Overview

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the San Diego area, our team of researchers sorted through 374 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 42 hours researching assisted living communities in San Diego
  • Interviewed 21 facility staff members
  • Read more than 225 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 28 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 San Diego is $4,500, which is the same as the state average of $4,500 and slightly higher than the national average of $4,000.

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 San Diego, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 374 communities in the San Diego area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the San Diego 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.

Atria Bonita
150
Studio, 1BR
Independent Living, Assisted Living
$2,495
Atria Bonita is an assisted living community located in Chula Vista, California. This community is a great fit for seniors who enjoy beautiful surroundings, a greater sense of well-being, and an active lifestyle. Accommodations include studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with a patio or balcony, and some including a kitchenette. Three delicious meals are prepared daily to meet the individual dietary needs of each resident. There are a host of amenities available for residents to enjoy, including a salon and barber shop, fitness center, and billiards lounge. Additionally, beautiful common areas give residents opportunities to socialize and engage in group activities. Atria Bonita also offers yoga classes, cooking classes, and themed entertainment nights to accentuate the community connection.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at Atria Bonita. One reviewer says, “My mother is in Villa Bonita. The rooms are large, and most of them have a view of a really nice courtyard. The staff was really helpful, and they seemed to engage with the residents. The food was really good as well. Every time I’ve gone to visit, the staff has been very welcoming, and they seemed to know my mother pretty well.”
4 out of 5
(53) Reviews
3434 Bonita Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Bayview Senior Assisted Living
Belmont Village Sabre Springs
Canyon Villas
Casa Aldea Senior Living
Casa De Las Campanas
Cloisters of the Valley
Coronado Retirement Village
Fredericka Manor
Golden Living of Pt. Loma
Grossmont Gardens
Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill
Monte Vista Village
Monterey Trellis
Nazareth House
Oakmont of Pacific Beach
Pacifica Senior Living
Paradise Valley Manor
Plaza Village Senior Living
Sienna at Otay Ranch Senior Living
St. Paul's Villa
Sungarden Terrace
The Montera
The Remington Club
Vi at La Jolla Village
Wesley Palms
Westmont at San Miguel Ranch
White Sands

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

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
amenities.

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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