Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071

About the community

Lantern Crest Senior Living is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Santee, California. Our Spanish-style community is gorgeous, with smooth, beige stucco and a darling, red roof. Since our foundation in 2013, we have excelled in the realm of senior living by responding to the needs and desires of our residents. We believe retirement is something to look forward to, which is why we strive to offer refined, elegant spaces and conveniences. You’ll fall in love with your luxurious apartment and crave the mouth-watering dishes that leave our kitchen. Here, life is just beginning. To discover all that Lantern Crest Senior Living has to offer, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today.

Our Community Amenities and Services

Enjoy a walk, take a lap in the pool, or even play a couple holes at our putting green. Here, the days are filled with endless fun and opportunity. Our community was intentionally designed with the resident experience in mind - everything you could ever need is right here, at home. Our unique community amenities allow residents to delve into interests they never had time for, or even meet new friends. While you’re busy discovering all that life has to...

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Lantern Crest Senior Living

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

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro

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
Main street shops
Indoor atrium

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services



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February 22, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Loving care at the Taj Mahal

your loved ones will be very well taken care of. The staff knows your loved ones and the families. If there are any issues they are fixed immediately. The communication is very good between the staff and the families.

October 21, 2019
Richard Crancer - Loved one of resident/client
Best place in santee

Moved in mom and dad this year. What a great staff, amenities, and food. [Name removed] and team are so helpful. Unfortunately we are now in memory care and the level of care is so amazing. We love lantern crest.

October 9, 2019
Claudia - Loved one of resident/client

We’re relieved to find a place where our parents are safe, well-nourished, and pampered a bit.

April 18, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Nearly new. large rooms with lots of amenities. No in house medical staff. Lots of things for residents to do. the day i visited a lady had brought some animals to share. Very nice place.

February 6, 2019
Ellen - Loved one of resident/client
New resident!

It is very nice. And mom seems to be settling in. Have not explored the activities yet. But there seems to be plenty going on. Food is very good

November 12, 2018
Darcy - Loved one of resident/client
Fantastic resort living

I can’t believe how happy my mom is here. She is absolutely thriving. She says it is like living in a resort full of nice people.

December 13, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We came for a tour and decided to stay

My husband and I live here and everything has been wonderful. One thing that they offered that other places didn’t was villas with pretty yards and a wonderful view. We really liked the idea of having our own little house. Everybody that works here is so kind, sweet, and attentive. They’re very professional and as quick as they can be to meet your needs and that’s from the gardeners all the way to the top. The food is wonderful and the head chef and kitchen staff are very open to suggestions. If there’s something that people don’t like, it disappears off the menu. The waiters are the sweetest people in the world and it just amazes me. The service is a little show and I’m not sure why but I think it’s maybe because they cook every meal individually. But if you tell them they forgot something, they’ll fix it right away and do little sweet things for you. The only big negative we’ve found is that we don’t really like the cable company the facility provides for us. But the maintenance staff is always here to help and give us suggestions on how to work around any issues we have. They really do everything they can to make us as happy as possible. The other residents seem to be very happy and it’s just overall a friendly place.

September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not a good fit

The Lantern Crest Senior Living Community was a nice community. It was very clean and well-kept. All of our family members did not have a good feeling or communicate well the director. We also chose another community that was a better fit for our budget.

September 5, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great Place For Assisted Living

It has become clear that we placed my wife in the wrong facility and therefore we will have to move her.She requires much more extensive care for medical than this community is able to do. They are great for assisted living for people that don't need major one on one help. During my wife stay here she really liked the staff I think they went a little above and beyond what they were supposed to do to try and help my wife out. She was very comfortable in her room. She had always said she liked the food.

August 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

After touring several communities we finally found one that met my mothers wish list. The community is very nice clean, well maintained and doesn't have any funny odors to it. The staff is always friendly, smiling and helpful. There are quite a few things to do and events to socialize with the other residents who are friendly as well. I think it has been good for both of them to be there and meet new people .The food is quite good

August 14, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
There is no way I would place my mother here

My tour here was not a good one, I felt it was over rated and that the person who was giving the tour wanted me to think they were the best of the best and I definitely did not feel that way about the community.

August 11, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My Thoughts From the Tour

The tour I had was fine. It was a good view of the community. Everything is saw was good. I was looking for a place that was more small with the homelike atmosphere. The person I met with was nice and professional.

May 24, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My Thought Of The Tour

This community looks pretty when you first see it. We did not get the best feeling when we toured this community. The staff to resident ratio was a little lower than what we were looking for. I just did not feel comfortable with the whole process.

May 22, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful facility!

My mother's stay at Lantern Crest is going wonderfully! The facility is kept very well maintained and the staff are sure to cater to my loved one's needs. They have quite an extensive menu, and the activities are quite adequate.

April 24, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Comfortable apartments.

I've shared a meal with my mother-in-law and they have excellent food. This was her husband's first choice and they were able to move here together. Their room is more like a studio apartment. Their apartment features a living space, bathroom and bedroom. It gives them much more space and comfort.

March 21, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A bit too big!

During out tour of the Lantern Crest Senior Living, we noticed that the Assisted Living side was a bit dark and dreary. Also, the facility was larger than we wanted, we were looking for something smaller and more homelike.

January 12, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Really beautiful place....considering

January 11, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Positive atmosphere!

My mother in law is adjusting well since her move. She is happy with everything, she likes the meals and the staff. Everyone wears name tags so that they will all know each other's names. Everyone, both the staff and residents, are very friendly and it makes it a pleasant experience.

December 13, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Care away from home.

This is a very plesant community. The staff are very considerate to the needs of a loved one. The menu seems very nice. Activities are available to those who want to join in. We would recommend the care and value to other families.

December 9, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Felt like an institution!!

The first impression I had gotten from this community during my tour was it was too much like an institution. Too much concrete and not enough greenery! I wanted my mom to be in more of a garden setting, in a place that felt like a home. This felt like an impersonal high-rise apartment building or hospital to me. I did not get a warm, cozy feeling it was too much like a hospital. Also, I felt the cost was a bit much for what was provided.

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