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If you’re looking for assisted living in Los Angeles, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Los Angeles or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Los Angeles.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Los Angeles for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 233 assisted living facilities in the Los Angeles area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Hollywood Hills, Hancock Park and Cheviot Hills.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Glendale, Inglewood or Beverly Hills.

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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Healthy Living in Sun Valley, CA

When our family decided it was time for our dad to move into assisted living, a friend recommended we call A Place For Mom. I went online and filled out a questionnaire asking basic questions as to the location, needs, urgency to move and someone called me within minutes. We were given the names and addresses of 5 potential places to move our dad. The first board & care we visited was Hollywood Healthy Living in the San Fernando Valley. We met with the owner and she showed us the home, introduced us to staff and residents and answered all of our questions. We left and visited the other 4 homes but kept finding reasons they were not a good fit for our dad. We returned to HHL and moved him in within a few weeks. He has now been there almost 2 years. The owners and staff treat him like family. He is very happy there and has never asked us to move him or take him home. That is very reassuring to us all. I would highly recommend HHL !

Sunrise at Palos Verdes in Torrance, CA

We picked this community because of, the quality of staff, and the ability to meet needs of both my loved ones. Mom is treated with dignity and encouraged to participate in activities. The staff are loving and attentive. Dad has found community outside the memory care side, which is where they both live for mom's care.

Vista Del Mar Senior Living in Long Beach, CA

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 there. We have since found another Assisted Living facility in Culver City, and that is the only reason my Brother is moving. The new facility will have big shoes to fill. The Staff at Vista del Mar, (especially [Name removed]) should be proud to be associated with a great Senior Living Center. Thank all of you.

Brookdale Glendale

426 Piedmont Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Brookdale Glendale is located in the heart of Glendale in a peaceful cul-de-sac with a park in the middle. We are nearby the Norton Simon Museum, the Gene Autry Museum, Dodger Stadium, the American Shopping Center and are in walking distance from both Whole Foods and Vons. We strive to...

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3.8(42 reviews)

The Brookdale is nice and the food is good, my mother is happy there. The advice that I have for anyone looking is to beware of [Removed]. She is the business director and she is very tricky. I am not sure...

Bentley Suites by Serenity Care Health

851 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Bentley Suites by Serenity Care Health Bentley 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 for the...

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3.7(3 reviews)

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...

The Village at Sherman Oaks

5450 Vesper Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Discover a spectacular retirement living right in your own backyard. Set in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, at The Village at Sherman Oaks you’ll enjoy Independent and Assisted living services as it should be: A beautiful setting with all of the features and amenities you could hope for...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(5 reviews)

Ritz Carlton! Great property. Lots of activities. Pool. Yard. Good attitude. Large....239 appartments. Full kitchens!

Meridian at Bella Mar

825 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Provides: Memory Care
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Bella Mar is a memory care facility located in Santa Monica, California. We specialize in keeping clients safe who are suffering from forms of dementia and providing a loving and comfortable and welcoming environment for them. Our facility can accommodate 32 residents at a time, and we are...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(7 reviews)

The staff at Bella Mar are like family. They are patient, cheerful and caring. The facility is quiet and peaceful. They have an amazing retractable roof over the courtyard so it can be used all year...

Broadview Residential Care Center

535 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

"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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Beauty Salon
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3.5(2 reviews)

A very lovely designed living area. Lots of green living plants, koi fish in the pond, 3 beautiful outdoor areas. Plenty of comfortable furniture in the shared areas. Beautiful art on the walls. Affordable,...

Country Villa Terrace

6050 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Country Terrace Assisted Living provides supportive individualized care and is conveniently located in the Museum Row area, 5 minutes away from Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Our Assisted Living has the benefit of being close to our highly ranked Terrace Skilled Nursing Healthcare Center. Our Full...

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Beauty Salon
3.4(6 reviews)

Everything that is provided for my sister-in-law has been working out. I would be nice if they would call me to give me updates. I have no complaints with how housekeeping maintains the apartment. The...

Promise Assisted Living LLC

1231 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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3.1(4 reviews)

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.

