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CITY Santa monica
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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Santa Monica is one of the costliest places to live in the Los Angeles metro region, as well as in California and the nation. While health care costs come in well below the national median, living expenses such as groceries, transportation and housing are comparatively high. This may be an obstacle for seniors who want to live alone, but for those seeking assisted living, residential care costs are reasonable. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that seniors in Santa Monica pay $5,250 per month for assisted living, making it one of the most economical local long-term care options. For seniors with limited incomes, the Assisted Living Waiver may help cover residential care services.  

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Santa Monica, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA

Assisted living facilities in Santa Monica charge $5,250 per month for housing and services, which is equal to the state average and several hundred dollars more than the national median. This is $900 lower than the rate in El Centro, where seniors pay $6,150 for residential care, and about $200 lower than the average rate in San Diego. Local rates are $1,500 higher than care costs in nearby Bakersfield, where costs are among the lowest in California at $3,750.

  • Santa Monica: $5,250 
  • California: $5,250 
  • United States: $4,500
  • San Diego: $5,475   
  • Bakersfield: $3,750   
  • El Centro: $6,150 

FThe Cost of Other Types of Care in Santa Monica, CA

In Santa Monica, assisted living facilities charge $5,250 per month. This is about half the cost of nursing home care, which ranges from $9,125 to $11,269, depending on room type. Residential care rates are several hundred dollars cheaper than in-home care and home health care, which average $5,911. Those seeking more economical care may consider adult day health care, which costs $1,652 per month. 

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

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

Sunrise of Santa Monica

Sunrise of Santa Monica offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments with abundant natural light and a resort-style ambiance. Amenities include in-room cable, patios and attractive, well-kept grounds. Trained staff is available 24 hours per day, and residents receive monthly wellness checks. The restaurant-style dining room serves three expertly crafted and well-balanced meals each day, with a variety of snacks available throughout the day. Special diets and personal requests are happily accommodated. Residents may also enjoy meals in their rooms. Group outings, resident-sponsored clubs and exercise classes are among the available activities. English, Spanish and Tagalog are spoken here. 

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Brookdale Santa Monica Garden

Residents of Brookdale Santa Monica Garden have a beauty salon/barbershop, swimming pool, library, on-site theater and fitness center right at their fingertips. This pet-friendly facility has studio apartments with kitchenettes, and walking paths where residents can exercise their furry friends surround the facility. There's an arts and crafts studio for those desiring a creative outlet and a room for people who enjoy a good game of billiards. Residents can socialize with others or grab a quick beverage at the on-site coffee shop.

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Brookdale Ocean House

Brookdale Ocean House provides customized levels of care depending on the personal needs of residents. A nurse is on-site eight hours per day, every day of the week, and one on-call 24 hours a day. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenettes, and all units are pet-friendly. One of the reasons this facility earned a place on our top 10 list is that it features a gorgeous outdoor patio on the 10th floor where residents can soak up the Southern California sun and take in a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Some units also feature balconies with ocean views. 

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Bentley Suites by Serenity Care

With a resident capacity of only 44, Bentley Suites by Serenity Care provides an intimate assisted living environment that's ideal for those who prefer to avoid larger facilities. A central landscaped courtyard has plenty of room for outdoor recreations, and two covered tables protect those who prefer not to have direct exposure to the sun. This facility is located close to the beach, allowing residents the opportunity to enjoy fresh ocean breezes. People who suffer from allergies will appreciate this community's no-pet policy. 

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Meridian at Ocean Villa

Meridian at Ocean Villa offers private and companion suites with stunning views. With a resident capacity of just 36, this facility provides personalized care in a homelike setting. The well-landscaped grounds offer a pleasant place to sit, picnic or walk a small pet. All units are equipped with individual climate controls and emergency response systems. A beauty salon/barbershop and private spa are on-site, and each room has a private bath with a step-in shower. 

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Bellmont Village Westwood

We chose to feature this facility because of its desirable location in Santa Monica's upscale Wentwood neighborhood and its lushly landscaped grounds. Residents can choose from pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchens or kitchenettes. The outdoor living space features picturesque walking paths and a swimming pool. This facility is located close to UCLA Medical Center, which has some of the world's best physicians. Guests are welcome to share meals with residents in the restaurant-style dining room as well as stay overnight. A valet service assists residents and their guests with luggage and other needs.

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Sunrise of Playa Vista

Sunrise of Playa Vista uses a holistic approach to senior care that results in a customized resident experience designed to promote the best possible quality of life for each individual. A licensed nurse performs monthly wellness visits, and residents are encouraged to participate in daily exercise classes. The facility has an on-site beauty salon/barbershop, a computer room and attractive outdoor spaces. 

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  • Regularly scheduled resident and family meetings
  • Staff speaks English, French and Spanish

Sunrise of Beverly Hills

This pet-friendly facility offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and companion suites. All apartments are equipped with kitchenettes and emergency call systems. The restaurant-style dining room serves three delicious and nutritious meals per day, along with a variety of snacks, and the staff happily accommodates special dietary needs and preferences. Staff at Sunrise of Beverly Hills speak Spanish and Tagalog along with English. On-site amenities include a fitness room, a beauty/barbershop and a party room where residents can entertain visiting family and friends. 

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Terraza Court

Residents of Terraza Court can choose between studio apartments and companion suites, and each unit is pet-friendly. A full-time licensed nurse is on staff to oversee resident care, and assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming is available. Residents can enjoy scheduled group outings and customized daily activities. The restaurant-style dining room has a special dietary selection for people with diabetes and those trying to limit their salt intake. 

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  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Scheduled transportation to community events, shopping and medical appointments

Atria Park of Pacific Palisades

Situated in very desirable Pacific Palisades Village, this facility offers easy access to the Saint John's Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. There are spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available. All units are equipped with cable, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and emergency call systems. This pet-friendly community features an elegant rooftop terrace with views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean and well-kept outdoor gardens. There is also an on-site beauty salon/barbershop and spa. 

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