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If you’re looking for independent living in the Los Angeles area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Los Angeles. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.
Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 176 independent living facilities in Los Angeles, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.
We are also serving Independent 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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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.
Although we got mixed signals about whether our loved one could take their own meds or needed them distributed we are so glad they could take us in on such short notice and that sense informs all answered. It is a friendly place.
Garden of Palms community is absolutely lovely. The meals and dining service is excellent, and they activities they have for the residents are also excellent. We would absolutely recommend this community to others.
7046 Kester Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Welcome to The Gardens at Park Balboa(G.P.B), an Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care residence in Van Nuys, CA. Our California lifestyle community is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, just blocks away from 2 major hospitals, and convenient to all freeways. The Gardens has...
I love the freedom in the dining room, I could easily get a drink from the soda machine. I also love the gardens, we have plenty of greenery. The staff is very friendly (Good overall).
5325 Etiwanda Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356
Discover the elegance of a resort community with style and sophistication, right in the heart of Tarzana. Our goal is to provide residents a comfortable lifestyle that encourages independence and personal freedom, enhances well-being, and promotes strong connections to family, friends and...
Even though it was during the pandemic when I moved in. I heard so much about this community and have visited in the past and I knew that after the pandemic things will get back to normal and I have not been...
1745 N Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Luxury Senior Living at Its FinestWelcome to Hollywood Hills, a Pacifica Senior Living community that provides luxury living at its finest. Offering signature Heartland™ Assisted living and Legacies™ Memory Care, our state-of-the-art community welcomes residents to enjoy a lifestyle that...
The staff members at Hollywood Hills are super friendly and so far our loved one seems satisfied with the meals and dining service.
325 S Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Sakura Gardens of Los Angeles is a long-established senior community that aims to be a paradise for Japanese seniors. Boasting a luxurious, full-service retirement community, Sakura Gardens serves residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, as well as Memory Care. Our grounds consist of a...
From my experience, overall I would rate Sakura Gardens a 5 stars. The experience was short - but everyone was very courteous there. The community itself is very clean and everything is easily accessible -...
455 E Angeleno Ave, Burbank, CA 91501
Belmont Village of Burbank, California is located in the beautiful Burbank Hills residential area, with convenient access to healthcare facilities, places of worship, the main Burbank library, quaint cafes and shops along tree-lined streets. Just three blocks from the Belmont senior living...
Nurse on site. Pharmacy on site. Beauty Salon on site. Caring, professional nurses and staff. Also, the environment is CLEAN and Beautifully decorated. I would 100% recommend Belmont Village Burbank.
18700 Burbank Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356
Here, you’ll never stop growing.If you’re looking for an Assisted Living community where you can redefine your independence, then our community in Tarzana, California, might be the right fit for you. Take control of your time and do the things you want to do. Whether that’s connecting with new...
We are beyond excited to have our mother at The Gardens. The facility is clean and fully renovated. The staff is extremely friendly, well prepared and organized. Making the transition was a breeze. My...
525 W Elk Ave, Glendale, CA 91204
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...
The staff at Sage Glendale are super friendly and they offer great amenities for the residents. The common areas are also very beautiful.
4610 Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604
You immediately feel right at home when you step into our charming and cozy community. There are several intimate indoor areas for visiting, relaxing or just reading. And, if you prefer the outdoors, we have patios and gardens with lovely landscaping throughout the community. Our Sunrise...
My friend who lived there told me it was very clean, the meals were outstanding, and the staff was very accommodating...very clean in my eyes too. Very helpful as far as getting moved in, etc. The rooms...
16025 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Encino Terrace Senior Living strives to ease the life of each resident, providing a worry-free environment. Taking care of a home with all of this responsibilities, can become tiring and quite overwhelming. The goal of Encino Terrace Senior Living is that you enjoy your home and all of the...
My mother lived at this facility during the last few years of her life. I found the facilities to be bright and cheery, the food to be very good, and the caregivers to be excellent.
15441 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Residential location in sought-after Pacific Palisades Village, five miles from the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Saint John’s Health Center. Rooftop terrace with ocean and mountain views, lovely outdoor gardens, beauty salon and spa with services available by appointment, Wi-Fi, scheduled,...
I would like to give Atria Park, Pacific Palisades, our family's highest recommendation. From the moment we toured we felt welcomed and so very comfortable in our surroundings. Every interaction we've had -...
2051 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
At Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available...
Went well, it is a clean community and the food is good. The entertainment and activities are diverse and well organized. The director works very close with the families and there is always great...
