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Garden Grove, CA, is an ideal location to search for senior assisted living facilities. Garden Grove is known for its warm, sunny weather. The area has various festivals throughout the year, like the Strawberry Festival, and is also home to numerous parks and museums and more than 30 assisted living facilities.

You will likely have many questions as you begin your search for an assisted living facility for your loved one. What are assisted living facilities like in Garden Grove? How much will an assisted living facility in Garden Grove cost? How do I know when it's time for my loved one to transition into an assisted living facility? This guide can help to answer your questions and can help you learn more about assisted living facilities. At A Place for Mom, we have helped thousands of families find assisted living facilities for their loved ones. We are the nation's largest senior living referral service and can pair you with a local Senior Living Advisor at no cost to you. They can help guide you through the 30 assisted living facilities in our network in the Garden Grove area to find the right fit for your family.

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Senior housing types near Garden Grove, CA

  • Brookdale Valley View

    Brookdale Valley View

    5900 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92845
    (28)
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    Brookdale Valley View is a premier assisted living community in Orange County. We are situated in a residential neighborhood nearby shops, restaurants, entertainment and the Eastgate Park where there is a public pool and annual Summer Concert Series. Take a stroll with friends on our beautifully...

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  • Missy's Guest Home

    Missy's Guest Home

    9131 Healey Dr, Garden Grove, CA 92841
    (1)
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    Missy's Guest Home 'Quality home care service for the elderly When your loved ones deserve the very best.... ' A helping hand when you need it,offers it all ' *24 hours dedicated home care service *Private & Semiprivate rooms with bath *Tray service for temporary illness *3 Delicious,creative meals...

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  • Maureen Guest Home

    9362 Maureen Dr, Garden Grove, CA 92841
    (2)
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    For more than 20 years we provide quality assisted living for the elderly in our board and care home. Helping people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, depression, heart and lung disease, other chronic illnesses or just anyone who need assistance. It is excellent alternative to premature nursing...

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  • Mirabel by the Sea IV

    Mirabel by the Sea IV

    8556 Barr Lane 714-600-6434 cell, Garden Grove, CA 92841
    (4)
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    We are located in Orange County, city if Garden Grove in a very convenient location close to Senior Center, hospitals, malls, shopping centers, freeways-22 and 405, 10 minutes from Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm, 15 minutes from beach. Our facility is on a cul de sac street, very quiet, a secure...

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  • Epiphany Caring Haven

    Epiphany Caring Haven

    12631 Loraleen St, Garden Grove, CA 92841
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    EPIPHANY CARING HAVEN - is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly where the core of care is taken from the heart. It provides 3 C's - Compassion, Comfort and Caring Heart. Owned and operated by a dedicated RN and LVN with many years of experience in caring and managing the elderly. We provide a...

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  • New Era Guest Home II

    9831 Royal Palm Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841
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    New Era Guest Home II is senior care home located in the amazing Garden Grove, California, in Orange County. Our community is well positioned in an area that is tranquil oversees the beautiful nature surrounding it. This is exactly what any senior would dream of when it comes to a place to live. We...

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  • Royal Living

    11512 Montclair Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Maintaining physical and emotional well-being through personalized 24/7 care, we aim to preserve independence, dignity and quality of life for aging loved ones who wish to live at home, while providing peace of mind to their families through the dedicated service of competent and caring personal.

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  • Flamingo Care Home

    11821 Flamingo Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92841
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    Flamingo Care Home is a senior residential care home that is located in the beautiful city of Garden Grove, CA and is in the northern part of Orange County. Garden Grove is in a great location with nationwide famous Disney Land directly to the east and just a short driving distance to the North...

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  • Alper's Care Home

    Alper's Care Home

    12192 Magnolia St, Garden Grove, CA 92841
    (4)
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    Alper's Care Home is a charming assisted living home situated in Garden Grove, CA. We provide trusting, thoughtful care for aging elders in a family-styled home like environment. At Alper's Care Home we take pride in the care we give our residents, and the reliable and courteous service we provide...

