Monte Vista Grove Homes
2889 SAN PASQUAL STREET, Pasadena, CA 91107
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted ling care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 18 Assisted Living Communities in Pasadena and several in surrounding areas.
2889 SAN PASQUAL STREET, Pasadena, CA 91107
1144 N El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
______________________________________ Welcome to El Molino Rose Villa. Our inviting senior living community offers residents the comfort a...
2587 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
A resort-style retirement in the heart of Pasadena, California, is found at The Terraces at Park Marino. Our assisted living community deliv...
951 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
A 55+ community, MorningStar of Pasadena offers 149 bright and spacious suites for independent and assisted living. If you are new to the ...
1575 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
Beautiful mountain views, quiet surroundings and high value services are just a small part of what makes Pasadena Highlands the perfect loca...
990 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
Welcome to Del Mar Park where residents enjoy a rewarding, active lifestyle of comfort and class in the heart of Pasadena. Situated in the d...
925 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
For over 50 years, Astoria Park has been dedicated to serving seniors in the greater Pasadena area. Your loved one's happiness and comfort a...
842 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Enjoy the best of both worlds at Villa Gardens, a community in an established part of town where giant sycamores shade quiet streets and yet...
811 E WASHINGTON AVENUE, Pasadena, CA 91104
1425 N Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA, Pasadena, CA 91104
245 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
1760 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
940 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
1314 E. Woodbury Road, Pasadena, CA 91104
3790 Hampton Rd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Hampton Guest Home is located on a residential street in Pasadena, CA, near a shopping district with numerous stores and restaurants. Situat...
3456 Lombardy Road, Pasadena, CA 91107
901 North Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91104
365 El Nido Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107
April 23, 2020
My mother, who suffered from advanced Alzheimer\'s Disease, was a resident at El Molino Rose Villa. It was, by far, the best of the six different care facilities we toured and considered for her. On a quiet residential street in Pasadena, this board and care home is spotlessly clean and designed for maximum comfort. With a maximum of six residents, there is a great deal of personalized care. Owners Andy and Yelli, and their staff of care-givers, know what they\'re doing. They have meticulous attention to detail, are well organized, provide excellent advice and truly act as partners in caring for their residents. Most important, they really love their residents and love what they do. I highly recommend El Molino Rose Villa.
January 13, 2018
We visited The Terraces at Park Marino. The rooms were pleasant, clean, and well maintained, but the living space was totally inadequate. The staff member who showed me around was excellent. The dining room was beautiful. It's just really not appropriate for us. The patio and the gardens were excellent as well.
August 26, 2017
Pasadena Highlands was a very nice place. If my mother were younger and in better health, it would be a perfectly fine place for her. They have a lot of good activities. Their facilities are really nice, but it's too big for her. It would be better for a person in better health with a little more mobility. It's a high rise, and it would be difficult because she is 96. I just felt like that was not feasible as far as she was concerned. Otherwise, it would be perfectly good. The rooms were nice-sized and ranged from a studio to a 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom. They were nice. They had everything you could possibly imagine. Even though it was big, it had a very nice outdoor green area, a little bit like a park. It gives you a nicer feeling so you don't feel so institutionalized.
July 17, 2017
Its rooms and amenities were fine. There were people sitting around watching TV. They had a pool and a hot tub. The dining area seemed fine. The place was refurbished and clean.
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Pasadena’s average monthly cost for assisted living is the same as the state average of $4,500 and higher than the national average of $4,000. Assisted living costs are similar in the nearby cities of Oxnard ($4,575) and San Diego ($4,500) while costs are significantly higher in other California coastal cities such as Salinas ($5,500), San Francisco ($5,500) and Santa Cruz ($5,595).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Senior care costs are largely based on the location, the level of care provided and any additional services or amenities that may be included. In Pasadena, nursing home care is significantly more expensive than assisted living, and homemaker services and a home health aide are moderately more. In addition to the cost of service, seniors who are comparing in-home care with assisted living should also factor in the expenses of maintaining a home such as property tax, upkeep, utilities and food.
Home health aide
Adult day health
Nursing home care (semiprivate room)
Medicaid is a nationwide health insurance program that provides limited access to essential health services for low-income, low-asset Americans of all ages. The federal and state governments jointly fund it.
In California, the California Department of Health Care Services administers Medicaid as Medi-Cal. Seniors aged 65 and older who meet the financial criteria are eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal coverage through the Aged and Disabled Federal Poverty Level Program.
To qualify for Medi-Cal, seniors may earn a maximum of $1,242 monthly for an individual and $1,682 for a couple. They must also own no more than $2,000 worth of countable assets when applying as a single or $3,000 when applying with a spouse.
Cash, bank account balances and investments count as assets, while wages, pensions and stock dividends are included as income. Medi-Cal applicants may own one vehicle and a principal residence. Unlike other states, there is no limit on the principal residence value for Medi-Cal purposes as long as the applicant or their spouse continues to live in the home.
A 30-month look-back period for Medi-Cal applications assesses any assets that were sold or gifted prior to applying. If the assets were disposed of during this look-back period, they may be used to calculate a period of exclusion from Medi-Cal eligibility.
Optional State Supplementation
California seniors aged 65 and older who either receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits may qualify for additional state-based funding toward the room-and-board portion of senior care at an assisted living facility under the Optional State Supplementation program.
Also known as State Supplemental Payments, OSS is added to SSI benefits. As of 2019, the maximum total monthly combined federal SSI and state OSS payment for seniors living in an assisted living facility is $1,194.37 per month for singles and $2,388.74 for a couple.
To learn more about SSI Optional State Supplementation in California, contact the Pasadena Social Security Office at (800) 772-1213.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program
Veterans who receive a VA pension and are either housebound, living in a nursing home or have a disability that interferes with activities of daily living may qualify for either the Veterans Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefit.
For the Aid and Attendance program, applicants must meet one or more of the following conditions:
For the Housebound benefit, applicants must have a VA disability rating of 100 percent and be largely restricted to their principal residence as a result of their disability.
To learn more about the Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound program, contact the Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall at (877) 452-8387.
Pasadena seniors who are looking for low-cost recreational, social and educational activities and events geared toward older adults can visit a senior center in Pasadena and the surrounding areas. These community centers for seniors offer a range of exercise classes, special events and hosted lunches where seniors can connect with their peers.
Pasadena Senior Center
85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
South Pasadena Senior Center
1102 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Veterans and their survivors in Pasadena can access information on veteran services, benefits and pensions at the County of Los Angeles Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall. For VA health services, eligible seniors can contact the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.
County of Los Angeles – Veterans Service Center at Patriotic Hall
1816 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
VA West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
Pasadena Human Service and Recreation Department
100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Pasadena Social Security Office
104 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
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PACE Programs: Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Paying for Long Term Care
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