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Seniors in Moreno Valley, CA enjoy warm summers, mild winters, and beautiful natural scenery. If you feel an elderly loved one may be ready for assisted living, this is a wonderful place to look.

A Place for Mom understands that choosing an assisted living facility is a big decision, and you probably have a lot of questions. A Place for Mom is the nation's largest assisted living referral service and we have a team of Senior Living Advisors who are eager to answer your questions and support you as you make this decision. This is all free of charge. We have helped over 1,200 families in the Moreno Valley area choose from over 50 facilities in our network to provide care for their loved ones.

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Senior housing types near Moreno Valley, CA

  • Integrated Care Communities B2

    Integrated Care Communities B2

    14315 Nason St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
    (37)
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    Our Assisted Living Residences offer unparalleled care for those needing help with daily living tasks and are designed to accommodate frail-elderly guests and that suffering from Alzheimer's and related dementias. ICARE can help individuals with diabetes incontinence chronic arthritis cancer...

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  • Aqua Bella Residential Care

    Aqua Bella Residential Care

    14736 Willow Grove Place, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
    (3)
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    Aqua Bella Residential Care opened its doors in November of 2015. Our staff members have 20 years of combined experience in healthcare. At Aqua Bella, we put our residents FIRST. We combine our health care experience to serve our seniors with compassion, care and comfort, all under one roof. Aqua...

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  • Good Samaritan Elderly Home I

    23571 Rhea Drive, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    (1)
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    Good Samaritan Elderly Home I is a senior care home located in exceptionally attractive Moreno Valley, California, located in Riverside County. The structure of our residential care home is a single-story structure to as to ensure easy movement and accessibility by the seniors. Within the...

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  • Warbler Home Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

    11661 Warbler Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
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    Warbler Home RCFE is a senior care home located in the beautiful region of Moreno Valley, California in Riverside County. Our well constructed and customized home is very comfortable for the stay of our seniors. We are located in a region with very great weather conditions that help in the...

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  • Sunnymead Home Care

    10625 Aster Leaf Lane, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    (2)
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    Sunnymead Home Care is a residential care home located in Moreno Valley, CA, found in Riverside County. It is difficult to find a more picturesque community than Sunnymead Home Care. The palm trees and spacious grassy areas are enhanced by the silhouettes of the mountains in the background. Even on...

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  • Integrated Care Communities B1

    14295 Nason St, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
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  • Altavita Village

    Altavita Village

    17050 Arnold Dr, Riverside, CA 92518
    (1)
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    From the time your first visit Altavita Village, you will feel the uniquely special sense of welcome and belonging that permeates our village. Residents at Altavita Village are an active adventurous group who share an independent outlook on life and take full advantage of Altavita’s comprehensive...

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  • Renaissance Village

    Renaissance Village

    27900 Brodiaea Ave, Rancho Belago, CA 92555
    (21)
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    Renaissance Village Rancho Belago is a Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the newly developed Rancho Belago area of Moreno Valley, CA. We create senior living communities where limits and barriers are minimized and your personalized lifestyle is welcomed. We create great days...

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  • Sunrise At Canyon Crest

    Sunrise At Canyon Crest

    5265 Chapala Drive, Riverside, CA 92507
    (19)
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    About Sunrise at Canyon Crest Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in central Riverside, CA Near Kaiser Permanente Health Care and Riverside Medical Center Beautiful views from resident apartments and common areas Near many cultural and historic activities for residents to enjoy...

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  • Eldorado Senior Homecare

    Eldorado Senior Homecare

    19465 Eldorado Road, Perris, CA 92570
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    Eldorado Senior Homecare, Perris, CA 92570 in County of Riverside, CA Perris, CA is located in the heart of Southern California between Los Angeles to the West, Palm Springs to the East, San Bernardino to the North, and San Diego to the South. Nearby is Lake Perris, a year-round attraction to camp,...

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  • The Grove Care and Wellness

    The Grove Care and Wellness

    3401 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501
    (6)
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    The Grove Care and Wellness is and Assisted and Independent Living Facility, with a 5 Star Assisted Skilled Nursing Facility attached. Located off the 91 and 60 freeways, The Grove is easy to find and has clear views of the Historic Mission Inn, shops, restaurants, and museums. Independent Living...

