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Grossmont Gardens

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5480 Marengo Avenue , La Mesa, CA 91942

(855) 840-7257

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We liked Grossmont Gardens, but it would be a little difficult to get to public transport. The rooms were gorgeous and had little kitchenettes. The place was beautiful and had beautiful paved walkways through the premises to go with your walker or wheelchair. My mother isn't the physical type and the activities weren't the kind that would stimulate her intellect. The maintenance is a little so-so. The workers were absolutely helpful and friendly. I talked to the residents, and they were very happy, one woman I talked to had lived there for 10 years. She said what she liked best is that she has no responsibility there, she's just enjoying life. The budget would also allow for my mother's increased needs.

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Grossmont Gardens seems to have a lot of people who are a whole lot older than us so it doesn't seem like a place that we would fit in, but they were very nice to us. They took us around, told us about everything, and showed us everything. The rooms are very small. I guess the place was alright since it seemed clean and nice enough.

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My mother stayed In Grossmont Gardens for respite care, and she did not get the best care there. There weren't enough employees to take care of her. We were very disappointed. It took a very long time for someone to come if she needed help. She was there for two weeks and did not get a shower during the time. When they finally took her to a shower, it was at 10:00 p.m. She had to pay extra, but she did not get any extra care.

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We take these matters very seriously and sincerely apologize. We encourage you to call our Ethics Hotline at 1-866-605-3804 to discuss your concerns.

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I Visited This Facility

Grossmont Gardens was terribly expensive, and it was further. It has all levels, and it's a big place. It just didn't seem like it was going to work for what I needed. It’s on a side of a hill, so it's not level. They had an RN on staff, and the people there greeted me.

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Thank you for your feedback. We strive to improve our community everyday. Our rates are based on what level of care each resident needs. We are sad to hear you chose to go a different direction.

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I Visited This Community

Grossmont Gardens was good, clean, had nice staff and seemed to be a nice place. They had a library but didn't have a pool.

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Grossmont Gardens is older senior citizen living. The people were nice. The facility looked tidy. The room was sufficient and nice. The staff seemed nice, too. They had some activities in one room, and the dining room was excellent. The dining area looked nice, but I didn’t look at the food.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

We were not pleased with the appearance of Grossmont Gardens Health Center. It was very drab, so it could have been perked up. I don’t believe they had that much assistance. There weren’t that many skilled nurses on duty at one time. I wasn’t particularly happy with the place. The day-to-day staff was excellent, although they were very overwhelmed with all that they had to do. Very often, some things can’t get done, like the wastebaskets weren’t emptied. My father-in-law was left to eat by himself in his bed and was having a hard time doing that. He could have easily choked. The food was fine. He was on a pureed diet, and they tried to do a good job with that. He was incapable of any activities other than being pushed in a wheelchair. They need to perk up the place, paint it, and make it look a little more presentable and happier, and get more staff so that the patients aren’t left alone so much and have more assistance in feeding when they need it, not just to be left alone in their bedrooms to eat by themselves.

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Grossmont Gardens is a comfortable facility located near Lake Murray and Lake Murray Park which is a great place to relax and enjoy he outdoors. This facility has a very nice pool area that’s large enough to accommodate many residents at once. There are also good sitting areas near the pool and around the property. Grossmont Gardens isn’t the most modern facility, but it’s nice considering its age. The facility is pretty clean and well maintained. This is a large facility that houses both independent and assisted living residents, and the facility is suited well for both because the admission staff develop care plans that are tailored to the needs of the residents. The facility also has a variety of activities that appeal to various personalities and diverse backgrounds. I would choose this facility for the quality care, friendly staff, and quiet community.

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Some of the best and nicest people live and work at Grossmont Gardens. From all indicators, the staff really watches out for their resident's. Based on my visits to Grossmont Gardens, the resident's appear happy, well adjusted, and pleased to be there. It is not a fancy or modern community. It is located in a nice residential area of East San Diego called La Mesa. Close to San Diego State University. It is part of the Elmcroft chain of senior communities. One of the great things about Grossmont is their desire to grant fabulous dream wishes to the resident's.

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Costs for Grossmont Gardens

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 3,180

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 3,030

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Grossmont Gardens

Property Info

Licensed Capacity: 425

State License #: 374602548

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Description of Grossmont Gardens

Residents of Grossmont Gardens are proud of the independence they maintain and enjoy the security of 24-hour personalized assistance. While we offer a helping hand with day-to-day tasks such as dressing, bathing and medication monitoring, they are treated as the accomplished individuals they are. They enjoy the freedom of choosing their own agenda and activities, while feeling secure in knowing that we are always there to provide support should they need it.

Our residents also enjoy a unique dining experience where original culinary creations, along with traditional dishes, provide a variety of meal options, and the social setting makes dining an event. Good friends, good food and excellent service create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

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