Glendale is a mid-sized suburb of Los Angeles known for its historic architecture, extensive parks system and beautiful scenery provided by the nearby Verdugo Mountains. Situated in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale’s classic Southern California coastal climate with warm, pleasant summers and mild winters makes it an attractive retirement destination for active seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Home to iconic shopping mall Glendale Galleria, Glendale also offers plenty of indoor options such as shopping, dining, visiting salons and seeing movies.
Assisted living care focuses on providing seniors with the support they need to live independently. Various services are provided, including help with daily tasks like laundry, cooking, social activities and medical monitoring, if needed. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, Glendale seniors pay $5,250 per month for care. Although this is several hundred dollars higher than the national average, it is in line with the state average and more affordable than some nearby cities.
This guide provides an overview of resources that can assist seniors in navigating care options as well as local care cost data.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Glendale
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Glendale
Seniors in Glendale pay $5,250 per month for assisted living services.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Glendale
Seniors in Glendale pay an average of $5,250 per month for assisted living facilities. While this is $750 more than the national average, it is identical to the state median.
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In Oxnard, assisted living costs are $5,750, almost 10% higher than costs in Glendale. While San Diego and Santa Maria offer slightly lower rates at around $5,475 and $5,300 per month, respectively, they still exceed Glendale’s average. More affordable options include Riverside, where monthly fees average $4,000, and Fresno, which is slightly less at $3,900. Bakersfield and Visalia are located to the north of Glendale, and seniors can find some of the least expensive assisted living costs in the state in these locations at $3,750 and $3,450, respectively.
Note: Data for Glendale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Glendale
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
As the Area Agency on Aging, this agency oversees the senior nutrition program in Los Angeles County, maintains a long-term care ombudsman, hosts balance and fall prevention workshops and provides health insurance counseling to seniors trying to navigate the Medicare maze. The agency also provides referrals to relevant community services and assistance accessing those services.
Because seasonal temperatures can heat up substantially in Southern California, the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department have pooled their resources to provide local low-income seniors with cooling fans when temperatures soar to unhealthy levels. Applicants must be 60 years or older, meet income guidelines and have an immediate need for this service. Fans are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
Glendale residents aged 65 and over may be eligible for curb-to-curb transportation from Glendale Dial-a-Ride. Users of this service must provide exact change to drivers, but there is no fee if they are going to one of the senior nutrition sites in the area. Caregivers ride for free, and the vans accommodate up to two shopping bags.
The Adult Recreation Center is administered by the City of Glendale Parks Department. The center is open for activities and programs six days per week with evening hours Monday through Thursday and is open seven days per week for senior meals. Programs include case-management services, legal assistance, and lifelong learning opportunities. Seniors can also take exercise classes or participate in group outings to community events and local attractions.
Sparr Heights Community Center also provides a number of activities and services for seniors such as classes, events and health and wellness screenings. Hot, nutritious lunches are served to seniors Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.