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 

Rank Assisted Living Facility Name Bed Count
1 La Costa Glen Carlsbad - Assisted Living 1,233
2 Vi at Palo Alto - Assisted Living 876
3 Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton 828
4 Vi at La Jolla Village - Assisted Living 783
5 Westmont - Westmont Village 770
6 The Forum at Rancho San Antonio - Assisted Living 741
7 Morningside of Fullerton 712
8 Spring Lake Village - Assisted Living 679
9 The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens - Assisted Living 652
10 Paradise Valley Estates - Assisted Living 603
11 The Glen at Scripps Ranch 600
12 Casa De Las Campanas - Assisted Living 582
13 Hillcrest Birch Court and Cedar Court 574
14 Ventura Townehouse 566
15 Fredericka Manor - Assisted Living 560
16 Valle Verde - Assisted Living 547
17 Freedom Village Health Care Center - Assisted Living 533
18 Oak Tree Lodge at Mount San Antonio Gardens 520
19 Atherton Baptist Homes 518
20 Conway Human Development Center 518

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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