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La Vida Real - 5 Reviews - 11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA - Personal Care Facility Reviews - Phone (619) 734-9486

La Vida Real

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11588 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA 92019
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My Grandma has lived at La Vida Real for 2 years. She and my family LOVE it! The staff there are friendly and caring. They give my grandma hugs and kisses all the time. They mak...

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Chronically understaffed. Poor security - anyone walks in and out anytime. Staff stole from my mother's purse, refrigerator, shoes and music cds. Serious language barriers with...

Editorial review from Citysearch 3/1/2013

Finding the right place for you or your parents is a very stressful and difficult thing to do. Many people see this change as a step closer to something bad instead of a soft landing into a safe and comfortable, albeit new life. That said, my father has been living at La Vida Real for eight years, starting on the Independent Living side for four of those years and now on the Assisted Living side. In both areas, the kind eyes of the staff, from the housekeepers to the director have been watchful. We have been communicated with immediately when problems have arisen, comforted with their concern during inevitable situations and are so grateful for their professionalism laced through with compassion during all of it. They have never been anything but caring and professional in our 8 years of experience with them. We have made friends with other families that have relatives there and my father has many friends there with whom to share a joke or enjoy a meal. The outings are fun, too and there is always something going on. As a side comment, I noticed another review that stated personal possessions had gone missing. I speak from experience with two sets of parents, that as we age, we can forget things and create situations in our minds that seem really real. I'm not a doctor, but have been told that it can be a sign that medications may need to be adjusted, or that aging has taken another step forward. It's really weird to have your parent telling you something with such realism, only to discover that it wasn't really the parent you know doing the talking. Enough said. I give La Vida Real a big 5 stars. more

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! 11/2/2010

My Grandma has lived at La Vida Real for 2 years. She and my family LOVE it! The staff there are friendly and caring. They give my grandma hugs and kisses all the time. They make it feel like they are part of our family. When my grandma had to be in the hospital The Nursing Director and another lady from management showed up at the Hospital with a Teddy Bear for her! The staff is attentive and always welcoming to my Family! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! more

I Love this Place! 11/2/2010

My grandma has lived at La Vida Real for 2 years. She is happy and well taken care of. The caregivers are friendly and caring towards her and towards our family. The management is available and responsive. They address concerns and keep my grandmas best interest in mind. They have the same caregivers now that they had 2 years ago. The carestaff have become part of our extended family! We love them! If you want your grandma or grandpa to be as happy as mine, move them there! more

Terrible Place - Keep Looking! 10/5/2010

Chronically understaffed. Poor security - anyone walks in and out anytime. Staff stole from my mother's purse, refrigerator, shoes and music cds. Serious language barriers with untrained caregivers with bad attitudes. Promises of improvement never materialized. Admin staff is usually unavailable as they cover many facilities. Looks great on the surface with a smooth sales pitch but don't get sucked into to the empty promises!!! I'm so glad Mom has moved out! October 2010 more

Run for Your Life! 9/26/2010

I had a relative live here and their so-called trained staff did not dispense medications correctly or keep adequate log notes for their residents. Personal items were missing, never to be found. Be sure to interview residents for inside information that the facility will never reveal. Don?t be fooled or rely on support from CDSS; be informed before you place your loved one at this facility! more

Great place for seniors 10/11/2008

My mother-in-law has resided at La Vida Real for several years now. She began in the assisted living quarters, and now she is in the memory care. It is a lovely building and the staff are very caring and efficient. The residents have a lovely restaurant with a great menu selection. There are activities for them most days, and a bus to ride in for their doctor appointments, and shopping trips.\r Living here is not cheap, but if you can afford it for a loved one's retirement home, I recommend it. more
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Owner Message

  • There's always plenty to do, and plenty of fun-loving folks to do things with. Work out at the fitness center, lounge and splash around in the pool, catch up with the grandkids on Skype(R) in the Internet Lounge, or take part in planned community-outreach programs. There are also plenty of cozy reading nooks in the library, and always, the peace and privacy of your own, beautifully-designed residence. Fit your day to your mood and still find plenty to choose from. At La Vida Real, you can be as busy - or as laid back - as you'd like. At La Vida Real, your days belong entirely to you.. As a resident at La Vida Real,you will find all kinds of opportunities for social connections,health and wellness activities,and the comforts and conveniences to help simplify life. La Vida Real's assisted living services take a "whole-person" approach to wellness,and are tailored to meet your needs,now and in the future. Services can be dialed up,or back,at any time,so you are always getting the help you need. Residents choosing assisted living enjoy all personalized care services as needed to support independence and wellness. La Vida Real's Memory Care Program offers personalized care within a secure residential environment. Our carefully selected and trained staff works closely with memory impaired residents and their families,developing individualized and innovative programs that focus on meaningful tasks that are engaging and stimulating while being stress-free for the resident.

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Rancho San Diego
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