In order to find the top assisted living communities in the La Mesa area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 53 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 16 hours researching assisted living communities in La Mesa
  • Read more than 85 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 5 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of La Mesa is $4,750, which is higher than the state average of $4,500 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in La Mesa, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 53 communities in the La Mesa area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the La Mesa area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Mount Helix Care Home
Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Hospice, Respite
Accommodating only six residents, this intimate family-run facility is nestled in an attractive residential neighborhood of La Mesa. The community features landscaped grounds with secure walkways that are ideal for a relaxed afternoon stroll, and shaded seating is available throughout the property for a quiet outdoor chat. Residents have access to visiting services, including a mobile hairdresser and a podiatrist. Mount Helix Care Home is just a short drive from Mt. Helix Park, where residents can take in views of neighboring San Diego or enjoy regularly scheduled entertainment in the amphitheater.
What Residents are Saying:
With its small, compact nature, Mount Helix Care Home is popular with residents who prefer a more intimate community. Residents enjoy the periodic pampering that takes place with the mobile hairdresser, and family members like the care staff members give their loved ones. Of particular interest are the grounds, which offer plenty of room for seniors to stretch their legs.
3.00 stars out of 5
(1) Reviews
10030 Grandview Dr., La Mesa, CA 91941
Reina's Residential Care
Westmont of La Mesa

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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