The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fresno, CA

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Fresno is a large and growing city with historic buildings, such as Warnors Theatre and Brix Mansion, as well as many modern additions, and it's home to more than 50,000 seniorsClub One Casino is a popular downtown spot, and Fresno Chaffee Zoo gives everyone a chance to feed a giraffe. Many seniors enjoy the central California climate, with zero snow, more sun and less rain than U.S. averages.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the Fresno area is relatively affordable for long-term senior care. Assisted living is roughly 15% cheaper than the state average– $3,861 per month in Fresno compared to the California average of $4,500. Homemakers, in-home medical services and nursing home care are approximately 10% cheaper in Fresno. The cost of living for Fresno, in general, is almost 50% lower than that of the state, and this difference is mostly due to housing.

Check out our list of the best assisted living facilities in Fresno and find out which is right for you or your loved one.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fresno

Oakmont of Fresno

Address: 5605 N. Gates Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722
Phone Number: (559) 477-4466

Oakmont of Fresno is a senior community providing assisted living and memory care approximately 6 miles from downtown. We included it in this list for its modern buildings with large, open common areas and for its luxurious aesthetic and upscale amenities. Residents enjoy day spa services, arts, crafts and music, indoor and outdoor restaurant-style dining, as well as the private theater with leather seating and popcorn machine.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,295
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 122

  • Average Stars: 4.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 136

Atria Fresno

Address: 1715 E. Alluvial Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone Number: (559) 373-0179

This large facility in north Fresno provides independent and assisted living with 24/7 care with nurses on staff, as well as an on-site fitness center. The pool and hot tub are popular during the day and the movie theater comes to life in the evening. San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is just across the road and Saint Agnes Medical Center is a block away, which provides quick access to valuable services.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,350
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 100

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 111

Sunrise of Fresno

Address: 7444 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone Number: (559) 667-4732

Sunrise of Fresno is a memory care and assisted living community north of downtown, just up the road from Saint Agnes and Kaiser Permanente medical centers. A large courtyard overlooks the neighboring baseball field and residents enjoy scheduled trips to church, shopping, local hobby clubs and other events. We ranked this facility in the top 10 for its friendly staff and social atmosphere between residents.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 89

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 98

Somerford Place of Fresno

Address: 6075 N. Marks Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
Phone Number: (559) 446-6226

Somerford Place of Fresno is a mid-sized facility that specializes in assisted living for seniors with Alzheimer's and similar cognitive issues. It's located in a residential area just up the road from West Pointe and West Acres shopping centers. We included it in this list for its dedicated Alzheimer's care, which includes routine checks by staff 24/7, in-house doctor visits and the Bridge to Rediscovery social program.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,200 semi-private / $3,750 private
Room Types: Studio Apartments, Shared Rooms 
Number of Beds: 64

  • Average Stars: 4.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 62

Fairwinds - Woodward Park

Address: 9525 N. Fort Washington Road, Fresno, CA 93730
Phone Number: (559) 434-6444

This large retirement community provides independent and assisted living in north Fresno, just next to Valley Oak Elementary and RiverView Shopping Center. Guests are welcome to join residents for meals any time as they dine in the bright and spacious indoor areas with full table service and then relax with a coffee in the bistro or out by the heated pool.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,900
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 270

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 129

The Windham

Address: 1100 E. Spruce Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone Number: (559) 449-8070

The Windham is a retirement community that is almost the size of a city block. It has several buildings for residents in independent and assisted living as well as a pool, gardens and courtyards. Everyone in assisted living has an apartment with their own patio or balcony, and many of the activities take advantage of the large outdoor spaces. Residents go on regular trips for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,050
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 88

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 50

Vintage Gardens Assisted Living

Address: 540 S. Peach Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727
Phone Number: (559) 252-4036

Vintage Gardens is an assisted living community located approximately 3 miles east of downtown Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center, with many nearby shops and public transit available. Scheduled transport is available for shopping and other off-site events, and on-site activities are fully supervised. Residents carry an emergency response pendant and have a pull cord in their apartment which calls staff members day or night.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 158

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 42

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens

Address: 5555 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710
Phone Number: (877) 349-1708

This large community is located six miles from downtown Fresno near Northgate Shopping Center. It's the largest community in the area – over 650 beds in total – and is home to residents at all levels of care from independent to memory care. Assisted living residents receive extra care and support in The Lodge section of the community, including 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, medical transport and on-site skilled nursing.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 652

  • Average Stars: 3.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 37

Nazareth House of Fresno

Address: 2121 N. First Street, Fresno, CA 93703
Phone Number: (559) 237-2257

Nazareth House of Fresno provides independent and assisted living services in a park-like setting that's just 2 miles from downtown. All apartments have private patios, and the walking paths encourage residents to get out and socialize in the secure courtyards with fountains and fruit trees. We included Nazareth House on this list for its beautiful outdoor spaces and on-site services, including 24/7 licensed nurse attendance and chapel with a Catholic priest.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: 110

  • Average Stars: 4.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 22

Orchard Park

Address: 675 W. Alluvial Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611
Phone Number: (559) 325-8400

Orchard Park is a senior living community approximately eight miles from downtown Fresno in a residential area of Clovis. Residents are cared for by a full range of staff, from chefs to physical therapists and on-site licensed nurses, and there are scheduled trips to local restaurants and attractions. On-site activities include the garden club, choir, talent shows, religious services and happy hours.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,925
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 148

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 132

Learn More About Assisted Living in Fresno

The greater Fresno area is home to many high-ranking assisted living facilities that provide more amenities and larger living spaces at a lower cost compared to elsewhere in the state. The relatively affordable land also allows facilities to dedicate more of it to outdoor areas, such as private patios, large courtyards and walking paths so that residents can safely take advantage of the California climate.

Read more about what's involved and how to pay for it in our Fresno assisted living guide.