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Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

(855) 944-5257

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4.3

(13 reviews)

Offers Independent Living and Assisted Living

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Costs for Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, 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.

$2,790

Starting Price

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$3,200

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Reviews of Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, California

4.3

(13 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.5

  • Staff

    4.8

  • Food

    3.3

  • Activities

    4.0

  • Value

    3.5

Harlow

4

April 29, 2024

I visited this facility

The general appearance of Grossmont Gardens was good, nice, and clean. The staff members were friendly. They showed us the respite room and I found it to be nice. The other rooms were good, too. The respite room was like a studio. They also have a dining room and an activity room.

Denielle

5

March 29, 2024

I visited this facility

I toured Grossmont Gardens. That was a huge facility. They had every single kind of care. They even had a lockdown unit. I really liked it, but it was out of my price budget, and for the care that my sister needed there, she was too young for it. They referred me to try to get certain funding, but she still doesn't qualify for it because she's too young. I would love to put her there, but it's too expensive because she pays out of pocket. I really enjoyed the tour. I had seen them helping some of the patients in and out of the elevator, because it was dinner time, and that was really good to see that they spoke to the patients and didn't just walk past them. The dining area looked very good. It was open, and everybody was lively talking to each other. And I'm pretty sure they offer haircutting and transportation. They offer numbers to different people that may be able to help me with different things, and I really like that, too.

Bruce

3

December 27, 2023

I visited this facility

When I toured Grossmont Gardens, somebody else stepped in and took over, although I sat there for probably 30 minutes before. She showed me the model. They have models of their different floor plans, so I was able to see all the different ones that my father would be interested in, but she wasn't able to give me any pricing or any other information. She wasn't the person to talk to for all of that. They're supposed to call me back today, but I just wasn't impressed with the whole arrangement. They didn't know I was coming. It was like a zoo. I was sitting there and people were looking for people they couldn't find. It's a much bigger facility, which has a lot of things. One of the nice things, though, about that facility (I don't know whether it's good or bad) was all the doors of the rooms open to the outside versus into an internal hallway. It was a balcony with some railing so that gives you a little more feeling of being more independent. It's more like a front door going outside. There was a bingo game going on. We then toured the dining room, but it was later in the day, and nobody was eating at that point, they weren't ready for my tour, so they didn't have all the venues and all the stuff. The dining area looked nice, but I was concerned at the size of the dining area since they're such a large facility, but the lady said that it was never full completely. It would have been nice to have been there during a meal to see how that worked, but they have waiters who take your order and bring your food to your table. So, that's great.

Brooke

3

June 11, 2023

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

My father is still at Grossmont Gardens. I would say his overall experience would just be satisfactory. There is lots of room for improvement. Of course, he did have a majority of his stay through the COVID pandemic, so that was not enjoyable. Lately, his main source of social interaction is going to the dining hall to have his three meals of the day, and it seems to be a common thing that it is shut down and their meals are brought to them in their room, so then he has no social interaction for the day unless it's with a nurse. Usually, the excuse I get is that it's due to staffing issues. Or if somebody is sick, they're going to quarantine everybody instead of just quarantining the sick person. When you're paying a lot of money to stay there and you can't have your meals in the dining hall and enjoy the company of others for long periods, it's very discouraging and upsetting. The dining area looks nice when they can be there. My father complains about the food though. When I go in there and sit with him and his friends at the table, they always make jokes about the food, not in a good way, so I don't think the food is very desirable. They have activities but he doesn't attend very many of them. They have bingo, bridge, chair yoga occasionally, and music trivia quiz night. My father's room is a small bedroom with a bathroom. The bathroom is wheelchair accessible. It's got storage in the bathroom. He has a sliding glass door and screen that goes to a joint patio with all the other rooms, so he has some outside access, which is nice. The nurses and the caregivers on his floor are friendly. They have very nice grounds, too.

