Dementia, and specifically Alzheimer’s, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As Beverly Hills' senior population continues to grow (14.65% growth between 2014 and 2019), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.
In Beverly Hills, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease increased by 43.36% between 2014 and 2019. To put that into perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 12.22%, showing that Alzheimer's is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is higher than the rest of the nation (11.14% in Beverly Hills vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).
To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in Beverly Hills. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.
As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.
In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.
To choose the best memory care facilities in Beverly Hills, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.
Overall, our team:
The combination of luxurious amenities and research-backed memory care programs enables Belmont Village Senior Living Calabasas to help seniors overcome the obstacles of memory loss and live their best lives. The community's Whole Brain Fitness program creates a daily activity schedule in which residents with similar abilities are organized into small groups where they can engage in interesting tasks requiring them to utilize their current skills. Licensed nurses are on-site 24/7, and all caregivers in the memory care community undergo more than 40 hours of specialized dementia care training. Chef-prepared meals, free transportation and an outdoor heated pool are just a few of the community's thoughtful amenities. The accommodations at Belmont Village Senior Living Calabasas are pet-friendly.
According to many online reviews, the amenities at Belmont Village Senior Living Calabasas are what set it apart from other memory care communities. "The dining area looked very good. They have a gym, beautiful outside walking areas, and gardens. It was very well set up. The presentation of the food was very good," mentions a visitor in their review.
Silverado Calabasas Memory Care Community focuses on providing a safe and welcoming environment for seniors with memory loss disorders. Three different neighborhoods offer care for residents with different levels of memory loss. The Nexus section is for early-stage memory loss and focuses on engagement and socialization while Sensory is for those with advanced levels of memory loss. In Sensory the aim is to provide as much assistance as possible and ensure that residents have a good quality of life. A team of caregivers is always on-site to offer compassionate care and all of them are trained in dealing with the challenges of memory loss disorders. Each resident has a memory box display outside their rooms to help seniors find their rooms and provide a reminder of things that are important to them. The community is pet-friendly and welcomes small animals.
Family members are impressed by the wonderful staff and the caring way the residents are treated with one saying, "It means the world to us that our dad is in a memory care community where the residents are treated with dignity and respect, compassion, and freedom to make choices based on their capabilities."
Located close to Los Robles Medical Center and UCLA Health Offices, Sunrise West Lake Village provides 24/7 customized memory care to people aged 55 and over in an elegant environment. Monthly nurse wellness checks and emergency call systems ensure resident health and safety. The secure pet-friendly community is designed to be easy to navigate and offer a sense of comfort and familiarity. Trained caregivers use the Reminiscence memory care program to meet seniors' physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and on-site amenities include a TV lounge and garden. Home-style meals are served in the communal dining room to promote socialization, or seniors can opt to dine privately in their rooms.
Residents appreciate the warm staff and diverse activities, all in an attractive setting. One family member says, "The place seems more like a nice hotel than an elder care center, with beautiful grounds, winding paths, and even bunnies! The staff here is so caring and professional. They keep in regular touch with the residents' families, and spend a tremendous amount of time on enrichment activities with each resident."
Meadowbrook of Agoura Hills has personalized care plans for every resident in this community. The staff is compassionate and attentive as they work with community members. The memory care neighborhood has comfortable, secure indoor and outdoor perimeters to keep residents content and safe. Chef-prepared meals with locally sourced ingredients provide memory care residents with good nutrition, and each person's personal tastes and dietary limitations are catered for. Activities and programs encourage residents to thrive in an atmosphere of mental enrichment and celebration of achievements, no matter how small. Regular wellness checks, medication reminders and gentle exercise activities take place to ensure the physical health of residents. The community has furnishings and interior paintwork in calming pastel shades that provide an airy, spacious feel to all the communal areas and accommodation.
Family members have many good things to say about this community. A daughter comments, "The staff members are also very sweet. The best part about the community so far has been how good the staff are at communicating with the families." This relative says, "The community was warm, inviting, and pleasant. I would highly recommend this community to other families."
Located in the Fernando Valley with easy access to West Hills Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Woodland Hills Medical Center, Sunrise of West Hills provides access to everyday amenities in a friendly environment. Trained caregivers are available 24/7, and personalized health care is facilitated via the Sunrise CareConnect electronic recording system. Monthly nurse wellness checks further ensure resident health. The Reminiscence memory care program seeks to stimulate the mind, body and soul through diverse engaging activities, and life enrichment managers use validation therapy to support seniors. Residents can socialize in beautifully appointed lounges and in the garden, and other on-site amenities include a movie theater, fitness room and salon. The culinary team caters to different dietary requirements, and meals are served in the communal dining room. Guests may join at mealtimes, and family support is offered through meetings, educational programs and the family engagement app.