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  • Center Plaza Senior Living

    Center Plaza Senior Living

    3171 Center Street, Riverside, CA 92592
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    Center Plaza Senior Living provides amenity-rich, home-style living for older adults who want to remain independent, longer. Shopping, dining, and places of worship are easily accessible in nearby downtown Riverside. Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Center Plaza Senior Living is near...

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  • Brookdale Grand Terrace

    Brookdale Grand Terrace

    22325 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
    (50)
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    Here you’ll find fun, freedom and the right care at the right time. If you’re looking for a senior living community that knows its residents are not ‘sit on the sidelines’ kind of folks, then Brookdale Grand Terrace in Grand Terrace, California, might be the right fit for you.  With both assisted...

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  • Home Care of Loma Linda

    Home Care of Loma Linda

    25553 Huron Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
    (3)
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    When your health or the health of a loved one is compromised, all of the treatment options can seem a bit overwhelming. Often, many clients and their families choose to receive medical care in the comfort of a home setting. It's a familiar alternative to the hurried pace of a hospital or nursing...

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  • Welbrook Arlington

    Welbrook Arlington

    7858 California Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
    (31)
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    Welbrook Senior Living Arlington offers the finest in senior living since 1980. Welbrook offers individual studio and one bedroom apartments with plush carpeting. Each apartment has 2 full-size wardrobe closets, private bath and shower with safety hand rails and 24 hour call system. All apartments...

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  • Raincross at Riverside

    Raincross at Riverside

    5232 Central Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
    (41)
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    Riverside's Finest Senior Living Raincross at Riverside is comfortably situated just minutes from downtown Riverside. Within our community you'll find staff and residents in love with what they do. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality service to residents and families, while residents enjoy...

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  • Mission Commons

    Mission Commons

    10 Terracina Boulevard, Redlands, CA 92373
    (33)
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    Mission Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Constructed in a beautiful Spanish-style and nestled within the heart of Inland Empire in Southern California, you'll be delighted to call Mission Commons home. We're just minutes away from shopping, hospitals...

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  • Brookdale Loma Linda

    Brookdale Loma Linda

    25585 Van Leuven Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
    (36)
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    Here there are so many fun and interesting things to do, you’ll never stop growing. If you’re looking for fun and freedom in senior living, our assisted living could be the right fit for you. Our assisted living community has the care you need if you need it. Our pet-friendly apartments are designed...

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  • A&S Senior Quality Care

    A&S Senior Quality Care

    17764 Robusta Drive, Riverside, CA 92503
    (3)
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        Large 5 bedroom single story home built in 2002. Nice and quiet neighborhood in gated community of Victoria Grove. We offer compassionate care and respect for our residents. We believe in treating our residents as our family. We celebrate birthdays and holidays with our...

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  • Hamilton Home

    Hamilton Home

    940 Stillman Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
    (2)
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    Hamilton Home is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, commonly known as an RCFE. Sometimes called Board and Care Homes or Senior Assisted Living Facilities, we provide 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living to our residents. Our qualified staff are trained to provide...

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  • Lifestyle Home Care II

    5417 Skyloft Drive, Riverside, CA 92509
    (7)
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    LifeStyle Home Care II offers a wonderful environment where 24 hour non-medical care and supervision are provided.Large private bedrooms and bathroomsFurnished with beautiful furniture and queen sized bedsSpacious living room, dining room and kitchenLarge spacious gated back yard with a wonderful...

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  • True Family Care

    True Family Care

    10225 Bonita Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
    (1)
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    Our property has been caring for and serving seniors for almost 15 years. Our staff has over 13 years experience including a respiratory therapist on site. We offer home cooked meals using fresh ingredients. Snacks, fruits and refreshments available all day long. Special diets available....

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  • CalOaks Senior Living

    CalOaks Senior Living

    3891 Polk Street, Riverside, CA 92505
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Join us at CalOaks CalOaks offers continuing residential care for seniors. We provide a home with a congenial atmosphere that encourages the freedom to enjoy life in a peaceful and quiet environment with the help of our understanding and well-trained staff. We are committed to providing our...

