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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles, California, is a desirable location for senior living. Its iconic views and never-ending entertainment, in addition to its range of senior care offerings, make Los Angeles an ideal place to retire. If your loved one needs memory care, they can begin a supportive lifestyle in a range of stand-alone memory care facilities and larger multi-care communities.

Memory care is a specialized type of assisted living for seniors suffering from memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Seniors in these memory care communities receive personal care services, specific cognitive therapies to help with symptoms of memory loss, and help with activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene and mealtimes.

To help you find a memory care facility that’s right for your loved one, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to memory care in Los Angeles. A Place for Mom has 78 partner memory care communities within a 10-mile radius of the Los Angeles city center. We’ve included our proprietary local data on these communities to provide helpful information to seniors and their families. Data includes memory care costs, ways that people pay for memory care, and California memory care laws and regulations. We also provide helpful local resources for seniors and outline what families can expect from a Los Angeles memory care community.

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It provides a meaningful service to its clients. We picked this community, because of the lower cost if sharing with a roommate with other considerations secondary but acceptable. I would recommend to others
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Commonwealth Royale Guest Home is an assisted senior living community, located in beautiful Los Angeles, California. As one ages, it may become increasingly difficult to perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking and dressing. Being unable to preform these tasks significantly...
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I've been very happy with our choice of community. My father seems to be doing very well under their care. The staff are very friendly. And the location is perfect for all of his follow up visits with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
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It was an extremely good price value for the care my mother received at Vista Del Sol. The place was always clean, she got good meds and medical care, and she was left alone which is what she prefers. ...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Vista Del Sol Health Services and its continuum of health services has been a vital part of the West Los Angeles Healthcare community since 1980, providing a full spectrum of care for geriatric clients and their families.·          Assisted Living
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Top of the line customer service and attention to detail that really helped reassure me when placing my cousin in this facility. The property is gorgeous but the staff and administration is what made us...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
AvantGarde Senior Living and Memory Care is a premier community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, & Memory Care and Respite Care. We are centrally located in the greater San Fernando Valley close to all major freeways and West Los Angeles. Tarzana Providence, Encino Hospitals and...
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Our love done moved in right before COVID, so we have not been able to visit for awhile, but we do know our loved one is happy there. Sometimes it is a little hard for us to get a hold of the staff. When we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Bentley Suites by Specialized Community HealthcareBentley Suites offers highly trained professionals, including an RN, Medical Director, Pharmacy Consultant, Nutrition Director, and Activity Director 24/7. The facility also offers all of the amenities enjoyed in a modern Residential Care Facility...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
"The Broadview is a Happy Place" Our theme song sung to the tune of "Happy Days are Here Again," describes our beautiful home. Here, you will find a pool room, chapel, fitness center, video and book libraries, resident computer and online services, art studio, large screen movie room, resident...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center in Sun Valley, CA was opened for residents' occupancy on July 16, 1979. The 90- room facility, capable of accommodating up to 130 ambulatory senior citizens in single and some double occupancy rooms, is based on the concept that seniors should spend the sunset...
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The staff at Sage Glendale are super friendly and they offer great amenities for the residents. The common areas are also very beautiful.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Sage Glendale Senior LivingWelcome to Sage Glendale, a warm and welcoming community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in the heart of Glendale. Life at Sage Glendale starts with spacious, elegantly appointed and amenity-rich surroundings, coupled with...
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My mother is having an amazing time at this facility. They are very clean, the food is amazing and we truly enjoying having our mother at this facility.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We promise a comfortable, beautiful and luscious living. Welcome to a world where your utter satisfaction is our major goal. We are not just people promising to bring to you a wonderful life but we also make sure that you witness the bright light of the dawn. Here at Promise Assisted Living,...
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My father, who had been living at Brookdale for a couple of years, had surgery which landed him in a rehab facility for nearly 5 months. At [age removed], he was in pretty bad shape but the staff at...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
It’s good to be home.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our assisted living Tarzana, California, could be right for you. Here you’ll have assistance with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services...
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The community is sometimes short on staff. The Executive Director always has an open door to discuss things with anybody. They have activities available for the residents and some include: bridge,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Brookdale Ocean House is an ocean-side assisted living community in Santa Monica. Many of our apartments have amazing ocean views. If food is important to you, you won’t be disappointed. Our Director of Dining Services, Joe Saldana, won best Chef de Cuisine in Southern California two years in a...
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The people at Cedars Assisted Living are great! It appears that they are trying to maintain the building, however, the rugs really need to be replaced. It is time for them to do something with the high...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cedars Assisted LivingCedars Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in the beautiful town of Northridge, Los Angeles County, California. Our community is located in a peaceful area where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful mountains. It is a great place to live, and the perfect...
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It is so difficult to find the perfect place to meet your elderly parents needs but I can honestly say City View is an excellent assisted living facility. My mother was in a lovely large room with a walk-in...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Vibrant Senior Living in the Heart of LA Located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southern California just east of Beverly Hills, CityView residents enjoy visiting The Grove, LACMA and the Original Farmer's Market. Our community features spectacular views of the city and its...
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This place is great! Have been here for a month and the food is so well planned and taste delicious. I love the way staff is right on time for my needs . The owner and family have been very helpful and ...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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I have found Carmel to be a very comfortable, friendly and helpful facility. It is very clean, the staff and management treat residents with respect and show a sincere interest in each resident. The food is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
 Since 1978, we have offered a great alternative for seniors who may need additional assistance with their daily routines, medication management, bathing and dressing or personal hygiene, yet do not require the intensive services of a skilled nursing facility.  With the assistance of...
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I have just finished helping my mother, who is 92, move into Beverly Carmel South. You know the building is attractive and well-maintained ahead of time. You hope, first, that the staff will be caring,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Since 1978, we have offered a great alternative for seniors who may need additional assistance with their daily routines, medication management, bathing and dressing or personal hygiene, yet do not require the intensive services of a skilled nursing facility.  With the assistance of our...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Good value coupled with a kind and attentive staff. My 84 yo mother has been a resident for 2 years and has enjoyed her stay. During spring months we enjoy sitting in the lovely interior courtyard or...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Royal Bellingham is one of the finest European style assisted and retirement living facilities in the valley. Our warm and courteous staff treat each resident with dignity and respect.An elegant dining room with three restaurant style prepared meals.Tastefully decorated room available in a...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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The Wilshire Vista Manor is a great place. It is conveniently located and well managed. The staff is friendly, caring and professional. My loved one sleeps most of the time, so, I don't know exactly about...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

