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Assisted Living in San Diego, California

San Diego, the second-largest city in California after Los Angeles, is a haven on the Pacific coast, famous for its warm climate, beautiful beaches and extensive parks. It is home to around 1.5 million people, and seniors aged 65 and older make up 12.3% of the population. San Diego’s mild climate year-round, with an average of 201 days above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and low rainfall annually, makes it an ideal location for retirement. During most days of every season, seniors can enjoy captivating outdoor activities such as biking, jogging, tennis, boating, hiking, fishing, surfing, picnicking or beach strolls. The city is also home to countless world-class attractions, including the USS Midway, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego.

In San Diego’s assisted living facilities, seniors can receive around-the-clock assistance with their personal hygiene and daily living tasks while also being part of an active community. Housekeeping and meals are typically included, and many communities also offer on-site therapy. On average, San Diego’s seniors spend $5,475 a month on assisted living, which is higher than the state and national medians. 

After comparing the cost of assisted living in San Diego with other parts of the state, we’ll detail a few resources that may help seniors find a facility that meets their needs. 

51 Assisted Living communities in San Diego, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Belmont Village Sabre Springs

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Atria Collwood

5308 Monroe Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92115

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. 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 (866) 975-4278

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5. Torrey Pines Assisted & Senior Living

13101 Hartfield Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92130

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Sunrise of Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr., San Diego, CA, 92064

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise of La Jolla

810 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA, 92109

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Casa Aldea Senior Living

14740 Via Fiesta, San Diego, CA, 92127

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92129

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Oakmont of Pacific Beach

955 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92109

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Gold Canyon Care Home

6461 Quillan St., San Diego, CA, 92111

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

From $3000 / mo

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12. Vibrant Living II

6140 Crawford St., San Diego, CA, 92120

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

From $6000 / mo

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13. Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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Wesley Palms, San Diego, CA

14. Wesley Palms

2404 Loring Street, San Diego, CA, 92109

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

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. The Remington Club

16925 Hierba Drive, San Diego, CA, 92128

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. St. Paul’s Manor

2635 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. St. Paul’s Villa

2340 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Nazareth House

6333 RANCHO MISSION ROAD, San Diego, CA, 92108

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

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Canyon Villas, San Diego, CA

20. Canyon Villas

4282 BALBOA AVENUE, San Diego, CA, 92117

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Hillcrest Heights Healthcare Center, San Diego, CA

21. Hillcrest Heights Healthcare Center

4033 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA, 92103

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Golden Living of Point Loma, San Diego, CA

22. Golden Living of Point Loma

3223 Duke Street, San Diego, CA, 92110

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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St. Paul's Senior Day Program, San Diego, CA

23. St. Paul’s Senior Day Program

328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA, 92103

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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24. SYNERGY HomeCare of San Diego

3200 4th Avenue Suite 205, San Diego, CA, 92103

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Golden Care Facility, San Diego, CA

25. Golden Care Facility

2239 Crandall Drive, San Diego, CA, 92111

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

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Sunbeam Home Care, San Diego, CA

26. Sunbeam Home Care

4670 Twain Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92120

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

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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California Board & Care, San Diego, CA

27. California Board & Care

3737 31st St, San Diego, CA, 92104

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Jacob Health Care Center, Llc, San Diego, CA

28. Jacob Health Care Center, Llc

4075 54th St, San Diego, CA, 92105

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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Golden Age Manor, San Diego, CA

29. Golden Age Manor

3737 3747 Utah St, San Diego, CA, 92104

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Broadway Home, The, San Diego, CA

30. Broadway Home, The

2445 Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92102

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Beulah'S Manor, San Diego, CA

31. Beulah’S Manor

1268 22nd St, San Diego, CA, 92102

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Pacific Regent La Jolla, San Diego, CA

32. Pacific Regent La Jolla

3890 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA, 92122

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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33. Vibrant Living

5723 Bounty St, San Diego, CA, 92120

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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Casa De Castro Ii, San Diego, CA

34. Casa De Castro Ii

5581 Chattanooga St, San Diego, CA, 92139

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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Sage Garden, San Diego, CA

