How to Find the Best Senior Living or Retirement Facility in the San Gabriel Valley CAThe choice of senior living communities for independent living, or nursing home for assisted living for your loved one can be difficult and fraught with uncertainty. How can you be certain they'll give your loved one the care they need? Today, independent living communities for seniors, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and retirement homes in the San Gabriel Valley offer services to provide all the medical, social and nutritional needs of the elderly.
The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best senior living facilities in the San Gabriel Valley and issues related to choosing them.
Updated September 27, 2013
|Silverado Senior Living|
125 W Sierra Madre Ave
Azusa, CA 91702
Areas Served: Azusa CA, Glendora CA, Covina CA, Duarte CA, Bradbury CA, Baldwin Park CA, Charter ...
|Villa Oaks Convalescent Hospital|
1515 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Areas Served: Pasadena CA, Altadena CA, San Marino CA, South Pasadena CA, Arcadia CA, North Arroyo CA
535 E Bonita Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773
Areas Served: San Dimas CA, Charter Oak CA, La Verne CA, Pomona CA, Glendora CA, Azusa CA
|Monte Vista Grove Homes|
2889 San Pasqual St
Pasadena, CA 91107
Areas Served: Pasadena CA, Arcadia CA, Altadena CA, San Marino CA, Alhambra CA, South Pasadena CA
|Oaks of Pasadena|
365 El Nido Ave
Pasadena, CA 91107
Areas Served: Pasadena CA, East Pasadena CA, Altadena CA, Alhambra CA, South Pasadena CA, Arcadia CA
|Community Care Center|
2335 Mountain Ave
Duarte, CA 91010
Areas Served: San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Valley, Pasadena CA, West Covina CA, Alhambra CA, El Monte CA
According to the American Association of Retired People, people turning 50 today have about half of their life ahead of them and each year more than four million Americans join the over-fifty demographic. With advances in, and access to, first-rate medical care more people in Pasadena CA and throughout the San Gabriel Valley will live long into retirement, which is a good thing for obvious reasons, but it can also bring certain problems, among them, an increased need for medical care and a corresponding rise in expenses.
Depending on an individual's level of independence, in the San Gabriel Valley there are many choices available for retirement homes and assisted living facilities. Typically, retirement communities are for those who are entirely independent. Assisted living facilities are for those who may be able to perform all or most of life's necessities, but prefer not to every day, or prefer to have the option. For instance, one may be able to cook, but prefer to leave the shopping and preparing to the on-site cafeteria or kitchen, at least some of the time. At these types of mid-range care, residents can get assistance with daily activities such as transportation to shopping or doctor's appointments, eating, bathing and dressing, if necessary but otherwise lead independent, self-directed lives. These elder care facilities are often utilized by couples where one spouse is more medically fragile than the other, thus allowing spouses to stay together in a supported environment.
Terminology varies throughout the nursing home and assisted living industry. Assisted living facilities may be referred to as board and care facilities, residential care facilities, nursing homes or any of a number of other names. The most important thing is to ensure that the facility matches the level of care required. The options run from simply renting an apartment in a facility that has nurses and other assistants available if needed, to full-scale 24/7 nursing care.
Some the San Gabriel Valley assisted living facilities offer special Alzheimer's care wings, designed specifically to provide the best care for victims of that debilitating disease, occasionally with their spouses. the San Gabriel Valley assisted living facilities typically offer apartments for independent living, laundry and maid service, full dining rooms with varied and nutritious meals in a restaurant-like setting, transportation service and often provide various activities such as movies, parties and music, recreation rooms with games and books, snacks, in-house hair and nail salons and much more.
Residents may often bring their own furniture and other household items to make their apartment feel just like home. Some the San Gabriel Valley assisted living facilities, including many in Pasadena CA even allow pets. The most important things are the level of comfort and care provided to residents. Your loved one needs to fee safe, cared for and have a sense of home. Regardless of the arrangements you make, don't forget to visit often.
