24 Memory Care Facilities near El Cajon, CA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in El Cajon, CA

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La Vida Real

Provides: Memory Care
11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019
"My mom is living out at La Vida Real. It was great. The lady that helped me get my mom set up in here was wonderful, very sweet, and a caring lady. They have a little courtyard that my mom can walk..." More

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Shaded Arbor Groveland Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
1412 Groveland Terrace, El Cajon, CA 92021
"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..." More

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Bosworth Gardens II

Provides: Memory Care
793 Wichita Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019
"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..." More

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Lo-Har Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
768 Dorothy Street, El Cajon, CA 92019
"My mother is at Lo-Har Senior Living. They have different kinds of groups for different stages of people. It's a bunch of little cottages, and it's assisted living and memory care. She is sharing a..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Paradise Village

Provides: Memory Care
2700 East 4th Street, National City, CA 91950
"We found the overall experience at Paradise Village to be impressive. Carolyn did a great job with the tour and it made our decision so much easier when our mother’s needs increased to have her..." More

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Lantern Crest Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
11010 Sunset Trail, Santee, CA 92071
"Lantern Crest Senior Living is great. What they have to offer is really good. The admissions lady showed me around and introduced me to the staff, and they were kind. She showed me their eating..." More

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The Montera

Provides: Memory Care
5740 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
"I toured The Montera, and the person who toured us, Rita, was fantastic. She answered all my questions and gave us a very good walk through in the facility. She was always available. If I had any..." More

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Sunrise of Bonita

Provides: Memory Care
3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
"My mother-in-law already moved to Sunrise of Bonita. I like that it's on the small side, and that she would get really good care. I liked all of the people that we met. They were very very good,..." More
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Pacifica Senior Living Bonita

Provides: Memory Care
3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910
"Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, Pacifica Bonita is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and experience greater well-being. This..." More
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Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and...

Provides: Memory Care
2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
"My mom moved into Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care. The upkeep is very nice and always has a fresh and clean smell. The facility is nice and presentable. I'm very happy with it...." More

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St. Paul's Plaza

Provides: Memory Care
1420 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista, CA 91913
"St. Paul' Plaza is opulent as far as the amenities. They have a pub. They have different types of food that you can order a la carte. The facility itself is brand new (I think). It looked brand..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Stellar Care

Provides: Memory Care
4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115
"I toured Stellar Care. I found it to be friendly, inviting, and engaging for the people that lived there. I think it was Kerry that gave us a tour. She was excellent, answered all our questions,..." More

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Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

Provides: Memory Care
2325 Proctor Valley Road, Chula Vista, CA 91914
"I was very favorably impressed with Westmont at San Miguel Ranch. I toured their memory care. It was very clean, it was very peaceful, and the staff was all very kind, friendly, and helpful. It was..." More

Plaza Village Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
950 L Ave, National City, CA 91950
"Plaza Village is a very nice place. The layout of the rooms was very good. I completely understand that the memory facility is a lot different setup than the assisted living side, and the rooms..." More

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Westmont of La Mesa

Provides: Memory Care
9000 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
"My spouse has moved into Westmont of La Mesa. It's a wonderful community. I'm very happy with it. It's a perfect location. We live in La Mesa, so we thought that would be great. The community is..." More

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Ivy Park at Otay Ranch

Provides: Memory Care
1290 Santa Rosa Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91913
"Ivy Park at Otay Ranch is a very clean and very friendly place. My brother-in-law likes it and they have great food. Their rooms are pretty big and it's very clean. He shares a room with someone in..." More

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Plateau Village Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
4960 Mills Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
"My husband moved in the day after Thanksgiving. It was our choice because I was very impressed with the staff. They're very caring and knowledgeable about memory loss. We also chose it because it's..." More

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Right Choice Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
6125 Cowles Mountain Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942
"Established in early 2008, Jean Brooks (UCSD Graduate) and Todd Brooks (Air Force Veteran, US Air Force Academy Graduate) had the desire to develop Assisted Living Homes (Residential Care Homes)..." More

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Ridgeview Health Center

Provides: Memory Care
9825 Glen Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92131
"Ridgeview Health Center is a new, state of the art, open to the public, care community providing living options in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and 24-hour Skilled Nursing. We are a community..." More

Lantern Crest Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA 92071
"My husband spent time at The Ridge - Lantern Crest Senior Living and it was excellent. They first put him in memory care but realized that he needed more care than that, so they changed the cost..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Nazareth House

Provides: Memory Care
6333 RANCHO MISSION ROAD, San Diego, CA 92108
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Cloisters of the Valley

Provides: Memory Care
4171 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
"I've already found a home for my grandma, and she loves it. She is at Cloisters of the Valley. We haven't found anything that we don't like about the facility. Something that I like the most is..." More

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ActivCare at Rolling Hills Ranch

Provides: Memory Care
850 Duncan Ranch Road, Chula Vista, CA 91914
"ActivCare is more expensive, but it is a lot better than most other places. Everything is top-notch. Honestly, I could say that I see nothing wrong with the place at all. The staff is good, the..." More

Alpine View Lodge

Provides: Memory Care
973 ARNOLD WAY, Alpine, CA 91901
"Alpine View Lodge had a really good and caring staff. There's plenty of people there for what was needed. I liked that it's a small community, but the rooms were too small to accommodate my mom..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in El Cajon

    An estimated 650,000 seniors throughout California have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, and that number is consistently on the rise. By 2025, it's projected that 840,000 Californians will have been diagnosed with dementia. Memory care facilities, also known as residential care facilities, provide support to seniors who've been diagnosed with dementia.

    In El Cajon, which is located near the Mexico/U.S. border and is home to more than 100,000 residents, nearly 12 percent of the population is 65 years of age or older. Those who require memory care can choose from four local facilities. An additional 13 are located nearby in cities such as Santee, La Mesa and Lemon Grove. Some of these facilities may share grounds with assisted living facilities, as provisions for both levels of care are very similar in California.

    • The air quality in El Cajon and throughout San Diego County is poor and poses a considerable risk to seniors and residents who've been diagnosed with respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease or certain cancers. The American Lung Association has given an "F" grade for ozone pollution and has assigned a failing grade to the area's particle pollution levels.
    • Although the overall cost of living is nearly 60 percent higher than the national average, seniors living in El Cajon may find that they're able to save a substantial amount of money, particularly on healthcare which is 15 percent below the national average.
    • The El Cajon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care, such as La Maestra, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • El Cajon has high crime rates, especially considering the size of the city. An average of 199 crimes occur per square mile each year in the city, which is more than double the statewide average of 89 crimes per square mile. While touring memory care facilities, seniors and their loved ones should discuss security measures that are in place to protect residents. 


    Paying for Memory Care in El Cajon

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,500.00 Santee
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,243.00 El Cajon
    $5,227.00 La Mesa
    $4,895.00 Lemon Grove
    $3,622.00 National City

    Memory Care costs in El Cajon start around $5,243 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in El Cajon 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 Memory Care in El Cajon

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in California page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in El Cajon

    El Cajon and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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.

    To see a list of free memory care resources in El Cajon, please visit our Memory Care in California page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in El Cajon

    El Cajon-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in El Cajon

    • Review of La Vida Real

      My mom is living out at La Vida Real. It was great. The lady that helped me get my mom set up in here was wonderful, very sweet, and a caring lady. They have a little courtyard that my mom can walk... Read more

      Debbie
    • Review of Lo-Har Senior Living

      My mother is at Lo-Har Senior Living. They have different kinds of groups for different stages of people. It's a bunch of little cottages, and it's assisted living and memory care. She is sharing a... Read more

      Reviewer122619

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