Welcome to Irvine Cottages

Irvine Cottages’ provides full-service memory care based on the most current research. We serve all of Orange County including Irvine, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, Tustin, Laguna Woods, Newport Coast, Turtle Rock and surrounding areas.

Irvine Cottages is dedicated to providing compassionate and loving care to all of our residents. We offer memory care well above expected standards to provide families with five-star residential care for their elders. We provide peace of mind and give our residents the highest quality of life, best board and care and services far and above the industry standard.

We Specialize In:

  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia
  • Diabetes/Nephrology
  • Hospice Care, including continuous care and a dedicated hospice program with one on-site hospice team



What Sets Irvine Cottages Apart?

By providing excellent memory care, we decrease your levels of stress and time spent worrying! You will be able to relax because you know your loved ones are in highly-skilled and compassionate hands.  You will be able to enjoy quality visits with your family members, rather than doing the myriad of caregiving tasks on your “To Do” list.  That’s what we’re here for — to make your life easier and your caregiving journey smoother from now on!

The programs, activities, food and care at each Cottage is tailored to meet each populations’ needs and concerns: mild, moderate, late stage and hospice. All cottages have 24-hour camera monitoring in all rooms, except bathrooms. 

Please read the multiple 5-star reviews on our listing at Caring.com, the leading online destination for eldercare resources. And, of course, any questions just ask.


Our Unique Care and Activities

All of our staff receives ongoing education in Alzheimer’s care, as this is of prime importance to Jacqueline’s and Irvine Cottages’ mission. We also know taking your loved ones to medical appointments can be a time-consuming challenge, and at Irvine Cottages all medical services come to the resident! We have physicians, a psychiatric director, home health care staff, pharmacy service, X-ray and laboratory services, hospice care, occupational and physical therapists who come to the Cottages on a regularly-scheduled and/or on an as-needed basis. These are just a few examples of what true assisted living means.

Your loved ones will enjoy a full schedule of resident activities in every one of our Cottages.  Our philosophy is that all residents deserve the highest quality of life, no matter what their cognitive abilities.  Arts & crafts, music, games, outings, and parties are just a few of the usual activities your loved ones will benefit from while living at Irvine Cottages.  Our music therapy program includes: piano, guitar, drums, strings, and trained singers.

Our “Memories in the Making” art program through the Alzheimer’s Association happens weekly.  Our residents also get daily enjoyment from karaoke, Wii systems, and even iPads.


Preparing for the holidays with Dr. Jacqueline DuPont.
Planning to have your loved ones home with the family. 


Using Technology With Our Residents

We are always looking for new uses technology can improve the quality of our residents’ day-to-day lives. Some residents listen to iPods with customized playlists. Others play games, such as solitaire, on iPads we provide. Currently, we are a beta testing site for a new app, Safe Wander, created by 15-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka. His invention is a pressure sensor worn on the bottom of a resident’s sock which detects an increase in pressure when the resident gets up at night. The app wirelessly sends an alert to a caregiver’s smartphone immediately. NBC News did a feature story about its use in Irvine Cottages and you can view a short video about it below:

Irvine Cottage 1 Honored As “Caring Super Star of 2018” for Excellence in Assisted Living in 3+ Years

Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com

Irvine Cottage 1 is pleased to announce it has been selected as a “Caring Super Star of 2018” for service excellence in Assisted Living, in three or more years since 2012. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, Irvine Cottage 1 earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor year after year. Nationwide, there are 267 senior living communities honored as Caring Stars for 2018, and 78 who have earned the Caring Super Stars designation, so Irvine Cottage 1 truly stands out as among the top senior living communities in the country.

“Irvine Cottages strives daily to deliver high-quality care for all of our residents. This award helps validate our delivery on that promise” said Alex Valle, Executive Director or Irvine Cottages. “On behalf of Irvine Cottages Management and Staff, thank you to those who shared positive feedback about the services we offer, and to Caring.com for recognizing us as a Caring Star in multiple years, helping us achieve ‘Caring SuperStar’ status in 2018”

Online reviews help Americans research and select the best senior care providers for aging or ailing loved ones. In multiple Caring.com research studies, the majority of family caregivers have indicated that they turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among senior living communities in their area, and have relied on these perspectives as much as or more so than in-person recommendations from geriatric professionals or medical personnel. Now entering its seventh year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers see which senior living communities are top rated by other families just like theirs – which is particularly helpful as families gather for the holidays and discover increased or urgent senior care needs for their parents or grandparents.

“Congratulations to Irvine Cottage 1 for achieving this award after repeatedly earning accolades from residents and their loved ones on Caring.com,” said Karen Cassel, Caring.com CEO. “This important milestone speaks volumes about the positive difference Irvine Cottage 1 is making in serving older adults, and we join with the local community in celebrating their accomplishment.”

Some of the positive feedback that led to Irvine Cottage 1 earning the Caring Super Star 2018 award includes:
“Irvine Cottages 1 was a lovely home. The staff was very attentive.”
“Irvine Cottages is a step above the rest. What appealed to me when I first checked them out was the variety of services and programs they offer for their residents such as art therapy, music therapy and massages.
“WOW! I can’t stop talking about it…truly, I have toured other facilities like this but Irvine Cottage by far is the BEST CHOICE for my mom…and not to mention the beautiful spacious back yard with gazebo and patio to sit outside to enjoy the sun and they even BBQ outside with the Residents…IRVINE COTTAGES IS MUST SEE!!!”

Read the full text of these reviews and others on Caring.com: https://www.caring.com/local/assisted-living-facilities-in-irvine-california/irvine-cottages-irvine-ca
To learn more about the Caring Stars program and view the complete winner list, please visit: https://www.caring.com/bestseniorliving


Note: All of our photos are real, permission-granted photos of our residents, employees, and homes.