Los Angeles County is the most populous county in California with over 10 million residents and a senior community of about 1.4 million people. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about one in nine seniors have Alzheimer’s. The disease accounted for 5,005 deaths, or about 11% of cases, in Los Angeles County in 2018. This increased from 3,699 Alzheimer’s-related deaths in 2014, which made up about 9% of the total death rate. This increase shows that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern for residents of the county.

To meet the needs of those with dementia, Los Angeles County has numerous residential memory care facilities. These facilities are staffed with highly trained caregivers and incorporate specialized programming to address residents’ social, cognitive and medical needs. This guide covers local memory care costs and has information on the benefits and drawbacks of living in Los Angeles County. It also includes COVID-19 rules for memory care facilities, options for paying for care and resources that serve seniors and families affected by dementia.

Memory Care Facilities in Los Angeles County, CA

2013, 2014

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita

24305 W Lyons Ave, Newhall, CA, 91321

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita is located just off Interstate 5, near Vista Valencia Golf Course and a wide variety of stores and restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley. Visitors remark that th … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita is located just off Interstate 5, near Vista Valencia Golf Course and a wide variety of stores and restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley. Visitors remark that th … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Northridge

17650 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA, 91325

Northridge Mall, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, restaurants and churches are close to Gardens at Northridge, an assisted living facility located at the heart of San Fernando Valley in Northridg … (read more)
Northridge Mall, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, restaurants and churches are close to Gardens at Northridge, an assisted living facility located at the heart of San Fernando Valley in Northridg … (read more)

2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Belmont Village Burbank

455 E. Angeleno Avenue, Burbank, CA, 91501

Belmont Village Burbank is an assisted living facility located in a residential community in Burbank, California, surrounded by cafes and across from the Burbank Public Library. Residents and visitors … (read more)
Belmont Village Burbank is an assisted living facility located in a residential community in Burbank, California, surrounded by cafes and across from the Burbank Public Library. Residents and visitors … (read more)

2016

Atria Santa Clarita

24431 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA, 91321

Atria Santa Clarita is located in Santa Clarita, California, near Interstate 5, restaurants and stores. Loved ones appreciate the clean and inviting amenities and the caring, friendly staff. They also … (read more)
Atria Santa Clarita is located in Santa Clarita, California, near Interstate 5, restaurants and stores. Loved ones appreciate the clean and inviting amenities and the caring, friendly staff. They also … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2022

Hollenbeck Palms

573 S. Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Hollenbeck Palms is located on an 8.5-acre campus in Los, Angeles, California, close to major freeways, Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles International Airport. Residents have the option of customizing t … (read more)
Hollenbeck Palms is located on an 8.5-acre campus in Los, Angeles, California, close to major freeways, Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles International Airport. Residents have the option of customizing t … (read more)

2021, 2022

Sakura Gardens of Los Angeles

325 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

This well-maintained facility, which caters primarily to residents of Japanese descent, is located in Los Angeles, California. Sakura Gardens lies within easy reach of local parks and the vibrant neig … (read more)
This well-maintained facility, which caters primarily to residents of Japanese descent, is located in Los Angeles, California. Sakura Gardens lies within easy reach of local parks and the vibrant neig … (read more)

2016, 2021

Oakmont of Whittier

13617 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA, 90605

Oakmont Retirement Community is situated near Michigan Park in Whittier, California, conveniently close to PIH Health Medical Center, stores, restaurants and the Orin Jordan House Museum. It provides … (read more)
Oakmont Retirement Community is situated near Michigan Park in Whittier, California, conveniently close to PIH Health Medical Center, stores, restaurants and the Orin Jordan House Museum. It provides … (read more)

2022

Regency Palms Long Beach

117 East 8th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813

We toured Regency Palms Long Beach yesterday. I like the facility. It was clean and very well organized. The director was full of good information. She gave us an excellent tour and resources. We tour … (read more)
We toured Regency Palms Long Beach yesterday. I like the facility. It was clean and very well organized. The director was full of good information. She gave us an excellent tour and resources. We tour … (read more)

Claremont Manor

650 W. Harrison Avenue , Claremont, CA, 91711

Claremont Manor is an assisted living facility located in Chino Hills, California, just down the road from Claremont Village and its local entertainment and events. Housing options include studios and … (read more)
Claremont Manor is an assisted living facility located in Chino Hills, California, just down the road from Claremont Village and its local entertainment and events. Housing options include studios and … (read more)