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  • Villa De Anza

    Villa De Anza

    5881 El Palomino Dr, Riverside, CA 92509
    (54)
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    Villa De Anza offers assisted living in lovely residential area. Our community has a beautiful lake behind the building with fish, turtles and ducks that our residents enjoy feeding. We get the best of both worlds at Villa De Anza because we able to enjoy the peace of a residential area, while...

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  • Wildwood Canyon Villa

    Wildwood Canyon Villa

    33951 Colorado St, Yucaipa, CA 92399
    (14)
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    Wildwood Canyon Villa is the valley's premier Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. Offering a panoramic view of the San Bernardino Mountains, the Wildwood Canyon Villa vision is to provide distinctive living for older adults who value independence, yet also welcome the individualized services...

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  • AJN Home Care

    AJN Home Care

    27695 Coyote Circle, Quail Valley, CA 92587
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our facility has taken care of people since 2000, we take care of people (developmentally disable, vulnerable, whit disabilities and elderly) since 1985. Our facility is a long term care facility which means that we can take care of any level of care. We are a small facility because we like to give...

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  • Atria Menifee Valley

    Atria Menifee Valley

    28333 Valley Blvd, Sun City, CA 92586
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Conveniently located in the heart of Sun City, Atria Menifee Valley is a senior living community designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being and realize their full potential. This inviting residence offers spacious studios or one- or two-bedroom apartments, some featuring a balcony and...

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  • Brightwater Senior Living of Highland

    Brightwater Senior Living of Highland

    28807 Baseline, Highland, CA 92346
    (16)
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    Brightwater Senior Living of Highland Brightwater Senior Living of Highland is a luxurious and lovely assisted living community located in Highland, San Bernardino County, California. Our extensive campus and beautiful courtyard of Brightwater Senior Living of Highland are further enhanced thanks to...

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  • Villas At San Bernardino

    Villas At San Bernardino

    2985 North G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
    (8)
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    The Villas at San Bernadino, located in the foothills of beautiful southern California, is senior living at its best. Services including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care are available to adjust to the continuing needs of residents. We offer spacious studio and one bedroom...

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  • Sunny Rose Glen Senior Care

    Sunny Rose Glen Senior Care

    29620 Bradley Road, Sun City, CA 92586
    (1)
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    Dedicated to providing a high level of individualized care, our residents at Sunny Rose Glen are encouraged to participate in our recreational, social, and personalized activity programs. Recognizing that our residents’ needs come first, we respect their right to privacy and dignity. Offering...

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  • Serenity Haven

    Serenity Haven

    24300 Canyon Lake Drive North, Canyon Lake, CA 92587
    (8)
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    We opened our business last May 2012, with a medical background. All our employees are trained by The administrator with rigorous orientation on policies and procedures. The administration also revives 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years in senior care and new bylaws. Serenity Haven is...

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  • Brookdale Magnolia

    Brookdale Magnolia

    737 Magnolia Avenue, Corona, CA 92879
    (49)
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    Live your best life every day. If you’re ready more freedom and a fun lifestyle, our assisted living community in Corona, California, might be the perfect fit for you. With assisted living, you’ll have assistance with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals...

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  • Clarissa's Home Care

    Clarissa's Home Care

    2667 Cherrybark Lane, Corona, CA 92881
    (4)
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    Our family owned and operated board and care facility features:A beautifully landscaped backyard Colorful and lush garden settingLarge patio and outdoor BBQ and sitting areaResort-like gated swimming pool and spaCentralized air-conditioning and heatingEntertainment center with satellite tvElegantly...

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  • The Lakes at Banning

    The Lakes at Banning

    5801 Sun Lakes Blvd, Banning, CA 92220
    (5)
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    The Lakes at Banning is more than just a retirement community. We have a complete selection of apartment homes, amenities, services and activities that celebrate our residents independence and honor their life experiences. Our mission is to make life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible - with...

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  • Brookdale Sunwest

    Brookdale Sunwest

    1001 N Lyon Ave, Hemet, CA 92545
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    Do more of what you love.  Maybe it’s time to let someone else do the dishes. Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, our community in Hemet, California, has care options to meet your changing needs. You’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it....

