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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 17, 2024

Carson is a city in the Harbor region of Los Angeles, home to over 92,300 residents. Seniors aged 65 and older account for roughly 17% of the city’s population. The area is more affordable than other California cities, and crime rates are declining. Additionally, Carson has more than 120 acres of parkland, including walking trails and recreational facilities. The city serves seniors’ medical needs, with health care services available at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Individuals in need of personal assistance may consider transitioning to an assisted living facility. These communities provide 24-hour support, including assistance with daily living tasks, meals, housekeeping and recreational programming. On average, seniors in Carson pay $5,250 per month for assisted living. While these costs are equivalent to the California state median, they’re $750 higher than the U.S. national average of $4,500.

Note: Data for Carson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

This guide offers information about the 10 best assisted living facilities in Carson to help seniors and families navigate their long-term care options. Browse the list to learn about the unique amenities, services and programs these communities offer.

Palos Verdes Villa

Palos Verdes Villa is a premier assisted living community that uses the Signature Care program, which enables residents to receive personalized daily assistance while remaining active and independent. It's close to shopping destinations and attractions, such as a movie theater, parks and churches. Residents can access numerous on-site amenities, including a library and common room, fireside lounge, full-service beauty salon and barbershop and grand dining room. Resident accommodations are individually air-conditioned and feature private baths, wall-to-wall carpeting and patios. Many apartments offer views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro Harbor. Staff tidies rooms daily and provides thorough cleaning once per week.

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Regency Palms Long Beach

Regency Palms Long Beach offers a comfortable and supportive setting with access to ample amenities, social activities and 24/7 personalized care services. Located along East 8th Street, residents are within walking distance of restaurants, shops and entertainment, and the community's rooftop deck offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of Long Beach. There are plenty of areas for gathering with friends, including the ground floor coffee shop and cafe. A physical therapy area is available on the community's lower level to support seniors' extended medical needs, and an urgent care center is connected to the lobby. There are also two hospitals in the surrounding area in the event of an emergency.

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  • Daily housekeeping and laundry service
  • On-site denominational and nondenominational religious services

Belmont Village Senior Living Rancho Palos Verdes

We've listed Belmont Village Senior Living Rancho Palos Verdes as one of the area's top facilities for its programming and amenities that target health, wellness and social engagement. It's located in a residential neighborhood bordered by a nature reserve, with houses of worship, restaurants, shops and medical offices just up the street. The campus includes a professionally supervised fitness center, a salon, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a garden terrace. The social calendar includes enrichment activities, including the signature Whole Brain Fitness program. At mealtime, 24 daily menu choices are available, and the community's bistro is open throughout the day for snacks and refreshments.

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  • Pet-friendly community
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy services on-site

Palmcrest Grand Assisted Living

Located in Long Beach just off the San Diego Freeway, Palmcrest Grand Assisted Living is a well-situated facility near everyday amenities and medical offices. It's also easily accessible for friends and family living in Carson, less than a 15-minute drive away. The community's easy-to-navigate layout features five large common areas with vaulted ceilings and seating areas for conversing with friends and neighbors. It also boasts a 47-seat theater — one of the Los Angeles area's largest senior living entertainment centers. The community utilizes technology to help seniors stay connected, offering Wi-Fi throughout the facility and the option of an Alexa personal assistant to help with daily tasks and communication.

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  • Utilities included in monthly rates
  • On-site postal service and newspaper delivery

Sunrise of Hermosa Beach

Tucked between Hermosa Beach Pier and Manhattan Beach, Sunrise of Hermosa Beach is roughly 10 miles from Carson. Designed in Cape Cod style, the community features gardens, arbors, porches, barbecue areas and a garden deck offering expansive ocean views. Residents receive personalized daily assistance tailored to their individual needs and goals. The community provides maintenance-free living, with daily chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and laundry services. Residents can participate in engaging activities through the community's Live With Purpose program, which includes yoga and fitness classes, music and art, gardening and games. The community also hosts off-site outings to local boutiques, theaters, shops and restaurants.

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Oakmont of Torrance

Oakmont of Torrance is well-situated on Lomita Boulevard, just steps from Torrance Memorial Medical Center and physicians' offices. Its continuum of care allows residents to age comfortably, knowing it's easy to adjust their care plan to accommodate changing needs. The community's professional team is on-site 24/7 to serve seniors' needs and provide support beyond personal care assistance. This includes a complimentary concierge service to help residents coordinate their activities and appointments and a chauffeur service to take residents wherever they need to go in town. On-site, residents can enjoy access to a salon, a private movie theater, resident gardens and landscaped grounds. There is also a pet park for exercising with furry friends.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites
  • Regular health screenings and blood pressure checks

Harbor Terrace Retirement Community

Family-owned and operated, Harbor Terrace Retirement Community offers compassionate care for seniors in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Right in the heart of San Pedro, residents are within walking distance of numerous local attractions and historical sites, as well as popular restaurants, retail shops and medical professionals. The seaside community is voted a top senior living destination based on its comprehensive wellness program. This program considers seniors' physical, mental, social and spiritual wellness, offering daily exercise classes, cognitively stimulating games and healthy meals made from fresh ingredients. The community conducts monthly health screenings and educational seminars and offers on-site Bible study and church services.

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Clearwater at South Bay

Just 4 miles from Carson, Clearwater at South Bay is located in the South Bay neighborhood of Torrance, close to the Redondo Beach Pier and Del Amo Fashion Center. It's included in this top 10 list for its Empowered Living holistic approach to care, which helps seniors achieve a balanced lifestyle. This is accomplished through a diverse range of programming and events, including fitness classes, educational discussion groups, creative writing workshops and resident social hours. In addition to indoor amenities and social spaces, the community's landscaped campus features access to a private courtyard, gardens, walking paths and a putting green.

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  • Three meals per day plus snacks
  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies

Ivy Park at Palos Verdes

Ivy Park at Palos Verdes is located in a residential neighborhood in Torrance, roughly 7 miles southwest of Carson. The community borders Ernie Howlett Park, which has walking trails, a tennis club and an equestrian center. Designed to provide a flexible living experience, the community offers care services to support seniors at every stage of aging. Its personalized care plans provide assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, grooming and medication management, while housekeeping and laundry services help seniors simplify and organize their lives. The community is pet-friendly and offers pet care and a walking service. Additional on-site amenities include spa services, all-day dining and social and educational programs.

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Bay Towers at Bixby Knolls

At Bay Towers at Bixby Knolls, seniors can enjoy resort-style amenities, well-appointed accommodations and 24-hour support. Its open hallways and easy-to-navigate common spaces provide easy access to the restaurant-style dining room, library and landscaped outdoor courtyards. The full-service salon and spa offers on-site styling, manicure and pedicure services. The Long Beach community is conveniently located along Atlantic Avenue, lined with restaurants, medical offices, banking facilities and coffee shops. While many destinations are within walking distance, the community's scheduled transportation service can bring seniors to and from local appointments, errands and social events.

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  • Emergency alert systems in each apartment
  • Daily activities designed for all levels of ability