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Residential care homes in El Cajon may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. El Cajon care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in El Cajon, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Residential Care Home Facilities near El Cajon, CA

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Average starting price $3,466/month
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Care Plus Mansion Residential Care Facility for the Elderly in El Cajon, CA
4.9

My mom is a difficult resident, she has dementia with behavioral issues.. [Name removed] and his wife [name removed] once told me that the plan is to start with theraputic approach and to build trust. At first I don’t it seems hard for me to understand how they manage to do it. I am truly blessed I have found this place for my mom. I am so happy and pleased with their services.. the staff and owner are great! I can not ask for more..They are very passionate with their care to elderly!

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Meadow Creek Villa in El Cajon, CA
4.2

She's only been there a week. it's going very well. She seems to be happy there. I haven't tasted it but Jean said the food is good. They're very nice. They have activities but I'm not sure what they've done so far. They have some games and they do exercises. it's very clean.

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Serene Sunset in El Cajon, CA
5.0

Awesome!!! [Name removed] and his staff are just great. Each person has own bedroom and 1/2 bath complete with an electric bed. Rooms are cheerfully furnished with windows with a view. Covered patio in back provides at least six reclining chairs where residents can nap, look at views of Mount Helix, bird watch, or go down the ramp to sit in large garden area. Grounds and house very well maintained and clean. We tried three places prior and really found this the perfect fit for dad—he is so happy there and loves the staff.

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Rancho San Diego Board and Care I

11881 Calle Albara, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 3.0 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Rancho San Diego Board and Care I is a residential care home located in El Cajon, CA, in San Diego County. El Cajon lies in a valley between beautiful mountain ranges, and is located just west of coastal San Diego. San Diego offers a great deal of outdoor recreation and entertainment options,...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.2(9 reviews)

My husband stayed for one year due to his dementia deteriorated and miracle was happened. He has recovered very good after one year stayed in Rancho San Diego Boarding and care. He is able to walk around and...

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Care Plus Mansion Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

2579 Windmill View Rd, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 2.8 miles from El Cajon center

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$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...

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Rancho San Diego Board and Care II

11945 Via Hacienda, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 3.5 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Rancho San Diego Board and Care II is a residential care home located in El Cajon, California, in San Diego County. We are well positioned in a geographical area that overlooks a stunning mountainside. This creates beautiful scenery and a cool atmosphere that is ideal for you to live in. Besides...

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3.8(2 reviews)

This care home seemed clean and the caregivers I met were nice. They did let me know up front that they were not able to offer my mom the care she needs. They offer transportation.

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Splendor Valley

930 Rockwell Springs Ct, Escondido, CA 92025 | 22.1 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Splendor Valley - Experience a Place You Can Call HomeSplendor Valley is a six-bed capacity licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) located in the heart of Escondido, just minutes away from healthcare, shopping centers, parks, and restaurants. Our community features a...

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Day trips and outings
Enclosed Courtyard
5.0(39 reviews)

I moved my Mother into the Splendor Valley LTC in February of this year (2020). The board and care home at which she was living had a change of ownership and went into rapid decline. The decision to move her...

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Our Family Care Home

810 Centennial Drive, Vista, CA 92081 | 31.9 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Our Family Care Home Located in San Diego County, Our Family Care Home is a senior care home in Vista, California. Our well-cared for, modern property offers a group home setting for our residents in a spacious residential neighborhood. When you aren't spending time relaxing on the patio or...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.8(20 reviews)

They are wonderful. We recommend Our Family Care Home to everybody. The attention that they give to seniors and the way they respect their dignity is wonderful. The food is excellent. All places should be...

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Gold Canyon Care Home

6461 Quillan St, San Diego, CA 92111 | 12.3 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Gold Canyon Care home is a residential care home located in picturesque San Diego, California. This community setting is designed in an apartment style and it is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. The region enjoys pleasant warm weather most of the year. The San Diego community is...

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Cats allowed
4.1(15 reviews)

My Mother was here for 5 years. She was care for so well. The home setting was perfect and was better for my Mom. They are wonderful at what they do. I had peace during COVID that I knew Mom was with them....

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Kings Care Assisted Living, LLC

247 Presley Place, Vista, CA 92083 | 30.7 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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King’s Care Assisted Living, LLC "will give quality care to your loved one fit for a King or a Queen”We are a licensed 14 bed facility with 9 bedrooms, 8 with their own private bathroom, each featuring an ADA approved roll in shower. A private exterior French door provides easy access to our...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.0(15 reviews)

I would recommend this home to anyone. We loved this place and I would even put my Husband here. While my Sister-In-Law was here, all of the staff members were so caring and understanding. They really try to...