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  • Eastvale Senior Home Care, LLC

    Eastvale Senior Home Care, LLC

    14394 Healy Lake Street, Eastvale, CA 92880
    (4)
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    Eastvale Senior Home Care, LLC is a residential care home based in the calm neighborhoods of Eastvale CA. The lovely terrain and fresh atmosphere in which our community is located gives our residents a beautiful place to lead an independent life. Discover convenience and accessibility combined with...

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  • Golden Meadows

    Golden Meadows

    3863 West Ramsey Street, Banning, CA 92220
    (9)
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    Golden Care Living at Golden Meadows and Golden View are both located in Banning, California.  Our communities are nestled in the beautiful hills of Banning.  Our single story resident homes include large spacious private and semi-private rooms, some with it's own exit to a fully...

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  • Clover Home Care

    Clover Home Care

    3045 Clover Lane, Ontario, CA 91761
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Clover Home Care is a residential home care located in the scenic and serene city of Ontario, in southwestern San Bernardino County, California. Our beautiful city features the best of California's natural landscape. We also have sunny, blue skies and warm weather all year round, perfect for seniors...

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  • Starlite Manor

    Starlite Manor

    14598 Stonybrook Circle, Corona, CA 92880
    (18)
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    With more than 30 years of dedicated care, Starlite Manor creates a variety of intellectual, spiritual and physical programs to enjoy with new friends. Monthly Fee Includes: * Continuous care and supervision. * Observation for changes in physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. *...

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  • Agape Home for the Elderly

    Agape Home for the Elderly

    22495 Spur Brook Dr, Wildomar, CA 92595
    (9)
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    We have been a licensed RCFE facility since 1997. We are located in the Lake Elsinore/Murrieta, CA Area. We offer full time care for individuals with needs ranging from those needing help with daily chores to Alzheimer's and hospice patients. Because we are a small facility with a high staff to...

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  • Dove Tree Manor

    Dove Tree Manor

    3991 Dove Tree Avenue, Rialto, CA 92377
    (5)
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    We are a family owned and run facility. My Name is Eva Fe and I am a State License Administrator with 17 years Nursing/caregiving experience. I turned my home into a 'Home' for you, to give only the care you would expect to give your own family. We encourage family visits as we will have many...

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  • Murrieta Maples Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

    Murrieta Maples Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

    33850 Caraway Pl, Murrieta, CA 92563
    (5)
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    Our home is dedicated to the highest level of care through personalized attention. The daily living assistance of our residents is the focus of our family home, an environment designed with comfort and safety in mind. Respect, integrity and attention to the well-being of our residents are the...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Hemet

    Pacifica Senior Living Hemet

    1177 South Palm Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543
    (120)
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    Pacifica Hemet offers assisted living and memory care in the heart of the Island Empire. With small-town appeal and lovely views of the San Bernardino Mountains, we are the perfect place to call home. We are just an hour from the Pacific Ocean, where we occasionally go to spend a day at the beach....

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  • Wildomar Senior Assisted Living

    Wildomar Senior Assisted Living

    32365 S Pasadena Ave., Wildomar, CA 92595
    (12)
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    Wildomar Senior Assisted Living is part of a larger community designed around the concept of seniors, fitness, and fun. Wildomar senior Assisted Living is the only community of its type that is family owned and operated. The owners are long-time local residents who built Wildomar Senior Assisted...

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  • Yorkshire Village

    Yorkshire Village

    26933 Cornell St, Hemet, CA 92544
    (9)
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    Welcome to Yorkshire House At Yorkshire, we will help you find the best living plan designed for you or your loved one. Whether they need Memory care, Assisted Living, Board and Care, Hospice Care and even Respite Care, we’re committed to providing the highest quality of life. Our Mission At...

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  • Citrus Court

    Citrus Court

    161 N Hemet St, Hemet, CA 92544
    (12)
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    Citrus Court is located in a valley nestled between Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains and the City of Hemet, California, is the ideal lifestyle solution for senior residents with individual and unique needs. Our Passion is to create an environment where your well-being is at the center of...

