61 Assisted Living Facilities in Lakeside, CA

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Chaparral Rose

13653 Cuesta del Sol, Lakeside, CA
Chaparral Rose is an assisted living facility nestled into a quiet and beautiful neighborhood in Santee, California. It has a capacity for six seniors and a small staff-to-resident ratio, which allows the staff to get to know each individua... (read more)
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Island Grove Guest Home

12624 Willow Road, Lakeside, CA
Kathie851444: "When my mother got out of the hospital, she went into Island Grove. It is a converted house with a lot of caregivers, but nobody speaks English. I would go to see her at least three times a week, and she broke out in rashes on her hands th... (read more)
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Lakeside Manor Elderly Care

9308 Emerald Grove Ave, Lakeside, CA
DeanHennings: "My father spent the last 16 months of his Alzheimer’s journey at Lakeside Manor, and I could not have been more pleased with the level of care that he received during that time. When evaluating memory care units, I realized I needed to co... (read more)
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Deer Hill Estates

16916 Deer Hill Estates, Lakeside, CA
belowskinbeauty: "This is just what you want in a home for the elderly. There are consistent caregivers, who are kind and knowledgeable. The residents are encouraged to feel that it is their home. There are activities because there are four small homes i... (read more)
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Sunshine Care Home

11812 LAKESIDE AVENUE, Lakeside, CA
Caring110629850: "My sister was in Sunshine Care Home, but she had an accident there. She had a broken walker that they had her using, and she fell and broke her arm. They evicted her because they said that she needed too much care. The caregiver was helpin... (read more)
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Jardine Family Home

12060 Thistle Braes Terrace, Lakeside, CA
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San Vicente Guest Home

12355 San Vicente Ave, Lakeside, CA
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Cal-Cris Lodge

8944 Emerald Grove Avenue, Lakeside, CA
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Lantern Crest Senior Living

11010 Sunset Trail, Santee, CA
Lantern Crest Senior Living is an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility in Santee, California, a San Diego suburb less than twenty miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Housing includes studio and one-bedroom apartm... (read more)
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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Avenue, La Mesa, CA
Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, California, is situated on nine acres of landscaped grounds with beautifully manicured gardens and walkways. Residents compliment the walking paths for exercise and the amenities for socializing with friends an... (read more)
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The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA
Connie: "The Montera would have been a wonderful facility, but Dad needed more care than what they offered. They were very upfront about that, the manager was very good at explaining things, and he was very nice. It was very bright, very cheerful, ... (read more)
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Parkway Gardens Retirement Care Home

660 Van Houten Avenue, El Cajon, CA
Parkway Gardens Retirement Care Home is located in the center of El Cajon, California, just minutes from Interstate 8. Residents and visitors love that the staff of Parkway Gardens are kind, caring and very accommodating. The assisted livin... (read more)
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Lo-Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Street, El Cajon, CA
Lo-Har Senior Living is an assisted living facility situated in a charming residential area of El Cajon, California. Visitors consistently praise the facility's cleanliness, appealing layout and approachable staff. Surrounding the cottage-s... (read more)
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Shaded Arbor Groveland Terrace

1412 Groveland Terrace, El Cajon, CA
Shaded Arbor is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations! Our facility caters to varied levels of care for the Community and we specialize in Dementia/Al... (read more)
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Lake Murray Healthcare Center

7867 Lake Andrita Avenue, San Diego, CA
Lake Murray Healthcare Center is a small residential community known today as "Assisted Living". It is designed to provide the ideal solution for seniors who need some help with ADL (Activities of Daily Living), such as bathing, dressing, p... (read more)
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Bosworth Gardens

1340 Bosworth St, El Cajon, CA
Bosworth Gardens is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations! Our facility caters to varied levels of care for the Community and we specialize in Dementi... (read more)
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Bosworth Gardens II

793 Wichita Avenue, El Cajon, CA
Bosworth Gardens RCFE is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations! Our facility caters to varied levels of care for the Community and we specialize in De... (read more)
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Mount Helix Care Home

10030 Grandview Drive, La Mesa, CA
Mount Helix Care Home provides quality care and individualized attention to its residents. This small but beautiful home is located in a nice neighborhood. It has large bedrooms and bathrooms. Caregivers provide all levels of care for the e... (read more)
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Caring Corner Independent Living

431 Graves Avenue, El Cajon, CA
Caring Corner Independent Living is located in El Cajon, CA. Independent Living gives you or your loved ones peace of mind, when your health situations change we will be there to assist you in a way that is personal for you. You can start o... (read more)
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Reina's Residential Care

9290 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA
Reina’s Residential Care is conveniently located near Hwy 8 for visiting family and the nearby Sharp Grossmont Hospital for emergency services, new residents to Reina's Residential Care will find a caring home that is friendly and accessibl... (read more)
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lakeside

Lakeside is a beautiful waterfront area located in San Diego County, California. It's home to several beautiful lakes and parks including Santee Lakes and Lindo Lake County Park. There are approximately 20,000 residents in Lakeside, and 13.9 percent of them are over the age of 65. Eight Residential Care Facilities are located in Lakeside which offer assisted living to the area's senior population. Another 55 RCFs are located in nearby areas such as Santee, El Cajon and San Diego. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lakeside

  • Although Lakeside's cost of living is high at 61.8 percent above the U.S. average, seniors living in the area may find that they are able to save money on expenses such as healthcare, which is 15 percent below the national average.

  • Seniors in Lakeside will love the year-round climate that the area has to offer. With only 14 inches of precipitation on average each year, as well as average July high temperatures of 88 degrees and average January lows of 42 degrees, seniors can enjoy spending time outdoors year-round. By comparison, the national average precipitation is 65 inches annually, with average July highs of 86.1 degrees and January lows of 22.6 degrees.

  • San Diego County is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

  • The San Diego County area, including Lakeside, has been ranked among the top ten areas with the worst air quality in the country by the American Lung Association. Seniors with breathing problems and lung-related medical issues may find these problems worsening if they choose to reside in the Lakeside area. 

  • Lakeside has no facilities to choose from in the event of medical emergencies or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in La Mesa.

  • Seniors have no safe public transportation options in Lakeside. However, some RCFs may offer shuttle services to residents.


Paying for Assisted Living in Lakeside

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in California

$4,400.00 Santee
$4,000.00 US
$3,345.00 La Mesa
$3,300.00 El Cajon
$3,250.00 Lakeside
$3,166.00 Poway
$2,895.00 Lemon Grove
$2,700.00 Spring Valley

Assisted Living costs in Lakeside start around $3,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Lakeside and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lakeside

Seniors living in an RCF in Lakeside can apply for financial assistance under a 1915(c) Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver, which is intended to help seniors pay for the cost of services provided to them in assisted living. 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in California may apply for an Optional State Supplement to help them pay for the cost of room and board expenses when living in an RCF. These expenses are capped by the state for residents who receive SSI. 

Family supplementation is not permitted in California.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Lakeside

Lakeside and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lakeside

Lakeside-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.