Residents value the warm care and cozy atmosphere, along with the enjoyable activities and delicious food. One family member says, "The staff was all wonderful to her and to us. The place was warm and friendly and decorated in a way that made her feel comfortable and at home. They have lots and lots of activities. The food is very good and served in a lovely dining room."
Located alongside the Ventura Freeway, Sunrise of Woodland Hills features a memory care program that's divided into two levels. In the Terrace Club, residents in the beginning stages of memory loss enjoy assisted living activities along with resident support groups, assistance maintaining daily routines and extra occupation-based programming to preserve self-identity. In the Reminiscence neighborhood, residents in later stages of dementia and Alzheimer's are supported by 24/7 staff trained in soothing validation techniques such as mood matching and rephrasing. This training is recognized by the Alzheimer's Association for evidence-based care planning. In their own, more secure areas, residents enjoy activities including trivia, themed socials, musical exercise and spiritual reflection.
Residents' loved ones praise the cheery, inclusive environment. One writes, "The staff at Sunrise was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be working at that facility. They immediately take all new residents in under their wing and are very attentive. The building itself is clean, bright and well-decorated."
Canyon Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care is a spacious community in Canoga Park. Each resident gets a tailored plan designed to improve their physical fitness and cognitive skills, while the social aspects, such as regular trips, help enhance their quality of life. Pets are welcome and the spacious apartments include private bathrooms and emergency response systems. Weekly housekeeping and laundry ensure apartments remain tidy and residents' clothes and bedding clean and fresh. Meals are freshly prepared using local ingredients and served in the dining room. The indoor lounge and outdoor patio and courtyard offer plenty of space to relax and the games room helps keep the mind and body active. Staff assist with daily tasks 24/7, such as bathing, and ensure residents get the right amount of medication at the right time. They also transport residents to medical appointments.
Reviews regularly praise staff, particularly their communication with residents' families. One said. "From the front desk to the med techs, all staff are amazing. Mom is safe and cared for. Due to Covid, we can't be there, but staff is great at keeping us up to date with any changes in mom's behavior. "
Fallbrook Glen of West Hills promotes healthy aging for individuals diagnosed with a memory loss-related illness. Assistance with activities of daily living is available 24/7 and an on-call physician can attend to residents' health care needs. Suites include private bathrooms and individual climate control systems. Three healthy meals are served daily in the restaurant-style dining area and the staff designs meal plans in accordance with residents' personal dietary accommodations. Fallbrook Glen of West Hills also regularly hosts a range of activities, including bingo games, basket weaving, and puzzles. Transportation to off-site outings and medical appointments is provided.
Fallbrook Glen of West Hills is praised for providing excellent care to seniors. "She loves the quality of the food and the restaurant staff has been fantastic too! I am so happy she is there and feel confident and comfortable that she will be taken care of the way she deserves. A wonderful place for your loved ones to live!!!," one reviewer writes.
The Commons at Woodland Hills is a continuum-of-care senior living community located in a peaceful neighborhood. The memory care unit is in a separate building designed to meet the specific needs of seniors with dementia and other memory loss disorders. A memory display box outside each door helps residents independently find their own apartments and encourages conversations with visitors and staff members. Seniors have easy access from their accommodations to the communal areas and secure courtyards where they can socialize with friends and family. Each resident has a unique memory care program that caters to their specific needs as an individual. Daily activities are designed to help seniors feel a sense of purpose in their day. Activities offered include cognitive games, puzzles, gentle fitness classes, religious services, arts and crafts and music therapy.
Online reviewers are impressed by the excellent care provided and the welcoming atmosphere. "The Commons has become family to us," notes one resident's daughter. "The staff is more than helpful and so caring. My mother is feeling at home there more and more. Her physical needs are significant. The family is very involved."
AvantGarde Senior Living is located in Tarzana, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It is surrounded by natural beauty such as Topanga State Park and is close to medical facilities, including Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. Residents can play golf in the secure outdoor courtyard or socialize with friends in one of the modern communal areas. The trained staff designs personalized care plans for residents that draw upon their strengths and encourage a sense of independence and belonging. Caregivers provide 24/7 assistance with daily tasks and use innovative techniques to help slow down memory loss. Residents can take part in a range of engaging activities, including exercise classes and virtual reality experiences. The culinary team prepares three fresh meals per day for residents to enjoy together in the elegant dining room. The community is pet-friendly.
