Feb 14, 2023

The 8 most popular senior living companies in California

Manny Cominsky

With more and more Americans hitting retirement age each day, senior living communities have never been more popular. And given that it has the highest population of any state in the country, this means that every day many of these Americans are retiring in California. As we’ve covered on the blog before, California is an amazing place to retire with some really amazing retirement destinations ranging from quiet beach towns to some of the largest cities in the country. While California has no shortage of amazing senior living communities, check out some of the most popular senior living community operators in California here.

Brookdale Senior Living 

Brookdale Senior Living offers seven types of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, continuing care retirement communities, home health care, and hospice care. Brookdale also offers several signature programs that focus on emotional, physical, social, and spiritual engagement for seniors, such as B-Fit, The Ageless Spirit, My Life Story, Brain Fit, Resident Technology, and Health Talks. In terms of amenities, Brookdale focuses on five areas of importance: safety, convenience, recreation, social spots, and dining. Brookdale offers 24/7 security, daily check-ins, and emergency alert systems for safety, and for convenience, they provide Wi-Fi access, transportation services, beauty salons, pet-friendly housing, health clinics, concierge services, and more. Residents can also take advantage of recreational activities and social spots, such as community events and social spaces, and enjoy delicious dining options. People have had positive experiences with Brookdale Senior Living, with customized care tailored to each resident's specific needs and versatile services that adapt to seniors' changing needs. 

Sunrise Senior Living 

Sunrise Senior Living is a senior living community provider with a focus on holistic wellness for residents, including programs for their physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Sunrise senior living communities offer independent living, assisted living, memory care for those with Alzheimer's or dementia, and skilled nursing. Sunrise has a high rating from the Better Business Bureau and is recognized by the Alzheimer's Association for its memory care program. Sunrise Senior Living’s staff, including nurses and care managers, are highly trained and licensed, and all employees go through onboarding training to ensure quality care. The cost of living at Sunrise varies based on the type of community and level of care required. On average, independent living costs $3,100 to $5,300, assisted living costs $5,100 to $6,700, and memory care costs $5,900 to $7,500 per month. Skilled nursing costs can also vary and depend on the type of care needed.

Forever Young Memory Care

Located in Santa Ana, California, Forever Young Memory Care is an incredibly popular memory care community. Forever Young Memory Care is known for an exceptionally high level of care for its residents, which is no surprise given that Forever Young Memory Care's founder was first inspired to create the community based on his own personal experience with his grandmother. Along with its top flight care, Forever Young Memory Care is also known for its high-end amenities and services, including an ice cream parlor, a hummingbird sanctuary, music therapy, and much more.

Atria Senior Living 

Atria Senior Living is a well-established provider of senior care in North America with over 380 communities located in 28 states (including California of course!). Atria Senior Living offers a wide range of lifestyle options including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Atria’s facilities provide residents with numerous amenities and social activities, tailored to their interests and needs, as well as a nurse assessment for every new resident. Atria maintains quality of care through its Quality Enhancement program, which audits staff twice a year to maintain high standards of clinical practices and overall resident experience. Overall, Atria Senior Living offers beautiful communities with a broad range of amenities.

Five Star Senior Living 

Five Star Senior Living offers a comprehensive range of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The company provides a "Lifestyle 360" approach to care, which addresses the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of residents. Five Star also offers a "Bridge to Rediscovery" program for memory care residents, which includes customized recreational and occupational therapies. Additionally, Five Star Senior Living’s "Ageility" services include tailored rehab, fitness, and wellness programs, ensuring that residents receive the best possible care. At Five Star, residents pay a monthly rental fee that includes an apartment and various services, such as dining, transportation, housekeeping, and emergency response systems. Employees are trained to recognize changes in resident behavior and provide prompt support based on their verdict. Amenities available at Five Star communities include dining, activities, housekeeping, rehabilitation, short-term stays, and hospice care coordination. With an array of amenities and a focus on wellness, Five Star is a great choice for older adults looking for a supportive, inclusive, and engaging living experience.

Regency Park Senior Living 

Regency Park Senior Living is a senior living community operator that has communities across California, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care options. Regency Park Senior Living is known for its focus on providing a comfortable and supportive environment for residents. Regency Park communities feature beautifully landscaped grounds, comfortable common areas, and a variety of amenities, including on-site dining and fitness centers. 

Pacifica Senior Living

Another incredibly popular California senior living company is Pacifica Senior Living. With 33 locations in California, Pacific Senior Living provides a range of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care. Each Pacifica Senior Living community has a thoughtfully designed program to make sure that its residents are living enriching, social lives with their friends and neighbors. For example, Pacific Senior Living's Legacies MEMORY Care Program provides a high level of care for residents needing memory, dementia, or Alzheimer's care by providing a wide range of tailored activities and programs meant to provide cognitive, social, and physical stimulation.

Belmont Village Senior Living 

Belmont Village Senior Living is a highly rated senior living community operator some very popular locations in California, including its community in Sherman Oaks, California that offers assisted living and memory care. Residents and families have praised Belmont Senior Living for its quality of caregiving, food and dining, and management and staff. Belmont Senior Living offers a wide variety of life enrichment activities and feels like home with its safe and welcoming atmosphere. The caregiving staff is highly skilled and knowledgeable, and the dining staff is friendly. The management and staff are responsive, and the billing department is clear and helpful. The memory care services provided at Belmont Village are also highly rated, with the same quality of caregiving and management and staff.

While we highlighted 8 senior living community companies in this blog post, there’s no shortage of amazing senior living communities in California including many that we didn’t have the time to discuss! These 8 popular senior living companies are just a few of the many choices available, and it’s important to take the time to research and compare different communities to find the right fit for your loved one. Consider factors such as location, available amenities, level of care, and cost, and always be sure to visit a community in person to get a feel for the atmosphere and meet the staff. With the right senior living community, your loved one can enjoy a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle in their golden years.

To learn more about how Sunbound can help make senior living more affordable for you or your loved one, send us an email at info@sunboundhomes.com or request more information on Sunbound. Sunbound is the best way to pay for senior living and is on a mission to make senior living affordable for everyone.

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