Assisted living facilities are distinguished from other long-term care facility types by the level of medical support and intervention that they provide. ALFs provide full-time housing and daily support for senior residents not requiring supervision from nurses or other medical personnel. The following list highlights the top 20 ALFs in California by reported bed count.

How many assisted living facilities are in California?

With 1,233 available beds, La Costa Glen Carlsbad – Assisted Living has the highest reported bed count of all 6,872 California ALFs tracked by Definitive Healthcare. Nineteen of the top 20 facilities in the U.S. are based in California—most likely due to the state’s high population density 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 4 skilled nursing facility members. 

Largest ALFs in California by Bed Count

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RankAssisted Living Facility NameDefinitive IDCityNetworkBed CountExplore This Dataset
1La Costa Glen Carlsbad - Assisted Living39905CarlsbadContinuing Life1,233Explore This Profile
2Vi at Palo Alto Assisted Living48985Palo AltoVi Living876Explore This Profile
3Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton - Assisted Living49150PleasantonContinuing Life828Explore This Profile
4Vi at La Jolla Village Assisted Living48984San DiegoVi Living783Explore This Profile
5Westmont Village48210RiversideWestmont Living770Explore This Profile
6The Forum at Rancho San Antonio - Assisted Living46234CupertinoLCS (AKA Life Care Services)741Explore This Profile
7Morningside of Fullerton - Assisted Living48277FullertonContinuing Life712Explore This Profile
8Spring Lake Village - Assisted Living47269Santa RosaCovia679Explore This Profile
9The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens Assisted Living39725FresnoHumanGood652Explore This Profile
10Paradise Valley Estates47711FairfieldN/A603Explore This Profile
11The Glen at Scripps Ranch48246San DiegoContinuing Life600Explore This Profile
12Casa De Las Campanas - Assisted Living46873San DiegoLCS (AKA Life Care Services)582Explore This Profile
13Brethren Hillcrest Homes49936La VerneN/A574Explore This Profile
14Ventura Townehouse48695VenturaMelrose Gardens566Explore This Profile
15Fredericka Manor Assisted Living46506Chula VistaFront Porch560Explore This Profile
16Valle Verde Assisted Living48186Santa BarbaraHumanGood547Explore This Profile
17Freedom Village46509Lake ForestN/A533Explore This Profile
18Oak Tree Lodge at Mount San Antonio Gardens48510PomonaMount San Antonio Gardens520Explore This Profile
19Atherton Baptist Homes52725AlhambraN/A518Explore This Profile
20University Village Thousand Oaks - Assisted Living48174Thousand OaksContinuing Life514Explore This Profile

Fig 1 Assisted Living Facility data from Definitive Healthcare’s Long-Term Care platform, accessed Feb. 10, 2020.

Definitive Healthcare tracks over 36,000 active assisted living facilities (ALFs) across the United States. To learn more about these or the other long-term care facility types tracked by Definitive Healthcare, visit our long-term care database.