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Blue Skies of San Marcos

1119 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078 | 25.9 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Blue Skies of San Marcos is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, providing personal care services in the peaceful and secure Stone Canyon gated community. We have been licensed since 2006 to provide care for just six seniors, which promotes a more personal level of assistance than is...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.2(10 reviews)

My Uncle seems to have adjusted very well with the move into Blue Skies. Everything is going very good and we are very pleased with our choice. The staff is very nice and helpful and the community is very...

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Avocado Creek

1080 Avocado Ave, Escondido, CA 92026 | 24.7 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.5(11 reviews)

My mother was at Avocado Creek the last two months of her life. Cannot day enough about all the staff. Very homey and definitely caring. Food was homemade and delicious. Care was amazing. Love them. They...

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Villa Adriana

1678 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA 92081 | 32.0 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Villa Adriana is a residential care home located in the serene town of Vista, California in San Diego County. Our community's location offers excellent space for our residents to experience the much-needed peace of mind. The picturesque horizons of our neighborhood offer nothing short of...

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Activities off site
4.9(7 reviews)

My mother spent a year at Villa Adriana & it was a god send for me- i tried larger assisted living places and nothing came close to the care, organization & services offered at Adrianna ‘s. It’s clean &...

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Lake Murray Healthcare

7867 Lake Andrita Ave., San Diego, CA 92119 | 3.6 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Lake Murray Health Care Center provides quality care for persons who, in their golden years, are still capable of handling their physical needs but require assistance with the daily tasks of living. Our sincere concern for personal care, social interactions and spiritual well being of our...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(10 reviews)

This community is very nice and well kept with staff that are attentive and careful . The staff clean my mom's room and serve her good food. Mom seems to always be taken care of, she has not complained while...

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Vintage Home and Residential Care

316 Crestview Drive, Bonita, CA 91902 | 9.6 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Vintage Home and Residential Care was born out of a dream birthed in my heart while caring for my elderly family members. I have passed along my passion to those who are on our Care Team. Our home was acquired with seniors in mind, therefore we have furnished and landscaped to allow as much...

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Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
4.9(8 reviews)

We have been very pleased with Vintage Home and Residential Care. We chose them because the owner here is just wonderful and it is clean and also has a beautiful pool and garden. It is very bright and...

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Blue Skies of Oceanside

322 Keyport St, Oceanside, CA 92057 | 37.8 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Blue Skies of Oceanside is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, providing personal care services in a peaceful and secure residential setting. We have been licensed since 2008 to provide care for just six seniors, which promotes a more personal level of assistance than is typically...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.6(5 reviews)

I think things are going well. Mother is thriving there. She is doing very well. To my knowledge, there are not any problems with the staff, the cleanliness of the facility or anything else. My Mom seems to...

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Tenenbaum Villa

3463 Circulo Adorno, Carlsbad, CA 92009 | 24.9 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Serving North County San Diego for over seventeen years. The Tenenbaum Villa specializes in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care for ambulatory and non-ambulatory, and hospice. We are located in the beautiful residential community of La Costa (Carlsbad, San Diego, California). This home is near La...

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Day trips and outings
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(7 reviews)

The owner was very nice and helpful. I was in an extremely stressful situation. He was very kind and patient, helped me immensely. The live in caregivers were very kind and helpful. The house is lovely with...

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Sarasona Home Care

3717 Sarasona Way, Bonita, CA 91902 | 11.0 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Sarasona Home Care is a residential care home located in Bonita, CA, which is found in San Diego County. The clean air and low humidity in San Diego County make for perfect conditions that our residents really enjoy. Our community has plenty of tree-lined and paved walkways that are bordered on...

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Activities off site
4.9(7 reviews)

That are wonderful. They are currently not receiving visitors but they send us pictures of her and communicate well with us. When we found this place we immediately thought this is where we would want to...

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Silvercreek Home Care

6530 Boon Lake Ave, San Diego, CA 92119 | 3.5 miles from 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...

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Casa Primavera

848 Felicita Ave, Spring Valley, CA 91977 | 5.9 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

My facility is a single home with, 4 bedrooms. Two of which are shared and 2 privates. Every room has a bathroom with a shower. There is a nice back yard with a walkway, shaded area to relax during summer and fruit trees. Casa primavera is located very close  to 125 freeway and the San...

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Dogs allowed
5.0(5 reviews)

Within 5 minutes of being at Casa Primavera, I knew this was the right fit for my mom. It is light and airy, clean, and has a wonderful enclosed backyard. It is such a nice place and everyone is so friendly....