2013

Belmont Village Westwood

10475 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Belmont Village Westwood is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, between UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club. Visitors comment on this facility’s beautiful grounds, modern architecture and … (read more)
Belmont Village Westwood is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, between UCLA and the Los Angeles Country Club. Visitors comment on this facility’s beautiful grounds, modern architecture and … (read more)

2022

Oakmont of Santa Clarita

28650 Newhall Ranch Road, Santa Clarita, CA, 91355

Oakmont of Santa Clarita is located just a few blocks away from Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita, California. Residents and their loved ones agree that this facility is well-maintained, stylish and clean … (read more)
Oakmont of Santa Clarita is located just a few blocks away from Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita, California. Residents and their loved ones agree that this facility is well-maintained, stylish and clean … (read more)

2013, 2018

Belmont Village Hollywood Heights

2051 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90068

Located between West Hollywood and Glendale, Belmont Village Hollywood Heights is an assisted living facility that is well-decorated, clean and well-kept. Residents enjoy going on outings, playing car … (read more)
Located between West Hollywood and Glendale, Belmont Village Hollywood Heights is an assisted living facility that is well-decorated, clean and well-kept. Residents enjoy going on outings, playing car … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2016

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

25815 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA, 91355

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon is situated in the heart of Valencia, California, home to Central Park and the Nethercutt Museum. Visitors describe the facility as a good place to live with a homey atmosph … (read more)
Sunrise at Sterling Canyon is situated in the heart of Valencia, California, home to Central Park and the Nethercutt Museum. Visitors describe the facility as a good place to live with a homey atmosph … (read more)

2012, 2016, 2018

Sunrise of Claremont

2053 North Towne Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711

Sunrise of Claremont is in Claremont, California, near Highways 210 and 66, Griffith Park and Garey Shopping Center. The facility is reportedly immaculate, cheerful and homey. The residents’ one-bedro … (read more)
Sunrise of Claremont is in Claremont, California, near Highways 210 and 66, Griffith Park and Garey Shopping Center. The facility is reportedly immaculate, cheerful and homey. The residents’ one-bedro … (read more)

2015, 2016

Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes

5701 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275

Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, just minutes from Vista Del Norte Reserve and Palos Verdes Art Center. Relatives claim the facility is well-lit and c … (read more)
Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, just minutes from Vista Del Norte Reserve and Palos Verdes Art Center. Relatives claim the facility is well-lit and c … (read more)

Glen Park of Monrovia

110 N. Mountian Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016

Glen Park of Monrovia is located in Monrovia, California, a short drive from Huntington Oaks Center, Santa Teresita Hospital and Library Park. Loved ones describe the rooms as clean and sizable. Resid … (read more)
Glen Park of Monrovia is located in Monrovia, California, a short drive from Huntington Oaks Center, Santa Teresita Hospital and Library Park. Loved ones describe the rooms as clean and sizable. Resid … (read more)

2016

Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster

43454 30th St. West, Lancaster, CA, 93536

Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, close to popular shopping areas and restaurants. Residents note the wonderful, caring and friendly staff who see … (read more)
Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is located in the heart of Lancaster, California, close to popular shopping areas and restaurants. Residents note the wonderful, caring and friendly staff who see … (read more)

Westminster Gardens

1420 Santo Domingo Avenue, Duarte, CA, 91010

Westminster Gardens, in Duarte, California, is near Interstate 210, West Historic Route 66 and Otis Gordon Sports Park. Visitors say community members are served three daily dietician-approved, chef-p … (read more)
Westminster Gardens, in Duarte, California, is near Interstate 210, West Historic Route 66 and Otis Gordon Sports Park. Visitors say community members are served three daily dietician-approved, chef-p … (read more)

2013

CityView

515 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

CityView is situated in central Los Angeles, near Hollywood, Paramount Studios, The Grove and a multitude of other stores and restaurants. Family members note the spacious, modern suites and the homey … (read more)
CityView is situated in central Los Angeles, near Hollywood, Paramount Studios, The Grove and a multitude of other stores and restaurants. Family members note the spacious, modern suites and the homey … (read more)

2016, 2018

Pasadena Highlands

1575 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91104

Pasadena Highlands in Pasadena, California, is located near Interstate 210 with close access to the Norton Simon Museum, Rose Bowl Stadium and Eaton Canyon Falls. Guests compliment the facility’s appe … (read more)
Pasadena Highlands in Pasadena, California, is located near Interstate 210 with close access to the Norton Simon Museum, Rose Bowl Stadium and Eaton Canyon Falls. Guests compliment the facility’s appe … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Los Angeles County

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care in California. 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 Memory Care in Los Angeles County

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, monitors and licenses memory care facilities in Los Angeles County and the rest of the state. This agency enforces regulations and conducts background checks on prospective caregivers. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Los Angeles County

