Torrance is a large city of nearly 150,000 people in the Los Angeles metro region. Of its residents, about 17% are aged 65 and older, promoting a social environment and high access to community-based services for retirees. While the city has an above-average cost of living, health care costs are well below the national median, which may make it a good option for seniors with restrictive budgets. It’s home to two hospitals and an active senior center.   

Torrance seniors seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle may find the care they need in assisted living. These facilities provide individualized care plans for residents and feature comfortable suites and apartments, daily meals and recreational activities to accommodate a variety of interests. Some facilities have amenities such as heated swimming pools, beauty salons and indoor and outdoor common areas. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows that seniors in Torrance pay $5,250 per month for care, which is in line with the state average but several hundred dollars higher than the national median.  

This guide provides more information on assisted living costs in Torrance and an overview of resources that help seniors make decisions regarding their care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Torrance, CA

Oakmont of Torrance

3620 Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90505

Oakmont of Torrance was a beautiful facility, modern and clean. They provide many services. The staff was extremely helpful, and she was really good. They have a salon and movie theaters. They give ri … (read more)
Oakmont of Torrance was a beautiful facility, modern and clean. They provide many services. The staff was extremely helpful, and she was really good. They have a salon and movie theaters. They give ri … (read more)

Clearwater at South Bay

3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90503

Our experience having mom at Clearwater at South Bay has been excellent. They have laundry service, they have amazing menus, they take the residents out on scenic drives, they have bingo and theater n … (read more)
Our experience having mom at Clearwater at South Bay has been excellent. They have laundry service, they have amazing menus, they take the residents out on scenic drives, they have bingo and theater n … (read more)

South Bay Senior Living

22711 South Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90502

My father moved into South Bay Senior Living. My dad doesn’t engage too much in the activities. I can’t give him his medicine on time, so that’s why he’s over there. He eats the food there, and he’s o … (read more)
My father moved into South Bay Senior Living. My dad doesn’t engage too much in the activities. I can’t give him his medicine on time, so that’s why he’s over there. He eats the food there, and he’s o … (read more)

Sunrise Palos Verdes

25535 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90505

I went to the Sunrise Palos Verdes. It was very nice, we kind of liked it, the only thing with the memory care, when you look at the facility, it’s not quite as nice as the assisted living, especially … (read more)
I went to the Sunrise Palos Verdes. It was very nice, we kind of liked it, the only thing with the memory care, when you look at the facility, it’s not quite as nice as the assisted living, especially … (read more)

Anza Home Care

19917 Anza Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90503

Anza Home Care is located in the northwest corner of Torrance, California, near shops, restaurants and the beautiful Redondo and Hermosa Beaches. Residents and visitors appreciate the clean facility a … (read more)
Anza Home Care is located in the northwest corner of Torrance, California, near shops, restaurants and the beautiful Redondo and Hermosa Beaches. Residents and visitors appreciate the clean facility a … (read more)

Evergreen Haven

2513 West 168th Street, Torrance, CA, 90504

Located in the middle of a vibrant, residential neighborhood, Evergreen Haven is an assisted living facility in Torrance, California. The small, cozy community receives high marks for its low staff-to … (read more)
Located in the middle of a vibrant, residential neighborhood, Evergreen Haven is an assisted living facility in Torrance, California. The small, cozy community receives high marks for its low staff-to … (read more)

Golden Seasons Home Care

1116 Cerise Ave, Torrance, CA, 90504


Morningside Terrace

17219 Atkinson Ave, Torrance, CA, 90504


Brent Wood Villa

17004 Atkinson Ave, Torrance, CA, 90504


Royal Palms Villa

17419 Elgar Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90504


Royal Assisted Living

4925 Ave B , Torrance, CA, 90505


Abad Group Home – Harline Court

22547 Harline Court, Torrance, CA, 90502


Casa Tiara

2145 Johnson Court, Torrance, CA, 90504


Golden Life Home Care VIII

2423 Santa Fe Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90501

Golden Life Home Care VIII is an assisted living and memory care facility two miles south of downtown Torrance, California, near the neighborhood of La Terraza. The community offers private and semi-p … (read more)
Golden Life Home Care VIII is an assisted living and memory care facility two miles south of downtown Torrance, California, near the neighborhood of La Terraza. The community offers private and semi-p … (read more)

Santa Fe Home Care II

2255 Santa Fe Avenue, Torrance, CA, 90501

Santa Fe Home Care II is a lovely facility located in Torrance, California, a short distance away from beautiful Miramar Park and Torrance Beach. Small and intimate, the facility’s staff ensures that … (read more)
Santa Fe Home Care II is a lovely facility located in Torrance, California, a short distance away from beautiful Miramar Park and Torrance Beach. Small and intimate, the facility’s staff ensures that … (read more)

Golden Life Home Care III

1644 W 222nd Street, Torrance, CA, 90501


Kind Heart Home Care III

2033 W 231st Street, Torrance, CA, 90501


Summerland Manor – Torrance, CA

17708 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90504


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Spring Senior Assisted Living, LLC

20900 Earl Street, Torrance, CA, 90503

We found this wonderful place for my elderly relative who had a small, well behaved pet who was welcomed here. Very unusual, but it worked out well. Services can be added as needed, such as extra help … (read more)
We found this wonderful place for my elderly relative who had a small, well behaved pet who was welcomed here. Very unusual, but it worked out well. Services can be added as needed, such as extra help … (read more)

Patricia’s Elder Care

2446 W. 234th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501

Patricia’s Elder Care is nice and the people are friendly. I chose this place because I feel that my mom will be finally happy there and taken good care of. The dining area is nice, I haven’t tried th … (read more)
Patricia’s Elder Care is nice and the people are friendly. I chose this place because I feel that my mom will be finally happy there and taken good care of. The dining area is nice, I haven’t tried th … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Torrance

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 CA. 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 Torrance

Assisted living facilities in Torrance are officially called residential care facilities for the elderly, and they follow rules set by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. This division conducts background checks on prospective employees and regularly inspects facilities to ensure compliance with guidelines. It also publishes information on residents’ rights and the process for reporting abuse.   

