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Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon

444 Prescott Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

(855) 798-2040

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4.6

(20 reviews)

Offers Independent Living
Top rated on Caring.com

2023

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Independent Living

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Reviews of Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon in El Cajon, California

4.6

(20 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.8

  • Staff

    4.9

  • Food

    4.7

  • Activities

    5.0

  • Value

    4.0

Top rated on Caring.com

2023

CB

5

January 5, 2024

I visited this facility

I have been to this community many times. There are so many wonderful things I could say, but today I want to focus on the amazing activities they have to offer. The Vibrant Life (Activities) Director has a way of making you feel special and right at home. Her smile and laughter are just the outside window to her huge heart. This is the place to be in El Cajon. Doesn't matter if you are looking for a place to live or a place to work, this is where you belong!

Provider Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experiences with Solstice Senior Living in El Cajon. We are grateful for your kind words and are committed to maintaining the high standards that have contributed to your positive experiences at our community. If there's anything specific you would like to share or if you have any suggestions for improvement, we are always open to feedback. Thank you once again for choosing Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon, and we look forward to continuing to provide a supportive and enriching community for all.

George

5

April 11, 2023

I visited this facility

My parents-in-law will be moving into Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. They provided everything. We like the independent part of it. The staff was very nice, knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful. We talked to several of the people that live there, and they love the food. We met the cook, and the food looked pretty good. We were impressed. They have a gym and a salon. They have tons of activities for the residents. They have a beautiful courtyard area. They also had a little store, which is kind of nice.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review of Solstice at El Cajon! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback and we are excited to welcome your in-laws to our community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a great day!

Diane

4

November 11, 2022

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My brother is living in a one-bedroom apartment in Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. They come in and clean it for him. He got a very nice bathroom. The only thing I don't like about it is it's a little on the expensive side, but the food is good and you can have a guest. The guest has to pay, for his/her food, but they can eat dinner with you. All the help is very, very nice. They're really helpful. They also have a courtyard where you can go outside if you like. Plus, each one has a patio so you can sit out there, too. You wear a thing around your neck and if you need anything, you can press it and someone comes up to the room right away.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review of Solstice at El Cajon! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback and we are glad your brother is enjoying our community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a great day!

Susan

5

October 14, 2022

I visited this facility

I really like Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. I felt that the person in charge is super caring and I loved how they were able to create a broad environment as you age. So, it's independent, but it allowed supportive care as things arose, so you could still be part of that community. The person leading the program was absolutely remarkable. The residents were happy and they were all eating lunch together. The living environment looks good as well, but they probably could have more space for games and other gatherings. I didn't like the lack of facilities for other events other than the dining hall. The staff there was great. It just seemed like a vibrant community that included people who had dementia-like symptoms, rather than isolating them to purgatory. They could still participate with other people in a healthy way. So, my mother-in-law has dementia, but she's totally functional in so many ways. So to put her in this space, because she exhibits fundamental symptoms of people with who she can't have a conversation, is just really discouraging. They even mentioned somebody from memory care came to them and is thriving. I don't like the segregation of levels. It almost seems like it's done to increase costs for the people who don't fit fully in memory care but would struggle in independent care. What Solstice had that I really liked was their in-home extra services that are in the facility, which is what they stressed. If you need help with medication, you could pay for an extra service in that facility.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review of Solstice at El Cajon. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. Solstice is an independent living community that partners with home care agencies for residents who require additional assistance with daily living activities. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the right care solution for your loved one. Please contact our executive director.

Linda

5

September 21, 2022

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon is friendly, clean, and organized. So far, the staff has been wonderful. I understand the food is very good for the people that live there, but I have not tried it. They have activity days, and they have music time. Every level of the three floors has some sort of games and puzzles. I like the dining area. It looks very social.

Provider Response

Thank you for the kind five-star review of Solstice at El Cajon, Linda! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Diana

5

August 8, 2022

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon looks like it's been recently renovated. It's beautifully done. The landscaping in the courtyard is gorgeous. It's very open, airy, and nicely decorated. It's really a beautiful facility. The rooms were nice and well laid out. They don't have a kitchenette, but they have a refrigerator. There's no hot plate, but that's OK. They have two community kitchens, one on the second floor, and one on the third floor. The bathrooms were quite large. There was a small threshold to get into the shower, but it's less than any of the other facilities. Entryways are nice and wide. It looks like it's fully ADA compliant. All of the rooms have private balconies, which is nice. The staff was very nice and could answer all of my questions. Their menu selection seemed quite nice, and quite diverse. That would be my first choice far and above the others.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for the five-star review of Solstice at El Cajon, Diana! We are pleased to hear that you had great experiences while on tour of our community and truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Kellie