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  • New Era Guest Home

    12692 Blackthorn St., Garden Grove, CA 92840
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    New Era Guest Home is a residential care home located in a quiet neighborhood in Garden Grove, California, in Orange County. The city is famous for its annual strawberry festival. New Era Guest Home is assisted living community which provides care to seniors who cannot manage by their own yet do not...

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  • Arvilinh Home Care

    9351 Melba Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92841
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    Arvilinh Home Care is located in scenic Garden Grove California on Melba Dr. Arvilinh Home Care residents have a high level of independence with the security of a highly qualified nursing staff. Safe and independent living is our main goal. The nurses at Arvilinh home care offer two types of care to...

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  • Maureen Guest Home #4

    9371 Melba Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841
    (2)
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    Choosing a senior home for an elderly loved one may be one of the most difficult decisions to make. However, it can become a necessity for many families, as it can become nearly impossible to tend to the elderly individual's every need. As adults grow to their senior ages, they may require much more...

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  • Brookdale Garden Grove

    Brookdale Garden Grove

    10200 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (63)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live where you can redefine your independence. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our assisted living and memory care community in Garden Grove, California, could be right for you. Here you’ll have the care you...

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  • South Coast Manor C

    South Coast Manor C

    10452 Mildred Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92843
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    South Coast Manor: A Splendid Senior Care Facility We know that you only want the best for your loved ones. At South Coast Manor, we provide your loved one the very best senior care regardless of whether you are requiring assisted living or an independent living lifestyle. The first thing you notice...

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  • Family Choice 4

    Family Choice 4

    3105 W Orange Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (12)
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    Situated on 42 acres in a Nashville, TN suburb is an extensive care community known as McKendree Village. We at McKendree Village make it our mission to offer above quality health care options. Our community offers a wellness center, trails for walking, and an indoor pool for water aerobics. We...

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  • Best Care Home

    Best Care Home

    6002 Thor Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (1)
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    Our kind, warm-hearted staff is 100% dedicated to care for our residents. Our on-staff physician, administrators and caregivers strive to provide a nurturing, cozy home away from home for our residents with special attention to health, nutrition and fitness. With our sincerity and companionship, we...

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  • Orange Park Guest Home

    Orange Park Guest Home

    835 S Hayward Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (8)
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    Orange Park Guest Home is an adult family home located in the city of Anaheim, California in Orange county. Residents of Orange Park Guest Home are better able to stay independent in their senior years, in part due to the friendly geography of the area. The local neighborhood is flat, paved, and has...

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  • Tabi's Facility Home Care

    Tabi's Facility Home Care

    2429 W Olive Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
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    We offer a friendly home-like atmosphere. Each room is fully furnished for single or double occupancy, cable TV, central air-conditioning and heat, fire alarm, smoke detectors. The comfort and safety of our residents will always come first to us.

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  • Olympic Guest Home

    Olympic Guest Home

    2421 E. Powhatan Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
    (2)
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    OLYMPIC GUEST HOME  provides the highest quality, most caring, safe and cost effective care services for the elderly. Because we care for you as our own family, we maintain warmth, respect, compassion and good family atmosphere to individual residents. Our facility has a large living room,...

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  • Milky Way Guest Home II

    Milky Way Guest Home II

    1774 W Chalet Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (4)
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    Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) serve persons 60 and older. They provide room, board, housekeeping, supervision, and personal care assistance with basic activities like personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and walking. Facilities usually centrally store and distribute medications...

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  • Hollybrook Senior Living at Orange

    Hollybrook Senior Living at Orange

    2025 North Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
    (53)
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    It is our steadfast desire to offer a truly exceptional community for seniors of Orange County, a goal we strive to meet every single day. Thanks to features such as: Dedication to resident satisfaction Outstanding care services Newly renovated apartment units Diverse programming and activities All...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

    Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

    17200 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (15)
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    Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach is situated between the San Diego Freeway and East Pacific Coast Highway in iconic Orange County. Enjoy being surrounded by parks providing ample outdoor recreation areas, near shopping and hospitals; not to mention being minutes away from the Pacific Ocean in...

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  • Milky Way Guest Home

    Milky Way Guest Home

    1748 W Sallie Ln, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) serve persons 60 and older. They provide room, board, housekeeping, supervision, and personal care assistance with basic activities like personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and walking. Facilities usually centrally store and distribute medications...