Cedars Assisted Living

17300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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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3.0(24 reviews)

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...

Welbrook Santa Monica

1450 17th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care
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Welbrook Senior Living is a relatively new provider of Residential and Nursing Care.We are however, collectively considered by many to be experts in this field.We are not a public company rather we are a group of husbands, wives, sons and daughters who want to earn our livings making a difference...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
2.3(6 reviews)

They take really good care of the residents at this community. They are also very helpful with the family members. They have activities like educational programs, crosswords, music entertainment and more for...

Vine Valley Homes, Sun Valley

8642 Vine Valley Drive, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Are you looking for a home-like atmosphere for your parent who needs nursing care? Vine Valley Homes in Sun Valley may be the solution you're looking for. After their beloved grandmother passed away in 2009, the owners of Vine Valley converted their family home to a unique, comfortable residence...

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2.0(5 reviews)

So far so good. My mom is definitely being well fed and well taken care of. When I go visit her she definitely seems to be in better shape than she was before so we'll be sticking with them for now. It's...

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Sweet Home Senior Living #4

6456 Varna Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
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4.5(4 reviews)

Home Sweet Home is outstanding!!!! The best place I have ever seen. Staff has become family, wonderful, caring people treat my mother with love, dignity and respect. She's very very happy!!! I can't say...

Sweet Home Senior Living #2

6460 Varna Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
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4.7(3 reviews)

My Mom spent the last year of her life at Sweet Home. I am so thankful that this was her final home. They knew how to care for at every stage. It’s hard to lose a parent. Sweet Home took care of us. The...

Be Well Senior Living II, Inc

5104 Varna Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
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Be Well Senior Living is a residential care home located in the tranquil and serene neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, in the San Fernando Valley region, in the city of Los Angeles, California. Our beautiful neighborhood is perfect for seniors looking to relax and spend some quality time with friends...

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4.6(14 reviews)

This is a wonderful place with a good staff. The owners really care and are attentive to everyones needs. This is my mom's third place and now we finally feel that we found the right place. The pricing is...

Olympic Board and Care

4532 Abbey Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Sunland Living, located in Granada Hills, California provides the following services: Assisted Living and Micro-Community: Residential Care Facility. It accepts private payments.The Sunland Living has a very good hospital, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 90...

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4.6(11 reviews)

Our parents get 24 hour care and they get fed their meals so we no longer have to worry about them missing meals or worry about them getting up at night and wondering around. They get all the correct medical...

St. Anne's Golden Years Home

5153 Eaglerock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Are you anxious or looking for a community that will suite your needs and accommodate your aging parents? Then search no further, we're at your service. Like the saying goes, old is Gold, at St. Anne's Golden Years community we provide care services for the elderly and make them feel at home away...

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4.8(7 reviews)

The communication from the lady [name removed] who runs the place and the care and compassion that she gives to our loved one goes way above and beyond anything and everything we expecting. The staff to...

California Senior of Sherman Oaks

14802 Morrison Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

California Senior of Sherman Oaks is a senior care home that is located in the spectacular and affluent neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles County. The stunning Sherman Oaks Park surrounds our community. Residents of Sherman Oaks are hospitable and peaceful - no wonder...

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5.0(1 review)

Immaculate home inside and out. The administrator is young but his family has been in the care industry running other homes for years. All their homes are top notch and well managed. The residents look...

Anthem Senior Care

12813 Friar St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
5.0(1 review)

I'd highly recommend them. The staff were so sweet and helpful. They always gave 100%. The facility was beautiful and had been remodeled nicely. It was always spic and span clean. They cared about their...

Managed Care Guest Home

3354 Cardiff Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Managed Care Guest Home is located at 3354 Cardiff Avenue in Los Angeles. We proud ourselves for our professional and compassionate staff as well as our homey atmosphere where seniors age 60 and over, and at all genders can find comfort...

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5.0(1 review)

Everything has been going very well. We are very happy. The communication has been first rate. This is a very nice community. I would recommend the Managed Care Guest Home. It is very nice. Everyone is very...