Some Retirement Homes and Assisted Living Communities in the San Gabriel Valley Are Far Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these retirement communities in the San Gabriel Valley: Community Care Center, Silverado Senior Living, Casa Bonita, Monte Vista Grove Homes, Oaks of Pasadena, Villa Oaks Convalescent Hospital. Other retirement homes and facilities for assisted living in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina CA include: .
Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility or Retirement Home for Your Loved One in the San Gabriel Valley
When choosing an assisted living or retirement facility, there are many considerations to take into account. Keep in mind that some medical conditions must be evaluated by a doctor, and his or her recommendation or classification can determine which facilities will accommodate you. Everyone's needs are different so it's best to write down as much as possible about what you are looking for—leaving no detail out—before you meet with representatives of potential the San Gabriel Valley retirement homes or nursing homes. This gives each a chance to comment on and address the same things, so it will be easier to compare responses.
Be ready also to ask lots of questions of your own. Listen not only to the answers to your questions, but to the level of interest and compassion the representative of the assisted living facility responds with. If they don't seem to be completely invested in ensuring your loved one is completely cared for in every way, choose another retirement facility or nursing home. You want the assisted living or retirement community you choose to be fully involved and to really care that everything goes perfectly for your loved one. If you've gotten a good initial impression, ask some questions about the retirement community's facilities, amenities, experience and credentialing. Use the list of questions below as a guide to develop your own.
• How long have the assisted living centers or retirement homes been in business?
• Are the assisted living facilities part of a chain?
• What training and certification do the retirement centers' staff have?
• What do retirement homes' staff schedules and staffing patterns look like on a daily basis? On the weekends? Holidays?
• Do the assisted living centers allow residents to bring their pets?
• Do the retirement homes allow residents to decorate their apartment as they like?
• What shopping or recreation facilities are near the nursing homes in the San Gabriel Valley?
• Will the retirement communities provide a copy of their annual state and federal facility survey? (Assisted living communities and retirement centers are required to provide this on request).
• What is the monthly charge at the retirement homes for different services? (Note: Adding living area square feet, extra rooms or in-room kitchen facilities can greatly affect the cost).
• Is housekeeping / laundry service including in the monthly charge at the retirement facilities?
• What system / staff do the nursing homes have in place in case of a medical emergency?
• Does each resident of the retirement facilities have their privacy respected?
• Will the residential care centers allow you to speak to some current residents and/or their families?
• What is the staff-to-resident ratio at the senior care centers or nursing homes?
• Can SSI offset some or all of the costs of living in the retirement community?
• What is the availability at the nursing homes or senior living centers? Is there a waiting list?
• Will the assisted living centers provide written contract sthat cover every expense, including ancillary services?
• What recreational facilities and services do the senior care centers or nursing homes provide residents?
Through this question-and-answer period, consider first impressions, technical abilities, experience levels, and compatible styles. Somewhere in this combination of facets you will find the right assisted living facility for you or your loved one. When you've selected the most suitable the San Gabriel Valley retirement community for you, make sure they are properly certified.
Tips for Choosing Good Senior Living or Retirement Community in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West CovinaTake Time Choosing Your Retirement Community.
Take your time choosing an assisted living facility. It's a huge decision and choosing right can mean the difference between regret and a happy retirement. Each retirement community will come to the table with different skill sets, experiences, services and philosophy. If can plan early enough to interview several-even if you like the first one you meet, your odds of a successful outcome will improve.
Write it Down.
We mentioned this in another article, but it's important. Think about what services or amenities you need from an assisted living facility or nursing home. Jot down all your notes about any details that seem important. Sit down and write this out as detailed as possible; write down everything that comes to mind, no matter how trivial. By writing it down you'll be able to hand each potential retirement community a clear, consistent summary of what you're looking for and expecting. It will also be easier for them to give you clear, complete answers to your questions and concerns.
Get Several Separate Estimates.
When selecting a the San Gabriel Valley assisted living facility, it's not about just finding the lowest bidder. Getting several estimates helps because it will not only help you get an idea of the market value of the service, it will give you a chance to sound out the personalities and policies and customer service of each retirement community before getting involved with them.
