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5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942

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Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Best Place for my Loved One

I highly recommend the community, I think the community is very conveniently location right off the highway. The community property is very appealing, the staff and residents are excellent and friendly. The food served is also very good, but There could be more activities for the residents not in memory care.... Read more

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About the facility The Montera

Tucked away in the suburbs of La Mesa, California, The Montera is a premier senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services. Elegantly designed, the pristine landscaping and southwest inspired exterior of La Mesa is a welcoming sight. Conveniently located, this community is just a short drive from all of La Mesa’s finest attractions and healthcare centers while offering a peaceful, resort-like lifestyle.

Magnificent tree-shaded walking paths complement the community’s impeccable amenities and make it easier than ever to take in the California sunshine in a safe, secure environment. Residents enjoy a lively lifestyle with all the comforts of a residential home and the support of a caring and attentive staff. Continuously recognized for exceptional care, The Montera showcases attention to detail and support every step of the way.

Community amenities & services

The Montera's hospitable, caring staff strives to provide the finest, personalized care services. Caregivers are available around the clock to provide assistance with daily activities, incontinence care, medication management, and more. The staff has also received additional, specialized memory care training to best serve the dynamic needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. For residents in need of more specialized care, the management...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Montera is a community within MBK Senior Living properties. See all MBK Senior Living communities.

Pricing for The Montera

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Amenities at The Montera

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Cable or Satellite TV
Air Conditioned

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

Weight limit 51-74lbs
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
Ballroom
Billiards Lounge

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

Reviews

for The Montera
3.9(66 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.2

Friendliness

4.2

Meals & Dining

4.4

Care Services

3.9

Activities

4.1

Staff

4.3

Value for Cost

3.7

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4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 15, 2022
Verified Review
I would recommend The Montera.

I like it very much much, and so does my family member who lives there. I feel relieved and have peace of mind.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Montera

November 16, 2022

"I feel relieved and have peace of mind." That's music to our ears. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoy The Montera and how we care for your loved one. It's our pleasure to be of service.


5.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 9, 2022
Verified Review
Best Place for my Loved One

I highly recommend the community, I think the community is very conveniently location right off the highway. The community property is very appealing, the staff and residents are excellent and friendly. The food served is also very good, but There could be more activities for the residents not in memory care.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 1, 2022
Verified Review
Highly recommend

The experience with The Montera has been great. All of the staff have been incredible. We chose this facility initially because my mother actually was talking to a travelling nurse for homecare and she asked the nurse what the best facility was in the area and she said the Montera. I would most definitely recommend this facility to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.5
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 6, 2022
Verified Review
Great Experience

This is a great place. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones, depending on their situation. The staff are kind and nice. They are very caring and friendly to the family and our loved one. The staff are great at keeping me updated about my loved one as well, and this is very appreciative. There are lots of activities during the day for the residents to participate in. There is music, bingo, and more as some of the activities offered.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 16, 2022
Verified Review
Great care, but getting expensive!

They just raised the rates on us by $500 a month! What a hardship to people on a fixed income! My loved one is getting great care, but I would tell others just to be warned that after 6 months they can expect a huge rate increase to stay.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

2

Response from The Montera

September 20, 2022

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We can certainly empathize with you over escalating costs. We've gone to great lengths to absorb operational cost increases. Unfortunately, as prices continue to climb, it's necessary for us to increase rates for the services offered. To ensure we continue to provide value, we are also utilizing innovative systems to be more efficient and cost-effective. We understand the dilemma of today's inflation and fixed incomes. Thankfully, social security's cost of living will increase an estimated 8.7% for 2023 in October to combat rising costs which should provide some relief. If you have any additional concerns, we encourage you to speak directly to our Executive Director, Emily Turner, about your options. Thank you.


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 12, 2022
Verified Review
The place to go, if it fits your budget!

I toured this facility and it is gorgeous. It was like being on a cruise ship! The people were lovely, staff was amazing, even our tour host knew the residents by name and greeted them as she passed them during our tour. It was out of our budget, but if it's within yours, this is definitely the place to go!

Response from The Montera

September 19, 2022

Thank you so much for touring The Montera. We are pleased to hear what a positive impression it made on you. As you continue to explore your options, please don't hesitate to be in touch with questions. It's our pleasure to be of service.


