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Top 55 Nursing Homes near San Diego, CA

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a San Diego nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in San Diego, CA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in San Diego or another care type is right for you. Browse 55 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in San Diego.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Skyline, Castle and North Park.
You may also consider nearby communities such as El Cajon, National City or North Clairemont.

Nursing Homes Facilities near San Diego, CA

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Last Updated: 9/23/22
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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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Westmont of La Mesa
4.9

This community is very nice and clean. It is only a few years old and has washer and dryers in each unit to make it easier for the residents. They have activities like an indoor pool with water aerobics, chair work out classes and more for the residents to do to stay happy and healthy. They also have bingo.

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Aegis at Shadowridge in Oceanside, CA
4.4

We chose Aegis at Shadowridge because they were the most helpful and willing to work with us in a bad situation, they really stepped up. I was not able to go in during covid so they were very good with communication and sending us updates. I would highly recommend them.

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Stellar Care

4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 | 5.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Memory Care

Located in the heart of San Diego, the 123-apartment community offers studio & one bedroom apartments each with a private bathroom and individual climate control to ensure your comfort. We encourage you to bring your own furnishings and decoration to make you apartment your own. Residents feel...

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4.6(30 reviews)

The staff at Stellar Care have been attentive, friendly, and helpful. The facility is clean, well-maintained, and cheery. And there's a nice garden area.

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 5.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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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...

Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Penasquitos

12979 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA 92129 | 8.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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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...

Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071 | 9.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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.

Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109 | 8.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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About Sunrise of La JollaCommunity & Location Highlights:Conveniently located in San Diego, CAClose to Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaGorgeous views of the Pacific oceanNear La Jolla Country Club and La Jolla's downtownSunrise of Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, provides exclusive...

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4.2(26 reviews)

We chose this facility because they let mom bring her cat, which was very important to her. The hands on staff were great. There was a big turnover in administrative positions while mom was there. That often...

Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128 | 8.6 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Monarch Cottage

7630 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 8.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Welcome to Monarch Cottage La Jolla!About Us:Monarch Cottage La Jolla is a premier, senior living community focused on providing exceptional services to residents with memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairment, or who need assisted living services, respite...

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3.9(7 reviews)

Deciding to entrust your family member to strangers is a big leap of faith, regardless of situation or cost. I visit Monarch regularly and see how our mom is treated. I've seen my mom open up and re-engage...

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 | 8.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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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...

Point Loma Estates Memory Care

3423 Channel Way, San Diego, CA 92110 | 7.6 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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4.0(36 reviews)

I've been very happy with them so far. Everything has gone pretty well, minus a few minor bumps in the road. It's a good facility with friendly staff. And it's a cost effective solution for memory care...

Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117 | 3.2 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Redefine your independence with more time for what you want to do.Here at our assisted living community, you get to redefine your independence, pursue your favorite hobbies and live your life your way. Whether that’s connecting with new friends or trying something new like yoga, you have choices...

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3.8(57 reviews)

The two big things for us they helped make our decision on Brookdale Clairemont was the price range for the quality of care. Also how the interacted with our family when we initially toured and how they...

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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 | 7.2 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill gives discerning seniors a casual elegance and sophistication found only in the prestigious Bankers Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Downtown retirement living has never been this good — or as much fun — as it can be at Merrill Gardens! Merrill...

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4.3(20 reviews)

The community is in a beautiful neighborhood, and the community is beautiful also. The director is amazing and very caring. The staff is amazing and I can't say anything bad about this community. I would...

Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 | 7.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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5.0(4 reviews)

A loved one has lived here for over a year. She loves the activities as well as the food. The central Pacific Beach location also makes it easy to find reliable dog walkers.

Cloisters of the Valley

4171 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 | 3.9 milesfrom San Diego 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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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.

Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 7.7 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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4.9(10 reviews)

So far so good. They've been very responsive to our family. Initially our loved one wasn't getting showered as often as she was supposed to, and when we brought it up, they immediately remedied it - with...

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 8.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent 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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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...

Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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4.0(112 reviews)

We tried to hone in on every detail as best we could since we were new to senior living. We asked a lot of questions, which they answered, but they didn't provide insight otherwise. I would recommend being...

The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 6.4 milesfrom San Diego 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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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...

Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 9.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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)

This facility is very clean and well-maintained. The elevator seems to break down fairly often, which strands many of the upstairs residents. Nearly everyone who works there is amazing, friendly, helpful. ...

