Brookdale Clairemont

Offers Assisted Living

33 Reviews
5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
Call (800) 385-2527
Brookdale Clairemont (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Clairemont

April 21, 2021

By Diane

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

My sister lives in Brookdale Clairemont. Brookdale decided to have her share a room with another person there, which is much better. Our experience has been very good. They're very friendly and helpful. The food is OK, but it's not like homemade. The place is very nice, and they keep it very clean. They have different rooms for different types of entertainment and things for the residents to do. They have a room for games and puzzles, a library, a TV room, and an exercise room. It's very nice and well put together. The dining room is very nice and large. I've never seen anything that was not clean and kept up. They celebrate each resident's birthday. They have somebody come in and play music, they can sing together, and each resident gets a birthday cake that's enough to serve everybody who goes to the party; it's a big deal. They have people come in and talk about what's going on in the world per se. They have films of recent things that have gone on, and it's very interesting. I sat in on some of them myself and enjoyed it. It's a little expensive, but if I have to go to an assisted living, I'd go there, too.

October 09, 2020

By Kelly

I visited this facility

We did an in-person tour of Brookdale Clairemont. It seemed nice. I guess they're putting their refresh on hold because of the coronavirus, but it could stand to be refreshed a little bit, other than that, it seemed very nice. The rooms were studios, they seemed nice, and the staff was very, very nice. There was a wine social club, they tend to have a barbecue, and they have common areas. It seemed very nice, but with COVID it's kind of limited on what they can and can't do.

May 01, 2019

By Joyce

I visited this facility

I was quite impressed with Brookdale Clairemont and it was a good facility. It was very nice. Physically it was clean, neat and quite attractive. The meal we had was very good. The person who showed me around was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The dining room was quite nice and pleasant. They take the residents to outings and to doctor's appointment. They have a nice relaxing room where you can sit, read or watch TV.

November 12, 2018

By Mike

I visited this facility

We chose Brookdale Clairemont for my dad because we liked it and the location was good. The rooms looked good and everything we saw we liked. The staff seemed very friendly. The dining room smelled and looked good. They have a lot of activities. It's an older building, but it's still good. They have everything.

October 30, 2017

By Heather

I visited this facility

Brookdale Clairemont was OK. I didn't like the layout, and it didn't smell very nice. The staff was friendly. The residents looked fine, but they didn't seem as lively and energetic.

May 30, 2017

By dv237154

I visited this facility

Brookdale Clairemont didn’t work for us because they didn’t handle dementia patients, but they were very nice to us. Everyone was helpful, and I liked it there. It was clean, and everyone was friendly. Everyone seemed to be engaged with the people there. It was a homey place, but it didn’t fit our needs.

May 22, 2017

By brenda155650

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

Brookdale Clairemont is clean and homey. The caregivers are very friendly. The whole staff has been great. The only complaint I have is parking, but, otherwise, the facility has been great, and the grounds are beautiful. My father is in a studio. I chose it because it had a sliding glass door that went out to the courtyard area. So far, he likes the food.

March 05, 2017

By elephants

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

My Dad was at Brookdale, Clairemont for the past 6 weeks. First and foremost....All the workers were acceptional. The building is outdated at best and there is only one old elevator for all of the tenants there. If the room is a distance from the elevator....this is problematic and can be a long walk for people who are elderly and in terrible physical Dad was. The bathroom was extremely small..No working fan and the tub was also very small.. I had a tub seat for my Dad but due to the small old tub ..It wouldn't fit. Thus....My poor Dad had to stand up for his showers..Not cool. The food was good and the location for me was excellent since I live 10 minutes away.Also, the heater broke down two times...That was a real pain ....So.. for the price which was very high....I would truly look around before having a loved one stay at this BrookDale.

October 22, 2016

By Susan724578

I visited this facility

Brookdale Clairemont was OK, and the lady who showed me around was alright. They just weren't anywhere near as friendly or helpful as I had expected. She showed me one of the rooms, and it was really nice. They accepted pets, but there was really no place for me to walk my dogs.

February 26, 2016

By Mary119605950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Brookdale Clairemont. So far, it has been really good and reasonable. The service is good. The people are friendly. I think the food is fine, and she likes it. Sometimes she participates in the activities and sometimes she does not. It is close to us, so we can visit her easily.

February 14, 2016

By Lynn119660550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

When my mom first got into Brookdale Clairemont, she was underweight and depressed, but she has made a huge improvement just from being there. She gets her meals regularly, they’re giving her her medication, and she’s just happier. Overall, her health and state of mind has improved a lot, and we’re all very happy. The apartment is on the ground floor and has a nice window and a little patio. It’s like a studio apartment with a private bathroom. So far, I don't have any complaints at all. Everyone that I see when I go pick my mother up or drop her off all stop what they’re doing and say, “hello,” and smile. We’ve had a lot of help with the front desk. They’re always very friendly and if my mother has a doctor’s appointment, they make sure that they get her on the bus. Anita is just wonderful. She completely sold me on the place when I was very skeptical. I didn’t even want to go see it, but I’m glad that I did.

October 23, 2015

By anonymous114948750

I visited this facility

Brookdale Clairemont is very dated, and the rooms need to be redone. The staff is fine and approachable.

