Sierra Hills

Offers Independent Living

14 Reviews
2500 W Henderson Ave, Porterville, CA 93257
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Sierra Hills

September 13, 2016

By LM638173

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am living in Sierra Hills. It is good, and I like it. The atmosphere is friendly and nice. The apartments are nice. The staff is friendly. The food and the dining area are good. However, they need to replace the overall area rug because it is already worn, but the rugs in the apartments are nice. The activities are good. The price is fair, and the security is good.

July 09, 2016

By Greg331442

I visited this facility

Sierra Hills' food, staff, and pricing were good, and I really wanted my parents to move in there. They had a lot of activities, a gym, a TV room, a pool table, and dancing. It was perfect for them. The security looked OK.

November 24, 2015

By Amanda17

I visited this facility

Sierra Hills was big and nice. The apartments were of different sizes with balconies, and very nice and clean. The studio apartment was the smallest and had three big closets and a big bathroom. They provided a van for rides to different places. The dining facilities were really nice with chefs who did the cooking. They provided movies and games and had large grounds and a walking path. I liked the size of this nice, open, friendly place. The staff seemed very nice, and all of the residents were happy and smiling.

September 12, 2014

By Caring89740750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Sierra Hills, and she is very happy there. It is an excellent facility. What stands out is the proximity of the facility to the family. The family can come up here two or three times a week. The manager I interviewed is really excellent and I really like her. I think the management staff makes a big difference. I think they are doing a really good job. So far, I think she’s fine, and she is very happy there. I will absolutely recommend this to others, especially if their parents are home alone and not having companionship, as that is really detrimental to their health. They have caregivers that don’t work for the facility, but they are on site and much cheaper than in-house. More importantly also is socialization, especially for my mom. I am really pleased with this facility, and a lot of that goes to back to the management team they have in there. Cathy in particular knows every resident by name. She watches out for them. My mom is watched out for now 24 hours a day, yet still has her independent living status. For us, that provides us security to sleep well at night too.

June 22, 2011

By UnlimitedAri

I am a friend or relative of resident

My friend's mother moved into this facility a number of years ago and I have tagged along with her to visit frequently. I have always been impressed by the level of activity going on at Sierra Hills. Every time we visit we hear announcements of some new activity. The last time it was for Nickel Bingo. Staff and residents alike seem to be cheerful and over time some of the staffers have gotten to where they recognize not just my friend who visits multiple times a week but also me, who tags along just once in a while. My friend's mother says she is very happy living at Sierra Hills, and it shows as she is doing better than ever since moving into this place. She still has the privacy of her own apartment with a balcony, and her cats were allowed to move in with her. However she doesn't have to deal with the housework and cooking that was becoming too much for her as she got older since the facility takes care of all these things for her. Instead she gets to spend her time with the friends she has made, visiting each others apartments, in many of the common areas, or when the weather is nice, outside in the gardens.

December 15, 2008

By Steve Knapp

My loved one stayed here

I have a relative staying here at the moment. The facility appears new and well cared for. The interior appears similar to an upscale business hotel. The commons areas were decorated for the holidays and there appear to be plenty of activities. The room where my relative stays is a bit spartan although it was the only one available as there appears to be a long waiting list. The dining room looked clean and the staff was attentive, friendly, and constantly on the move. The food looked a bit institutional but appetizing.
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Questions about Sierra Hills

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Sierra Hills. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What transportation services does Sierra Hills offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sierra Hills exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Sierra Hills offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Sierra Hills accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Sierra Hills work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Sierra Hills


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2290/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Hardwood, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered, Private

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Sierra Hills

Sierra Hills is located in Porterville, CA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Sierra Hills for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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