Plateau Village Memory Care

4960 Mills St, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 7.2 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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3.6(45 reviews)

My daughter is an activity Director in Washington and I knew what to look for. I am very grateful for all the caretakers there. They’re very loving and treat each person personally. They bring out their...

White Sands, a CCRC

7450 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 9.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Waking up each morning and taking a morning stroll along the coastline before joining friends for a round of golf at the Torrey Pine Golf Course or an outing to the Museum of Contemporary Art. End the day dining alfresco as you watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. For the residents of White...

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4.3(9 reviews)

The meals and dining service has been excellent, and they have really great activities for us to participate in. Based on my experience so far I would recommend the White Sands community to others.

Brighton Place San Diego

1350 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 | 8.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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Brighton Place San Diego is committed to high-quality care and providing comfortable services through skilled nursing, activities, social services, and rehabilitation therapy. We offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Family is always welcome to enjoy our grounds and...

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3.6(12 reviews)

They are really attending to his needs. They are really friendly. I really like the outside, they have a park like sort of thing. It's excellent!

Coronado Retirement Village

299 Prospect Place, Coronado, CA 92118 | 9.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Welcome to Coronado's Luxurious Senior Living! Thank you for your interest in Coronado Retirement Village. We are a family owned & operated licensed community that offers high Secure (Memory) Care. With beautiful views of San Diego Bay and the historic Coronado Bridge, our residents enjoy the...

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3.5(15 reviews)

I have no complaints about how things went for my wife while she was in this community. The staff where friendly to her and made sure to accommodate her needs as they possibly can. She had no complaints...

St. Paul's Villa

2340 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 | 7.4 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Nestled in the heart of Bankers Hill, St. Paul’s Villa offers supportive oversight and a range of services for the senior who is no longer comfortable living at home by providing personal care support in our assisted living. We have created a home-like atmosphere through our resident centered,...

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3.0(15 reviews)

My mom only got to experience about eight weeks at St. Paul's memory care. During that short stay the staff showed dedication and commitment and took the time to know her personality and find things that...

Golden Living of Pt. Loma

3223 Duke St, San Diego, CA 92110 | 7.8 milesfrom San Diego center

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Golden Living is located in the Loma Portal area of San Diego, just west of Mission Bay. Golden Living is conveniently located near several large shopping areas and numerous doctor's offices. Golden Living strives to make all of their residents feel at home by urging residents to decorate their...

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2.1(8 reviews)

This is not fancy and I’d love to say my mom was in a swanky place. However, the staff at Golden Living adore their residents and they treat my mother like a queen. My mom resisted needing care and had...

Vitas Healthcare

9655 Granite Ridge Dr #300, San Diego, CA 92123 | 1.8 milesfrom San Diego center

Provides: Nursing Homes

5.0(1 review)

We used this hospice for my mother and I can’t say enough good things about them. They were gentle, so focused on the family but most of all my mom. They communicated to the family on what to expect in this situation. They treated her with respect a...

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Research services for seniors in San Diego, California

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In San Diego, CA, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In San Diego, CA, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System provides bus service in San Diego, with 93 bus lines and three light rail systems. SDMTS also provides a paratransit service for elderly and disabled residents — MTS-Access — which offers large vans capable of carrying wheelchair users. San Diego is a very walkable city with excellent public transportation options.

Health care

San Diego is home to some of the best hospitals in the country. The city has at least eight hospitals that provide emergency services. The top hospitals in San Diego include Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, UC San Diego Health Hillcrest – Hillcrest Medical Center, and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Senior activities

San Diego is nicknamed “America’s Finest City” for its sandy beaches, gorgeous climate, and world-class entertainment, including the San Diego Zoo and Legoland California. The city offers plenty of options for entertainment, and in total, there are 98 museums and 150 performing arts stages, including two Tony Award-winning theaters. San Diego also has an opera, a symphony, a world-famous zoo and aquarium, and traditional arts and culture events that include an art walk and dinner theatre. The museums include several railroad, flight, and military museums, with options to suit any interest. Area seniors can find a sense of community at the Verne Goodwin Mira Mesa Senior Center, which also has a ballroom.

What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes
Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction. :D

Frequently asked questions

Temecula Memory Care, Cypress Court and Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside are the top rated nursing homes near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

There are 55 nursing homes near San Diego, California. See the full list.

The best nursing home facilities near you in San Diego, California are Atria Collwood, and Monte Vista Village. These nursing home communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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