Aging is a natural part of life and there comes a time when assisted living is needed, especially when families are unable to care for their loved ones. For the residents of East Los Angeles, California, there are a myriad of city assisted living facilities throughout its many neighborhoods. The East Los Angeles Service Center (“ELASC”) is a department of Los Angeles Department of Community and Senior Services. The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, along with the Area Agency on Aging are also agencies that support the well-being of its senior citizens. This network of agencies and departments feature one main goal, which is to care for its elderly and those who are either physically or mentally, unable to take care of themselves. Non-profit community based assisted living organizations are located throughout the communities of Alhambra, Boyle Heights, Commerce, El Sereno, Montebello, Monterey Park and Vernon. East Los Angeles is centrally located east of downtown Los Angeles and is an ethnically rich mixture of cultures that make up this second largest part of Los Angeles. In addition to having the largest populous with Los Angeles, East Los Angeles also maintains a large percentage of senior citizens.
The East Los Angeles landscapes are just as varied as its neighborhoods, with mountainous communities, lush golf courses, low income areas, canyons, industrial areas and many residential areas. Amid these communities are well maintained in-home residential senior care facilities, as well as independent living facilities. The state and local agencies of East Los Angeles monitor these facilities very closely to make sure that they remain in compliance and continue to provide the best in senior care. Transportation to East Los Angeles city assisted living facilities, are readily available from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) which provides convenient bus service. The Metro operates to and from East Los Angeles to downtown, along with the El Sol, East Los Angeles local shuttle service.
East Los Angeles, senior living facilities consists of patient, caring staff members who are experienced in caring for the elderly and the mentally impaired. These facilities provide a wide range of healthy activities, including outings to many of Los Angeles spectacular zoos, museums, restaurants, sandy beaches and local grocery stores and malls. East Los Angeles’ nursing homes, senior apartments and independent living facilities provides its residents indoor cable TV, libraries, daily mental and physical activities, dining rooms with a culinary chef and RNs on 24 hour staff. Other amenities include private baths, private and semi-private apartments, lovely courtyards that are surrounded by walking paths. Beautiful parks are situated among the East Los Angeles area for the elderly to enjoy and many healthcare medical facilities and hospitals are very near by.