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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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122 Assisted Living Facilities near El Cajon, CA

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If you’re looking for assisted living in El Cajon, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in El Cajon or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in El Cajon. You might consider top Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Rancho San Diego, , and . And if nothing in El Cajon seems like the right fit, there are other Assisted Living options nearby in Carlsbad, Chula Vista or Encinitas to choose from.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in El Cajon for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 122 assisted living facilities in the El Cajon area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

Assisted Living Facilities in El Cajon, CA

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Lo Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019

3.0
(11 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

We are licensed as an Assisted Living facility for seniors with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. We are Private pay only.

Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

4.7
(140 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

4.9
(91 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, a full service senior living community half an hour north of San Diego, close to the historic Oceanside Pier. Our seaside luxury senior living retirement community in the midst of an unparalleled climate & rich in comfort, convenience, services and...

Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.4
(99 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

About Sunrise at BonitaCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in central Chula Vista, CANear regional shopping centers and Scripps Mercy HospitalSurrounded by scenic gardens and lush treesSunrise at Bonita in Chula Vista, California, is a senior assisted living community focused on...

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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

3.9
(107 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

4.4
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Alta Vista Senior Living, excellence is not enough; we strive to go beyond that. As an award-winning senior living campus in Vista, CA, we welcome seniors with an innovative blend of expert care, personalized plans, lifestyle-focused amenities, and inclusive activities. Residents will find...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.6
(76 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to the North San Diego County. Located near the beautiful Lake San Marcos, our community is conveniently near popular...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

4.3
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Atria Collwood is a senior residence located in the famous city of San Diego, California. Residents here enjoy access to highly qualified doctors, specialists, hospitals and medical centers. This active city features beautiful coastal views, great fishing, sailing, and many ways to stay active....

Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

4.1
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...

Atria Bonita

3434 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.2
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Bonita is a beautiful, three-story Mediterranean-style building nestled in the center of Bonita's quiet country setting bordered by horse trails and golf courses, while still providing easy freeway access to an array of shopping centers, churches, banks, restaurants and medical facilities...

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

4.3
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook

420 Elbrook Dr, Fallbrook, CA 92028

4.5
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to North San Diego County. Located in the quaint village of Fallbrook, our community is conveniently close to shopping and...

Atria North Escondido

1342 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92026

4.3
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located just 35 miles north of San Diego, Atria North Escondido offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big city buzz for active older adults. Our purposefully designed indoor and outdoor spaces encourage a relaxed, healthy lifestyle. Local outings to Escondido's historic downtown, vibrant...

Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129

4.2
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Atria Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.This independent and assisted living community offers studio and...

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128

4.4
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Belmont Village facility at Sabre Springs is located in the attractive residential community of Poway. Situated in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as 'The City in the Country' and prides itself on the fact that much of the area is preserved as dedicated open space. With great views...

Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.2
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Redefine your independence and do more of what you love.Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help with the little things like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. And we’ll customize your care to your specific needs. We know that peace of mind...

Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

3.8
(59 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take an art class or join your friends for happy hour. We’ll take...

Atria Encinitas

504 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

4.3
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Atria Encinitas offers older adults a comfortable, vibrant senior living community. Residents enjoy nearby shopping, beaches and attractions, as well as a spacious courtyard with colorful gardens and welcoming lounge and common areas for spending time with friends.Free from the concerns of...

Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117

3.8
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Redefine your independence with more time for what you want to do.Here at our assisted living community, you get to redefine your independence, pursue your favorite hobbies and live your life your way. Whether that’s connecting with new friends or trying something new like yoga, you have choices...

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

4.3
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Monte Vista Village is a luxurious senior community in Lemon Grove, CA, in San Diego County, which offers excellent assisted living and independent living options. Located amongst 7.5 acres of land (including a stunning tiered waterfall), Monte Vista Village is the perfect place to kick back and...

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Cost of assisted living in El Cajon, CA

The average cost of senior living in El Cajon is $4,463 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include El Cajon, CA with an average of $3,350 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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El Cajon, California

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities administer social interaction, oversight, and healthcare to individuals who are around 65 years old. The types of service provided often include support with the activities of daily life. Residents may be kept under supervision and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide dementia care, nursing care, or respite. In California, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $54,000 . The state of California maintains specific statutes related to this kind of community. The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division governs this type of community. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medication administration and assistance with self-administration of medications. Public assistance is available through The state’s Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include communities must provide at least three meals per day and snacks, meals must include an appropriate variety of foods, planned in consideration of cultural and religious backgrounds , meals must comply with diet prescribed by physicians, and meals must comply with residents’ dietary preference. Staff are required to obtain education in a number of subjects. These include: skills and knowledge required to provide necessary resident care, medication policies and procedures, the importance and techniques of personal care services and universal precautions, and need for professionall help.

Cost of Living

The location in which a care community is located might have a significant effect on the total cost. The overall cost of living is a major factor in selecting which care choice works for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for El Cajon is around 22.7% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median cost of rent in El Cajon is around $1,565 per month and the median value of a home in El Cajon is about $389,263.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 50.7% are male and 49.3% are female. The median age of El Cajon is 34 years old. El Cajon has a population density of 2,769 people per square mile. The total population of El Cajon consists of 103,894 people. Racially, the population of El Cajon is 5.7% black, 0.5% Native American, 29.2% Hispanic, 72.8% white, 0.8% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.4% Asian, 6.9% mixed race, and 9.9% other or not specified. Out of the total population of El Cajon, 13.3% have some form of disability, 6.0% are widowed, 63.2% participate in the labor force, and 11.4% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 28.9% have a high-school diploma, 5.7% have a graduate degree, and 19.1% have a college degree. In El Cajon, 9.1% of the population are veterans.

State Information

An overview of California

The quality of life enjoyed by the average California citizen is ranked 19th nation-wide. Additionally, California is ranked 7th by healthcare standards. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica ¢UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital. Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. The state of California has a cost of living index of 138.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 121.4 and a housing index rating of 227.3.

Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-one percent of California residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 23,558 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37.

State-wide weather information

California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. During the winter, the average temperature in California drops to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 116F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.26 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in California

The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Sequoia, Redwood, California Fan Palm, and Joshua Tree. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Coyotes, the Whales, the Cougars, or the Snakes. The state animal of California is the California Grizzly Bear.

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Peppertree Guest Home, Silvergate Rancho Bernardo and Oakmont of Pacific Beach are the top rated assisted living facilities near El Cajon, California. See full list of communities.

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