5

July 6, 2022

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon is 5 all the way around. The people were nice. They were eating when I came and the people were in line for their food and sitting at their tables waiting. It was crowded and it was lively. There was one of the residents playing the piano and they had their activities person waiting for them to finish because they had a big activity that everybody couldn't wait to do after lunch. They knew the director, they knew the CEO or the assistant director, and I met both of them and I met the activities person. There were a lot of activities going on and they were all having a wonderful time.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Kellie! We are pleased that you had a great experience at our community and truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Melinda

5

April 29, 2022

I visited this facility

I toured Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. They were very friendly upon arrival. They attended to me very quickly, and they stayed on time with the appointment. They're very free with letting us see all the grounds and the different apartments. They introduced me to one of their ambassadors and it was very comforting to know that the tenants are very happy there. They had many activities scheduled throughout the month. They have an activities director, so they have someone designated to provide the activities. It's a very social environment.

Provider Response

Hi, Melinda! Thank you for your review of Solstice at El Cajon. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and getting to know our community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Have a great day!

Kelly

5

March 4, 2022

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My husband is in Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. I think it's very nicely put together because it looks nice. You walk in, and everything's clean and looks modern. They have the menu up on time for the weekly meals. They have activities. They have mailboxes, which are so convenient. I just like the way it looked. It didn't look like it was rundown. It looks modern. The apartments are nice and spacious, which includes utilities and three meals a day. There are a lot of caregivers to come in and help out. The staff is great and very caring. They remember every single resident's name. Once in a while, they'll text me to do a surprise birthday for my husband, and they text me a photo. The residents are very caring. It's a great place. They do offer activities. The lady that I signed the lease with was fantastic. The front desk lady helps me so much. I can call at any time, and she will help out with little things.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review of Solstice at El Cajon! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. We are so glad that your husband is enjoying his time at our community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at our community soon!

Jeff

5

June 23, 2021

I visited this facility

I had an excellent tour of Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. The woman who walked me through had only been there for a week, so she didn't know all the answers to the questions, but they had the administrator who had been there for 12 years. He filled me in on other things and was very helpful, but they didn't follow up with me. They said they were gonna send me an email and they didn't, but I told them I wasn't planning to move in right away, maybe that's why. We toured both the one and two-bedroom. Some of the two bedrooms had the same price as their one-bedroom, depending on where your room is. Some of them have nice balconies and one has a fountain. Pretty much they're out in the shade, so the apartments were nice. They have special deals for the two-bedroom ones, like $400 off on what the normal price is when you're moving in for your first year, so that was pretty good. The administrator scheduled a private lunch with me and it was in a special dining room, which was very nice. The food was excellent. I met the chef and they were having a Cinco de Mayo party, so there's Mexican food, but every day they have different choices of food like a shrimp salad with six huge shrimps, which I had, and then they had soup, cottage cheese, and jello. They gave me a churro for dessert and it was great. I was very impressed. The facilities are nice but it's an older facility built in the late 80s, so they're doing a lot of upgrades to it.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for the five-star review of Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon, Jeff! We are so glad you had a great experience on your tour of our community. Have a wonderful day!

Francie Nancy

5

February 23, 2021

I visited this facility

Solstice is in an excellent location in Downtown El Cajon where you can walk to the library, a park, and great restaurants, yet it's in a quiet area offering a trickling pond surrounded by lovely gardens and benches for meeting up with friends and family. All the residents we saw and the staff who welcomed us appeared to be happy and friendly, but because of the Covid pandemic, masks and social distancing was observed throughout our visit and the formerly "normal" activities are on hold at present. However, we were able to tour the facility and my sister and I are in the process of each securing an apartment, where we hope to live our lives "vibrantly", once we get through this difficult time!

Provider Response

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Francie! Our team works hard to keep our residents happy and safe year-round. We are so pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your tour of our community, and we hope to see you back soon!

Don

4

December 8, 2020

I visited this facility

We did tour Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. We went to a couple of units. We didn't actually like it that much, so we didn't spend too much time there. It's hard to say because they were in a pandemic, so you don't get a true look at everything. The staff did fine, he was personable, and everything was fine. Nice tour. It's an older place. It had a bit of a musty kind of smell to it. I don't know if it's anyone's fault. It's just not for me. We saw all the amenities. We saw the little workout room they had. We saw everything.

Provider Response

We are glad you enjoyed your tour of Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. Thank you for taking the time to review our community!

Sheila

5

August 5, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My friend loves Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon. The layout of her apartment is very good, it has a huge bathroom, and she can fit all her furniture in there. The staff is very helpful. They have bingo and other games, and they take them on outings and to doctors' appointments. They have an exercise room, a hairdresser, movie nights, computer access, and a library. I ate there twice and it was exceptionally good food. The chefs were wonderful. It's a gated community and it has the best value for the money.

