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CITY Vista
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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Vista is a budget-friendly option for seniors seeking assisted living in Southern California. Its overall cost of living is slightly lower than in the state as a whole, and local health care costs come in about 15% below the national median. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs in Vista are a little high compared to state and national norms, with residents paying an estimated $5,475 per month for care. To help qualified individuals afford assisted living, many residential care communities throughout California accept the Assisted Living Waiver, including some facilities in the Vista region.   

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Vista, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in 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.

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The Cost of Assisted Living in Vista, CA

Assisted living residents in Vista pay $5,475, which is about $1,000 higher than the national average but comparable to California’s median. The city is an affordable alternative to El Centro, where care costs are among the highest in Southern California at $6,150. In Oxnard, rates are higher than in Vista at $5,750, but in Los Angeles, assisted living rates are similar at $5,250. Riverside is one of the cheapest places in California for senior care, with rates coming in nearly $1,500 below Vista’s median at $4,000. 

  • Vista: $5,475 
  • California: $5,250 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • El Centro: $6,150 
  • Riverside: $4,000 
  • Los Angeles: $5,250 
  • Oxnard: $5,750 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Vista, CA 

There are several long-term care options available for seniors in Vista, including assisted living, which costs $5,475 monthly. This option is economical compared to in-home care and home health care, which cost $6,387 and $6,473, respectively. Adult day health care is the cheapest care option at $2,058, and nursing homes charge several thousand dollars more at $9,384 for shared rooms and $12,167 for private.

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

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


Pacifica Senior Living Vista

Pacifica Senior Living Vista, situated to the west of plenty of shopping and restaurants off of E. Vista Way, is just a few blocks from Brengle Terrace Park. This facility has more than four decades of experience helping seniors with their needs while still encouraging them to remain as independent as possible. Amenities include activities, such as weekly happy hours, a fully-equipped fitness center and walking paths where residents can stretch their legs and enjoy the California weather. We included Pacifica Senior Living Vista on this list for its delicious meals prepared daily and the caring staff who are always available for residents' needs.

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  • Gourmet, restaurant-style dining
  • Licensed nurses on staff seven days a week

Silver Oak Country Estates I

Situated in a residential neighborhood, Silver Oak Country Estates is located off of San Clemente Avenue and is near the Vista Historical Society. Residents can take advantage of the on-site hair salon and scheduled health care clinic visits, and they are able to come and go as they please without a curfew. This facility offers art and music therapy, an exercise and wellness program and planned off-site activities.

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  • Park-like grounds for outdoor recreation opportunities
  • 24/7 on-site staff

Alta Vista Senior Living

Conveniently located near Ronald Packard Parkway for easy transportation around the larger Vista area, Alta Vista Senior Living is also right across the street from Tri-City Medical Center. Seniors can enjoy chef-prepared meals every day, and social activities, such as arts and crafts workshops and pet therapy help keep residents active and engaged. This facility also has a full-service beauty salon on-site and offers some supportive services, depending on residents' needs.

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  • Specific programming for veterans
  • Wellness checks performed by a licensed nurse

New Dawn Eldercare

New Dawn Eldercare is located off of Warmlands Avenue, just 8 miles from the coast. This small-scale facility only houses six residents at a time, allowing plenty of opportunities for individual attention. Residents enjoy spacious rooms with plenty of natural light, and each room has its own private bathroom. On-site activities include gardening, cooking and games with other residents. Visitors, including pets, are welcomed.

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  • Cable television and private phone access
  • Laundry and housekeeping services provided

Brookdale Oceanside

Brookdale Oceanside is an assisted living community located right next to a fire station and near restaurants and a shopping plaza. Residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and all have in-room kitchens or kitchenettes. This facility has a general store, beauty salon, pool and spa on-site, and physical therapy and medication management services are available.

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Brookdale San Marcos

Residents of Brookdale San Marcos enjoy a location that's close to thrift stores, local restaurants, banks and churches, so everything they need is convenient. This staff are trained on providing assistance to seniors who may no longer be able to live independently, and the concierge service can help schedule appointments or recommend a day trip destination. The facility includes a pool, walking paths and a patio and garden for those who prefer to enjoy the outdoors.

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Silvergate San Marcos

Silvergate San Marcos is situated in a lively neighborhood with convenient access to restaurants, drug stores and banks. This facility offers independent living, assisted living and memory care options, so residents can choose the level of care they need. Outside, seniors can enjoy the garden and patio space for walking and chatting with friends. Indoors, there is a library, gym and computer room, so residents have everything they need to stay active and pursue their hobbies.

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  • All-inclusive fees cover utilities, meals, maintenance and transportation
  • Small pets are allowed at this facility

Sunrise at La Costa

Located at the corner of Aviara Parkway and El Camino Real, Sunrise at La Costa makes our top 10 communities list for Vista because of its location near banks, a movie theater and a post office. The patio and gardens are secured, so those with memory care needs can enjoy the outdoors freely, and residents can join the living gardens and garden club for social opportunities. Rooms offerings include one- and two-bedroom suites and private or shared accommodations, and residents can take advantage of prepared meals or cook their own fare in the in-room kitchens.

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  • Library, beauty salon and party space on-site
  • Rooms equipped with emergency call systems

Las Villas de Carlsbad

Las Villas de Carlsbad is located between the Georgina Cole Library and the Carlsbad Children's Garden, and residents can also take advantage of its close proximity to Buena Vista Lagoon and Hosp Grove Park. This facility offers both independent and assisted living options and has daily activities, a heated pool and regularly scheduled off-site trips for seniors to enjoy. We've included Las Villas de Carlsbad on this list of the top assisted living facilities in the Vista area for its beautiful grounds and apartments, as well as its convenient access to the city's amenities and cultural opportunities.

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Brookdale Carlsbad

Brookdale Carlsbad is conveniently located near the Carlsbad Plaza South Shopping Center, The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall and several parks. This community has several on-site amenities, including a cafe and bistro, a beauty and barbershop, a library, a billiards room and a community kitchen. The apartments come in studio and one-bedroom layouts, and they all have kitchenettes and private bathrooms.

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