Home to “Tarzan” author Edgar Rice Burroughs in the early 1900s, Tarzana is a bustling community within the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The area has nearly 40,000 residents, including 5,389 senior citizens, and an additional 6,100 residents are aged 50 or older. Tarzana offers retirees a high quality of life thanks to its mild climate, abundant shopping and dining options, and scenic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Topanga State Park

Older residents who need help with day-to-day tasks or want to minimize the burden of household maintenance are ideal candidates for assisted living. These communities offer apartment-style accommodations, meals, personal care and recreational activities to meet seniors’ medical and social needs. According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of these services is $5,000 per month in Tarzana, which is on par with the state median and about 16% higher than other parts of the county.

Whether you’re considering residential care for yourself or a family member, this guide features information about assisted living facilities and average prices in Tarzana. We’ve also provided an overview of community-based services and amenities that make the area a good choice for older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Tarzana, CA

Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana

18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana, CA, 91356

My father will be moving into Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana. I like the community itself, the location, and the people were all very personable and welcoming. They have beautiful outdoor space. They ha … (read more)
My father will be moving into Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana. I like the community itself, the location, and the people were all very personable and welcoming. They have beautiful outdoor space. They ha … (read more)

Jackie’s Hideaway

5925 Donna Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356

Jackie’s Hideaway is a wonderful place and I never dreamed I would find such a loving and caring environment for my dear friend. The staff is incredibly attentive and the home is peaceful and serene. … (read more)
Jackie’s Hideaway is a wonderful place and I never dreamed I would find such a loving and caring environment for my dear friend. The staff is incredibly attentive and the home is peaceful and serene. … (read more)

Summit Assisted Living of Tarzana

5711 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA, 91356

My mom was in Summit Assisted Living of Tarzana. The first year when it had a different owner, it was wonderful. After that, things started to go downhill. It changed hands at the end of February or b … (read more)
My mom was in Summit Assisted Living of Tarzana. The first year when it had a different owner, it was wonderful. After that, things started to go downhill. It changed hands at the end of February or b … (read more)

Jackie’s Hideaway

5929 Donna Ave., Tarzana, CA, 91604


Marble Terrace II

19030 Miranda Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356


Marble Terrace I

5811 Donna Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356


Royal Garden Board and Care II

5909 Melvin Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356


Royal Garden Board and Care III

5809 Melvin Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356


Blue Skies Ranch

6061 Shirley Ave., Tarzana, CA, 91356

I was looking for a Board and Care for my Mom unexpectedly, I was referred to Blue Skies Ranch, in Tarzana. I called and spoke with Eilene, the owner who also happens to be a RN. Eilene was … (read more)
I was looking for a Board and Care for my Mom unexpectedly, I was referred to Blue Skies Ranch, in Tarzana. I called and spoke with Eilene, the owner who also happens to be a RN. Eilene was … (read more)

Tarzana Assisted Living

5912 Cahill Ave, Tarzana, CA, 91356

My grandmother is a resident of Tarzana Assisted Living for 7 years now. It is wonderful. They take very good care of her. It is very personable. It being owned by a family makes it that much more des … (read more)
My grandmother is a resident of Tarzana Assisted Living for 7 years now. It is wonderful. They take very good care of her. It is very personable. It being owned by a family makes it that much more des … (read more)

Be Well Senior Living Ii Inc.

5711 Beckford Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356

We chose Be Well Senior Living II for mom because of the location. Our experience has been good. The staff is professional and compassionate. The food is good. The façade and the layout are very nice … (read more)
We chose Be Well Senior Living II for mom because of the location. Our experience has been good. The staff is professional and compassionate. The food is good. The façade and the layout are very nice … (read more)

AvantGarde Senior Living

5645 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA, 91356

Mom has been in Avantgarde since November 2012. It’s a place that focuses on memory care, so they have a lot of activities like jewelry making and other art classes. They have volunteers that comes in … (read more)
Mom has been in Avantgarde since November 2012. It’s a place that focuses on memory care, so they have a lot of activities like jewelry making and other art classes. They have volunteers that comes in … (read more)

Azar Garden

19230 Hatteras Street, Tarzana, CA, 91356


2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Chatsworth

20801 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA, 91311

Brookdale Chatsworth is located in the quiet Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth, California, just a few minutes away from scenic parks, California State University Northridge, medical facilities a … (read more)
Brookdale Chatsworth is located in the quiet Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth, California, just a few minutes away from scenic parks, California State University Northridge, medical facilities a … (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)

Canyon Trails

7945 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA, 91304

Canyon Trails was very nice, but a lot smaller than the other ones I visited. The rooms were all the same size. They gave us some little samples of some scones that they made, which were yummy. The st … (read more)
Canyon Trails was very nice, but a lot smaller than the other ones I visited. The rooms were all the same size. They gave us some little samples of some scones that they made, which were yummy. The st … (read more)

2022

Sunrise of Studio City

4610 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA, 91604

Sunrise of Studio City is located in Studio City, California. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient location at the edge of the San Fernando Valley, just off the Ventura Freeway and close to … (read more)
Sunrise of Studio City is located in Studio City, California. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient location at the edge of the San Fernando Valley, just off the Ventura Freeway and close to … (read more)

2014, 2016

Sunrise of Santa Monica

1312 15th St, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Sunrise of Santa Monica is located in the heart of Santa Monica and offers assisted living options and memory care for seniors. Residents and their loved ones praise this facility for its sincere and … (read more)
Sunrise of Santa Monica is located in the heart of Santa Monica and offers assisted living options and memory care for seniors. Residents and their loved ones praise this facility for its sincere and … (read more)