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  • Arbor Palms Senior Living

    Arbor Palms Senior Living

    3411 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (44)
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    Arbor Palms Senior Living is the senior living community of choice in North Orange County, offering mature adults a lifestyle that is satisfying, secure, and active. Our surroundings and environment offer the opportunity to appreciate the advantages that comes from a superior quality of life. Enjoy...

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  • NS Care

    NS Care

    10431 Avenida Cinco De Mayo, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    NS Care is located in Fountain Valley, CA in Orange County. This residential care home provides you with a great place to live in a beautiful area. Fountain Valley offers many attractions including The Reptile Zoo, Mile Square Regional Park, Boomers! Fountain Valley, and more. Those who spend time...

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  • Carmel Village

    Carmel Village

    17077 San Mateo Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (46)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Carmel Village is a private residence designed to provide a comfortable and active lifestyle for seniors. Our commitment is to offer a lifestyle that provides a warm family atmosphere. When you visit us, you will surely notice our attractive and beautifully maintained grounds with gardens, mature...

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  • Anaheim Care Guest Home -22

    Anaheim Care Guest Home -22

    9622 Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nurse owners started our original cottage campus for Alzheimer's/dementia residents January 3, 1986. These are truly homes with protective environments and personal care. Residents are grouped according to Early - Mid- Late stage plus hospice so programs are special for their abilities. Our School...

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  • Royal Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

    Royal Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

    2547 East Norm Place, Anaheim, CA 92806
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    Royal RCFE is a senior care home located in Los Angeles County, California. We have redesigned our accommodations to provide absolute comfort and in a quiet and lovely group home setting. We have convenient access to a hospital that is a couple of minutes' drive away. Our neighborhood has an...

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  • D'Best Care

    D'Best Care

    3608 W.Ash Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
    (1)
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    D'Best Care offers a warm, caring 'at home' environment. We are located in a residential area, 3 miles away from the Fullerton Senior Center. Our home is decorated with safety and comfort in mind. Gated premises, smoke detectors in every room, safe and cozy home-like setting. Providing years of...

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  • Walnut Village a CCRC

    Walnut Village a CCRC

    891 S. Walnut Street, Anaheim, CA 92802
    (7)
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    In the heart of Southern California, there's a new concept in retirement living with an award-winning design that wraps cottages and residences around a shop-lined village square and garden courtyards. If you're attracted to that warm sense of belonging that comes from small-town living, you'll love...

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  • Westminster Terrace

    Westminster Terrace

    7571 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
    (12)
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    Westminster Terrace has all the comforts of home Comfortable living arrangements and commitment to service make Westminster Terrace an attractive community within itself. Residents enjoy living in private apartments – furnished and decorated with their favorite things. Each apartment is design for...

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  • Rowntree Gardens

    Rowntree Gardens

    12151 Dale St., Stanton, CA 90680
    (30)
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    Ideally located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the heart of Orange County, Rowntree Gardens is one of the area’s only licensed, not-for-profit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Available on one convenient campus, we offer Acacia Independent Living, The Cedars...

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  • Golden Tuscany Care

    Golden Tuscany Care

    2825 E Dutch Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
    (19)
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    At Golden Tuscany, we care about our residents as unique individuals. We believe that growing older is not something we come to endure, but something to be celebrated, like life itself. Life at Golden Tuscany is like living in a resort, with all of the elegance, luxury, security, and fun you deserve...

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  • Integrity Guest Home Inc

    Integrity Guest Home Inc

    6576 Christine Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620
    (2)
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    California Elderly Residential Care homes are located in the Anaheim, Buena Park and Cypress areas in Southern California. Our facilities have 6-bed capacities and are duly licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services. We provide homes for seniors who need assistance in their...

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  • Brookdale Brookhurst

    Brookdale Brookhurst

    15302 Brookhurst Street, Westminster, CA 92683
    (56)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Designed With You In Mind When you move into our assisted living and memory care community in Westminster, California, you trade in the stress of things like cooking, cleaning and home maintenance for an active and vibrant lifestyle. This is your chance to say farewell to all the mundane tasks...

