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Assisted Living in Los Angeles

There are 170 Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA.

 


Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA

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Most know that Los Angeles is known mainly for being the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” What most people don’t know is that the city has over 1 million Seniors Citizens and that number will significantly increase within the next 10 years. Luckily, L.A. City has over 170 assisted living facilities to help accommodate this aging population (L.A. County has over 1400 care options). Whether your Love One prefers a  residential care home similar to what they’re used to or a large care community with daily activities, they will have plenty of options to choose from.

Los Angeles is a great place for Seniors to live due to its great weather, history, culture and activities. It’s hard to find any city where you can be in snow-capped mountains in the morning, then find yourself in the warm beaches later in the day. L.A. is definitely one of the most desirable places for anyone to live and it is surrounded by some of the best shopping, restaurants, parks, and hospitals.


 

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Content:

  • City Weather
  • Local Safety
  • Types of Senior Living
  • City Costs for Rent & Care
  • Cost Factors
  • Paying for Care
  • Nearby Hospitals
  • Local Transportation
  • Senior Community Centers
  • Local Shopping & Dining in L.A.
  • Activities for Seniors

 

Types of Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA includes Large Communities or Residential Care Homes. These are non-medical facilities for seniors who do not require 24 hours medical supervision as these type of facilities do not have nurses and doctors on staff.

However, these facilities have caregivers on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and medical staff members on call to ensure that all residents receive the best care that they deserve.

 

Large Communities

A. Description and Size

Large Communities in Los Angeles will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercial areas and are also regulated by California’s State Licensing Department. These large senior living facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

B. Types of Residents

Seniors living in Large Communities will typically prefer these type of Facilities due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes and regular outings.

C.Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the community and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio can range from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 Residents in the Assisted Living community.

D. Large Community Examples

These facilities offer activities throughout the day and social interaction for your loved one. For residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s memory loss, they also have a secured, lock-down memory wing. Some of these communities include Belmont Village Westwood, Brookdale Ocean House, Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana, Atria West of Santa Monica, and Atria Park of Pacific Palisades, to name a few.

 

Small Residential Care Homes

A. Description and Size

Residential Care Homes located in Los Angeles are regular, small care homes in the neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. They are also referred to as Board and Care Homes, Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE), Adult Foster Homes or Adult Family Homes. These care Assisted Living homes are licensed by California’s State Licensing Division and permitted by the City of Los Angeles, CA.

B. Types of Residents

Residents in these Assisted Living care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many Assisted Living residential care homes in this city that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs and more, these residents prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors.

C. Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller assisted living facility size and lower number of residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.

D. Residential Care Home Examples

If your loved one prefers a smaller, home-like setting, a residential care home might be the answer. Some of these homes in Los Angeles include Raya’s Paradise, Americare, Exclusive Raya’s Paradise, Ayres Residential Care Home, and Better Living. These licensed are facilities provide care in a small home with six to ten residents. Most of these homes also provide activities, daily meals, assistance bathing, dressing and there are typically 1 caregiver per every 2 or 3 residents.

With over 170 Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, you should not have a problem finding great care for your loved one.

 


 

Assisted Living Costs

Depending on the care needs of your loved one, Los Angeles has a wide range of care options and budgets that can suit your family’s needs. The average cost of care for Assisted Living in L.A. is $5,250 per month. However, can start as low as $3,000 per month and go as high as $8,000 per month (source: Genworth 2021).


 

Assisted Living Cost Factors

The monthly cost of Assisted Living in Los Angeles will vary depending on the senior’s care needs and the type of room. Care needs are determined upon the assessment done by the facility’s admissions staff. Other factors that determine the costs of the facility are the location of the facility, staff experience, type of room, programs and amenities offered. Usually, if the facility has been updated or newly renovated, the owners are able to charge more.


 

Paying for Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Los Angeles is typically an out-of-pocket expense paid by the resident or their family members. Unfortunately, Medicare or Health Insurance companies do not cover the monthly cost. However, if the senior has a Long-Term Care Insurance, they can use it to pay for the monthly Assisted Living fees. For long-term care insurance, the coverage will depend on the plan that was purchased. Families in Los Angeles should read the Long-Term Care Insurance Policy carefully to get a better understanding on the coverage and the terms of the Long-term Care Insurance Policy. 