2.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 1, 2022
Verified Review
Not Here

There are times the cleaning of the room is neglected by the memory care staff. If the staff know a family is visiting the staff will make sure that the resident's room is extremely clean. There are times that the staff have been rough with our loved one during bathing. The staff in the beginning were very nice and smiley towards the family. The care levels are based on assessments made by the community, and this will raise pricing of care for our loved one. The Director of Memory Care is not communicative with the family and will not return our calls. This is very frustrating to us. I feel the community is driven by money and this bothers me the most. The food is made for all the residents, even though the staff asked about my loved one's favorite items to eat or dietary restrictions. Now the food being made isn't designed for each individual resident. There have been times that the hot water hasn't worked in the community. The have the best activities in the world for the residents. However, it would be nice to see some of the memory care residents be taken on field trips or taken outside for fresh air.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

3

Activities

5

Staff

3

Value for Cost

2


0.5
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 1, 2022
Verified Review
Highly Disappointed, Would Never Recommend

There is no smell in the hallways and entry way. Overall, I feel the staff could be doing a better job at cleaning our loved one's room. There are some staff that are very nice and cordial, and others that are not to the residents and family. The care the community provides could be better for our loved one. It would be nice for the staff to communicate more with the family on our loved ones' care and needs. The care is based on levels assessed by the community. The community is supposed to be doing the laundry, bathing assistance, cleaning of our loved one's room, and additional care items. The family feels these care categories are not meeting our expectations. I would not recommend the community to others for their loved ones. [name removed] and some of the other marketing team are very nice to work with. The community states they have enough staff; however, they are pulling staff from other departments to assist other team members out in caring for the residents. There are days that the Director of Memory Care is nice, and other days that she is not as kind to the family and residents. There was a time my loved one has shown up at a doctor's visit in dirty clothes and smelled.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

3.5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

1

Activities

No data collected

Staff

2

Value for Cost

0.5


4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 22, 2022
Verified Review
Community Tour

We toured at The Montera and found nothing wrong. We just didn’t click with the staff as much as we did at another place.


5.0
Bruce C - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 10, 2022
Montera food service

In my opinion the food service department at the Montera does great things, day after day, feeding the multitude. The kitchen consistently prepares meals of very good to excellent quality. The dining room staff are consistently very courteous and diligent, and do their best to insure that the dining experience is a positive one for the residents. Also, the kitchen and dining room staff always go the extra mile to provide an excellent buffet on certain special days, such Mothers Day and 4th of July.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Richard
Assisted Living
August 10, 2022
A great place to live

I just had my eighty six birthday, the staff has been very kind, loving and helpful, the food is great, after seventeen years of living at the Montera I still feel at home. I’m a veteran and eleven years ago lost my wife that I really miss, her memories live on in my heart and her time at the Montera still is a pleasant memory.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
JM - Industry reviewer
Assisted Living
August 10, 2022
it's was good

It's a place to go if you need assisted living

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Saul B - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
August 10, 2022
Great place

After seventeen years with most of time with wife that passed in the year 2011 I have lots of memories here and love my life at the Montera

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.5
S.T. - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 25, 2022
Verified Review
Review of The Montera:

The service is pretty good and the staff are fairly friendly. Every time I visit, they are helpful and always wanting to help me and my mom while I'm there. They accommodate us; if my mom needs something they'll do it. It's clean, I haven't seen any issues with cleanliness. The grounds are well-kept. My moms room is typically clean, although I have found dust in the corners, so it looks like they just clean high-traffic areas. I'm unsure if they do or have ever done a thorough cleaning in her room. It might be done once or twice per year, but I know cleaning every single room is a lot of work so I would understand if its not done all the time. Overall, I would recommend The Montera to others.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Montera

July 26, 2022

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're pleased to hear that you have found The Montera to be clean, the staff friendly and helpful and the grounds well maintained. It's truly our pleasure to be of service to you and your mom. We're pleased to count you both as part of our family of residents.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
April 19, 2022
Verified Review
Community Tour

The layout at The Montera was spread out, with lots of different areas and sections. I found it to be big and confusing, which would have been a problem for my loved one with memory issues. It also seemed they could have used a little more staff because of the size of facility, although I know Covid is a factor in finding help.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 22, 2022
Verified Review
Tour of The Montera

Our tour with The Montera was amazing. It seems like a really good option for those who are looking for assisted living. My loved one needed more care and would not have been able to take advantage of all of the amenities that they had to offer.


5.0
DB - Resident/client
Assisted Living
March 10, 2022
Verified Review
We love it here!

We love it here! It's clean, and it's comfortable to be here. They have great activities. Everybody is friendly and helpful. And the caregivers are wonderful.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Montera

March 14, 2022

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Montera. We're so happy to hear that you love living here! It's truly our pleasure to be of service to you.


5.0
Celia - Toured community
Memory Care
March 7, 2022
Verified Review
Tour of The Montera

Our tour with The Montera was very impressive, we were just looking for a facility where the staff spoke Spanish so it would be easier for my loved one to adapt.


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
March 7, 2022
Verified Review
I would recommend it

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Mike - Resident/client
Assisted Living
February 14, 2022
Verified Review
Highly Recommended

The Montera is a beautiful place to live. Everything was kept well and I didn't have any bad experiences here. The food was delicious, and had a good variety of options for the residents to choose from. Some of the activities included poker, outdoor trips, games, arts and crafts, and more for the residents to choose from.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


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