The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Sun Valley, CA for 2023
There are 123 Assisted Living Facilities in the Sun Valley area, with 3 in Sun Valley and 120 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Sun Valley is $2,800 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,870.
To help you with your search, browse the 324 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sun Valley. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sun Valley 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Arleta with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Sun Valley, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sun Valley
Sun Valley, California, is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, part of the North Valley community. The total population of the San Fernando region is 1.8 million, with 13.4 percent aged 65 and over. With seven assisted living facilities in Sun Valley itself and a further 63 total nearby, there are plenty of options for seniors. The State of California regulates assisted living facilities through the Department of Social Services. Residential care facilities are regulated by the Senior Care Licensing Program, which covers facilities for the elderly and continuing care retirement communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sun Valley
Weather in the greater Los Angeles area, where Sun Valley is located, is known for being warm and sunny most of the year. balmy and mild year-round. July high temperatures average around 84 degrees Fahrenheit, January lows are 47 degrees Fahrenheit and annual rainfall is light. Seniors who dislike cold, snowy winters will enjoy living here.
Air quality in Sun Valley, as in the rest of the Los Angeles area, rates more than 20 points below the national average of 58, scoring just 36. The American Lung Association ranks the LA area in the top ten of most polluted cities in several different categories. This may be important to consider for seniors with respiratory illnesses.
Cost of living in Los Angeles is 195.1 compared to a U.S. average of 100, though this is primarily due to the high cost of housing - more than three times the national average. Seniors will find that grocery costs and health care expenses here are near the national average.
- The Los Angeles Department of Transportation provides city bus routes to the community of Sun Valley and around the LA area. DASH riders may be eligible for senior citizen discounts or ADA-compliant paratransit.
- Sun Valley, as a community in 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 Sun Valley area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Pacifica Hospital of the Valley and Serra Medical Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sun Valley
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sun Valley start around $2,800 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 Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley
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 Sun Valley
Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sun Valley
Sun Valley-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 Sun Valley, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sun Valley
Review of Villa Scalabrini
The rooms at Villa Scalabrini were very nice. I was very impressed. My mother was there eight years ago and when I went back to look at it, the main staff was still there. They're very caring, and ... Read more
Review of Villa Scalabrini
Villa Scalabrini was a very nice place and very reasonable. I just wasn't ready for a 1-bedroom place, I'm currently living in a 4-bedroom home. The staff that assisted me was very polite and accom... Read more
Review of Villa Scalabrini
Villa Scalabrini is run by nuns. I thought the community was lovely. The main place and the memory care place are very nice. It has beautiful grounds, and it is such a clean place. The patients see... Read more