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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 Mission Bay Park, Navajo and Tierrasanta.
You may also consider nearby communities such as El Cajon, Mira Mesa and Carlsbad.

Residential Care Home Facilities near San Diego, CA
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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes
Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Senior Apartments
Senior Apartments
Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Home Care
Home Care
Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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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.

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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!

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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!

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Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
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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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I'm very happy with Sugar Estates. I do wish there was more interaction between residents, but you can't make people come out of their rooms. the caregivers are friendly and helpful, they go out of their way...
Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
Sugar Estates prides itself on the care it provides its residents. Our highly qualified care givers provide 24 hour assistance that always meets and exceeds expectations. Whether it is help with a daily activity or a simple fluff of a pillow, our staff is more than happy to accommodate.Entering a...
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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.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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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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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.
Golden Care Facility is senior home care located at Crandall Dr., San Diego city, CA in San Diego County. Adjacent to the Mexico border, San Diego is one of the major cities in California. The city is known for its mild climate that provides a conducive environment for seniors to live around and...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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: Residential Care Home
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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.
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At Carpel Board and Care Facility, they say everyone there is family. It's a very homey atmosphere. My mom really liked it and had a pleasant experience while there. The caregiver that cared for her was...
Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
With an apartment style setting, Carpel Board & Care, located in San Diego, California, is a residential care home that stands out from the rest. Owned and operated by a retired nurse, with over 20 years experience in the business, Carpel Board & Care is dedicated to being a leader in senior care...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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
Care types provided by this community
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.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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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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
Care types provided by this community
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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I was very happy with the care that my husband received here. The staff was very nice and helpful to his needs. The community is very clean and beautiful. He was happy with the activities when he was there....
Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
Canyon Guest Home, a licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, is situated in the area of Clairemont, close distance from shopping centers, Mission Bay, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach. The facility provides personalized service and customized but dignified care to match...
Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
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Things have been going very well here! Things were a little rocky to start, but the staff have all been very friendly and accommodating when helping my loved one get settled in. The staff are very personable...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Noble living is a residential care home located in the peaceful neighborhoods of San Diego CA in San Diego County. The tranquil nature of our location coupled with a stunning landscape offers our residents a wonderful place they can call home and an awesome place to visit for their family and...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Del Cerro Manor I, II, and III are pristine residential care facilities, each featuring six beds, a main living room for socializing, a private dining room for entertaining, beautiful landscaping, and a lush garden environment. The luxury of warmth in these private facilities surpass all others...
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We have made the decision to take Mom out of the place although the experience has been great! Mom has been doing well there and I really liked the fact that they were willing to take her dog because I...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Donlen Guest Home is an independent living community located in beautiful San Diego, California. With a reputable and respectable name in the community, we thrive to always bring a friendly, professional attitude to each and every elderly patient. As a recognized senior care provider, Donlen...
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Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
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Provides: Residential Care Home
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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.
Better Life is a private Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, located in San Diego, CA. We provide 24 hour care for residents 65 years and older. Our beautiful 6-bed facility offers a warm and welcoming family-like environment. Please take a look! We are conveniently located within a one...
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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.
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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.
Kibler Home CareKibler Home Care is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of San Diego, California in the San Diego County. The city is known for its mild year round climate. It is always warm in San Diego which therefore makes the winters very bearable. The location is located in...
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Maria is a very caring individual and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for care for a loved one.
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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.
Emmaus Care II is located in San Diego, CA, a part of San Diego County. This residential care home is located in an area that is filled with opportunities for excitement and adventure. Residents of San Diego and their guests enjoy checking out the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Belmont Park, and USS...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Emmaus Care I in San Diego, California offers its residents convenience and comfort. Two assisted living centers sit right next to each other nearby grocery stores, a movie theatre, park, and churches. One building has six rooms in it, and the other has seven. Our entire staff makes sure each...
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Cost of care homes in San Diego, CA

The average cost of senior living in San Diego is 3284.19 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include La Presa, CA with an average of 3147.4 per month.

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San Diego, CA

$3,284

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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Gold Canyon Care Home, Sage Garden and La Costa Heights Assisted Living are the top rated residential care home facilities near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

There are 297 residential care home facilities near San Diego, California. See the full list.

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