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  • Happy Life Inc

    Happy Life Inc

    30667 Brookstone Lane, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Being a professional Senior Care Solutions provider, we lead with compassion and take pride on providing above and beyond the quality and care you expect for your loved one. We offer Assisted Living and Memory Care to seniors through out San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange County. Our team of...

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  • Providence Residential Care 2

    Providence Residential Care 2

    23595 Taft Ct, Murrieta, CA 92562
    (3)
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    Providence Residential Care 2, a home for the elderly, takes pride in providing a warm, caring and safe environment for our residents. It is our mission is to provide your loved ones with all the comforts of home, unsurpassed care and attentive personal service. The facility is a six (6) bed...

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  • Renaissance Village Murrieta

    Renaissance Village Murrieta

    24271 Jackson Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562
    (5)
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    The Renaissance Village Lifestyle and Mission is to create great days for our Residents. We just opened out doors January 31st of 2017. This is a beautiful community offering many common areas for families to enjoy. We are located on Jackson Drive just off Cal Oaks. We are directly across from...

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Assisted Living in Moreno Valley, CA

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term housing option for senior citizens. People who live in assisted living facilities get help with daily activities like bathing, dressing, and meal preparation, and often have access to hobbies and recreational activities. While facilities provide varying levels of onsite support medical care, residents do not receive the round-the-clock medical care offered in nursing homes.

You may wonder what types of living accommodations are available to your loved one in assisted living, and the options vary by location. Most places offer private apartments or semi-private suites. Low-rise, high-rise and garden-style communities may be available. Some locations offer a continuum of services ranging from minimally supported living to memory care and hospice care. It helps to consider your loved one’s current and anticipated future needs when deciding on a location and housing type.

How Do I Know It Is Time for Assisted Living?

Moving a loved one into assisted living is a big step, and it is natural to question if the time is right. While there is no hard and fast answer to that question, the following signs and behaviors may indicate that it is time to make that transition:

  • Wandering away from home or getting lost more easily
  • Change in mental status, like increased confusion
  • Aggression that creates a safety problem for your loved one or caregivers
  • Long-term loss of physical mobility
  • Increasing difficulty with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and housekeeping
  • Significant caregiver stress
If you notice any of these issues arising, it may help to speak to a medical professional who understands geriatric patients. He or she can give you a more accurate assessment of your loved one’s independence and functioning. Any changes that affect the physical and emotional well-being of your loved one, and that place undue strain on family and caregivers, may indicate a need for assisted living.

What Services Are Available?

Assisted living facilities offer a lot of services and amenities to support the welfare of senior citizens. The level of amenities depends on the individual facility, but the following may be available:

  • Meal preparation
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Pet friendly accommodations
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Laundry service
  • Onsite barbers or beauticians
  • Complementary transportation
  • Devotional services
Facilities may also have medical specialists visit on a set schedule to meet residents’ medical needs. Most offer clubs, activities and social groups to keep seniors active and allow them to engage in preferred hobbies.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Moreno Valley, CA?

Thousands of families have provided actual assisted living costs to A Place for Mom. We have put these into a Cost Index that is free to use. According to this aggregated data, assisted living costs in Moreno Valley, CA range from $1,500 to $7,055 per month with an average of $3,976 per month. While this is higher than the metro area average cost of $3,777 per month, it is lower than the state average of $4,194 per month.

Assisted living with memory care is more expensive with an average cost of $4,946 per month in Moreno Valley. In the surrounding metro area, memory care costs an average of $4,711 per month. The state average for memory care is $5,314 per month. The actual costs can vary by up to $1,000 per month in a given location at any time.

What Is Senior Living Like in Moreno Valley, CA?

Moreno Valley is part of the San Bernardino-Riverside metropolitan area about two hours east of Los Angeles. With about 200,000 residents, it has a lot of resources for seniors without the hustle and bustle of a big city. The Moreno Valley Senior Community Center offers several classes and activities for adults over 50, including ceramics, fitness, bingo, dances, and meals. The thriving Moreno Valley arts scene boasts an art gallery, a wind symphony, and a master chorale. The city also hosts museums and outdoor recreation areas, along with ample shopping and dining centers. With all those resources, you should find multiple activities to keep your loved one and visiting family happy.