10406 Magnolia Blvd., Toluca Lake, CA 91601
The Lighthouse is a premier assisted living community located in the sunny southern California town of Toluca Lake. Residents enjoy a wondrous view of the towering tree-covered Mount Olympus. Other nearby attractions like Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Zoo make the Lighthouse an ideal...
The owner's of the Lighthouse are very thoughtful and kind. I had some issues with my mom's checking account and they were sensitive to it and patient while I got it sorted out. My mother tended to be a...
851 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you looking for an assisted living community where you can redefine your independence?At our community in Santa Monica, California, we can assist you with the little things — like simple housekeeping and meals — and with bathing and getting dressed, too. With assisted living, we customize...
I think that the level of caring from this community. Everybody that works there from the cook to the administration and everyone in between knows my mom's name. My mom got extremely sick, and called...
10475 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Belmont Village of Westwood, California is situated in a lushly landscaped residential neighborhood in the heart of Westwood. Our senior living facility is located along Wilshire Boulevard's 'Golden Mile.' Residents enjoy shopping at its best on Rodeo Drive, Century City and Westwood Village....
My loved one really likes the food. We picked this community, because it seemed to be the cleanest,brightest, and newest facility. I also like the amentiies that are offered, and the food options. They give...
1230 E Windsor Road, Glendale, CA 91205
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Convenient access to the greater Los Angeles area without the hustle and bustle of city living is what you will discover when joining the Ararat Gardens community. You can spend the day visiting the Los Angeles Zoo or the Descanso Gardens and then enjoy a quiet evening relaxing on your balcony....
My loved one enjoys the activities and there is always something going on. The staff work hard to make sure she is included. She walks and is able to get exercise and be monitored by the staff. My loved one...
917 N. Louise St., Glendale, CA 91207
Glen Terra Assisted Living is a newly remodeled assisted?living facility in Glendale, CA with an array of engaging activities, spacious and well-designed apartments, a full-scope wellness program, and amenities that enhance daily life. Not only are we dedicated to providing high-quality senior...
It's cost effective. It's good for elderly people who are looing for a relatively independent life who can live without too much support. My loved one ended up needing more care than they could provide. ...
1447 17th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Re- Discover fresh air and sunny days in Santa Monica at The Holiday Villas. Family owned and operated means exceptional retirement living with personalized service. Since 1972, The Holiday Villas have been a leading provider of high-quality senior housing serving the Santa Monica and West Los...
Comfortable and pleasant the Holiday Villa East has a spacious dining room service three meals a day-nothing fancy, but tasty and nutritious with yummy desserts. The upper floor living quarters have...
201 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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....
It is a nice, safe, friendly, and well located, community. The food is excellent. The communication is good with the staff.
515 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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...
Overall CityView is a great place and my Mom enjoys being there. [name removed] was amazing. The staff are very personable. Area for improvement: Staff need to better communicate resident's changes (ie....
1900 Grismer Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504
Assisted Living For The Elderly Where We Offer Personal Comfort To Everyone In The Family. During our 20+ years of offering affordable assisted living, we have helped our residents and their families feel comfortable with our care and their situations. We do this with a style of...
Staff and facility owners worked with us to find a placement solution for family member that has worked out great. Everyone working here seems invested in making the facility friendly. They seem connected...
2721 W Willow St, Burbank, CA 91505
Welcome to Vintage Burbank! Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in the beautiful Burbank, California.Make yourself at home at Vintage Burbank in Burbank, California. It’s an upscale yet friendly, flexible environment that celebrates your individuality and nurtures your...
The main reason we chose Ivy Park at Burbank to begin with was because the location of the facility is very close to my house and her doctors as well. Everyone is friendly and caring. The staff are very...
5711 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
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...
they have a very caring and helpful staff, and they take care of all her medical needs including transportation, and medication management. Room sizes are nice similar to a large studio apt, I loved the...
10747 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Innovative Apartments for Adults 62+ Reimagine life. Be the first to enjoy brand new 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for adults 62+ in the vibrant NOHO Arts District. More than just the typical pool and fitness center, NOHO Senior Arts Colony offers amenities, programs and social events that go...
We adored the residence because it is a fantastic facility for seniors. A lot of entertaining activities and a lovely atmosphere. The office and staff are supportive and helpful because the management is...
2228 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Located in the heart of renowned Westwood, Westwood Plaza offers life without the demands of cooking, cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance. At Westwood Plaza we do the work so you can pursue life's leisure. The Community Living at Westwood Plaza offers the opportunity to enjoy the...
The community is very neat and clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. They do a great job taking care of my loved one and the food is good. The price is higher compared to others in the area. I...