The Veteran’s Administration has a special pension plan that can help pay for Assisted Living specifically for war veterans. This VA special pension is called Veteran’s Aid and Attendance program. If you think your elderly loved one was in active duty during one of the wars, be sure to contact the Veterans Administration to check eligibility and other VA benefits. The VA Aid and Attendance Pension can help families pay for care in Los Angeles.

Making Care Affordable

For low-income seniors, they may qualify for Medicaid. The state of California has a state plan for long-term care that provides financial assistance to seniors with limited income and resources. If the senior qualifies medically and financially, Medicaid may pay for all the long-term care costs. If you think your elderly loved one qualifies for Medicaid, contact your local Medicaid office to ask about eligibility for Medicaid Waiver.

Medicaid

California’s Medicaid program helps pay for Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles through the Assisted Living Waiver. In order for seniors in Los Angeles to be eligible for this program, the elderly has to be a Medi-Cal beneficiary. To learn more about the Waiver Program, contact California Department of Home Care Services (DHCS) at (800) 281-9799 or visit DHCS.

Other Options

If the costs of Assisted Living in Los Angeles still seems a little out of reach for you and your loved one, you can also search for facilities in nearby cities. Sometimes residential care homes or large communities in Torrance, Long Beach, Cerritos or Venice, for example, may cost less in rent or care per month. If you need help finding these facilities, our care advisors can help at no charge. Just call them at 877.523.6523 or click here and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you still need care options under $3,000 per month, you can also get in touch with your state’s Department of Social Services. This government agency helps those with restricted budgets and low-income housing resources.


 

City Hospitals

Should your loved one need routine checkups or emergency care, Los Angeles has plenty of hospitals to accommodate their needs. Out of the 145 hospitals in Los Angeles, 32 of them made the U.S. News & World Report Rankings “Best Regional Hospitals.” Some of them include, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Veteran’s Hospital, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser Permanente, Huntington Memorial, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.


 

Local Transportation

Getting around Los Angeles for seniors or those with disabilities might seem a little intimidating at first. However, the city’s CityRide, Curb-to-Curb program by the L.A. Department of Transportation (LADT), is very accommodating to those requiring extra assistance. Another option is through the Public Works L.A. County which also provides transportation for Seniors and the disabled.

Before deciding on a care facility for your love one, first ask management if they provide transportation and take their residents to their doctor’s appointments, mass service, etc. Typically, most care facilities will be able to accommodate their residents, but some may charge an extra fee for transportation.


 
Senior Community Centers

Los Angeles has over 30 Senior Centers scattered all throughout the city. If you’re looking at keeping your loved one busy throughout the day, these centers provide lots of activities, social interaction, learning and more.

Some of the centers in L.A. include the Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center (11338 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025), West Hollywood Senior Center (7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046), Ahmanson, Claude Pepper SR Citizens Center (1762 S La Cienega Blvd, LA, CA 90035), the Culver City Senior Center and the Westchester Senior Center to name a few.

More information on location, hours of operation and more can be found on the L.A. Parks government website.


 

History & Population

Los Angeles is located in Southern California in L.A. County, California. Los Angeles’ growth spurt came from the discover of oil in 1890 and is home to over 3,970,000 residents. Incorporated in 1850, the city is home to popular cities such as Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Hollywood and Malibu.


 

City Safety

With L.A. being a major metropolitan city, you will always find pockets of good areas and bad areas. According to statistics, the city is safer than 15.3% of the cities in the nation and the crime rate is less than 22% of the cities in California. Before choosing an Assisted Living facility for your Loved One, ensure to ask other resident families and locals about the area before deciding (source: Area Vibes).


 

City Weather

Having consistent temperatures year round, Los Angeles boasts perfect weather year round averaging 74 degrees. The weather ranges from 68 in the winter (48 at night) to 84 degrees in the summer time (64 at night). It’s hard to find better year-round weather anywhere in the world (source: weather.com).


