In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Downey area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 48 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 14 hours researching assisted living communities in Downey
  • Read more than 125 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Downey is $5,000, which is the same as the state average of $5,000 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Downey, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 48 communities in the Downey area.

AssistedLiving.org Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Downey area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Central Whittier
92
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living
Assisted Living: $2,600
Brookdale Central Whittier is a senior living community located in Whittier, CA. Personalized wellness plans and health assessments ensure care levels are precisely as the resident needs, and the staff is on hand 24/7 to assist with all personal care needs. Pet-friendly apartments are available in many floor plan options, and 24-hour security systems ensure continuous safety oversight. The grounds are well-maintained and landscaped, showcasing an enclosed courtyard with shaded patio seating as well as a greenhouse for community gardens. Activities are plentiful and designed for engagement, including wine and art classes, community game nights and group craft projects. Additionally, daily schedules feature morning fitness classes, music events and hobby clubs offering classes and demonstrations. Delectable menu items are served at every meal, and the restaurant-style dining room promotes a social dining experience.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and their families applaud the compassionate care and welcoming community at Brookdale Central Whittier. One family member says, "Great place! Friendly staff, excellent food and fun activities. My loved one really enjoys her stay here and our family finally has peace knowing that she is somewhere safe."
4.16 out of 5 stars
(74) Reviews
8101 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
Brookdale Uptown Whittier
Country Inn
Lakewood Park Manor
Oakmont of Whittier
Palmcrest Grand Assisted Living
Sunrise of La Palma
The Grove at Cerritos
The Villa
Whittier Glen Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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