Home to nearly four million people, including almost 13% aged 65 or older, Los Angeles is considered the heart of Southern California by many. The City of Angels is well-renowned for its major movie studios, glamorous shopping venues, beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions, but it’s also a popular spot for seniors. The warm-weather paradise offers fresh sea breezes, abundant health care options and plenty of senior-friendly activities.

Assisted living provides a homelike environment for seniors who need minimal care. It offers personalized supportive care, meals, housekeeping services and social and recreational activities to promote healthy, independent living in a safe, maintenance-free setting. The average assisted living cost is $5,250 per month in Los Angeles, mirroring the state average.

Seniors can use this guide to learn more about assisted living in Los Angeles, how these costs compare with other senior care options and how they rate against other California cities. They can also weigh some benefits and drawbacks of living in Los Angeles and peruse a list of resources providing senior supports.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

2015, 2016, 2017, 2022

Hollenbeck Palms

573 S. Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Hollenbeck Palms is located on an 8.5-acre campus in Los, Angeles, California, close to major freeways, Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles International Airport. Residents have the option of customizing t … (read more)
Hollenbeck Palms is located on an 8.5-acre campus in Los, Angeles, California, close to major freeways, Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles International Airport. Residents have the option of customizing t … (read more)

2021, 2022

Sakura Gardens of Los Angeles

325 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

This well-maintained facility, which caters primarily to residents of Japanese descent, is located in Los Angeles, California. Sakura Gardens lies within easy reach of local parks and the vibrant neig … (read more)
This well-maintained facility, which caters primarily to residents of Japanese descent, is located in Los Angeles, California. Sakura Gardens lies within easy reach of local parks and the vibrant neig … (read more)

2013

Belmont Village Westwood

10475 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Belmont Village Westwood is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, between UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club. Visitors comment on this facility’s beautiful grounds, modern architecture and … (read more)
Belmont Village Westwood is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, between UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club. Visitors comment on this facility’s beautiful grounds, modern architecture and … (read more)

2013, 2018

Belmont Village Hollywood Heights

2051 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90068

Located between West Hollywood and Glendale, Belmont Village Hollywood Heights is an assisted living facility that is well-decorated, clean and well-kept. Residents enjoy going on outings, playing car … (read more)
Located between West Hollywood and Glendale, Belmont Village Hollywood Heights is an assisted living facility that is well-decorated, clean and well-kept. Residents enjoy going on outings, playing car … (read more)

2013

CityView

515 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

CityView is situated in central Los Angeles, near Hollywood, Paramount Studios, The Grove and a multitude of other stores and restaurants. Family members note the spacious, modern suites and the homey … (read more)
CityView is situated in central Los Angeles, near Hollywood, Paramount Studios, The Grove and a multitude of other stores and restaurants. Family members note the spacious, modern suites and the homey … (read more)

2022

Hollywood Hills, A Pacifica Senior Living Community

1745 North Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

I toured Hollywood Hills, a Pacifica Senior Living Community, and the woman I met there was very nice, very informative, and welcoming. The location was nice. The facility was clean and bright. Severa … (read more)
I toured Hollywood Hills, a Pacifica Senior Living Community, and the woman I met there was very nice, very informative, and welcoming. The location was nice. The facility was clean and bright. Severa … (read more)

Clarendon Senior Living – The Gaviota House

6724 Gaviota Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91406

Warm, clean and welcoming place for my grandmother. She was surrounded by lovely staff and other older women who needed care. I am happy to personally recommend this caring facility to those around th … (read more)
Warm, clean and welcoming place for my grandmother. She was surrounded by lovely staff and other older women who needed care. I am happy to personally recommend this caring facility to those around th … (read more)

Eleanor’s Residential Home

4926 Shenandoah Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90056

My mother has lived at Eleanor’s Residential Home for several years. Our family couldn’t be happier with the very engaged and engaging owners, who live at the home, and the loving, professional c … (read more)
My mother has lived at Eleanor’s Residential Home for several years. Our family couldn’t be happier with the very engaged and engaging owners, who live at the home, and the loving, professional c … (read more)

Ayres Residential Care Home: West Los Angeles

10940 Ayres Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Ayres Residential Care is located in West Los Angeles, close to both the shops of the Westside Pavilion and a Los Angeles Metro station. Residents and loved ones praise the communication skills of the … (read more)
Ayres Residential Care is located in West Los Angeles, close to both the shops of the Westside Pavilion and a Los Angeles Metro station. Residents and loved ones praise the communication skills of the … (read more)

