163 Assisted Living Facilities near Northridge, CA
There are 163 Assisted Living Facilities in the Northridge area, with 24 in Northridge and 139 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Northridge is $3,193 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include North Hills with an average starting cost of $2,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 334 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Northridge. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Northridge 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Granada Hills with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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24 Assisted Living Facilities in Northridge, CA
139 Assisted Living Facilities near Northridge, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Northridge
Northridge, California, is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, part of the North Valley community. Despite its location in a busy metropolis, Northridge is characterized as a quiet, college-centered community. About 18 percent of the town's population of 32,400 are seniors aged 60 and over, and with 40 different assisted living facilities in the area, there are plenty of options for those who need extra help with daily living tasks. The State of California regulates assisted living facilities through the Department of Social Services. The Senior Care Licensing Program licenses and monitors Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Northridge
Weather in the greater Los Angeles area, of which Northridge is part of, is balmy and mild year-round. July high temperatures average around 87 degrees, January lows are 47 and annual rainfall is light. Seniors with health conditions alleviated by warm weather may find relief here.
- On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime rates in the main Northridge area are 43.1, compared to the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime rates are about ten percent higher than the national average. Seniors are advised to use caution with their persons and belongings.
Cost of living in Los Angeles is 188.5 compared to a U.S. average of 100, though this is primarily due to the high cost of housing. Seniors will find that grocery costs and healthcare expenses here are near the national average.
- The Los Angeles Department of Transportation provides city bus routes to the community of Northridge. DASH riders may be eligible for senior citizen discounts or ADA-compliant paratransit.
- 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.
- The Northridge area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dignity Health — Northridge Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Northridge
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Assisted Living costs in Northridge start around $3,193 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 Northridge 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 Northridge
Senior citizens in California, as well as those with a qualifying disability, may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), which is a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver that was created by legislation that directed the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
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 Northridge
Northridge 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 Northridge, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Northridge
Northridge-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 Northridge
Review of Somerford Place of Northridge
My tour at Somerford Place of Northridge was very nice. The lady that took me around was very informative, and overall it was very nice and well done. I was looking at the assisted living level, an... Read more
Review of Cedars Assisted Living
My tour at Cedars was very nice. The people were very accommodating. They gave me a tour of the whole community and explained everything to me regarding all the different areas. It was almost the s... Read more
Review of Highlands Manor
We scouted the area for the perfect board and care for my sister-in-law. Highlands Manor was chosen and we could not have been more happy. The staff and, especially Russell, the owner were most kin... Read more