What families are saying about alzheimers care in Los Angeles

Recent reviews for alzheimers care in Los Angeles

Hollywood Hills, A Pacifica Senior Living Community in Los Angeles, CA

5.0
I took a great virtual tour of Hollywood Hills memory care! This community was well designed and the staff are great. I am coming to see the community in person and am very excited. Thank you!

Vista Del Mar Senior Living in Long Beach, CA

4.8
My Brother has been a resident of Vista del Mar Senior Living for nearly 3 years, and we were very happy with our choice. We had problems finding another Assisted Living facility in Culver City, and Vista del Mar was perfect. It has met all of my Brother's needs and he has been very happy ...
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Ivy Park at Studio City

4.0
The staff and care were fine. The caregivers were all very friendly and knew what they were doing. The community was always nice and clean. They had a piano and that was lovely. The fitness program was great and I participated as much as I could. I liked that I could keep my dog with me and take ...
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Costs of memory care in the Los Angeles area

In 2022-2023, the average monthly cost that families paid to A Place for Mom’s partner memory care facilities in Los Angeles was $6,792. Our local proprietary cost average includes all care services, fees, and add-ons that may be a part of a senior’s memory care experience. Explore the cost breakdown below to learn what memory care costs can include:

  • Standard personal care services (assistance with activities of daily living)
  • A private or semi-private room
  • Three meals a day and snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Maintenance and landscaping
  • Security systems and 24-hour supervision
  • Transportation services (at-cost or complimentary)
  • Organized activities and programs, like chauffeured outings, events, and classes
  • On-site amenities, like enclosed courtyards and full-service salons
  • Specialized cognitive therapies and social programs
  • Highly trained caregiving staff

Memory care costs may vary depending on the location, floor plan, and add-on services. The numbers in the chart below are the average starting costs for memory care in the Los Angeles area. These starting costs don’t necessarily reflect all expenses, such as move-in fees and elective services.

Average monthly cost of Alzheimers Care in Los Angeles, CA vs. nearby cities

Los Angeles, CA

$5,292/mo

How seniors pay for memory care in Los Angeles

Seniors and their families often combine different payment options to cover the cost of memory care in Los Angeles. If your senior loved one needs long-term memory care, they may qualify for state and federal programs to help cover some of the associated costs. Continue reading to learn how combining private payment methods, veterans benefits, and public assistance options may help cover the costs of memory care.