What Should I Look For When Touring?

One way to get a feel for an assisted living facility is to go on a tour. A Place for Mom can help you set up tours at the facilities of your choice. You will have a lot to take in while touring and keeping some of the following factors in mind will help you make an informed decision.

Your Loved One's Opinions: Whenever possible, it is best to bring your loved one along on the tours. You are deciding about their future home, and it may be the last home he or she ever knows. It is important to give your loved one a sense of ownership and control over this new living arrangement and to make the process as positive and comfortable as possible.

Cleanliness: Assisted living facilities should be clean and orderly for the health and safety of the residents. Look for signs that the upkeep will or won’t meet your loved one’s needs. Are the carpets and floors clean? Are there any odors that indicate sanitation may be a problem? Is there any clutter that could pose a tripping hazard? The environment should be one that you would feel comfortable living in yourself. Ask the management about in-home cleaning services. See what services are offered and ask about a housekeeping schedule. This is especially important if your loved one is unable to manage any housekeeping activities independently.

Professionalism: Staff should greet you warmly when you first walk in and be attentive to your questions and needs. Some facilities have stricter dress codes for staff than others, but all should look tidy and professional. Staff members should be easy to identify, either by a uniform or ID badges. Management should be open and polite when addressing your concerns and should make you feel empowered in making this choice for your loved one.

Safety and Security: Look around at the exits and windows. They should all have locks, especially in memory care units. Ask about security alarms and other features meant to protect residents and to keep them from wandering. Check for signs marking emergency exits and evacuation routes and be sure to ask the staff about emergency protocols. The buildings and grounds should be in acceptable condition to promote resident safety. Multistory buildings should have working elevators and sturdy handrails on the stairs. Carpets and runners should lay flat to prevent trips and falls. Hard flooring should not be slippery and outdoor walking paths should be in good condition. Inside the units, look for grab bars in the bathrooms and see if doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. Even if your loved one does not have current mobility issues, it is best to have a contingency plan if his or her condition changes.

Resident Engagement and Satisfaction: Assisted living facilities often host special events for their residents, and those are great times to visit. See if the event calendar includes activities that would interest your loved one. When onsite, see if the residents appear engaged and content. Watch staff-resident interactions to see if the residents are treated respectfully. Try to talk to current residents and their families to learn about their experiences in the location. Encourage them to be candid when discussing the pros and cons.

Dining Services: See if you and your loved one can have a meal in the dining room. This will give you an impression of their food choices and quality and will help your loved one feel more comfortable settling into a new social environment. Ask about in-room meal services and support for residents who are unable to go to the dining room.

Your Gut Feeling: Sometimes, you just get a sense of whether a community might be a good fit for your loved one. Learn to trust that instinct. If you get the overall sense that your loved one will be happy and well cared for, keep that facility on your list.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in California

A Place for Mom rates states based on their transparency related to senior care facilities. California receives a High rating, meaning that its records are mostly accessible to the public. Families can find inspection information, violation notices, and lists of licensed communities on their state website, but will not find payment or expense-related information. California only requires inspections once every 5 years but may fine communities that violate state regulations.

How Can I Pay for Assisted Living?

Assisted living can be costly, but families have several options for covering expenses. If the future resident’s income and savings are not enough, you can pool family resources and consider other sources of payment. These include:

  • Long-term care insurance
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Some life insurance policies
  • Reverse mortgages
The Senior Living Advisors at A Place for Mom can answer your questions about assisted living costs and payment options. You may use this information to help you and your family develop a financial plan.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

You have a lot of information to sift through and numerous factors to think about when selecting an assisted living facility. This is a long-term investment and it is essential to have the resources and facts you need to make a good decision. A Place for Mom can give you beneficial assistance and guidance throughout this process.

The advisors at A Place for Mom can help you find the information you need to make this important decision. They have helped thousands of families like yours and will be happy to guide you every step of the way. Reach out today to get the support you need for this important transition in your loved one’s life.