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90 Assisted Living Facilities near San Marcos, CA

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Assisted Living Facilities near San Marcos, CA

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Last Updated: 9/23/22
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Assisted Living

Average starting price $4,856/month
Average starting price $9,475/month
Average starting price $4,695/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in San Marcos, CA
La Marea in Carlsbad, CA
5.0

I chose La Marea for my friend of 30 years after touring nine facilities close to my home. La Marea was for the best that I saw. It is not too Big, has very good facilities and the staff is excellent. Their Activities director organizes fun outings and entertainment. I greatly recommend it.

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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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Aegis at Shadowridge in Oceanside, CA
4.4

We chose Aegis at Shadowridge because they were the most helpful and willing to work with us in a bad situation, they really stepped up. I was not able to go in during covid so they were very good with communication and sending us updates. I would highly recommend them.

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Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 1.7 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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...

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4.3(64 reviews)

This facility is very clean. The staff are good and caring people. My mom was a difficult resident and they cared for her well. Housekeeping is good. They offer activities, but mom didn't participate. The...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 1.8 milesfrom San Marcos center

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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...

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4.6(81 reviews)

Our experience was during the pandemic. The caregivers we had some issues with them. The management team and professional staff were great. They had hired a new lead nurse during the stay of our loved...

Meridian at Lake San Marcos

1177 San Marino Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 2.2 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is located in San Marcos, California. It is unlike other assisted living facilities in that it is a luxury senior living community. Our homes are beautifully designed and furnished for independent living, assisted living, and care for those with dementia and...

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4.4(93 reviews)

We live in the independent living of Meridian. We have a beautiful 3bed 2.5 bath apartment. We really enjoy the lifestyle they offer us. We chose this place because of their amazing dining room. We don't...

Cypress Court

1255 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026 | 4.9 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Cypress Court embraces the wonderful climate North County San Diego has to offer. Nestled in Escondido, California, we are centrally located near shopping, entertainment, theaters, and all the conveniences of a thriving town. As you walk through our doors, you will feel an immediate sense of...

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4.7(23 reviews)

Our mother is very happy there, we have nothing to really complain about. She is really enjoying the meals and all the people who work there. She is really happy with her apartment and the layout, but the...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057 | 9.5 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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4.8(109 reviews)

This is a good place and my loved one seems to be content here. The community is beautiful. The staff is good to work with if we have any questions. The community seems to be able to accommodate my loved...

La Marea

5592 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | 5.7 milesfrom San Marcos center

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4.9(16 reviews)

I would give La Marea a 10 out of 5 if I could, they are excellent. The staff members that work here are what really sticks out about this facility.

Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027 | 6.4 milesfrom San Marcos center

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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...

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4.7(146 reviews)

My wife and I live here for about 2+ years. The staff and caregivers are well trained and the little touch of "caring: which is very important in our senior years - A great place!!

Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 | 7.8 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Oakmont of Escondido Hills is a lovely retirement community situated on a lush six-acre campus with lovely views of the Escondido Hills and within walking distance of Westfield's North County Fair Shopping Mall. If an active lifestyle is what you desire, you'll feel at home in our retirement...

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4.6(40 reviews)

Moving in was easy with friendly staff and residents helping to include my friends. But I am most grateful for the response, aid and understanding when my dad's unexpected move from independent living to...

Gardens at Escondido

1342 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92026 | 4.8 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Welcome to Escondido, California, a beautiful town offering nearby beach views, mountain hiking, and year-round warm weather. Choose Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care at Gardens at Escondido, and come home to an inviting community of compassionate caregivers and friendly...

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4.3(63 reviews)

It is my pleasure to write this review as I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the staff at The Gardens of Escondido. [name removed] was most gracious and empathetic to my stressful...

Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas

504 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 8.3 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas is located in Encinitas, CA offering assisted living and independent living services to seniors and their families. Welcome to Encinitas, California, a moderately-sized town located just 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. At Pacifica...

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4.4(66 reviews)

The team at Pacifica are unmatched in friendliness and service. From admission, to introductions, and all communications. You are lucky to have this Encinitas team!

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Belmont Village Cardiff

3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007 | 9.2 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The beautifully appointed senior living community of Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea, California provides an exceptional level of service and support for independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer's residents. Nestled in the hillside along Manchester Avenue with views of the San Elijo...

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4.2(31 reviews)

The community is very welcoming and they treat everyone so well. The facility is very beautiful and they always decorate for the seasons. There is a lot to do in the community and there is comfortable...

Truewood by Merrill, Oceanside

3500 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056 | 7.6 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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You’re going to love it at Truewood by Merrill, Oceanside. Enjoy the classic California beach community with warm, sandy beaches, historic wooden pier, and Cape Cod style harbor village. Live the laid-back lifestyle of the beach, close to a variety of stores, entertainment options, and great ways...

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3.7(38 reviews)

We chose Truewood by Merrill Oceanside because of the location of the room he was able to get and we really liked the room itself as well. They could really improve on the food, that is all the residents...

Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083 | 7.3 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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4.4(84 reviews)

All the staff are great. Food is excellent. Service is good. We do things that keeps us busy, with shopping, and outings. We are well taken care of.

Sunrise of La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA 92011 | 5.9 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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About Sunrise at La Costa Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in Carlsbad, CA Adjacent to shopping, dining, theaters, and more Near La Costa Urgent Care and Scripps Coastal Medical Center Beautifully manicured grounds, walking paths, and outdoor seating areas Sunrise at La...

