146 Assisted Living Facilities near Los Angeles, CA
With an average cost of $4,461 in Los Angeles, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 209 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 116 facilities in Los Angeles.
116 Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA
30 Assisted Living Facilities near Los Angeles, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a huge city that sprawls across much of the Southern California coastline. Nearly 4 million people live in Los Angeles, roughly 11.7 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. No fewer than 147 assisted living facilities exist to serve Los Angeles' seniors. These communities, like all residential care facilities in the state, are licensed through the California Department of Social Services' Community Care Licensing Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Los Angeles
- The weather in Los Angeles can be unpredictable, but generally it's warm and dry. Summer highs in the city average 79 degrees, while winters tend to be very mild with an average low of 51. Most years bring an average of about 18.6 inches of rain to the Los Angeles basin, though irregular droughts can alter that by quite a bit. Seniors with asthma or COPD might have trouble with the air quality on bad smog days, but Los Angeles has vastly improved its air quality over the years and there are far fewer smog alert days than in the past.
- The cost of living in Los Angeles is 43 percent higher than the national average. This is actually low by state standards, as the overall cost of living in California is at least 69 percent above the national average rate. Healthcare is a bit less expensive than the other common costs, however. Rates for hospital and practitioner care in Los Angeles run about 9 percent above national figures.
- Crime rates in Los Angeles are high, on average, but the city is so large it is hard to generalize. Overall, crime rates run to around 25 percent higher than the national average, with spikes in some neighborhoods downtown. In the outlying areas, however, violent crime all but vanishes and even property crime rates in places like Pasadena and Chino Hills drops sharply.
- Public transportation in Los Angeles is in the hands of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro). Metro bus and rail lines crisscross the county, and seniors with valid transit IDs can ride at a discount. Metro offers same- and next-day booking for dial-a-ride trips, as well as ADA-compliant vehicles on all routes.
- The Los Angeles area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Keck Hospital of University of Southern California, 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 Los Angeles
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Assisted Living costs in Los Angeles start around $4,461 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles
Seniors who need financial assistance to afford assisted living may find help through the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center. Seniors may also qualify for the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program, which provides assistance to those with limited financial means.
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 Los Angeles
Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Los Angeles
Los Angeles-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Los Angeles
Review of St. John of God Retirement & Care Center
I like St. John of God Retirement & Care Center a lot. I liked the atmosphere, it looked clean, and open, and it had a big lawn where my mom could walk around. The grounds were lovely. The staf... Read more
Review of CityView
I liked CityView, but it's very pricey, and there's no outdoor area. It's out in the city, so there are no grounds. It's nice and clean, but it's a little dark inside for me. They take the resident... Read more
Review of Veterans Home of West Los Angeles
The facility is clean, food is good just be aware that most of the staff is at 3-year old English comprehension level. Read more