Sunrise of Woodland Hills

20461 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

The food at Sunrise of Woodland Hills was very good, and they had a lot of good options. It was very nice and very open, and it had themes for each floor, which was kind of cool. There was a Vegas flo … (read more)
The food at Sunrise of Woodland Hills was very good, and they had a lot of good options. It was very nice and very open, and it had themes for each floor, which was kind of cool. There was a Vegas flo … (read more)

2013, 2015

Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens

851 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90403

Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens is located just off the upper coast of Santa Monica, CA. Guests enjoy incredible views of the ocean from their balconies and further sights of nature in the courtyard of … (read more)
Brookdale Santa Monica Gardens is located just off the upper coast of Santa Monica, CA. Guests enjoy incredible views of the ocean from their balconies and further sights of nature in the courtyard of … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tarzana

Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly may provide assisted living services in Tarzana and other parts of California. These communities are licensed and overseen by 13 regional offices operated by the California Department of Social Services’ Adult and Senior Care Program, which is part of the Community Care Licensing Division.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tarzana

  • The cost of living in this part of Los Angeles is well above the state median and more than double the national average. However, although transportation is expensive and real estate prices are about four times higher than other parts of the country, health care tends to be more affordable than average.
  • Due to Tarzana’s high population density and other environmental factors, the area has received a failing grade for its air quality. The American Lung Association gave the city an F based on levels of ozone and particulates. Seniors may need to stay indoors or take other precautions on poor air quality days.
  • Tarzana receives mixed reviews for safety with 31 crimes per 1,000 residents. While violent crime rates are 38% lower than the national average, residents experience 17% more burglaries and thefts. Fortunately, assisted living facilities provide 24-hour security to minimize these concerns.
  •  The City of Los Angeles and the county have been part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly State and Communities since 2016. This means that there are more resources for senior citizens, and it also shows that government leaders are committed to supporting members of this population. 
  • Health care access is an excellent reason to consider Tarzana. More than 60 hospitals are located in the area, including the high-performing Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. The UCLA Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC have earned national rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
  • Tarzana’s pleasant year-round climate is part of its appeal, especially for seniors who enjoy warm, sunny weather. The area receives 272 days of annual sunshine, and average winter lows remain in the 40s. These features helped the city earn an impressive climate score of 8.6 out of 10.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tarzana

At $5,000 per month, assisted living prices in Tarzana are on par with the state median and similar to other regional cities. However, residents pay more than seniors in other parts of the country.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Assisted living prices in Tarzana are even with the state median of $5,000 per month and $700 higher than the national average of $4,300. Additionally, rates are typical when compared to other major cities of southern California, such as Santa Maria. Seniors in Oxnard and Ventura pay $845 more per month. Rates drop by $475 per month in San Diego, and Riverside offers a competitive value at $3,900, which saves residents $1,100 per month.

$5000

Tarzana

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$5845

Oxnard

$3900

Riverside

$5000

Santa Maria

$4525

San Diego

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Long-term care prices in Tarzana and metro L.A. start at $1,647 per month for daytime health care programs. Assisted living is the second-cheapest option at $5,000. Home health care agencies typically charge $5,434 per month for homemaker services and $5,529 for in-home medical care. These rates are significantly lower than skilled nursing, which costs $8,060 for a semiprivate room. Private rooms average $10,570, more than double the cost of assisted living.

$5434

Homemaker Services

$5529

Home Health Aide

$1647

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Tarzana was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tarzana

Eligible seniors can find financial assistance services in Tarzana through both the Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the optional state supplement (OSS).

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 Tarzana

A number of government agencies and nonprofits serve seniors in Tarzana and the greater Los Angeles area. The following organizations offer long-term care planning and advocate for those who currently reside in assisted living communities.  

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 510-2020

As the Area Agency on Aging for Los Angeles County, WDACS offers a wealth of programs for seniors and their families, including transportation, mobility assistance, legal advice, caregiver supports and adult protective services. It also oversees more than 60 volunteer ombudsmen who advocate for assisted living residents across the community.

(310) 394-9871

WISE & Healthy Aging is a community-driven nonprofit dedicated to improving older residents' quality of life. It offers case management services and caregiver resources to help families develop a personalized plan for healthy aging. In addition to supporting senior transportation and safe driving programs, the organization engages in elder abuse prevention and serves as the ombudsman for more than 76,000 long-term care residents.

(213) 485-7512

The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks operates 29 multipurpose senior centers throughout the city. These facilities offer nutritional services and recreational programs, including art classes, foreign language courses, aerobics, line dancing, live entertainment and social events. The closest options to Tarzana are the Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center on Jordan Avenue and the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center on Van Nuys Boulevard.

(213) 351-7825

Tarzana residents can contact the Office of Senior Health to learn more about community-based services available to senior citizens, disabled adults and their caregivers. As part of the county's Department of Public Health, it oversees more than 1,900 long-term care facilities in greater Los Angeles. The agency also connects seniors to related state agencies and nonprofit groups such as AARP and the American Society on Aging.

(213)765-9680

The county's Veterans Service Center is a comprehensive resource for military families who need help accessing their benefits. Veterans services specialists help with applications for VA health care, disability compensation, pensions and Aid & Attendance supplements that can be used for assisted living and personal care. The center also offers information about veterans license plates, crisis services and public assistance programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tarzana

Tarzana-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California