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

  • Sorted through 50 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 hours researching assisted living communities in Palm Desert
  • Read more than 95 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Palm Desert is $3,525, which is considerably lower than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051.

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 Palm Desert, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 50 communities in the Palm Desert area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Palm Desert 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.

Atria Hacienda
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $3,865, Independent Living: $3,865, Memory Care: $7,540
At Atria Hacienda, residents benefit from supportive services while enjoying all the comforts of home. Apartments come in a variety of spacious floor plans and feature electronic key entries, walk-in closets and individual thermostat controls. Each unit includes a balcony or patio, where residents can take in the breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. Atria Hacienda makes our list of Palm Spring's best ALFs thanks to its amenity-rich lifestyle. This pet-friendly community has an on-site movie theater, an outdoor swimming pool, and a resident garden space. The campus also has a fitness room and a cognitive learning center.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members appreciate the levels of care provided, with one saying, "Atria Hacienda has been a great home for my Grandma. She has been at Atria for over 5 years and seen a lot of transition in those years. I feel so fortunate, that she has been able to progress through her care levels here."
4.41 out of 5 stars
(151) Reviews
44-600 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
Atria Palm Desert
Brookdale Mirage Inn
Brookdale Rancho Mirage
Hallmark Palm Springs
Legend Gardens
Pacifica Senior Living Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage Terrace
The Fountains at the Carlotta
Windsor Court Assisted Living

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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.

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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