About Assisted LivingAssisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.Complete guide to assisted livingBest of 2024 Assisted Living Winners
About Memory CareMemory 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. Complete guide to memory careBest of 2024 Memory Care Winners
About Independent LivingIndependent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.Complete guide to independent livingBest of 2024 Independent Living Winners
About Senior LivingSenior living is a term used to describe various housing and care options for older adults from maintenance-free, 55+ facilities for active seniors, to secure, fully staffed facilities for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Complete guide to senior livingFind senior living facilities near you
About Nursing HomesNursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.Complete guide to Nursing Homes
About Senior ApartmentsSenior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.Complete guide to Senior Apartments
About Care HomesResidential 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.Complete guide to care homes
Veteran ResourcesVA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
Who are you searching for?

Desert Cottage

CompareSaveShare

83617 Himalaya Dr., Indio, CA 92203

13 reviews
Add review
5 star
62%
4 star
8%
3 star
15%
2 star
0%
1 star
15%
See all reviews
For more information about senior living options:
(866) 374-4058
Desert Cottage
CompareSaveShare
Desert Cottage
11 Photo available
Desert Cottage in google map

Connect With A Place for Mom Advisor:

Please enter a valid full name.

Please enter a valid phone number.

Please enter a valid email address.

By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You also consent to receive texts and calls, which may be autodialed, from us and our partner providers; however, your consent is not a condition to using our service.

anonymous
-
Family/friend
4.0
The right fit for us
The caregivers here are wonderful They are patient and they work well with vision impaired residents. The food is good. They make homemade soups and offer a variety of snacks during the day. They make sure everyone is dressed and at the table for all meals. The home is extremely clean a

About the facility
Desert Cottage

Desert Cottage in Indio, CA is one of senior living communities in the area. To find the right community for your needs and budget, connect with one of A Place For Mom’s local senior living advisors for free, expert advice.

Senior living options offered

Memory Care

Residential Care Home

Is this your business? Claim your A Place for Mom listing

Amenities
at Desert Cottage

Healthcare Services

  • Diabetic Care
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Memory Care
  • High Acuity Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Management

Meals & Dining

  • Low / No Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Meals Provided
  • No Sugar
  • Vegan

Room Amenities

  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Bath Tubs
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

  • Transportation at Cost
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Pet Care Available
  • Cats Allowed

Common areas

  • Private Bath
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Central Fireplace

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Filipino
  • English

Activities

  • Holiday Parties
  • Activities On-site
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Christian Services
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Birthday Parties

Compare

Desert Cottage
Desert Cottage

83617 Himalaya Dr., Indio, CA 92203

Atria Palm Desert
Atria Palm Desert

44300 San Pascual Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Atria Hacienda
Atria Hacienda

44600 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Brookdale Mirage Inn
Brookdale Mirage Inn

72750 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Review score not available
10
Review score
74 reviews
10
Review score
74 reviews
5 star
67%
4 star
26%
3 star
3%
2 star
4%
1 star
0%
9.8
Review score
109 reviews
9.8
Review score
109 reviews
5 star
73%
4 star
20%
3 star
2%
2 star
2%
1 star
3%
9.7
Review score
62 reviews
9.7
Review score
62 reviews
5 star
56%
4 star
26%
3 star
10%
2 star
2%
1 star
6%
Studio
--
Studio
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
Studio
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
Studio
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
1 bedroom
--
1 bedroom
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
1 bedroom
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
1 bedroom
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
2 bedrooms
--
2 bedrooms
--
2 bedrooms
Starting at $X,XXX/mo
2 bedrooms
Starting at $X,XXX/mo

Active promotion

No

Active promotion

No

Active promotion

No

Active promotion

Room Discount

Lowers your rent by a dollar amount or percentage.

Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

Yes

Care types offered

2

Memory Care, Residential Care Home

Care types offered

2

Assisted Living, Independent Living

Care types offered

3

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Care types offered

2

Assisted Living, Memory Care

Reviews

for Desert Cottage

13 reviews
5 star
62%
4 star
8%
3 star
15%
2 star
0%
1 star
15%
Desert Cottage LLC
1
Review score25 reviews3 communities
Write a review
A Place for Mom has scored Desert Cottage with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 0 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Desert Cottage has 13 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.9 out of 5.
Overall Rating
3.9
Cleanliness
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Care Services
4.1
Staff
Meals & Dining
Activities
3.9
Value for Cost
3.9
A Place for Mom has scored Desert Cottage with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 0 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Desert Cottage has 13 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.9 out of 5.
Parent company
Desert Cottage LLC
1
Review score25 reviews3 communities
Filters
Overall Experience
Date Submitted
Reviewer
Care Received
Verified Review
A Place For Mom has verified the person writing the review and their connection to the community.
1-13 of 13 reviews
Liz - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 11, 2020
0.5
My father received improper care at this place and fortunately for us, my father can articulate every single thing that happened to him by the so called "caretakers." [Name removed], Program Director along with her staff [name removed], are rude, unprofessional and bullies. There is a reason they don't allow contact with your loved one for three weeks. Keep your loved ones away. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL.
Cleanliness
0.5
Friendliness
0.5
Value for Cost
0.5
Care Services
0.5
Activities
0.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 25, 2018
5.0
Excellent contact. [name removed] was awesome by contacting me prior to the tour. [name removed] was knowledgeable about what needed to be asked and what needs to be done. Loved the home and it environment.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 28, 2017
3.0
Verified Review
Nice and small and absolutely beautiful
I rated Desert Cottages 1, a 3 because I feel my wife is over medicated. I took a list of her meds to her regular doctor who has talked with the doctor there at Desert Cottages 1 and they are now adjusting her dosage. My wife will only be here another month as we are moving to Sun City, Az. Desert Cottages 1 is a very nice 6-bed facility very simplified. They are meticulous about the food they prepare for their patients, they help feed them. My wife is at the point where she really can not participate in much so they do help her with a lot. The facility is absolutely beautiful it is in a residential gated neighborhood 4/5 bedrooms and all the residents are very well taken care of. I would have no problem recommending Desert Cottages 1 to my family and friends.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
5
Activities
3
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 1, 2017
4.0
Verified Review
The right fit for us
The caregivers here are wonderful They are patient and they work well with vision impaired residents. The food is good. They make homemade soups and offer a variety of snacks during the day. They make sure everyone is dressed and at the table for all meals. The home is extremely clean and they even open the windows when the residents are not in their rooms. I liked that this feels like a home and I am comfortable with dad being there.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4
Jessica - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 11, 2016
5.0
Happy in Indio
I could not be happier with the staff at Desert Cottages. The care and attention my grandmother receives is phenomenal! When we went looking for an assisted living facility, I knew Desert Cottages was the place the moment I walked through the doors. When I visit, I hear nothing but wonderful things about how well it is directed and run. Keep up the good work!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
LIsa - Industry reviewer
Memory Care
August 11, 2016
5.0
I Love my Job
Desert Cottages is an amazing place to work. I could not imagine doing anything else but working with the elderly with Alzheimer and/or Dementia. The staff works as a team. The family members are absolutely a pleasure to be around and the residents make life Amazing. I have been working here for 4 years and am looking forward to many more! Knowing that we make a difference is the BEST feeling the world!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Art - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 11, 2016
5.0
Thank you Desert Cottages & Staff
I wanted to take a moment to again thank you for everything you did for my mom, from your first visit with her in the nursing facility through her final days with us. She did enjoy being a part of your family and Autumn and I knew she was in caring, loving, hands.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Robin - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 10, 2016
5.0
Desert Cottages is the BEST!
"Words cannot express our gratitude for all that you do, not only for mom, but for all your residents. I have had the opportunity over the years to see how other facilities, both large and small are run, and observe the caregivers that work there. I am sure I don’t have to tell you how rare it is to be totally satisfied! Your homes are immaculate, the caregivers are warm and caring and diligent in their care of each resident. The food is the best. (We should know, as mom tells us often enough!!!)"
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Debra - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 10, 2016
5.0
Love This Place
Glad I took A Place for Mom's recommendation! My impression of Board and Care facilities was not positive as having looked at several in a different part of the state. However, when A Place for Mom suggested Desert Cottages, I did agree to have another look. And I am so glad I did! I was very pleasantly surprised at the lovely home, large backyard with fountain, and very welcoming staff. My mom has been there for a few months now and is getting great care, so much more than I was able to do by myself. The home is always immaculate, decorated for every season and holiday. The staff is very warm but also conscientious about medication, meals, and making sure all residents feel comfortable. I highly recommend Desert Cottages!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
April 11, 2016
0.5
Verified Review
A place not for you
After the first week we knew we had chosen the wrong place, I hope you don’t make the same mistake. While they were friendly,Desert cottages staff and owner refused to admit a decline in her health since moving her into their facility. We were trying to relocate her out, but we could not get her out fast enough before an Accident happened. They did not notify the family when she was seriously hurt in an accident. They avoided seeking medical help, until the family found out that she was hurt and had to intercede and call the Doctor direct for assistance. Once admitted into the hospital, she was found to be in poor health, needing much assistance. They are more focused on cleanliness than care. Desert Cottage Fees are excessive and abusive, and very questionable. They charged us over $14,000 a month. I would never recommend this place for any care needs, for anyone.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
2
Value for Cost
0.5
Care Services
0.5
Activities
1
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
September 29, 2015
4.5
Verified Review
Initial impressions
We've been very pleased as my mother has settled into their care.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
Rayner - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 29, 2015
5.0
Desert Cottage is a beautiful home care facility whose staff take wonderful care of it's clients. I felt that privacy, comfort and the needs of it's residents are it's number one priority. Elizabeth, the owner and her assistant Lisa went above and beyond meeting the needs of my stepfather while also dealing with my mother, whose dementia made her visits with my stepfather a challenge. Although my stepfather was in their care for only a few weeks before he passed I felt comfort in knowing that he spent his last days in the best facility possible. I had visited several board and care facilities before choosing Desert Cottage and it gives me peace and comfort knowing his last days were spent at Desert Cottage.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 29, 2015
3.0
newer home in north Indio. 6 person w/2 shared & 2 singles. clean, well fitted out. Staff seems competent and caring. Complete service. They are a bit sketchy on pricing which is off-putting. Will consider.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
3
Activities
3
Viewing 1-13 out of 13 reviews

