Oceanside Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Oceanside Assisted Living Facilities

Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Review by Patti-daughter

Consumer

Moving mom from NJ was a herculean task alone, but finding Merrill Gardens has been a God send! I especially have been helped by Stephanie Oden, the resident RN, at any moment I need her help, Shelly, Sheila & Wanda at the front desk are lovely & very helpful & welcoming, & Ceciela, the house keeper (mom feels lik...

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Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Merrill Gardens at Oceanside is a good facility but has room for improvement in many areas. What I did like about this facility was that it had a barber shop and beauty salon as well as a library area well stocked with books...

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Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Review by Not worth the money.

Consumer

Prices up again...every year. We are now paying $1,000 more than 2 years ago. Almost $4,000. Promises of updated facilities have not been completed. They do not do a good job of cleaning the apartments, even when you pay for extra services; they always tell me I came on the day before the cleaning day...

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Brookdale Oceanside

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Brookdale Oceanside is very scenic on the exterior. At the entrance are nice tall palm trees and there are plenty of other nice trees on property. Brookdale Oceanside is a rather nice facility though it can seem a bit old-fashioned in the way it’s styled...

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Brookdale Oceanside

Review by Fed Up Family Member

Consumer

I am the relative of a current resident in this facility. It has slowly gone downhill since acquired by Brookdale (fka Emeritus). In less than 6 months, almost the entire staff (from the Exec. Director on down) has turned over - all of the cafeteria wait staff all quit on the same day...

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Aegis at Shadowridge

Review by Local Professional

Expert

This community was developed because of a son's love for his mother and his desire to create a safe, respectful, graceful, and dignified living environment for a loved one when the mind starts to fade. The overall feeling is relaxed and soothing. It is one of the cleanest facilities I have been in...

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Information About Assisted Living Facility in Oceanside

The beach community of Oceanside is considered the gateway city between San Diego and Los Angeles. Close to both major metropolitan areas, yet distant from the big city bustle, Oceanside enjoys a sense of tranquility along with near-perfect weather. The picturesque beachfront features historical monuments such as a lighthouse and the longest wooden pier on the West Coast, which makes the area an ideal vantage point for watching Oceanside’s famous surfer crowd in action. The close proximity to Camp Pendleton Marine Base makes this city a convenient retirement location for Oceanside assisted living residents with family ties to the military.

Oceanside Recreation

Oceanside boasts 30 parks designed for outdoor relaxation. Guajome County Park features two fishing ponds that attract migratory birds. For more wildlife watching opportunities, Oceanside senior living residents may visit the 73-acre bird sanctuary at Lake Whelan, or the 223-acre wetland habitat at Buena Vista Lagoon. Two of Oceanside’s modern shopping complexes, Ocean Place Center and Mission Marketplace Shopping Center, are great places to catch a movie, run errands or simply people watch. Seniors searching for something unique will find quaint and exotic treasures inside the shops surrounding the city's historic pier. The Oceanside Farmers’ Market is also open on Thursdays, offering a delightful selection of fresh, locally-grown produce.

Oceanside Activities

Residents of Oceanside assisted living communities will not be able to resist the lure of the city’s bustling pier area, or the three-and-half miles of scenic beachfront. Another ‘must do’ is a visit to Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of California’s 21 missions, which tops the list of San Diego County’s Seven Wonders. More history can be found during a stroll through Heritage Park Village and Museum, home to many of Oceanside's original buildings. For entertainment, your senior loved one can catch a production at the New Vision Theatre Company or Star Theatre. In addition, the Oceanside Amphitheatre, next to the pier, hosts a variety of events each year. Seniors may also enjoy visiting either the Oceanside Museum of Art or California Surf Museum. The El Corazon Senior Center sits on six acres of unspoiled beauty, and the facility is uniquely designed with large windows to allow members a tranquil glimpse into the surrounding nature. The center holds nighttime special events along with the typical daytime classes and programs.

Oceanside Medical Facilities

The Tri-City Medical Center has been serving the city of Oceanside for over 45 years, and is a valuable resource due to the facility’s extensive array of community education classes. Oceanside senior living residents can also receive quality medical care at nearby hospitals including Scripp’s Coastal Medical Center and Fallbrook Hospital, which hosts a Senior Circle membership program.

Oceanside Transportation

The North County Transit District (NCTD) operates a bus system dubbed “Oceanside BREEZE” for the ease of traveling their 1,020 square mile service area. NCTD also provides Oceanside assisted living residents with COASTER trains headed south to San Diego and SPRINTER light rail service which travels east to west. Qualified riders who are unable to utilize NCTD’s fixed-route transportation are eligible for LIFT, a curb-to-curb paratransit program. Oceanside’s warm weather and array of available activities will keep your senior loved one comfortable and engaged in life. For more information about assisted living communities in the area, visit our Oceanside Assisted Living page. Written by senior housing staff writer. Back to Top