August 27, 2015

By Anonymous112469750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

So far, Brookdale Clairemont is OK. Our relative has just gotten there Monday, so it has not been a week yet. The communication has been very good, and we have been able to coordinate things. The facility is very nice. I think the thing that sold us was the energy and the positive influence of the staff. I would say the rooms are comfortable.

July 14, 2015

By Rose Marie1

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale. It was very nice. I like that facility very much. I thought it was very clean. The residents seemed very happy. They seemed active. They were moving around, loading on buses, and going to classes. There just seemed like a lot of activities. The grounds and the rooms were very nice.

November 21, 2014

By Caring9258

I visited this facility

I looked here and it seemed quite nice, but I thought it was a little more expensive. Actually it is closer to me, which is perfect. It looked to be a very lovely place because it was much larger.

November 19, 2014

By Susan96466650

I visited this facility

It was very nice. Every week somebody would come in for entertainment. The people were friendly. The people that run it were nice. They had everything that you would want, i.e., they had a hair salon and things like that.

October 16, 2014

By Caring88382250

I visited this facility

The staff is very friendly. They are competent and responsive, and we are very happy with the place for my sister. The best thing is that they allowed her to have her dog. Her room is very nice and spacious. They have arts and crafts, and they do trips out in the area. They have a hair dresser and different things going on. Everything is fine with regards to the facility, and I would recommend them to others.

September 29, 2014

By Dorothy93581750

I visited this facility

We were able to look and it’s a nice facility too. The whole staff was really friendly. Everyone was really nice. It’s a great place. I like the rooms as they were a little bigger than other fcilities that I looked at.

March 27, 2014

By art10

I visited this facility

My brother is happy here. He's been there for over a month now. It's like a huge apartment building. He has a room with a bath and a pretty large closet. The living environment is comfortable, and everybody seems happy there. The staff are all friendly and helpful. It seemed like they have a lot of activities going on. They have movies, take people to go shopping, and other different things. I've been there while he was eating, and everything looked good. I've been in the dining room, it's like an upscale restaurant. It's very neat and clean. As far as I'm concerned, I don't have anything against it. It has been very satisfactory.

February 24, 2014

By Caring66518850

I visited this facility

It is a very nice place although it's not something that I prefer. I don't want big tall buildings with a room. I would like to have my own type of house. It's also in a busy location of town so not much place for people to be out and be active at all.

January 29, 2014

By Kyle4

I visited this facility

We read about it online and we liked it. We were able to visit there and the place looks nice and very clean. Everybody seemed nice and helpful. The administrator was also very nice to us and she did all she could to help us, but it didn’t just work for us for now.

November 27, 2013

By Caring67071750

I visited this facility

It was not what I was looking for although I would imagine that they would do a fair job at what they're doing. I can't say I saw anything particularly negative there; however, the facility was in a very busy neighborhood. Also the parking lot was not as adequate as far as I could see. I also didn't get to see many of their residents. It turned out that it was not what I thought I was even close to needing as of the moment, so I didn't pay much attention to it during my visit.

October 25, 2013

By Caring71547950

I visited this facility

I chose here for my mom mostly for convenience because it is very near to my house. So, I can go see my mother whenever I need to and not spend a lot of time travelling. It is also fits her limited budget. She has three meals. She has a small but nice room and they give her the services that she needs. The staff is very caring and helpful. They are all great to the seniors. They have transportation and some activities. They have trips to casinos. They have bingo and games. However, my mother is at the point where she doesn't take advantage of it. I think they can probably do a better job in bringing the seniors together and have more activities in the facility for them to interact. I will recommend them to others especially if their seniors have limited resources.

October 12, 2013

By Tchargers

I visited this facility

My Grandfather moved in last month and I went to visit him and loved it! He has a great room looking at the Courtyard where he does his gardening and flowers. The building is very nice and clean, no odors. the staff was exceptionally friendly and really give you that 'family' feel. We played pool and he beat me - he was so happy. And I'm very happy for him that he found such a great place and is making new friends. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a loved one.

October 11, 2013

By Caring72372950

I visited this facility

I have moved my parents here and everyone is happy. We like that it is smaller. It is a little more intimate. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are the perfect size, which were actually not as spacious.
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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Clairemont

Room and housing options

  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: With Private Patios And Balconies

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Features Extra: Courtyard, Library, Piano, Landscaped Grounds, Pool Table

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Nurse On 8 Hrs/Day And On Call 24/7


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Special Diets


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • Nurses Extra: Nurse On Call

Range of services

  • Range Of Services Extra: Concierge Service, Postal Services, Incontinence Management, Mobility And Escort Service, Dining Assistance, Wound Care, Home Healthcare Agency Services, Visiting Podiatrist And Physical, Speech And Occupational Therapists

Types of care

  • Meal Preparation


  • State Licenses: 374600735
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About Brookdale Clairemont

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a wonderful living environment everyday. Our genuine caring staff, home style meals, daily activities add to our residents' experience.

Through special events, activities, clubs and ongoing cultural enrichment programs, we offer unlimited opportunities for you to get to know other residents and us. Call to set up an appointment for a tour because we delight in showing you our home.

Amenities and Services
  • Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Medication management
  • Dining assistance and special diets
  • Assistance with reminders and redirection
  • Escorts and assistance with walking
  • Emergency response call system
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen service

*Rates subject to change at any time. Level of care not included.

What Makes Us Special

A very friendly, caring Community where our Family is committed to yours!

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