Learn More About Home Care in Santa Clarita, CA
Four unincorporated towns — Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia — combined in 1987 to form Santa Clarita, now one of the largest cities within Los Angeles County. Naturally separated from much of the LA area to the south by forests and rolling hills, Santa Clarita offers a suburban lifestyle surrounded by canyons with nature centers, hiking trails, and horseback riding. Fans of Old Hollywood and classic westerns will find several museums and movie sets to tour, as studios in the early 1900s traveled to Santa Clarita for filming locations.
Home care, or in-home care, in Santa Clarita is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
Cost of Home Care in Santa Clarita, CA
The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $5,500 in both the Los Angeles metro area and the state of California, according to Genworth. To learn more about the cost of home care in Santa Clarita, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.
Learn More About Santa Clarita, CA
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Clarita are rated 34 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher than the average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median Income Age 45-64
||Median Income Age 65+
||Median Household Income
||Average Individual Income
||Median Employee Salary
||Average Property Tax
||One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
|$103,951 per year
||$57,088 per year
||$89,044 per year
||$36,180 per year
||$49,432 per year
||$6,245 per year
||$1,195 per month
The top hospitals that service Santa Clarita include:
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 230+
- Specialties: emergency care, hemodialysis, ICU
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
- Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 300+
- Specialties: emergency care, ICU, inpatient surgery
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
- Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 370+
- Specialties: emergency care, joint replacement, physical therapy
Weather and Climate
Santa Clarita, like most of the Los Angeles area, has a type of dry subtropical climate called Mediterranean. This means the city has hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. Santa Clarita also has different microclimates as a result of varying elevation levels and weather influences from the ocean, which means that certain areas are noticeably sunnier on a regular basis, whereas others tend to be cooler. The average humidity level is 53% and remains steady throughout the year, although humidity levels are often highest during June at about 57%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 108
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average annual precipitation: 16.3″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of Population Over 65
||Average Household Size
||3,501.1 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in Santa Clarita: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 74/100
2016 Presidential Election Results for Los Angeles County
Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Santa Clarita include:
- William S. Hart Museum (silent film and Western art)
- Old Town Newhall Library
- Wakefield Winter Wonderland
- The Oak of the Golden Dream
Outdoor attractions in Santa Clarita:
- Hart Park (livestock and trails)
- Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park (hiking and equestrian trails)
- Golden Valley Ranch Open Space (hiking and biking)
- Placerita Canyon Nature Center (historic monuments and trails)
- Whitney Canyon Park (hiking, biking, and horseback riding)
- Towsley Canyon Park (hiking trails)
Santa Clarita’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Mountasia Family Fun Center
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Vista Valencia Golf Course
- Melody Movie Ranch
- Cowboy Poetry Festival
- Downtown Santa Clarita — Main Street (restaurants and shops)
City of Santa Clarita Transit operates public bus routes throughout the city, along with commuter buses that run daily to Union Station in Los Angeles and connect to Metro subway and Metrolink stops. For seniors, City of Santa Clarita Transit offers discounted fares along with a curb-to-curb paratransit program called Dial-A-Ride.