Assisted Living San Diego Options at Lantern Crest
The Lantern Crest senior living community is the best place for older adults with individual care needs looking for resort-style luxury assisted or independent living apartment homes. We offer spacious facilities and exceptional amenities including delicious meals, fun activities, regular outings, a swimming pool, gardens, a putting green, and more for our residents. Lantern Crest offers the chance to participate in a vibrant, socially-connected lifestyle with a continuum of care for seniors including the following:
- Assisted Living for San Diego
- Independent Living for San Diego
- Memory Care for San Diego
It can be helpful to learn more about what each type of residence offers in terms of services and care to determine which is right for your or a loved one. Take a moment to read the following overview of our three residence options and get in touch with our team with additional questions or concerns.
Assisted Living in San Diego
The assisted living option at Lantern Crest is for residents that would like to retain their independence but need access to 24-hour care and high-quality support with their daily activities. Those in this community will make their own daily schedules, choosing from a vast selection of activities, outings, and events.
Our assisted living community is located in the suburbs of San Diego and offers a sunny, small-town charm. Residents enjoy exceptional care and safety that allows them to pursue fulfilling activities and social connections. Choose between a studio or one-bedroom floor plan for luxury living that meets your needs.
Live life on your terms with the following amenities for assisted living:
- Choice of Spacious, Bright Studio or One Bedroom Apartment
- Kitchenette, including Microwave and Full-Sized Refrigerator
- Delicious Meals in our Montecito Restaurant & Nutritious Snacks
- Resident-Centered Personal Care Plan
- Weekly Housekeeping, Linen, and Personal Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Emergency Response
- Activities and Recreational Events
- Fitness Center
- Scheduled Transportation
- Cable Television
- High-speed Wi-Fi in Common Areas
- Pet Friendly
If assisted living would be right for you or your loved one, contact Lantern Crest and set up a tour of this community near San Diego today!
Assisted Living San Diego
For people who need a level of assistance in their daily lives without compromising their independence in San Diego, an Assisted Living Community might be the right choice. Moving into an Assisted Living Community is a big decision. There are over 7,500 assisted living facilities in California alone. There are many choices in San Diego’s Assisted Living Facilities.
What is an Assisted Living Facility?
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs), also called Assisted Living are places that offer personal care and supervision. They are for those who cannot or choose not to live independently. Assisted living communities offer a wide range of options in terms of the level of care and diversity of services. There is a social aspect of Assisted Living at Lantern Crest.
Assisted living facilities, in general, will have over 16 beds and provide non-medical rooms or apartments to serve people over 60 years of age.
What to Expect While Living in An Assisted Living Facility
Lantern Crest offers assistance with meals, housekeeping, supervision, and storage and distribution of medication. Depending on a person’s needs, they can assist with basic personal care assistance such as dressing, eating, bathing, and transferring. Assisted living at Lantern Crest is for those who want independence and do not need 24-hour nursing care. Instead, they need access to a certain level of care and supervision and are unable to live fully by themselves. Lantern Crest has on-site around the clock trained staff to provide services if needed.
Differences in Senior Facilities
Do not confuse senior housing complexes, retirement villages, or other senior communities in San Diego. They provide housing only, some with the option of housekeeping and meals. The biggest difference is that they do not offer any medical services or any type of support to their residents. The only qualification to live in senior housing is age. These places do not have to be licensed by The California Department of Social Services.
Skilled nursing, nursing home, or convalescent home are all used to describe a residential facility that provides 24-hour medical care onsite. Nursing homes differ in nature from assisted living facilities based on the level of care a resident needs. Skilled nursing can offer temporary stays with the focus being on rehabilitation at a site offering 24-hour medical care. The intent is for the person to recover and gain their independence and return back to their own home. Skilled nursing facilities provide services for long care patients who need a high level of care on a frequent or constant basis due to a chronic medical condition. Nursing home residents require round the clock care and monitoring. They typically live with more complex health care conditions requiring the assistance of a skilled nurse.
Places that have only 4 to 6 beds are usually known as “Board and Care”. All assisted living facilities are inspected and licensed.
Most residents in assisted living facilities have at least one chronic medical condition with three quarters having two or more chronic conditions, according to the National Institutes of Health. Assisted living support is not designed to be temporary. Both facilities may assist in providing the same service with bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, and meal preparation, but people in skilled nursing facilities are usually after hospitalization or decline in health. The purpose of assisted living is to provide supervision and support with personal care.
Assisted Living is a service of long term care that provides a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care all designed to promote independence. It can accommodate residents changing needs and preferences without relocating if the circumstances change. In San Diego, there are many choices for assisted living facilities. Most assisted living residents are seniors, however, some communities allow people with disabilities of any age. Some communities may also serve people with a specific medical condition or need such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
What is Life Like at an San Diego Assisted Living Community?
All services and activities that are provided or arranged for in an assisted living facility are to promote independence and quality of life for all residents. Each and every resident at Lantern Crest will receive individualized services to help him or her live successfully in the assisted living community. Services can include coordination of a residents own health care provider for medical and dental needs outside of the community. Arrangements may include the supervision of medications. Certain personal care services can be provided if needed. If one day a resident can take care of their own dressing and grooming, their independence is encouraged. If the very next day they need assistance, help is available. Monitoring of the resident’s activities to ensure the health, safety, and well being is the goal.
Licensing Requirements for San Diego Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living communities in San Diego are required to be registered, licensed, or certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with the California Department of Social Services and Community Care Licensing Division. These agencies monitor and regulate all San Diego Assisted Living facilities. The California Department of Public Health will inspect the property once every five years. All Assisted Living Facilities are required by California Health and Safety Code, to have liability insurance in an amount of at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million annually to cover injuries to residents or guests.