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CITY Los angeles
Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles is situated in the southern region of California and is the most populous city in the state with nearly 4 million residents, 13% of whom are aged 65 and over. It’s among the more expensive places to live in California, with an overall cost of living that exceeds the national average by 73% and the state median by about 25%. Despite this, local assisted living rates are consistent with the state average at $5,250 per month. Older adults with limited incomes may have access to several programs to help cover their care costs, including the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver, which pays for residential services in some regions of the state, including Los Angeles County. 

This guide provides an overview of what Los Angeles residents pay for assisted living, along with options for paying for services. It also lists free resources for older adults and highlights top assisted living facilities in the region.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA

In Los Angeles, assisted living rates average $5,250 per month. While this is several hundred dollars higher than the national median rate of $4,500, it’s equal to the state average.

While assisted living rates tend to be costlier in California, older adults with budgetary considerations have several affordable options within the state. In Bakersfield, fees are among the lowest in the state and nation at $3,750. In the Hanford area, care costs are $900 less than in Los Angeles at $4,350 per month, and in San Diego, assisted living residents pay approximately $5,475. Obtaining care in Los Angeles is an affordable alternative to services in Santa Rosa, where assisted living facilities charge approximately $7,048 monthly.

  • Los Angeles: $5,250 
  • California: $5,250 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • San Diego: $5,475 
  • Bakersfield: $3,750 
  • Hanford Area: $4,350 
  • Santa Rosa: $7,048 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Los Angeles, CA 

The most cost-effective long-term care option in Los Angeles is adult day health care, which costs $1,652 per month. Assisted living is considerably costlier at $5,250, but because it includes living expenses, such as housing and meals, it’s an affordable option for many seniors. Home-based care is several hundred dollars more, with both in-home care and home health care coming in at $5,911 per month. Nursing homes charge $9,125 for semiprivate rooms and $11,269 for private accommodations. 

  • In-Home Care: $5,911 
  • Home Health Care: $5,911 
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,652 
  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,250 
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $9,125 
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $11,269

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Los Angeles, CA

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in California.

Free Resources for Seniors in Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles region has a wide range of resources to help older adults obtain affordable long-term care. Through the following resources, seniors access options counseling, legal and financial advice and state-sponsored programs that help them make the most of their retirement income.




Workforce Development Aging and Community Services 

(888) 211-0644 

WDACS is the Area Agency on Aging for Los Angeles and the surrounding region. It uses federal funding to provide a range of free and low-cost services for seniors to help them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care. Through the AAA, seniors can speak with benefits counselors who screen them for programs, such as Medi-Cal, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance, which can help cover or offset assisted living expenses.

Center for Health Care Rights 

(213) 383-4519

The Center for Health Care Rights advocates for older adults and helps them access quality health insurance coverage. Seniors can receive Medicare options counseling from trained advisers who answer seniors’ questions about Original Medicare benefits, cost-sharing obligations and private options, such as Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans, which can help seniors save money on medical and long-term care expenses. This service is confidential and free of charge.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 

(800) 399-4529 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization that serves qualifying individuals in Los Angeles County. It has licensed legal professionals who help older adults with issues such as accessing public and veterans’ benefits, understanding assisted living contracts and payment obligations and resolving problems, such as Social Security overpayment and consumer debt issues.

VA Los Angeles Regional Office 

(800) 698-2411 

The VA’s Los Angeles Regional Office specializes in helping veterans and their families access federal and state benefits, including those that may help cover long-term care such as Aid and Attendance and veterans’ and survivors’ pensions. The office can also help individuals determine whether they qualify for veterans’ home placement, which may be more affordable than private assisted living services.

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging 

(213) 482-7252 

The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging operates several senior centers and congregate dining sites throughout the region, as well as transportation services and wellness screenings, which may help older adults reduce living costs.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

Assisted Living Communities in Los Angeles are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles, CA

Canyon Trails Assisted Living and Memory Care

Canyon Trails Assisted Living and Memory Care provides spacious studio apartments with private bathrooms, in addition to weekly housekeeping and laundry services. This facility is focused on providing a vibrant lifestyle to its residents with a wide variety of activities on campus, as well as a company van available for group outings to local attractions and shopping centers. Residents love the on-site salon as well as the numerous games and craft rooms, and lounges perfect for spending time with neighbors and family. This facility made our list of the best assisted living facilities because of the outdoor lounges, including a patio and a courtyard, and walking paths through the landscaped grounds and gardens, making it a great choice for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors.

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  • Spacious studio apartments with private bathrooms
  • Pristine patios and walking paths for lovers of the outdoors


Home to active seniors that appreciate a full and independent lifestyle, CityView provides assisted living and memory care in an all-inclusive setting. All housekeeping and maintenance, as well as utilities,  are included in the base rent, and all meals are cooked by expert chefs with fresh, local ingredients. Residents enjoy a myriad of coordinated and self-serve arts and crafts activities, as well as regularly scheduled outings to explore local cuisine or cultural attractions. This facility made our top ten assisted living facilities list for its determination to providing the best possible services and the lifestyle residents desire, at affordable rates, all from the heart of beautiful Los Angeles.

