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The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942

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About the community

Tucked away on a gorgeous property in La Mesa, CA, just minutes from downtown San Diego, The Montera defines care-focused senior living. From well-appointed studio and one bedroom apartments, to personalized care plans designed for each Assisted Living resident, to rejuvenating short-term stays, to our Memory Care neighborhood, our warm and welcoming community offers a spectrum of senior living solutions for discerning residents. This is the place to enjoy the CA sunshine and lifestyle, free from the obligations of household maintenance. Our energetic community has a monthly calendar packed with engaging opportunities and activities, and beautifully designed spaces for movement, celebration, reflection, and fun.

Assisted Living residents can select their ideal living space from elegantly designed studio and one bedroom floor plans featuring 9-foot high ceilings, convenient kitchenettes, and individual climate control. Amenities are reminiscent of your favorite resort, with a lovely heated pool, lush landscape, koi ponds, and water gardens. Our MBKuisine gourmet dining program serves three delicious, healthy meals a day that you can enjoy restaurant-style in our private dining room or in the comfort your personal suite. Our dedicated and compassionate team of senior care professionals pull the experience together with around-the-clock assistance onsite to...

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Pricing at The Montera

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

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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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.

Reviews of The Montera

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36 Reviews

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January 2021

Robin M

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Highly recommend

We had a great experience at The Montera. We chose it because we were in a hurry to find a place, when we toured they were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating and made a great first impression on us. His room was great size. The director was really great to our family, very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend this facility.

October 2018


Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Terrible, incompetent management

Current management has driven out MANY good employees. Residents are DISAPPOINTED that [name removed] was made ED. She treats employees very badly, has a long record of people leaving the company due to the treatment they received from her. Many good people work there, but are treated horribly by management.

September 2018

Nancy López

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

New Management again but lots of Hope

Great staff, amazing people. Too many changes but they promoted a very genuine, compassionate lady. Old management sucked but luckily they now are owned by MBK. Lots of hope for this place.


Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory 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
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
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
Main street shops
Indoor atrium

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services
Frequently asked questions about The Montera

The Montera offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

The Montera has received an average review rating of 3.67 based on 18 reviews. See all reviews.

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