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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Whittier, CA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Whittier, CA below include 115 Assisted Living facilities with 2598 reviews. On average in Whittier, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.43 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Whittier

In Whittier and elsewhere in California, the Senior Care Licensing Program upholds quality standards in assisted living facilities. The program’s personnel enforce regulations in the interest of protecting residents’ safety, comfort and health. Additionally, they maintain and publish a list of the state’s licensed facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Whittier

  • Whittier features one of California’s most pleasant climates. The area has 287 days of sunshine per year, compared to the national average of just 205 such days. The summers are warm, and the winters do not threaten to bring snow or freezing temperatures.
  • The city’s rate of property crime is above the national average, but its rate of violent crime is lower than the national average. Seniors concerned about safety may find that an assisted living facility with security features offers some comfort.
  • Compared to the average American city, Whittier is a more expensive place to live. However, the city’s health care and utility costs are lower than average, and seniors’ grocery bills aren’t much higher than the national norm. Overall, the city is more affordable than many other parts of Los Angeles County, where costs trend higher.
  • California’s property tax system allows seniors to move between homes without incurring large property tax hikes. There are also property tax exemptions available to homeowners in general, as well as veterans and eligible survivors. Additionally, there is an exemption specifically for veterans with disabilities and surviving spouses.
  • The area’s health care facilities offer senior-relevant services. For instance, PIH Health runs a senior health program, and the Whittier Hospital Medical Center houses rehabilitation specialists. Each health organization runs numerous other programs as well.
  • Whittier is in Los Angeles County, which is part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The county’s inclusion in that network reflects its leadership’s efforts to make the area more inclusive and livable for older adults. The state of California is also a member of the network.

Paying for Assisted Living in Whittier

The average monthly fee for assisted living in Whittier is $5,250. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Whittier’s average assisted living cost is identical to the California-wide average but is $750 higher than the nationwide average. Oxnard, which is near Whittier on California’s coast, has an average cost that’s $500 more expensive. Two other pricier cities are San Diego and Santa Maria, with respective average rates of $5,475 and $5,300. Seniors may find some savings by looking inland to Bakersfield, which has a typical cost of $3,750. That figure falls $1,500 below Whittier’s.

Whittier

$5,250

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Oxnard

$5,750

San Diego

$5,475

Santa Maria

$5,300

Bakersfield

$3,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Among Whittier’s senior care options, nursing homes are the most expensive, reflecting their medical care capabilities. In those facilities, a semiprivate room costs $9,125 per month on average, or $3,875 more than assisted living accommodations. In-home care and home health care share an average rate of $5,911, so they are also more expensive than assisted living. Adult day health care is the most affordable option in Whittier. Enrollees pay an average of just $1,652 per month, which is $3,598 less than what assisted living participants pay. However, transportation arrangements may be necessary.

In-Home Care

$5,911

Home Health Care

$5,911

Adult Day Health Care

$1,652

Assisted Living Facility

$5,250

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,125

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Whittier

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 Whittier

Several organizations support Whittier’s older adults. Through them, seniors and their families can find information, support and advocacy. To learn more about specific offerings, contact each organization.

ResourceContactService
Workforce Development Aging & Community Services(888) 211-0644WDACS's Linkages Program is a care management initiative that offers intake screenings, assessments and the arrangement of services. It additionally helps seniors scheduled for discharge from residential care facilities. The WDACS's other programs encompass transportation, legal assistance and caregiver support, among other needs.
WISE & Healthy Aging(310) 394-9871WISE & Healthy Aging runs the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which assists residents of long-term care facilities. To that end, the program's representatives investigate complaints and inform residents on various topics. WISE's other focuses include supporting caregivers and providing care management
Military & Veterans Affairs(877) 452-8387MVA is a county-level agency that assists veterans and certain eligible survivors and dependents. It can help clients locate documents and complete paperwork, and it offers advice and help in matters such as pensions, disability claims and health care.
City of Whittier Senior Services(562) 567-9470The City of Whittier operates a pair of senior centers, which are the sites of classes, health screenings and other events. Additionally, by calling the city's Information & Referral office, seniors can learn about assisted living and other long-term care options. They can also receive introductions to social service agencies.
Bet Tzedek(323) 939-0506Bet Tzedek's representatives work with low-income seniors. They offer help in areas such as preparing legal documents, setting up conservatorships, and gaining and maintaining access to public benefits. Another priority for Bet Tzedek is assisting Holocaust survivors.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Whittier

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

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Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Joaquin

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Central Whittier

I went to look at Brookdale Central Whittier. I was impressed with the facility. It was pleasant and clean. It seemed like they had friendly staff. The rooms were nicely kept. They seemed to have a...

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Assisted Living

Diane

I visited this facility

Review of Oakmont of Whittier

I toured Oakmont of Whittier. Everybody looked professional. They offered everything from a beautiful movie theater to a salon, and barbershop. They have a beautiful courtyard, a beautiful dining...

Provider response

Hi Diane, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Oakmont of Whittier! We sincerely thank you for the positive review and hope to see you again soon!

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Assisted Living

Maureena

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Uptown Whittier

Brookdale Uptown Whittier was the first one we visited. The tour was good, and they were friendly. The staff who gave me the tour was friendly and informative. The rooms were clean and nice. We...

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