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Finding the Right Retirement Community San Diego

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Finding the Right Senior Living Community in San Diego

No matter how long you’ve lived in your current home, one day, you may come to realize that it no longer fits your lifestyle and plans for the future. But if you don’t stay in your current home, what are your choices? Thousands of seniors like you have discovered how the right senior living community San Diego allows them to get more out of life than they ever imagined.

As you start to explore your living options, this blog post will show you what kinds of retirement communities are available and how to choose a retirement community that fits your needs for today and tomorrow.

Types of  Retirement Communities San Diego

When it comes to retirement living, there are different types of senior living communities out there. It is important to do a little research because you’ll discover 55+ communities; rental communities; stand-alone communities; and Life Plan Communities with independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing — like Casa de las Campanas.

What is a Life Plan Community? Casa de las Campanas is not-for-profit Type A Life Plan Community in San Diego, California, which is a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living in addition to higher levels of care, for current residents. Although these communities vary, the most typical offerings include independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Time to Schedule a Tour

Once you determine the type of senior living community that fits your plans, it’s time to schedule a tour of your top choices. That way you can see the lifestyle firsthand and talk with staff and residents.

10 Things to Look for in a Retirement Community

  1. Maintenance-free: As a homeowner, you already know furniture needs dusting, floors need cleaning, light bulbs need changing and appliances wear out. At a retirement community, you’ll have a housekeeping staff and a maintenance team you know and trust to clean and take care of upkeep and repairs.
  2. Activity calendar: One of the reasons most older adults choose to move to a senior living community in San Diego is for the social opportunities. As you conduct your visits, ask to see an activity calendar. Does it include the types of events and activities you like to do? Are there day trips, dances, happy hours, clubs, educational lectures, classes and shopping trips? If so, you know you’ll have plenty of chances to meet people who share your interests and goals.
  3. A plan for the future: As you plan your move, the last thing you want to consider is having to do this all over again. That’s why choosing a Life Plan Community gives you the peace of mind of having access to higher levels of care right on-site. Casa de las Campanas is also the only not-for-profit Type A Life Plan Community in San Diego County, so if you ever do need care, you’ll have the financial security of predictable monthly rates.
  4. Dining: A big part of living well is eating well. At Casa, we offer two dining rooms and a casual dining bistro; all feature delicious meals prepared by our talented culinary team.
  5. Location: Where you live is an important part of how you live. Are the communities you’re considering close to things you enjoy? Nestled among the rolling hills of northern San Diego County in the San Pasqual Valley, Casa de las Campanas overlooks Lake Hodges’ distant mountains and a western sky alive with painted sunsets.
  6. Services and amenities: What differentiates communities from each other is the lifestyle they offer. At Casa, we offer an all-season indoor pool and outdoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, hobby shop, arts and crafts studio, two dog parks, guest rooms for family and friends, and much more.
  7. Wellness program: A part of living an active and engaging life is being healthy and happy. At Casa, our wellness program focuses on 8 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, occupational, environment and health services.
  8. Pets: If you have a furry family member, check to see if the senior living communities San Diego is pet-friendly. Be sure to ask if they have any weight restrictions.
  9. Scheduled transportation: Communities offer scheduled transportation to events, shopping and doctor appointments. However, if you plan on keeping your car, be sure to ask about available parking.
  10. Cost: How much is independent living San Diego? The cost of a retirement community with independent living can depend on several factors, including the community’s location, available services and amenities, and the square footage of your residence. Having a list of “must-haves” and “nice-to- haves” can help you figure out your budget.

You can explore our senior living floor plans here and find one to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

Explore Your Options at Our Award-Winning Senior Living Community San Diego

As we celebrate our 33rd year of serving resident, we’re proud to announce we were recently awarded “Best Retirement/Independent Living Community” in three polls this year: San Diego’s Best — Union-Tribune Readers Poll, San Diego Reader — Best of Poll, and Pomerado News’ Best of North Inland Reader’s Poll, which we’ve won for eight years running.

To learn more about our senior living community in Rancho Bernardo, and how you can visit our beautiful campus next to the 170-acre Rancho Bernardo Nature Preserve and Ed Brown Senior Center, contact us here.