Insiders Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Burbank and Glendale

Burbank and Glendale are home to an increasing number of excellent assisted living communities, many priced well below what you find in Los Angeles proper. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or a memory care facility, Burbank and Glendale offer an array of options from homey places like Windsor to the luxury property, Belmont Burbank. In addition to being an attractive location for those living within Burbank and Glendale, these assisted living communities are particularly good options for families living in adjacent neighborhoods like Los Feliz, Silverlake, Hollywood and Echo Park.

Picking a senior living community for your loved one is among the most important decisions you’ll make. One of Los Angeles' top senior living experts, Sarah Ordover of Assisted Living Locators, presents some of her favorites in Burbank and Glendale here. To discuss all options and get a free evaluation, at no cost to you, call Sarah at Assisted Living Locators at 310-853-8282.

Portrait of suite at Belmont Village, Burbank

Belmont Village, Burbank

455 E Angeleno Ave
Burbank, CA 91501

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Sarah Says: “Belmont is recognized as the leader in luxury assisted living in California. In a recent satisfaction survey of Belmont Burbank residents and family, this Belmont rated among the highest of all the Belmont communities in the country. Staff training both in memory care and assisted living is superior to most other senior living communities. You can count on Belmont for comfort and attentive personal care.”

Cost of Living at Belmont Village Burbank

Belmont Burbank offers a variety of studio and one bedroom floor plans. Costs of an Assisted Living studio starts at $4500/month for assisted living and includes all meals, utilities, housekeeping, transportation, activities and 24-hour wellness monitoring. Care for services such as escorting, medication management and incontinence are additional. Residents needing dementia or Alzheimer’s care have a separate pricing structure starting at $6500/month which includes basic personal care.

Amenities at Belmont Village Burbank

The sit-down restaurant at Belmont offers a comprehensive menu with everything from salads to salmon to steak. A lively activity calendar includes trips to local restaurants, the beach and area attractions. Belmont Village Senior Living is one of the only assisted living companies to have 24/7 onsite nursing staff at every location.  It is a "Diabetes Center of Excellence."

Foyer of Evergreen Retirement Residence, Burbank

Evergreen Retirement Residence, Burbank

225 Evergreen St
Burbank, CA 91505

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Sarah Says: “All-inclusive pricing makes Evergreen Retirement Residence an affordable and comfortable retirement option. Located in Burbank, close to hospitals and medical centers, the property has the look and feel of an apartment complex with both homey studio and one bedroom apartments. Evergreen has a lively activity schedule that includes many activities catering to their male residents, a plus! It is located just behind the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy restaurant and other conveniences like a Starbucks. Evergreen is particularly well-suited to residents who are still mobile but need a little extra help.”

Cost of Living at Evergreen Retirement Residence

Evergreen in Burbank has a simplified all-inclusive pricing structure that makes it easy to understand cost of living at their community. Pricing for a studio starts at $3500/month and includes help with two activities of daily living (ADL) such as standby assistance for dressing and showering or medication management. The cost of living at Evergreen in Burbank increases as more help with ADLs is needed.

Amenities at Evergreen Retirement Residence

Evergreen residents are busy with a very full calendar ranging from Scrabble tournaments to billiards to gardening clubs. The dining room offers a variety of menu options with daily specials. Jewish and Catholic services are offered. The male/female ratio is about 50/50.

Common grounds at Glen Terra Senior Assisted Living, Glendale

Glen Terra Senior Assisted Living, Glendale

917 N Louise St
Glendale, CA 91207

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Sarah Says: “Glen Terra is another affordable assisted living in the Burbank/Glendale area. Family owned and operated since 2000, it is a welcoming community that offers residents the opportunity to make new friends while maintaining independence. Large studios and one-bedroom apartments are available, each with a patio.”

Cost of Living at Glen Terra

Prices start at $3500/month for a studio at Glen Terra in Glendale. One-bedrooms run $5500/month. This base price includes rent, utilities, housekeeping, activities, transportation and 24 hour wellness monitoring. Bundled care plans are an additional cost for services such as medication management, incontinence care, assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and ambulation.

Amenities at Glen Terra

Glen Terra offers spacious, well-designed studio and one-bedroom apartment options with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and private balconies in all rooms. An on-site movie theater, restaurant style dining and a beauty salon make Glen Terra an attractive, price competitive place to live for a senior seeking companionship and care.

