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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 69 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in San Diego.

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Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

4.3
(76 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....

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
(50 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 Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117

3.8
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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Torrey Pines Senior Living

13101 Hartfield Ave, San Diego, CA 92130

3.7
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Do more of what you love every day.At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus.With several floorplans to choose from, including studio, one-bedroom and...

Elmcroft of Point Loma

3423 Channel Way, San Diego, CA 92110

4.1
(27 reviews)

Studio, 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...

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Sabre Springs is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in San Diego, CA.

Stellar Care

4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115

4.6
(24 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

4.3
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109

4.1
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Silvergate Rancho Bernardo

16061 Avenida Venusto, San Diego, CA 92128

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Newly constructed, the separate Memory Care Suites building on Silvergate’s beautiful retirement campus provides seniors with a higher level of award-winning care in a secure, nurturing environment. Our “Neighborhood Design” eliminates long hallways for a more familiar home-like setting. Drawing...

ActivCare at 4S Ranch

10603 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92127

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

ActivCare 4S Ranch is a full-service memory care community that provides specialized assisted living for those with Alzheimer's or related dementias.As pioneers in memory care, ActivCare has been enhancing life for those with memory loss for more than 30 years. It's our sole focus.Purpose-built...

Belmont Village La Jolla (Opening Summer 2022)

3880 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Belmont Village brings more than two decades of experience to its peerless Independent Living, Assisted Living and award-winning Memory Care. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful seaside village of La Jolla, our newest community in San Diego County will offer the unique balance of innovative,...

ActivCare at Mission Bay

2440 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Located in Pacific Beach just minutes away from Mission Bay Park, ActivCare Mission Bay is a specialized memory care community for those with memory loss that opened in 2014. ActivCare Mission Bay is home to a vibrant community of residents who enjoy a daily schedule of activities designed for...

Rancho Santa Fe Villa

8292 Run of the Knolls, San Diego, CA 92127

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

If your loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you will discover that our Rancho Santa Fe Villa Assisted Living Facility offers an unprecedented level of personalized attention and care. You will also appreciate the value of knowing that the world around the person you...

Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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
(105 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...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

4.8
(86 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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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
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Learn More About Nursing Homes in San Diego, CA

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in San Diego, CA

The median monthly cost of a private room in a San Diego nursing home is about $11,406, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of California is around $10,646, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, San Diego, California offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Dubbed “America’s Finest City,” San Diego has one of the highest cost-of-living index scores in the country at 178, 78 points higher than the national average of 100. The grocery index and median rent costs are also higher than the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
178 104 $1,480 19.4% $628,388 $65,707 Top estate tax rate is 16 percent% (exemption threshold: $5.49 million) 7.75%

Local Hospitals

There are at least 8 hospitals located in San Diego which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service San Diego are:

Weather and Climate

San Diego has a hot semi-arid climate. This means that the summers in the city tend to be very hot, sunny, and dry. The winters tend to be mild to cool with slightly higher levels of precipitation. On average, the humidity level for San Diego is roughly 65%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at about 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
81°F 89°F (August) 74°F (August) 74°F 82°F (December) 66°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
30.1 (Moderate) 36.6 during December (Good)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion during this time.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Inclement weather
1” 3” (March) Floods and hurricanes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Diego County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
56.30% 36.57% 7.13%

Population Statistics

Population city proper Population metro Population density Population trend
1,419,516 3,210,314 1,683 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.82%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22% 9% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
16% 44% 18%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
16.8% 6.4% 30.0% 0.4% 0.4% 64.7% 5.1% 6.2%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
12,882 34 4

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 68% 9% 15% 4% 8%

San Diego is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

While living in San Diego, there are plenty of options for entertainment. In total, there are 98 museums and 150 performing arts stages, including two Tony Award-winning theaters. San Diego also has an opera, symphony, a world-famous zoo and aquarium, and regular arts and culture events that include an art walk and dinner theatres. The museums include several railroad, flight, and military museums to suit any interest.

In order to get around the city there are a number of options for transportation. San Diego is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, which features 93 bus lines and three light rail systems. SDMTS also offers paratransit for elderly and disabled residents — MTS-Access — offering large vans capable of carrying wheelchairs and passengers.

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.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in California

Oakmont of Pacific Beach, Westmont of La Mesa and Silvergate Rancho Bernardo are the top rated nursing homes near San Diego, California. See full list of communities.

There are 69 nursing homes near San Diego, California. See the full list.

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