Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

About the community

At Grossmont Gardens, you can expect fun in the sun, an all-year-round beautiful climate, peace of mind, and a carefree retirement lifestyle. Our professional staff is onsite 24/7 and can assist with care coordination, dementia care, assisted living services, skilled nursing, respite care, and more. We also offer services for independent seniors seeking an active or engaging lifestyle. Needless to say, we offer a full continuum of care and unique programming inside of our lively and colorful community.

We’re extremely proud of our signature life enrichment programs, which celebrate and cultivate residents’ health and wellness needs. We develop personalized activities for residents as part of our Vitality Club, and help residents achieve their life-long goals through our Second Wind Dreams® program. Our Walking Tall program works with residents to help them better understand their own mobility safety, with training and tools to encourage safe movement. Our residents’ safety and happiness are our top priorities. Everything we do is designed to benefit them!

Community Services and Amenities

We believe that choice is an important part of residents’ lives. Whether it’s choosing their own meals or activities, we offer a variety of options for residents. Take a peek at some of our additional amenities and...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at Grossmont Gardens

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
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Billiards lounge
Golf course or putting green


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews of Grossmont Gardens


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June 29, 2021
anonymous - Toured community

Facility is run down. Room parents would be in facing block wall and dark side with no sunlight. Assisted living clients shower in one shower. Not enough caregivers

May 17, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

[name removed] was very knowledgeable and patient. This is a nice facility. We are still working on budgeting and interviewing. Thank you. We will be in contact.

April 28, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
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Easy, Positive Experience

The food is good with a good variety for the residents to choose from, and they have a new chef. They have been taking the residents on tours and other recreational games for the residents to choose from. I would look around to compare, you will probably that what Grossmont Gardens if offering is the top notch for money. The community is situated on a hill; however the assisted devices can be difficult to get out of the community for those that need assistance with canes, walkers, or wheelchairs.

March 16, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Wonderful Place

We chose Grossmont Gardens because of the type of care that they provided. He loves the food and has gained weight which is awesome, they have a variety on the menu and is able to choose what he wants to eat for each meal. The staff are very accommodating with zoom visits, we recently got into a different tier and they are starting to do outdoor visits which is wonderful. I would definitely recommend them to others looking

March 12, 2021
Christopher D - Child of resident/client
I would recommend it

The staff members at the community are excellent, and even though our loved one does not always participate in the activities we do know they offer them

November 30, 2020
Jay Greeson - Loved one of resident/client
Positive experience with Grossmont Gardens

We chose Grossmont Gardens because of the proximity to family, recommendations from friends and family members, and their good reputation. My dad was in memory care unit and his room was plenty big for what his needs were. The thing that stuck out to us most about this facility was the caring staff members. I would highly recommend.

October 28, 2020
Marianne Bickhaus - Loved one of resident/client
a happy and quaint garden side community

My husband loved this community, he wasn't too active but there were activities to do. Very home-like community, nice remodeled, new carpet and new paint, rooms were a good size and comfortable. The food was cold but the quality was good. I would definitely recommend this community

July 2, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Nice community

It seems real safe and it is a nice setting. The staff are very really good. The food is okay They offer a daily menu with options in restaurant style dining. Right now, they are delivering three meals a day to the resident's apartments. My loved one is not happy with the bus service. We chose this community because it had a gated pool, nice walking paths, and price was right.

June 23, 2020
Joy - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very caring and loving home

The caregivers are amazing staff. I have never seen such a caring staff team. They treat her like actually family and more. The food needs improvement. The care level is incredible. The staff love her so much and she loves them so much. I chose this community because they offered us a good deal and a spacious one bedroom with a good view.

May 24, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Enjoyed virtual tour - Units are good sized and reasonably priced. Would consider them to be on my short-list.

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