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Jubilee Court

1340 Myra Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911 | 13.4 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Jubilee Court is a senior care home located in sunny San Diego county, Chula Vista CA. Chula Vista is defined by its own name, 'beautiful view.' The home assists seniors in a compassionate group home setting. Because of its location in a Mediterranean climate, the perpetually sunny city provides...

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Devotional activities onsite
2.7(8 reviews)

My mother was a resident at Jubilee Court for a little over 2 yrs. I was very pleased with the home environment and close personal attention she received as a resident. My mother had stayed at another...

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Pacific Sunset - Eureka Spring

3131 Crane Ave, Escondido, CA 92027 | 25.3 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Located in Eureka Springs of Escondido, CA., Pacific Sunset is a newer residential care home with all of the conveniences of modern life. Life within the house is enhanced by the environment; California's perpetual summer-like weather means that we can get outdoors almost any time of year for...

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5.0(5 reviews)

FRANTIC TO FIND A PLACE FOR MY MOM I LOOKED TO "A PLACE FOR MOM". THEY GAVE ME SEVERAL OPTIONS AND ABOVE ALL I LIKED PACIFIC SUNSET. THE CARE IS EXCELLENT, FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS. THEY LISTEN TO THE RESIDENT...

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Baron's Residential Care Inc. - Lodi Gardens

5289 Lodi St, San Diego, CA 92117 | 14.0 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Nestled in breathtaking San Diego California in a serene neighborhood on Lodi Street is Baron's Residential Care Inc. We offer assisted living and a Micro-Community which consists of a residential care facility, as well as Alzheimer's care and hospice. Our senior residents feel secure in knowing...

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4.7(5 reviews)

This was a hidden treasure, and it ended up being the perfect place for my loved one. The communication was great and easy with the staff if the family had questions or concerns. The meals are homecooked. ...

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Oak Ranch House

10449 Oak Ranch Place, Escondido, CA 92026 | 30.6 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Oak Ranch House specializes in quality living for seniors. To view this beautiful home, please call Marija Stanoylovic to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your call. The Oak Ranch House is nestled among beautiful oak trees in the lovely Hidden Meadows area of...

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Activities off site
4.5(5 reviews)

Great place. Friendly, caring staff. We have been there a little over a month and love it. We have seen my mom improve a little bit.

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Serra Mesa Guests Home III

3008 Melbourne Dr, San Diego, CA 92123 | 9.4 miles from El Cajon center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Serra Mesa Guests Home III is a residential care home for seniors located in the city of San Diego, California which is in San Diego County. San Diego is a vibrant and interesting city full of a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. One of the most famous sites in San Diego is...

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3.6(6 reviews)

I would recommend the community to others. There are several nice things about this community. The staff is accommodating, friendly, nice location, has a lovely backyard and patio area, and everything...

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Angel's Touch

138 Bellerive Dr., Vista, CA 92084 | 32.1 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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We are located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood with the ambiance of nature. Our Residential-Christian home environment is tastefully decorated to make our residents peaceful, comfortable and at home. The family owner is dedicated to serve and work to this ministry. Our...

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Day trips and outings
4.5(2 reviews)

My loved one had a great respite stay at Angel's Touch! The staff was wonderful! They were sure to cater to my loved one's needs and requests, and they helped her to socialize and interact more with other...

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Family Style Care II

2847 Morningside Street, San Diego, CA 92139 | 10.3 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Family Style Care II Family Style Care II is located in San Diego, CA and serves San Diego County. This residential care home enjoys lovely weather all year long and also has access to plenty of entertainment options. Family members and friends who come to visit are never bored and the area...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.1(5 reviews)

Everything is going very well for my mother since her move to this community. I am comfortable with her being here, due to the fact I live out of state. They are caring for her very well. She has adjusted...

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Carlsbad Elder Care

1840 Bienvenida Circle, Carlsbad, CA 92008 | 31.6 miles from El Cajon center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

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We have 5 beautiful facilities across Carlsbad and La Costa in sunny southern California where we offer individual care and diet plans, a 1 to 3 staff-resident ratio, dementia care, hospice care, and respite care services. We schedule regular visits from mobile doctors, nurses, physical...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.8(3 reviews)

The staff is very friendly. The premises are really clean. I feel that my loved one is being well taken care of. It would be nice if they had a menu to show what the meals were going to be for that day or...

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Cost of care homes in El Cajon, CA

The average cost of senior living in El Cajon is 3,466 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Chula Vista, CA with an average of 3,600 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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