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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.

Residential Care Home Facilities near San Diego, CA
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Last Updated: 4/12/24
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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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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.
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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.
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This was a good choice, and I feel confident that my loved one is well treated by attentive, very friendly and cheerful staff, in a homey, relaxed atmosphere. Family members are welcomed at all times, and...
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.
Clairemont Guest Home is a senior care home situated in beautiful San Diego, CA, in San Diego County. San Diego is home to many beaches, parks and walking trails and is full of cultural and recreational opportunities. Clairemont Guest Home is located in the Clairemont Mesa of San Diego and is...
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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.
We are a California licensed residential care facility specializing in rendering care in the Catholic tradition of excellence. Our emphasis is on promoting the physical and spiritual well-being of our cherished elders and assuring they are provided with comfort and safety in a warm and healthy...
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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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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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We will always remember Lucy's by the Park for their kindness, service and love for our Mother. The staff always dealt with family members professionally. Our Mother lived at Lucy's by the Park for many...
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.
Lucy's by the ParkLucy’s by the Park is a residential care home located in sunny San Diego, California in San Diego County. This ocean side community has plenty of recreational activities where you can enjoy the amazing sunshine while participating in your favorite activity. Whether you enjoy...
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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.
Photo of Colina Board and Care
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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My Dad stayed there for over five years. The staff was wonderful and caring. The food was homemade, tasty and healthy. The level of personal care was exceptional. During the his last year he had to be...
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.
Baron's Presidio - University City Baron's Presidio - University City is a residential care home located in San Diego, CA in San Diego County. This is a wonderful city with lots of great shopping plazas, malls, restaurants and outdoor activities. Residents who enjoy getting their daily exercise...
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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.
Located in the heart of the beautiful San Diego, California, University City Guest Home 1 is the leading facility for assisted senior living. Our kind staff provides the kind of care that your loved one needs to lead a fulfilling life, even in an assisted living environment. If you are looking...
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At Avalon Palms, we provide a safe and closely supervised assisted living in a home-like environment. Our primary goal is to maintain a warm, clean and dignified setting in which seniors can live a fulfilling life. Avalon Palms is beautifully decorated and landscaped. Our home is located in a...
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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.
Photo of California Board and Care
Provides: Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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 think that overall, the six-person setting they have is a good transition to the facility from home. The smaller number of people makes it easier to get to know everyone and it seems to be working real...
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.
Brookside Inn provides safe and closely supervised assisted living in a home-like environment. Our primary goal is to maintain a warm, clean and dignified setting in which seniors can live a fulfilling life. Brookside Inn is beautifully decorated and landscaped. Our home is located in a quiet...
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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.
Photo of Villa Sao Miguel
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.
Photo of Garcia Guest Home
Provides: Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Photo of Aacorn Oaks Manor II
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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This is truly a wonderful community. Everybody here is very friendly and welcoming. I know she is getting the best care here. The community looks great, everything is very well maintained. The staff is very...
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.
Aacorn Oaks is an assisted living facility located in a quiet neighborhood in San Diego, CA. Assisted living is for those that are unable to live in independent living but don't need as much medical assistance as those in a nursing home. Our staff still provides 3 cooked meals a day, light...

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

5.0
It was the best! I was treated with love ans respect, great food, if I ever run away from home this is where I will come! Thank for taking great care of me!

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
Assisted Living vs. Board and Care Homes for Seniors: What’s the Difference?
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Sage Garden, Vintage Home and Residential Care and Hillside Garden are the top rated residential care home facilities near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

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