Charnock Residential Home

11172 Charnock Road, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Charnock Residential Home Is a senior care home located in West Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles County. Our nurturing community has a lovely tranquil setting with easy access to various art centers, restaurants and local attractions. West Los Angeles is a serene town with a lot of friendly people...

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5.0(1 review)

My loved one is in this community. The staff is very nice and friendly. The meals are good he seems to enjoy them. It is very clean and up kept. I would recommend to a friend or a loved one.

Care Castle

16011 Bassett Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Care Castle is a senior care home located in the charming city of Van Nuys, CA in Los Angeles County. Our great community is located in a tranquil residential neighborhood making it a relaxing area to live and also a welcoming place for visiting friends and family. At Care Castle, well-trained...

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5.0(1 review)

I came to Care Castle on recommendation of acquaintance of mine and was pleasantly surprised seeing all facilities and rooms. This house was designed and build specially for care ancient patients. This big...

Queen Comfort Care Center Inc

6534 McLennan Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Queen Comfort Care Center Inc Queen Comfort Care Center is a residential care home located in the quiet town of Van Nuys, CA in Los Angeles. Our warm and welcoming community overlooks a stunning San Fernando Valley and on the north by North Hills. Van Nuys is known for its tranquility and peace...

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5.0(2 reviews)

I visit my Mom weekly and always leave feeling happy ! Her stay here has been wonderful. We are very blessed. Thank you Queen Comfort Care Center!

Evening Grace Assisted Living

17241 Raymer Street, Northridge, CA 91325

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
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Evening Grace Assisted Living is an elegant senior care home situated in the Sherwood Forest portion of L.A., in Los Angeles County, California. This beautiful metropolitan area of San Fernando Valley offers plentiful parks as well as National Park Service lands. Our group home is conveniently...

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Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

The care givers are very nice and usually do anything you ask. I would highly recommend Evening Grace as it is very well run and my Mom is well taken care of. I think covid had to do with the level of...

Santa Monica Home & Care

912 10th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
5.0(1 review)

The staff has been friendly and caring. They are very helpful. The meals are good. The community provides a great atmosphere. They do offer activities for the residents. It is up-kept and clean. My friend is...

Glenridge Center

611 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91204

Provides: Assisted Living
5.0(1 review)

Our tour was great. We toured during Covid, so that was difficult for them as well as us, but they did the best they could. They were very friendly and had great follow-up.

Grant Serenity Homes

409 Wing St, Glendale, CA 91205

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes
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5.0(1 review)

This facility is excellent. They really do a good job. The staff is very friendly, interested, and attentive. The food is good, good quality and variety. Communication with the family is excellent....

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Costs of assisted living in the Los Angeles area

Assisted living costs can vary depending on the floor plan, location, and types of services being offered on-site. According to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data, the average price families pay for Los Angeles assisted living communities is $6,015 per month. This average monthly cost includes room and board as well as utilities and additional add-on services and amenities, such as the following:

  • Standard personal care services, such as assistance with daily living activities
  • Three meals a day
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Maintenance and landscaping
  • Security systems
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Pet rent
  • Organized activities and programs, such as fitness classes or interest clubs
  • On-site amenities, including fitness centers, libraries, swimming pools, and more

The figures below represent the average monthly starting costs for assisted living in Los Angeles. Unlike the costs mentioned above, starting costs may not always reflect the complete cost of care and additional fees.

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How people pay for assisted living in Los Angeles

Paying for assisted living out of pocket isn’t the only option for seniors and their families. While they may use personal assets such as savings and retirement accounts, there are also several state and federal programs available to eligible seniors that may help cover some costs. Browse private pay methods, a range of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, and Medicare and Medi-Cal options that are available to seniors in Los Angeles.

Personal finances are one of the options seniors and their families can use to pay for assisted living. These assets can include savings accounts, pensions, investment returns, Social Security benefits, and any of the following options:

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

Understand California laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) monitors and licenses assisted living facilities in Los Angeles. The CDSS also licenses and regulates all other senior care facilities in the state, often called residential care facilities for the elderly. In addition, the CDSS licenses continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), which provide independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing services all on one senior living campus.

