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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Residential care homes in Costa Mesa may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Costa Mesa care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Costa Mesa, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

Residential Care Home Facilities in Costa Mesa, CA

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Angela's Residential Care

3141 Bray Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(6 reviews)


Angela's Residential Care in Costa Mesa, California is located in Orange County. It is the perfect place for seniors who need a little help with bathing, dressing, grooming and medication management, but who do not need twenty-four-hour supervision. This residential care home is just like any...

The Heathers - Seaside Cottage I

1019 Cheyenne Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(5 reviews)


The Heathers - Seaside Cottage I provides residents with a fantastic level of care, with a team of caregivers and staff in long term positions, along with visiting medical professionals and therapists. Awake night staff, licensed for dementia care and bedridden hospice care, provide around the...

Coastside Senior Home

3264 Colorado Ln, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Coastside Senior Home is a senior living community located in Half Moon Bay, California. We pride ourselves in being one of the largest and most secured communities developed specifically for seniors living in the area. We have beautiful homes available for either rent or purchase so that you can...

Star Dust Home

1825 Samar Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Star Dust Home in Costa Mesa California is an intimate senior care home located in a hub of social activity. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is only miles down the road and the beach is even closer so there is always something going on for seniors to check out. From the exterior, Star Dust Home...

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The Heathers - Wintergreen

1565 Wintergreen Place, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

The Heathers - Wintergreen provides residents with a fantastic level of care, with a team of caregivers and staff in long term positions, along with visiting medical professionals and therapists. Awake night staff, licensed for dementia care and bedridden hospice care, provide around the clock...

Mesa Verde Residential Care

673 Center St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Newport Heights Manor

466 E. 16th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Newport Heights Manor is a senior care home located in sunny Costa Mesa, California in Orange County. Located just east of Newport Beach and just south of Huntington Beach, the city of Costa Mesa is very close to many recreational areas as well as shopping venues. The city is just a couple...

Guardian Senior Homes on Madison

3080 Madison Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(0 review)

1 Bed, Private

Born from the need to provide the best care possible for our own aging father, Guardian Senior Homes now offers 24-hour care and assistance for seniors in a warm, safe and loving home environment. Our caring staff is available around the clock to help you with all aspects of daily living...

The Heathers - McKinley

3129 McKinley Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

Villa Flora II

2750 Lorenzo Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Villa Flora II is located in beautiful Costa Mesa, CA. We are well known and trusted for providing excellent assisted living care for our residents. We know first hand that leaving your home can sometimes be difficult and we make the transition easy. Our staff is very well trained and outstanding...

Terrace Gardens

22626 Flamingo St, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

El Molino Rose Villa

1144 North El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104

(18 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1 Bed

El Molino Rose Villa is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in Pasadena, California in the county of Los Angeles. Pasadena may not be as big a city as the nearby Los Angeles, but it is a city that offers plenty of things to do. For example, residents of El Molino Rose Villa live just a...

Blessings Senior Care

724 S. Birchleaf Drive, Anaheim, CA 92804

(18 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Blessing's Home Care We have established Blessing's Home Care with one purpose in mind, to provide the best eldercare in Southern California. We have over 14 years experience in senior care. Simply stated, we consider each resident one of our own, sparing no effort to ensure his or her comfort,...

Select Senior Care, LLC

1221 N Big Spring Street, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Our family based facility with 10+ years experience in the field, Select Senior Care provide a unique combination of premier home health care and community-based social services. By living in a proper residential care facility for seniors they can experience social time with other seniors, enjoy...

Sweet Home Care

14681 Wilson St, Midway City, CA 92655

(14 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Sweet Home Care provides loving care to our dear senior citizens who can enjoy independent living. We pride ourselves on providing a home environment that is warm and comfortable. We offer the amenities of home living with the necessary support that guarantees safety and security to our senior...

Beechnut Boarding

1220 Beechnut Place, Pomona, CA 91766

(14 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Beechnut Boarding Care is a senior care home that is located in the scenic city of Pomona, CA and in the large county of Los Angeles. Pomona is situated in the Pomona Valley, right between the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. It is also nearby the large San Antonio Mountain and Mount...

