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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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The overall cost of living in Whittier is high compared to state and national norms, making residential care a viable option for those with budgetary limitations. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors pay $5,250 per month for assisted living. This exceeds the national median, but seniors may get help with paying for services through the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment program and the Assisted Living Waiver, which can be used at designated assisted living facilities throughout the state. Additionally, the state doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, which may assist older individuals in meeting their living and care expenses.

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

Based on rates in Los Angeles, monthly assisted living fees in Whittier are estimated at $5,250. This is several hundred dollars higher than the national average but on par with the statewide norm. Local care costs are about $200 cheaper than rates in San Diego, where seniors pay $5,475 for care, and $500 cheaper than in Oxnard, where fees come in at $5,750. In Riverside, rates are over $1,200 below Whittier’s median, and in Bakersfield, one of the cheapest places in California to obtain care, rates are $1,500 less at $3,750. 

  • Whittier: $5,250  
  • California: $5,250  
  • United States: $4,500 
  • San Diego: $5,475    
  • Riverside: $4,000    
  • Bakersfield: $3,750    
  • Oxnard: $5,750 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Whittier, CA

Assisted living facilities in Whittier charge about half the cost of nursing home care, which ranges between $9,125 and $11,269 and depends on whether an individual has a private or semiprivate room. It’s also an affordable alternative to in-home care and home health care, which average $5,911. Adult day health care is cheaper than assisted living at $1,652.

  • 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 Whittier was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.

Brookdale Uptown Whittier

Brookdale Uptown Whittier offers assisted living in an historic neighborhood, just one block from Uptown Park. Accommodation is provided in studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, which all feature a working kitchen. Residents can also choose an apartment with a balcony or view of Turnbull Hills. Home-style meals are served in the dining room, and room service is available for residents who prefer to eat in their apartments. The activities calendar includes yoga, book clubs, gardening and games, and encourages seniors to stay active and engaged. Common areas, including the library, theater and coffee shop, also give residents lots of opportunities to interact with neighbors.

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Features
  • Outdoor areas include a garden, patio and walking paths
  • Respite care available

Oakmont of Whittier

Oakmont of Whittier provides luxury living to seniors looking for assisted living and memory care services. The community has a range of amenities that offers residents a pampered lifestyle, including a lush campus, full-time concierge and day spa. World-class chefs design daily menus that reflect the fresh, local ingredients available and meals are served in the restaurant or outside surrounded by greenery. A chauffeur service takes residents to appointments, errands and local shops, entertainment and fine-dining establishments. Individualized support is available that encourages independence, and health care providers see seniors on-site through the concierge medicine program.

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Features
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchens
  • Wellness center with health and fitness programs available

Brookdale Central Whittier

Seniors can experience safe, comprehensive care with resort-style amenities at Brookdale Central Whittier. The facility offers a diverse range of programs to help residents stay active, including hallway bowling, watercolor painting and bingo. Social events such as movie nights and happy hours featuring live music give seniors opportunities to mingle with friends. Nutritious meals that tempt the taste buds are served in the restaurant-style dining room, and a community kitchen is available for those who want to practice their baking skills. Landscaped gardens and a sprawling patio allow residents to enjoy the outdoors, and keen gardeners can grow plants in the garden or greenhouse.

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Features
  • Common areas include a library and fireside living room
  • Special dietary menus available

Whittier Glen Assisted Living

Whittier Glen Assisted Living provides seniors with personalized services in beautifully appointed surroundings. Team members are available around the clock and focus on each resident’s wellness and continuing independence. The landscaped grounds include a rose garden, walking path and areas for seniors to tend. Meals are made to order with fresh ingredients, and seniors can discuss upcoming menus with the chef. Social events include parties, ice cream socials and live performances by local artists, while daily activities, such as exercise classes and arts and crafts groups, give residents opportunities to follow their passions.

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Features
  • Assisted living, memory care and respite care available
  • Full-service barber and beauty salon on-site

Whittier Place

Whittier Place is located just off Imperial Highway, close to shopping, dining, hospitals and recreational venues. The facility offers customized care for seniors seeking an assisted living or memory care community. The restaurant-style dining features seasonal dishes made from fresh ingredients, and the Gourmet Bites program offers meals served as bite-sized hors d'oeuvres, allowing residents with physical or cognitive challenges to continue to feed themselves and maintain their independence. Watermark University provides seniors with access to a wide range of classes designed to keep the mind and body fit. Residents can learn or teach something new, including pet therapy, woodworking and yoga.

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Features
  • Amenities include a beauty salon, theater and landscaped grounds
  • Preventive health screenings provided

Brookdale Anaheim

Residents of Brookdale Anaheim can enjoy living in a community that offers assistance while respecting independence. The facility features beautifully appointed common areas where seniors can gather to socialize, including a billiards room, library and fireside living room. Outside, there are landscaped grounds, a patio and walking paths that invite residents and their pets to enjoy the sunshine. Daily activities, such as tai chi, trivia and art classes, are designed to keep the mind, body and spirit active. The elegant dining room features tableside service at all meals, and tasty menus are based on feedback and requests from residents.

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Features
  • Continuum of care with assisted living and memory care available
  • Emergency response system in each room

Lakewood Park Manor

Lakewood Park Manor is a family-owned and -operated business that offers seniors independent and assisted living in a supportive community. Located in Downey, the facility is just minutes from shopping centers, restaurants and hospitals. Rooms come with an emergency call system, and staff conduct regular check-ins. Dentist, podiatrist and optician services are available on-site, and resident transportation services can take seniors to other appointments. Friends and family are invited to join in the fun of holiday parties, and the daily calendar keeps residents busy with activities such as gardening, pet therapy and bowling or billiards tournaments.

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Features
  • Daily room cleaning and weekly laundry
  • Spacious studio suites available, many featuring balconies

Brookdale Brea

Brookdale Brea aims to give its residents a sense of belonging, while they pursue the activities and relationships they’re passionate about. Individuals receive a personalized care plan that can be adjusted as needed, and services are available to help new residents move. The pet-friendly facility has outdoor areas that tempt seniors into the sunshine, including a putting green, walking paths and a place to garden. A full activity calendar gives people ample opportunities to meet like-minded neighbors and includes activities such as fitness classes, poker tournaments and Bible studies.

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Features
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments available
  • Amenities include library, coffee shop, wellness center and community kitchen

Brookdale Walnut

Brookdale Walnut offers assisted living and memory care in a residential neighborhood, next to a golf course and country club. The community’s landscaped grounds feature raised gardening beds, a putting green and fishing pond. Inside, seniors can enjoy favorite hobbies or pursue a new interest, such as dancing, game nights and the Wine & Watercolors group. Each meal is like eating at a restaurant with friends, and menus often feature delicious dishes requested by residents. Staff are on-site around the clock, and each room has an emergency response system so residents can call for help if needed. 

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Features
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Culinary team can cater to special dietary requirements

Emerald Court

Residents of Emerald Court can enjoy independent or assisted living in the center of North Orange County, close to shops, restaurants and hospitals. The facility features six courtyards that allow seniors to relax and socialize in the California sun, and a concierge service that provides friendly assistance whenever it’s required. Health-conscious, creative menus are designed by an executive chef, and served in multiple dining venues that bring people together and promote conversation. The award-winning wellness program offers a range of activities that encourage mental, physical and spiritual fitness, such as cultural excursions, fitness classes and volunteer opportunities.

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Features
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Amenities include computer room, general store and resident transportation