  • Los Angeles County is one of the most expensive areas to live in California. On a cost of living index that’s based on a national score of 100, Los Angeles County has a score of 165 versus the state median of 150. To help low-income seniors afford memory care services, several local agencies provide options counseling and assist individuals with enrolling in public benefit programs.  
  • Crime is slightly more prevalent in Los Angeles County than in the typical U.S. community, making memory care an attractive alternative to living alone for those with dementia. On a crime scale, the county’s violent crime is rated at 23.1 compared to the national median of 22.7, and property crime is rated at 41.7 versus 35.4 nationally.  
  • Los Angeles County has a pleasant climate throughout the year with high temperatures ranging between 66 and 85 degrees. The county gets about 16 inches of rain annually and no snow, providing plenty of opportunities for residents to relax outdoors and enjoy therapeutic activities such as birdwatching and walking.  
  • Health care costs are about 15% lower in Los Angeles County than in the nation as a whole, which may provide savings for those managing chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s. UCLA Medical Center is in the city of Los Angeles and has specialized dementia services, as is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is nationally ranked in nearly a dozen specialties.  
  • All forms of retirement income, except for Social Security benefits, are fully taxed at the state level. This may be a consideration for those who rely on forms of income such as dividends from investments, pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts. There are veterans’ benefits specialists and financial experts seniors can connect with through their local Area Agency on Aging who can help them apply for tax breaks.  
  • Los Angeles County is listed on the AARP Age-Friendly Network, indicating that its officials have worked to create a safe, comfortable environment for people of all ages. 

Paying for Memory Care in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, dementia services are offered in assisted living facilities that are licensed to provide specialized care. Data isn’t available through any senior care cost surveys, but on average, memory care costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living. The following rates are calculated by adding 25% to assisted living costs in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

Seniors in Los Angeles County pay $6,563 per month for memory care, which is equal to the state median but nearly $1,000 more than the national average of $5,625. Several California cities have more affordable costs, including Bakersfield, where seniors pay $4,688, and Fresno, where costs average $4,875. In Santa Cruz, rates are higher at $6,938, and in Santa Rosa, fees are considerably more expensive at $8,810.   

$6563

Los Angeles County

$6563

California

$5625

The United States

$4688

Bakersfield

$4875

Fresno

$6938

Santa Cruz

$8810

Santa Rosa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Los Angeles County has several senior care options at various price points. The cheapest option, adult day health care, costs $1,652 per month. Older adults pay $5,250 for residential assisted living, and $5,911 for home care or specialized home health care. Nursing home residents in semiprivate rooms pay $9,125, and those in private rooms pay $11,269.  

$6563

Memory Care

$5911

Home Care

$5911

Home Health Care

$1652

Adult Day Health Care

$5250

Assisted Living

$9125

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$11269

Nursing Home (private)

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in California page.

More ways to pay for memory care in CA

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in California page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has numerous free resources for seniors and families affected by dementia. These include information specialists, legal and financial advisors, support groups and early-stage engagement programs to enhance the lives of seniors with Alzheimer’s and help their families make informed decisions regarding their care.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(310) 319-3222 

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program is an award-winning program that helps meet the medical, behavioral and social needs of those with dementia. Seniors obtain personalized care plans that begin with 90-minute evaluations. The program provides ongoing contact and support to make sure the care plan is implemented and adjusted as needed.

(844) 435-7259 

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is a regional nonprofit organization that serves seniors in Los Angeles County. Through this organization, local residents can participate in support groups, meet with dementia specialists and sign up for The Memory Club, an 8-week program that provides education and support for individuals and their care partners. The organization also has a helpline staffed with live agents who provide referrals for community-based resources.

(323) 309-8821 

The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24-hour helpline that provides callers with emotional support and information on community-based services and programs in Los Angeles County. The local chapter also facilitates in-person and virtual support groups and early-stage engagement programs, and it has online resources such as discussion boards, educational workshops and a community resource finder.

(800) 510-2020 

WDACS operates the local Area Agency on Aging, which provides free and low-cost services to those aged 60 and over. Seniors and families can contact the AAA for expert financial and legal counseling, options counseling and information and referrals for community-based services and support groups. The AAA can also help older adults determine their eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, which can help them pay for residential memory care services.

(213) 383-4519 

The Center for Health Care Rights administers HICAP, which provides free information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Seniors and families can meet with advisors for help with understanding Medicare coverage, private Medicare options that may cover memory care expenses and Medicaid’s eligibility requirements. They can also help seniors file appeals for denied health care coverage for eligible services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for memory care in California