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Residential care homes in San Diego may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. San Diego 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 San Diego, 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.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like College Area, Mission Bay Park and Navajo.
You may also consider nearby communities such as El Cajon, Mira Mesa and Poway.

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Photo of Psalm 23 Assisted Living
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We had been to Cozy Cove-A Home for the Elderly, a memory care facility in San Diego, CA, when we were seeking for a similar facility for mother, who is currently residing at [removed]. The Cozy Cove-A Home...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
Cozy Cove - a home of the elderly, is a labor of love, knowledge and skills. Its proud owners are both healthcare workers and confident in rendering care and training its staff. They take this business seriously without any shortcuts in following the state protocols.We are centrally located and...
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You won't find a more loving and caring place! My mom was there and [names removed] became like family to us. [name removed] is an amazing cook, and treated my Mom as her own. Very kind and gentle! [name...
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Care Homes: 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.
24 hour 7 days per week Registered Nursing Care.All foods and healthy snacks prepared by a trained chef on premises.You will find compassionate top notch care in our many years of service for your loved one.All private roomsTransportation can be provided to and from Doctors appointments.Fully CA...
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Care Homes: 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.
Lucie's Shady Rest is a senior care home in warm and beautiful San Diego, in San Diego County California. Situated moments away from the expansive greenery of Mission Trails Regional Park as well as just blocks from the freeway, residents of Lucie's are never forced to choose between a stunning...
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Care Homes: 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.
Renown CareRenown Care is a residential care home located in the bustling coastal city of San Diego, California, in San Diego county. Our beautiful community is situated in the heart of San Carlos, in close proximity to Lake Murray and Mission Trails Regional Park. The attractions in nearby San...
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All around they are a benchmark for other places. I viewed and interviewed a lot of places and this one was great.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
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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We chose Reina's because when we visited we just got a really good feeling about the quality of care and the compassion she would receive. It provides a very home like feeling with a family atmosphere. The...
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Care Homes: 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.
Our newest of two facilities, Reina's Residential Care II is located in a beautiful residential area in La Mesa, right next to the La Mesa Middle School. We have been running this facility for over a year, but we have been in the care business for almost six years now.The facility is a beautiful...
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We recently moved our mother here, after a bad experience at a commercial assisted-living facility, and we -- and she -- couldn't be happier. This is by no means a clinical setting; it is more like a family...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
Silver Oaks South is a senior residential care home located in the small city of Poway, CA and in San Diego county. Poway was just recently made a city in 1980. Poway is local to the Black Mountain Open Space Park and the Carmel Mountain Ranch, offering much to do in terms of entertainment. The...
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Care Homes: 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.
This is or first of two facilities in La Mesa, and we are now over nine years in operation. Located in the heart of La mesa, right off the 8 freeway at the corner of Severin and Murray. We are just down the street from Sharp Hospital and the Brigantine restaurant.Reina's Residential Care's...
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Most of the residents are on hospice care and do not engage with others well. My mom hasn't made friends except for the caregivers and she mostly adores them. This leads to her isolating in her room working...
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Care Homes: 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.
Sage Garden is located in San Diego, CA within San Diego County. This residential care home has a great location because of the warm weather it enjoys all year long. Seniors love the gorgeous views and their visiting family members and friends always have plenty of entertainment within the city...
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Gold Canyon Care Home has been great. We've had nothing but excellent service and help. They provide very good care to Grandma, and she seems to like it there. She doesn't complain about the food. They...
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Care Homes: 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.
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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The caregivers are professional, kind and very attentive to my father. He really enjoys the interaction with them. The house is very neat, clean and very hom-y so it was a good transition from our home. ...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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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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. ...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
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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For several years running, my family relied on the staff at Maile Aloha to take care on our mom, [name removed], so her family care-givers could take a two week vacation away from her care. [name removed]...
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Care Homes: 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.
Maile Aloha is a residential care home located in San Diego, CA within San Diego County. This south western area of the state receives plenty of sunshine and warm, dry air all year long. The gorgeous city of San Diego is a great place to live and is also has lots of entertainment options for...
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Lilac Chateau has provided outstanding care to my 89 year old father for the past year. We thank our lucky stars that we found this senior care residence. The executive director, [name removed] and her...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
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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if you need a safe, warm and caring place for your loved one look no further. [name removed] and her staff were amazing and having mom here helped relieve the grief and guilt we felt having to place our mom...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
Garden Abode is a senior living facility located in scenic San Diego, CA. We are family-owned and operated. We pride ourselves on our outstanding care of the elderly and the aesthetic environment of our facility. Our licensed facility offers exquisite accommodations and has a beautiful view of...
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My 1 month stay was pleasant, the caregivers who run this home are so loving and personal. They treat you like family. The administrator/owner [name removed] is an Angel. One thing i do suggest although is...
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Care Homes: 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.
Serra Mesa Guest Home I is a residential care home located in San Diego, CA in San Diego County, a wonderful city that's known for its tourism, shops and picturesque water views. Residents can take their families to great sporting events, they can visit museums and area parks, or take in a show...
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I know that my mom is happy there. she has made friends and the staff is friendly and welcoming. They seem to be genuine in their greetings and their intentions. It is a clean place with a nice, peaceful...
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Care Homes: 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.
Serra Mesa Guest Home II is a wonderful, residential care home located in San Diego, CA, in San Diego County. San Diego has a lot of great attractions including area parks, the San Diego Zoo, museums, top sporting events and cultural activities. Family members who visit will be able to enjoy a...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: 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.
Your family member is truly our treasure at A Timeless Treasure, where we set the standard for first-rate senior living and care services on the sunny and beautiful West Coast in San Diego where beautiful palm trees and gentle breezes go together. We believe you'll see a different level of...
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care givers are wonderful, caring, and supportive to families could be a little cleaner choice of meals, more variety
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Care Homes: 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.
Tierra Santa Verna Nel Care Home is a senior residential care home located in the popular city of San Diego, CA and in San Diego county. San Diego is directly on the coastline of the Northern Pacific Ocean and is known for its constant beautiful weather and for the famous San Diego Zoo. The city...
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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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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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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.
Care Homes: 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.
Located in Sierra Mesa, California, Mission Homes II offers intermediate care to seniors who need just that bit of extra help to remain independent. We offer a home, not an institution, were you may live in beautiful surroundings and have access to the services of an urban community. Our...
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Care Homes: 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.
At some point living at home may not be a safe option for seniors. In this scenario you will need a place like Calle de Vida elderly care to help you care for a loved one, while still preserving the home environment. This is not a nursing home, but instead a single story home where residents...
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Located in a gorgeous area of San Diego near Mission Trails Regional Park, Calle de Vida Too offers senior care in an intimate setting. You will rest assured that your loved one is receiving individualized care, as needed. One of the best features of Calle De Vida Too is that they welcome your...
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Care Homes: 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.
Mission Home is a senior living facility located in San Diego California with four different locations in the area. Here at Mission Home we believe that seniors should still be able to have a good quality of life, but without all of the concerns they have living all on their own. We offer care...

