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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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Westmont of Encinitas NOW OPEN

1920 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

AvantGarde Senior Living of La Jolla

6211 La Jolla Hermosa Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In house doctor that visits weekly. We are Covid FreeNew Mercedes SprinterNew Honda Odyssey Van Located in a quite neighborhood of La Jolla Message Chairs with individual remote settingsHighly Trained Care Staff155 Channels (sports, premium and movie channels. All rooms have wall mounted TV...

Huntington Manor

14755 Budwin Ln, Poway, CA 92064

4.5
(1 review)

Studio

La Marea

5592 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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Estancia Senior Living (Opening Spring 2021)

1735 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lantern Crest Senior Living

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071

4.1
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Olivenhain Guest Home

350 Cole Ranch Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

4.4
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Each individual has their own life story. Memory Loss , Alzheimer's and dementia do not change one's needs for love, respect and dignity. Providing for these basic needs on a constant basis can be an overwhelming task for family members as a loved one's memory fails. At Olivenhain Guest Home we...

Crest View Manor, Inc.

350 S Vine St, Escondido, CA 92025

4.4
(5 reviews)

Studio

Hilltop Vistas await you! The evening lights of the city twinkle from below. Situated high above downtown Escondido, we are close to everything yet quiet. Owned and operated by the Cook family for three generations, Crest View Manor offers experience in caring for your loved one. We are large...

Catered Living at Chateau Lake San Marcos

1502 Circa Del Lago, San Marcos, CA 92078

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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
Complete guide to nursing homes

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.

Learn More About San Diego, CA

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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