cottages - Cottage III is a memory care community that is dedicated to creating a warm and comfortable home for seniors who need memory care services.

Whispering Oaks - Ranchgrove

4531 Ranchgrove Drive
Irvine, CA

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Whispering Oaks – Ranchgrove and Waverly Lane in Irvine provides 24/7 care and services for seniors with memory loss in the comfort of a homelike setting.

Whispering Oaks - Yankee

2 Yankee St
Irvine, CA

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Because Whispering Oaks–Yankee specialize in caring for seniors with memory loss, families can be assured that their loved one will receive personalized 24/7 care and services.

Whispering Oaks - Waverly

14782 Waverly Lane
Irvine, CA

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Whispering Oaks Ranchgrove offers assistance with personal activities of daily living: Dressing, Eating, Toileting, Bathing, Grooming, mobility tasks and other personal care needs such as: housework, meals, administering medications, appropriate transportation, correspondence, telephoning, and related tasks. Continuous observation, care, supervision,…

Atria Woodbridge

One Witherspoon
Irvine, CA

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3 Reviews
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3 Reviews
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Atria Woodbridge offers hassle-free, resort-style living with top-notch services and accommodations for independent and assisted senior living.

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Reviews of Irvine Assisted Living Facilities

Brookdale Irvine

Review by Local Professional | Expert

This property has the grandeur of a timeless estate. All the staff is warm and caring to its residents. The chef is from France and all the food is gourmet. Beautiful gardens adorn this community. A grand fireplace is situated in the salon.

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Brookdale Irvine

Review by Dennsi | Consumer

The rooms at Brookdale Irvine were impeccable. It was really more luxury than anything else. They seemed to be using more luxurious textures and flooring that were a higher grade. Their dining facility was also pretty amazing. I didn't see a pool, but they had a media room and mentioned that they play bingo. There was ...

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Atria Golden Creek

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Atria really has outdone themselves in this property .. the activity options are so varied and wonderful. The decor is beautiful, and the residents seem extremely happy. Just a lovely property and well worth considering.

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Atria Golden Creek

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Beautifully appointed apartments with a peaceful, serene feeling overlooking tranquil grounds. Up-to-date interiors and appointments. Delicious food with a bistro for snacks and drinks that are always available. Friendly staff who looks out for the best interests of their residents in creating a healthy lifestyle and a...

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Atria Golden Creek

Review by Supportive daughter | Consumer

I visited this facility for my dad and the staff appeared truly some of the very best I saw during my 14 tours of communities. They were genuinely attentive and you could tell they wanted to be there. The bistro gave a casual, hang-out feeling but I was disappointed to see on my second visit that it was crowded with ...

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Atria Golden Creek

Review by Mary Ellen Kelley | Consumer

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The Bookworms Book Club met at Atria Golden Creek to discuss our book of the month, \"Where The Crawdads Sing\" by Delia Owens. Following our book discussion, we went to the Private Dining Room for lunch. The theme for the day was Halloween Is Coming and the luncheon guests found the table ...

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Map of Irvine Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Irvine

Irvine’s average monthly cost for assisted living, according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, is moderately lower than the national average of $4,000 and significantly lower than the state average of $4,500. In California, size may not correlate with assisted living costs: Smaller cities, such as Napa ($5,425) and Santa Cruz ($5,595), cost more per month than medium-sized cities, such as Irvine ($3,500) or large metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles ($4,500).

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Irvine, so data for the closest city, Riverside, was used. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Determining the right level of care depends on various factors, such as location, type of care and the number of direct service hours. Nursing home care is more than double the cost of assisted living. On the other hand, assisted living, which includes rent, food, upkeep and transportation, is roughly 25% less expensive than either homemaker services or home health aides. When evaluating these differences, it’s important to factor in the other costs associated with remaining at home, which can include mortgage, home maintenance, utilities and groceries.  

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Irvine

Medicaid in California

Medicaid, the national and state-funded health care program, provides medical assistance to low-income Irvine residents of all ages. Doctor visits, hospital services and nursing home care are all covered by Medicaid. In California, Medicaid is administered by Medi-Cal, a branch of California’s Department of Health Care Services. However, for help with long-term care costs, residents can apply for one of the state’s Medi-Cal waivers.