What families are saying about care homes in San Diego

Recent reviews for care homes in San Diego

La Costa Golf Care in Carlsbad, CA

4.5
There are not a ton of activities at La Costa but my aunt does participate in a few. She has a patio and enjoys going outside. The staff are very nice and helpful. I have not tried the food but my aunt seems to like it and it seems to have a lot of nutrients.

Lilac Chateau I in Santee, CA

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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!

Joster Villa in San Diego, CA

5.0
We were blessed to have Kathleen locate a wonderful place for my husband's mom in only a few days! We were very pleased with her care and the home and would highly recommend Kathleen, A Place For Mom, and the Joster homes to others!

Cost of care homes in San Diego, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego is 3286.53 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include La Presa, CA with an average of 3150.65 per month.

Average monthly cost of Care Homes in San Diego, CA vs. nearby cities

San Diego, CA

$3,287/mo

La Presa, CA

$3,151/mo

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

Research services for seniors in San Diego, CA

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

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System provides bus service in San Diego, with 93 bus lines and three light rail systems. SDMTS also provides a paratransit service for elderly and disabled residents — MTS-Access — which offers large vans capable of carrying wheelchair users. San Diego is a very walkable city with excellent public transportation options.

San Diego is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. The city has at least eight hospitals that provide emergency services. The top hospitals in San Diego include Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, UC San Diego Health Hillcrest – Hillcrest Medical Center, and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

San Diego is nicknamed “America’s Finest City” for its sandy beaches, gorgeous climate, and world-class entertainment, including the San Diego Zoo and Legoland California. The city offers plenty of options for entertainment, and in total, there are 98 museums and 150 performing arts stages, including two Tony Award-winning theaters. San Diego also has an opera, a symphony, a world-famous zoo and aquarium, and traditional arts and culture events that include an art walk and dinner theatre. The museums include several railroad, flight, and military museums, with options to suit any interest. Area seniors can find a sense of community at the Verne Goodwin Mira Mesa Senior Center, which also has a ballroom.

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
More about care homes
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