Situated in Southern California’s idyllic Orange County, Fullerton offers active seniors abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities all year-round. With a nearly ideal climate featuring summer highs in the mid-80s and winter lows in the mid-to-high 40s, Fullerton residents can golf, hike, picnic or otherwise recreate outside every month of the year. Fullerton is also an engaged, vibrant community with a summer concert series, a thriving farmers market and a number of other community events.
Assisted living communities offer seniors the opportunity to stay active and social while receiving assistance with daily living tasks such as health care coordination, housekeeping and meals. According to the Genworth Cost of Living Survey, the average monthly cost for assisted living accommodations in Fullerton, CA, is $5,250, which is right on par with other cities in California but about $700 more than the national average.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Fullerton
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Fullerton
Seniors in Fullerton can expect to pay approximately $5,250 per month for assisted living.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Fullerton
The average cost for assisted living facilities in Fullerton is $5,250. Though prices in California vary widely, the statewide average is also $5,250, while the national average is more than $700 lower at $4,500.
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The average assisted living costs in the area range from $3,450 in Visalia to $6,150 in El Centro. Fullerton is just over midway between these two extremes. Bakersfield and Riverside are both less expensive than Fullerton, with averages of $3,750 and $4,000, respectively, while San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria are mostly on par at $5,300. Care costs in San Diego and Oxnard are slightly higher at $5,475 and $5,750, respectively.
San Luis Obispo
Note: Data for Fullerton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, the Los Angeles area, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fullerton
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
As the regional Area Agency on Aging, Orange County Area Office on Aging provides referrals to local resources specific to helping seniors maintain a good quality of life and remain as independent as possible as well as several direct services. Direct services include implementing and overseeing local senior nutrition programs, advocacy services through a long-term care ombudsman and slip-and-fall prevention workshops.
Fullerton Community Center operates under the umbrella of the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department and offers a variety of services and activities designed for senior citizens. Available activities include classes in dance, fitness and arts and crafts, informational travelogues, bridge and other card games, billiards and day trips to local events and attractions. The center also hosts Tuesday evening dances for seniors and provides hot, nutritious lunches five days per week. Wellness programs include medication counseling, health fairs and flu and dental clinics.
Fullerton seniors aged 60 and over can access taxi vouchers at a reduced price to travel to and from the Fullerton Community Center. Fullerton residents 60 and over also qualify for 30-day bus passes through the Orange County Transit Authority. Both the taxi vouchers and the bus passes can be purchased at the Fullerton Community Center.
Fullerton residents who have served in any of the U.S. Armed Forces can access help navigating the red tape involved in applying for service-based state and federal benefits. The organization also provides opportunities for veterans and their families to interact on a social level with other former military members and their families and opportunities to volunteer for a variety of community betterment projects.
Seniors seeking to give back to their communities by offering their valuable skills, education and experience in a volunteer capacity can find multiple opportunities through the City of Fullerton. Opportunities involve serving as a museum docent, participating in the Fullerton Dog Park Foundation and providing supportive services to St. Jude Medical Center.
Fullerton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Fullerton area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.