The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in La Mesa, CA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in La Mesa, CA

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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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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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Plateau Village Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
4960 Mills Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
"I had an in-person tour of Plateau Village Memory Care. It was a very good tour. It seemed like an acceptable place. The price of the monthly fee with all the amenities, like showers and medication..." 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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Paradise Village

Provides: Memory Care
2700 East 4th Street, National City, CA 91950
"I toured Paradise Village. Their activities will be good for my mom because instead of lying in bed all day, she'll get to interact with people. In independent living, people are all up and doing..." More

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Lantern Crest Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
300 Lantern Crest Way, 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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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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Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and...

Provides: Memory Care
2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
"My dad moved into Sungarden Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care. It's a great place, and what's nice about it is it has a piano in the memory care area. That was important to me for my father..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Stellar Care

Provides: Memory Care
4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115
"Stellar Care is not a large community so they have quite a bit of staff and it's almost like a family-related type of community. Every time I walk in and ask where my friend is, they know exactly..." 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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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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Vibrant Living II

Provides: Memory Care
6140 Crawford St., San Diego, CA 92120
"At Vibrant Living, you’ll find the perfect balance of independence and support. We’ll develop a personal care plan that focuses on your loved one's strengths, then we’ll provide the specific..." 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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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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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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in La Mesa

    La Mesa is a small city that's located outside of San Diego in San Diego County, and it has a population that's just over 60,000 residents. According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 650,000 Californians suffer from dementia disorders, and with nearly 15 percent of La Mesa's residents being over 65 years old, there's a need in the city for memory care. Seniors requiring residential memory care services can choose one of the city's two memory care facilities or one of the 20 facilities located nearby in places such as National City, Santee and San Diego. 

    In California, provisions and regulations for memory care are very similar to the provisions and regulations for assisted living, and as such, the two levels of care are often housed in the same communities. The state officially refers to facilities that provide assisted living and memory care to the elderly as residential care facilities. 

    • The La Mesa area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia disorders such as Sharp Grossmont Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The American Lung Association has assigned a passing grade to the air quality in the La Mesa area. That means that seniors who suffer from respiratory illness don't need to be concerned that the air they're breathing in the city will negatively affect their condition. 

    • Seniors who require frequent medical care may find living in La Mesa to be more affordable than some other cities in the area because the cost of healthcare in the city is 15 percent below the national average. However, it's worth noting that the overall cost of living in La Mesa is nearly 70 percent higher than the national average, although this is mostly attributed to housing costs. 

    • Seniors and their loved ones may feel insecure living in La Mesa, as property crime rates are above average. In La Mesa, 28.16 property crimes per 1,000 residents occur each year. This means that residents of La Mesa have a one in 36 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime such as theft or vandalism. By comparison, the state average is only 25.53 crimes per 1,000 residents. 


    Paying for Memory Care in La Mesa

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,824.00 San Diego
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,500.00 Santee
    $5,243.00 El Cajon
    $5,242.00 La Mesa
    $5,217.00 Chula Vista
    $4,895.00 Lemon Grove
    $3,622.00 National City

    Memory Care costs in La Mesa start around $5,242 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in La Mesa 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 La Mesa

    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 La Mesa

    La Mesa 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 La Mesa, please visit our Memory Care in California page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in La Mesa

    La Mesa-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in La Mesa

    • Review of Plateau Village Memory Care

      I had an in-person tour of Plateau Village Memory Care. It was a very good tour. It seemed like an acceptable place. The price of the monthly fee with all the amenities, like showers and medication... Read more

      Joe
    • Review of The Montera

      We had a great experience touring The Montera. They explained what they do, and we liked that place. It was well-kept and clean, the staff was very friendly to us, and it fulfilled everything that ... Read more

      Janice
    • Review of Plateau Village Memory Care

      I picked Plateau Village Memory Care because it's only one mile from my residence. The parking is nice, and the outdoor surroundings are pleasant to look at. That's why I first chose it. It's all s... Read more

      Mark

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