Private pay methods in Los Angeles

Private pay methods are your personal financial assets. These might include options such as savings accounts, investment returns, pensions, Social Security benefits, and any of the following:

Selling a house
Reverse mortgage
Health savings accounts
Life insurance
Long-term care insurance

Veterans Affairs (or VA) benefits for memory care in Los Angeles

Low-income senior veterans with disabilities should enroll in VA health care if they want access to veteran-specific benefits and potential income to pay for long-term care. To transition from Medi-Cal to VA health care, senior veterans over the age of 65 or their surviving spouses can use CalVet. This program helps seniors enroll in a Veterans Benefit Enhancement Program (or VBE) that guides veterans through the benefits transition process.

Veterans Pension program

Enrolling in VA health care and the Veterans Pension program opens up additional income opportunities for senior veterans. VA pensions are a source of monthly income that seniors can use to cover memory care costs if they meet the following criteria:

  • The senior hasn’t received a dishonorable discharge.
  • The senior’s annual family income and net worth meet congressional limits.
  • The senior served at least 90 days of service, including one day of wartime.

The senior must also meet at least one of the following:

  • Be at least 65 years old.
  • Be diagnosed with a permanent disability.
  • Currently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).[03]
Aid and Attendance benefit

Senior veterans with disabilities related to wartime service, who receive a VA pension and are enrolled in VA health care, may also apply for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. As an addition to a VA pension, the VA Aid and Attendance provides additional income that can help pay for memory care if the services will improve the senior’s quality of life. Veterans must meet the VA pension criteria and at least one of the following requirements to receive the Aid and Attendance benefit:

  • The senior needs help with some activities of daily living, like meal prep.
  • The senior has an illness that keeps them in bed for most or all of the day if left untreated.
  • The senior has significantly impaired vision.
  • The senior currently lives in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.[04]
Veterans benefits assistance

For help with the lengthy and difficult benefits application process, browse the assistance resources below. You’ll find resources at the federal and state level, in addition to several local city organizations that can help you file for claims successfully. It’s best to seek out local veteran advocates for assistance with the complex benefit application process. The following groups provide benefit assistance to Los Angeles veterans through Veterans Service Officers (commonly referred to as VSOs) or other skilled volunteers:

  • The Los Angeles VA Regional Benefit Office
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles — Veterans Justice Center
  • The Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs (or MVA)
  • Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (or VFW) chapter
  • Local Disabled American Veterans (or DAV) chapter

Find out how to connect with them below.

68822

Number of veterans who live in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of veterans in Los Angeles who are over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Los Angeles veterans

Federal veteran resources

Veterans Affairs (VA) Los Angeles Regional Office
1100 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Los Angeles veteran resources

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles — Veterans Justice Center
1550 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 800-399-4529
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Los Angeles County Veterans Service Officers
1816 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-744-4825
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA)
1816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 877-452-8387
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Local veteran organizations

Veterans of Foreign Wars (or VFW) — 8310 U.S.S. Gudgeon Post
1006 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: 818-842-1739
Meets every first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans (or DAV) — Los Angeles Chapter 5
11310 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 661-466-7811
Meets every third Thursday of the month at 12 p.m.

Los Angeles Medi-Cal for memory care

Seniors who meet low-income criteria may be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal provides health care coverage for a range of services, including medical appointments and hospital stays. To apply for Medi-Cal, California senior residents can use the online portal called Covered California, which will help you understand if your senior loved one qualifies for Medi-Cal. Covered California provides access to both Medi-Cal and full-coverage health care plans at a low cost.

Medi-Cal won’t cover the costs of room and board in a memory care facility, but it may cover medical costs that are needed during your loved one’s stay. However, the memory care facility needs to be approved by Medi-Cal in order for Medi-Cal to pay for care.[05]

For assistance with the Medi-Cal application process, contact the Department of Health Care Services (or DHS) Medi-Cal Rx Customer Service center. You can also take advantage of the Los Angeles Department of Aging or the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which is a local resource that advocates for seniors’ rights and provides assistance with benefit applications. In addition, the California Department of Public Health (or CDPH) provides helpful resources for seniors in need of health care services.

Los Angeles resident Medicaid resources

Medi-Cal application assistance

Medi-Cal Rx Customer Service Center
Phone: 800-977-2273
Hours: 24/7, including holidays

L.A. Care — Assistance with Medi-Cal applications
Phone: 1-888-663-8289
Hours: 24/7, including holidays

Los Angeles County Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1527 Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800-334-9473

Los Angeles Aging & Disability Resource Connection
221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-482-7252
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Apply for Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal through Covered California
2631 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006Phone: 800-650-0922
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Medicare memory care coverage in Los Angeles

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for seniors who are at least 65 years old. Please note that because it’s a program that covers medical costs, Medicare won’t cover the cost of room and board in a memory care facility.[06] However, certain medical costs that occur while a senior lives in a memory care facility may be covered.

