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Find the Best Assisted Living in Fresno, CA

If you or your loved one is beginning to have trouble with daily tasks or feeling isolated at home, assisted living may be an option. Benefits of assisted living include help with daily living activities, medication assistance, socialization and on-site amenities. We created this guide by comparing the location and local reviews of 80 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Fresno.

Top 8 Fresno Assisted Living Facilities

A Place Called Home Residential Care Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, memory care and independent living at its six homes in Clovis. Provides 24-hour staffing, local transportation, housekeeping and laundry services for all residents.

Fairwinds - Woodward Park Read Author Review

Offers assisted living and independent living at its facility in Fresno. Provides assistance with daily living tasks, medication management and meal preparation. Crafts individualized plans based on personal needs.

Kingston Bay Senior Living Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, memory care and respite care at its facility in Fresno. Provides emergency care, housekeeping, scheduled local transportation and on-site dining for residents.

Life at the Vineyards Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, memory care, independent living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation at its facility in Fresno. Provides 24-hour staffing, assistance with daily living activities and emergency care.

Nazareth House of Fresno Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living and hospice care at its facility in Fresno. Provides individualized care, 24-hour staffing, spiritual support and daily meal preparation for all residents.

Oakmont of Fresno Read Author Review

Offers assisted living and memory care services at its facility in Fresno. Provides on-site dining service, scheduled local transportation and on-site classes, clubs and activities.

Vintage Gardens Read Author Review

Offers assisted living at its facility in Fresno. Provides assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing, and medication management. Includes 78 residences on the property.

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What to know about assisted living in Fresno

There are several things to think about before choosing an assisted living facility in Fresno. One of the biggest considerations is that you or your loved one is living in a licensed and regulated community.

The California Department of Social Services licenses and regulates assisted living facilities in Fresno to make sure they follow the law. This gives the almost 58,000 older adults in Fresno options for safe, supportive care.

Other factors to think about before deciding on assisted living in Fresno include the following:

  • Fresno’s weather: In Fresno, residents experience mild temperatures from November to March, and hot summers, with temperatures nearing 100. If you or your loved one enjoys warmer climates, Fresno is a great place for assisted living.
  • California taxes: In California, Social Security benefits are exempt from state taxes, but other forms of retirement income are taxed. Additionally, California’s sales tax rate is the highest in the U.S., at 7.25%; total sales tax in Fresno is 7.975%. When budgeting for assisted living facilities, make sure to take taxes into account.
  • Fresno’s location and culture: Fresno is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco and has many attractions, including the Forestiere Underground Gardens and Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Fresno also has a diverse food scene.
  • Fresno’s medical facilities: Local residents have access to quality hospitals and health care providers, like the 685-bed Community Regional Medical Center.

How much does assisted living cost in Fresno?

On average, the cost of assisted living in Fresno ranges from $3,000 to $4,000 per month. This monthly cost includes a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment; assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, grooming, getting dressed, ambulating and toileting; medication assistance; three meals per day; activities; and use of on-site amenities.

The factors that affect the overall price of assisted living in Fresno include the specific community you chose, whether there is a buy-in or entry fee, the level of care you need and the floor plan you choose.

Some facilities may offer promotions or discounts. Be sure to ask what the cost of living exactly includes and excludes. Be honest about your budget; many facilities can work with prospective residents to arrange care they can afford.

Fresno assisted living FAQ

What does assisted living help with?
Assisted living is appropriate for adults over 60 who need help with daily living tasks. It includes assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, moving around, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, medication and transportation. It also offers activities to keep older adults mentally, physically and socially engaged. Assisted living is a step above independent living but a step below nursing home care.
Who regulates assisted living facilities in Fresno?
The California Department of Social Services regulates assisted living facilities in Fresno.
What are the different types of senior housing in Fresno?
Fresno has a variety of long-term care options. These include continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and hospice care. All options are designed to help older adults age with dignity.
What organizations support and protect older adults in Fresno?
Organizations that support and protect older adults in Fresno include:
  • Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging offers services for older adults, like meal delivery, Medicare information and education on assisted living facility resident rights. It is one of the state’s 33 Area Agencies on Aging.
  • HandsOn Central California recruits adults 55 and older who want to volunteer for community needs, like being a companion to older adults, helping deliver meals to older adults and supporting veteran services.
  • The Foster Grandparent Program by the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission pairs adults 55 and over with underserved children for one-on-one mentoring and emotional support.

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    Fresno assisted living company information

    Fairwinds - Woodward Park

    Fairwinds - Woodward Park provides assisted living and independent living based on individualized care plans. Assisted living amenities include health maintenance, cognitive support, meal assistance, dressing assistance and medication management. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom living options are available. Schedule a tour by filling out a form online or calling.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 9525 N. Fort Washington Road, Fresno, CA 93730
    • Phone: (559) 434-6444
    • Website: leisurecare.com/our-communities/fairwinds-woodward-park
    Kingston Bay Senior Living

    Kingston Bay Senior Living offers assisted living and memory care in Fresno. Its services and amenities include caregivers available 24/7, 24-hour emergency response, restaurant-style dining, included utilities, weekly housekeeping and scheduled transportation. Studio and one-bedroom floor plans are available. Schedule a visit by calling or filling out a form online.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 6161 W. Spruce Ave., Fresno, CA 93722
    • Phone: (559) 481-7502
    • Website: https://www.milestoneretirement.com/senior-living/ca/fresno/
    Oakmont of Fresno

    Oakmont of Fresno provides assisted living and memory care services to older adults. Assisted living amenities and services include chef-prepared meals, concierge service, chauffeur services, a movie theater, a knitting club, a book club and a fitness center. Additional fee-based services include grocery shopping, pet care, dry cleaning, errands and guest suites.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 5605 N. Gates Ave., Fresno, CA 93722
    • Phone: (559) 477-4466
    • Website: oakmontoffresno.com
    Life at the Vineyards

    Life at the Vineyards is an assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care community. Its assisted living services and amenities include 24-hour care, medication management, personal care assistance and emergency alert systems in each room. It has a community garden, creative arts studio, dog park, technology classes, exercise classes and a library.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 6694 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727
    • Phone: (559) 835-0801
    • Website: lifeatthevineyards.org
    A Place Called Home Residential Care

    A Place Called Home Residential Care offers assisted living with a high staff-to-resident ratio, private or shared rooms, 24-hour staffing, scheduled transportation, personalized housekeeping and linen services and fully equipped kitchens. It has six different homes in Clovis, with six residents per home. Fill out a form on the website or call for more information.

    • Located in: Clovis
    • Address: 3041 Serena Ave., Clovis, CA 93619
    • Phone: (559) 213-7251
    • Website: apchcare.com
    Vintage Gardens

    Vintage Gardens is an assisted living community with 78 residences. It offers studio and one-bedroom assisted living apartments. Services and amenities include a whole-wellness approach, private bathrooms, medication management, 24-hour staffing, an emergency alert system and three chef-prepared meals per day.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 540 S. Peach Ave., Fresno, CA 93727
    • Phone: (559) 252-4036
    • Website: vintagegardens.org
    Nazareth House of Fresno

    Nazareth House of Fresno is an assisted living and independent living facility. It offers care tailored to residents who need assistance with routine daily living. Assisted living amenities and services include 24-hour monitoring and supervision, a licensed nurse available 24/7, spiritual support, social events and three chef-prepared meals per day. Fill out a form, email or call Nazareth House of Fresno to get more information.

    • Located in: Fresno
    • Address: 2121 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93703
    • Phone: (559) 237-2257
    • Website: sistersofnazareth.com/service/nazareth-house-fresno
    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.