Seniors must be assessed before joining an assisted living community in California. Each assisted living facility is responsible for interviewing each prospective resident and reviewing their health records before they move in. Assisted living facilities are required to follow these regulations:

  • House a maximum of two residents per bedroom
  • Provide individual privacy in each bathroom
  • Ensure bedrooms can accommodate equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers
  • Provide clean and accessible common areas for residents
  • Provide activities involving social, leisure, and daily living skills

Assisted living facilities are inspected by the CDSS once a year and within 10 days of receiving a complaint. Inspection reports for each licensed community can be found through the CDSS Care Facility Search. Scroll down to “Search By Facility Group,” and select “Elderly Assisted Living.” Then, select the “Facility Type” and “Los Angeles County.” Finally, click on the search button. You can also search by facility name or address.

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 assisted living facilities

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 remains a high priority for Los Angeles County and its residents. Read Los Angeles County Public Health’s current COVID-19 guidelines for frequently updated information.

In addition, assisted living facilities must follow the county’s COVID-19 guidelines for care facilities:

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.

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

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.

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

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 assisted living in Los Angeles


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61% of assisted living facilities offer pet-friendly services
66% of assisted living facilities also offer memory care services
50% of assisted living facilities provide restaurant-style dining
67% of assisted living facilities offer beautician, salon, and barber shop services


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What to expect from assisted living in Los Angeles

Seniors who choose assisted living facilities in Los Angeles have many unique options before them. You or your loved one can choose a facility that offers various levels of on-site care services, a smaller care community that features a homelike setting, or even a facility that identifies with a specific cultural background. There’s also an abundance of resort-style assisted living communities in Los Angeles, especially in areas like Beverly Hills and in the heart of Los Angeles.

Combined senior care

Many of A Place for Mom’s assisted living communities in Los Angeles offer on-site memory care services, which cater to residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. These communities offer uniquely structured environments, highly trained caregivers, and specialized cognitive therapies.

When seniors choose an assisted living facility that also offers memory care services, the specialized services may be offered in the same residence, in another wing of the facility, or in a different on-campus building. The benefit of choosing such a facility is that seniors don’t have to worry about moving to a different community should their cognitive care needs change.

Residential care homes

Los Angeles also has many assisted living options that offer a more relaxed and homelike setting, which differs from larger facilities. Often referred to as board and care homes or residential care homes, these assisted living options provide the same level of assistance in a residential home. The difference is that that these homes typically house fewer residents, meaning each senior is able to receive a more personalized level care in an intimate setting.

Cultural communities

Some areas in Los Angeles have assisted living communities rooted in different faiths and cultures. For example, there are several Jewish assisted living communities in the Beverly Hills area offering Kosher-certified kitchens, Jewish cuisine, and religious services. Some are also located near synagogues and churches for seniors who wish to practice their faith outside of their assisted living facility. Los Angeles also has assisted living communities inspired by East Asian cultures, some of which are located in or near Little Tokyo.

Resort-style assisted living

There are many highly sought-after Los Angeles neighborhoods where seniors can find luxurious amenities combined with the daily care they need. Often nestled among high-end shopping districts, upscale dining establishments, and highly rated medical centers, these Los Angeles assisted living facilities have much to offer.

Start each day with a chef-prepared, gourmet meal in a restaurant-style dining venue. Then, take a dip in an outdoor swimming pool or attend an exercise class in a professionally supervised fitness center. Join new friends for an afternoon high tea, or pamper yourself in an on-site beauty salon and barber shop.

Many of these communities are also pet-friendly, so residents can treat their furry friends to a spa session at the dog wash station or take them on a stroll through the pristinely landscaped grounds. Some of Los Angeles’ resort-style communities even offer perks such as a limousine service and personal shoppers.

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


Health care for seniors in Los Angeles

Seniors in Los Angeles have access to several nationally ranked hospitals and medical centers. Many of these options also have specific programs for seniors or are nationally ranked in geriatric care.

