The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Santee, CA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Santee, CA

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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

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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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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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

Sunrise of Sabre Springs

Provides: Memory Care
12515 Springhurst Dr., San Diego, CA 92064
"I liked Sunrise of Sabre Springs a lot. They had the same amenities as the others, but it was a 4-floor building. The memory care was on the 3rd floor, and you had to get an elevator. I felt that..." 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 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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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

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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

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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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Santee

    The town of Santee, CA, is an eastern suburb of San Diego, with a population of 58,000 people, 13 percent of whom are seniors age 65 and over. Just under 3 percent of Santee's seniors have Alzheimer's disease, and many have found a safe, therapeutic home in one of the memory care facilities within the city's boundaries. Santee is home to 10 memory care facilities, where seniors with advanced Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and other forms of dementia get daily supervision and help following their doctors' treatment plans. Many memory care facilities are located adjacent to assisted living communities and receive residents from them. Both are licensed by the California Department of Social Services Adult Care Licensing Program.

    • The weather in Santee is very close to that of neighboring San Diego. This area is renowned for having some of the mildest and pleasant weather in the country, with summer high temperatures averaging just 76 degrees Fahrenheit in the hottest months of summer, and lows rarely dipping below an average of 48 degrees in December. Spring brings close to 10 inches of rain, which can raise pollen and mold in the hills around Santee, so seniors with asthma may rely on allergy treatments for a few months a year. 
    • The cost of living in Santee is about 29 percent higher than the average nationwide. Much of this higher cost affects items that have little impact on seniors in memory care facilities, such as the cost of housing, though healthcare in the Santee area is generally about 7 percent higher than the national rate.
    • Santee's crime rates are generally around 10 percent lower than the national average. Property crimes occur at low to average rates, while violent crime is very rare.
    • The Santee area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Santee

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in California

    $5,525.00 US
    $5,500.00 Poway
    $5,500.00 Santee
    $5,243.00 El Cajon
    $5,242.00 La Mesa
    $4,895.00 Lemon Grove
    $3,622.00 National City

    Memory Care costs in Santee start around $5,500 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 Santee 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 Santee

    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 Santee

    Santee 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 Santee, please visit our Memory Care in California page.

    Directory of Winners in the Santee Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santee

    Santee-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.

    Memory Care near Santee, CA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Santee

    • Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living

      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 an... Read more

    • Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living

      My mom has been in Lantern Crest and it is OK. It is a lot of money, but it is hard to find anything that provides services for a great price. My mom's room is small; however, I haven't been in the... Read more

    • Review of Lantern Crest Senior Living

      My mother-in-law moved into Lantern Crest Senior Living, and I felt better that she's there and she's safe. She likes it a lot, she's met several people who are friends, and I think they're really ... Read more


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