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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Torrance offers an attractive lifestyle for retirees, though it can be a bit expensive. The city’s overall cost of living is high compared to the national average, though this is largely due to housing costs. In fact, seniors can benefit from very affordable health care costs. Assisted living costs an average of $5,250 per month. While this rate is higher than what seniors might pay in the average U.S. city, it’s on par with the California state median.

Seniors living on a limited income have access to financial support through programs such as the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver, which covers the cost of residential services in many parts of California, including Los Angeles County. 

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

As part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Torrance and LA share the same assisted living costs of $5,250 per month, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Though $750 higher than the national average, these rates match the state median. Torrance is also more affordable than nearby cities such as Oxnard, San Diego and Santa Maria, where assisted living costs average $5,5750, $5,475 and $5,300. Meanwhile, Bakersfield is the least expensive at $3,750.

  • Torrance: $5,250
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Bakersfield: $3,750
  • Oxnard: $5,750
  • Santa Maria: $5,300
  • San Diego: $5,475

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Torrance, CA

In addition to assisted living, seniors have several other care options. In-home care and home health care are more expensive at $5,911 per month, but good options for individuals who wish to age in place. Adult day health care is the most affordable option at $1,652 and best suits seniors who only need part-time care. Seniors who require around-the-clock supervision and skilled nursing care may opt for a nursing home, where rates start at $9,125 for semiprivate accommodations.

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

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

Oakmont of Torrance

Located just steps from the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Oakmont of Terrace is a well-appointed senior living community that offers a resort-style retirement experience. Residents can relax and enjoy the chef-created meals, participate in daily health and wellness programs and use the full-time concierge service to schedule appointments. There's a beautiful day spa, private movie theater and bistro that serves beverages and light snacks, and pets are welcome upon approval. We featured Oakmont of Torrance on the Torrance top 10 ALF list due to the stunning setting and caring, attentive staff. 

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Sunrise Palos Verdes

Conveniently located close to Torrance Memorial Hospital and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Sunrise Palos Verdes is a purpose-built senior living community with assisted living and memory care services. Caring, supportive staff are on-site 24 hours a day, and there's a full-time recreation coordinator to plan daily games, social activities and special events. The beautiful outdoor area features level walking paths and plenty of shaded seating areas, and there's a beautiful private dining room available for family celebrations and intimate meals. 

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Features
  • Barrier-free suites with large private bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the community

Clearwater at South Bay

Located across the street from the scenic Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Clearwater at South Bay offers seniors easy access to nearby shops, medical services and the iconic Redondo Beach Pier. This assisted living and memory care community features plenty of indoor and outdoor common areas where residents can relax and visit with friends and neighbors, including an enclosed courtyard, theater and game room. Weekly laundry, housekeeping and linen service is included, and transportation within the local area is available.

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Features
  • Three chef-created meals served daily plus healthy snacks
  • Private dining room available

Huntington Retirement Hotel

Located next to the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center and near the Village Del Amo shopping plaza, Huntington Retirement Hotel is an approachable, remodeled senior living community. Private suites range in size from 340-square-foot alcove studios up to 420-square-foot one-bedroom units, each offering a view of the landscaped grounds or gardens. Common areas include a library, chapel and putting green, and residents are encouraged to join in daily activities and special events. 

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Harbor Terrace Retirement Community

Harbor Terrace Retirement Community gives seniors a safe, welcoming place to call home. Healthy, home-style meals are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and the coffee's always on at the 24-hour coffee shop and snack bar. The comfortable studio and one-bedroom suites are equipped with individual climate controls, kitchenettes and safety features, such as toilet safety bars, an emergency call system and automatic sprinkler system. 

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South Bay Senior Living

Located just south of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Old Town Torrance, South Bay Senior Living is a single-story senior living community designed to give seniors the ideal mix of support and independence. Three home-style meals are served daily, and housekeeping and linen service are included. Caring staff are on-site around-the-clock and readily available through the community-wide call system, and transportation is easily accessible to local appointments. 

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Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes

Overlooking the Vista Del Norte Reserve, Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes is a beautifully designed senior living community that offers independent and assisted living and memory care services. Residents who are experiencing mild memory loss can participate in the Circle of Friends, an innovative daily program designed to promote cognitive health. There's also plenty of on-site activities and regular day trips, a full-time concierge and a well-equipped fitness center staffed by licensed physical and occupational therapists. We included Belmont Village Rancho Palos Verdes in the Torrance top 10 ALF list due to the innovative, health-focused programming, stunning decor and friendly staff. 

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The Canterbury

The Canterbury is a not-for-profit, nondenominational Life Plan community owned and operated by Episcopal Communities and Services. Overlooking Los Angeles, this community is designed to promote healthy aging through a diverse range of cultural, social and physical activities and programs. Independent and assisted living and memory care services are available, and each private one- and two-bedroom suite features high-end touches, such as granite counters and custom cabinetry. 

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Villa Sorrento

Located next to the Torrance Memorial Medical Center and just east of Hawthorne Boulevard, Villa Sorrento provides seniors with customized care and assistance. Accommodations include spacious private and shared rooms with patios, and furnished rooms are available upon request. There's elevator access to the upper floors, and the community is equipped with an emergency call system that enables residents to contact on-site staff at any time. 

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Sunrise of Hermosa Beach

Offering assisted living and a dedicated memory care program, Sunrise of Hermosa Beach is a beautiful, Cape Cod-style community where residents enjoy inspiring ocean views, large bright living spaces and care from a dedicated staff team. The community is less than a mile from the Hermosa Beach Pier, a lively beachfront destination where seniors can enjoy a sunset stroll, special dinner or relaxing afternoon of fishing. On-site amenities include a bistro, gaming areas and library, and the outdoor space features a barbecue area and an inviting covered porch. We included Sunrise of Hermosa Beach in this top 10 list because of its well-maintained property and proximity to oceanfront shops, beaches and walking paths. 

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Features
  • Studio, one-bedroom, two-room and companion suites are optional floor plans
  • Restaurant-style dining