3425 McLaughlin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Bentley Manor By Serenity Care Health Welcome to Bentley Manor! We are a 27-bed assisted living facility located in Los Angeles, California. We accommodate seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living in a luxurious, safe and home-like setting which enables our residents to...
It's a very nice place, Bentley Manor by Serenity Care Health. When I went to see a friend I'd met years earlier, I became aware of it. I was impressed by how well-kept it is and how welcoming the staff is....
The average cost that seniors paid for A Place for Mom’s partner Los Angeles independent living facilities between 2022 and 2023 was $5,545 per month, according to our proprietary data. This cost includes room and board in addition to any extra fees and add-ons, like pet rent and upgraded amenities.
Independent living costs vary depending on location, floor plan, and included luxuries. The features below may be included in your baseline independent living monthly costs:
Though communities vary on what they include in their baseline, typical add-on fees might include the following:
The numbers below can help you compare baseline costs for Los Angeles area independent living communities. Baseline costs do not include care costs or add-on fees, like our proprietary figure above.
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Most people combine their income sources to cover their independent living costs, e.g., personal income sources with options such as veterans benefits. Because independent living communities don’t provide care services, this type of senior living isn’t covered by Medi-Cal, Medicare, or long-term care insurance. However, health care insurance may help you pay for your medically necessary home health care services if you ever grow to need such.
Browse the sections below to learn about your options, including private pay, veterans benefits, Medi-Cal, and Medicare.
Your personal sources of income may include savings accounts, investment returns, pensions, Social Security benefits, and any of the sources explained below. Some of these options can be combined to cover your independent living costs.
Independent living communities are essentially senior apartments with more amenities and services, so they don’t need to be licensed as a senior care community. The exception is if an independent living community shares a campus with other senior care facilities, such as assisted living and memory care.
In California, if your independent living community shares the same campus with a senior care facility, it must have a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) license through the California Department of Social Services, also known as the CDSS. With this license, the senior care facility must comply with the following regulations:
If you would like to learn more about assisted living regulations and the Residential Care Facility license in California, visit the Regulations section of our Los Angeles assisted living page.
The owners of independent living communities must provide their renters with safe and well-maintained housing, just as they would for seniors renting a house or apartment. The following are some examples of the regulations you can expect at a stand-alone independent living community rental in California:
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landlords must consent to reasonable accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities. Landlords must pay for accommodations and certain structural modifications of common areas, while the renter should pay for certain structural modifications to their individual unit.
Accommodations involve changes to community procedures that might restrict disabled individuals from access if not changed. Some examples of accommodations include the following:
Modifications involve changes to the structure of the building, common areas, or individual units. Here are some examples of such modifications:
The following are some other protections granted to renters under the Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA):
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) inspects Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RFCE) annually and within 10 days of receiving a complaint. While the inspections won’t apply to the independent living area of the RCFE, they will apply to the areas that are licensed as assisted living communities.
Assisted living communities that are licensed as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly have public inspection reports in the CDSS Care Facility Search. To use this search, scroll down to “Search By Facility Group,” select “Elderly Assisted Living,” select the “Facility Type” and “Los Angeles County,” and then click on the search button. You can also search by facility name or address.
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Los Angeles asks residents to stay up to date with vaccines, to get tested if symptoms are suspected, and to wear a mask in public. Read Los Angeles County Public Health’s current COVID-19 guidelines for frequently updated information.
Stand-alone independent living communities may have their own COVID-19 guidelines in place, so contact your prospective community directly if you want to learn more. If you’d like to learn about the guidelines for the assisted living wings in a shared independent living community you’re considering, check out the Regulations section of the Los Angeles assisted living page.
Number of A Place for Mom’s in-network Los Angeles independent living facilities
You have many wonderful options for your Los Angeles retirement. A Place for Mom’s network of Los Angeles independent living partners range from stand-alone communities to those with a full scope of personal care services. With A Place for Mom, you’ll easily find local communities with unique offerings — like boutique hotel living with plenty of tailored, resort-style amenities, services, and dining options. For example, some communities are completely Kosher-certified.
Los Angeles stand-alone independent living communities are similar to senior apartments regarding the layout, the freedom to come and go as you please, and the senior-specific amenities. These exclusive senior living communities typically don’t provide personal care services directly, though they may offer on-site access to third-party home care agencies. Among our partner independent living communities in Los Angeles, three of them are stand-alone — for truly independent seniors without current need for personal home care services.
Choosing a community with tiered care options means you’ll have access to senior care services without having to move to a new community when your needs change. You may only need to move to a different wing on the same campus to receive care services. In A Place for Mom’s Los Angeles network, there are 28 independent living communities that also offer assisted living and memory care services on the same campus.
