Glendale is the fourth most populated city in Los Angeles County, home to 196,543 residents, with approximately 17.6% in the 65+ age group. Its climate favors older citizens, with comfortable winters of around 46 degrees, regular summer highs of 85 degrees and no snow. Glendale boasts excellent medical services, such as Glendale Memorial Hospital, while Los Angeles County has some of the finest health care facilities in the country. There are also many nursing homes, with monthly costs averaging $8,060 for a semiprivate room, which is about 3.8% more than the $7,756 national average.

Nursing homes can be the best option for seniors unable to live at home without round-the-clock care. Each nursing home is unique, but residents can typically expect 24-hour monitoring by trained nurses, treatments delivered by qualified therapists and meals tailored to specific diets, including pureed, by experienced chefs. There are alternatives to nursing homes for more able-bodied seniors, such as assisted living and home health care

The rest of this guide reviews nursing home care fees in the area and the costs for alternative types of senior care. There’s also a list of free resources for seniors and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Glendale, CA

Broadway Manor Care Center

605 WEST BROADWAY, Glendale, CA, 91204

During recent months I was an IV patient at this facility on two occasions for a total of more than 40 days, and the four star rating which I have given above is with respect to staff only. I observ … (read more)
During recent months I was an IV patient at this facility on two occasions for a total of more than 40 days, and the four star rating which I have given above is with respect to staff only. I observ … (read more)

Glenoaks Convalescent Hospital

409 W. GLENOAKS BLVD., Glendale, CA, 91202

Don’t send your loved ones to this place if you could. No physical therapist, no social worker, no discharge planner, no Registered nurse, and no nutritionist in this place. Doctor only comes once a … (read more)
Don’t send your loved ones to this place if you could. No physical therapist, no social worker, no discharge planner, no Registered nurse, and no nutritionist in this place. Doctor only comes once a … (read more)

Dreier’s Nursing Care Center

1400 WEST GLENOAKS BLVD, Glendale, CA, 91201

The place is clean, the nurses and staff are very courteous and respectful, and most of all food they serve is good as if I’m not in a nursing home. Their Physical Therapy program is ecxellent, they … (read more)
The place is clean, the nurses and staff are very courteous and respectful, and most of all food they serve is good as if I’m not in a nursing home. Their Physical Therapy program is ecxellent, they … (read more)

Royal Oaks Convalescent Hosp

250 N. VERDUGO ROAD, Glendale, CA, 91206

My father-in-law is in Royal Oaks. The facility is fine. Cleanliness is fine. They are upgrading. He is in a shared room and they have a shared bathroom, but it is spacious enough. The staff treats hi … (read more)
My father-in-law is in Royal Oaks. The facility is fine. Cleanliness is fine. They are upgrading. He is in a shared room and they have a shared bathroom, but it is spacious enough. The staff treats hi … (read more)

Windsor Manor

1230 E. WINDSOR RD., Glendale, CA, 91205


Autumn Hills Health Care

430 N.GLENDALE AVE, Glendale, CA, 91206

Small, dirty, smelly rooms shared between two residents for $6000/month per resident. They over-medicate residents to ensure they can’t function (five different blood-pressure medications sent my fa … (read more)
Small, dirty, smelly rooms shared between two residents for $6000/month per resident. They over-medicate residents to ensure they can’t function (five different blood-pressure medications sent my fa … (read more)

Chandler Convalescent Hospital

525 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE, Glendale, CA, 91204


Glen Haven Health Care

212 West Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA, 91204



Leisure Glen Care Center

330 Mission Rd, Glendale, CA, 91205


Verdugo Hills Hospital Dp/snf

1812 VERDUGO BLVD, Glendale, CA, 91208



Glendale Healthcare Center

1208 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA, 91204


The Terraces at Park Marino

2585 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., Pasadena, CA, 91107

The Terraces at Park Marino has a vast view of Eaton Canyon and is conveniently located across Crown City Medical Group in the Victory Park neighborhood of Pasadena, California. Residents are happy wi … (read more)
The Terraces at Park Marino has a vast view of Eaton Canyon and is conveniently located across Crown City Medical Group in the Victory Park neighborhood of Pasadena, California. Residents are happy wi … (read more)

Villa Gardens

842 East Villa St., Pasadena, CA, 91101

Villa Gardens is located in the center of Pasadena, California, just minutes from Interstate 210. Residents and their loved ones agree that Villa Gardens is a gorgeous facility, thanks to its landscap … (read more)
Villa Gardens is located in the center of Pasadena, California, just minutes from Interstate 210. Residents and their loved ones agree that Villa Gardens is a gorgeous facility, thanks to its landscap … (read more)

Atherton Baptist Home

214 SOUTH ATLANTIC BLVD., Alhambra, CA, 91801

Daytime staff member assigned is caring, intelligent, and responsive to my grandmother’s needs. She engages her and is familiar with her personal history and family relations. She’s made an effort to … (read more)
Daytime staff member assigned is caring, intelligent, and responsive to my grandmother’s needs. She engages her and is familiar with her personal history and family relations. She’s made an effort to … (read more)

