In 2020-2021, a number of new luxury senior living buildings have opened in the Los Angeles area providing everything from boutique accomodations with high staff ratios to large facilities with game rooms and demonstration kitchens. There is even a new luxury Alzheimer's and memory care facility. These new upscale communities can be found across the Greater Los Angeles area from the Palos Verdes Penninsula to Glendale. Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles, gives her take on them here.
Sawtelle One - Westside Los Angeles
In January 2021, Kalnel Living opened its second boutique board and care home, Sawtelle One, on the Westside of Los Angeles. With beautiful interior and exterior spaces, Kalnel Living’s homes are designed to maximize comfort and embrace a bright, uplifting aesthetic that is contemporary, modern, and fresh.
Amenities, such as a private chef, light-filled large bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, expansive living areas, inviting outdoor spaces, daily exercise, 24-hour caretaker staff, and a wide variety of activities and excursions are featured at Sawtelle One. Designed for a maximum of twelve residents, the high caregiving staff ratio makes this assisted living board and care home an excellent choice for mentally active adults who need a higher level of care than can be found at most of the larger facilities.
Sage Glendale Senior Living - Glendale
Opened in March of 2021, this luxury assisted living and memory care is located in an excellent, walkable Glendale neighborhood. Sage Glendale looks like a W Hotel with great outdoor space and very inviting cafe area. Residents can join the swim club and enjoy the pool at Pacific Park, just around the corner or go over to the Americana Brand for a little shopping and lunch. The community boasts a demonstration kitchen and high-end screening room.
Sage offers both assisted living and dementia care through their "In The Moment" memory care program. Care staff is available around the clock. With studios and one bedroom apartments starting at $4295/month, Sage Glendale makes luxury senior living an affordable option.
Avenir Memory Care - Westchester
Opened just this month, September of 2021, Avenir offers a new concept in Alzheimer's and dementia care for Los Angeles. With four distinct cognitive neighborhoods in a carefully designed, upscale community, each neighborhood cares for residents with similar cognitive abilities. Avenir accepts all levels of memory impairment, from MCI to end stage dementias , including behaviors.
Avenir boasts 24/7 nursing oversight and an RN Director of Health Service. Anytime dining has been designed with the residents schedule in mind. Specific and individual dementia programming and activities are offered. The building houses both private and shared rooms. The facility also provides short-term respite stays when caregivers need a well-deserved break.
Merrill Gardens - Rolling Hills Estates
Opened in October of 2020, Merrill Gardens at Rolling Hills Estates is a new, luxury family-owned and operated senior living community. Located next door to the Peninsula Shopping Center and close to the Palos Verdes Golf Club, Merrill Gardens is in the heart of everything the Palos Verdes Peninsula has to offer. With spacious apartments, stunning common areas, a resort style courtyard with farm tables, a large water feature, urban gardening and a firepit, Merrill Gardens offers a wonderful place to call home.
Merrill Gardens provides independent living, assisted living and memory care. Studios and one bedroom apartments are available, all with full kitchens and washer/dryers in-unit - even the studios. Enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour care staffing, weekly housekeeping and a dining room that is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
Finding the right senior living community for a loved one is no easy task. These are just a few examples of what is available in Los Angeles. To read about other luxury assisted living, independent living and dementia care communities, read Sarah's original article, 7 Best Luxury Senior Communities in Los Angeles. Senior Living Advisor, Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles, provides families with no-cost, objective guidance to help find the best fit, at all price points and factoring in the range of care needs. Call Sarah at 310-853-8282.