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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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Cypress Court

1255 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026

4.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Cypress Court embraces the wonderful climate North County San Diego has to offer. Nestled in Escondido, California, we are centrally located near shopping, entertainment, theaters, and all the conveniences of a thriving town. As you walk through our doors, you will feel an immediate sense of...

Sungarden Terrace

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

4.3
(27 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Truewood by Merrill Oceanside

3500 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

3.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

You’re going to love it at Truewood by Merrill, Oceanside. Enjoy the classic California beach community with warm, sandy beaches, historic wooden pier, and Cape Cod style harbor village. Live the laid-back lifestyle of the beach, close to a variety of stores, entertainment options, and great ways...

Redwood Terrace

710 W 13th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

4.7
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Redwood Terrace is a proud member of Human Good, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality living options and support services to Seniors.

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Regency Fallbrook

609 East Elder, Fallbrook, CA 92028

4.2
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Regency Fallbrook's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need...

Vista Gardens

1863 Devon Place, Vista, CA 92084

4.2
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Vista Gardens is a family owned and operated Memory Care Community located in the serene country-side of Vista, California. We have designed a Memory Care facility that provides for the well-being of your loved one in an innovative, safe and secure environment. Our care services are personalized...

Cadence at Poway Gardens

12695 Monte Vista Rd, Poway, CA 92064

4.4
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Cadence at Poway Gardens is a beautiful 32acre 100% memory care community located in the naturally scenic hills of northern Poway. Our 86 resident bed community is made up of five (5) Garden Villas (6 bed ranch style homes) and two (2) larger homes that are comprised of a 24 resident bed home and...

Fairwinds - Ivey Ranch

4490 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

4.3
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Fairwinds — Ivey Ranch offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds...

Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

2325 Proctor Valley Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91914

4.1
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Westmont at San Miguel Ranch is a beautiful, scenic assisted living center located in beautiful Chula Vista, San Diego County, California. Nestled along the coast of Southern California, seniors can enjoy picturesque views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Offering a small-town feel in a large...

The Gateway & Gateway Gardens

12751 Gateway Park Road, Poway, CA 92064

4.5
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gateway - Gateway Gardens is located in Poway, CA. Poway is a part of San Diego County, and this independent living community provides seniors with a great location to call home. Poway offers much to do and see, so that residents and their guests always have entertainment options. Those who...

Ocean Hills Senior Living

4500 Cannon Rd, Oceanside, CA 92056

3.7
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

White Sands

7450 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

4.6
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Aegis at Shadowridge

1440 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

If you're looking for a place where you or your loved one can celebrate life, welcome to Aegis at Shadowridge. Situated minutes from the beach, Aegis at Shadowridge is conveniently located near shopping, churches, and recreation. More than just an address, Aegis is a lifestyle - from wonderful...

Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942

5.0
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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.

Ivy Park at Otay Ranch

1290 Santa Rosa Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91913

4.4
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Ivy Park is the newest, luxury community in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista. We opened in 2018 and are under new management as of May 1, 2021, and our company has decades of senior living expertise and experience, managing over 35 senior living communities throughout California and Nevada. ...

ActivCare at Rolling Hills Ranch

850 Duncan Ranch Road, Chula Vista, CA 91914

4.6
(7 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

ActivCare Rolling Hills Ranch in east Chula Vista is a specialized senior living community that serves the changing needs of those with memory loss by offering a spectrum of living options.The community is specially designed and built for people with memory loss. Colorful murals assist with...

Monarch Cottage

7630 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

3.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Sun and Sea

740 Seventh Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Here's What's So Special About Sun and Sea Manor Residential Memory Care! OUR CULTURE Years ago, the owners of Sun and Sea Manor decided that 'love' would be the cornerstone and central motivating theme for our community and it remains at the heart of our culture today. OUR CAREGIVERS... ...

ActivCare at Bressi Ranch

6255 Nygaard Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009

4.0
(6 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

ActivCare at Bressi Ranch is a specialized senior living community that serves the changing needs of those with memory loss by offering a continuum of living options. The focus of each day is always on enhancing the lives of each and every resident. ActivCare at Bressi Ranch's many levels of...

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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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