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From old-growth Redwood forests to white sandy beaches, California has earned its nickname as The Golden State for good reason. California is home to great weather, year-round sunshine, and unmatched beauty. When it comes to finding a skilled nursing facility, California has many great options.

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According to Genworth, the median monthly cost of nursing home care in California is about $10,600 for a private room and $8,900 for a semi-private room.

Nursing Homes Facilities near University Heights, 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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Rancho Santa Fe Villa in San Diego, CA
5.0

My wife and I have been at this 6 bed assisted living facility for almost 3 years. It is a beautiful home in a prestige area of north San Diego. The home has panoramic views of the rolling hills. Sometimes we see the hot air balloons go by. The facility is clean and tidy. My wife is 83 and I am 88. She is assisted living/memory and I am independent living. She has been in Hospice bedridden with Alzheimer's for 2 years and has to hand fed with pureed food and totally cared for. I'm sure she wouldn't get the care she has here at a larger facility. The caregivers are all friendly and extremely caring. Very nice meals are served 3 times a day. The Director of Activities plays music on the keyboard. Singing makes the residents come alive. He also has taught art painting with acrylics. I have never painted before, now I've painted over 30 pictures on canvas, surfboards, guitars etc. It gives me something to do and keeps my brain active. This is a superior facility compared to other ones I have heard about. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate Rancho Santa Fe Villa a 5.

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Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 | 8.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Stellar Care

4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 | 3.5 milesfrom San Diego center

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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.

Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 5.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 | 3.4 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 Bonita

3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910 | 8.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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Pacifica Senior Living 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...

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4.3(81 reviews)

I have already recommended Pacifica Senior Living to probably about 30 people. The facility is beautiful, it has 3 levels of care. The staff can not be nicer or more professional and friendly. The directors...

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 | 6.8 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109 | 7.9 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...

Monarch Cottage

7630 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 9.9 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...

Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 | 6.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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. ...

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Point Loma Estates Memory Care

3423 Channel Way, San Diego, CA 92110 | 4.6 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 | 5.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 | 2.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

Plateau Village Memory Care

4960 Mills St, 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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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...

Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 | 7.1 milesfrom San Diego center

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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.

Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910 | 8.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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...

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4.4(106 reviews)

This community was good but there was no outdoor area for my loved one. This was the only reason we felt like we had to go with another community. This was a great tour.

Cloisters of the Valley

4171 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108 | 2.5 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.

White Sands, a CCRC

7450 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 9.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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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.

Paradise Village

2700 E Fourth St, National City, CA 91950 | 5.9 milesfrom San Diego center

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WELCOME TO PARADISE! Introducing Paradise Village, the newest retirement community located in San Diego's South Bay. Offering retirement and assisted living in a resort-style, gated community with a Mediterranean flair. One bedroom, one bedroom w/den, 2 bedroom, and penthouse options. Studio and...

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4.3(45 reviews)

My husband and I live here currently and it’s fantastic. We really couldn’t be in a better place. Everyone is so friendly (even the janitors say hello to you) and the salt water pool and all of the...

Plaza Village Senior Living

950 L Avenue, National City, CA 91950 | 6 milesfrom San Diego center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

PLAZA VILLAGE IS A UNIQUE APPROACH TO SENIOR LIVING From our innovative design to our resident centered approach to care and activities, you'll notice the difference. Our assisted living and memory care programs are designed to meet the individual care needs and social needs of each resident. ...

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4.0(41 reviews)

Plaza Village is an excellent value in Senior Care. The accommodations are Suite Style, as the building was originally built as condominiums. Three or Four bedroom units share a living room and a full...

Brighton Place San Diego

1350 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 | 4 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 | 4.6 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 | 2.2 milesfrom San Diego center

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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 | 4.6 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 | 3.7 milesfrom San Diego center

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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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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

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Cypress Court, Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside and La Marea are the top rated nursing homes near University Heights, California. See full list of communities.

There are 57 nursing homes near University Heights, California. See the full list.

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

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