Downey Retirement Center

11500 Dolan Ave, Downey, CA 90241

About the community

The Downey Retirement Center is a licensed residential care community offering assisted living and individualized care programs created for residents’ unique lifestyles. We also have a fully staffed and secured 24-hour memory care unit. We aim to make you feel at home as much as possible at The Downey Retirement Center.

Conveniently located on a quiet block in the City of Downey, we’re near both the PIH Health Hospital-Downey (formerly the Downey Regional Medical Center) and the Stonewood Shopping Center. With our dedicated, compassionate, highly-trained staff, engaging programs, and lovely common areas, we offer the ideal community for your retirement.

Community Amenities and Services

At the Downey Retirement Center, residents are provided a home-like environment, free from the concerns associated with living alone. Our services are tailored to support your continued independence as much as possible. Burdens like housekeeping, meal preparation, and laundry are no worry here. We take care of your day-to-day needs, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy your retirement however you like.

Take a peek at some of our convenient, on-site services:

  • 24-hour available care staff
  • Dietary management
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Escort and transport to doctors appointments
  • Memory care services

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Downey Retirement Center

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Bath tubs

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas



Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Live musical performances
Activities on-site

Reviews of Downey Retirement Center


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November 18, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
A great place for my loved one

The facility is really clean and the rooms like an apt. It is recently renovated. The food looks good but I have not been able to try it. The staff is easy to contact but sometimes communication could be better. I would definitely recommend this community to others.

October 15, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

I was referred by a placing agency to tour the facility the person gave me the tour was pleasant but while on the tour I noticed that the doors were wide open while the care staff was assisting one of the patients there...I was not ok with this. I also noticed that they are remodeling but there is much to be done to the facility. The memory care unit was what brought me to the facility and I was not impressed. The dining area had plates of old food piled along the sink and there were flies. I had hopes for this facility but I was quickly let down. There is definitely room for improvement here.

August 3, 2020
Marcello Savedra - Loved one of resident/client
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Welcoming and safe community with friendly staff

She like it a lot there. On first appearances, it is a welcoming and warm facility. The staff are friendly, courteous, ready to help, and with smiles on their faces. They are ready to answer any question we may have. We chose this community because the location and convenience to hospital. I would absolutely recommend this community to other families.

June 15, 2020
L. R. - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Affordable but poor care

This community is economically affordable for some people. The whole make up of the place wasn't nice. The building was old but they said were planning to renovate it. The caregivers seemed lazy and had no passion for being there. The food wasn't that good, The building wasn't clean and had unpleasant odor.

April 14, 2020
Soni - Loved one of resident/client
We Love Downey Retirement!

Downey Retirement Center is great! They are personable, caring & take the time to know each of their residents. My dad says he's treated like royalty & he's very happy there. This is a great peace of mind for me, especially during this pandemic. I even received a personal call to inform me of the new procedures they put in place to ensure the safety of all residents during the pandemic. When I mentioned that my dad was probably going to be unhappy, the girl told me my dad was doing just fine. She knew exactly who my dad was, how he was doing & updated me on his current situation. That was so important to me. I receive updates & I'm always kept informed. My dad is quite capable in most situations but his condition will get worse. I love that as his level of care increases, his rates will not. If he needs to go to the bank, they will provide transportation. These are 2 things I did not find anywhere else! We love the staff too! You can tell they genuinely care about their residents & it's not just a paycheck for them. My dad was not happy about having to leave his home, but the staff at Downey Retirement made the transition so easy & comforting. Even during difficult times, my dad is very happy to be at Downey Retirement.

October 16, 2019
EVE GONZALES - Toured community

this place does not deserve not even a half of a star. We were referred by Kaiser for one of the places to tour. This place is across drug rehab place. My sister and I walked in and these guys across the way at the drug rehab place were cat calling and it was just uncomfortable. I see residents are outside and in the lobby. No lively entertainment or activity (everyone looks bored). The person who gave the tour was ok but while on the tour, you can smell urine in the elevator and going upstairs even worse. As we walked passed by, we saw staff assisting a resident with private care and the door was wide open. What happen to privacy? We decided to continue onto the next search.

October 2, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Very frustrated as I’ve left at least 2 messages and no return calls. This place may be option for when AL waiver is approved.

September 20, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

loved the place and the people. [Name removed] was so nice.

May 11, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

visited. clean. the rooms were spacious and each had a patio. nice. the common area was a little small and dark. staff was nice and helpful.

February 27, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Does not provide the level of care that she will ned

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