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Supported Services

In-home assistive support services: Assisted Living and Memory Care

A Life Plan community, simply put, offers a plan for life. That means if you ever need medical attention or senior care support services at any point in the future, those services are available. At MonteCedro in Altadena, we offer independent living, assisted living and memory-care living.

We care about your optimal comfort and convenience, which is why we give you a choice of assistive support services to best accommodate your needs and wishes.

Our Supportive Services:

  • On-campus preventive wellness screenings, routine exams and urgent health care services
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Assisted Living
    • Artful HomeCare—our innovative approach to the ultimate in personalized health care
    • Accommodating apartments for Assisted Living in the Pasadena area.
    • Safe and secure Memory Care neighborhood within The Courtyards

Assisted Living that preserves your independence

At MonteCedro here in Altadena, assisted living means helping you live your life to the fullest—even if your body says pause when your mind still wants to fast-forward and play. You may have more difficulty buttoning a shirt, but you’re quite buttoned up when it comes to leading a TED Talk or foreign film discussion through the Creative Living Academy. Besides, who ever said that thinking on your feet couldn’t also be done sitting down?

There’s plenty to keep you engaged here, within our vibrant and unique culture of self-directed Creative Living. All that may be needed to fully participate is just a little extra accommodation or assistance. And we offer a custom-tailored way to receive assisted living support by staying right where you are! Coordinated, comprehensive à la carte care services come to you in the comfort of your own home through our Artful Care program of assisted Creative Living.

Memory Care at The Courtyards

Everyone at MonteCedro benefits from our Creative Living philosophy and culture that enriches mind, body and spirit—especially memory care residents of The Courtyards at MonteCedro. Creative Living promotes a resident-driven, completely individualized experience. The Courtyards offer abundant opportunities for residents to laugh, to listen and to enjoy each other’s company.


Designed to reflect the intimacy and comfort of a personal home

  • Private apartments with convenient access to common areas
  • Comfortable spaces for individual or group activities
  • Warm, inviting décor and cozy furnishings
  • A dining room that overlooks our lovely garden
  • A courtyard for relaxing outdoors

Creative Living with greater purpose and pleasure

The Courtyards are designed to maximize each resident’s individual abilities and preferences. Specially trained, dedicated and compassionate life-enrichment professionals come together with residents to create meaningful, joyful, and enhanced daily experiences. Our staff partners with each resident’s family to develop plans of personalized care, integrating each resident’s interests and preferences into daily life, and respecting each resident’s personal schedule for dressing, dining, and participation in activities.

We focus not on what has been lost, but all that can still be gained

Custom-tailored social, intellectual, recreational, spiritual, and physical life enrichment opportunities—not just during the week but every day.

  • Thorough discovery of each resident’s unique and ever-changing personal preferences.
  • At-a-glance resident biographies on display—personal timelines showcasing photos and most memorable moments to stimulate recollections, conversations, and new friendships.
  • Personalized Life’s Journey Boxes filled with meaningful photos, treasures, and favorite music.
  • Music & MemorySM, a program that helps residents discover renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music on iPods.

Secure, elegantly landscaped courtyards provide residents with easy and safe access to fresh air and sunshine anytime they desire peaceful moments with nature.

NEW! Creative Cooking: Courtyard Living Program

Led by a life-enrichment partner, this innovative program uses food and flavors to reconnect with powerful sensory-related memories, helping people to appreciate living in the present with pure gratitude. From fully experiencing the simple art of chewing a raisin…to being part of a supervised kitchen crew/dining team that prepares every aspect of a successful and social group meal, our Creative Cooking: Courtyard Living Program engages residents in meaningful ways, enabling them to contribute and experience the culinary arts. Responsibilities include sous chef, prep chef, tabletop designer, hostess, DJ, and tidy-up committee. By creatively cooking together we not only nourish our bodies but our spirits.

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