Brookdale San Juan Capistrano

(866) 653-9337

31741 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Alzheimer's Care

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Brookdale San Juan Capistrano
31741 Rancho Viejo Rd.
San Juan Capistrano
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 45 beds based in San Juan Capistrano, CA. At last check, the facility had 43 residents indicating that it is 96% occupied which is about average within the state of California. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Emeritus At San Juan Capistrano, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 64% of nursing homes in California. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Emeritus At San Juan Capistrano with other senior care providers in California. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/22/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

11/05/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Outside the Entertainment lead and a few admins, the facility is not worth sending your family for care. They have high management turnover (directors 5 in less than 2 years), and staff seems underpaid and under appreciated. We pulled out our parent after lack of care resulted in safety concerns. The fee increases are aggressive and continuous. The nursing staff was unable to complete typical care when we had them reviewed by outside consultants. Be aware, there are better alternatives, and prices will change dramatically with fee rental increases. I would be happy to provide more details and pictures, but feel strongly there are better alternatives.

02/29/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I am actively searching for a AL for my father.I have toured multiple communities in the OC area and was extremely impressed with Emeritus! They are not as fancy as most other communities in the area but have an amazing atmosphere! Every single employee and resident I came across in the hour I was there, were happy and welcoming. They said their logo is Our Family Is Commited to Yours, and I felt that way.I look forward to learning more about them and they are definatly in my top 3 choices. If you are looking for a home like enviornment rather than a snooty looking place where you feel like you cant touch anything tour emeritus.

01/23/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My grandmother did a 30 day respite stay at Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano recently. She as well as our family had a outstanding experience. The group of residents there are amazing and the staff is caring. Sometimes it took a little while to get help but that is due to everyone working hard and having a busy day. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL and the rooms they provide for short stays complete with furniture are adorable. Everyone I worked with in the process of moving in where very informative and helpful. The Marketing Team which I think has a total of 3 women were very comforting! Loved it!

10/20/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful community! I am a current employee who also has a family member living at another Emeritus property so I not only have the perspective of an employee, but as a family member who is entrusting Emeritus with my loved one's care. Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano boasts a 90 apartment assisted living, a 25 apartment Memory/Alzheimer's care neighborhood, and a 45 bed skilled nursing facility. Our Skilled Nursing is currently rated 4-stars, which is listed incorrectly on this website. You can view our 4-star rating at the following link:|Home|Search|OneHomeAllResults|Home%20Page~ProximitySearch~HomeSelect&OneHomeNHC=555763%7CEMERITUS+AT+SAN+JUAN+CAPISTRANO&SortField=#TabTop. I would highly recommend Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano to everyone!

07/25/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I cannot recommend this facility to anyone.

Response: Hi - I'm interested in learning more about your story. I've been researching the Emeritus at San Juan Capistrano and your insights would be much appreciated as I continue looking into facilities in the Orange County area. Would you recommend a different facility?

07/23/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

beware! though staff are mostly caring peoplei found them poorly trained. my mother lived at the facility for over a year. in that time her hearing aids were lost under their custodial care. there was an excessive loss of personal articles that no one could account for ie, bedding, a 4 ft outdoor statue, cosmetics and clothes. they would not reimburse a thing. i feel that my mother lost some quality of life since we could not afford to buy another pair of $5,000.00 hearing aids. the loss was never documented and we were not advised of the loss. they say they weren't on an inventory list even though they secured them every day and night. i found them 3 separate times on hallway shelves where caregivers had left them.i found lost cosmetics were found in a communal drawer mixed with other pt's belongings.
i would be very vigilant if i left a diminshed loved one at this facility.
i am a retired RN and found the standards appalling.

Response: What other facilities would you recommend in or around San Juan? I'm looking and am interested if you looked at any others and would have recommendations now that you've been through what you experienced at Emeritus.

Description of Brookdale San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Built In 1999 , Number of Beds : 45

Live at Brookdale San Juan Capistrano and experience a calm, easy lifestyle, where residents can share stories and meet new friends. With a full range of assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing and rehab services, and with a helpful, caring staff, seniors feel right at home. When seeking a long-term care solution, assisted living is geared toward individuals who want to live with some level of independence but need some assistance. There are many reasons for living in an assisted living community. Research suggests that seniors who live near their peers and have a variety of social activities feel a greater sense of well-being. Assisted living provides senior-friendly housing and a caring staff. Other services you'll find include around-the-clock supervision and security, access to professional nurses, emergency call systems, help with daily living, and nutritious meals prepared by chefs. These communities typically provide linen service, housekeeping, transportation, and a calendar of social events. For seniors who can care for themselves but who want to enjoy a low-maintenance life, independent living is the ideal choice. Tailored for both individuals and couples, these senior communities are also known as retirement villages, 55+ communities, and senior apartments. Residents stay in private apartments or individual homes with a variety of community amenities, services, and programs tailored just for seniors. You’ll enjoy your own space, so you can bring your favorite belongings, such as furniture and personal items. With independent living, residents won't have to worry about maintenance, mowing, or other chores associated with home ownership. Because independent living communities are intended for older adults who need little or no assistance, most do not offer medical care or supervision. You'll find many social programs and community amenities, such as gardening, bridge, bingo, fitness programs, book clubs, and planned outings. Make a home at Brookdale San Juan Capistrano, where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning. There are assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing and rehab services available at this location. Assisted living offers help on an as-needed basis, with the goal of supplying the support required to stay as self-reliant as possible. For seniors who can care for themselves but who want to enjoy a low-maintenance life, independent living is the ideal choice. If you are looking for the perfect assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing and rehab services for you or a loved one, call today to find out more.



Parking & Transportation
  • Resident Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
Community Services
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping
  • Library
  • Bistro/Cafe
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Games Room
  • Life Enrichment Program
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Notary Service
  • Patio/Courtyard
Housing Options
  • Studio or Efficiency Apartment
  • 1-Bedroom Apartment
  • 2+ Bedroom Apartment
  • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
  • Private Bedroom with Shared Bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full-Service Kitchen
  • Climate Control Thermostat
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Family Style
  • Open Pantry
  • Private Dining Room
  • Vegetarian
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Foot Care
  • Medication Management
Special Health Conditions
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitor Vitals
  • Mental Illness
  • Visually Impaired
  • Deaf
  • Hearing Impaired
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Demographic Profile for San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
37 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

28% Above
Cost of Food
8% Above
12% Below
8% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
4.3 / 100
Water Quality
65 / 100
Superfund Sites
10 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crime
Owned and Operated By
Emeritus Senior Living
Founders: Daniel Baty, Ray Brandstrom, and Frank Ruffo
Established: 1993