Get Everything in Writing.
Nothing is official until it is written and signed. So insist that your retirement community provides you with a detailed document that describes the services, fees, policies, pricing, and any guarantee information. Get it in writing. Everyone will feel better.
Do Your Homework Before You Sign An Agreement With a the San Gabriel Valley Retirement Community.
To narrow down your choices, do some detective work. Research the retirement community's licensing, insurance and reputation. To help with this, see our article: Key Consumer Resources for Assisted Living and Retirement Communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Verify all of this information before signing the contract.
Choose Certified Retirement Communities.
In the San Gabriel Valley, there is an upper echelon of highly regarded retirement communities and assisted living facilities that insist on delivering the best customer service possible. Seek out local retirement communities that have earned awards or certifications for customer service and you are much more likely to have a better outcome.
Visit the prospective Assisted Living Facility During Different Times.
Before making a decision, it's a good idea to do some drop-in visits during different times to observe overall conditions, cleanliness, the demeanor and appearance of residents, presence of qualified staff, etc. You might also want to drop by unannounced at lunch and dinner to sample the food being served. Do you see family members visiting? Look around; talk to residents, and any visiting family members. This will give you a better sense of the realities of daily life than just taking the scheduled tour.
Know Your Rights.
If you have the misfortune of arriving at a disagreement or legal impasse with your assisted living facility, you are protected by certain rights. Start with the California Department of Consumer Affairs Web site (www.dca.ca.gov).
If An Assisted Living Facility or Retirement Community Doesn't Measure Up, Fire Them.
If your chosen assisted living or retirement community turns out to be inadequate in any way, look to the terms of your contract: what obligation do they have to make good? Do you have rights spelled out in the event of legal impasse? What are they? Essentially, a retirement community's failure to perform under a contract constitutes grounds for dismissal. But before you decide to terminate residency, weigh your options carefully. Moving a fragile or elderly person can be much more disrupting than weathering the occasional disagreement with staff at your chosen facility. Also keep in mind that really good facilities often have wait lists; if you suspect that you might have to move, examine your options thoroughly and get on waitlists as soon as possible.
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
American Association of Retired People (http://www.aarp.org)
California Department of Aging (http://www.aging.ca.gov)
California Commission on Aging (http://www.ccoa.ca.gov)
National Center for Assisted Living (http://www.ncal.org)
Consumer Information about long-term care (http://www.longtermcareliving.com/assess/al/)
Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/assistedliving.html)
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (http://www2.aahsa.org/)
National Association of Senior Move Managers (http://www.nasmm.org/)
California Assisted Living (http://caassistedliving.org/Consumers/what_is_al.htm)
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (http://www.canhr.org/index.html)
Assisted Living Federation of America (http://www.alfa.org)
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (http://www.aahsa)
American Senior Housing Association (http://www.seniorshousing.org)
Center for Aging Services Technologies (http://www.agingtech.org)
Senior Outlook (http://www.senioroutlook.com)
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Senior Living & Retirement Communities in the San Gabriel Valley within the following zip codes.
