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The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
9.4
Review Score
85 reviews

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Bruce - Resident/client
5.0

In my opinion, the chef and his staff do a truely great job-day after day-in feeding the multitude of residents. The food is consitently excellent. The dining room staff are consitently very friendly and helpful, and always make an extra effort when it gets really busy.... 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.

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Amenities at The Montera

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegetarian
Anytime Dining

Room Amenities

Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Air Conditioned
Cable or Satellite TV

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop

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

English
Filipino
Spanish

Activities

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

Reviews
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9.4
Review Score
85 reviews

Review Score

85 reviews
9.4

Out of 10


5 star

55%

4 star

25%

3 star

9%

2 star

5%

1 star

9%

A Place for Mom has scored The Montera with 9.4 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 38 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Montera has 85 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.4

Friendliness

4.3

Meals & Dining

4.6

Care Services

4.0

Activities

4.2

Staff

4.4

Value for Cost

3.9

Overall Experience
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5.0
Tony - Toured community
Memory Care
September 28, 2023
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour with The Montera community and overall we thought it was a great tour experience

Response from The Montera

October 2, 2023

We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience with your tour and appreciate your kind review!


5.0
Bruce - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023

In my opinion, the chef and his staff do a truely great job-day after day-in feeding the multitude of residents. The food is consitently excellent. The dining room staff are consitently very friendly and helpful, and always make an extra effort when it gets really busy.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 22, 2023

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are thrilled that you are satisfied with our dining experience. We truly appreciate you and your time.


5.0
Saul B - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023
Counsel Member

As a member I contribute to the best experience the home is responsible for.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 22, 2023

Thank you for the lovely review and for making The Montera your home!


5.0
Robert H - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023

After much review I can only say this is the best place to be. Everyone is kind and very attentive.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 22, 2023

Thank you so much for your kind review! Our team strives to make The Montera a wonderful home for all our amazing residents. We appreciate hearing from you!


5.0
Geri D - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023

An excellent place to live.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

October 10, 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words!


5.0
Sharon L - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023
Great Place for Mom

We chose the Montera because of good food, lodging and transportation to health and activities. We continue to be pleased with everything and are fortunate to be with outstanding place.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

October 10, 2023

Thank you so much for your generous feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated!


5.0
George K - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

October 10, 2023

Thank you for your 5-star review!


5.0
Raymond C - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 22, 2023

Excellent chef, meets all standards. Food is always inviting.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 22, 2023

Thank you for the lovely review! We are indeed quite proud of our chef and amazing food. Thank you for making The Montera your home!


5.0
Cindy - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 20, 2023

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 20, 2023

Thank you for your five-star review!


5.0
Fred - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 20, 2023

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

October 10, 2023

Thank you for your 5-star review!


5.0
Patrici F - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 20, 2023
a beautiful view

I assist in greeting in the lobby

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 20, 2023

Thank you for leaving your positive review -- it means so much to us. And we love hearing that you assist with greeting in the lobby. Thank you for making The Montera your home!


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 8, 2023

Montera makes you feel right at home, like your one of the family. They do an excellent job of taking care of you and attend to all of your needs. And the individual members of the staff are wonderful people

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

September 11, 2023

Thank you for your lovely review and positive words about our team members and the care we provide. We strive to make our residents and their families feel like they are right at home and part of our family.


4.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 30, 2023
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour with The Montera and it was out 2nd choice, however it was further away but we were impressed with the activities, the staff and the cleanliness.

Response from The Montera

September 1, 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We're pleased to hear that your in-person tour at The Montera was a positive experience. At MBK we endeavor to complete each task – large or small – with a passion for excellence. Thank you for letting us know that our outstanding team members have done just that!


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 3, 2023
Verified Review
Review for The Montera

The presentation was impressive, the actuality less than. The Montera met most of our criteria. Perfection may be elusive, particularly in today's challenges for the care community. The most important issues are health, safety and the overall experience and satisfaction of the resident. While supporting staff, work in a positive way to ensure that quality is a priority.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Montera

July 7, 2023

We agree that the most important issues are the health and safety of our residents and that The Montera is providing an environment that enables them to thrive. As an MBK Senior Living community, we believe in constant improvement. If you're willing to speak with our Executive Director, Emily, we'd appreciate hearing how we can do better for you and your loved one. Thank you for sharing your feedback.