Visitors praise the friendly staff, with one reviewer saying, "They're very nice and they have a memory area. They have programs going on, there's sufficient staff there to help everybody, and they have entertainment and activities there. The place smells good, and the food is decent. The holiday party was nice."
The Village at Sherman Oaks is an adult care community that provides a secure and nurturing environment for seniors living with dementia. Its Enliven Memory Care program involves a comprehensive care approach that accounts for the individual needs of residents. Caregivers help everyone to maintain their hygiene and ensure they take their medications on time, and can also assist with transportation needs. Residents receive three meals a day that are tailored to their nutritional needs, and also enjoy access to cable television in their rooms and throughout the campus. The Village at Sherman Oaks offers an array of activities adjusted for those with dementia, including low-intensity fitness classes, music programs and friendly card game tournaments. The entire campus is secured for safety and incorporates multiple walking paths and spacious common areas both indoors and outdoors.
Reviews speak highly of the campus and caregivers at The Village at Sherman Oaks. Says one resident's relative, "The facility at The Village at Sherman Oaks is clean, bright and beautiful as expected, but it is the staff and the residents there that makes it exceptional." Adds another, "Absolutely beautiful grounds. Beautiful rooms. Incredibly nice staff. Fantastic food."
Nestled into the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Belmont Village Senior Living Encino provides a high level of support surrounded by shops, restaurants and health care facilities. Residents living with memory loss reside in a specialized neighborhood with 24/7 assistance from specially-trained caregivers, including help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management and transportation. Daily wellness checks monitor resident well-being, with a licensed nurse offering 24-hour supervision and physical, occupational and speech therapies available on-site. The memory care neighborhood is secure and carefully monitored, with personalized activities designed to meet seniors at their physical and cognitive levels. The Whole Brain Fitness Lifestyle features structured small group programming seven days a week, with evidence-based, ability-centered activities that nurture the body, mind and spirit, plus diverse social and enrichment opportunities. Chef-prepared dining includes 24 fresh choices daily.
Loved ones praise the stimulating social calendar. "They have so many activities, including live entertainment and games like bingo," says one relative. "Once a week, they have an event with an open bar. They serve wine and cheese, and there's entertainment with people who come in and sing old songs. It is so much fun!"
Belmont Village Senior Living Westwood is a luxury retirement community located in a secluded neighborhood. The memory care unit is a smaller self-contained building that has been designed to look the same as the rest of the community but easier to navigate for seniors with memory loss disorders. Memory care residents are able to enjoy all of the amenities of the campus, including the outdoor swimming pool, supervised fitness center, salon with services for men and women and movie theater. A team of compassionate caregivers is always on-site to assist residents during activities and help them with the tasks of daily living. The Whole Brain Fitness Program aims to provide seniors with daily recreational, mental and social activities that will suit their interests and abilities. Scheduled transportation is available for medical appointments.
Family members praise the compassionate staff and wonderful food. One reviewer notes, "The staff is absolutely amazing, they had long talks with my aunt when she wasn't feeling well or was depressed, and they truly did a very good job at taking care of my aunt and restoring her confidence and her morale.The food was excellent at this facility."
Belmont Village Senior Living Hollywood Hills is a premium retirement community that offers a variety of amenities and activities. The dedicated memory care neighborhood is located in a separate and secure building on the campus. Residents have supervised access to all the community amenities, including a professionally supervised fitness center, a salon with services for men and women, a computer room and a casual bistro. Trained caregiving staff is on-site 24/7 to assist with activities and provide gentle care. Each resident has a personalized care plan that includes details of major events in their lives as well as their work history, likes and dislikes. This plan is used to help staff members provide care tailored to each individual. The Whole Brain Fitness Program aims to provide the right activity for each resident to challenge them while providing a sense of accomplishment.
Reviewers praise the compassionate care provided "My dad is so happy and receives really great care," says the daughter of one resident. "Everyone in the facility knows my dad by name and the staff for his level of care really knows him and his needs. I like the consistency of the staff. There is not a big turnover."
Pacifica Senior Living Northridge offers resident-centered care at all times, with the well-being of community members of paramount importance to the highly trained staff. The Legacies memory care program encourages residents to be as independent as possible, partake in their hobbies and lead rewarding lives. Each community member can participate in enrichment activities tailored to their personal histories and interests. The daily calendar in the memory care neighborhood includes music, gentle physical exercise and fun, mentally stimulating games. Residents can enjoy spacious communal dining and living areas, a lovely secure patio and airy, well-kept private accommodations. Three nutritious meals and two daily snacks with beverages tempt the appetites of even the fussiest eaters. All utilities, including cable TV, are included in the memory care neighborhood. Qualified staff perform regular wellness checks on residents.