Medicare has three parts that covers each of the following medical expenses:

  • Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, hospice care, and some home health care.
  • Medicare Part B covers preventive services, medical supplies, outpatient care, and some doctors’ appointments.
  • Medicare Part D covers certain vaccines and prescription medications.[06]

Seniors enrolled in Medicare may also be able to use one of California’s four Medicare Savings Programs. You can help your senior loved one apply for Medicare Savings Programs online and explore coverage for one or a combination of the three Medicare parts. Guidance through the application process for Medicare and Medicare Savings Programs is available through the Los Angeles Social Security Administration Office and the county’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

You can also access the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (or HICAP), which can help you understand Medicare benefits and help you with your application. To learn about additional programs and local services, contact 2-1-1 LA.

Los Angeles resident Medicare resources

Medicare application assistance

Los Angeles Office — Social Security Administration661 W. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-251-7005
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Los Angeles County Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1527 Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800-334-9473

Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
520 S. La Fayette Park Place, Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-383-0780
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand California laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Memory care facilities in Los Angeles are licensed by the California Department of Social Services (or CDSS). These facilities fall under the titles of Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (or RCFE) and/or Continuing Care Retirement Community (or CCRC).[07] Each facility needs to comply with the following regulations:

  • House a maximum of two residents per bedroom
  • Provide individual privacy in each bathroom
  • Ensure bedrooms have room to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers
  • Provide clean and accessible common rooms for residents
  • Provide activities involving social, leisure, and daily living skills[08]

Resident and staff requirements

In addition, Los Angeles memory care facilities are required to assess potential residents before they move in. The assessment process may include a review of the senior’s health history and an interview with the senior and their family.[08]

Memory care communities must also have adequate staff at all times to provide care for residents. Regardless of the number of residents, each facility must have one staff member awake and on duty at night. If the facility has more than 16 residents, there must also be an on-call staff member. In addition, all caregivers in these communities must have at least 8 hours of annual training on dementia-specific care.[09]

Inspections

The CDSS is responsible for inspecting Los Angeles memory care facilities once each year and no later than 10 days after a complaint has been filed.[08] The CDSS has a Care Facility Search site where you can find lists of memory care facilities and their inspection reports. To navigate this search site, scroll to “Search By Facility Group,” choose “Elderly Assisted Living,” choose the “Facility Type” and “Los Angeles County,” and then click on the search button. The site also allows you to search by facility name or address if you already have that information.

California Department of Health contact information

California Department of Public Health
1616 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916-558-1784

COVID-19 regulations for Los Angeles memory care facilities

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, residents are encouraged to follow all health and safety guidelines. These include wearing masks in public, getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and taking a test if symptoms are present. For frequently updated guidance, read the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

Los Angeles memory care facilities are required to follow the county’s care facility COVID-19 guidelines for assisted living facilities:

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Masking. Staff and visitors are required to wear masks indoors. Residents are encouraged to wear masks indoors, but they aren’t required to do so.

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Vaccinations. All staff are required to show proof of vaccination. Visitors no longer need proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test to enter an assisted living facility.

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Staff safety. All staff who interact with symptomatic residents must wear an N95 mask and either goggles or a face shield. Disposable gloves are used for all cleaning and caregiving tasks.

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Facility cleanliness. All communal surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected once a day.

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Quarantining. New residents must be quarantined for 10 days, unless they’re up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine and don’t have symptoms. Current residents and staff who test positive for the virus must also quarantine for 10 days.

Get to know memory care in Los Angeles

266Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.5/5.0 average in-network rating
57% of our partner communities offer off-site activities
87% of partner communities provide transportation services
41% of partner communities offer on-site skilled nursing services
73% of partner communities have wheelchair-accessible showers
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Number of people we referred to our Los Angeles partner memory care facilities in 2022-2023
82
Average age of residents we referred to Los Angeles memory care facilities in our network
About 40% of Los Angeles memory care facilities in our network have an enclosed courtyard.

What to expect from memory care living in Los Angeles

Memory care facilities in Los Angeles are designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Skilled dementia-care caregivers and cognitive therapies help each resident make the most of their daily experiences. Both private and semi-private rooms can be found in these Los Angeles facilities, in addition to dementia-friendly layouts for safety and familiarity.