5.0
Steve T. - Family/Friend
Memory Care
June 15, 2023
Verified Review
Overall friendly and well managed.

Front Desk and all Staff are very friendly and helpful. My mom likes the food, however, the dining room in memory care is not as nice as the assisted living dining room. My mom likes many of the activities in memory care. Especially, the musical activities. it's expensive, but probably worth the cost. The Montera seems to be managed fairly well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

June 16, 2023

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're so pleased to hear how friendly and helpful you find our team members, and how much your mom enjoys our MBK Cuisine and our Mind+Body Wellness programming - especially the musical entertainment. It's our pleasure to be of service to you and your mother.


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 23, 2023
Verified Review
The Montera review

What we really like about The Montera community is the staff members as well as the meals - they were excellent. They did the best they could. There were some irritations at first but overall the people were great and honest. Based on the experience we have had with The Montera, we would recommend this community to other families looking for a community for their loved ones

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

3

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Montera

May 23, 2023

Thank you so much for your recommendation of The Montera. As an MBK Senior Living community, we value honest feedback as it helps us to continuously improve and make certain we're meeting the needs of the residents and families we serve. We're pleased to hear that our team members at The Montera were able to address concerns quickly and effectively.


3.0
FV - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 17, 2023
Verified Review
Lovely Appearance But Much Managerial Work Needed

Initially, leading up to signing the contract, the communication was positive. The salespeople were very good about responding to emails and questions. However, when it came time to sign the paperwork, they had put a higher room rental rate on our agreement. When asked about the higher rate the Executive Director, responded that it was the “market rate.” It was determined that our mother needed a fairly high level of care (level 5 out of 6) however, we never got the services we were paying for because they are so short staffed. During the sales process, we were shown one room, but as we were moving our mother in, they put her in a different room with less square footage. Classic bait and switch. There was no orientation, and no instruction as to how medical records should be incorporated

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

2

Activities

4

Staff

2

Value for Cost

2

Response from The Montera

May 19, 2023

As an MBK Senior Living community, we believe in open communication and honesty. We're sorry to hear you felt there was a communication breakdown -- that was never our intention. Out of respect for our residents (current or past) privacy, we cannot address the specifics of your mother's care needs or housing arrangements. We will say we work hard daily to support and educate families, based on our 30+ years of experience, and utilize that knowledge along with healthcare assessments to ensure care is appropriate and personalized to their loved ones. That can change during the sales process, and we do our best to make sure all parties understand why and provide them with options to make informed decisions. The Montera has earned a reputation for high-quality care by giving this individualized service and attention to families and residents. In fact, the community just was named "The Best" Assisted Living by U.S. News & World Report based on the statistical assessment of a community's performance from consumer satisfaction surveys. That said, we are sorry you left The Montera feeling dissatisfied and will utilize your feedback as a learning experience of how we can better communicate with families as needs change or grow.


5.0
Sandy - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
April 6, 2023
Verified Review
Beautiful Community

We are so happy that my parents chose The Montera as their new home. I have peace of mind knowing that if they need help, it's there 24/4. My folks are 94 and 95 and are able to take advantage of all The Montera has to offer! There are lots of activities, and everyone is so friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a place, be sure to check out The Montera.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Montera

April 6, 2023

Thank you for choosing The Montera for your parents. We're so pleased to count them, and you, as part of the community. We strive daily to provide programs and services that allow residents to live life to the fullest. We're glad to hear they're taking advantage of all that The Montera has to offer.


2.0
LG - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
December 7, 2022
Verified Review
Don't let them cookies fool you

The place is very nice looking but overall not a warm place. There is one nurse that is kind but I don't remember her name. They seem to be friendly when we toured, but of course that's how they get you in, right? They don't communicate on a timely manner when meds need refills.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

1

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Staff

1

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
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.


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