 

Local Shopping & Dining

L.A. is a top destination for some of the most famous shopping and restaurants in the entire United States. You and your loved one will definitely have a wide variety of options to choose from.

If you are looking for great shopping and restaurants all in one place, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive and Wilshire), Santa Monica Promenade, The Americana, Westfield Century City, The Grove, Century City, Universal City Walk and Old Town Pasadena to name a few.


 

Popular Activities for Seniors in L.A.

Some of the City’s great spots for Seniors and families are:

Santa Monica Pier – Enjoy a walk down the beach with your loved one, games and entertainment on the pier or great restaurants and shopping on the Promenade. Santa Monica has a lot of activities and attractions to keep your entire family busy. Plus, the city is surrounded with many close by assisted living facilities, making it a convenient place to visit.

Griffith Observatory – Built in 1933, this historical landmark is located in Los Felis and has views all the way to the Pacific. After a renovation in 2006, you can find exhibits such as the Planetarium, “The Big Picture”, The Cosmic Connection and The Edge of Space Mezzanine

L.A. Music Center – If your loved one is into art and music, this is the place to go. The Center is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the United States which includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall. You can see performances by such notables such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles, Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera to name a few. 

The Getty Center – This is a place your Loved One cannot afford to miss. From architecture, gardens and views of the Pacific Ocean, The Getty Center is a beautiful place that your Loved One will enjoy. The $1.3 Billion Center includes outdoor sculptures in the garden and terrace along with artwork displays including those from Van Gogh and other famous artists.

California Science Center – If you’re near downtown L.A., a local gem to visit is the California Science Center. Not only will you find Air and Space Exhibits, but the Center just received the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2012. They had approximately 2 million visitors in the first year alone, so make sure to make reservations to get your tour of the shuttle.

Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) Founded in 1961, LACMA is the largest museum in the West and features dinosaurs from the La Brea Tar Pitts.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Famous for it collections of the nation’s founders from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson


 

Nearby Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

Arcadia (11)

Azusa (6)

Bellflower (8)

Beverly Hills (2)

Burbank (18)

Calabasas (1)

Cerritos (20)

Claremont (10)

Covina (12)

Culver City (9)

Diamond Bar (20)

Downey (8)

Duarte (2)

El Monte (6)

Gardena (3)

Glendale (3)

Glendora (19)

Hawthorne (6)

Hermosa Beach (1)

Huntington Park (1)

Inglewood (5)

La Cañada (2)

La Mirada (12)

La Puente (6)

La Verne (9)

Lakewood (9)

Lancaster (70)

Lawndale (3)

Lomita (8)

Long Beach (59)

Lynwood (1)

Malibu (1)

Manhattan Beach (3)

Montebello (1)

Norwalk (19)

Palmdale (31)

Palos Verdes Estates (3)

Paramount (3)

Pasadena (32)

Pomona (8)

Rancho Palos Verdes (45)

Redondo Beach (9)

San Dimas (19)

San Fernando (1)

San Gabriel (6)

Santa Clarita (7)

Santa Monica (25)

South Pasadena (2)

Torrance (92)

Walnut (29)

West Covina (3)

West Hollywood (4)

Westlake Village (4)

Whittier (30)


   

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About the Author: Catharine D. Allado is a Senior Care Expert and the COO of SeniorCareHomes.com – An extensive online directory of Assisted Living, Memory Care and other types of Senior Living across the U.S. 

Kate’s Grandmother was sadly a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease and Kate is determined to make a difference in the lives of other families.

Note: Ratings and Grades are based on our staffs’ personal opinions and experiences in the referenced City. SeniorCareHomes.Com has visited and inspected hundreds to thousands of senior living facilities all across the U.S. While we make every effort to visit as many facilities as possible, we do not claim that we have visited and inspected every single licensed senior living facility across the U.S.

Sources: AreaVibes, Weather.Com

 

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City Highlights

-Over 170 Senior Living Facilities in the City

-L.A. is rated 15.3% safer than all U.S. cities

-Costs of Care: $3,000~$8,000 per month

-Temperature Average: 84 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter.

-145 major hospitals

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Kaiser Permanente


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