186 Assisted Living Facilities near West Hills, CA
There are 186 Assisted Living Facilities in the West Hills area, with 15 in West Hills and 171 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in West Hills is $3,218 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Winnetka with an average starting cost of $2,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 460 reviews below for assisted living facilities in West Hills. On average, consumers rate assisted living in West Hills 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Canoga Park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in West Hills, CA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Hills
Located on the western edge of the San Fernando Valley, West Hills ranks among the best and most diverse neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles. These rankings take into account many factors that may be important to seniors, including climate, affordability and access to healthcare.
Seniors who are contemplating moving into an assisted living community as the next step in their journey have many options to choose from in the West Hills area. Altogether, there are around 170 assisted living facilities, or Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), in West Hills and surrounding communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Hills
- The West Hills area is home to world-class medical facilities, including West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- On average, healthcare is 15 percent less expensive for seniors in West Hills than the national median. Groceries cost about the same as the national average but are around 7 percent cheaper than the California state average.
- 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 weather in West Hills has a comfort index of 84 out of 100, compared to a U.S. average of only 54, where 100 is the most comfortable. Seniors who settle in West Hills can expect many sunny days with temperatures in the 70s.
- Across the U.S., the average violent crime rate is 31.1, and the average property crime rate is 38.1. West Hills is safer for seniors by comparison, with rates of 24.1 and 22.3, respectively.
Paying for Assisted Living in West Hills
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in West Hills start around $3,218 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 West Hills 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 West Hills
Seniors who qualify for Med-Cal, California's Medicaid program, can apply for the Assisted Living Waiver Program to help pay for services in an assisted living facility. The state also provides an Optional State Supplement for eligible seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which may help cover room and board.
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 West Hills
West Hills 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 West Hills, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Hills
West Hills-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 West Hills, CA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in West Hills
Review of West Valley Assisted Living
Calvary Church nearby with wheelchair access. Ideal location. Read more
Review of Sunrise of West Hills
Sunrise of West Hills was very nice. It was a little larger community and I wanted something a little smaller for my dad. It was very open and they had nice grounds. It seemed like they had ample p... Read more
Review of Land of Peace
We found Land of Peace for my stepfather-in law. I saw the room and it's a little more private. I think he'll feel that it's more like home because there are only six people in the house. It's a bi... Read more