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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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For seniors who prefer close access to urban life, Northridge, CA, is an excellent option. Although the cost of living is high, there are several state programs to support seniors, including nutrition programs and Medicare and Medicaid support. Because Northridge is near Los Angeles, the average monthly costs are the same according to Genworth Financial’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Seniors typically pay around $5,250 per month, which is the same as the state average and $750 more than the national average. 

California is not a retiree-friendly state for taxes; the state fully taxes all retirement incomes at some of the highest rates in the country. However, Social Security benefits are exempt.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Northridge, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Northridge, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Northridge, CA

According to the Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Northridge pay around $5,250 per month, which equals the California average and is $750 higher than the U.S. average. In the other major cities, care can cost more. In San Diego, the average cost of care is $5,475 and in San Francisco care typically costs $6,319 per month. In Sacramento, the costs are similar to in Northridge at $5,225 and further inland in Riverside, care is significantly cheaper at $4,000.

  • Northridge: $5,250
  • California: $5,250
  • National: $4,500
  • San Diego: $5,475
  • San Francisco: $6,319
  • Sacramento: $5,225
  • Riverside: $4,000

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Northridge, CA

Seniors can choose from various long-term care options in Northridge. The most affordable care option is adult day health care, which costs around $1,652 per month. In-home care and home health care are slightly more expensive than assisted living care, costing around $5,911 per month. For the highest level of care that nursing homes provide, a semi-private room typically costs around $9,125 and a private room costs $11,269.

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

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

Brookdale Northridge

As a continuing care retirement community, Brookdale Northridge benefits assisted living residents with smooth transitions to memory care and skilled nursing care. We recommend this facility to seniors who want to enjoy a worry-free lifestyle while aging in place. Its 6-acre campus features multiple park-like courtyards with walking paths and patio areas. Other welcoming common spaces include a game room, movie theater, library and salon. Residents can benefit from various activities, such as B-Fit exercises, Wii bowling, pet therapy, art classes and live entertainment. Brookdale Northridge is also conveniently close to Granada Village shopping center and Oakridge Estate park.

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Features
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments
  • Optimum Life Cuisine menu choices with reduced sodium, fat and sugar

Brookdale Chatsworth

We added Brookdale Chatsworth in our list for its full calendar of activities that offer plenty of recreational and social opportunities for residents. This assisted living community is situated just a couple of blocks from Chatsworth Public Library and local shopping centers, and it has great views of the Santa Susana Mountains. Its courtyard and patio areas have raised gardening beds, and residents are welcome to use the pub, theater room, well-stocked library and full-service salon. In addition to various activities, such as B-Fit meditation and yoga, Wii bowling, acrylic painting and flower arranging, there are special interest groups, such as the poetry, coloring, bridge and book clubs.

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Features
  • Pet-friendly
  • Weekly on-site Catholic, Christian Fellowship and Shabbat services

Brookdale North Tarzana

Brookdale North Tarzana is in an urban residential area off Ventura Freeway, located a few blocks from Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center and shopping and dining options on Ventura Boulevard. This pet-friendly assisted living community is among our top choices for its accessible location and comfortable homelike setting. Available accommodations include floor plans with private balconies or patios. The central courtyard has a garden fountain and covered sitting areas, while the theater room has a grand piano for live entertainment. Residents can take advantage of hair and nail services offered at the on-site salon.

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Features
  • Activities include B-Fit exercises, music therapy, painting, happy hours and outings
  • Community-wide Wi-Fi access

Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana

Ideally situated in a mixed-use area off the Ventura Freeway, Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana keeps residents close to shopping centers on Ventura Boulevard and Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. This assisted living community is on our top 10 list for its exciting activities that promote learning, creativity and an active lifestyle. Residents can join the scheduled Spanish classes, guitar and piano lessons, choir rehearsals and dance practices. They can freely access the facility’s fitness room, movie theater, full-service salon and two courtyards.

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Features
  • Resident-led interest groups include the garden club, men’s club, book club, meditation club and debate team
  • Weekly outings to museums, musicals, theater performances and new movies

Cedars Assisted Living

The mission of Cedars Assisted Living is to provide a safe, supportive and enriching environment for seniors, which is why this facility is on our top 10 list. In addition to assistance with activities of daily living, residents benefit from wellness monitoring, medication management and scheduled transportation services. The facility has secured landscaped courtyards and garden areas, a piano lounge for live entertainment and an engaging activity area for games, puzzles, movies and crafting projects. Cedars Assisted Living also offers memory care and is conveniently located near Dignity Health Northridge Hospital.

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Features
  • Private or shared rooms with private balconies or patios
  • In-house physicians

Pacifica Senior Living Northridge

Pacific Senior Living Northridge made our top 10 list due to its convenient location and beautiful homelike environment. This premier senior community is close to The Soraya, CSUN Orange Grove and Dignity Health Northridge Hospital. Its Heartland assisted living neighborhood consists of pet-friendly private rooms with ADA-compliant bathrooms. Inviting amenities include a fireside piano lobby, library, theater, billiards and piano room, secured courtyards and covered patio areas. Regular activities are made more interesting with a daily special theme, and they include morning exercises, story and poetry readings, painting and root beer float socials.

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Features
  • Licensed nurse provide wellness checks and around-the-clock diabetic care
  • Three nutritious meals and two health snacks daily

The Village at NorthRidge

For discerning urban seniors who prefer an modern resort-like community, the Village at NorthRidge is our top recommendation. This SRG independent and assisted living community is a couple of blocks from Northridge Fashion Center. Its 5-acre campus has multiple gardens and patio areas, and its large main courtyard has a fire pit and pool area. Other upscale amenities include a fitness center, bistro, billiards room, internet cafe and cinema. For added convenience, there’s an on-site salon, spa and general store, and the family room features a play area for visiting grandchildren.

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Features
  • Dine Your Way evolving menus and VIP service in the Prairie Grille restaurant
  • Mind, body and soul activities, including yoga, Rock Steady boxing, creative writing, art appreciation and live entertainment

Olive Branch Assisted Living

Olive Branch Assisted Living is a family-owned facility, and its among our top picks for its thoughtfully designed spaces that give a true sense of home. The spacious 25-acre campus features lush lawns, gardens and plenty of mature trees. The activity room features a piano for live music and a 72-inch HDTV for movies and sports games, while the well-stocked library carries a diverse catalog including New York Times' bestsellers for book club discussions. Other convenient amenities include a salon and snack area with vending machines. Residents enjoy various activities, such as morning exercises, arts and crafts, Wii games and mystery tours.

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Sunrise of Woodland Hills

The ideal location and flexible levels of care put Sunrise of Woodland Hills on our top 10 list. The facility is conveniently situated near the Ventura Freeway and close to Corbin Village shopping center and Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. In addition to assisted living and memory care, its Terrace Club care option supports residents with early-stage memory loss who are still able to function independently. The facility’s landscaped grounds feature gardens and walking paths connecting to spacious front porches and a large rear patio area. Residents enjoy various activities in the fireside library, cozy media room, recreation area and bistro.

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Sunrise of West Hills

We included Sunrise of West Hills on our list for its charming and sophisticated homelike environment. This 90-bed assisted living and memory care community features a cozy sunroom and welcoming front porches that provide relaxing garden and hillside views. The interior amenities have a warm ambiance, and they include multiple fireside lounges, a reflection room, a TV room and a bistro with a jukebox. Residents are offered various activities, such as aerobics, flower arranging, afternoon socials, outings and men’s club gatherings.

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Features
  • Sunrise Signature Dining with vegetarian, low-sodium, low-fat and pureed diet options
  • Scheduled resident and family meetings