Linda

3

May 3, 2023

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

My mother-in-law is a resident of Grossmont Gardens. The staff, as far as the caregivers, they're very nice. The management is not good and they keep cutting the staff, so the care goes down. We brought up this concern because at one point my mother-in-law went a week and two days without a shower, and she's supposed to get one twice a week. They were trying to make excuses, and then I said that you're cutting staff. The person I talked to says, "Oh, but we only cut the staff in the dietary." But then, when you pull the health care workers to help with the dietary, they're not available to do their job. It's just being mismanaged now. I don't know what's going on, but they're doing a poor job, they keep cutting staff, and they keep expecting staff to do things that they're not supposed to be doing. The food is okay, I did not try it, but I sat with my mother-in-law at lunch. It's a decent room, she has a studio. They have an activity room. She's in the east building, so it's a little different. I know they have a pool and different things for other parts of the community, but she's not able to take advantage of those things. I do know that they have community people for different things. But they forgot to take my mother-in-law for her birthday month; one time, they take everybody out for a special lunch, and they forgot her. That was kind of disconcerting. Again, this goes to the staff. They have exercises, which are very limited, but appropriately so, for the people that don't have much mobility. But they'll be in their chairs, and they'll be doing different leg and arm exercises while they sit, so it's very safe. Those people are quite lovely. They have bingo and different things like that. They also play music. The staff I would rate a five, but not the management.

Robert

4

September 15, 2022

I visited this facility

I liked my tour at Grossmont Gardens. I like the appearance of the place. When I got inside, the directions or information that leads you to the administration building was not great, so I hope they'll improve on that. The administration is in the back, and you have parking spaces up front, and most people will be at their parking. When I got back there, I finally met with the lady, and it was a nice meeting. I didn't know that you had to bring in your own furniture, but the 1-bedroom was nice. The staff that gave the tour was very good. She was attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant to talk to. She gave me a lot of information and good points about the place. I saw their swimming pool, and it's a big place so there are a lot of rooms. It looks like a huge apartment building, but the individual rooms are a good size. They don't provide a television but that's ok.

Toby

5

September 13, 2022

I visited this facility

Grossmont Gardens was a very nice place, and the people seemed very nice. The room had a small kitchenette area. I only looked at independent living. The saleslady was very nice, very friendly, and very knowledgeable. The facility was very clean and very nice. They had a very nice pool. I saw a studio apartment, and it was very small. The dining area was restaurant-type.

Corey

5

September 13, 2022

I visited this facility

I will be moving into Grossmont Gardens. It was fabulous. The staff was wonderful. Everything was wonderful. I'm so happy to be moving there. I looked at the dining room, and it looked like a five-star restaurant. I didn't look at the menu, but you can order a la carte, which I'll probably do a lot of. They have bunco, blackjack, and exercise. They were wonderful to me. I'm so excited to move there.

Kellie

4

July 7, 2022

I visited this facility

Grossmont Gardens was like an apartment complex. There was nothing wrong with it. The people were nice. It was very pretty. I liked it. The apartments didn't have a kitchen (just a sink), but it was OK. They were adequately sized. You had quite a few floor plans to choose from. San Diego County is very expensive, but it was OK. It was very clean. The staff during the tour was very nice, attentive, and very helpful. The activities were good.

Melinda

5

April 29, 2022

I visited this facility

I went to tour Grossmont Gardens. They're very friendly staff. They're very attentive to the time of the appointment. They're very free with showing me the grounds and the apartments. I got a very good impression overall. It's comforting and it is truly independent living. The residents have a lot of freedom to make their own decisions. The meals are included, and it seems like a nice menu. The snacks and buffet are pretty much available throughout the day for a lighter fare. I didn't taste any of the food, so I don't know what it tastes like, but it was a very nice dining area setting. They offer continuum care. They have other facilities for memory care and for advancement in age or condition depending on what the resident needs.

