With 50 parks and a total of 5,600 acres of outdoor space available to the public, Simi Valley offers vast exploring opportunities for active seniors. This upscale community is located just 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles and is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Memorial as well as the historic Corriganville Movie Ranch. It also boasts an impressive range of senior services through the innovative Simi Valley Senior Center, which provides lifelong learning classes, meal programs, community health services and senior excursion groups.
The average cost of assisted living care in Simi Valley is around $4,500, which is higher than the 2019 median national average of around $4,051. And though seniors pay a premium for assisted living services in Simi Valley, the area’s lush climate and scenic vistas make the area an exceptional value. Summer months reach highs in the low 90s while winter lows fall into the 40s. To help you find the community that fits your needs, our team has researched Simi Valley for the 10 best assisted living facilities that provide excellent care services, delicious food and a comfortable homelike atmosphere.
Sunrise at Wood Ranch
190 Tierra Rejada Rd.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Close to Sierra Vista Medical Clinic and Simi Valley Adventist Hospital, Sunrise at Wood Ranch residents have easy access to advanced medical services. This community offers residents spacious suites with furnished living rooms, kitchenettes and stylishly appointed bathrooms. Seniors can live a carefree life and explore new hobbies with the numerous clubs offered, including Go4Life walking club, bistro bingo club, bocce ball club and blackjack card club. The American Health Care Association recognizes this facility with its National Quality Award in 2015 and 2018, and we added this facility to the top-10 list for being clean, social and modern.
The Foothills at Simi Valley
5300 East Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Residents at The Foothills at Simi Valley have access to a range of unique amenities and distinctive luxury accommodations, including a full-service beauty salon and barbershop, an internet lounge and a convenience market. A beautifully landscaped garden with walking paths is a welcoming reprieve to residents and guests, and the artfully designed restaurant-style dining rooms are where seniors have the opportunity to customize their menu options with the facility’s Dine Your Way program. The sleek, modern furniture in the common spaces are comfortable and great for socializing and having friendly conversations, and residents can relax in their spacious studio or one-bedroom apartments with their furry companions.
20801 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Brookdale Chatsworth builds its assisted living program on the principle of Optimum Living. It’s a personalized approach to senior care that focuses on purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual wellness. Residents have access to the facility’s B-Fit fitness program, which incorporates current research about senior fitness. The homey bedroom suites feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, and residents can gather in welcoming common spaces, including a landscaped courtyard and a library.
Meadowbrook Senior Living at Agoura Hills
5217 Chesebro Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Residents at Meadowbrook Senior Living at Agoura Hills can choose between four unique floor plans, ranging from cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites. We included this facility on our list because of its luxurious yet comfortable feel. The main lobby cascades plenty of sunlight with an oversized skylight, and common spaces include a fireplace lounge with billiards and a movie room with comfy reclining seats. Bedrooms at Meadowbrook also offer lots of natural light, and private patios are available in some suites. This facility’s assisted living program places a strong emphasis on activity and offers engaging fitness programs, including tai chi and water aerobics.
Sunrise of Westlake Village
3101 Townsgate Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Sunrise of Westlake Village offers residents a prime location with easy access to off-campus amenities, such as the Promenade at Westlake, a farmers market and The Oaks Mall. We included Sunrise of Westlake Village in Simi Valley’s top 10 because of its strong sense of community. From the dedicated caregivers to the friendly housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to the happiness and safety of the residents. Seniors can bond over fun activities, including bocce on the landscaped grounds, margarita happy hours and scheduled off-site excursions..
Sunrise of West Hills
9012 Topanga Canyon Rd.
West Hills, CA 91304
Housed within a sprawling mission-style building, Sunrise of West Hills provides a bright and airy environment for residents. An extensive outdoor porch wraps around the front of the building and offers ample seating where residents can gather and socialize. This facility’s outdoor space also includes a patio complete with a cozy pergola and serene landscaping. We included Sunrise of West Hills because of its impressive outdoor amenities, but its staff also ranks high for courtesy and professionalism. Staff members work hand-in-hand with residents to build customized care packages, so seniors can live as independently as possible, and family members have peace of mind.
Fallbrook Glen of West Hills
6833 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307
Fallbrook Glen of West Hills has a stated mission of creating a personal and carefree environment for residents with a special focus on service. Seniors have access to a lushly landscaped backyard with a spacious patio that’s ideal for barbecues and evening card games. Accommodations are decorated comfortably and tastefully, and some residential suites have private patios overlooking a splendid courtyard fountain. Home-cooked meals are a highlight at Fallbrook Glen, and the in-house culinary staff can cook beloved recipes on request.
Belmont Village Thousand Oaks
3680 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Alfresco dining on the garden terrace, modern furnishings and one-bedroom suites with garden views are just some of the high-end amenities available at Belmont Village at Thousand Oaks. This facility has won numerous awards not only for its exceptional service to residents but also for being a great place to work. An impressive array of staff, including fitness trainers, therapists and 24-hour caregivers, are available to residents’ needs and welfare on a daily basis. We included Belmont Village Thousand Oak in Simi Valley’s top 10 list because of its flexible service plans, which offer continuum care for residents as their needs change.
The Reserve at Thousand Oaks
3575 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
With mountain views and shaded outdoor gathering spaces, The Reserve at Thousand Oaks provides residents the chance to get the most from Simi Valley’s lovely weather. Residents can cool off or enjoy a low-impact workout in the pool, or meet friends for a meal in the sunlit dining room. This facility takes a proactive approach to senior care known as Home 2 Stay, which addresses small changes in residents’ care needs before hospital visits are necessary.
190 E. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
This facility has been owned and operated by the same family for over 26 years and strives to make every resident feel like part of the family. Hillcrest Royale residents have access to comfortable studio suites with patio spaces. Community engagement is central to the assisted living program at Hillcrest Royale, and residents have access to unique activities, such as a drama club, gardening and swing-dance classes. This tight-knit community houses 120 residents and offers regular off-campus excursions in its 20-seat passenger bus.
Is Simi Valley the Right Choice for You?
Over 14% of the population in Simi Valley is over the age of 65, and the city’s impressive senior services show a deep commitment to this growing population. The Rancho Simi Parks and Rec Department maintains 12 dedicated hiking paths, including the Stagecoach Trail. Downtown Simi Valley’s VFW Military History Museum and Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center round out the diverse offerings available to seniors with a taste for culture and outdoor living.