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.