Applicants age 65 and older can still qualify for Medi-Cal under the Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level Medi-Cal. To qualify, applicants must earn no more than $1,271 (individuals) or $1,720 (couples) per month and possess no more in assets than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples. There are some exclusions to countable assets, including one car, burial funds, the primary residence and household goods.

If your monthly income is higher than the Medi-Cal limit, you may still be eligible through the Share of Cost program, which works like a deductible since it’s a fixed amount in medical services seniors must pay before Medi-Cal begins to pay in any given month.

Applications for Medi-Cal may be completed online, at Orange County United Way in Irvine or by phone at (800) 300-1506.

Assisted Living Waiver

The ALW is available to those who qualify for Medi-Cal and are willing to live in an assisted living facility instead of a nursing home. ALW services include recreational activities, transportation services, medication administration, 24-hour staff, assistance with activities of daily living, meals, housekeeping and laundry.

Prescreening assessments are done over the phone, followed by an appointment with a registered nurse. To learn more or apply, contact the administrator for Access TLC Home Health Care at (818) 551-1900 or (800) 852-9887. You may also email [email protected].

In-Home Operations Waiver

Medi-Cal beneficiaries who wish to remain in their homes or communities may be eligible for the IHO Waiver. Participant level of care is determined by medical need, which is substantiated by a licensed physician who conducts a home evaluation and creates a plan of treatment. Personal care services, nursing home care and case management are all part of the IHO Waiver. To learn more, contact the WPCS hotline at (916) 552-9214 or call DHCS Integrated Systems of Care Division Hotline at (833) 388-4551. You may also email [email protected]   

Multipurpose Senior Services Program

The MSSP is available for seniors who qualify for Medi-Cal. Recipients of the MSSP would typically require a nursing facility level of care were it not for the services provided by the program. These include:

  • Personal care and chore services
  • Environmental modifications
  • Transportation
  • Adult day care
  • Home-delivered or congregant meals
  • Counseling
  • Translation services
  • Case management
  • Minor home repairs

Seniors serviced by MSSP may not be simultaneously served by another waiver, and a limited number of spots are available. For more information or to apply, contact the California Department of Aging at (800) 510-2020.  

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

PACE

The Program For All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is available in Irvine for seniors 55 and older who qualify for nursing home care but wish to remain within the community. PACE is automatically available for those who qualify for Medi-Cal. However, even those who don’t qualify for Medi-Cal may be eligible through private pay. PACE covers numerous services, including primary care medical, occupational or physical therapy, housekeeping, assistance with ADLs and meals.

An interdisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, health care workers and physical therapists, coordinates and provides the necessary medical care for each individual. To learn more, contact Irvine’s local PACE provider, CalOptima, at (714) 468-1070.

Assisted Living Bridge Loans

Elderlife Financial Services helps make the transition between home and an assisted living facility easier with its bridge loans. These loans, which are easily applied for over the phone, can provide funds to assist with move-in or initial assisted living costs. Funds, which can be used in the form of a line of credit or taken as a single lump sum, come in 12-month repayment terms and are usually available within 24 hours. To learn more or apply, visit Elderlife Financial or call (888) 245-4500.

Assisted Living Resources in Irvine

Senior Centers

There are three senior centers in Irvine, each with its own variety of creative and interesting programs and services. Activity offerings include hula and line dancing, yoga, golf, film and book clubs, technology classes and holiday-themed luncheons.

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 724-6900

Rancho Senior Center
3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 724-6800 

Trabuco Senior Center 
5701 Trabuco Rd, Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 724-7300

Area Agency on Aging

Orange County’s Office on Aging serves seniors through advocacy, information and support. In addition to providing a comprehensive listing of resources and services available, it offers a number of educational courses. Some of these are designed to help those living with chronic illness and diabetes, while others provide preventive information and practices. Counseling, housing and assisted living information and in-home care services are all available.

Orange County Office on Aging
1300 S Grand Ave Bldg B, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(800) 510-2020 

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