After budgeting for retirement in this expensive city, you can be as specific as you want when choosing your ideal independent living community. Regarding the physical layout, our in-network offerings look similar to senior apartment communities. You can choose ground- or upper-level apartment-style rooms that range from studio to one-bedroom floor plans.
Los Angeles is home to independent living facilities that rise above the senior living stereotype. You can find communities for all walks of life, interests, and even denominations. For instance, Los Angeles has several Jewish independent living communities, with Kosher-certified kitchens, cuisine, and religious services.
There are also communities located in historic districts and some that offer boutique hotel-like senior living. Or, you can opt for a laid-back apartment style setting. You can choose from communities in desirable, upscale neighborhoods, like Beverly Hills and the heart of Los Angeles, for a more prestigious, resort-style experience. And for budget-friendly options, you can choose from communities in more affordable neighborhoods, like Santa Monica and Glendale. Wherever you choose to settle, never-ending beaches, vistas, and breathtaking West Coast sunsets are never far away.
Seniors can enjoy an abundance of senior-specific amenities in Los Angeles independent living communities. These communities lend themselves to building new relationships, staying active, and enjoying a maintenance-free retirement among peers. Pet friends are also invited to join your retirement, as 90% of A Place for Mom’s in-network Los Angeles independent living communities are pet-friendly.
Full-service beauty salons, barber shops, pools, gyms, and spas are among the most common features in Los Angeles independent living communities. Relax after taking a dip in heated outdoor swimming pools, or break a sweat in the professionally supervised fitness center. Some communities even offer manicures, private massages, and facials as part of their spa and salon experiences. Beloved pups are also welcome to enjoy a pampered lifestyle with features like dog wash stations.
Your future independent living community grounds have much to offer. Enjoy a gourmet meal on a covered restaurant-style patio, get cozy by the outdoor fireplace, or stroll along paved walking paths through the landscaped courtyards. When it’s time to explore off campus, access the community’s own transportation options, which might even include a personal limousine service. This is Los Angeles after all.
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Seniors in Los Angeles are near a number of nationally ranked hospitals and medical centers. Several of these centers also have specific programs for seniors or are nationally ranked in geriatric care.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a teaching hospital that provides general medical and surgical care. They’re rated as the No. 1 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 is the No. 2 hospital in Los Angeles. It’s 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 is the No. 3 hospital in Los Angeles. It’s 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.
In Los Angeles, 90% of A Place for Mom’s partner independent living facilities offer either at-cost or complimentary transportation services. These transportation services provide a secure and convenient way for you to run errands and get around the city without having to drive. Driving in Los Angeles is notoriously stressful due to the heavy traffic at all hours, so these services are especially valued.
And on days when driving isn’t necessary, you can easily access bike-friendly routes and walkable areas in Los Angeles from our partner communities. You can also access Los Angeles’ popular public transportation hubs, some with senior-specific 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:
Los Angeles also has senior-specific transportation options:
The figures below represent the ease of Los Angeles’ transportation methods, according to WalkScore. Scores range from zero to 100, with higher numbers indicating a more accessible method of transportation.
Make each day of your Los Angeles retirement full of purpose. This city has something for all retirees. Be inspired every day with an abundance of world-class art and history museums, as well as a full scope of outdoor activities, entertainment, and sporting events. Find your new favorite relaxing beach, go on an exciting coastline adventure, or enjoy a laid-back lifestyle among senior centers and the locals’ favorite restaurants. Dining is as world-class as it is culturally dynamic in Los Angeles.
No matter your interests, you can find your niche in the global capital that is Los Angeles. Read on for more details and highlights of the area.
Los Angeles has many wheelchair-accessible museums that also offer accessibility guides. Art displays, interactive science exhibits, and significantly historic artifacts can be found right in town.
If you’re looking to fulfill an active lifestyle, Los Angeles has many hiking trails, parks, and stunning scenery to choose from:
The Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, and Rams are the city’s most popular sports teams. Spend a day at a baseball game in Dodger Stadium, watch the Lakers play in the Crypto.com Arena, or cheer on the Rams in SoFi Stadium.
Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the well-known PGA Tour is hosted locally. Just a 25 minute drive from downtown in LA’s coastal Pacific Palisades neighborhood, you can catch the Southern California stop of this popular world tour.
Live like an Angeleno and explore these relaxing, day-to-day options:
Pacifica Senior Living Hillsborough, Sunlit Gardens and The Terraces at Park Marino are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Los Angeles, CA. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Independent Living in Los Angeles is 4,621 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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