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Assisted Living in La Mesa, California

Idyllically situated in the rolling hills east of San Diego, La Mesa offers a highly walkable environment with tree-lined streets and a quaint, artistic city center. Although La Mesa is only nine miles from downtown San Diego, it contains enough conveniences and amenities to make it a vibrant community in its own right. Residents of La Mesa enjoy an almost ideal climate with warm summers and mild winters. 

Senior citizens aged 65 and over comprise approximately 14.4% of the overall population of La Mesa of a little under 60,000 people. The average cost of assisted living facilities in La Mesa is $4,525 per month, which is less than the average for California. However, the prices of individual facilities vary depending on location within the community and the types and quality of the services and amenities they provide. 

Note: Data for La Mesa was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.

6 Assisted Living communities in La Mesa, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Grossmont Gardens

5480 Marengo Avenue, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. The Montera

5740 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Westmont of La Mesa

9000 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Right Choice Senior Living

6125 Cowles Mountain Blvd., La Mesa, CA, 91942

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4500 / mo

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Anshin Home Care, La Mesa, CA

5. Anshin Home Care

9412 Hilmer Dr, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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SYNERGY HomeCare of La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

6. SYNERGY HomeCare of La Mesa

7317 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 204A, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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20 matching communities nearby La Mesa

1. Paradise Village

2700 East 4th Street, National City, CA, 91950

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Lantern Crest Senior Living

11010 Sunset Trail, Santee, CA, 92071

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Brookdale Clairemont

5219 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92117

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Belmont Village Sabre Springs

13075 Evening Creek Drive South, San Diego, CA, 92128

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92115

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Atria Bonita

3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise of Bonita

3302 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, CA, 91910

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. La Vida Real

11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA, 92019

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Monte Vista Village

2211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA, 91945

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Atria Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92129

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr., San Diego, CA, 92064

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Vi at La Jolla Village

8515 Costa Verde Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92122

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Coronado Retirement Village

299 Prospect Place, Coronado, CA, 92118

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA, 92109

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Sungarden Terrace

2045 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA, 91945

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

2325 Proctor Valley Road, Chula Vista, CA, 91914

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Plaza Village Senior Living, National City, CA

17. Plaza Village Senior Living

950 L Avenue, National City, CA, 91950

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Oakmont of Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

18. Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92109

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Joy & Jay Home Care

12946 Amaranth St., San Diego, CA, 92129

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4500 / mo

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20. Lo-Har Senior Living

768 Dorothy Street, El Cajon, CA, 92019

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in La Mesa, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in La Mesa

The average resident of an assisted living community in La Mesa pays $4,525 in monthly costs. This is several hundred dollars lower than the state average ($5,000) and slightly higher than the national average ($4,300). Oregon residents pay nearly the same costs as their La Mesa counterparts ($4,659), while prices are higher in Washington ($5,750). Costs in Arizona are lower ($3,900) and falling even further in Nevada ($3,595)  and Utah ($3,400).

$4525

La Mesa

$5000

California

$4300

The United States

$4659

Oregon

$5750

Washington

$3900

Arizona

$3595

Nevada

$3400

Utah

The least expensive assisted living costs in California are found in Stockton ($3,500), Bakersfield ($3,613) and Riverside ($3,900). Those in Salinas ($7,100) pay the most followed by Santa Cruz ($6,800), Napa ($6,250) and San Francisco ($6,100), while mid-range prices can be found in Visalia ($4,548).

$4525

La Mesa

$5000

California

$3500

Stockton

$3613

Bakersfield

$3900

Riverside

$7100

Salinas

$6800

Santa Cruz

$6250

Napa

$6100

San Francisco

$4548

Visalia

La Mesa Assisted Living Financial Assistance

California residents who meet specific income qualifications may be able to receive assistance with some of the costs of assisted living through the state’s Assisted Living Waiver.  Approved applicants must need a nursing home level of care but would prefer to remain in an assisted living facility. 

See our Assisted Living in California page for more information, including who’s eligible for this waiver and how to apply. 

La Mesa Assisted Living Resources



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La Mesa Aging & Independence Services (800) 339-4661As the Area Agency on Aging for San Diego County, La Mesa Aging & Independence Services provides supportive services and referrals to relevant local, state and federal services and programs for seniors living in San Diego County. The agency provides a call center where seniors, their caregivers and families can obtain information, apply for services or report suspected elder abuse. La Mesa Aging & Independence Services also publishes a comprehensive bulletin 10 times per year containing a calendar of events, updates on community and county services and an article from the AIS Director covering relevant topics. 
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center(619) 667.1322Open Monday — Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Thursdays from 10 a.m. until  Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center provides a broad range of services and activities for older adults. Activities include group walks, outings to local areas of interest and attractions, exercise, dance, and art classes and hot, nutritious lunches served every day of the week. Seniors can also access health screenings, legal services and assistance with state and federal tax forms.  
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (858) 505-6399The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is administered by San Diego County and provides opportunities for those aged 55 and over to engage with their communities through volunteer efforts and activities. This program partners with over 200 community-based organizations in areas such as the arts, education, law enforcement and health care. Volunteers are matched with opportunities according to interest, expertise and education. 
Rides 4 Neighbors Program (619) 667-1321Those aged 60 and over and those with disabilities who are not able to drive can access personalized transportation from the Rides 4 Neighbors program. Rides are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and must be requested a minimum of five days before the day of the appointment or planned shopping trip. 
American Legion La Mesa Post 282(619) 469-6064The American Legion provides current and former members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families with opportunities to socialize with other military families in a supportive and fun environment. Members can also receive experienced assistance identifying and applying for service-based entitlements and may be eligible for emergency financial help in some cases. 

La Mesa Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living in California must be in compliance wilt relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations. Long-term care facilities in California are licensed and monitored by the Senior Care Licensing Program.

Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.