Family members find great comfort in the caring attitude of staff in this community. One relative says, "Pacifica staff is outstanding. They are caring, compassionate, and comforting." A daughter comments about her parents, "The move-in was very easy and everybody was helpful. Both my parents have dementia and the care they are receiving has been very amazing."
The Court at CityView is a memory care community for residents who have Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other related conditions. Two distinct programs offer residents more personalized activities while also providing senior living services such as daily meal service, shuttle service, social activities and group outings. Compassionate caregivers are on hand 24 hours a day to help memory care residents navigate their lives. Residents have access to secure outdoor areas where they can enjoy the outdoors safely. With daily exercise programs, cognitive activities, social events and outings, the community offers a stimulating environment for seniors to strengthen their minds, body and spirit. In addition to three nutritious meals prepared each day, The Coffee Corner offers coffee, tea and snacks for residents between meals.
Families praise CityView for its caring staff and its high-quality meals. One family member writes, "We have two relatives in CityView. The place is very clean, the people are very responsive, and we couldn't be happier with it. I actually recommended the place to our neighbor for her mother and I will definitely recommend it to others as well."
The Heights at Burbank provides assisted living, independent living and memory care in a secure, tight-knit, involved community. On-site at all hours, staff members provide seniors with quality, as-needed assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as well as medication management. The memory care program at The Heights at Burbank, Enliven, helps residents feel independent and connected by relying on five basic guiding principles: self-expression, relationships, movement, innovation and partnership. A range of planned social, cultural and educational activities helps keep residents engaged, and scheduled transportation is available.
Reviewers praise the atmosphere at The Heights at Burbank. One relative of a resident writes, "I like the facility. It's clean, and the meal program was great. They have a little cafe and a lot of activities. The rooms are great. It's just pleasant."
Sunrise of Studio City is an award-winning assisted living and memory care community conveniently located near Sherman Oaks Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Its memory care program focuses on providing a secure, easy-to-navigate environment where seniors can participate in engaging multisensory activities. Sing-alongs, baking, art classes and gardening club are just a few of the fun activities featured on the event calendar. Every resident is assigned their own caregiver who's responsible for working one-on-one with the resident to learn about their preferences and needs while using memory care techniques, such as validation therapy, to help them maintain their skills and stay connected with their surroundings. In the restaurant-style dining room, seniors are served three healthy meals per day, with nutritious snacks provided in between.
Sunrise of Studio City constantly receives positive feedback regarding its well-appointed living spaces and dedicated care team. "Sunrise of Studio City was very clean, modern, happy, and well organized. The staff was knowledgeable, professional, informative, and kind," writes one visitor. Another notes, "They have a very caring and patient staff. It's a very nice community."
Sunrise of Beverly Hills offers the finest in senior living in an area surrounded by upscale dining, shopping and cultural destinations. The community provides elegant apartments in a variety of floorplans, fitted with kitchenettes and emergency response systems. Its Reminiscence neighborhood has been specially designed for residents with memory loss. These calm and secure areas are located alongside living and dining areas to allow for ease of navigation and social interaction. Memory care residents are assigned life enrichment managers trained in special memory care techniques that create care plans based on residents' personal preferences, bringing meaning and purpose to each day. Care services include therapeutic activities, wellness visits by a licensed nurse and care staff specially trained in memory care available around the clock. The community's culinary team creates delicious dishes based on residents' preferences, blending individual dietary needs with Sunrise menus.
A resident's daughter is very grateful for the quality of life her father enjoys at the community, saying, "Sunrise has been a miracle for our family. My dad has never been happier. He has friends and a wonderful group of people who take care of him with love and attention. Thank you to Sunrise!!!"
The Gardens at Park Balboa is a continuum of care senior living facility that offers a welcoming and home-like environment. The Safe Haven Happiness Program is the community's memory care section and has been specially designed to reduce depression and anxiety in seniors with memory loss disorders. The program aims to give residents moments of joy each day, and caregivers respond to the care needs of each senior instead of following a rigid schedule. Each resident has a personalized care plan that encourages calm and happiness while acknowledging their past and accepting their present. Activities are centered around the needs of each resident and may include puzzles, music therapy, pet therapy, walking, arts and crafts and social gatherings with friends and family members. A team of qualified caregivers is available 24/7 to provide compassionate care and assistance.
Family members appreciate the wonderful staff, delicious food provided and the range of activities offered with one person writing, "The staff is very friendly and helpful. The place is clean and the food is really good. They have different activities throughout the day (bingo, card games, arts and crafts, walking club, stretch and flex class, etc.)"