Dementia-care caregivers and therapies

Caregivers in Los Angeles memory care facilities are required to be highly trained to support residents through the challenges of dementia. Not only do they receive extensive memory care training prior to working with seniors with dementia, but caregivers may also receive continuing education. In addition, these specialized caregivers are able to guide residents through a range of dementia therapies.

Memory care therapies help seniors maintain their cognitive abilities and cope with the challenges of dementia symptoms. Several communities use music therapy, art therapy, and exercise programs to improve residents’ moods and quality of life. Even if a community isn’t live-in pet friendly, they may still include pet therapy sessions in the residents’ schedules to provide meaningful companionship and alleviate loneliness.

Specialized therapies can also include occupational therapy, cognitive stimulation, and reminiscence therapy. Each form of therapy can help seniors learn strategies to cope with cognitive challenges, maintain memories, or even restore memories.

Dementia-friendly design

Layouts are an important feature in Los Angeles memory care communities, because it can be hard for seniors with dementia to navigate their surroundings. Elements like hallways and visual markers are used to create safe, comfortable, and dependable environments. For instance, visual cues such as signs, wall colors, and floor designs can guide residents purposefully through their communities to distinct spaces. Some design modifications are also important to help prevent wandering.

Several memory care facilities in Los Angeles also have therapy gardens and enclosed walking paths. These outdoor features are sometimes used as a safe place for wandering seniors. They’re also helpful for minimizing dementia-related behaviors as walking can decrease aggression and depression. There are also facilities that have enclosed indoor and outdoor courtyards that enable residents to safely explore the community.

Enriching amenities and activities

Stand-alone Los Angeles memory care communities, multi-care assisted living facilities, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) often have wonderful on-site amenities and activity options. Residents can take leisurely strolls along paths in enclosed courtyards or lounge on rooftop decks that boast views of the Hollywood Hills. Seniors can even join fitness classes or enjoy quiet indoor courtyards. Many Los Angeles memory care facilities also offer restorative amenities, such as yoga and meditation gardens, full service salons for both men and women, and spas with massage services provided by a professional masseuse.

Most Los Angeles memory care communities also have full calendars of activities. Residents can connect with their new neighbors over things like candlelight dinners, baking classes, or spiritual services. They can also dine together on gourmet meals in the community’s restaurant and continue conversing in the cozy lounges or other common areas. Afterwards, live performances, art activities, and even music or pet therapy await. Some memory care facilities also work closely with local schools to bring student volunteers in to visit, keeping residents connected to their community.

Stand-alone memory care communities

Stand-alone memory care communities only offer memory care services to residents with some form of dementia. Some of these Los Angeles memory care communities exist within small residential properties and provide both the comforts of a homelike setting and the care seniors need. Some residential homelike communities are more personalized and encourage seniors to add their own decorations to give their rooms a personal touch. A stand-alone community may bring you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in a community designed exclusively for their memory care needs.

Larger assisted living communities with memory care

Most of A Place for Mom’s partner memory care facilities in Los Angeles are part of larger assisted living facilities or Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs) that offer multiple care types on one campus. At these multi-care communities, your senior family member can receive a range of care services as they age without ever having to move.

Even though larger assisted living communities and CCRCs cater to a wider range of senior care needs, their memory care neighborhoods are thoughtfully designed. They staff memory care specialists, provide specialized therapies, and incorporate dementia-friendly layouts for safety and comfort of residents. For example, some Los Angeles memory care communities have large memory display boxes outside of each resident’s room, promoting nostalgia and belonging. Seniors place treasured items on display outside their rooms to help them find their personal space more easily, so they can always feel at home.

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Unfamiliar with Los Angeles? Highlights for seniors

527075

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

13%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older currently living in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

85

Average high temperature (Fahrenheit) in August — the warmest month in Los Angeles, according to Weather Spark

Health care for seniors in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to several hospitals that are nationally ranked for their geriatric care programs, cardiology, cancer care, and more. Browse the highly ranked options below.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a teaching hospital that provides general medical and surgical care. They’re rated as the top hospital in Los Angeles, and they’re nationally ranked for cardiology, orthopedics, and pulmonology. They also have a geriatrics program with individual care plans and free classes for seniors.

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a teaching hospital that provides general medical and surgical care. They’re nationally ranked for cancer care, diabetes care, and geriatrics.