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Torrance

  • There are two hospitals in Torrance, including Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, providing access to a variety of specialties and primary care services. This city is an economical place to obtain medical services, with health care costs averaging 15% below the national median.     
  • On a 100-point cost of living index, Torrance is rated 189.3, indicating that local costs are nearly 90% higher than in the nation as a whole. Housing costs are particularly high, which may make residential care a good alternative to owning or renting a home.  
  • A crime index that assigns crime rate scores on a 100-point scale gives Torrance a 30.5 for property crime and 9.3 for violent crime, which are lower than the respective national scores of 35.4 and 22.7. FBI data shows that both types of crime have been trending downward in Torrance for the past 2 decades. 
  • Torrance has an exceptionally comfortable climate with year-round daytime temperatures ranging from 66-77 degrees, offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor amenities and activities. The city gets about 14 inches of rain and measurable snowfall is very rare, and the city sees 279 sunny days per year on average, which is 36% more than the typical U.S. city. 
  • State income taxes in California are very high, which may be a consideration for seniors moving to assisted living facilities in Torrance from outside the state. Seniors don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, but all other types of retirement earnings are taxed as regular income. 
  • Seniors have access to the Torrance Community Transit Program, a transportation assistance initiative that includes the Senior Taxi Program and the Dial-a-Taxi Program. This can supplement the paid transportation services seniors access through their assisted living facility.   
  • The air quality in Los Angeles County is very poor and may negatively impact the health of seniors, but assisted living facilities typically provide indoor activities for those sensitive to pollution. The American Lung Association gives the region failing grades for ozone pollution, 24-hour particle pollution and annual particle pollution. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Torrance

In Torrance, assisted living facilities charge an average of $5,250 per month for housing and care. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities  

The cost of assisted living in Torrance is consistent with California’s average rate and several hundred dollars higher than the national median of $4,500. In Stockton, rates are about $1,600 lower at $3,649, and in Merced, residents pay $4,000. Seniors in El Centro pay $6,150 per month for care, and Santa Rosa seniors pay some of the highest assisted living rates in the state at $7,048.  

$5250

Torrance

$5250

California

$4500

United States

$4000

Merced

$6150

El Centro

$3649

Stockton

$7048

Santa Rosa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care  

Assisted living is a relatively economical long-term care option in Torrance, with residents paying $5,250 on average. This is several hundred dollars cheaper than homemaker and specialized home health care services, which cost $5,911 per month. It’s also a budget-friendly alternative to nursing home placement, which costs $9,125 for shared rooms and $11,269 for private accommodations. Those who want to spend less might consider adult day health care services, which include personal care, meals and recreational activities in a daytime community setting for $1,652 per month. 

$5911

Homemaker Services

$5911

Home Health Aide

$1652

Adult Day Health Care

$5250

Assisted Living Facility

$9125

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$11269

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Torrance was not available, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Torrance

Seniors who require financial assistance with an RCF can seek eligibility through the California Medicaid program. Low-income individuals who prefer to live in an RCF rather than a nursing home may also receive help through the Assisted Living Waiver Program.  

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 Torrance

Seniors in Torrance get help with navigating their long-term care options through several nonprofit agencies and programs. Through the following resources, seniors can find options counselors, legal advisors and benefits specialists who help them consider their care needs and find ways to pay for assisted living.   

Resource  

Contact  

Service  

(310) 320-5918  

The city's Community Services Department operates four senior centers within Torrance where older adults can enjoy congregate meals and participate in recreational activities. The department also provides free computer training for seniors and age-friendly fitness and dance classes.  

(888) 211-0644    

WDACS is the Area Agency on Aging for the Torrance region. This agency provides a range of supportive services for older adults, including assistance with applying for public benefits that may help them pay for assisted living. The agency also has a long-term care ombudsman program to protect the rights and interests of those in assisted living.  

(213) 383-4519    

The Center for Health Care Rights is a nonprofit organization that provides free Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance counseling for Torrance residents. Seniors can contact an advisor for help with understanding their health insurance benefits, comparing Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans and determining whether they qualify for Medicare Savings Programs.  

(800) 698-2411  

The Los Angeles regional VA office provides in-person and over-the-phone benefits counseling and assistance for older veterans in Torrance. Individuals can call the office to be screened for Aid and Attendance eligibility and to find out if they qualify for VA medical care or veterans’ home placement.  

(800) 399-4529    

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a regional nonprofit law firm that helps those aged 60 and over obtain civil legal services. Seniors can contact the organization for help with creating wills and managing their estate. LAFLA staff can also help with assigning powers of attorney, applying for public benefits and resolving issues such as public benefits overpayments.  

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Torrance

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California