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San Diego Assisted Living

There are 220 Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego, CA.

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    Del Cerro Manor III

    Del Cerro Manor III is a wonderful assisted living and residential care facility for seniors that provides personaized care and assistance in a homelike environment.  Located in San Diego, Del Cerro...

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    Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

    Merrill Gardens At Bankers Hill is located in San Diego at 2567 Second Avenue and classified as a large Assisted Living facility . Merrill Gardens At...

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    Belmont of Sabre Springs

    Belmont Of Sabre Springs is located in San Diego at 13075 Evening Creek Drive S. and classified as a large Assisted Living facility . Belmont Of Sabr...

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    Del Cerro Manor II

    Del Cerro Manor II, located in San Diego, is a wonderful assisted living facility that provides seniors and their families with the comfort of quality living and care.  Del Cerro Manor II offers a s...

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    Serra Mesa Guests Home II

    Serra Mesa Guests Home II is a six-bed assisted living and residential care facility for the elderly located in a friendly neighborhood of San Diego.  Serra Mesa Guests Home II provides personal...

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    Sunrise Assisted Living of La Jolla

    Sunrise Assisted Living of La Jolla is a beautiful assisted living facility that is committed to improving residents’ quality of life through excellent senior care services and support located i...

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    Atria Collwood

    Atria Collwood is an exceptional assisted living and senior community conveniently located in the city of San Diego next to San Diego State University.  Atria Collwood offers seniors all the com...

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    Emeritus at Carmel Valley

    Set on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and lovely gardens, Emeritus at Carmel Valley is considered a premier Assisted Living community in San Diego. Seniors in Emeritus at Ca...

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    Belmont Village Sabre Springs

    Belmont Village Sabre Springs is an assisted living facility for seniors located in the attractive residential community of Poway in northeast San Diego.  Belmont Village Sabre Springs provid...

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    Del Cerro Manor

    Del Cerro Manor is an excellent assisted living and residential care facility that provides customized care to seniors in a homelike setting.  Located in the heart of the Del Cerro neighborhood ...

Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego, CA



220 Assisted Living facilities are located in the city of San Diego, California or nearby and can accommodate the needs of your Loved One. In San Diego, depending on its residents’ care needs, these Senior Living facilities provide daily nutritional meals, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management and more.

Also, these 220 facilities in San Diego can provide Seniors with family dining rooms, activity rooms, wellness programs, beauty salons, furnished rooms, outings, religious activities and more.


When Do Seniors in San Diego Need Assistance?

Seniors in San Diego will typically need this type of long term care when it is unsafe to live by themselves at home or they need assistance with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Residents in these types of California senior living facilities in can either be independent, need assisted living, and can be diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.


Types of Facilities in San Diego

The size of an Assisted Living facility in San Diego can vary from a small, residential board and care home to a large “resort-style” community.


A. Small Care Home Facilities

Description and Size

Board and Care Homes located in San Diego are regular residential homes in the neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. These care homes are licensed by California’s State Licensing Division and permitted by the City of San Diego.

Types of Residents

Residents in these San Diego care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many small residential care homes that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs and more, these residents prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller facility size and lower number of residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a San Diego Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.


B. Large Communities

Description and Size

Large Assisted Living Communities in San Diego will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercial areas and are also regulated by California’s State Licensing Department. These large senior living facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

Some nationally recognized  Communities that may be in San Diego or nearby are familiar names like Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Emeritus Senior Living, Atria Senior Living, Belmont Village, Senior Lifestyle, Holiday Retirement, and Five Star Senior Living to name a few.

Types of Residents

Seniors living in a San Diego these Communities will typically prefer a large community due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes and regular outings.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the facility and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in San Diego can range from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 Residents.


Costs in San Diego

The average cost of Assisted Living in San Diego is $ 3710 per month (source: Genworth Financial). Whether your loved one prefers a small residential care home or a large community, the lowest cost care and rent starts at is $ 933 and can go as high as $ 8445 depending on the level of care needs. To find out what factors play a part of the monthly cost, Click Here.


Paying for Care in San Diego

Paying for Assisted Living in San Diego can be done through a variety of ways. Most residents and families pay for care out of pocket or also called “Private Pay.” Other methods of paying for this type of Senior Living is through Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Aid and family members. Unfortunately, Medicare or Medicaid does not cover the costs of care and rent in San Diego. For more details and options on how you can pay for care, Click Here.


California Licensing

The 220  Facilities in San Diego are licensed, inspected and regulated by California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Their responsibilities are to have the administrators currently licensed, inspect the senior housing facility before it opens, ensure the facility is operating up to standards and the residents are receiving good care.


We encourage you to browse through our Facility Listings in San Diego to help you narrow down your options and save time. For more free information regarding Senior Living options and pricing in San Diego, please contact 877.523.6523 and a Care Advisor will be more than happy to help you.


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City Highlights

-Hundreds of Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego.

-San Diego is ranked the “20th Safest City in America”

-Assisted Living Range Costs in San Diego: $2,000~$6,000 per month

-Temperatures average 74 degrees in the summer and 65 degrees in the winter

-31 hospitals located throughout the city