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Assisted Living in Downey, California

Situated just 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Downey offers retirees a classic Southern California lifestyle. Summers are warm and pleasant with highs in the mid-80s, and winters are mild. Residents of Downey enjoy more sunny days and less rain than the average U.S. city, as well as virtually no snow. Seniors who enjoy outdoor pursuits are a short 10-mile drive from the Pacific and have access to 11 area parks and two municipal golf courses. History buffs can visit the Downey History Center or the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

Seniors aged 65 and over make up 12% of Downey’s population of slightly more than 111,000 people and have a choice of 20 assisted living facilities in and near the city. The average cost of assisted living in Downey is $5,000 per month, although rates may vary depending on a facility’s location within the community and the amenities and services offered. 

3 Assisted Living communities in Downey, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Lakewood Park Manor

12045 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, CA, 90242

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Downey Retirement Center

11500 Dolan Avenue, Downey, CA, 90241

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Downey Community Health Center

8425 IOWA STREET, Downey, CA, 90241

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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20 matching communities nearby Downey

1. Brookdale Garden Grove

10200 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA, 92840

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Anaheim

200 North Dale Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92801

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Rowntree Gardens

12151 Dale Street, Stanton, CA, 90680

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Hollenbeck Palms

573 S. Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Oakmont of Whittier

13617 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA, 90605

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Brookdale Uptown Whittier

13250 E Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA, 90601

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sakura Gardens of Los Angeles

325 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Sunrise of Seal Beach

3850 Lampson Avenue, Seal Beach, CA, 90740

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Westminster Terrace Assisted Living Community

7571 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA, 92683

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Brookdale Walnut

19850 East Colima, Walnut, CA, 91789

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Clearwater at South Bay

3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90503

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Emerald Court

1731 Medical Center Dr, Anaheim, CA, 92801

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Brookdale Brea

285 W Central Ave, Brea, CA, 92821

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. The Grove at Cerritos

11000 New Falcon Way, Cerritos, CA, 90703

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Brookdale Central Whittier

8101 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA, 90602

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Regency Palms Long Beach

117 East 8th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. MorningStar of Pasadena

951 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91105

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Sunrise of San Marino

8332 Huntington Drive, San Gabriel, CA, 91775

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Sunnycrest Senior Living

1925 Sunny Crest Drive, Fullerton, CA, 92835

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Sunrise of La Palma

5321 La Palma Avenue, La Palma, CA, 90623

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Downey, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in Downey

At an average of $5,000 per month, assisted living in Downey costs several hundred dollars more than the national median of $4,300 but is right on par with California’s monthly average. Costs are lower in adjacent states. Seniors pay $3,900 in Arizona, $3,595 in Nevada and $4,659 in Oregon. Further north in Washington, the average cost is significantly higher at $5,750 per month. 

$5000

Downey

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$3900

Arizona

$3595

Nevada

$4659

Oregon

$5750

Washington

Monthly assisted living costs in California range from $3,500 in Stockton to $7,100 in Salinas, which puts Downey’s $5,000 average about midrange. San Francisco residents pay an average of $6,100 per month, while their counterparts in San Diego and Sacramento pay $4,525 and $5,395, respectively. Further inland from Downey, costs average $3,900 in Riverside but rise to $4,750 in Fresno.

$5000

Downey

$5000

California

$3500

Stockton

$7100

Salinas

$6100

San Francisco

$4525

San Diego

$5395

Sacramento

$3900

Riverside

$4750

Fresno

Downey Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Downey residents who are aged 65 or older and meet Medi-Cal’s financial guidelines may be able to receive help paying some of the costs of assisted living through the California Assisted Living Waiver. Applicants also must require a nursing home level of care to qualify.

Please see our Assisted Living in California page for more information about the ALW program’s eligibility requirements and how to apply. 

Downey Assisted Living Resources



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Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (310) 394-9871 The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to provide those living in assisted living facilities with advocacy and support to help ensure their legal rights are not being violated. Ombudsman representatives also investigate complaints about issues such as poor quality of care, inappropriate use of restraints and dietary concerns. All services are free of charge and confidential.
Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center(562) 904-7223Downey residents aged 50 and over can access a variety of social, recreational and enrichment programs at the Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center. The center hosts congregate meals, health and wellness workshops, senior clubs and a range of leisure activities. On-site amenities include a computer lab, billiards room, fitness center and cafe.
Downey Veterans Council (562) 904-7284The Downey Veterans Council was formed to promote awareness of local veterans issues, share information about relevant resources and services and provide members with opportunities to network with other veterans. The council meets on a regular basis, and all meetings are open to area veterans and residents. 
Downey Dial-a-Ride (562) 904-7215Those aged 65 and over or who have physician-certified disabilities prohibiting the use of public transit services can access curb-to-curb transportation through Downey Dial-a-Ride. Seniors must complete an application and provide proof of residency. Rides cost 50 cents each way, and riders are asked to provide exact change. The service operates seven days a week, and rides should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
Los Angeles County Older & Dependent Adult Services (800) 510-2020 Adults aged 60 and over residing in Los Angeles County communities including Downey can access supportive services through the County’s Older & Dependent Adult Services department. Services include legal assistance, case management and health insurance counseling through the HICAP program. Priority is given to low-income individuals. 

Downey Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Long-term care facilities operating in the state of California must comply with all rules and regulations regarding their operations. These facilities are licensed and monitored by California’s Senior Care Licensing Program. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about these laws and regulations.