El Monte is a vibrant city less than 20 minutes east of Los Angeles. It has a population of close to 110,000, of which 13.3% are 65 or over. Residents of El Monte enjoy easy access to many medical facilities, with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center just five minutes away. UCLA Medical Center, the second-ranked hospital in California with a top five geriatrics department in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, is less than 30 miles west.
Nursing homes are senior living communities that offer specialized medical care, such as diabetes management and oxygen therapy. They also help with activities of daily living, including bathing and grooming. The average monthly cost of a nursing home semiprivate room in El Monte is $9,125, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. While this is substantially higher than the national average of $7,908, it’s slightly lower than the California state average of $9,794. Seniors who don’t need high-level medical care may choose home health care or assisted living instead.
This guide examines the costs of nursing homes and other types of senior care. There’s also a list of free resources for seniors in El Monte.