Located 8 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Alhambra offers a mix of urban and suburban living. Seniors make up 18.4% of its 83,000 residents, which is about 1% above the national average. Known as the 'city of homes', its streets are a mosaic of new and historical styles. The city is home to several beautiful parks, a golf course and numerous restaurants and shops, so seniors with free time can find plenty to do.
Alhambra has several assisted living facilities, each supporting seniors with varying levels of physical abilities, including those who need help bathing, dressing and eating. They offer private and semiprivate rooms, with many providing kitchenettes and ADA-compliant bathrooms. Residents can participate in activities that improve their physical and cognitive abilities, and meals are typically served in shared dining areas. The median monthly fee in Alhambra is $5,250, which is above the national average but the norm for California.
This guide includes a review of the pros and cons of living in Alhambra and comparisons between its assisted living costs and those of other cities and other senior care types. It also provides information on financing assisted living and lists some free and low-cost senior-friendly resources.