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  • Brookdale Anaheim

    Brookdale Anaheim

    200 North Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801
    (63)
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    Your Best Chapter Yet It’s time to write a new chapter of your life—and this one is going to be your best chapter yet. It includes all kinds of enriching and inspiring activities, events and excursions, freedom to rekindle a passion for former interests and discover new ones, and a community of men...

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  • Extraordinary Assisted Living of Huntington B

    Extraordinary Assisted Living of Huntington B

    6031 Sydney Dr, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (6)
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    Extraordinary Assisted Living's mission is to promote the dignity and independence of seniors. In addition to assisting our residents with their activities of daily living, we also provide personalized care for those we serve. Our team is committed to advocate the individualism of our residents in a...

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  • Celestial Garden

    Celestial Garden

    429 South Shields Drive, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (7)
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    Celestial Garden, owned and operated by Elizabeth Jivan a Registered Nurse, has been in operation for almost 20 years. In their long history of business providing care, they have accumulated a long list of very happy residents. The facility is a beautifully remodeled home, decorated professionally...

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  • Good Hands Senior Care - Fountain Valley

    Good Hands Senior Care - Fountain Valley

    18674 San Felipe Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When you find that you can no longer take care of an elderly loved one, turn to Good Hands Senior Care - Fountain Valley, located on San Felipe Street in Fountain Valley, California for assistance. We know that you hate watching your loved one struggle with daily tasks, which is why our assisted...

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  • Town & Country Manor

    Town & Country Manor

    555 E Memory Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92706
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Town and Country Manor is a faith-based, non-profit senior living community located in the center of Orange County. We have carried out our vision of showing God's love through the caring and serving of our residents since Town and Country Manor was built in 1975. The result is a community that...

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  • Adelya Senior Home II

    Adelya Senior Home II

    16419 Vernon St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Alternative Senior Care we have been caring for the seniors for over 11 years. At ASC we provide 24 Hour care and supervision for seniors in a Residential home setting. We have multiple facilities located throughout Orange County. Our care programs range from short term stays to long term...

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  • Extraordinary Assisted Living of Anaheim

    Extraordinary Assisted Living of Anaheim

    1809 W Cerritos Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Extraordinary Assisted Living's mission is to promote the dignity and independence of seniors. In addition to assisting our residents with their activities of daily living, we also provide personalized care for those we serve. Our team is committed to advocate the individualism of our residents in a...

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  • Bay Vista Villa

    Bay Vista Villa

    17971 Bay St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (1)
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    Bay Vista Villa home offers both short and long-term care for your loved ones in a safe, caring environment. Sometimes caring for your loved one can be a challenge; let our team professionally take over the challenge and give you back your peace of mind. Come visit any one of our locations and give...

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  • Kirkwood Orange

    Kirkwood Orange

    1525 E Taft Ave, Orange, CA 92865
    (13)
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    Centrally located in California's famed Orange County just a short drive from the excitement of Los Angeles and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Kirkwood Orange is a well-equipped Assisted Living and Memory Care community offering a full range of supportive care services. Our rare blend of modern...

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  • Sea Cliff Assisted Living

    Sea Cliff Assisted Living

    18851 Florida St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sea Cliff Assisted Living is a senior living community conveniently located in Huntington Beach, California. Our commitment is to provide a safe, comfortable environment, where assistance is available while maintaining your independent lifestyle. We offer private and semi-private accomodations, as...

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  • Citrus Hills Senior Living

    Citrus Hills Senior Living

    142 S Prospect St, Orange, CA 92869
    (10)
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    Our community offers a range of lifestyle options so you can live the way you want to live. Our active seniors get to enjoy a large variety of personalized services and exquisitely tailored amenities. We know you will feel right at home. And even better than that, we provide all the benefits of...

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  • Park Plaza

    Park Plaza

    620 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866
    (5)
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    Located just blocks from historic downtown Orange, Park Plaza boasts an award-winning architectural design, and features studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Bright and plentiful common areas allow residents to move about freely, enjoying a variety of planned activities or simply relaxing in...

