113 Assisted Living Facilities near Gardena, CA
There are 113 Assisted Living Facilities in the Gardena area, with 4 in Gardena and 109 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 242 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gardena. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gardena 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Redondo Beach with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gardena, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gardena
Gardena, California, is located in Los Angeles County and is a short drive from Redondo Beach and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The city is home to about 60,000 residents, more than 15 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older.
Many seniors require 24-hour personal care and assistance. In Gardena and all of California, facilities that provide assisted living services to seniors are officially known as residential care facilities (RCFs). There are four RCFs in Gardena, as well as an additional 105 located nearby in surrounding areas. RCFs throughout the state are licensed and monitored by the California Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gardena
- The cost of living in Gardena is more than 70 percent above the national average, which for some seniors, may be too expensive.
- Gardena has a moderate year-round climate. With summertime highs around 77 degrees and winter lows of only 49 degrees, seniors can live comfortably and enjoy time outdoors throughout the year.
Violent crime rates in Gardena are high. An average of 6.56 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occur each year in the city, while the state average is only 4.49 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Some seniors may feel unsafe living in the city, so it's important to find an RCF that has adequate security systems in place.
- The air quality in the Gardena area and throughout Los Angeles County is known to be among the worst in the country. This can put seniors' health at risk, particularly if they already have a respiratory illness.
- Located in Los Angeles County, Gardena 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.
- The Gardena area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hospital of Gardena, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gardena
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Gardena start around $0 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 Gardena 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 Gardena
Seniors living RCFs in the Gardena area can apply for financial assistance via California's Assisted Living Waiver. This waiver operates under the state Medi-Cal program and covers the cost of assisted living for eligible seniors, as well as providing other healthcare services.
Supplemental Security Income recipients who meet eligibility requirements may also apply for California's Optional state supplement, which exists to help seniors cover the cost of room and board in long-term care facilities.
California doesn't allow family supplementation.
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 Gardena
Gardena 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 Gardena, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gardena
Gardena-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.
Other Options in Gardena, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gardena
Review of Gardena Retirement Center
Gardena Retirement Center was welcoming. They showed me both the two-bedroom and one-bedroom, which my mom was interested in, and the director was really helpful on the financial aspect as well as ... Read more
Review of Grace Care Home
We feel good about Grace Care Home. My wife loves the food served to her, and the staff members are very gracious people. There are two residents in a room, which is OK. I'm satisfied with the price. Read more
Review of Gardena Retirement Center
Gardena Retirement Center is known for their Japanese Resident population, which worked out perfectly for my grandmother as Japanese is her native tongue and having peers that speak the same langua... Read more