Suite view at Windsor, Glendale

Windsor, Glendale

1230 E Windsor Rd
Glendale, CA 91205

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Sarah says: “On 4 ½ acres, Windsor in Glendale is a great retirement community for older adults who are looking for care-free independent living with a little bit of support. A continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Windsor offers 73 independent apartments, 28 assisted living units and 23 skilled nursing beds on its campus. Windsor is a non-profit 501c3. Residents have a say in decision-making on everything from activities to rate increases. Residents run the on-site convenience store and a very well-stocked library of resident donated books.”

Cost of Living at Windsor

Studios in the independent wing of Windsor cost $3600/month. The prices in assisted living are bundled according to level of care needed. One-bedroom units start at about $5200. Prices include all meals, cable and Wi-Fi, scheduled transportation, emergency response system, housekeeping and activities.

Amenities at Windsor

Windsor has beautifully landscaped grounds and patio areas, farm-to-table dining, a well curated event calendar and a pet-friendly environment. All independent living apartments have generously appointed kitchenettes.  This is a great choice for older adults who no longer want the hassle of cooking and keeping a home themselves.

Living room view at Sage Glendale

Sage Glendale

525 W Elk Ave
Glendale, CA 91204

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Sarah says: “Just opened, newly built assisted living and memory care brings the “wow” factor to Glendale. Reminiscent of a W Hotel, this community provides luxury surroundings for residents at great Glendale prices. Move-in now and get their Grand Opening rates and an 18-month price lock.”

Cost of Living Sage Glendale

As of this writing in May 2021, studios are going for $3995/month and one-bedrooms are $4995, both with an 18-month price lock. These prices include rent, utilities and basic cable, housekeeping, 24-hour emergency call, meals and snacks, transportation and activities. The cost of personal care is additional.

Amenities at Sage Glendale

An all-day dining menu is served restaurant-style in the dining room or on the patio. There is a gorgeous private screening room for movies and a purpose-built demonstration kitchen for chef presentations. Around the corner at Pacific Park, residents can get a pool membership to enjoy morning lap swim.

Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles owner Sarah Ordover is one of LA’s top senior living advisors. Certified in dementia care, Sarah is a trained aging specialist who holds an RCFE assisted living administrators license. Sarah thoughtfully guides families through the senior living decision-making process, helping them find the best solution for their loved ones. Call Sarah at 310-853-8282 for a consultation. Assisted Living Locators is free to clients.

Local Burbank and Glendale Senior Resources

Looking for additional local resources and information for seniors in the Burbank and Glendale area? Here are links to some valuable organizations and websites.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Leeza’s Care Connection

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Geriatric Services

Joslyn Adult Center

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What are Memory Care Neighborhoods?

Memory Care Neighborhoods are specifically designed for people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s or similar health concerns. They offer a safe and carefully monitored home with personalized care and enrichment programming to allow residents as much independence as possible. They have 24-hour supervision with skilled nursing staff, medication management, transportation services, and assistance with activities of daily living.  

What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?

Assisted living is for seniors who cannot or do not want to live alone and need a bit more assistance with daily living. They offer a community environment with a range of social activities, prepared nutritious meals, assistance and support from trained staff, and a way to still live independently without having to look after their own home.

Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities offer a higher degree of care and full-time monitoring. These residents might have physical or cognitive health concerns, be bedridden or unable to move on their own, and just require more constant attention. 

If you would like to discuss the different types of care options available, we would be happy to meet with you. 

How are families involved in independent living vs assisted living facilities?

People living in independent living are more capable of making their own decisions, so families are encouraged to be involved in the community, but the primary decision-making lies with the resident. Families are also invited to participate in activities with the resident.

Whereas those living in assisted living usually need a bit more family support in their care. Typically, they have an appointed family member as a contact for the staff to discuss any issues or concerns and meet once a year to develop a personalized care plan for the upcoming year.

What are some features of assisted living homes in Burbank and Glendale?

There are so many options when looking for an assisted living community and the Burbank/Glendale area is no exception. Chef-prepared dining selections, chauffeured trips to the beach or local attractions, daily activities like billiards, gardening and painting classes, luxurious suite options with private patios or balconies, on-site movie theaters, and beautifully landscaped grounds. To find out which place is right for you, let’s meet and discuss what you are looking for.

Sarah Ordover, Owner & Certified Senior Advisor

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