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  • Huntington Terrace

    Huntington Terrace

    18800 Florida St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (55)
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    Huntington Beach's most gracious retirement community, offering the delights of resort coastal living. Huntington Terrace features 161, full-service apartments. This beautiful, three-story community is situated on over three acres of meticulously landscaped grounds and gardens. The property features...

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  • Emerald Court

    1731 W Medical Center Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801
    (6)
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    Experience Life at Emerald Court Every day at Emerald Court is a delight, with a central location close to everything and a variety of services, including wellness programs and social activities to complete the experience. Emerald Court has been in Anaheim for 28 years. Many of our staff have been...

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  • Oakmont of Orange

    Oakmont of Orange

    630 The City Dr., Orange, CA 92868
    (8)
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    Oakmont of Orange is the newest premier Senior Living Community in Orange County. Our lovely retirement community is situated on a lush campus with lovely views, industry renowned dining, and endless on-site amenities. We are close to shopping, fine dining, the arts and world-class entertainment....

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Assisted Living in Garden Grove, CA

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living facility helps seniors who need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, managing medication and more. Assisted living facilities can offer varying levels of care, which can help seniors to maintain a sense of independence. Assisted living facilities are different than memory care facilities and independent living facilities; memory care facilities offer constant care to seniors, whereas independent living facilities offer minimal assistance to seniors. Overall, assisted living facilities are a good option for seniors who require daily assistance but do not need constant care.

What Services Will an Assisted Living Facility Offer?

Every facility in Garden Grove, California, will provide residents with varying services based on the residents' needs, the cost of the facility and the number of staff and residents. There are various types of services that most assisted living facilities tend to offer, however, including:

  • Complimentary transportation
  • Various dining options
  • Common spaces for residents indoors and outdoors
  • Various activities, games and classes onsite and offsite
  • Visiting healthcare providers
  • Hospice services
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Visiting individual facilities is a great way to further explore what services are available to residents.

What Is Assisted Living Like in Garden Grove, CA?

Garden Grove, California, is located within Orange County, California, and is 34 miles south of Los Angeles. Many seniors choose to retire in California due to the warm temperatures year-round and the wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Garden Grove is home to various restaurants, museums and parks. Disneyland is the area's most well-known theme park, and with shows, rides and plenty of dining options, Disneyland is fun for people of all ages. Los Angeles and the ocean are also a short distance from Garden Grove. The variety in Garden Grove means that everyone is sure to find something they love about the area, from seniors who love to relax on the beach to retirees who love to shop.

How Much Does an Assisted Living Facility Cost in Garden Grove, CA?

The cost of assisted living facilities can vary based on the facility's services and the location of the facility. However, the average cost of an assisted living facility in Garden Grove is $4135 per month in the city and $4370 per month in the metro area. Both averages are comparable to the state average of $4194 per month.

How Do I Afford an Assisted Living Facility?

Personal Savings or Income: Money from you or your loved one's savings can often help to pay for many of the costs associated with an assisted living facility. However, if you or your loved one do not have savings that you can access, it can be helpful to transfer money from you or your family's income to an assisted living facility.
Compare Facilities for Pricing: Even though most assisted living facilities offer similar services, comparing facilities can help you to save money long-term, especially if your loved one doesn't need extensive assistance. The location can also have a big impact on the cost of an assisted living facility, so comparing prices at different locations can also be useful.
Medicaid: In some states, Medicaid will help to cover the costs of your loved one's stay at an assisted living facility. However, Medicaid generally only pays for elderly people who don't have very many assets (such as savings, home equity, etc.), and Medicaid is different from Medicare, which does not pay for seniors to stay at an assisted living facility.
Pool Family Resources: Often, it can be difficult for one individual to pay for the cost of an assisted living facility on their own. However, pooling resources among family members can allow individuals to spread out the costs. You can talk to your family members about payment options and can discuss the best way to split the costs if possible.

When Should I Consider An Assisted Living Facility for My Loved One?

