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Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 880 independent living communities in California. The median monthly cost of independent living in California is about $3,000.

Independent Living Facilities near Carlton Hills, CA

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Last Updated: 9/23/22
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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,557/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Carlton Hills, CA
White Sands, a CCRC in La Jolla, CA
5.0

White Sands facility has everything from independent living to skilled nursing. They have a lot of activities to offer, it is in a really beautiful location. We could not be happier with our decision, we know our mother is safe there. The food is excellent with a wide range of choices. The rooms are very nice and adequate, they have many options to choose from. Our loved one has a beautiful view.

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Rancho Santa Fe Villa in San Diego, CA
5.0

My wife and I have been at this 6 bed assisted living facility for almost 3 years. It is a beautiful home in a prestige area of north San Diego. The home has panoramic views of the rolling hills. Sometimes we see the hot air balloons go by. The facility is clean and tidy. My wife is 83 and I am 88. She is assisted living/memory and I am independent living. She has been in Hospice bedridden with Alzheimer's for 2 years and has to hand fed with pureed food and totally cared for. I'm sure she wouldn't get the care she has here at a larger facility. The caregivers are all friendly and extremely caring. Very nice meals are served 3 times a day. The Director of Activities plays music on the keyboard. Singing makes the residents come alive. He also has taught art painting with acrylics. I have never painted before, now I've painted over 30 pictures on canvas, surfboards, guitars etc. It gives me something to do and keeps my brain active. This is a superior facility compared to other ones I have heard about. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate Rancho Santa Fe Villa a 5.

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Remington Club in San Diego, CA
4.5

So far it's been very good. I don't have any complaints. I can call them, they are very receptive to phone calls. The staff is very receptive. They give you choices at meals so you always have options. Others have even told me that we found a good place. I am very happy with them so far.

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Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071 | 2.5 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Lantern Crest Senior Living, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.2(30 reviews)

As far as assisted living it is nice to know when it is your time go they have a wonderful hospice care on site. Makes transition easy for when times are needed.

Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 5 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.9(10 reviews)

I'm very pleased with it. It's so clean and new and modern. It's just he sort of place that my loved one wanted. The staff are very friendly. It's definitely been an adjustment period for her, but it's...

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 8.9 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Monte Vista Village is a luxurious senior community in Lemon Grove, CA, in San Diego County, which offers excellent assisted living and independent living options. Located amongst 7.5 acres of land (including a stunning tiered waterfall), Monte Vista Village is the perfect place to kick back and...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(57 reviews)

Monte Vista Village has been the perfect place for my mother and father who are in their mid 90's and can live independently but appreciate being pampered with delicious meals prepared for them, excellent...

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 4.7 milesfrom Santee center

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Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon is a warm, welcoming, vibrant, engaging independent Senior Living Community in the heart of the city. Enjoy adventure, entertainment and the beautiful outdoors. Family and friends find comfort with our on-site personal care professionals. We are close to...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(71 reviews)

I can't say enough positive things about this facility. I adored them. The staff and facility is absolutely wonderful! I've already told my in laws that if they ever need a place, this is our top choice. I...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 8.2 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Atria Collwood is a senior residence located in the famous city of San Diego, California. Residents here enjoy access to highly qualified doctors, specialists, hospitals and medical centers. This active city features beautiful coastal views, great fishing, sailing, and many ways to stay active....

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Day trips and outings
4.3(86 reviews)

From the initial tour we had with Atria Collwood, the friendliness of the staff has stood out and that remains to be true to this day. Our loved one says anytime she asks for something or anytime our family...

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 5.5 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

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Day trips and outings
4.0(112 reviews)

Good food, with good location. There are lots of options for care. Overall, this is a good community. There is a lot of socialization and activities for the residents.

Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129 | 9.6 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Set among the canyons and nature preserves of northern San Diego County, with a central location off Interstate 15, Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos is a vibrant senior living community designed to help older adults find greater well-being.This independent and assisted living community...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.2(63 reviews)

Overall, this is a very good facility. Mom is in memory care. Memory care doesn't have a nurse there regularly, it seems to be just med techs. Upon returning from hospital stays, it would have been helpful...

The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 5.2 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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,...

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Day trips and outings
3.9(62 reviews)

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...

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128 | 9.2 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Belmont Village facility at Sabre Springs is located in the attractive residential community of Poway. Situated in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as 'The City in the Country' and prides itself on the fact that much of the area is preserved as dedicated open space. With great views...

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4.4(52 reviews)

They are short staffed at this time so sometimes her meals are cold and she has to send them back. Also it does not seem like they are cleaning deep enough due to the lack of workers. They do make sure that...

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 | 8.1 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Sabre Springs is an assisted living and memory care community. Residents can live in Assisted Living without care and age in place, adding in care as needed. Every resident receives a customized care plan that addresses their individual needs by a designated care manager who get to...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.4(29 reviews)

Just like at any care facility, you have to make pop-in visits to let them know you could come at any time of the day, and things need to always be taken care of for your loved ones. Our family visits...

