Santa Teresita

Sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, is a 12-acre Neighborhood of Care for seniors in need of assisted living or skilled nursing services – a striking witness to our mission of being “at the service of your family for life.”

COVID-19 Precautions

Santa Teresita is doing everything possible to ensure our beloved residents stay safe. Leadership is meeting daily to discuss the updated recommendations from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We will continue to provide updates and stay in contact with resident families on a regular basis.

As of March 14, 2020, our eldercare facilities, Santa Teresita Skilled Nursing Manor, Good Shepherd and Cristo Rey Assisted Living Cottages will not be permitting visitors in order to be in compliance with government mandates from the CMS and to ensure our residents’ welfare.

Facility rental for special events is closed until until further notice.

St. Joseph Chapel will not be holding Masses for the public until further notice.

We are grateful for your cooperation and understanding. As the situation throughout the nation develops, these end dates may change.

Some basic precautions can help to keep you and your loved ones healthy:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick: stay home and self-isolate if you have flu symptoms or a fever.
  • Wash your hands well and often. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are high touch areas.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often!

Find out more about how we are working to keep our residents safe and healthy!

Santa Teresita Job Fair

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
819 Buena Vista St., Duarte, California 91010

Do you feel called to serve beloved seniors from the heart? Then Santa Teresita may be the place for you!
May 10, 2017 we will be hosting a job fair from 10 am- 2p. Interviews on-site. Please bring your resume.

  • Free BBQ
  • Free Health Screenings
  • World Famous Magician, Gene Urban
  • Live Music, The Maestroa
  • Face Painting
  • Raffle for Prizes

Save the Date! March 11, 2017 9th Annual Hayden 5K Run, Family Walk and Roll for Hayden!

On Saturday, March 11, 2016 over 1,000 participants will descend upon Santa Teresita in Duarte to take part in the 9th Annual Hayden 5K Run, Family Walk & Roll. This fun-filled day, in support of Santa Teresita’s Hayden Child Care Center, promotes healthy living and family fun, drawing participants not only from the San Gabriel Valley but the greater Los Angeles area, as well.

Hayden 5k

On March 10, 2018, over 1,000 participants will descend upon Santa Teresita to take part in the 10th Annual Hayden 5K Run, Family Walk & Roll. This fun-filled day, in support of our Hayden Child Care Center, promotes healthy living and family fun, drawing participants not only from the San Gabriel Valley but the greater Los Angeles area as well.

You're Invited!

To the blessing of our new Chapel Doors and Bells! RSVP now and you'll have a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card!


Pray the Rosary with Santa Teresita!

Click below to watch a video of our Carmelite Sisters, Staff and Residents praying the Luminous Mysteries!

Lean on Me Virtual Gala 2020

Santa Teresita’s first-ever Lean on Me Virtual Gala fundraiser, celebrating 90 years of service!

Our Neighborhood of Care

Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Cottage and Cristo Rey Cottage

Inviting comforts of home in a loving community. Independence with a helping hand as needed.

Skilled Nursing

Santa Teresita Manor

Quality, resident-centered care. Warmth and compassion that make all feel like family.

Rehabilitation Services

Comprehensive therapy services. Support through every step of the journey to recovery.

5star_tall5-Star Quality Rating
Quality measures
Santa Teresita Manor
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Based on resident assessment data that shows how well their needs are cared for


My Mom, Betty Martin, informed her children that she wanted to leave her current living situation to come to Santa Teresita and be with the Carmelite Sisters and a Catholic community. This was so important to her that we made it happen without further ado.

She moved in with the first 7 residents and our whole family is rejoicing. Not only is this the best thing for Mom, but it has been a wonderful boost to the faith of our whole family.

Thank you, dear Sisters. You have heard the call of the Lord to care for the elderly as they prepare for the greatest passage in their lives – heaven. We’re wondering if Mom is already there!!

Lisa Ferguson

Former Resident Family Member

We chose Santa Teresita because both of my parents were Catholic, and we wanted to make sure that the spiritual well-being of my parents would be taken care of. We also chose Santa Teresita because of the level of health care provided by the Carmelites. On a scale of 1 to 10 stars, I would give Santa Teresita 20.

…Our experience at Santa Teresita was outstanding. It was directed by God to have Mom and Dad go there- no doubt about it. My family and I had the opportunity to experience a little taste of what Santa Teresita has to offer, and they provide services in many other areas. To anyone who may be interested in Santa Teresita, I would recommend that they absolutely consider it as a possibility for care.

Bill Curtin

Former Resident's Family Member

I chose to come to Santa Teresita because they have nuns, and you don’t find that in many retirement places. I had been in Avila Gardens where Sister Shawn Pauline is, and I loved it there. That was my start with the Sisters. Then from Avila I went to Bethany, and then I came here. I’ve been very happy in every place I’ve been. It’s so convenient to everything.

My favorite thing about Santa Teresita is companionship, perhaps a combination of companionship and the food; really, the whole set up! It’s very peaceful here. We get together for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, one of my daughters, Karen, is coming tomorrow night to help with the cooking! She loves to cook!

Anne O'Brien

Former Resident

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