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Assisted Living in San Marcos, California

San Marcos is a sunny retirement destination in Southern California said to have one of the best climates in the state. The nearby Pacific Ocean moderates temperatures to create mild winters and warm summers with few sweltering days. The city has plenty of outdoor attractions, including golf courses and Discovery Lake, which offers parks, nature trails, fishing and bird-watching. San Diego attractions, including the San Diego Botanical Garden and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, are only a short drive away.

Assisted living can be a great option for seniors who can still function independently but could benefit from a bit of daily assistance. In these communities, residents have access to support from trained caregivers, as well as services such as medication management, daily meals and housekeeping. The average cost of assisted living in San Marcos is $5,475 per month, which is higher than both the state median and national average.

This guide offers information about assisted living in San Marcos, including some of the laws and regulations and these facilities, average care costs and where seniors can go for support.

4 Assisted Living communities in San Marcos, CA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Silvergate San Marcos

1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale San Marcos

1590 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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Summer Hill Rest Home Ii, San Marcos, CA

3. Summer Hill Rest Home Ii

558 Smilax Rd, San Marcos, CA, 92069

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Richland Manor, San Marcos, CA

4. Richland Manor

949 Richland Rd, San Marcos, CA, 92069

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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20 matching communities nearby San Marcos

1. Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E Bobier Dr, Vista, CA, 92084

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Pacifica Senior Living Escondido

1351 East Washington Ave, Escondido, CA, 92027

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92083

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Westmont of Escondido

500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Blvd., Oceanside, CA, 92056

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Belmont Village Sabre Springs

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway South, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Sunrise at La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (833) 949-3263

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9. Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Felicita Vida

930 Monticello Drive, Escondido, CA, 92029

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA, 92057

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea

3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea, CA, 92007

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Silver Oak Country Estates

138 Sun Villa Ct., Vista, CA, 92084

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

From $6850 / mo

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14. Pacifica Senior Living Rancho Peñasquitos

12979 Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92129

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Laguna Estates Senior Living

1088 Laguna Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Crest View Manor

350 South Vine Street, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Ocean Hills Senior Living

4500 Cannon Rd., Oceanside, CA, 92056

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Gardens at Escondido

1342 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Ivy Park at Sabre Springs

12515 Springhurst Dr., San Diego, CA, 92064

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Pacifica Senior Living Encinitas

504 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024

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 >

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

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 Marcos

The average monthly cost of assisted living in San Marcos is $5,475, as noted by Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Assisted Living in San Marcos

Not only are costs in San Marcos higher than the California state median of $5,250, but they’re also nearly $1,000 higher than the national average.

$5475

San Marcos

$5250

California

$4500

The United States

While costs in San Marcos are quite high, they’re $675 less expensive than nearby El Centro, where rates are $6,150 per month. Oxnard is around $275 more expensive than San Marcos. San Jose and San Francisco also have monthly costs of over $6,000. Seniors on a budget do have several options available to them, including Los Angeles, where costs are $225 less per month. Riverside and Fresno are even more affordable, with monthly rates $1,475 and $1,575 lower per month, respectively.

$5475

San Marcos

$5250

Los Angeles

$4000

Riverside

$6150

El Centro

$5750

Oxnard

$3900

Fresno

$6000

San Jose

$6319

San Francisco

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

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Marcos

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 Marcos Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
California Department of Aging(916) 419-7500This state-run organization operates a variety of programs for seniors, including Medicare counseling, legal assistance and caregiver services. A variety of nutrition programs include home meal delivery, fresh community lunches and a food pantry. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is responsible for overseeing care homes and investigating allegations of elder abuse.
San Marcos Veterans Center(855) 898-6050Operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this agency helps veterans and their families access housing assistance, health care and employment placement. Assistance with benefits applications and appeals is also available.
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego(619) 323-2841At the Diocese, seniors can access transportation, as well as home-delivered and community meals. A foster grandparent program pays seniors a stipend for community outreach work, and a food pantry serves anyone in need.
Multipurpose Senior Services Program1 (800) 339-4661Operated by the California Department of Aging, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program offers a variety of resources for Medi-Cal eligible seniors. These include home repair, health care, meal services, transportation and personal assistance.
The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing(844) 654-4636Seniors and their families can access free referrals for health care, housing, legal assistance, financial aid and home repair. The Senior Disaster Resource Alliance provides assistance to elders in need of transportation, housing and assistance during times of crisis.

Meals on Wheels San Diego County(619) 260-6110Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors who are homebound or disabled. These visits also provide socialization and ensure the wellness of isolated seniors. Through community partnerships, this organization is also able to provide pet meals, home clean up, smoke detector repair and fresh fruit and vegetable delivery services.

Rancho Bernardo Senior Services(858) 487-2640This nonprofit offers free professional services, including legal aid, tax preparation and financial planning. Seniors can also access health services, such as wellness calls and flu shots, as well as continued education, such as driving refresher courses. Referrals are available for transportation and handyman services.

San Marcos Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the San Marcos 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