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CITY Chula vista
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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The overall cost of living in Chula Vista, located in the southern region of California, is consistent with the state median and about 50% higher than the national average, which may be a consideration for those relocating to the area for care. The income tax rate is high, but seniors aren’t taxed at the state level on their Social Security benefits, and the state funds programs, such as Supplemental Security Income, the optional state supplement and the Assisted Living Waiver, to help individuals cover living, medical and long-term care costs.

On average, seniors in Chula Vista pay $5,475 per month for assisted living, which is high compared to the national average but in line with the state norm.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Chula Vista, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Chula Vista, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista is located near San Diego and shares the city’s long-term care cost data, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Based on regional averages, assisted living fees in Chula Vista are estimated at $5,475 per month. This is comparable to rates in Los Angeles and about $300 lower than Oxnard’s average rate of $5,750. In El Centro, care costs are several hundred dollars higher than in Chula Vista at $6,150, and in Bakersfield, care costs are considerably lower at $3,750. 

  • Chula Vista: $5,475  
  • California: $5,250    
  • United States: $4,500    
  • El Centro: $6,150   
  • Oxnard: $5,750    
  • Bakersfield: $3,750  
  • Los Angeles: $5,250   

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Chula Vista, CA

Assisted living facilities in Chula Vista charge $5,475 per month. This type of care is considerably cheaper than home-based care, which ranges from $6,387 to $6,473, depending on whether the individual needs skilled nursing services. Assisted living costs roughly half the rate of nursing home care, but it’s costlier than adult day health care.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,475    
  • In-Home Care: $6,387    
  • Home Health Care: $6,473    
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,058    
  • Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room): $9,384    
  • Nursing Home Care (private room): $12,167 

Note: Data for Chula Vista was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead. 

Fredericka Manor

As the oldest assisted living community this side of the Mississippi, Fredericka Manor has had over a century to perfect its classic ambiance and environment. There is an on-site rose garden, two tranquil ponds with aquatic plants and fish, a bocci court, an on-site putting green and plenty of walking trails. Residents of this pet-friendly community can choose between studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, as well as standalone cottages for those who appreciate a little extra privacy. Situated in a peaceful, walkable neighborhood, residents of this facility have easy access to Auburn's city center and community amenities such as cafes, the library, the local senior center and retail shopping. 

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  • On-site dog park to exercise furry friends
  • Live entertainment every Tuesday night

Sunrise of Bonita

Sunrise of Bonita earned its place on our top 10 list because of its wide array of life-enriching activities. Available options include floral arranging workshops, art and language classes and guided discussions of current events. Residents can also participate in karaoke or join friends for a scheduled group outing to local shopping outlets, the beach or community events. With a resident capacity of just 88, residents can enjoy an intimate living experience that promotes a family feeling. This pet-friendly community has studio and one-bedroom apartments along with companion suites. Units are equipped with kitchenettes and emergency call systems.

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  • Dietary needs and preferences happily accommodated
  • On-site beauty salon/barbershop

Atria Bonita

Atria Bonita has pet-friendly studios and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Residents can have meals delivered to their units or join others in the restaurant-style dining room. There is also a private dining room available for seniors to use for private celebrations with their friends and families. On-site amenities include a beauty salon/barbershop, patio areas with comfortable seating and attractive gardens. Additionally, individuals at this community can take advantage of scheduled transportation to appointments, shopping and community events. 

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Westmont at San Miguel Ranch

With a resident capacity of 58, Westmont at San Miguel Ranch is among the smallest of the communities on our top 10 list. The facility combines a family atmosphere with a wide variety of activity options and amenities. Residents can participate in a variety of exercise classes in the on-site fitness room, join friends for games, work on arts and crafts projects or attend a computer class. Small pets are welcome here, and all units are equipped with cable, WiFi, kitchenettes or kitchens and emergency call systems. 

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Sienna at Otay Ranch

Accommodations at Sienna at Otay Ranch include studio, one- and two-bedroom units equipped with kitchenettes. The outdoor areas are well-kept and attractive, with comfortable seating areas and an outdoor fireplace. There is a restaurant-style dining room, and residents can host family members and friends for personal celebrations in the private dining and party room. There is also an on-site fitness room and a beauty salon/barbershop. Residents can access scheduled transportation for medical and other necessary appointments and shopping trips.

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St. Paul's Plaza

Residents of St. Paul's Plaza can choose from studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom, pet-friendly apartments equipped with kitchens, emergency call systems and washers and dryers. There is an on-site pub where residents can grab a quick bite or a beverage while socializing with friends as well as two restaurant-style dining rooms with 24-hour service. Residents enjoy regularly scheduled live entertainment, group outings and lushly landscaped outdoor spaces. 

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Paradise Village

Paradise Village provides active seniors with plenty of opportunities to enjoy their favorite pastimes. There is an on-site putting green, hiking trails, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a spa where residents can indulge in relaxing treatments to ease away aches and pains. A general store is available on-site for residents' convenience, as well as coffee shop, beauty salon/barbershop and restaurant-style dining room.  Floor plans range from studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Small furry friends are welcome here.

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Monte Vista Village

Monte Vista Village provides a supportive atmosphere in a friendly, caring environment. The common areas are comfortable, spacious and conducive to socializing with other residents. Care plans are tailored to meet the needs and preferences of individual residents, and there is 24-hour staff on duty. Services include weekly housekeeping, personal laundry, linen changes and medication management. 

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Coronado Retirement Village

Coronado Retirement Village has studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-room cable and WiFi. Seniors are welcome to share their suite with a small pet. Transportation is available for doctor appointments and community events. There is an on-site pharmacy, and skilled caregivers provide residents with medication management. Skilled nursing care and physical therapy are also offered to those who require such services. On-site amenities include a coffee shop, salon/barbershop, fitness room, computer room and library. 

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Sungarden Terrace

Create cuisine, beautifully kept grounds and gardens and tenured staff that provides warm, personalized care make Sungarden Terrace a great choice for those seeking quality amenities in a supportive atmosphere, and those are just a few of the reasons we chose to include this facility on our top 10 list. The diverse activities roster includes jewelry making classes and other arts and crafts, group outings, barbeques, bingo and other games. Staff is available 24-hours per day, and there are security cameras operating at all times. Amenities include a salon/barbershop, library, TV room and restaurant-style dining room where staff cheerfully accommodate special requests. 

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