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Keck Medical Center of USC

Keck Medical Center of USC is a teaching hospital with both a medical surgical intensive care unit and a cardiac intensive care unit. They’re nationally ranked for cancer surgeries, cardiology, and geriatrics.

Transportation for seniors in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, 87% of A Place for Mom’s partner memory care communities provide on-site transportation services. These services help seniors safely get around Los Angeles in spite of the busy traffic. Errands and appointments may also be chauffeured and scheduled in advance.

Driving isn’t the best way to get around Los Angeles, so visitors should use other methods of transportation. Bike rentals, walkable neighborhoods, and the wide range of public transportation services make it much easier for visitors to explore.

The city’s popular public transportation hubs are Union Station Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Metro. Both have options with senior discounts and senior-specific transportation services, so there are options for visitors commuting with or to their senior loved ones. Browse the following transportation options offered at both of these transportation hubs:

  • There are over 165 Metro bus routes available.
  • Los Angeles has seven rail lines, each with a connection to one of the bus stops.
  • Metro bikes are available to rent in intervals ranging from one ride to one year.
  • The Metro micro is Los Angeles’ on-demand rideshare option, serving many of the city’s subdivisions as well.
  • Union Station West has a designated taxi pick-up and drop-off location.
  • The Dodger Stadium Express is a bus available at Union Station for passengers attending home games.

Los Angeles also has senior-specific transportation options:

  • Seniors with disabilities may be eligible for Access — the Metro’s rideshare paratransit service.
  • CityRide is designed for seniors over the age of 65 and people with disabilities. They offer discounted rates and curbside service.
  • Transport Seniors LA offers wheelchair-accessible transportation for seniors who need to travel to and from medical appointments, errands, and more.
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Senior activities in Los Angeles

Visits with your senior loved one in Los Angeles are full of opportunities that you can enjoy together. Vast natural scenery, Hollywood stars, must-see theme parks, and more await those who visit the most populated city in California.

Many of Los Angeles’ attractions are also accessible to people with disabilities and cater to a wide variety of interests. True Angelenos and tourists alike can find current information on things to do and local guides from the Discover Los Angeles website.

Attractions with disability accommodations

Families and seniors who visit the city’s most popular attractions have access to a range of accommodations. If needed, you’ll find wheelchair accessible options, wheelchair rentals, show scripts, and assistive listening devices in each of the locations described here:

Local history and art

Seniors and their visitors can explore the city’s variety of museums together, many of which are wheelchair accessible and offer accessibility guides:

  • The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is home to the history of Hollywood cinema, making it a must-see attraction for many visitors.
  • The LA County Museum of Art (or LACMA) offers local art exhibits and community events.
  • The California Science Museum is a popular family-friendly option with interactive exhibits.
  • Los Angeles is also home to two art museum campuses that belong to The Getty. One displays European art exhibits, and in the other, you’ll find ancient Roman and Greek exhibits.

Live like an Angeleno

Get the true local experience, whether you’re a visitor or a senior exploring with their family:

Active visitors can also explore the city’s natural beauty and outdoor activities:

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon, Pacifica Senior Living Northridge and Studio Royale are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Los Angeles, CA. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Los Angeles is 5291.53 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 123 memory care facilities near you in Los Angeles, California typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Los Angeles, California, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Los Angeles, California, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Los Angeles, California ranges from $900 to $21200. The average Memory Care cost in Los Angeles, California is $5291.53. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Los Angeles, California typically starts at $900. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

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  4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance.

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  6. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What’s Medicare? Medicare.gov.

  7. California Department of Social Services. (2023). Laws and regulations. CA.gov.

  8. State of California Health and Human Services Agency. Department of Social Services. (2008). Manual of Policies and Procedures Community Care Licensing Division: Residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE), Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 8.

  9. California Assisted Living Association. (2015). California compendium of residential care and assisted living regulations and policy.

  10. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2022, November 10). Guidance for community care facilities.

  11. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  12. Weather Spark. (2022). Average weather in Los Angeles.

  13. U.S. World and News Report. (2022). Best hospitals in Los Angeles, California.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). Eligibility for Veterans Pension.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance.

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Department of Health Care Services. (2019, November 19). Medi-Cal eligibility & covered California FAQ’s.

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U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What’s Medicare? Medicare.gov.

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California Department of Social Services. (2023). Laws and regulations. CA.gov.

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2022, November 10). Guidance for community care facilities.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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Weather Spark. (2022). Average weather in Los Angeles.

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U.S. World and News Report. (2022). Best hospitals in Los Angeles, California.