35. Sage Garden

12295 Frontera Rd, San Diego, CA, 92128

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Hillcrest Family Health Center, San Diego, CA

36. Hillcrest Family Health Center

4094 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Casa De Castro I, San Diego, CA

37. Casa De Castro I

7766 Prairie Mound Way, San Diego, CA, 92139

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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Brookside Inn, San Diego, CA

38. Brookside Inn

2921 Murat St, San Diego, CA, 92117

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Baron's Presidio - Decatur Cottage, San Diego, CA

39. Baron’s Presidio – Decatur Cottage

6396 Lake Decatur Ave, San Diego, CA, 92119

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Olieva Home For Seniors, San Diego, CA

40. Olieva Home For Seniors

8825 Stanwell St, San Diego, CA, 92126

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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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 >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in San Diego

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in San Diego

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, on average, assisted living in San Diego costs $5,475 a month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in San Diego

Seniors in San Diego spend an average of $225 more on assisted living than seniors throughout the state. Compared to seniors throughout the country, they spend $975 a month more on their care. 

$5475

San Diego

$5250

California

$4500

The United States

Cities in the northern part of the state have some of the highest care costs, with San Francisco ($6,319) and Napa ($6,300) being near the top of the range. San Jose, where seniors pay about $525 a month more for assisted living than seniors in San Diego, isn’t far behind. Heading south, average care costs are relatively affordable in Bakersfield ($3,750) and Fresno ($3,900), while in Los Angeles ($5,250), the average cost of care is in line with the statewide average.

$5475

San Diego

$5225

Sacramento

$6300

Napa

$6319

San Francisco

$6000

San Jose

$3900

Fresno

$3750

Bakersfield

$5250

Los Angeles

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Diego

More ways to pay for assisted living in California

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

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

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in California.

San Diego Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
211 San Diego(858) 300-1211
(800) 227-0997
2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub connecting the residents of the region with health, community and disaster services through free phone service and a searchable online database. The platform serves the entire population of San Diego, and seniors or families of elderly citizens can rely on it to find relevant information about assisted living services and programs.
ElderHelp of San Diego(619) 284-9281ElderHelp is a dynamic agency dedicated to improving the lives of elderly citizens and their families. It provides a host of community-based solutions through a team of professional staff and over 350 paraprofessional volunteers aimed at enabling seniors to live more independently. Founded in 1973, the organization has been a critical resource to San Diego’s surging population of seniors facing the many limitations that come with advanced age. One of its programs, HomeShare, assists seniors seeking affordable housing by matching them with suitable home providers.
HICAP(800) 434-0222HICAP ( Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) is supported by California Health Advocates, the leading Medicare advocacy and education non-profit in California. With offices in San Diego and many other counties throughout California, HICAP provides free information, guidance and counseling about Medicare. Volunteer counselors are available to help seniors and the general population to understand their rights and health care options. HICAP also provides free educational presentations to groups of Medicare beneficiaries and other relevant parties on various Medicare and other health insurance topics.
San Diego Home Health CareWeb PageSan Diego Home Health Care is a web page aimed at educating the residents of San Diego on the differences between skilled nursing services and non-medical home care. It also provides numerous links to financial and senior assistance resources in San Diego. Elderly citizens and their families can find detailed information involving senior care, from how Medicare works to guidance on home care equipment and supplies at discounted prices.
Sharp Healthcare(619) 740-4288Sharp Healthcare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system with several hospitals, affiliated medical groups and a health plan. It offers free transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities, provided their cases are not emergencies. Vans are available for dispatch near their hospital locations, and services for physician appointments can also be accessed at some of their facilities.
Cool Zones(800) 510-2020From June to October, there is a cool zone program in San Diego that helps seniors and individuals with disabilities to escape from extreme heat. Over 115 locations are available throughout the region, and all are well-air-conditioned and marked with a Polar Bear Cool Zone logo. If you cannot search for a nearby cool zone online, you can call Aging Independence Services through the provided contact and select option ‘6′.

San Diego Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the San Diego area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California