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Assisted Living in Vista, California

Vista is a vibrant city in Southern California with a population of about 102,000, with seniors aged 65 and older making up 9.7% of that number. It’s located 34 miles from San Diego and seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, making it experience a Mediterranean climate. Generally, the summers are warm and clear, while the winters are cool and cloudy, and temperatures typically vary from 46 degrees Fahrenheit to 79 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The Pacific Ocean coastal breezes hugely influence the weather in the area, especially in summer. When not exploring the dry and hilly terrain of Vista, seniors can create exciting memories at the many attractions in the city, including the Moonlight Amphitheatre, Avo Playhouse and Cinepolis theater. Brengle Terrace Park offers a multitude of senior-friendly amenities, including a senior center, two softball fields, a botanical garden and the city community center.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of assisted living in Vista is $4,750 per month, although prices vary depending on location, services and amenities offered.

Note: Data for Vista City was not available, so prices from the greater San Diego County were used.

7 Assisted Living communities in Vista, CA | 20 nearby communities

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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. Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92083

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Golden Retreat

1119 Warmlands Ave., Vista, CA, 92084

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

From $3500 / mo

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Villa Adriana, Vista, CA

4. Villa Adriana

1678 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA, 92081

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

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Cedar Manor Homes, Vista, CA

5. Cedar Manor Homes

334/336/338/350 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA, 92083

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Our Family Care Home, Vista, CA

6. Our Family Care Home

810 Centennial Dr, Vista, CA, 92081

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Buena Creek Residential Care, Vista, CA

7. Buena Creek Residential Care

3008 Buena Creek Rd, Vista, CA, 92084

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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20 matching communities nearby Vista

1. Silvergate Fallbrook

420 Elbrook, Fallbrook, CA, 92028

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 (866) 946-6888

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3. Silvergate San Marcos

1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA, 92078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Blvd., Oceanside, CA, 92056

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale San Marcos

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Westmont Town Court

500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise at La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Oakmont of Escondido Hills

3012 Bear Valley Parkway South, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Atria Encinitas (North/South)

504 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Cypress Court

1255 N Broadway, Escondido, CA, 92026

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

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Las Villas De Carlsbad

1088 Laguna Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Atria North Escondido

1342 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Felicita Vida

930 Monticello Drive, Escondido, CA, 92029

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA, 92057

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Regency at Fallbrook

609 E. Elder Street, Fallbrook, CA, 92028

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Crest View Manor

350 South Vine Street, Escondido, CA, 92025

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Villa Monticello Assisted Living

25695 N. Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92026

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Ocean Hills Senior Living

4500 Cannon Rd., Oceanside, CA, 92056

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 Vista, California

The Cost of Assisted Living in Vista

Vista’s assisted cost of living, at $4,750, is $250 more than the California median of $4,500. The cost is also quite high compared to the national average of $4,051 and average prices in neighboring states such as Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.

$4750

Vista

$4500

California

$4051

The United States

$3400

Nevada

$4499

Oregon

$3750

Arizona

$3400

Utah

$3728

Idaho

Across California, the average costs of assisted living vary widely from one city to the other and mainly depend on how close to the ocean or how inland a town is. In most cities along the Pacific Ocean, including Los Angeles ($4,500), San Diego (4,750), San Jose (5,853) and San Francisco ($4,750), the costs are higher than the Californian average. On the other hand, most inland cities such as Fresno ($3,861), Riverside ($3,525) and Bakersfield ($3,650) have lower average costs compared to the statewide median.

$4750

Vista

$4500

California

$4500

Los Angeles

$4750

San Diego

$5000

Oxnard

$4500

Sacramento

$3861

Fresno

$3650

Bakersfield

$3525

Riverside

$5248

Santa Maria

$5500

Salinas

$5500

San Luis Obispo

Vista Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Low-income seniors in Vista can depend on California’s Medicaid system, Medi-Cal, for help covering their assisted living costs. Medi-Cal runs the Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) to assist seniors aged 65 and older in funding the supportive services that are offered in an assisted living facility or setting. The program can cover long-term care assistance with household tasks and personal care services, including assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and grooming; housekeeping; laundry and linen services, and transportation to medical appointments.

Learn more about the ALWP, the eligibility requirements and application process at our Assisted Living in California page.

Vista Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
Gloria McClellan Adult Activity and Resource Center(760) 643-5288The City of Vista’s Gloria McClellan Center is located close to Brengle Terrace Park, offering seniors aged 50 and older in Vista a one-stop-shop for stimulating programs and activities. The mission of the center is to promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of senior citizens by involving them in all aspects of community life. The facility runs many programs, including a home delivery meal program, transportation for medical and grocery purposes, exercise classes and a host of group activities such as board games and cards. Seniors can also find plenty of information from the facility’s website on matters regarding shopping, essential services for seniors and other important resources.
Aging & Independent Services(800) 510-2020The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services (AIS), offers a host of services for senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and family caregivers. AIS’s website is a resource for information on varying needs, including in-home support services, family caregiver support, health and fitness programs and respite care for veteran and military caregivers. Resources can be found on the searchable service directory, or seniors can call the AIS Call Center for assistance.
ElderHelp(619) 284-9281ElderHelp is a not-for-profit organization offering an assortment of services and information to seniors throughout San Diego county to help them remain as independent as possible. One of its core services is care coordination, where seniors are matched with vetted volunteers to assist them with activities such as grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, home safety inspections, gardening, companionship and safety outings. It also runs the HomeShare program to help seniors find affordable housing. Plus, the organization’s website has a detailed local resource guide.
Cool Zones(760) 643-5100
(760) 639-6160
(800) 510-2020
Cool Zones are designated, air-conditioned buildings spread throughout Vista and the whole San Diego County, where the residents can go to beat the heat for free. The County of San Diego coordinates this special effort to help older adults and disabled individuals keep cool during hot summer days. This can be vital, especially for seniors with health problems that could be complicated by the effects of heat. Typically, the program runs from June through the end of October. Seniors can also find lots of advice on how to beat the heat on the city’s website.
Meals on Wheels San Diego County(619) 260-6110Meals on Wheels San Diego is a popular meal delivery program in Vista that distributes food six days a week to seniors aged 60 and older, including their caregivers. Three types of meal options are on the menu, including healthy Latino cuisine, easy-to-chew and heart-healthy meals.

Vista Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Vista assisted living communities must comply with state laws and regulations around health and safety standards, staffing, medication administration and accommodations. Visit our Assisted Living in California page to learn more about these laws and regulations.