91207, 91016, 90610, 91747, 91896, 91125, 91184, 90606, 91046, 91103, 91754, 91790, 91716, 91114, 91767, 91115, 91205, 91107, 91772, 91741, 91185, 91755, 91106, 91124, 91797, 91202, 91899, 91208, 91750, 91105, 91740, 90602, 91126, 90608, 91735, 91714, 91182, 91108, 91006, 91801, 91775, 91793, 91199, 91769, 90609, 91188, 91204, 91209, 91746, 91756, 91222, 91803, 91221, 91225, 91791, 91118, 91031, 91771, 91748, 91210, 91024, 91749, 91773, 91706, 91041, 90607, 91724, 91305, 91129, 91077, 91203, 91020, 91734, 91116, 91008, 91780, 91025, 91021, 91804, 90601, 91101, 91012, 91010, 90604, 91011, 91007, 91776, 91711, 91224, 91723, 91789, 91702, 91778, 91732, 91768, 91001, 91042, 91206, 91110, 91121, 91802, 91030, 91003, 91009, 91795, 91745, 91226, 91102, 91744, 91201, 91733, 91109, 90603, 90605, 91766, 91066, 91104, 91017, 91117, 91788, 91792, 91214, 91189, 91043, 91309, 91731, 91722, 91765, 91770, 91023 and 91123
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Alhambra CA
Alhambra Convalescent Home Alhambra CA 91801
Atherton Baptist Homes Alhambra CA 91801
California PEO Home Alhambra CA 91801
Emeritus at Alhambra Alhambra CA 91801
Garden House Inc Alhambra CA 91801
Katie's Boarding Care Alhambra CA 91803
Lutheran Health Facility Alhambra CA 91803
Marguerite Gardens Alhambra CA 91801
My Ladies Guest Home Alhambra CA 91801
Redstone Alhambra CA 91801
Royal Garden Extended Care Alhambra CA 91803
Scripps Kensington Retirement Alhambra CA 91803
Silverado Senior Living Alhambra CA 91801
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Altadena CA
Altadena Vistas Apartments Altadena CA 91001
California Resource Development Altadena CA 91001
Hacienda Guest Home Altadena CA 91001
North Lake Villa Altadena CA 91001
Skyview Villa Altadena CA 91001
Stages Alliance for Addiction Altadena CA 91001
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Arcadia CA
Arcadia Convalescent Arcadia CA 91007
Arcadia Convalescent Hospital Arcadia CA 91007
Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel Arcadia CA 91007
Arcadia Home Nursing Arcadia CA 91006
Arcadia Royale Retirement Arcadia CA 91007
Arcadian Retirement Center Arcadia CA 91007
California Home for Adult Deaf Arcadia CA 91007
Country Villa Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007
Inspiration Homes Arcadia CA 91007
Unlimited Homer Care Service Arcadia CA 91006
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Azusa CA
Edgewood Center Azusa CA 91702
Loving Care Home Azusa CA 91702
Silverado Senior Living Azusa CA 91702
St Francis De Paul LLC Azusa CA 91702
W S Mankowski Homes Azusa CA 91702
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Baldwin Park CA
Crystal Manor Baldwin Park CA 91706
Garden View Care Center Baldwin Park CA 91706
Kay's Guest Home Baldwin Park CA 91706
Sierra View Rehab & Care Center Baldwin Park CA 91706
Telacu Senior Court Baldwin Park CA 91706
Victoria Care Center Baldwin Park CA 91706
Retirement Communities & Senior Living City of Industry CA
El Encanto Healthcare & Rehab City of Industry CA 91745
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Claremont CA
Claremont Manor Claremont CA 91711
Claremont Manor Retirement Claremont CA 91711
Claremont Sheltered Care Center Claremont CA 91711
Country Villa of Claremont Claremont CA 91711
Evacare Inc Claremont CA 91711
Kalanis View Inc Claremont CA 91711
Pilgrim Place Health Service Center Claremont CA 91711
Sunrise Assisted Living Claremont CA 91711
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Covina CA
Atria Covina Villa Covina CA 91722
Mountain View Cottages Covina CA 91724
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Diamond Bar CA
A Plus Country View Diamond Bar CA 91765
Angel Crest Residential Care Diamond Bar CA 91765
