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Best Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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San Diego, CA 92120

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4.5 (7)
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4.8 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Vibrant Living is an assisted living home that's located in San Diego, California. It was founded in 2009. The facility is dedicated to helping residents maintain a high quality of life. The staff offers companionship and assists residents with meal preparation, bathing, dressing, and medication management. Regular activities and entertainment are provided including piano and music programs, guest entertainers and games. Vibrant Living's staff includes compassionate caregivers and physicians to help as needed.

San Diego, CA 92109

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4.5 (72)
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5.0 (28)
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4.0 (22)

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Wesley Palms provides personalized assisted living services on a 35-acre park setting in the heart of San Diego, California. Seniors can opt for an attractive mid-century modern patio home or a contemporary apartment near the facility's amenities. Residents receive care coordination, medication assistance and personal fitness plans and can stay active through tai chi training and aquatic exercise classes in the on-site pool. The community dining room serves organic, sustainable food. Wesley Palms received a Best of 55+ Housing award from the National Association of Home Builders. Memory care services are also offered.

San Diego, CA 92103

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4.6 (50)
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3.5 (18)
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3.6 (8)

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Since 1960, St. Paul's Senior Services has served as a non-profit senior care community in San Diego, California. Trained staff monitor independent, assisted living, and memory care residents and offer support programs for their families. Compassionate caregivers provide personal services, such as eating, dressing and grooming. Seniors can enjoy daily nature walks and get a haircut at the full-service beauty/barbershop. A non-denominational chapel offers multi-faith services, and guests are welcome to spend the night or enjoy a meal with residents.

La Jolla, CA 92037

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5.0 (2)

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Sea Breeze is a licensed boutique assisted living facility located in La Jolla near San Diego, California. Residents partake of services ranging from help with medications and dressing to housekeeping and transportation. Basic cable, utilities, and Wi-Fi are among on-site amenities that also include a putting green, an activity room, and indoor and outdoor common areas where residents meet to socialize. Group excursions and three daily meals are provided, and staff is on duty day and night for assistance.

San Diego, CA 92109

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4.0 (6)

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Oakmont of Pacific Beach Assisted Living in San Diego, California, provides luxurious, resort-style living with a dedicated staff to assist residents in daily needs including bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and medicine management. The concierge medicine program partners with highly respected area physicians to provide on-site personalized care. A full social and events calendar keeps residents active and moving, and amenities include fine dining with an on-site, executive chef and a private movie theater with leather seating and a popcorn machine.

Santee, CA 92071

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Julie's Elderly Care is a small six-resident private assisted living facility in the Santee area of San Diego, California. It's owned by Julie Nyas, and it provides assistance with day-to-day living care for its residents, including help with washing, bathing, and toileting needs as well as home-cooked meals and medical care, which is available at any time of the day or night. Julie's Elderly Care is located on a scenic, golf-course in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Coronado, CA 92118

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4.8 (31)
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4.0 (12)
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4.0 (7)

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The Coronado Retirement Village provides assisted living and quality, secure care with 24-hour monitoring. Located in the San Diego metro area on Coronado Island in California, the dedicated staff assist with daily activities such as dressing and bathing, bed making, and basic housekeeping. Spacious studio units feature balconies and breathtaking bay views. Complete, same-day concierge medical care is available for health needs. Residents can enjoy resort-style activities including oceanside games, morning coffee chats by the bay, and gentle fitness classes.

La Jolla, CA 92037

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4.3 (94)
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4.7 (43)
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4.5 (17)

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Casa de Manana is an assisted living facility located in San Diego, California. Caregivers are available to assist residents with medication management, grooming, bathing, dressing, and mobility. Security is on duty 24/7, and nurses are always available to provide necessary support. A fitness center, yoga in the courtyard, and a 24-hour wellness clinic encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Residents enjoy three daily nutritious meals, a library, game lounge, and ocean views.

San Diego, CA 92101

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5.0 (20)
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4.9 (17)
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4.4 (17)

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HarborView Senior Assisted Living offers a boutique-style experience in Uptown Banker's Hill near downtown San Diego. It also offers care to residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and trained staff deliver individualized care,including bathing, dressing, and medication management, with 24-hour assistance available. The historic building features updated, modern amenities with a secured perimeter for safety. Furnished rooms are available with various floor plans, including some with Bay views. Trained staff keep residents engaged with physical, educational, and spiritual activities.

San Diego, CA 92108

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Mission Villa Assisted Living in San Diego, California, provides care for seniors and the chronically disabled that need daily assistance but still want to maintain some of their independence in a home-like setting. The pet-friendly private suites are fully furnished and have personal patios. Staff members offer companionship and help with housekeeping and laundry services, so residents can use their energy for leisure and to allow more frequent connections with family.

San Diego, CA 92127

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Garden Abode is a six-bed assisted living facility in San Diego, California. Located in a gated residential community, this residence provides assistance with the activities of daily living while fostering seniors' spiritual and cultural needs. The facility offers activities such as fitness programs, worship services, and art and music therapies, as well as outdoor walking paths and designated family visiting areas. Garden Abode's facility uses door alarms to provide security for residents experiencing memory issues.

San Diego, CA 92106

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4.5 (11)
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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (9)

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The newly renovated BayView Senior Assisted Living in Point Loma, California, has been a boutique senior care home with room for 17 residents since 2015. Caregivers provide customized personal care and support for residents, including those with memory impairment. Personal care services include help with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders. The property features vibrant outdoor space with a garden, a walking path, and a covered outdoor dining area. Trained staff also provide three nutritious meals, daily housekeeping, and concierge services.

Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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5.0 (20)
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4.5 (20)
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3.5 (12)

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Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lemon Grove, California, offers competent, friendly senior care. A tenured staff provides assistance with the activities of daily life, such as cooking, laundry, and basic housekeeping services. Residents to spend their time socializing and enjoying their days. Catholic mass and communion are available every Sunday, and other activities include bingo, card games, trivia, music, and refreshments. Seniors can keep fit with regular exercise classes or walks throughout the pristine grounds.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Vibrant Living
San Diego, CA 92120
Wesley Palms
San Diego, CA 92109
St. Paul’s Senior Services
San Diego, CA 92103
Sea Breeze Senior Living
La Jolla, CA 92037
Oakmont of Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA 92109
Julie's Elderly Care
Santee, CA 92071
Coronado Retirement Village
Coronado, CA 92118
Casa de Mañana
La Jolla, CA 92037
HarborView Senior Assisted Living
San Diego, CA 92101
Mission Villa
San Diego, CA 92108
Garden Abode
San Diego, CA 92127
BayView Senior Assisted Living
San Diego, CA 92106
Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.