Be Well Senior Living II, Inc

5104 Varna Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(14 reviews)

Private, 1 Bed

Be Well Senior Living is a residential care home located in the tranquil and serene neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, in the San Fernando Valley region, in the city of Los Angeles, California. Our beautiful neighborhood is perfect for seniors looking to relax and spend some quality time with friends...

Celestial Garden

429 South Shields Drive, Anaheim, CA 92804

(7 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

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...

Elite Manor

1318 Paseo Valle Vista, San Dimas, CA 91724

(15 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Elite Manor is located in an attractive residential area on a quiet cul-de-sac in San Dimas, CA. The mission of Elite Manor is to provide to its residents a high quality of life. Every effort is made to provide a clean, safe and comfortable home-like enviroment. Families and friends are welcome...

Temple Court Senior Care

40009 Temple Court, Murrieta, CA 92563

(12 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

We are a licensed six bed residential board and care facility. We focus on individual care with emphasis on meeting ongoing daily needs and creating a home like environment for your family member. Our home is for people who need more assistance than is available in an independent living...

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Cost of care homes in Costa Mesa, CA

The average cost of senior living in Costa Mesa is $4,060 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Westminster, CA with an average of $3,567 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Known for its innovative outdoor shopping spots and public art, Costa Mesa has developed into a thriving suburban community with plenty of all-ages entertainment. It’s also home to the Orange County Fair, which draws millions of visitors every summer. And given the city’s prime Southern California location and pristine weather, Costa Mesa residents have easy access to nearby beaches year round.

In Costa Mesa, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Costa Mesa, CA

The median monthly cost of a room in a care home is about $3,400 in Costa Mesa, $3,500 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and $3,500 in the state of California. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.


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Cost of Living


The total household expenses associated with living in Costa Mesa are rated 14 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated slightly above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
114 114 115 114 113 114


Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$82,173 per year $53,488 per year $74,468 per year $36,210 per year $44,829 per year $5,537 per year $1,436 per month



Local Hospitals


The top hospitals that service Costa Mesa include:

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 510+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 210+
  • Specialties: emergency department, joint replacement, ICU

South Coast Global Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 170+
  • Specialties: emergency department, hemodialysis, ICU



Weather and Climate


Costa Mesa, like most of the Los Angeles area, has a type of dry subtropical climate called Mediterranean. This means the city has hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. The average humidity level is 65% and remains steady throughout the year, although humidity levels are often highest during June and July at about 68%.


Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
56°F 64°F 48°F


July Average July Maximum July Minimum
67°F 71°F 63°F


Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 112

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average annual precipitation: 11.7″



Demographics and Values


Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
36.8 10.7% 114,059 7,286.9 per square mile 2.7


Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.4% 8.4% 1.9% 36.1% 0.7% 4.0% 49.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Santa Ana: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 61/100


2016 Presidential Election Results for Orange County

Democratic Republican Other
51.0% 43.3% 5.8%



Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Costa Mesa include:

  • California Scenario (Noguchi Garden) — outdoor art installation
  • Costa Mesa Historical Society
  • Heroes Hall (veterans museum)
  • Diego Sepúlveda Adobe

Outdoor attractions in Costa Mesa:

  • Fairview Park (walking, biking, horseback riding)
  • TeWinkle Park
  • Canyon Park
  • Talbert Nature Preserve

Costa Mesa’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Orange County Fair — The OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC)
  • The Pacific Amphitheatre (concerts and large events)
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts (theater and concert hall)
  • South Coast Repertory (theater)
  • Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival
  • South Coast Plaza (shopping)
  • The LAB Anti-Mall (shopping and art galleries)
  • The CAMP (eco-friendly shopping)



Public transportation in Costa Mesa is available via the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which operates bus routes throughout Orange County. For seniors, OCTA offers reduced fares along with a curb-to-curb paratransit program called OC ACCESS. In connection with OCTA and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), the City of Costa Mesa also has a free shuttle bus service, called The HeART of Costa Mesa, specifically for restaurant, retail, and entertainment destinations throughout town.

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