Country Home Manors Diamond Bar CA 91765
Leaning Pine Diamond Bar CA 91765
Stonegate Guest Home Diamond Bar CA 91765
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Duarte CA
Community Care Center Duarte CA 91010
Country Villa Monte Vista Duarte CA 91010
Huntington Oaks Village Duarte CA 91010
Monrovia Convalescent Hospital Duarte CA 91010
Royal Oaks Manor Duarte CA 91010
Westminster Gardens Retirement Duarte CA 91010
Retirement Communities & Senior Living El Monte CA
Alliance Cherrylee Center El Monte CA 91732
California Villa El Monte CA 91732
Cedar House El Monte CA 91732
Cogswell Garden Home El Monte CA 91732
El Monte Care Center El Monte CA 91732
El Monte Convalescent Hospital El Monte CA 91731
Elmcrest Care Center Inc El Monte CA 91733
Fidelity Healthcare Center El Monte CA 91731
Flamingo Garden Inc El Monte CA 91732
Holiday House El Monte CA 91732
Idle Acre Convalescent Hospital El Monte CA 91732
Kendall Guest Home El Monte CA 91732
Ramona Care Center El Monte CA 91732
Ranchito House El Monte CA 91732
Sunset Manor Convalescent Home El Monte CA 91733
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Glendora CA
Arbor Glen Care & Living Center Glendora CA 91740
Carindale Residential Care Glendora CA 91740
Casa Carmen Corporate Office Glendora CA 91740
Casa Carmen Guest Home Glendora CA 91740
Eldorado-Oaks Glendora CA 91740
Foothill Nursing & Rehab Center Glendora CA 91741
Glendora Homes Glendora CA 91741
Integrated Nursing & Rehab CA Glendora CA 91740
M & Z Guest Home Glendora CA 91740
Mesa Glen Care Center Glendora CA 91740
Pilarville Gardens Glendora CA 91741
St Anthony Home for Elderly Glendora CA 91741
St James Home for the Elderly Glendora CA 91740
St Michael's Home-the Elderly Glendora CA 91741
Z & M Guest Home Glendora CA 91740
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Hacienda Heights CA
Falk's Family Home Hacienda Heights CA 91745
Retirement Communities & Senior Living La Canada Flintridge CA
Three Sycamores La Canada Flintridge CA 91011
Retirement Communities & Senior Living La Crescenta CA
Golden Years Retirement Homes La Crescenta CA 91224
Trinity Nursing Home La Crescenta CA 91214
Twelve Oaks Lodge La Crescenta CA 91214
Twin Oaks Guest Home La Crescenta CA 91214
Verdugo Vista La Crescenta CA 91214
Retirement Communities & Senior Living La Puente CA
Clemente Taguibao La Puente CA 91744
La Puente Adult Daycare Center La Puente CA 91744
Loving Care Guest Home La Puente CA 91744
Sabio Group Homes La Puente CA 91746
Tonapah Wisdom's Well Manor La Puente CA 91744
Retirement Communities & Senior Living La Verne CA
Angelic Care Facility La Verne CA 91750
Hillcres La Verne CA 91750
Hillcrest Woods Health Service La Verne CA 91750
La Verne Manor La Verne CA 91750
St Matthew's Home-the Elderly La Verne CA 91750
Woods Health Service La Verne CA 91750
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Monrovia CA
Regency Court Apartments Monrovia CA 91016
Singing Oaks Guest Home Monrovia CA 91016
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Monterey Park CA
Heritage Manor Monterey Park CA 91754
Lions Manor Monterey Park CA 91754
Ocala Manor Total Inc Monterey Park CA 91754
Trinity Care Monterey Park CA 91754
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Montrose CA
Mountview Retirement Residence Montrose CA 91020
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Pasadena CA
Bella Vista Pasadena CA 91103
Brighton Convalescent Center Pasadena CA 91103
Californian Pasadena Convalescent Pasadena CA 91105
Camellia Gardens Care Center Pasadena CA 91103
Castle View Retirement Estates Pasadena CA 91104
Chancellor Place Pasadena CA 91106
David Ross Inc Pasadena CA 91103
Eisenhower Nursing Pasadena CA 91103
Fair Oaks By Regency Park Pasadena CA 91105