  1. Frequent Visits to the Hospital: Many elderly people want to remain in their homes as long as possible. However, staying at home for some seniors can put them at risk of injuring themselves. When it is unsafe for an elderly person to stay at their home, they may experience frequent falls or acquire injuries. As a result, your loved one may have to go to the hospital frequently. Commonly, this is an indicator that your loved one likely needs help in their daily lives.
  2. Aggression and Changes in Mood: For seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's, aggression and mood changes can be difficult symptoms to manage. Even seniors without dementia or Alzheimer's may experience mood shifts. Helping your loved one manage their mood can be hard emotionally for both you and or loved one, and if your loved one shows signs of aggression toward you or others, it may be time to consider transitioning your loved one into an assisted living facility.
  3. Lack of Organization: If your loved one's home is unorganized and cluttered, it can be difficult for you and the senior in your life to keep up with daily tasks. Paying bills, organizing and keeping track of medications, and keeping appointments can be difficult for your loved one if they become unorganized. If your loved one has difficulty keeping their home organized, this could be a sign that it's time for your loved one to consider moving to an assisted living facility.
  4. Forgetfulness: Though we all forget about minor things every so often, many elderly people tend to become increasingly forgetful as they age. Forgetting important events or appointments can have a negative impact on your loved one's life. Forgetfulness can also be accompanied by confusion, and both confusion and forgetfulness are common signs that it's time to consider an assisted living facility for your loved one.

What Should I Know About State Inspections and Regulations?

Based on our state-by-state review, the state of California makes it easy for consumers to access records and important information. The 'high' classification means that California has a thorough database that can provide consumers with access to information about licensing, regulations and more.

The primary reason the state of California does not have an 'exceptional' classification has to do with the frequency of required inspections. California has required inspections once every five years, whereas other states often have more frequent required inspections. It can be helpful to view information about various facilities as you search for the right facility for your loved one. To learn more about a specific facility, you can visit California's Department of Social Services.

What Should I Look for in an Assisted Living Facility?

Touring an assisted facility is often a helpful way to explore your loved one's options. There are several factors that can be useful to consider when researching or visiting an assisted living facility, such as:

  • Services: The available services are one of the most important factors to think about when considering an assisted living facility for your loved one. It's helpful to make sure that your loved one will have their needs met on a daily basis. However, it can be equally important to ask about services that your loved one may need in the future, especially if your loved one has a progressive condition. Learning more about the services offered by an assisted living facility can help you and your loved one find the right facility.
  • Staffing: At an assisted living facility, it's helpful to learn about the staff. Knowing how many members of staff are available at any given time can help you to gain a more clear idea of what level of care a facility provides. Asking about the resident-to-staff ratio can also be useful.
  • Atmosphere: Assisted living facilities have different atmospheres and environments, and you and your loved one may have an idea of your ideal atmosphere in an assisted living facility. Though researching a facility can be useful, the best way to figure out what the atmosphere of a facility feels like is to visit. Bringing your loved one with you to visit different facilities can be particularly useful. By visiting, you can see what activities are available and what daily life could look like for your loved one at the facility. If you or your loved one find the atmosphere to be too chaotic or too quiet, then you can use this knowledge to find a facility that better fits your loved one's preferences.
  • Costs: The cost of an assisted living facility can vary, even within one facility. You can ask about what the facility's policy is on payments and if there are any flexible payment plans available. Additionally, you can ask about the approximate cost of care for your loved one. You can also ask about what factors may cause the cost to increase over time.
  • Policies: Different assisted living facilities often have different policies concerning entering and leaving a facility. When touring a facility, it can be helpful to ask about entrance policies and whether or not there is a wait list to move into the facility. Asking about discharge policies can also give you a better idea about how the facility functions.

How Do I Find the Right Facility for My Loved One?

There are several factors you should consider when finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one. It's often helpful to consider practical elements of an assisted living facility, such as the location, the cost and the amount of care your loved one will receive. However, it's also important to think about the comfort of your loved one in a particular facility. Are there activities your loved one would enjoy? Does the atmosphere of the assisted living facility fit with what you and your loved one are looking for in a facility? Taking the time to think about how you and your loved one feel about a facility as well as thinking about what your loved one needs can help you make a decision about an assisted living facility.

Although it can feel overwhelming to search for an assisted living facility for your loved one, you don't have to go through the process alone. A Place for Mom can help to guide you through the process of finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one.