Primrose Senior Care Home

8107 De Soto Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 91304

My mom was a resident of Primrose 3. It was a home with a maximum of six residents. They had excellent caregivers and excellent care. My mother was there, and then she passed away. Overall, it was ver … (read more)
My mom was a resident of Primrose 3. It was a home with a maximum of six residents. They had excellent caregivers and excellent care. My mother was there, and then she passed away. Overall, it was ver … (read more)

Clarendon Senior Living – The Farralone House

5911 Farralone Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91367

The Farralone House has my highest recommendations! The staff ect. are incredibly helpful and kind. My grandmother is pleased and it brings such joy in my heart knowing she is comfortable at this poi … (read more)
The Farralone House has my highest recommendations! The staff ect. are incredibly helpful and kind. My grandmother is pleased and it brings such joy in my heart knowing she is comfortable at this poi … (read more)

Valley Vista Senior Living

7040 Van Nuys blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 91405

Valley Vista is beautiful and Gabby was terrific, she gave the tour. They were very welcoming and it’s a beautiful facility since it’s brand new. They had a big welcome sign up for us. I asked if we c … (read more)
Valley Vista is beautiful and Gabby was terrific, she gave the tour. They were very welcoming and it’s a beautiful facility since it’s brand new. They had a big welcome sign up for us. I asked if we c … (read more)

Astoria Quality Senior Living

8041 Blackburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

My dad was a resident of Astoria Senior Living for last three years of his life. I will be forever grateful to the owners, Inna and Sofia, not only for taking such good care of my father but also for … (read more)
My dad was a resident of Astoria Senior Living for last three years of his life. I will be forever grateful to the owners, Inna and Sofia, not only for taking such good care of my father but also for … (read more)

Westwood Plaza

2228 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064


West Hills Home Care II

22523 Schoolcraft Street, Los Angeles, CA, 91307

West Hills Home Care II was very nice. I felt like they could update the aesthetics of it, but it was clean, and the residents were very well cared for. They seemed really happy there.
West Hills Home Care II was very nice. I felt like they could update the aesthetics of it, but it was clean, and the residents were very well cared for. They seemed really happy there.

Atria Tarzana

5325 Etiwanda Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91356

Atria Tarzana has been an excellent community for my mother, who moved in two months ago. The place is clean, friendly, and happy staff. My mom loves Atria and how she is being treated and looked afte … (read more)
Atria Tarzana has been an excellent community for my mother, who moved in two months ago. The place is clean, friendly, and happy staff. My mom loves Atria and how she is being treated and looked afte … (read more)

Garden Crest Assisted Living Facility

909 Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90026

I took my sister to Garden Crest Assisted Living Facility. It came highly recommended by two different friends who had stayed there and they had a high regard for it. It looked clean, and it was well … (read more)
I took my sister to Garden Crest Assisted Living Facility. It came highly recommended by two different friends who had stayed there and they had a high regard for it. It looked clean, and it was well … (read more)

Terraza of Cheviot Hills

3340 Shelby Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

My tour of Terraza of Cheviot Hills was very good. I was surprised it was so nice. The staff was good. The building was clean and well kept. The location was fine. The layout was fairly simple, and th … (read more)
My tour of Terraza of Cheviot Hills was very good. I was surprised it was so nice. The staff was good. The building was clean and well kept. The location was fine. The layout was fairly simple, and th … (read more)

Clarendon Senior Living – The Kentland House

5952 Kentland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91367

My wife is in Clarendon Senior Living – The Kentland House. When you enter the building, there was a hallway and to the left were several rooms and to the right were the main entertainment television … (read more)
My wife is in Clarendon Senior Living – The Kentland House. When you enter the building, there was a hallway and to the left were several rooms and to the right were the main entertainment television … (read more)

Bentley Manor by Serenity Care Health

3425 McLaughlin Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90066

We are happy with Bentley Manor by Serenity Care Health. They are exceptional. The care is really personalized, and they always give me detailed updates on how my mom is doing. The director answers my … (read more)
We are happy with Bentley Manor by Serenity Care Health. They are exceptional. The care is really personalized, and they always give me detailed updates on how my mom is doing. The director answers my … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Los Angeles

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in California . Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Los Angeles

The Senior Care Licensing Program monitors and licenses assisted living facilities and other elderly residential care facilities. It’s part of the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Due to Los Angeles’ immense size, four of California’s 14 Senior Care Licensing Regional Offices oversee and serve different areas of the city.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Los Angeles

