Assisted Living Communities in San Diego

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When people think about San Diego, they imagine the beaches, the culinary scene, the nightlife, and the adventure. San Diego is a prime destination for both the young and old. San Diego is a city that boasts an average temperature of 75 and sunny along with minimal rainfall. No wonder it is called America’s Finest City. What they may overlook is that San Diego is not just a destination coveted by vacationers and business travelers, it is also a place many would like to retire and finish the last years of their lives in.

Things To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility

When it is time to move a loved one into an assisted living facility, it is a very somber and serious time. You want the best for your loved one. You want your loved ones to enjoy the remainder of their life here on earth. There are assisted living facilities on a spectrum of various price points and accommodations. If your loved one was not planning for this phase in their life, you may have price constraints on what you can afford for them.

Here are some questions to ask when shopping for an assisted living home—

  • What are you expecting from an assisted living home?
  • Are there any special care needs or requirements you need the assisted living home to provide?
  • How do you like to keep busy and what activities do you want access to?
  • Where would you want to live?
  • What amenities do you want the assisted living facility to include?
  • What price point can you afford?
  • What staff to resident ratio would you like to see at your assisted living facility?
  • What do the apartments look like? Do you get your own unit or have to share?
  • What features are included in your apartment?
  • What do the food and beverage look like?

By answering these general questions, you will have an idea of the direction you would like to go in with your initial assisted living facility search. As you begin to narrow down the top choices, many more detailed questions will come to mind. Prior to signing a contract with the assisted living facility, ensure everything they promised is included in the paperwork. That way if they do not deliver on their promised service, you will be able to enforce the contract and get the service you deserve.

Where to Find Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego

When looking at assisted living facilities in San Diego, you first want to look at the area of the city you or your loved one would like to live in. San Diego covers over 372 square miles, with several townships included in the same county. Where you live is a personal preference. Some prefer to live close to the coastline with easier access to ocean views. Others feel comforts inland. Some people enjoy the vibrance of North County San Diego. Wherever you choose, there are many assisted living options.

For example, in Sorrento Valley, you will find the Waltham Clinic. Sorrento Valley is just a few minutes away from the coastline and within close proximity of shopping and restaurants in La Jolla. This area will give you access to all San Diego has to offer. If you choose an assisted living facility like the Waltham Clinic, you will be well taken care of with their professional staff, cozy accommodations, and beautiful grounds. As you or your loved one enter the last phase of life, there still can be enjoyment found in day-to-day life. The sunshine and vibrant surroundings of San Diego will bring a new life to the last phase of their life.

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