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Top 20 assisted living facilities in California by bed count

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are distinguished from other long-term care facility types by the level of medical support and intervention they provide. ALFs provide full-time housing and daily support for older adults not requiring supervision from nurses or other medical personnel.  

The following list highlights the top 20 ALFs in California by reported bed count. 

Top 20 California assisted living facilities with the greatest number of beds

RankAssisted living facility nameBed countExplore dataset
1La Costa Glen Carlsbad - Assisted Living1,233Explore
2Vi at Palo Alto - Assisted Living876Explore
3Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton828Explore
4Vi at La Jolla Village - Assisted Living783Explore
5Westmont - Westmont Village770Explore
6The Forum at Rancho San Antonio - Assisted Living741Explore
7Morningside of Fullerton712Explore
8Spring Lake Village - Assisted Living679Explore
9The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens - Assisted Living652Explore
10Paradise Valley Estates - Assisted Living603Explore
11The Glen at Scripps Ranch600Explore
12Casa De Las Campanas - Assisted Living582Explore
13Hillcrest Birch Court and Cedar Court574Explore
14Ventura Townehouse566Explore
15Fredericka Manor - Assisted Living560Explore
16Valle Verde - Assisted Living547Explore
17Freedom Village Health Care Center - Assisted Living533Explore
18Oak Tree Lodge at Mount San Antonio Gardens520Explore
19Atherton Baptist Homes518Explore
20Conway Human Development Center518Explore

Fig. 1Data is from the Definitive Healthcare LongTermCareView product. Data is accurate as of August 2022. 

Which assisted living facility in California has the most beds? 

With 1,233 available beds, La Costa Glen Carlsbad – Assisted Living has the highest reported bed count of all California ALFs tracked by Definitive Healthcare. Collectively, the top 20 ALFs in California account for 13,391 beds, with an average of 670 per facility. 

In addition, 19 of the top 20 facilities in the U.S. are based in California—most likely due to the state’s high population size and increasing population of elderly patients. 

Five of the top assisted living facilities—including La Costa Glen Carlsbad, Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton, Morningside of Fullerton, The Glen at Scripps Ranch and University Village Thousand Oaks—are member facilities of the Continuing Life network. Continuing Life is a California-based retirement management network of continuing care retirement communities, health centers, and home care facilities.   

According to Definitive Healthcare data, Continuing Life has a network of 10 assisted living facilities and four skilled nursing facility (SNF) members.  

What is the cost of assisted living in California? 

The Cost of Care Survey 2019 by Genworth found the average cost of care for assisted living in 2020 in California was a staggering $4,500 per month. 

Who regulates assisted living facilities in California?  

The Senior Care Licensing Program helps to license, monitor, and enforce continuing care retirement communities and elderly residential care facilities.  

What is bed count?  

Bed count refers to the number of beds that a medical center has within its facility. Bed count can also indicate the degree to which a hospital can provide inpatient care. Generally, the more beds a healthcare organization has, the more people it can provide care to.  

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