Assisted Living in Woodland Hills, California
Woodland Hills, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, has a population of just over 63,000 according to the LA Department of City Planning in 2008. As part of the largest metropolitan area in California, senior residents in this area have access to a wealth of options for entertainment, cultural experiences and shopping. The subtropical climate means seniors can head outside in comfort nearly year-round since snow is an extreme rarity, and high temperatures rarely exceed 85 degrees, even in the hottest months. Trips to the Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier and Disneyland are often popular among seniors and their visiting family and friends.
Assisted living costs in Woodland Hills average $4,500 per month, though each community has individual pricing based on location, available amenities, types of residences and services offered.
Paying for Assisted Living in Woodland Hills, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Woodland Hills
The cost of assisted living in Woodland Hills matches the state average of $4,500, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. Information from Los Angeles was used for these calculations since Woodland Hills is located within the city limits. California is a bit more expensive than the national average of $4,051, and that is reflected in the average costs of neighboring states. Seniors in Nevada and Utah pay an average of $1,100 less per month, while Arizona residents can expect prices of around $750 less. Oregon, the most expensive of California’s neighbors is $1 less, on average.
Location plays a major role in determining costs for assisted living, particularly throughout California. The average cost ranges from well below the national average at $3,525 up to $5,500, with coastal areas generally bearing more of the cost. For example, Salinas and San Luis Obispo areas both average $1,000 more than Woodland Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area, and both are located along the coast of southern California.
Woodland Hills Assisted Living Financial Assistance
In California, low-income seniors or those whose medical costs may exceed their income may be eligible for Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system. The Assisted Living Waiver is one option administered through the state’s Medicaid program that can help pay for assisted living costs. Home and Community-Based Services waivers such as the ALW often cover assistance with the activities of daily living, transportation and some health services. An assisted living community offering these services may bill separately for them and receive some compensation under this waiver. Room and board is typically excluded.
To .earn more about what services and communities may be covered by the ALW, any eligibility requirements, wait times and how to apply, visit our Assisted Living in California page.
Woodland Hills Assisted Living Resources
|City of Los Angeles Department of Aging||(213) 482-7252 (local)(800) 510-2020 (statewide)||The Department of Aging in the City of Los Angeles manages a variety of programs that are intended to improve the health and well-being of seniors in the community. Some assistance may also be available to caregivers. In addition to programs and services, this government agency also operates a network of Multipurpose Senior Centers throughout the city.|
|LA County Military and Veterans Affairs||(877) 452-8387||Veterans, their surviving spouses and other dependents can contact the LA County Military and Veterans Affairs office to discuss available benefits, any pension owed and programs that may help offset the costs of assisted living. VA benefits that cover assisted living may, in some cases, be used to pay for room and board expenses.|
|New Freedom Transportation||(888) 863-7411||Free, door-to-door transportation is available to seniors and people with disabilities through the Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services agency. It uses volunteers and taxis to get seniors to medical appointments, shopping or social events. It is specifically designed for seniors who can’t use public transit for this purpose.|
|Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center||(818) 340-2633||Woodland Hills seniors can enjoy a range of creative, educational, health and hobby opportunities at Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center. Classes and groups include arts & crafts, crochet, gardening and yoga. In addition to entertainment and social opportunities, this location also acts as a nutrition location where seniors can meet for hot lunches.|
|Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services||(800) 510-2020||The Workforce Development, Aging and Community|
Services Department is the one-stop information and help center for a variety of programs and services available to Woodland Hills seniors. Some programs administered by this Area Agency on Aging include nutrition programs, health insurance counseling and the Long-term Care Ombudsman.
Woodland Hills Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Woodland Hills must meet minimum state requirements for the health and safety of their residents. There may be minimum staff ratios, limitations on who can administer medication and accommodation restrictions that impact newer construction and amenities that must be offered in every unit. For more information about local laws and regulations, see our Assisted Living in California page.