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11500 Dolan Ave, Downey, CA 90241

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Downey Retirement offered me peace of mind. I knew [name removed] was being cared for with people that cared for and also knew about the disease of Dementia/ALZHEIMER'S. I felt [name removed] was in the best place for both of us. I was able to visit whenever I wanted, even on Sundays o

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Downey Retirement Center

Downey Retirement Center is a vibrant assisted living and memory care community with wonderful amenities. The home is furnished with attractive modern decor and offers a warm and welcoming environment. Located in a quiet neighborhood 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, the home is in close proximity to PIH Health-Hospital Downey and The Stonewood Shopping Center.

The home’s compassionate and professional 24-hour staff provide a worry free retirement lifestyle. Community members enjoy housekeeping and laundry services, meal preparation, transportation to appointments, and dignified assistance with activities of daily living and other personal care. The home offers an on-site licensed nurse and their specially designed Oasis Unit for community members in need of memory support.

Residents have the option of attractive private and semi-private suites. All suites have private bathrooms and either a balcony or direct access to the home’s gorgeous enclosed courtyard. In addition to enrichment activities and adult education classes, residents can relax in the TV lounge, enjoy a lively poker game in the game room, read in the library, or catch up with friends in the spacious living room. The home is open to short-term stays for those in need of respite care.

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Pet friendly

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Care types offered

3

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Care types offered

3

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Memory Care

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2

Assisted Living, Memory Care

Amenities
at Downey Retirement Center

Healthcare Services

  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Management
  • High Acuity Care
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Memory Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided

Room Amenities

  • Bath Tubs

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Resident Parking Available

Common areas

  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Indoor Common Areas

Services

  • Beautician

Languages spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Activities

  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Activities Off-site
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Birthday Parties
  • Activities On-site

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A Place for Mom has scored Downey Retirement Center with 8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 1 review in the last 2 years. Over all time, Downey Retirement Center has 18 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3 out of 5.
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3.0
Cleanliness
3.0
Friendliness
3.1
Care Services
2.9
Staff
5.0
Meals & Dining
4.0
Activities
3.0
Value for Cost
3.1
A Place for Mom has scored Downey Retirement Center with 8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 1 review in the last 2 years. Over all time, Downey Retirement Center has 18 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3 out of 5.
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Coleen B.M. - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 25, 2022
5.0
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Downey Retirement offered me peace of mind. I knew [name removed] was being cared for with people that cared for and also knew about the disease of Dementia/ALZHEIMER'S. I felt [name removed] was in the best place for both of us. I was able to visit whenever I wanted, even on Sundays once he was in transition. The head RN placed [name removed] in a private room for his last two weeks. I was able to stay the evenings with my dear husband. The entire staff of Downey Retirement gave me a sense of professionalism I was wanting for my husband's care. Downey Care did whatever they could to allow [name removed] to retain his dignity during his time there. A place that I knew would be safe to care for my loved one. Downey Retirement was wonderful to [name removed]'s Daughter [name removed] and to both [name removed] and me
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
November 18, 2020
3.5
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.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
3.5
Activities
3.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 15, 2020
1.5
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.
Cleanliness
0.5
Friendliness
1.5
Value for Cost
1.5
Care Services
1.5
Activities
1.5
Marcello Savedra - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 3, 2020
5.0
Verified Review
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
3
L. R. - Family/friend
Memory Care
June 15, 2020
2.0
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.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
2
Care Services
2
Activities
2
Soni - Family/friend
Memory Care
April 14, 2020
5.0
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
EVE GONZALES - Toured community
Memory Care
October 16, 2019
0.5
DON'T DO IT! STAY AWAY!
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.
Cleanliness
0.5
Friendliness
0.5
Value for Cost
0.5
Care Services
0.5
Activities
0.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 2, 2019
2.0
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.
Cleanliness
2
Friendliness
2
Value for Cost
2
Care Services
2
Activities
2
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 20, 2019
5.0
loved the place and the people. [Name removed] was so nice.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
May 11, 2018
3.0
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.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
3
Activities
3
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 27, 2018
3.0
Does not provide the level of care that she will ned
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
3
Activities
3
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
November 9, 2017
2.0
Staff was nice. Place needs to be cleaned though. The memory care dinning area is just a room with folding tables. Very crowded because most of the residents are in wheel chairs. Not very inviting. The rooms are spacious. No TV can be used without cable connection due to the area not having a good reception.
Cleanliness
2
Friendliness
2
Value for Cost
2
Care Services
2
Activities
2
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 18, 2017
1.0
We stopped by late morning to visit this facility. The floors & walls in the game and lounge were filthy. The rest of the place was not clean. The staff didn't seem so engaged with the seniors.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Value for Cost
1
Care Services
1
Activities
1
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 11, 2017
2.5
Verified Review
Just to big
This community is very large and there are 3 level's of care here. The staff did a very good job with my tour, they took their time showing me around and I was surprised at how large the memory care Unit was and that it had private rooms in it. I did feel that my mother would not be a good fit here and that it was too large for what I wanted for her.
Cleanliness
2.5
Friendliness
2.5
Value for Cost
2.5
Care Services
2.5
Activities
2.5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 18, 2017
5.0
Downey Retirement
My mother there everyone seems very happy .
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 6, 2016
5.0
I had my mom at Downey Retirement and am very happy with the care. The facility is clean and the staff is friendly.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 28, 2016
0.5
My mother in law has had a heart attack while at this facility, she has had to go to emergency a couple of times to get things right, "she called 911" and after going to emergency she was transferred to a short term facilitie while on IV fluids, she would always come back within thirty days to keep her room. "Adam didn't like this" my wife had to go to Downey retirement to get her mom a change of clothes, the receptionist had my wife sign a paper before she could remove anything from the room. My wife being extremely worried about her mom being transferred after a heart attack she just signed the form, a week goes by and we get a phone call asking when are we coming to remove her furniture? Or do we want to donate it to Downey retirement? My wife was surprised and asked why ? Her mom was coming back within her thirty days. Adam told my wife the paper she had signed was one that says her mother wasn't coming back. Thinking this was just a simple paperwork error it would easily be fixed. Adam told my wife no your mom can't come back, I lose money when she's gone, this man is such a CHEESY OPERATER. If someone at Downey retirement sees this please contact me, Not Adam. An owner would be nice.
Cleanliness
0.5
Friendliness
0.5
Value for Cost
2.5
Care Services
0.5
Activities
2.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
June 23, 2016
2.0
Not impressed.
Cleanliness
2
Friendliness
2
Value for Cost
2
Care Services
2
Activities
2
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