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84 Assisted Living Facilities near El Cajon, CA

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El Cajon Assisted Living Facilities | 561 Reviews

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Assisted Living

Average starting price $5,048/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in El Cajon, CA
White Sands, a CCRC in La Jolla, CA
5.0

White Sands facility has everything from independent living to skilled nursing. They have a lot of activities to offer, it is in a really beautiful location. We could not be happier with our decision, we know our mother is safe there. The food is excellent with a wide range of choices. The rooms are very nice and adequate, they have many options to choose from. Our loved one has a beautiful view.

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Rancho Santa Fe Villa in San Diego, CA
5.0

My wife and I have been at this 6 bed assisted living facility for almost 3 years. It is a beautiful home in a prestige area of north San Diego. The home has panoramic views of the rolling hills. Sometimes we see the hot air balloons go by. The facility is clean and tidy. My wife is 83 and I am 88. She is assisted living/memory and I am independent living. She has been in Hospice bedridden with Alzheimer's for 2 years and has to hand fed with pureed food and totally cared for. I'm sure she wouldn't get the care she has here at a larger facility. The caregivers are all friendly and extremely caring. Very nice meals are served 3 times a day. The Director of Activities plays music on the keyboard. Singing makes the residents come alive. He also has taught art painting with acrylics. I have never painted before, now I've painted over 30 pictures on canvas, surfboards, guitars etc. It gives me something to do and keeps my brain active. This is a superior facility compared to other ones I have heard about. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate Rancho Santa Fe Villa a 5.

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Lilac Chateau I in Santee, CA
5.0

It was the best! I was treated with love ans respect, great food, if I ever run away from home this is where I will come! Thank for taking great care of me!

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Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 2.9 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.9(10 reviews)

This community is very nice and clean. It is only a few years old and has washer and dryers in each unit to make it easier for the residents. They have activities like an indoor pool with water aerobics,...

Stellar Care

4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 | 7.5 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

Located in the heart of San Diego, the 123-apartment community offers studio & one bedroom apartments each with a private bathroom and individual climate control to ensure your comfort. We encourage you to bring your own furnishings and decoration to make you apartment your own. Residents feel...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(31 reviews)

Stellar Care gets all 5 stars. This is a much better facility than the previous place we had my mother at. We chose Stellar Care because it was super clean, the staff were friendly, they had air...

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 6.9 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(60 reviews)

The staff here really makes a great effort to make everyone as comfortable. We needed a more functionable sleeping situation and [name removed] and her associates found a bed for us. It's not an easy task...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 7.6 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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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....

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(87 reviews)

Let me first tell you that my Mom passed away on [date removed]. We could not have picked a better place for her final days. I would give them a 5 across the board. The staff went out of their way to make...

Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071 | 2.2 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

At Lantern Crest Senior Living, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(30 reviews)

As far as assisted living it is nice to know when it is your time go they have a wonderful hospice care on site. Makes transition easy for when times are needed.

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 4 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.9(113 reviews)

We tried to hone in on every detail as best we could since we were new to senior living. We asked a lot of questions, which they answered, but they didn't provide insight otherwise. I would recommend being...

The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 4.1 milesfrom El Cajon center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Tucked away on a gorgeous property in La Mesa, CA, just minutes from downtown San Diego, The Montera defines care-focused senior living. From well-appointed studio and one bedroom apartments, to personalized care plans designed for each Assisted Living resident, to rejuvenating short-term stays,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(66 reviews)

I highly recommend the community, I think the community is very conveniently location right off the highway. The community property is very appealing, the staff and residents are excellent and friendly. The...

Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

2325 Proctor Valley Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91914 | 9.6 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Westmont at San Miguel Ranch is a beautiful, scenic assisted living center located in beautiful Chula Vista, San Diego County, California. Nestled along the coast of Southern California, seniors can enjoy picturesque views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Offering a small-town feel in a large...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(18 reviews)

This has been a good experience for my dad and I would highly recommend this community for you or your loved one. They have activities like a navigator program for the residents with MCI, a happy hour, and...

Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 6.4 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Sungarden Terrace is family owned for over 19 years and takes great pride in providing excellent care in a warm, nuturing environment. Some of our staff have been with us since our doors opened. Our reviews are all 4 and 5 star reviews focusing on great care, a family-like atmosphere, excellent...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(30 reviews)

This facility is very clean and well-maintained. The elevator seems to break down fairly often, which strands many of the upstairs residents. Nearly everyone who works there is amazing, friendly, helpful. ...

Plateau Village Memory Care

4960 Mills St, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 4.2 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(48 reviews)

We like the smaller scale of this community in comparison to other larger ones. We definitely love the staff team there - we have nothing but good things to say about them, no complaints at all. Every time...

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Casa De Vida Senior Living

4633 Denwood Road, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 5 milesfrom El Cajon center

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Casa De Vida Senior LivingCasa De Vida Senior Living is a world-class residential care home that is situated in the sparkling city of Los Angeles, CA in the sprawling County of Los Angeles. Our responsive community overlooks the iconic Hollywood sign. Three mountains reaching up to 3000m surround...

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5.0(1 review)

All around they are a benchmark for other places. I viewed and interviewed a lot of places and this one was great.

Cloisters of the Valley

4171 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 | 8.5 milesfrom El Cajon center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Cloisters of the Valley offers complete residential senior care in a private, caring environment. If you are looking into an assisted living facility for your loved one, you will want to make sure you are getting the best medical care in the most home-like environment possible. Please stop by to...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(14 reviews)

I had good stay. They took good care of me while I healed up. The facility is beautiful and well maintained. Staff is courteous and responsive. Now I am able to return to work.

La Vida Real

11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 4.1 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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At La Vida Real, we surround our residents with an engaging blend of comfort, style, fine dining, endless social opportunities, and an impressive array of recreational and wellness programs. Here, you’ll discover a service-enriched retirement lifestyle specially designed to meet your unique needs...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(6 reviews)

It's a very nice facility. It's a really good quality place to go. I'm really happy with it. This is more of a memory care situation.

Lo Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 1.9 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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

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3.0(11 reviews)

Lo Har Senior Living has been good so far with their services and staff. My mother has been engaging in a couple of the activities that they offer. The community and her room seem to be getting good...

Bosworth Gardens RCFE II

793 Wichita Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 2.5 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Finding a good adult assisted living facility for a loved one in need of assistance is sometimes difficult. No one wants to put a loved one into a large nursing home where they will feel abandoned and neglected. Many of these large corporate run nursing homes are understaffed and can give their...

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5.0(1 review)

Pros: Very clean. Open to pets (hopefully my mom?s bird). Large shared room with French doors leading to the backyard. Bathroom with walk in shower in bedroom. Close to my house (less than one mile). ...

Care Plus Mansion Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

2579 Windmill View Rd, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 2.6 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Care Plus Mansion RCFE is located in San Diego County, southern California. El Cajon, California is situated at the bottom of a valley surrounded my picturesque hills. Care Plus Masion RCFE is located in El Cajon. El Cajon's population is reportedly 101,45 in 2012. Care Plus Mansion has capacity...

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4.6(8 reviews)

My mom second home. They took good care of her and did not give up although with her dementia-behavioral disturbances, I don't know how they manage to care for her. I am glad . The staff and owner are very...

Miss Emma's #2

8323 Lake Gaby Ave, San Diego, CA 92119 | 3.3 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Jeanne's homes are nestled in the San Carlos area. Each home is custom designed and ready for you to move in. You have a choice of private or semi-private bedrooms, we offer furnished or unfurnished rooms to accommodate your individual needs. We also offer a shady patio and grass yard for...

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5.0(1 review)

From what I saw of the facility, it was just fine. It looked very nice and the staff were very friendly. We did not choose this facility because the director was out of town, but I would have had no problem...

Peppertree Guest Home

8950 Johnson Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941 | 3.5 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Assisted Living

5.0(1 review)

I am overly pleased with the care my mother has been receiving at this home. I knew I loved it as soon as I walked into the kitchen and there was an overwhelming smell of a delicious home cooked meal. I also...