Rose

5

March 2, 2022

I visited this facility

Grossmont Gardens was over the top. If I could afford it, this would be it. It's extremely active. They had businesspeople. They had everybody in and out. It was very busy. When I went to their administrative building, there were workers in and out and service people in and out. If you fell down, you could stay there. If you were independent, you could stay there. It was all inclusive. Plus, it's close to a medical facility. It was really nice. They had everything. It was topnotch. It was run very professionally. If you went as a normal person, you would think you were going to a regular place. You certainly didn't have the feel this was a convalescent area. They had a library. They had numerous buildings. It had so many different dining halls for each level of residents. They had a pool, and they had a bus that would take people places. It looked more like an independent retirement center to me. They have the assisted living, and it's blended in very well. I liked it.

Lora

5

August 25, 2021

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

I liked the people at Grossmont Gardens. My mother moved in there. Everybody was really friendly and really helpful. The rooms were really nice. There is a lot of light and trees around there. It was just a really beautiful setting for my mom. There are people in and out, helping her all the time. Before she went in there she was very depressed, and now she is just so happy. Every time I walk in the room she has a smile on her face, and we sit there and talk about the people who are helping her, and she is so excited. She loves the food. I had one meal there with her, and it was very good. The dining room is very pleasant; it has a lot of outside light, so the rooms are well lit and have nice views. It's only fifteen minutes from me. It's close to everything; the hospital's right there. There's all kinds of shopping right by her. It's all within a fifteen-minute drive.

ReviewerAT#0129

5

February 24, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am living in Grossmont Gardens, and I've been here for about a year and a half now. It's a nice community, and I like it here. I have a studio with a kitchen and a bathroom. The staff is great. It's difficult right now because we can't go to the dining room, but the staff delivers three meals a day if you want it. The food is OK. It's just really a nice place. When we're not in COVID, the grounds are wonderful to walk and there's plenty of sidewalks to walk on. The people are very nice, and it's easy to make friends if that's what you want. I'm very happy here. I actually have somebody to help me with my shower, which I don't really need, but I don't wanna fall. I have laundry and I have housekeeping, and that's still considered independent. I also do my own meds. I take care of myself other than those things.

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Costs for Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, 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.

$2,790

Starting Price

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$3,200

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, California

Fitness & Wellness Programs

  • Salon Services

Specialized Staff

  • Nurse on Staff (Part time)

Pets

  • Pets

Resident Information

  • Offers Respite Care

Staff Training & Qualifications

  • Staff trained in Medication Management

Additional Amenity Information

  • Fee Structure: Entry fee cost : $2000; Assisted Living Shared starting at $1895+care
  • State Licenses: 374604675

Health Services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Reminders

Financing & Payment Options

  • Rent And Care Fees

About Grossmont Gardens in La Mesa, California

Bringing Excitement to Senior Living

At Grossmont Gardens, our relationships shape our identity–whether it be with our family, fellow residents, friends, or staff. It’s the shared moments with others that truly make life rich, filled with engaging activities, exceptional care, stunning surroundings, and delectable meals. We believe that the quality of these experiences is heightened by the company we keep. At Grossmont Gardens, family and friends are like being at home.

We understand the importance of maintaining an independent lifestyle for our residents. Our independent living program provides a safe and comfortable environment for seniors to enjoy their retirement years with freedom, flexibility and peace of mind. Our residents are at the forefront of our priorities, and as their needs change over time, so does our care.

Our beautiful campuses offer a range of amenities and activities designed to encourage socialization and companionship, including:

  • Private apartments
  • Up-to-date appliances
  • Shopping excursions
  • Restaurant Dining
  • Flexibility to receive minor assistance and emergency assistance when needed

We offer a full range of opportunities for socializing and companionship, with a variety of activities and amenities designed to enrich your life. From shopping trips and sightseeing drives to dining at your favorite restaurants, there’s always something to do.

Our communities also feature:

  • Licensed nurse On Site
  • 24-hour licensed supervision ensure your safety and comfort
  • Guest Services
  • Medication Management
  • Balanced Meals and Special Diets
  • Registered Dietician Consultation
  • All utilities other than phone
  • Coffee bar/snacks available 24 hours a day
  • Leisure activities 7 days a week
  • Full-Service beauty salon

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