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4.4(36 reviews)

This is a good community for your loved one. it is expensive but it is good and works for our loved one. The staff with what we have needed so far have been very good with out loved one.

Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026 | 4.7 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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,...

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4.2(88 reviews)

They have been fantastic to work with. We couldn't be happier with our experience. We toured several communities in addition to this one. The indoor and outdoor spaces are wonderful here. My loved one has...

Ocean Hills Senior Living

4500 Cannon Rd, Oceanside, CA 92056 | 5.8 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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3.6(11 reviews)

There were two deciding factors on why we chose Ocean Hills - one was the food, we were able to have a meal here and they good was very good, second off the staff members were extremely friendly. On the...

Redwood Terrace, a CCRC

710 W 13th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 | 5.7 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Redwood Terrace is a proud member of Human Good, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality living options and support services to Seniors.

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4.7(25 reviews)

We chose Redwood Terrace because we liked that it was a non profit facility. It has been a really good experience so far and they have been super helpful with moving my loved one. The personnel are all very...

Felicita Vida Senior Living

930 Monticello Dr, Escondido, CA 92029 | 6 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Felicita Vida is an assisted living community providing memory care nestled in mountainous Escondido, San Diego County, California. This city is the heart of San Diego North and is the perfect location for those who want an outdoor oasis. Lakes, parks, horse ranches, and nature preserves has made...

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4.1(30 reviews)

It can be difficult to find the next living arrangements for your parent under the most normal of circumstances. During a pandemic it caused me much anxiety until I found Felicita Vida Senior Living. After...

Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056 | 7.4 milesfrom San Marcos center

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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...

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3.8(73 reviews)

The staff is very friendly. They're very easy to deal with regarding the care of my father, which has been pretty good. The facility is very clean. His living space is more than adequate. The dining...

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084 | 6.6 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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4.2(64 reviews)

Every time we have come for a visit, my (kids included), [name removed] at the front desk is always FANTASTIC. Give her a raise!! :-)

Bayshire Carlsbad

3140 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | 9.1 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Age well and live well with the care you need, when you need it.At our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, you’ll have the care you need when you need it with assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing all on one campus. Plus, you’ll have the lifestyle you want...

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4.4(30 reviews)

It's a great community, and it's all about your family's situation. We have two loved ones who have been at Brookdale Carlsbad. One of them has been there almost a decade and has lots of friends. The...

Fairwinds - Ivey Ranch

4490 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056 | 9.3 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Fairwinds — Ivey Ranch offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds...

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4.3(19 reviews)

Our loved one had a motorized scooter and when he passed that scooter had just disappeared. When we brought up this issues we were ignored and it just left a bad taste in our mouth. We felt we should of been...

Vista Gardens

1863 Devon Pl, Vista, CA 92084 | 3.5 milesfrom San Marcos center

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Vista Gardens is a family owned and operated Memory Care Community located in the serene country-side of Vista, California. We have designed a Memory Care facility that provides for the well-being of your loved one in an innovative, safe and secure environment. Our care services are personalized...

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4.3(27 reviews)

It is such a pleasant and quiet environment, it is on 4 acres and they have a garden, orange trees and plenty of places to sit or walk outside. It reminds me a lot of a park. If your loved one likes the...

Champine Manor

1725 Tobacco Rd., Escondido, CA 92026 | 3.9 milesfrom San Marcos center

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The Staff at Champine Manor has been chosen with one main objective-the happiness and care of our residents with a number of memory issues Dementia, Alzheimer's and long-term care, medication management. I'm Serby Zivku, the owner, Administrator, and licensee. I've been trained in...

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Art Classes
4.9(18 reviews)

We have had a great experience at Champine Manor. My dad was on hospice when he went into the facility, they were able to give him medical attention and he was able to get off of hospice and has been...

Villa Monticello Assisted Living

25695 N Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026 | 4.7 milesfrom San Marcos center

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About Villa MonticelloVilla Monticello Assisted Living is a 29-bed Escondido Assisted Living facility. We provide care for ambulatory or non-ambulatory residents who have mild to moderate dementia and frail elderly who may have physical and/or medical challenges that require full care and...

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5.0(3 reviews)

Villa Monticello Assisted Living is great. I really was very satisfied with the services they provided. The staff there are very caring. The facility is really clean. It was just an all around good...

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Cost of assisted living in San Marcos, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Marcos is 4,856 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Vista, CA with an average of 3,174 per month.

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

Financial assistance

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

Transportation

San Marcos is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in San Marcos include bus routes, train routes, and a public paratransit service. Seniors may receive fare discounts. San Marcos has limited biking infrastructure and is not walkable.

Health care

San Marcos 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 Palomar Health Downtown Campus and Tri-City Medical Center.

Senior activities

San Marcos, California, provides a temperate climate in an enviable location in San Diego County. Seniors interested in cuisine can visit Old Restaurant Row for whatever they’re craving. Active seniors may enjoy hiking in Double Peak Park, which offers a panoramic view of the city. The Senior Activity Center offers games, arts and crafts, and fitness classes, including chair yoga and dancing.

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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Crestavilla, Temecula Memory Care and Sunny Rose Glen Senior Care are the top rated assisted living facilities near San Marcos, California. See full list of communities.

There are 90 assisted living facilities near San Marcos, California. See the full list.

The best assisted living facilities near you in San Marcos, California are Brookdale San Marcos, Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, and Pacifica Senior Living Escondido. These assisted living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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