Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Hollywood & West Hollywood

Jewish Kosher communities, luxury assisted living facilities, great independent living properties and more. Hollywood and West Hollywood are among Los Angeles best locations to find quality senior living options, some at very affordable prices. Expert Senior Living Advisor, Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles give you the low-down.

Photo of grandkids at Garden of Palms

Garden of Palms

1025 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Sarah says: “Haimish, Jewish kosher community located on Fairfax Avenue, Garden of Palms is the perfect place for your bubbeh. Enjoy visits from surrounding Jewish schools at the holidays (pictured here Purim), celebrate all the Jewish holidays, you don't have to be observant to live at Garden of Palms but you will be in a comfortable environment that caters to a Jewish lifestyle."

Cost of Living at Garden of Palms

Garden of Palms offers studios and one-bedroom units starting at $4000, which includes meals, housekeeping, laundry, activities, transportation, and 24 hour monitoring by on-site caregivers. Personal care services such as assistance with dressing, ambulation, grooming and incontinence is additional.

Amenities at Garden of Palms

Garden of Palms has a number of different studio and one bedroom options, some with kitchenettes. The certified kosher kitchen delivers food residents experienced growing up and provided to their own children. The property operates a small memory care wing called The Gardens. Within assisted living, the community also offers a program called The Garden Club to provide additional support to residents experiencing mild cognitive decline but not ready for a memory care environment.

Courtyard view at Belmont Village Senior Living Hollywood Hills

Belmont Village Senior Living Hollywood Hills

2051 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Sarah says: “Belmont Village communities are among the most luxurious in California. The great thing about Belmont Hollywood Hills is that you get Belmont luxury at a lower cost than some of its sister communities that are located in pricier parts of Los Angeles."

Cost of Living at Belmont Hollywood Hills

Belmont Hollywood Hills has a wide range of studios-two bedroom units at different price points depending on whether you are independent, assisted or a memory care resident. $3800 is the lowest cost for an independent resident in a studio apartment. This includes all the basic services of meals, housekeeping, utilities, activities, transportation and wellness oversight. Personal care services such as assistance with dressing, ambulation, grooming and incontinence is additional.

Amenities at Belmont Hollywood Hills

One of the best things about Belmont Senior Living is their food. They have a full service dining room with an extensive menu, including steak, salmon and lots of delicious salads at every meal. The other unique feature of Belmont Village is the Circle of Friends program, a brain health program specifically designed for residents who have experienced cognitive changes and need more support but don’t need a secured memory care environment.

Seniors chatting at Kingsley Manor

Kingsley Manor

1055 N Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Sarah says: “In a non-descript neighborhood is one of the gems of Los Angeles. Behind the entrance to Kingsley Manor you'll find a large four acre historical campus with graceful gardens, and multiple buildings catering to seniors at all stages of care from independent to skilled nursing. Kingsley is particularly good for independent residents who are looking to make new friends and no longer want the hassle of cooking, cleaning and day to day home maintenance."

Cost of Living at Kingsley Manor

Kingsley Manor has dozens of different floor plans ranging from semi-private studios to two bedroom units. One of the few non-profit senior care communities in Los Angeles, their pricing is among the best deals in the city with pricing ranging from about $3,000/month to $9000/month for a stand-alone cottage. This includes all the basic services of meals, housekeeping, utilities, activities, transportation and wellness oversight. Personal care services such as assistance with dressing, ambulation, grooming and incontinence is additional.

Exterior shot of Hollywood Hills - A Pacifica Community

Hollywood Hills - A Pacifica Community

1745 N Gramercy Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Sarah says: “Built by Mary Pickford's family in the 1920's and gut renovated recently for independent, assisted living and memory care, Pacifica Hollywood Hills caters to a diverse population of seniors looking for an active lifestyle. Nice size apartments and excellent pricing make this new property a 'must see' for those considering senior living in the Hollywood area."

Cost of Living at Pacifica Hollywood Hills

Pacific Hollywood Hills has full-service companion suites through two bedrooms starting at $3495. The full complement of senior living services are covered in the cost including 24 hour wellness oversight. Care costs such as assistance with bathing, grooming, mobility and incontinence are additional.

Amenities at Pacifica Hollywood Hills

With this new renovation, the lay-out of units at Pacifica is terrific, particularly their shared companion suite which gives each resident their own room with a shared common area and bathroom. Many of the apartments have balconies and all have aging-friendly bathrooms. The memory care wing provides residents with their own terrace. The main dining room is beautifully decorated with a lovely outdoor dining space.

Exterior shot of Board and Care Homes - West Hollywood Area facility

Board and Care Homes - West Hollywood Area

One of the largest concentration of six bed board and care (B&C) homes can be found in the West Hollywood area. Board and care homes are RCFE assisted living facilities licensed to provide care for up to six people in residential neighborhoods. Driving by, you may not even know that they are there. These homes blend in with the other houses on the street. In West Hollywood, the B&C's are numerous. Among the stand-outs are Shalom Gardens, Rite Care Assisted Living and Raya's Paradise.

These are just a few of the options available in the Hollywood area. Most important is finding the right fit for your loved one. Assisted Living Locators gives you the guidance you need for the care they deserve. Don't try to figure it out alone. Our service is provided free of charge to our clients. Call 310-853-8282 for more information.

Local Hollywood Senior Resources

Looking for additional local resources and information for seniors in the Hollywood & West Hollywood? Here are links to some valuable organizations and websites.

West Hollywood Senior Services

Los Angeles LGBT Center Senior Services

Cedar-Sinai Geriatrics Program

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

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FAQs

How many assisted living facilities are there around Hollywood?

There are more than 380 assisted living communities in and around Hollywood. With so many choices, it may seem a bit overwhelming. We help you narrow down your options and visit a more reasonable amount, to find the home of your dreams. 

What luxury services do higher-end assisted living facilities in Hollywood offer?

Hollywood is known for its movie stars and glamour. Assisted living communities in Hollywood offer numerous upscale options. Chef-prepared dining with 24 daily choices, screening rooms for watching Hollywood favorites, fitness centers with personal trainers, concierge services, and stunning well-manicured grounds for you to leisurely enjoy. Whatever you are looking for, we are sure to find it here.

What questions should I ask when touring an assisted living facility?

It is a great idea to have a few questions prepared prior to visiting an assisted living community. These may depend on what you are looking for in a new home. Here are some of the most common questions:

  • What kinds of meal services are offered and what are the dining options?
  • How do we know what activities are available?
  • What security do you have and is it available 24 hours a day?
  • Do you allow pets and are you pet friendly?
  • How can I go on outings or get to appointments?
  • Do you have daily housekeeping?

You may also have questions that come up as you tour the facility, this is a great opportunity to ask. If you really like the community, make sure you ask for a business card as a way to contact them if you have any further questions.

How can I help my loved one transition to an assisted living home?

Once you and your loved one have decided that moving to an assisted living community is the best next step for them, supporting them in this process is very important. The best thing is to be involved in choosing the right home for them. Write down some things they would like and not like, discuss and set a monthly budget, determine the neighborhood(s) they would like to live in, and then meet with us to narrow down some options. Our goal is to provide support to you and your family every step of the way.

Sarah Ordover, Owner & Certified Senior Advisor

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