  • The cost of living in Los Angeles is extremely high, more than 70% higher than the national average. However, health care costs are surprisingly low at 11% less than the national average. Health care is often a major expense for aging adults, so every bit helps.
  • Health care options are abundant in Los Angeles, which is home to several nationally ranked hospitals. The top three facilities include UCLA Medical Center with 14 adult specialties and six children’s specialties nationally ranked, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with 11 adult specialties nationally ranked and Keck Medical Center of USC with 12 adult specialties nationally ranked. UCLA Medical Center also came in fourth nationwide for geriatrics, while Cedars-Sinai and Keck ranked 10th and 11th, respectively.
  • Retirees won’t pay income taxes on their Social Security benefits but will on most other forms of retirement income. However, the income tax rate is relatively low for middle- and low-income seniors.
  • Sales taxes are above average in Los Angeles County at a combined rate of 9.5%, but seniors do get a break on everyday necessities. Groceries are exempt from state and county sales taxes, and the state taxes prescription drugs at a lower rate of 3.5%.
  • Seniors couldn’t ask for more pleasant weather conditions than in Southern California. Los Angeles averages 284 sunny days a year, with an average high of 84 degrees in July and an average low of 46 degrees in January. Older adults won’t have to worry about temperature extremes, humidity or snow.
  • Los Angeles has been part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network since February 2016. Although it gets a slightly below-average livability score at 49 compared to the national average of 50, this is primarily due to the low score of 22 for environmental issues such as air quality. However, it gets an above-average mark of 70 for its accessible neighborhoods and 64 for healthy behaviors.

Paying for Assisted Living in Los Angeles

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors pay an average cost of $5,250 for assisted living in Los Angeles. However, the actual price varies based on location, amenities and housing options.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At an average of $5,250 per month, Los Angeles’ assisted living cost mirrors the state average. However, it’s higher than the national average of $4,500 by $750 a month. Although many often portray Los Angeles as extremely expensive, assisted living costs are lower than many nearby neighbors. While it’s higher than Riverside’s monthly average of $4,000, Los Angeles’ assisted living cost is lower than Santa Maria’s $5,300, San Diego’s $5,475 and Oxnard’s $5,750.

$5250

Los Angeles

$5250

California

$4500

United States

$4000

Riverside

$5300

Santa Maria

$5475

San Diego

$5750

Oxnard

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While comparing assisted living options, seniors may also wish to compare other types of senior care. The least expensive option is adult day health care at only $1,652 per month on average. However, this option provides limited care. The average cost goes up slightly for those wanting to age at home. In-home care and home health care both average $5,911. The priciest option is nursing home facilities at an average of $9,125 per month, but these offer the greatest amount of services and support. 

$2911

In-Home Care

$5911

Home Health Care

$1652

Adult Day Health Care

$5250

Assisted Living Facility

$9125

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in California

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

Even seniors in assisted living may have certain requirements these communities aren’t meeting. Aging adults have numerous Los Angeles-area government and nonprofit entities with free programs and services to help support various needs. These resources offer everything from legal assistance to transportation services.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(213) 482-7252

The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging has various programs for seniors to help support their overall health and well-being. These include legal assistance and advocacy, mental health resources, wellness and safety programs, health insurance counseling and free virtual clubs and activities to keep older adults engaged with their peers.

(877) 477-3646

The Los Angeles County Community and Senior Centers provide a broad range of services and social activities for older adults throughout the county. Seniors will find support groups, nutrition programs, learning opportunities, social and recreational engagement, seasonal events and other activities to promote healthy living and community involvement at numerous locations throughout Los Angeles.

(213) 974-9740

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, based in Los Angeles, operates the Volunteer and Internship Program. This program offers volunteer opportunities for older adults with the time, expertise and interest in helping the LA County Department of Children and Family Services provide support to children, families and the community.

(800) 827-1000

The Los Angeles Regional Office of Veterans Affairs houses seven Veterans Services Organizations to ensure all veterans have access to the local, state and federal benefits they're qualified to receive. Programs may help with medical services, including long-term care, and assistance with employment, pension, insurance and compensation.

(888) 863-7411

New Freedom provides transportation services for eligible older adults or disabled individuals to enhance independence and quality of life. It provides services seven days a week at no cost. Seniors can schedule rides to life-sustaining and life-enriching destinations, including medical appointments, grocery shopping and social and recreational events.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California