Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, California, that has sunny weather and a lively culture, and it’s near Pacific Coast beaches. The city has mild winters, and summers are warm and long. With 279 sunny days per year, seniors can go golfing, play tennis and explore the city year round. Santa Ana is home to 60 parks for afternoon walks and enjoying the outdoors. Approximately 332,300 people live in the city, with 9% aged 65 and older.
There are 240 assisted living communities located in the Santa Ana area, with 13 located in the city limits and 227 located nearby. These communities cost an average of $5,000 per month. The actual cost depends on the number of services provided and the size of the facility.
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According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Santa Ana is $5,000, which is the same as the state average and $700 more than the national average. The surrounding states of Oregon, Nevada and Arizona have lower costs at $4,659, $3,595 and $3,900, respectively.
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Looking at other cities in California, assisted living in Redding costs around $4,500 per month. Santa Rosa residents pay around $6,000. Assisted living in Sacramento costs around $395 more than the state average of $5,000, while Fresno, Bakersfield and San Diego all have lower costs at $4,750, $3,613 and $4,525, respectively.
Note: Data for Santa Ana was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
Financial assistance is available for low-income seniors on Medi-Cal who require nursing home levels of care through the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program. This waiver covers home and community-based services such as grooming, dressing, meal preparation and housekeeping. Learn more about the requirements for acceptance and how to apply at our Assisted Living in California page.
|Santa Ana Senior Center||(714) 647-5400||The Santa Ana Senior Center enhances the quality of life of older adults by providing support services and community involvement. Activities include literacy classes, Spanish, knitting, billiards, a walking club, and bingo, as well as music, dance, fitness, dominoes, cooking classes and guitar.|
|Orange County Office on Aging||(714) 480-6450||The Orange County Office on Aging advocates for seniors aged 60 and older in the county. The agency uses federal funding to provide services that include nutritious meals, transportation, health and safety, affordable housing and social interaction.|
|Senior Plus at Memorial Care||(562) 933-9450||Senior Plus is a free enrichment program for seniors ages 55 and older. The service provides free Medicare insurance counseling, prescription drug counseling and help with medical billing problems. The program also offers webinars that explain the basics of the different parts of Medicare.|
|Age Well Senior Services||(949) 855-8033||Age Well Senior Services is a service for those living in Orange County. The agency enhances and improves the quality of life of older adults through programs that include Meals on Wheels, transportation, case management, health and wellness and online classes, workshops and exercise programs.|
|Orange County Veterans Services||(714) 480-6555||Focusing on the health and well-being of veterans and their families, Orange County Veterans Services helps individuals sign up for the programs, services and benefits they are entitled to. Those in long-term care may apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which helps pay for home and community-based services in long-term care.|
All assisted living communities in Santa Ana are regulated by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Its regulations apply to housing, safety, staffing, recreation and social and community services. Learn more at our Assisted Living in California page.