Assisted Living in Glendale, California
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.
Senior citizens over the age of 65 comprise approximately 17.1% of Glendale’s total population of slightly less than 200,000 people. The average assisted living cost in Glendale is $5,000 per month, although the prices of individual assisted living facilities may vary significantly by location, amenities and services.
Note: Data for Glendale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Glendale, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Glendale
At $5,000 per month, assisted living costs in Glendale are significantly higher than the national average of $4,300 but equal to the California average. Prices drop slightly in Oregon to the north to $4,659 but rise to $5,750 in Washington. Nevada residents pay an average of $3,695, while their counterparts in Arizona average $3,900 per month in assisted living costs.
Residents of assisted living facilities in Bakersfield pay the lowest monthly costs in the state at $3,613, while the coastal community of Salinas has the highest at $7,100. The average cost in Silicon Valley Hub San Jose is $5,875, with costs rising to $6,100 in nearby San Francisco. At the southern end of the state, prices average $4,525 and $3,900 in San Diego and Riverside, respectively.
Glendale Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Qualified seniors can receive help meeting some of the costs associated with assisted living from California’s Assisted Living Waiver from the State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. The waiver is designed for those who need a nursing home level of support but would prefer to live in an assisted living facility instead. See our Assisted Living in California page for more information about the waiver, including eligibility requirements.
Glendale Assisted Living Resources
|Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services ||(213) 738-2600||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. |
|Cooling Fan Assistance Program||(818) 548-3775||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 Dial-a-Ride||(818) 247-0691||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. |
|Adult Recreation Center||(818) 548-3775||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||(818) 548-2187||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.|
Glendale Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
California’s Senior Care Licensing Program monitors assisted living facilities operating within the state of California to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.