GEM Transitional Care Center Pasadena CA 91105
Hayes Family Care Home Pasadena CA 91104
Jackie Robinson Senior Citizen Pasadena CA 91103
Los Robles Guest Home Pasadena CA 91101
Los Robles Guest Home Pasadena CA 91104
Monte Vista Grove Homes Pasadena CA 91107
Montecedro Pasadena CA 91103
Oaks of Pasadena Pasadena CA 91107
Pasadena Guest Home Pasadena CA 91109
Pasadena Residential Care Center Pasadena CA 91104
Regency Park Astoria Pasadena CA 91106
Regency Park-Oak Knoll Pasadena CA 91101
Rose Garden Convalescent Center Pasadena CA 91103
San Marino Skilled Nurse Pasadena CA 91107
Seniors Haven Pasadena CA 91103
Slch Inc Pasadena CA 91103
Sunrise Convalescent Hospital Pasadena CA 91103
Two Palms Nursing Center Inc Pasadena CA 91107
Villa Oaks Convalescent Hospital Pasadena CA 91103
Walters Home Pasadena CA 91103
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Pomona CA
Claremont Care Center Pomona CA 91767
Country Villa Park Av Pomona CA 91768
Dudley's Guest Home Pomona CA 91768
Essex Board & Care Facility Pomona CA 91766
Hacienda Group Home Pomona CA 91768
Hamilton Villa Pomona CA 91769
Highgate Senior Care Pomona CA 91767
Jackson Family Group Home Pomona CA 91766
Laurel Park Behavioral Health Pomona CA 91768
Res Care Pomona CA 91767
Southside Manor Pomona CA 91766
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Rosemead CA
Anka Behavioral Service Rosemead CA 91770
California Mission Inn Rosemead CA 91770
Del Mar Convalescent Hospital Rosemead CA 91770
Green Acres Lodge Rosemead CA 91770
Mission Care Center Rosemead CA 91770
Monterey Care Center Rosemead CA 91770
San Gabriel Convalescent Rosemead CA 91770
Springfield Manor Rosemead CA 91770
Vintage Rosemead CA 91770
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Rowland Heights CA
Puente Hills Guest Home Rowland Heights CA 91748
Samantha's Guest Home Rowland Heights CA 91748
Trinity Care Homes Inc Rowland Heights CA 91748
Retirement Communities & Senior Living San Dimas CA
A Rainbow of Care San Dimas CA 91773
Atria Rancho Park San Dimas CA 91773
Casa Bonita San Dimas CA 91773
San Dimas Retirement San Dimas CA 91773
St James Homes for the Elderly San Dimas CA 91773
St Therese's Home for the Elderly San Dimas CA 91773
Retirement Communities & Senior Living San Gabriel CA
Alderwood Convalescent Inc San Gabriel CA 91775
Alderwood Manor Convalescent San Gabriel CA 91775
Fernview Convalescent Hospital San Gabriel CA 91775
Live Oaks Rehab Center San Gabriel CA 91776
San Marino Manor San Gabriel CA 91775
Sunrise of San Gabriel San Gabriel CA 91775
Vista Cove Care Center San Gabriel CA 91776
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Sierra Madre CA
British Home in Calif Ltd Sierra Madre CA 91024
Retirement Communities & Senior Living South Pasadena CA
Prospect Manor South Pasadena CA 91030
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Temple City CA
Ace Senior Care Service Temple City CA 91780
Baldwin Gardens Nursing Center Temple City CA 91780
Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital Temple City CA 91780
Temple City Convalescent Hospital Temple City CA 91780
Retirement Communities & Senior Living Walnut CA
A & P Walnut Home Board & Care Walnut CA 91789
Emeritus at Villa Colima Walnut CA 91789
Retirement Communities & Senior Living West Covina CA
Clara Baldwin Stocker Home West Covina CA 91790
Country View Retirement Home West Covina CA 91790
Haven of Life West Covina CA 91790
Morris Home West Covina CA 91790
Regal Senior Living Corp West Covina CA 91791
Services Center West Covina CA 91790
South Hills Country Home West Covina CA 91791
Spring Living Inc Dore Home West Covina CA 91792
Spring Living Inc Storm Haven West Covina CA 91792
West Haven Healthcare Center West Covina CA 91790