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126 Independent Living Facilities near El Cajon, CA

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Independent Living Facilities in El Cajon, CA

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Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

4.3
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Lo Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Dr, El Cajon, CA 92019

3.0
(11 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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

Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

4.7
(140 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

4.9
(91 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, a full service senior living community half an hour north of San Diego, close to the historic Oceanside Pier. Our seaside luxury senior living retirement community in the midst of an unparalleled climate & rich in comfort, convenience, services and...

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Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.4
(99 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

About Sunrise at BonitaCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in central Chula Vista, CANear regional shopping centers and Scripps Mercy HospitalSurrounded by scenic gardens and lush treesSunrise at Bonita in Chula Vista, California, is a senior assisted living community focused on...

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

3.9
(107 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

4.4
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Alta Vista Senior Living, excellence is not enough; we strive to go beyond that. As an award-winning senior living campus in Vista, CA, we welcome seniors with an innovative blend of expert care, personalized plans, lifestyle-focused amenities, and inclusive activities. Residents will find...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.6
(76 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to the North San Diego County. Located near the beautiful Lake San Marcos, our community is conveniently near popular...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

4.3
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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....

Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

4.1
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...

Atria Bonita

3434 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

4.2
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Bonita is a beautiful, three-story Mediterranean-style building nestled in the center of Bonita's quiet country setting bordered by horse trails and golf courses, while still providing easy freeway access to an array of shopping centers, churches, banks, restaurants and medical facilities...

Arcadia Place

1080 Arcadia Ave, Vista, CA 92084

3.7
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Make the move to our beautiful Atria Retirement Community and discover how fulfilling life can be!Picture your days filled with things you want to do - spending more time with family, pursuing new interests, connecting with friends, exploring your creative side. Arcadia Place in Vista, CA, offers...

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

4.3
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...

The Springs of Escondido

1261 East Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027

4.2
(64 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Soak up the sun at The Springs of Escondido,a Holiday Retirement vibrant senior living community perfectly situated just 40 minutes from downtown San Diego with easy access to all north county beaches. You will be within 5 minutes of Palomar Medical Center and a variety of shopping and dining...

Silvergate Retirement Residence - Fallbrook

420 Elbrook Dr, Fallbrook, CA 92028

4.5
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to North San Diego County. Located in the quaint village of Fallbrook, our community is conveniently close to shopping and...

Atria North Escondido

1342 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92026

4.3
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located just 35 miles north of San Diego, Atria North Escondido offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big city buzz for active older adults. Our purposefully designed indoor and outdoor spaces encourage a relaxed, healthy lifestyle. Local outings to Escondido's historic downtown, vibrant...

Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129

4.2
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128

4.4
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.2
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Redefine your independence and do more of what you love.Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help with the little things like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. And we’ll customize your care to your specific needs. We know that peace of mind...

Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

3.8
(59 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take an art class or join your friends for happy hour. We’ll take...

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Cost of independent living in El Cajon, CA

The average cost of senior living in El Cajon is $4,200 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include El Cajon, CA with an average of $3,013 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:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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El Cajon, California

Independent Living

If you would benefit from the peace of mind of having your chores managed by professionalls while living life at your own pace, you might consider the option of an Independent Living Community. Frequent needs such as meal planning and the scheduling of social activities are taken care of, which provides seniors more opportunities to live life as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they choose. While policies vary between communities, a number of residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing care is desired, residents may always enlist the services of independent care providers. There are an assortment of advantages and expenditures to keep in mind while selecting an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are included in your care plan: housekeeping, internet access, move-in fee, Waiting list deposit, private phone, meals, wellness program, and transportation. The benefits associated with independent living include community activities, laundry service, transportation, game/TV room, healthcare center, security guards, beauty salon & barber shop, and private rental hall.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major factor when deciding which care choice is the best fit for you or your loved one. The rent burden for El Cajon is around 22.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median price of rent in El Cajon is $1,565 per month and the median home value in El Cajon costs around $389,263.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 49.3% are female and 50.7% are male. The median age of El Cajon is 34 years old. In El Cajon, 11.4% do not have health insurance, 23.0% live in poverty, 63.2% participate in the labor force, and 6.0% are widowed. The current population of El Cajon consists of 103,894 people. El Cajon has a population density of 2,769 people per square mile. Racially, the population of El Cajon is 9.9% other or not specified, 5.7% black, 0.8% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.9% mixed race, 72.8% white, 29.2% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, and 3.4% Asian. Of the population of El Cajon 19.1% have a college degree, 28.9% have a high-school diploma, and 5.7% have a graduate degree. In El Cajon, 9.1% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces.

State Information

An overview of California

The natural beauty of California is ranked 5th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. The quality of life enjoyed by the average California citizen is ranked 19th nation-wide. Additionally, California is ranked 7th by standards of healthcare. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 32% voted for the Republican candidate while 62% voted for the Democratic candidate. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 31% of California’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 23,558 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 76F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 61%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of July. The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 83.0 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in California

The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of jojoba, redwood, California fan palm, and California poppy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the cougars, the coyotes, or the whales. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.

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Peppertree Guest Home, Oakmont of Pacific Beach and Casa De Las Campanas are the top rated independent living facilities near El Cajon, California. See full list of communities.

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