Neighborhoods
around Desert Cottage

See what the neighborhood has to offer and what’s nearby:
Desert Cottage in google map

Frequently Asked Questions
about Desert Cottage

Desert Cottage offers 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Call (760) 342-7767 to reach a resident at Desert Cottage.

Similar communities nearby

Find Memory Care

Photo of Desert Cottages I

Desert Cottages I

83617 Himalaya Drive, Indio, CA 92203
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
Semi-Private, Studio, 1bd
Photo of Desert Cottage III

Desert Cottage III

43745 Pettirosso St, Indio, CA 92203
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
5 star
33%
4 star
33%
3 star
34%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
Private, Semi-Private, 1bd
Desert Cottage III is a residential care home located in the festive city of Indio, CA in Riverside County. The quaint community is located near the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The climate of Indio town is influenced by the presence of the high mountain ranges, and the...
Photo of Majestic Residential Care

Majestic Residential Care

79790 Barcelona Dr., La Quinta, CA 92253
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
Private, Semi-Private, Studio
Majestic is a residential care facility for the elderly and is licensedfor five residents .We are located in the  safe and serene gatedcommunity called The Esplanade. We boasts of a home like atmosphere. Wecare for our residents as our own and make them feel loved and welltaken cared of. We...
Photo of Goldluxury Villa

Goldluxury Villa

79105 Arbola Circle, La Quinta, CA 92253
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
Private, Semi-Private, Studio
Goldluxury Villa is located in beautiful La Quita California and is the best place for senior living that you could want for your loved one. Lilbeth Grabowski, the owner of this facility, has been in the business of caring for seniors and children for nearly 20 years now, so her commitment to...
Photo of Rachel's Cottage with Love

Rachel's Cottage with Love

45515 Sunbrook Lane, La Quinta, CA 92253
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
Private, Semi-Private, Studio
A home situated in friendly neighborhoods on a quiet residential area, offering the very best in elderly care for your loved one, close to businesses, medical, educational centers and parks. Our values and assets:   A professional Administrator who possess all the qualifications and...
Photo of Four Seasons Elderly Care Home, Inc.

Four Seasons Elderly Care Home, Inc.

81-399 Avenida Coyote, Indio, CA 92201
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
5 star
0%
4 star
33%
3 star
67%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1bd
- Provides 24hrs/day, 7days/week monitoring, assistance and care for the elderly and adults. - Medication management. - Provide three nutritious meals and snacks - Special diets as required. - Laundry & housekeeping. - Assistance in activities of daily living, bathing, ambulating, grooming,...
Photo of Mountainview Residential Care Facility for the Elderly
9.0
Review score
2 reviews
9.0
Review score
2 reviews
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
Private, Semi-Private
Mountainview RCFE senior living is located within the serene spaces of La Quinta, California. The community itself offers a wide variety of activities that can be performed throughout the day and also some nightly entertainment as well. Care is given to those who can no longer care for themselves...
Photo of Desert Cottage II

Desert Cottage II

83421 Matador Ct., Indio, CA 92203
Starting at $X,XXX+ monthly
1.0
Review score
9 reviews
1.0
Review score
9 reviews
5 star
56%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
11%
Private, Semi-Private, 1bd
Desert Cottage II is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in a distant suburb of Los Angeles in the city of Indio, California in Riverside county. As a distant suburb of Los Angeles, Indio is not overwhelmed by the stress, noise, and crowding that is found in the city. At the same time,...

The features and amenities that are displayed on this page contain marketing information provided by the community. A Place for Mom has not confirmed the completeness of the provided information, and cannot guarantee its accuracy.

To conduct a complete investigation, seniors and their families should:

  • Tour any listed location to confirm the accuracy of the community description
  • Confirm that the community offers services that are required for the senior’s specific needs and budget
  • Check additional licensing and state audit information

If you become aware of any information that should be updated or noted, please contact A Place for Mom. A Place for Mom uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It does not indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.

Back to top