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  • Restaurant-style meals with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients
  • Ideal for seniors with active, independent lifestyle

Hollenbeck Palms

Situated on 8.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Hollenbeck Palms provides residential living spaces to elders in need of assisted living services. This facility provides three square meals a day, in addition to any snacks residents need, and the base rent also includes all utilities, housekeeping, and all of the available amenities. Residents love that this facility has various exercise and wellness programs in addition to a full rotating activities calendar, with games, crafts, and music scheduled seven days a week. Transportation is available for any appointments as well as many planned outings to keep residents engaged in the larger Los Angeles community.

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  • 8.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Daily on-site activities and outings to LA

Bentley Manor

At Bentley Manor, residents with all levels of care needs are provided with excellent assisted living services by a team of highly skilled and qualified eldercare professionals. Not only are the health care professionals background checked, licensed, and bonded, but the facility also has a long-time accounting team to help ensure the client’s records and finances are well maintained. Bentley Manor has served the Los Angeles area for over 35 years, giving this facility a keen eye for the needs of Los Angeles’ elders and a strong sense of the best ways to keep elders engaged with their city.

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Sakura Gardens

Serving Los Angeles’  aging population since 1975, Sakura Gardens provides skilled assisted living services to seniors, particularly those of Japanese descent. This full-service retirement company provides luxurious surroundings and amenities, in addition to top-notch aging services. This five-story building has roomy studios and one-bedroom apartments in a traditional Japanese landscape. Sakura Gardens ranked as one of the best assisted living facilities for its dedication to enriching the lifestyle of Japanese elders, featuring a grandiose koi pond and numerous Japanese cultural activities on their rotating life-enrichment calendar. Personal escort service is also available for residents with appointments and shopping needs, as well as many group outings planned throughout the month.

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  • Aging services catering to Japanese elders
  • Koi pond and various cultural activities

Royal Bellingham Luxury Retire

Royal Bellingham Luxury Retire is dedicated to providing top quality assisted living services to those who want to retire in the Los Angeles area. This licensed facility has 94 mostly private rooms available for seniors and provides help with all activities of daily living as well as an expert dietician-designed menu that is flavorful as well as healthy. The friendly caregiving staff regularly accompanies residents to local shopping centers and grocery outlets. The center’s life enrichment philosophy is centered on a holistic approach to improving the quality of health and happiness, centered around each residents’ individual preferences. To help meet this goal, it has a rotating calendar of activities include art and tai chi.

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Glen Park at Valley Village

Glen Park at Valley Village provides gourmet food, stimulating activities, and engaging community outings for residents of all ability levels. This facility employs state-of-the-art technology to provide communication between residents and orderlies, increased security, and Wi-Fi throughout the building. Caregivers are certified memory impairment specialists and participate in ongoing training throughout their time with Glen Park. No matter how much or little care any resident needs, a well-educated team ensures that all contingencies are considered regarding the quality of care for residents. Another reason this expansive property ranked among the top ten living facilities is its manicured grounds which include beautiful gardens and walking paths, as well as community gates, and a delayed egress system on all exits to ensure safety well into the progression of residents with Alzheimer's disease. The facility also features an on-site library, barber and beauty shop, juice bar, and community outreach programs as well as resident wellness programs.

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  • Advanced tech for security and WiFi connection
  • Certified memory impairment specialists

Country Villa Terrace

Residents at The Country Village Terrace Assisted Living center enjoy the fully-inclusive services, which includes all meals, housekeeping, and a wide variety of activities to fill residents’ busy days, all provided in the beautifully and recently upgraded building. Residents are encouraged to engage with each other in exercise classes as well as art programs and outings designed to support social health throughout retirement.  Country Villa Terrace made our list of the best assisted living facilities for its extensive activities options, featuring fitness programs such as yoga, and music programs, crafting, and cooking lessons for creative residents to enjoy. Additionally, religious seniors appreciate the weekly services held at the facility.

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  • Fully Inclusive incl. all meals + housekeeping + activities
  • Weekly religious services on-site

Terraza of Cheviot Hills

Terraza of Cheviot Hills provides exceptional living experiences to seniors needing assistance with their daily activities. This full-service facility features on-site healthcare services, as well as beautician services in their beauty salon and barber shop, and a private spa. Rent for the spacious private or companion apartments with private bathrooms includes all utilities including cable, and access to three meals a day, transportation services, housekeeping, and all linen services. Residents appreciate the full rotating calendar of art activities and social events like book clubs and intergenerational opportunities that keep their days full.

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  • On-site services incl. Healthcare, beauty salon, and spa
  • Spacious private or companion apartments with private bathrooms

Belmont Village Hollywood Heights

The educated caregivers at Belmont Village in Hollywood Heights are dedicated to providing residents with an active lifestyle, including many social opportunities and other ways to fill their busy days. This facility made our list of top ten for the numerous amenities it provides residents with its state-of-the-art fitness center and healthy chef-prepared menu. Residents here appreciate the luxurious lifestyle afforded them, as well as all the help they could need with their activities of daily living from the highly-trained caregivers, nurses, and therapists on-site.

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  • On-site caregivers, nurses, and therapists
  • Luxurious amenities incl. fitness center & healthy chef-prepared menu