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 that provides individual care plans and free classes for seniors.[]

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.[]

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, 85% of A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living facilities offer either at-cost or complimentary transportation services. Using a community’s transportation services is a safe and convenient way for seniors to get around Los Angeles. Transportation is often scheduled ahead of time and is used for errands such as medical appointments and group outings, so residents can rest assured that this is a senior-friendly and reliable mode of transportation.

Driving in Los Angeles isn’t the best mode of transportation due to the city’s dense population and heavy traffic. Instead, walkable areas and bike-friendly routes make Los Angeles relatively easy to explore. Seniors and their visitors also have access to the city’s popular public transportation options, including a few senior-specific transportation services.

Both Union Station Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Metro are popular public transportation hubs, and many of their options have senior discounts. Browse the following transportation options offered at each of these locations:

  • 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. It offers discounted rates and curbside service.
  • Transport Seniors LA provides wheelchair-accessible transportation for seniors who need to travel to and from medical appointments, errands, and more.

The figures below represent the accessibility of Los Angeles’ transportation options, according to WalkScore. Scores range from zero to 100, with higher numbers indicating a more accessible method of transportation.




Senior activities in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has something for seniors of all interests and mobility levels. Whether it’s strolling through unique museums, spending an afternoon in the gorgeous mountains, or finding new favorite restaurants, seniors can make each day fulfilling.

Variety of Museums

Los Angeles has an abundance of museums, from art galleries to interactive exhibits. The Getty is a popular art museum with two campuses, offering European, Roman, and ancient Greek art exhibits. The LA County Museum of Art (also known as LACMA) is another local option that boasts unique art exhibits and events. Cinema enthusiasts will especially enjoy The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, where they can enjoy film screenings, browse galleries and exhibits, and learn about the history of motion pictures.

Curious seniors and their families can go stargazing in the Griffith Observatory or interact with the frequently rotating science exhibits at the California Science Museum. People of all ages enjoy the hands-on experiences, and, best of all, admission is free.

Outdoor activities

The dozens of trails in the Hollywood Hills that lead to the famed Hollywood Sign and beyond are popular hiking options for active seniors. For hikers who’d prefer a more scenic view, there are multiple trails throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and the Angeles National Forest that offer fresh air and gorgeous sights. Griffith Park is another popular outdoor attraction for those who enjoy wildlife sightings and walking trails.

As for seniors who’d prefer a leisurely stroll, they’re sure to enjoy the wonderfully preserved garden full of historical and cultural touches at Sorrier Stearns Japanese Gardens. Lounging on Santa Monica Beach and enjoying the ocean breeze is another wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors in Los Angeles. The city is also home to Exposition Park, a 160-acre park that features vast gardens and beautiful memorials. There’s even a recreation center that offers a vast array of programs for people of all ages and interests.

Sports and themed attractions

The Lakers and the Dodgers are some of the city’s most popular sports teams. Sports enthusiasts can spend a day enjoying America’s favorite pastime in Dodger Stadium or watch the Lakers shoot hoops in the Crypto.com Arena. In addition, seniors and their visitors who are new to the area won’t want to miss out on these must-see theme parks:

Laid-back city enjoyment

Los Angeles’ popular restaurants offer just about every cuisine imaginable. Multicourse Japanese meals, delectable Ethiopian dishes, authentic Italian pasta, and more can all be found here. Find your new favorite restaurant or delicious eateries while reconnecting with loved ones.

The county also has dozens of branches of the Los Angeles Public Library, so residents can easily access their favorite authors and programs. The Huntington is another ideal spot where seniors can enjoy a relaxing afternoon. With a research library and beautiful botanical gardens on-site, you’ll never want to leave. They even offer special discounts for seniors, military, and members.

Los Angeles also has an abundance of senior centers to choose from, and each one features a range of senior-specific activities. Located throughout different neighborhoods, the senior centers offer fitness and exercise classes, music classes, performing arts clubs, and more.

Frequently asked questions

Pacifica Senior Living Hillsborough, Sunlit Gardens and Crescendo Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Los Angeles, CA. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Los Angeles is 5,276 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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