Del Mar is an upscale beach community on the northern border of the city of San Diego. The community of Carmel Valley is just to the east and driving south brings you to La Jolla. This lovely city offers plenty to entertain. A senior living in Del Mar can enjoy beautiful coastal vistas, as well as trips to the well known Del Mar racetrack. Unfortunately, the cost of living in Del Mar is among the highest in San Diego County, making the price of senior care here unavailable for many.
The high cost of land has limited the number of assisted living centers, independent retirement communities, nursing homes, and memory care centers you will find in Del Mar. Thankfully, the nearby communities of Solana Beach, Encinitas and Mira Mesa are an easy drive with several options.
The question then becomes how do you figure out where those care options are and what they provide? Does your loved one need assisted living, independent living or more comprehensive care? How do you decide which facilities are worth visiting?
Is Assisted Living in Del Mar or a Surrounding Area Right for Your Elder?
Any of the following factors may indicate it is time:
- Your elder can no longer live on their own and requires more care than you can provide
- Your elder can still live independently, but they could benefit from someone helping them with meals and housekeeping
- Your loved one is lonely without a community of peers and activities to participate in
What Amenities Do Assisted Living Del Mar Facilities Provide?
The level of services provided by a Del Mar retirement community, or one in a neighboring area, depends on how that facility is licensed. Assisted living and independent living facilities can help seniors with:
- Preparing meals
- Housekeeping chores
- Entertainment in the form of activities and events for seniors
If a senior community is licensed as a Del Mar assisted living community, it will also provide:
- Help with dressing and undressing
- Bathing and hygiene assistance
- Toileting and incontinence help
- Help getting around
- Help with medications
How Can You Find the Most Appropriate Del Mar Assisted Living Community or an Assisted Living Community Nearby?
It can be very challenging sorting through all the care possibilities and deciding which direction to go first.
Elder Answers free service can help. We regularly visit and assess assisted living communities in Del Mar and all over San Diego County to give you personalized referrals based upon your specific criteria. Our goal is to save you time and trouble and to help your elder find the most appropriate senior care setting and environment for them.
Please call us at 619-538-9155.
I came across Lise after dealing with several other senior consultants, all of whom were either located out of town or not at all in tune with what I was looking for.
Lise was a “breath of fresh air”, taking the time and patience to learn about my parents and their needs.
She saved me LITERALLY hours upon hours of time and effort by providing me referrals to senior homes that met my criteria.
To say that she knows the San Diego senior market and is very well connected thereto would be an understatement!
At all times, her ONLY concern was getting my parents located in a place that was best for them, and for our family!
I recommend Lise without reservation. You may contact me for a reference/further information about my experience at any time.
Lisa found my mother in law a palace to live in for her final days. Give us tons of information and basically took us through the whole process all without charging a dime. She seems to know everything about everyone of the homes in this area and answered all of our questions at least twice (sorry about that part Lisa 🙂 Some of them on a Sunday afternoon (sorry about that too Lisa)
The place told us they were giving us a discount because they really like her (Lisa that is) which is awesome. Thank you so much for helping my dying relative find such a perfect place to spend what little time she has left.
There is no one better than Lise when it comes to placing a loved one. I have not seen anyone work harder and never give up on the more difficult cases. Being in Senior Care myself you learn quickly who you can trust, and I trust Lise more than any other Senior Care adviser out there!