Aegis at Shadowridge

1440 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA, 92056

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based on 12 Reviews

John94549850 September 08, 2014

I visited this facility

Aegis at Shadowridge was a nice facility as well, though not as new. I thought it was around 112 years old. It would be a very similar to the arrangement where my parents were at, with the exception that they had memory capability as well. I thought they offered a variety of different activities tailored to their particular situation. The rooms were a pretty good size. They had one bedroom, but they weren’t as new as the one that we saw at the other facility, but they were certainly nicely kept up. The meal selection looked good. The staff seemed to be very helpful. They were very friendly, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. They were also very courteous and answered all the questions I had.

LovelyLady00000140 August 29, 2014

I visited this facility

To me, the cost at Aegis is a lower-priced one, but it looked like it might be OK. The people were very nice when I talked with them. The facility looked clean, but I didn't actually go into any rooms. Also, I didn't get to see any of the clients there or see how they work with the clients. The facility looked fine though.

Caring93618950 August 29, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We've already got my mother-in-law in Aegis of Shadowridge and she has been there for almost two months. We chose this place because it is very clean -- it almost looks like a hotel more than an assisted living hospital. She has her own room; they have planned activities and really good food. They also have a nice little walking area and a really beautiful garden area with swings and things like that. They have activities every day; they have their own theater room, and once a month they will have the families come for a barbecue. They have concerts in their garden area, I mean, it is just beautiful. It is almost like a cruise ship on land. The people there are really nice; the nurses are really helpful; and the staff is great.

Caring7787 June 29, 2013

I visited this facility

Aegis Living at Shadowridge was willing to give me a sample of the place for respite care for a week. Everything was up to good standards. It was probably one of the most modern and newest places, but they were too business like. The people that run the place were pretty tight. The studio was the only one I saw and it was pretty clean, but they were a little small. Aegis felt to be a little more of a hospital environment.

Caring Daughter2 May 26, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This is a beautiful facility. The apartments are a good size. They will customize an apartment by connecting adjoining rooms, when possible. The staff is friendly and do an excellent job. They are warm and caring with residents, and find ways to make them feel at home and happy. For instance, they now keep my father's favorite ice cream in stock. The food is excellent. It is portion controlled, however they will serve additional food upon request. There are lots of recreational activities, and they will go and get residents to insure they are able to participate. They have bus rides weekly, which may be scenic tours, or destination rides to places of interest nearby. They encourage family and friends to participate, too. They have capable and caring nursing staff, who are quick to notify family of any health issues. There has been slightly higher management staff turnover, in the last year. However, all go to lengths to get to know residents and their families. Prices are somewhat high, however, overall, I would say it is worth it.

LindaCares July 27, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Long-term continuity of caring staff. Beautiful facility. Excellent food. I have told many people about how happy and confident I am with this facility and its care.

KaptainBran June 13, 2011

Friend or relative of resident

My Dad was diagnosed with dimentia and required 24 hour attention. My daughters and I toured several facilities before choosing Aegis at Shadowridge. We were given a tour of both the Assisted Living areas and the Memory Care areas, the later of which was where my Dad resided for seven months in 2008. Aegis is an expensive option, but provides a reasonable level of care. The facility is well decorated and the room size is adequate. The activities are somewhat repetitious, but the musical programs and entertainment events are very good. They host a "Summer Concert Series" which features live bands and dancing in their backyard garden setting. My Dad was a friendly, but fussy individual, and the staff was sometimes less than attentive to his needs, taking long periods of time to attend when called. My daughters and I visited him almost daily. The medical staff is very good, and the Director of the Memory Care Unit is a caring, intelligent woman. The food is also better than average. However, this facility is pricy, and other alternatives may be better on your budget. Add ons for the number of medications and level of care required can make it unaffordable. All in all, however, it is a good facility and residents seem comfortable and well cared for.

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From Aegis at Shadowridge

At Aegis Assisted Living in Shadowridge, CA, we provide assisted living services as well as support and care for individuals who live with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Our beautiful community borders the charming California coastal towns of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. Aegis Assisted Living's idyllic location offers our residents the benefits of a warm, mild climate of Southern California all year round, with the Pacific Ocean only three miles away. Our landscaped gardens and quiet courtyards provide an inviting and peaceful atmosphere that compliments the elegance of our home.

Aegis at Shadowridge has 49 private studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors needing our assisted living services. We also feature 35 spacious studios specially designed and developed for those residents living with Alzheimers disease or other dementia.

Features of Aegis at Shadowridge


  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Pets All Pets


  • State Licenses 374602653

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