Assisted Living in Pasadena, California
Located just 11 miles northeast of Los Angeles in LA County, Pasadena is a vibrant city of 141,029, known for its striking art deco buildings, historic downtown district and the iconic Rose Bowl stadium, site of the annual New Year’s Rose Bowl parade and college football game. Over 15% of Pasadena’s residents are aged 65 and older, and seniors in the city enjoy comfortable year-round weather with an average of 286 sunny days annually. Temperatures range from winter lows of 45 degrees to summer highs of 88 degrees, providing plenty of picture-perfect days to explore the city’s 24 public parks and nearby wineries, gardens and forests.
According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Pasadena is $4,500. Actual costs are set by each community based on the location, amenities and services.
Note: Assisted living cost data wasn’t available for Pasadena, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pasadena, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Pasadena
At an average monthly cost of $4,500, assisted living care in Pasadena costs are the same as the California state average and $449 more than the national average. Costs are comparable in Oregon, at $4,499 per month, and $1,000 higher in Washington state. Average assisted living costs are lower in other nearby states, such as Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
Statewide, the cost of assisted living in California ranges from a low of $3,175 in Merced up to $5,853 in San Jose. In general, assisted living costs reflect the cost of living in the local area, with costs being the highest in coastal regions. South of Pasadena, assisted living costs in San Diego average $4,750 per month and $4,850 in El Centro. To the north, average monthly costs in Oxnard are $5,000, while costs in inland cities, such as Bakersfield ($3,650) and Riverside ($3,525), are significantly lower.
Pasadena Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Pasedena seniors who need help covering their assisted living costs may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver, a California Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Services waiver. The ALW is available to all Medicaid-eligible seniors who require the level of care provided in a nursing home, but who can live safely in an assisted living setting with additional services. Alternatively, seniors aged 55 and older may enroll in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a community-based nursing home diversion program. PACE services in Pasedena are delivered through Pacific PACE and are free for those 55 and older with Medi-Cal and Medicare, and those aged 65 and older with long-term Medi-Cal coverage. Seniors who qualify for Medi-Cal’s share-of-cost coverage can also sign up for PACE.
Learn more about these programs and eligibility requirements on our Assisted Living in California page.
Pasadena Assisted Living Resources
|Workforce Development Aging and Community Services||(877) 477-3646||Workforce Development Aging and Community Services is one of 33 Area Agencies on Aging in California. The organization overseas a number of programs and services for seniors, including the Elderly Nutrition Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the 10-week Aging Mastery Program that helps older adults improve their overall health and wellness. |
|Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs Office||(877) 452-8387||The Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Service office helps veterans, dependents and survivors secure benefits, entitlements and services from county, state and federal programs. Trained Veteran Services Officers can also arrange for transportation to area VA medical centers, help vets obtain their service records and assist with the VA appeals process. |
|Pasadena Transit||(626) 744-4094||Seniors aged 60 and older qualify for half-price fares on all 10 Pasadena Transit bus routes as well as Dial-A-Ride, a shared ride curb-to-curb van service.|
|Pasadena Senior Center||(626) 795-4331||Pasadena seniors aged 50 and older can join the Pasadena Senior Center, a nonprofit community center that offers a range of educational, social and recreational opportunities for the city’s older residents. The center operates a daily hot lunch program, offers a weekly social hour and hosts day trips to area attractions. |
|Bet Tzedek Legal Services||(323) 939-0506||Low-income seniors who need legal assistance with estate and care planning, Social Security overpayments or issues related to long-term care can contact Bet Tzedek Legal Services. |
Pasadena Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Pasadena are subject to a number of state laws and regulations designed to help keep residents safe. These laws cover staff training, infectious disease control, housing standards and dementia care. For more information, visit our Assisted Living in California page.