The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Altadena, CA for 2023
There are 63 Assisted Living Facilities in the Altadena area, with 4 in Altadena and 59 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Altadena is $4,500 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,875. Cheaper nearby regions include Sierra Madre with an average starting cost of $4,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 286 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Altadena. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Altadena 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Altadena, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Altadena
Altadena is a sunny northern suburb of Pasadena, adjacent to the northern hills and not far from downtown Los Angeles. Just under 43,000 people live in Altadena, 17 percent of them seniors age 65 and over, with 60 assisted living facilities for those who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs), but who still want to preserve their independence.
Assisted living facilities in Altadena, like those in the rest of the state, are licensed through the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Altadena
- Altadena's weather, like the larger Pasadena area it's a part of, is hot in summer and mild in winter. Summer highs average 91 degrees here, with winter lows averaging 47 degrees. Winter brings 21 inches of rain to the hills north of town, raising allergens the Santa Ana wind blows over Altadena. This can be problematic for seniors with asthma, though the hills dry out late in the season and lower the pollen count.
- The overall cost of living in Altadena is high, relative to most communities in the United States. Compared with the rest of the nation, Altadena costs more than double the average, though most of this expense is the high cost of local real estate. The median home cost in Altadena is over $800,000. Healthcare is actually less expensive than average, with roughly 15 percent lower rates than is typical nationally.
Crime rates are on the low side in Altadena. In most categories of crime, local incidents are 10 to 15 percent less common than in similar-sized communities around the country. Violent crime is less common still in Altadena.
Pasadena Transit provides much of the bus service in and around Altadena. Connections to the Los Angeles Metro are available at several locations in the Pasadena network. Both services offer discount fares for seniors age 60 and over, as well as ADA-compliant vehicles and disabled ride services that may be requested in advance.
- The Altadena area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Huntington Hospital and Methodist Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Los Angeles is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Paying for Assisted Living in Altadena
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Altadena start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Altadena and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Altadena
Los Angeles County, where Altadena is located, is one of the few California counties to participate in the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. This waiver helps low-income seniors with some of the cost of assisted living or home care.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Altadena
Altadena and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Altadena, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Altadena
Altadena-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Altadena
Review of North Lake Villas
Words can't describe the amount of care that North Lake Villas is giving my mom at this time. They go above and beyond with her. They do yoga every day, get their nails painted every Friday, do Mon... Read more
Review of Eaton Canyon Villas
My brother enjoyed his last months as happy as he could be under the cheerful, kind, gentle, and competent care of the staff at ECV. Food was tasty and nutritious. ECV is located in an establishe... Read more
Review of North Lake Villas
I did a tour of North Lake Villas. The staff, Robert, was very friendly, and I could tell that they cared about the residents. It was very well-kept and also very clean. It's very low-key, but I co... Read more