Oakview Convalescent Hospital

9166 TUJUNGA CANYON BLVD, Tujunga, CA, 91042

My mom is at Oak Park. After her stroke, she went there for a convalescent rehabilitation. My dad was also there. We love Oak Park. They have great staff. The people are well cared for, and the activi … (read more)
My mom is at Oak Park. After her stroke, she went there for a convalescent rehabilitation. My dad was also there. We love Oak Park. They have great staff. The people are well cared for, and the activi … (read more)

Verdugo Valley Skilled Nursing & Wellness Ct

2635 HONOLULU AVE, Montrose, CA, 91020

My dad was in Montrose Springs Skilled Nursing & Wellness Center for two weeks. We couldn’t go in and see anything, but they were able to get my dad back to walking again. It’s like a rehab center … (read more)
My dad was in Montrose Springs Skilled Nursing & Wellness Center for two weeks. We couldn’t go in and see anything, but they were able to get my dad back to walking again. It’s like a rehab center … (read more)

College Vista Post-Acute

4681 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041

My father is in College Vista. It is a very good, small facility. My only concern is that it is pretty far from my house. Their staff is excellent. They can improve on having a little bit more ventila … (read more)
My father is in College Vista. It is a very good, small facility. My only concern is that it is pretty far from my house. Their staff is excellent. They can improve on having a little bit more ventila … (read more)

Gem Transitional

716 SOUTH FAIR OAKS AVE, Pasadena, CA, 91105

I visited a family friend who was residing at GEM for short term care and I have to say the facility is very clean, staff are friendly and it’s a very nice facility. I highly recommend GEM for your … (read more)
I visited a family friend who was residing at GEM for short term care and I have to say the facility is very clean, staff are friendly and it’s a very nice facility. I highly recommend GEM for your … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Glendale, CA

Residents can expect to pay around $8,060 per month for a semiprivate room in Glendale and $10,570 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using semiprivate room costs published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey as a guide, it’s clear that Glendale’s fees are competitive. Although above the national average, the city’s costs are below the state average of $9,247.

Riverside’s seniors typically pay $7,756 per month for their nursing home care – the lowest costs in the region. These are followed by Glendale and Bakersfield, with both cities averaging $8,060 per month. Although Oxnard is only 70 minutes away from Glendale, fees jump to $8,365 per month, rising steeply to $9,962 further up the coast in Santa Maria.

$8060

Glendale

$9247

California

$7756

United States

$8365

Oxnard

$9962

Santa Maria

$8060

Bakersfield

$7756

Riverside

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home fees are the most expensive type of senior care in Glendale, with costs averaging $10,570 for a private room – although monthly savings of $2,510 are possible for seniors sharing rooms. Seniors who remain at home can get home care services for around $5,434 and limited medical support for an additional $95 per month at $5,529. Those able to attend adult day care centers can expect to pay $1,647, while those who would get more benefit in an assisted living facility will likely see costs of $5,000.

$5434

Home care

$5529

Home health care

$1647

Adult day health care

$5000

Assisted living

$8060

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10570

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Glendale, CA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Glendale, CA

Glendale’s seniors and their families can access the following free resources to help meet care costs, resolve issues with care providers, eat healthily while still at home and find practical caregiving support.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 334-9473

WISE & Healthy Aging is a nonprofit organization that performs the role of Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Los Angeles County. The role involves visiting nursing homes to educate residents about their rights and advocating for them in disputes with their care providers. This can include concerns about care standards. However, if those concerns suggest criminal behavior, such as elder abuse, the ombudsman will inform the proper authorities. The families of residents and third parties can also register their concerns with the ombudsman.

(800) 540-4442

The USC Family Caregiver Support Center is a nonprofit that helps caregivers cope with the challenges of their roles through training, one-on-one advice and support groups. To be eligible for assistance, caregivers must be looking after a loved one aged 60 and older who can't remain in their home without constant support. In some cases, the center can provide respite services, although these may incur a fee.

(818) 279-6580

Seniors and families looking for practical support regarding long-term health care options can call on the free services provided by the Helping Hands Senior Foundation. It can help find a range of free and subsidized resources within the Glendale area that enables families to make more informed decisions. In some cases, this may involve solutions that include utilizing seniors' existing health care insurance plans.

(818) 548-3775

The Elderly Nutrition Program is a free service managed by the City of Glendale for residents unable to prepare their own meals and who don't have someone to prepare food for them. There are two options available to seniors. The first is a once-a-week delivery of seven days' worth of frozen meals that seniors can store in their homes and heat up when necessary. The delivery also includes seven half-pints of milk, seven pieces of bread and fresh fruit, which can be assorted or canned. The second option is a daily collection of fresh food from the nearest collection point. This option is only available to seniors without the means to store frozen food and heat it in their homes.