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Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 8.9 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Sungarden Terrace is family owned for over 19 years and takes great pride in providing excellent care in a warm, nuturing environment. Some of our staff have been with us since our doors opened. Our reviews are all 4 and 5 star reviews focusing on great care, a family-like atmosphere, excellent...

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4.3(29 reviews)

We found the staff to be very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The meals and dining service is wonderful and excluding covid they did their best with the activities.

Waterford Terrace Retirement Community

5580 Aztec Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 5.4 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living

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We believe that Waterford Terrace is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Waterford Terrace, our management teams live on-site, and are...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.5(25 reviews)

The staff are very good. They seem to be missing some people right now but it is still good. This is a very nice place. I just wish there was a swimming pool and a flat place to walk due to it being on a...

Cloisters of the Valley

4171 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 | 8.2 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Cloisters of the Valley offers complete residential senior care in a private, caring environment. If you are looking into an assisted living facility for your loved one, you will want to make sure you are getting the best medical care in the most home-like environment possible. Please stop by to...

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Day trips and outings
4.6(14 reviews)

I had good stay. They took good care of me while I healed up. The facility is beautiful and well maintained. Staff is courteous and responsive. Now I am able to return to work.

Huntington Manor

14755 Budwin Ln, Poway, CA 92064 | 9.2 milesfrom Santee center

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4.5(1 review)

Our loved one is happy here

La Vida Real

11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 8.1 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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As a resident at La Vida Real, you will find a CARF-Accredited community with supportive lifestyle opportunities for social connections, health, and wellness activities through our ZEST™ Wellness, along with all the comforts and conveniences of care services to help simplify life.Reminiscent of a...

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Day trips and outings
Cats allowed
4.3(6 reviews)

It's a very nice facility. It's a really good quality place to go. I'm really happy with it. This is more of a memory care situation.

Lo Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 5.8 milesfrom Santee center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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We are licensed as an Assisted Living facility for seniors with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. We are Private pay only.

Activity Director
Cats allowed
3.0(11 reviews)

Lo Har Senior Living has been good so far with their services and staff. My mother has been engaging in a couple of the activities that they offer. The community and her room seem to be getting good...

Peppertree Guest Home

8950 Johnson Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941 | 5.9 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Assisted Living

5.0(1 review)

I am overly pleased with the care my mother has been receiving at this home. I knew I loved it as soon as I walked into the kitchen and there was an overwhelming smell of a delicious home cooked meal. I also...

Nazareth House

6333 Rancho Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 | 7.9 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Nazareth House San Diego is committed to offering active elders personalized assistance, supportive services, and compassionate care in a Catholic, spirit-centered, loving community. Your safety, care, and assistance are assured while your independence is encouraged.The focus at Nazareth House is...

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Beauty Salon
Devotional activities onsite
4.3(8 reviews)

Our Dad spent 5 1/2 years at Nazareth House. During that time, we visited almost every. We observed interaction between many caregivers and residents. From not only our experience with Dad but others, the...

Good Samaritan

1515 Jamacha Way, El Cajon, CA 92019 | 8 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Assisted Living

Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
4.0(1 review)

My father in law has been well cared for. The staff, including the nuns seem very friendly. His room is more than adequate size and is completely furnished.

Monterey Trellis

8914 Troy St, Spring Valley, CA 91977 | 8 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.0(1 review)

This is a nice looking, smaller community. We had no complaints about this place in general, it was clean, and everyone was friendly. However, the area it is located in wasn't very good for my Uncle. He...

Village North

7720-7780 Belden Street, San Diego, CA 92111 | 9.8 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Senior Aparments

Cats allowed
4.0(2 reviews)

My tour of the facility went well. It is a nice community with kind people. They offer many great activities for their residents. The room we were looking was a semi-private room. My only problem with the...

Little Flower Haven

8585 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941 | 5.9 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Devotional activities onsite
Activities off site
3.7(3 reviews)

She really loves it. It's very clean and they are friendly. They always have things going on. The food seems to be good. We haven't had any problems with the laundry, except mom would like stuff ironed and...

Mesaview Senior Assisted Living

7971 Culowee St, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.2 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Our speciality is providing quality care at resonable rates. Villa La Mesa offers modest, homelike accommodations nestled in a very quiet residential area of 'Old' La Mesa. With a total licensed capacity of twenty-nine (29) residents, Villa La Mesa is small enough to offers a warm, homelike...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.2(9 reviews)

Two relatives have lived there for a length of time (at different times). They were both happy there. One played the piano for residents. The main building is an older home, kept up well. Residents can feel...

Judy Jones Assisted Living

743 Hacienda Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 3.3 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Assisted Living

San Carlos Village Apartments

7717 Tommy Dr, San Diego, CA 92119 | 3.7 milesfrom Santee center

Provides: Independent Living

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Cost of independent living in Carlton Hills, CA

The average cost of senior living in Santee is 4,557 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lemon Grove, CA with an average of 3,049 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

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Cypress Court, Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside and La Marea are the top rated independent living facilities near Carlton Hills, California. See full list of communities.

There are 31 independent living facilities near Carlton Hills, California. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Santee, California are Monte Vista Village, Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon, and Atria Collwood. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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