Downey Retirement Center

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

8 Reviews
11500 Dolan Avenue, Downey, CA 90241
Call (800) 385-2527
Downey Retirement Center (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Downey Retirement Center

January 05, 2017

By David566313

I visited this facility

Downey was a nice place. The people were super nice and very informative, but it was not the right place for my sister. The rooms were nice, fine, clean, and presentable. The residents looked happy.

January 09, 2015

By Caring104132050

I visited this facility

The surroundings were a little bit shabby in Downey Retirement. I wasn't impressed. It was kind of dreary and run down. I wouldn't say anything good about this place. I'm not saying it is dirty, but it is depressing. I wouldn't want to live there, and I wouldn't want any of my family to live there either. I saw a room over there, and its bathroom had nothing modern in it. Some of the rooms only have provisions for two people to sit. It was a depressing place, and there was nothing cheery about it.

September 26, 2012

By alino

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The facility is very clean and tidy. Carpets are clean and free from spider webs and no cracks in the glass. The doors are easy to open for the residents. Of course the smells of the facility are not very pleasent and the food does not appeal to the residents, but some are put on a special diet and the staff sticks to the diet thier doctor orders and they don't like that. The staff is freindly and hopefully they speak english, especially for the residents. My grandmother only speaks english and sometimes it is difficult and frustrating for her when she needs something or has a question. The fix it people are okay. Sometimes they can be a little sloppy in the residents room. The residents are freindly. You occationally have those residents who are annoying but that is not the facilities fault. The tidiness of the grounds could be neater and sweeped up more. They have dances and activities that all residents can enjoy. I know my grandmother likes to dance.They also have guest entertainment such as choirs and singers. They get a holiday show during Christmas which is nice, because sometimes residents get sad and lonely during that time of year. Hours you can visit are good and you can even have meals in the dinning room with your relitive if you wanted and of course if there is room at the table. Each resident pays for their own telephone and cable, there is no satilite availble, but they have a t.v. room that they can watch movies with fellow residents. I think that is a good idea because they can be in a common area. They also get to go on outings. A bus picks them to go to the mall or speciallty store ie 99 cent store or cvs. It is a good place, but just like a lot of things it is not perfect and had room to improve.

September 23, 2011

By Caring413786

I visited this facility

This facility that I toured offers 24 hr Dementia/Alzheimer's Care in a unit called "Oasis" w/in a assisted living level of care. It is secured. They also offer respite, short stays for families who just want a break, or who are going on vacation. They are located across the street from a hospital and a nursing home. Downey is a bedroom community w/ low crime rates and it is safe. The facility is in a downtown area close to shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. The staff are friendly and caring. The facility seems clean and well maintained. I would recommend it for placement.
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Services and Amenities of Downey Retirement Center


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3500/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3000/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4500/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

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  • Financial Guidance Extra: The Downey Retirement Center Is A Licensed Residential Care Facility For The Elderly, Offering Assisted Living And Individualized Care Programs Created For Your Unique Situation, As Well As A Fully Staffed And Secured 24 Hour Dementia Care Unit. Our Pri

Guest services

  • Guest Parking


  • English


  • Minimum Age: Yes
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 198601838
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About Downey Retirement Center

At the Downey Retirement Center, residents are provided a home-like environment, free from the daily concerns associated with living alone, while enjoying still their independence. As we get older, performing what used to be simple tasks like housekeeping, preparation of meals, and laundry can become burdensome for many seniors. Here we take on these day-to-day needs, allowing our residents the opportunity to enjoy their retirements, focusing on doing the things that they’ve dreamed of doing for a lifetime.

Our friendly and professional staff knows the importance of providing services with compassion, sincerity and a smile. We also provide genuine consideration for the privacy and dignity of our residents and their families.

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