Elmcroft of La Mesa

4960 Mills St, La Mesa, CA 91942

About the community

Lease by August 16 and get the rest of the month RENT-FREE!*
*Valid for qualifying new leases signed between 8/1/2021 and 8/16/2021. Must take financial responsibility by 8/16/2021. Does not apply to rates associated with levels of care. Automatic payment withdrawals required. Cannot be combined with other offers. Terms and restrictions apply. Talk with our sales director for details.

We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.
We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via Skype, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re interested in learning more or want to get your Virtual Tour set up let us know. We look forward to you experiencing our Elmcroft community without having to leave your home!

Elmcroft of La Mesa is a unique Alzheimer's care community offering residential living for residents affected by Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementia. Elmcroft of La Mesa offers 50 accommodations in a secure, home-like setting.

Elmcroft of La Mesa is an innovative program that bridges the gap between retirement living and skilled nursing...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing at Elmcroft of La Mesa

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Butterfly garden

Recreational areas

Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Catholic services
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews of Elmcroft of La Mesa


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February 5, 2021
Tiffany N - Child of resident/client
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A place that helps you help your loved one

The staff members are great, they are very nice people. Our loved one always seemed to enjoy the meals, and the chef even did individual meal plans for the new residents. When it came to the activities they were limited due to covid, but they did have small group circles and we could tell they had good efforts and intentions.

August 4, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Worst expereince of my life

Don't send your family member there. They are understaffed, housekeeping loses everything, I have talked to the manager and he is no help. If it hadn't been for the receptionist, I would have never known my husband with ill. He passed away from the COVID virus. Their communication with me was zero. He hadn't been eating , drinking, or taking his medications for two weeks before he was hospitalized and nobody contacting me and told me. I had gone into the common areas and their were no staff with the residents and I would have to hunt them down to get help. The $2000 deposit was never returned as promised.

October 8, 2019
Jennifer Sloan - Loved one of resident/client

I love this place. My Dad is a resident there and myself and all my family really enjoy visiting him there. Dad is super happy and content at Elmcroft.

August 31, 2019
Vicki Gerlek - Loved one of resident/client
Great Care at Elmcroft

My father has been at Elmcroft for approximately a year and a half. He is mobile but suffers from dementia I have recently moved out of state which has limited my visits to him. It is comforting to know that Elmcroft’ staff (from housekeeping to director ) are there to give me assistance whenever it is needed. They are my eyes and ears in my absence and always respond to my calls or text concerning my father. I could not have made my out-of-state move as easily have the care not been top quality. For memory care, this place is great!

August 27, 2019
Daughter - Loved one of resident/client
It’s been very good for us

My mother has been at Elmcroft of LaMesa over a year now. The staff is very caring and compassionate with the residents as well as their families . They have a lot of activities and special events which the residents seem to really enjoy. The only downfall is the staff turnover... a lot of people come and go and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough hands on staff to deal with all the residents who need assistance.

August 27, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Turnover seems very high. When I notice an exceptional caregiver, I don't see them there very long. The facility in general is kept pretty clean. The care of the residents could stand some improvement, especially in the area of personal grooming assistance. Care of the resident's clothing is lacking. For the price they charge, better care should be taken when laundering clothes. Clothing seems like it's all washed together in high temperature, so items are quickly worn and ruined.

August 27, 2019
Anonymous - Industry reviewer
They really care

It starts from the very top. I think Elmcroft corporate structure has a lot of quality control in place, but also in Elmcroft of La Mesa, the directors really care and are very knowledgeable, the resident services director communicates well with care takers and makes sure everything is done appropriately, the executive director is very involved and activities are always a delight. It's always nice to come in and being met with smiling faces.

June 3, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful facility. But you have to bring you own furniture. Highly in convenient during this stressful time. Very nice place though. I spoke with [name removed] (I (I think) on the phone and she is quite lovely and very helpful. The weekend staff was very nice as well.

April 25, 2018
C Cooley - Loved one of resident/client
Elmcroft of La Mesa

Elmcroft of La Mesa was extremely helpful and kind to us when we suddenly had to place my mother. I was able to just observe my mother while she settled in and saw how great they were to the residents and good at gentle redirection. [name removed] was and is a big help and is always willing to thoughtfully listen to our concerns and help ease our fears. My mom is always laughing now and conversing with the thoughtful staff members and they are very loving and kind. I would recommend this home to you for your loved one. The only thing I wish was different would be a bigger outdoor walking area but this has nothing to do with staff but the designer/builder

October 6, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice place, I liked it very much.

Response from Elmcroft of La Mesa

October 10, 2017

Thank you for the compliment! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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