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Monarch Cottage

7630 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
(877) 345-1716

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Description of Monarch Cottage conveniently located in La Jolla, California

At Monarch Cottage, we offer an assortment of community features. Frequent off-site adventures and day trips are very popular with our residents. Dogs and cats are allowed in private rooms. Our property is located nearby public transit. Our location conveniently offers resident parking. Our purpose-built community offers the aid of specialized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the individual needs of its residents.

Dining Amenities

We provide residents with meals throughout the day. It's our pleasure to accommodate visiting company, meals provided. Dining options cover room service and specialized dining programs available to residents upon request. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical well-being. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time director of activities. We offer different exercise programs such as stretching classes, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact,...

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Pricing at Monarch Cottage

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May 2018

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Ford Focus Service for Ferrari Prices

Our dad was one of the first residences at Monarch when it opened its doors to residents, and after almost 90 days, we moved him out to a better memory care in the College area, and he is thriving there. Basically, we found that we were paying for "Ford Focus" service at "Ferrari" prices. I had the luxury of spending a lot of time with my dad at Monarch Cottage, so I saw how unprepared they were; I don't think anyone who briefly visits would see what I saw almost on a daily basis. The building is very nice, the location is bustling--no walking access to the ocean despite being in La Jolla, but I'm not sure if that is a deal-breaker for memory care, and they accept small dogs. This was the "Ferrari" appearance and what they seem to base their steep rent and move-in cost on. We wouldn't have had a problem paying almost double the price than other reputable memory care places charge, but Monarch Cottage simply doesn't have their act together to warrant asking for such steep prices. My dad was constantly bored there (and so was I during the hours I spend with him daily!) , and I suspect many of the residents were too--they would often just go up and down the elevator so that they had something to do. My dad is high functioning at this point, but they didn't make very much of an effort, unless I complained, to keep him engaged beyond hallway bowling and indoor putting. They often just threw together outings on a day-to day basis (other memory care places have the entire month planned out and, sometimes, posted online for family to see); my dad was often dissatisfied with inconsistent quality of the meals. He brought his small dog, a plus, but his dog didn't get enough walks throughout the rest of the day and was peeing in his room--which made the carpets smell bad. Again, if we weren't paying almost 40% more than most other reputable memory care, these issues might have been understandable, but, quite frankly, we felt ripped off--paid for the Ferrari and got into the car and found that it had the engine of a Ford Focus instead. Despite statements that there is a 5-1 ratio of caregivers to residents, they were really just 2 caregivers on shift at a time and they counted the office staff as part of that ratio--a bit deceiving. I could go on about their johnny-come-lately hiring and their lack of systems there, but, in a nutshell, I don't think this place is worth the price they charge. At my dad's new place at Stellar Care, he gets outings 2 times a week, activities that are interesting to him on a daily basis, good food (they actually bring him takeout from his favorite restaurant twice a week), and a beautiful room and concierge service for a fraction of Monarch's price.

Senior Housing Types

Memory Care

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
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Room Service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible
Air Conditioned

Community Amenities

Transportation & Parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit


Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Outside Patio
TV Lounge

Recreational areas

Raised Garden Beds


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
Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes
Frequently asked questions about Monarch Cottage

Monarch Cottage offers Studio and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Monarch Cottage has received an average review rating of 1.5 based on 1 reviews. See all reviews.

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