Just 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles' downtown, Downey, California, is home to picturesque tree-lined streets and intriguing attractions, such as the Columbia Memorial Space Center and the Downey History Center. The suburb is also just a short drive away from the sunny, sandy beaches that line the Pacific Coast.
Seniors who hope to stay active in their golden years may enjoy excursions to the city's parks and recreational facilities that local assisted living facilities may offer. The warm weather that graces Downey year-round makes it easy to get out and spend time outdoors walking, gardening or simply relaxing. Seniors living in the city, as well as their loved ones, can take comfort in the fact that the area's violent crime rate is 6% lower than the national average, making Downey a relatively safe area to retire.
The average cost of assisted living in Downey is $4,500 per month, which is a bit higher than the U.S. average of $4,004 per month. When compared with California's state average, which is $4,500, the cost of assisted living in Downey is similar.
Note: Information for Downey was not available, so data from the Los Angeles area has been used instead.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Downey.
Lakewood Park Manor
12045 Lakewood Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
Lakewood Park Manor offers seniors all the comforts of living at home along with resort-style amenities and compassionate care. Seniors living at this facility receive daily housekeeping and linen service, as well as weekly laundry service. Trained caregivers provide assistance with activities of daily living and medication management, while the facility's chefs prepare three nutritious meals each day that are tailored to meet each residents' dietary needs. Lakewood Park Manor takes resident safety seriously, providing an emergency call bell in every suite and 24/7 caregiving staff who conduct checks on each resident periodically throughout the day.
Downey Retirement Center
11500 Dolan Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
The Downey Retirement Center offers seniors a wide range of activities to keep their minds engaged and their bodies active. The facility's activities calendar is one of the many reasons we chose the Downey Retirement Center for this list. It includes events such as theater nights, fitness classes, trivia and birthday celebrations. Seniors at this facility can access a continuum of care as its services include independent living, assisted living and memory care. Accommodations include private and semi-private suites and each room includes a private bathroom, balcony or courtyard access and individual temperature control.
The Villa Senior Assisted Living
12565 Downey Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
A stately exterior, picturesque gardens and sunny, bright patios are just the beginning at The Villa Senior Assisted Living. This facility offers a low caregiver-to-resident ratio and provides customized care plans for each senior it serves. Caregiving staff provides round-the-clock assistance with activities of daily living, including grooming, dressing and medication management. With daily activities such as bingo, supervised outings and musical chair exercises, living at The Villa means always having something to do.
Country Inn of Downey
11111 Myrtle St.
Downey, CA 90241
Country Inn of Downey's caregivers provide seniors with personal care and assistance 24 hours a day. The scope of care includes assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as mobility and medication assistance. Seniors can pamper themselves at the on-site beauty and barbershop or relax with friends or a book on the outdoor patio.
Brookdale Uptown Whittier
13250 Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
Brookdale Uptown Whittier appears on this list thanks to its long list of amenities, which includes a fitness center, library, arts and crafts studio, beauty and barbershop and an on-site theater. Seniors can choose from four floor plans, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Brookdale Uptown Whittier is located near restaurants, parks and shopping that offer plenty of opportunities for off-site excursions or visits with family and friends.
Oakmont of Whittier
13617 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605
Oakmont of Whittier offers a wide range of activities to keep its residents engaged. Those who enjoy an active lifestyle can participate in fitness classes such as tai chi and yoga, while activities such as book clubs, lectures and discussions promote healthy, sharp minds. Caregivers are supervised by nursing staff and provide a range of care services including personal care and medication management. Transportation is available to take seniors to and from appointments, shopping and visits with loved ones.
Brookdale Central Whittier
8101 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
Brookdale Central Whittier takes senior living to a whole new level with a long list of resort-style amenities. This includes luxurious fine dining, an on-site beauty and barbershop and a fireside living room that residents can use to enjoy visits with friends, neighbors and loved ones. Residents can choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all of which include housekeeping services, daily fresh linens and weekly laundry service. Three meals are served each day in the facility's elegant dining room and residents can enjoy snacks and beverages at their leisure in the community kitchen.
Sunrise of La Palma
5321 La Palma Ave.
La Palma, CA 90623
The continuum of care offered by Sunrise of La Palma is one of the many reasons we chose it as one of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Downey area. The facility offers assisted living, memory care, short-term respite care stays and hospice care coordination. Seniors and their loved ones can enjoy peace of mind knowing the facility shares a campus with La Palma Hospital. Sunrise of La Palma employs trained chefs who prepare three restaurant-style meals each day and are happy to accommodate special dietary needs, including pureed diets.
Whittier Glen Assisted Living
10615 Jordan Rd.
Whittier, CA 90603
Seniors living at Whittier Glen Assisted Living have access to five-star dining, luxury transportation services and 24-hour concierge and caregiving services. On-site amenities include a beauty and barbershop, fitness center and library. Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors can stroll through the facility's beautifully manicured grounds, which include outdoor rest areas and a rose garden.
Palmcrest Grand Residence Assisted Living and Memory Care
3503 Cedar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Spacious, tastefully decorated resident suites are the reason we chose to include Palmcrest Grand Residence on our list. Each suite includes an emergency call system, as well as a private bathroom and balcony, individual temperature control, and plenty of closet space. Seniors living at this facility enjoy customized menus, off-site field trips and free transportation to attend appointments and shops. Caregivers are available around-the-clock to assist with daily needs, including dressing, grooming and medication management.