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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Lake Forest area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 45 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Lake Forest
  • Read more than 75 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Lake Forest is $3,525, which is considerably lower than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Lake Forest, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 45 communities in the Lake Forest area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Lake Forest area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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Freedom Village
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice, Day Services, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $6,600, Independent Living: $2,300, Skilled Nursing: $350/day
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Freedom Village is a boutique-style assisted living community, which offers residents a choice of furnished or unfurnished apartments, many featuring balconies with beautiful mountain views. From the family room where seniors enjoy their favorite TV shows to an intimate dining space where residents savor meals designed by an award-winning chef, the community is designed for comfort. The facility is easily accessible from Interstate 5 and just a short drive away from the Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center. Freedom Village was voted number one in The Best of Orange County several years in a row.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents note the caring staff and ample activities. "I love living in Freedom Village," one says. "All the employees are friendly, helpful and call you by name... The meals are A Plus everyday and offer a super array of choices. There are so many varied activities offered that it is impossible to be bored unless one chooses to be."
4.24 out of 5 stars
(76) Reviews
23442 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 11709
Sunrise of Mission Viejo
Regents Point
Brookdale Irvine
Casa Doctora III
Atria Golden Creek
Belmont Village Aliso Viejo
Park Terrace

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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