Silvercreek Home Care

6530 Boon Lake Ave, San Diego, CA 92119 | 3.8 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Silvercreek Home Care is located on Boon Lake Avenue in sunny San Diego California. We are a residential care facility for the elderly and we offer an adult day care center. We are dedicated to creating an active and happy lifestyle for all of our resident's. Our adult day care is typically...

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4.7(7 reviews)

It's been just like living at home. They're very family oriented, and constantly in there checking on my loved one. They're always being active with her, and giving her the option if she wants to go...

Family Residential Care, LLC

6150 Bob Street, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 4 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

5.0(1 review)

My Mother lived here for almost 2 years. The staff are angels. So helpful and caring. Home setting.

Golden Sunset Residential II

7029 Hillsboro Street, San Diego, CA 92120 | 6.7 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

5.0(1 review)

Toured May12. Only $2200. Get to see director Sat or Sun.

Sunbeam Home

4670 Twain Ave, San Diego, CA 92120 | 7.9 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Sunbeam is a residential care home located in the major city of San Diego, California. The popular city is along the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The area is vibrant with numerous museums, lighthouses, and the famous San Diego Zoo. San Diego is an exciting place to live and an inviting place for...

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4.7(3 reviews)

The staff members are very friendly and it is clear that they are all very caring people. Our loved one the second she moved in felt right at home which gives us some peace of mind.

Archangel's Residential Care

7141 Bullock Drive, San Diego, CA 92114 | 8.7 milesfrom El Cajon center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Archangel's Residential Care is a residential care home located in beautiful San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Our charming community is located a short drive from the stunning San Diego Bay, local parks, shopping, and more. Our residents and their guests are never short on options of...

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5.0(2 reviews)

I visited the home and it seemed like a very peaceful place. I spoke with [name removed] for about a half hour. Archangel seemed like a caring place where my mom will receive good care. [Name removed] and...

Lilac Chateau I

9724 Eucalyptus Court, Santee, CA 92071 | 3.6 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

4.7(9 reviews)

My mother has been in 4 different facilities over the years, she was unhappy in some and kicked out of others. At a couple of places we had to hire a person to look after her on top of paying for her...

Lilac Chateau Residential Care Home

9724 Eucalyptus Ct, Santee, CA 92071 | 3.6 milesfrom El Cajon center

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Lilac Chateau is assisted living for Seniors. Owned and operated by Kimberly Withers, RN, BSN,. Kimberly has an extensive background in Geriatric-Psych Nursing and Specializes in caring for residents with Dementia. She has a wonderful, caring and loving staffs. We're able to Accept: Ambulatory...

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4.5(2 reviews)

Lilac Chateau is a 6-bed residential care home, the owner is a registered RN and I feel comfortable with my husband being safe there. It is a very nice home and the staff are friendly and attentive, there is...

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Cost of assisted living in El Cajon, CA

The average cost of senior living in El Cajon is 5,048 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lemon Grove, CA with an average of 3,195 per month.

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In El Cajon, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In El Cajon, California, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

El Cajon is somewhat car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in El Cajon include bus routes, light rail service, senior transportation, and a public paratransit service. Seniors may receive fare discounts. El Cajon has a limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

Health care

El Cajon offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has a few hospitals, including Grossmont Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center.

Senior activities

El Cajon, which means “the box,” got its name from the box-shaped valley surrounding this California city. Nature-loving seniors will enjoy visiting The Water Conservation Garden, which displays a variety of gardens across their six acres and also features a butterfly pavilion. Summers Past Farms offers another outdoor oasis where seniors can visit and hosts antique fairs during the year. The City of El Cajon Parks and Rec Department offers senior specific classes year round including water aerobics and dance.

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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Temecula Memory Care, Silvergate Rancho Bernardo and Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook are the top rated assisted living facilities near El Cajon, California. See full list of communities.

There are 84 assisted living facilities near El Cajon, California. See the full list.

The best assisted living facilities near you in El Cajon, California are Monte Vista Village and Atria Collwood. These assisted living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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