Assisted Living in Whittier, California
Whittier is a city in Southern California in Los Angeles County, approximately 23 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It has a pleasant climate with no snow and 278 sunny days per year. Hellman Park and the Pio Pico State Historical Park provide a place for seniors to go hiking and enjoy nature. The Whittier Museum provides a chance to learn about the area and makes an excellent day trip. There’s also shopping at King Richard’s Antique Center.
There are 13 assisted living communities located within the city limits and more than 129 nearby in Los Angeles and surrounding cities to provide care to seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. These communities have an average monthly cost of around $5,000. However, the actual cost depends on the location, size of the community and the extras it provides to its residents.
Paying for Assisted Living in Whittier, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Whittier
According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Whittier costs seniors around $5,000 per month, the same as the state average. It is $700 more than the national average. Prices in Whittier are more expensive than in the surrounding states of Arizona and Nevada, which cost around $1,100 and $1,405 less, respectively. Prices are similar in Oregon, with seniors there saving only an average of $4 per month for assisted living.
Whittier and Santa Maria seniors both pay around $5,000 per month for an assisted living community. San Diego, Visalia and Redding all have comparable costs at $4,525, $4,548 and $4,500. Napa is one of the more costly cities for care at $6,250, while Merced is one of the least expensive places for assisted living at $3,750.
Note: Data for Whittier was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Los Angeles, was used instead.
Whittier Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Low-income seniors in Whittier may qualify for help paying for services in long-term care with the California Assisted Living Waiver (ALW). While the waiver doesn’t pay for room and board, it does pay for items like housekeeping, medication administration and meals.
Learn more about the ALW at our Assisted Living in California page.
Whittier Assisted Living Resources
|Whittier Senior Center
|The Whittier Senior Center is available for adults ages 55 and older who want to participate in recreational activities with those of the same age. Programs at the center include educational classes, games, parties, lectures, health screenings, exercise and volunteer opportunities.
|Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a service for adults ages 60 and older provided by the city of Whittier. This shared ride service lets seniors schedule pick-ups and drop-offs at various points throughout the city. All vehicles are equipped to handle wheelchairs and walkers, and the service is available 365 days a year. Proof of age is required to ride.
|Los Angeles County Veterans
|Los Angeles County Veterans is available for prior military and their families. The agency helps retired service members sign up for benefits and services, including public assistance, military transition, counseling and healthcare. Those in long-term care may sign up to receive the Aid and Attendance benefit that helps pay for home and community-based services.
|Golden Years Senior Club
|Established by the Whittier Hospital Medical Center, the Golden Years Senior Club is a group of ladies who knit and crochet blankets and hats for cancer patients and babies who come into the hospital. The group also hosts health screenings and educational programs and hosts a $1 senior breakfast every Saturday.
|LA County Area Agency on Aging
|The LA County Area Agency on Aging plans and coordinates services for adults ages 55 and older in the community. The agency offers mobility assistance programs, meals, housing, individual counseling, support groups, caregiver training and supplemental services.
Whittier Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living laws and regulations establish the minimum standards for long-term care facilities. In Whittier, these laws are set by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Learn more about the standards set by this agency at our Assisted Living in California page.