Lori

5

February 12, 2019

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon was super nice. We really liked it. The one-bedrooms had a living room and a nice big closet, a bedroom, and a bathroom. They were really nice. They had chair yoga, exercise, dance classes, and all kinds of activities. The man who gave us the tour was outstanding. We were impressed with the whole thing, like the grounds, the rooms, the activities, and the food. If we were to make the decision to put Mom in a place like that, that's the one we would choose. It was a really nice facility. I met the activity director, and everybody seemed friendly. It seemed like a really nice situation.

E.B

3

September 13, 2016

I am/was a resident of this facility

I live here. I like the way that it’s set up. It’s not too big or too spread out. The staff is OK. Most of the food is good. One of the complaints about the dining is that you have to be there at certain times or you just don’t eat. People will have to come and see this place for themselves and see what’s available.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

Richard367188

3

June 17, 2016

I visited this facility

It was more independent living. They had some services for assisted living, but you really need to be more independent because the assistance comes from outside, and you have work with them. It did not seem like it will work out. The courtyard was nice, and they had activities.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

Caring106818150

5

May 14, 2015

I visited this facility

We like it very much. It is more conducive of what we would like to have when we go. Their residents don’t need quite as much help when they are in there. We had dinner there, and the food is lovely. They do have activities and programs, and they are right in the city of El Cajon, so they are near the library, and it is very lovely. Their rooms have a large bedroom, a good size living room, a nice bathroom, a little kitchenette area, and plenty of windows which is nice. I would recommend them.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

William104437350

5

April 30, 2015

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved in and the staff are nice, and the people are very friendly. I am satisfied. They do have a little bit of assistance, but it's from the outside. It's strictly independent. My son is only a half an hour away, and that's a plus. I'm in a one-bedroom apartment. I like the overall situation, and the surroundings are nice too.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

Rhonda9

4

May 20, 2014

I visited this facility

My parents are very happy here. We can have dinner with them, and everyone was so very nice. We really like this place. It wasn’t as big as the other places. It’s a very homey place, and they also receive three meals a day. The staff were very, very wonderful. The residents came up, and they were very friendly. We just got a really good sense of it being just the right place for them. They have cleaning service once a week. They have bingo and card nights. They actually have several things for the residents to engage in. They also have a community kitchen were you can bring in your meals and bring in the food and cook it with your family. It has been a great experience so far. Also, once a week they a bus out or to doctor's appointments. We had dinner there. They have a regular meal offered, and they also have other foods offered. I like the idea that there is a staff that stays at night. The only thing I wish they have was a swimming pool.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

John41

5

May 14, 2013

I visited this facility

We chose it for my mother because my mother-in-law also lived there. It had a courtyard and a restaurant-like dining area where they ordered whatever they wanted. The staff were very good and my mother was happier there. It was a very good place and I would recommend it to others.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Have a great day!

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Costs for Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon in El Cajon, California

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$3,450

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon in El Cajon, California

Health Services

  • Companion Care
  • Medication Reminders

Inside Amenities

  • Computer Room
  • Cable/Satellite TV in Common Area
  • Entertainment Venues

Financing & Payment Options

  • Accepts Credit Card Payments
  • Accepts Check Payments
  • Rent And Care Fees
  • All Inclusive Rent

Resident Information

  • Offers Respite Care

Personal Care

  • Cooking services
  • Personal Care Assistants

Transportation & Shopping

  • General Transportation Services

Staff Training & Qualifications

  • Staff trained in Medication Management

Games Hobbies & Recreation

  • Horticultural Activities
  • Literary Activities/Programs
  • Educational Activities/Programs
  • Facilitated Field Trips/Outings
  • Tabletop & Other Games/Programs
  • Arts & Crafts Activities/Programs
  • Music Activities/Programs

Diet & Nutrition

  • Diabetic
  • Renal
  • Special Diets/Dietary Accommodations
  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt
  • Kosher

Kitchen Types

  • Kitchenette

Outside Amenities

  • Garden

Pets

  • Pet restrictions

Room Amenities

  • Wifi/Internet In Unit
  • Cable/Satellite In Unit

Housekeeping & Maintenance

  • Housekeeping Services
  • Linen Services

Guests

  • Overnight Guests
  • Guest Parking

Dining

  • Communal Dining
  • Guest Meals

Fitness & Wellness Programs

  • Yoga/Stretching opportunities
  • Tai Chi
  • Salon Services
  • Fitness & wellness facilities/equipment

Parking Options

  • Parking Lot

Therapies

  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation

On-Site Services

  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Aid Assistance

Additional Amenity Information

  • Dining: Private dining room

About Solstice Senior Living at El Cajon in El Cajon, California

Independent living is just that, you live independently enjoying the company of your friends and neighbors while we provide the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more. We believe you have earned the right to a care-free lifestyle. Let us do the daily chores so you can do the daily fun!

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