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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 177 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.
Types of care available in Los Angeles, 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.
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.
14655 W. Blythe Street, Panorama City, CA 91402
That one is okay but they don't have anything available so I found another place.
8750 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Since 1978, we have offered a great alternative for seniors who may need additional assistance with their daily routines, medication management, bathing and dressing or personal hygiene, yet do not require the intensive services of a skilled nursing facility. With the assistance of our...
I have just finished helping my mother, who is 92, move into Beverly Carmel South. You know the building is attractive and well-maintained ahead of time. You hope, first, that the staff will be caring,...
6951 Lennox Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405
Courtyard Plaza Courtyard Plaza is an assisted living community for residents who are looking to make Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California their home. This community provides the memory care that seniors need in an area that is beautiful and special. Van Nuys offers much to its...
It is an older place, but very nice. They keep it up well. They are currently remodeling the exterior of the building. They keep me informed of how things are going. Their communication has been very...
11201 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Inn on the Boulevard Retirement Living...Where hotel service meets the comforts of home!PRIVATE ROOM RATES: Standard Studio (approx. 350 sq. ft.) - $2,100/month; Medium Studio (approx. 400 sq. ft.) - $2,700/month; Large Studio (approx. 450 sq. ft.) - $3,000/month; One Bedroom Suite (approx. 700...
I'm so grateful to have found The Inn On The Blvd for our mother. The first thing that needs to be said is how amazing the administrator Tim Ray is. Tim is knowledgable, helpful, kind accommidating and...
8755 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Sunny Hills welcomes you at the front door with familiar sights, sounds and aromas of home. There are freshly baked cookies at the Bistro, lively conversations in the parlor, laughter in the library and a helping hand when you need it.
They really are a great facility! They work so incredibly hard to accomodate needs, and fix any issues. They communicate really well, too. I visit twice a week, and have no complaints about their care or...
1100 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
The Olive Court Apartments is centrally located in Burbank adjacent to the Joslyn Center, a Senior Center, which offers an array of activities and senior services. Enjoy our lavish building for active senior lifestyles of today. It’s state of the art living, without giving up peace of...
2830 Francis Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Francis Gardens is combines the warmth and attention of family with hospitality services that are indicative of an elegant luxury resort hotelFrancis Gardens offers you the benefit of receiving care by our conscientious professional nursing staff and a lifestyle designed to make your residency...
401 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Independent retirement living apartments. Family owned, operated, and managed since 1974. Relaxed atmosphere, home-like surroundings, and garden views encompass your life here with us at Beautiful Montana Gardens. Located in the heart of Santa Monica - just a few blocks from the Montana Avenue...
120 E Laurel St, Glendale, CA 91205
Victor Royale Adult living is an assisted living community in the lovely town of Glendale, CA. This beautiful community is situated within Los Angeles county, within easy driving distance of both the ocean and the mountains. Glendale is a great place to live with average temperatures in the 70s...
I have no complaints about the tour I had taken at this community for my father. The staff where on time to our appointment and made sure to to answer any questions we had for them in detail. I was pleased...
420 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205
Heritage Park is a senior housing community located in stunning Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. You'll love the convenience of living in the city centre of this sun soaked California community. No need to drive in this 'walker's paradise.' With a walk score of 95, shopping, services,...
1015 S Orange Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
The Wilshire Vista Manor is a great place. It is conveniently located and well managed. The staff is friendly, caring and professional. My loved one sleeps most of the time, so, I don't know exactly about...
6054 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
A very good place for anybody. Clean, neat, contemporary styling, very friendly staff, and nice amenities. Seems to be a very nice place. The were very accommodating, and impressive. All of this and more...
1470 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
5930 Reseda Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356
1222 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
357 N Hayworth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
330 N. Hayworth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048-2702
12120 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607
823 N Poinsettia Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90046
829 N Alta Vista Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
8717 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
1019 S Wooster St, Los Angeles, CA 90035
1019 Wooster Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035
11035 Magnolia Blvd # 200, North Hollywood, CA 91601
6200 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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 in-network assisted living facilities in market
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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Percentage of seniors 65 and older currently living in Los Angeles
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 Crescendo Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care 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 4,691 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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