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Assisted Living in Descanso, CA

  • Your guide to Descanso, California assisted living facilities. With so many senior housing options available, how do you know which one is right for your family?

    Our Senior Living Advisors live in the Descanso area and can provide you with an insider's view of local communities including pricing information and distinctive features.

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  • Facts about Descanso

    Descanso is also known as: Descanso.

    Descanso is a small census-designated place in the Cuyamaca Mountains, within the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County, California. Descanso is located east of Alpine and west of Pine Valley. The population was 1,423 at the 2010 census. It is in California's 50th congressional district. The community's name is a Spanish word meaning "rest from labor". At a 3,450 feet (1,050 m) elevation, it is located at the south entrance to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and also borders Cleveland National Forest to the west and east.The area was heavily threatened by the 2003 Cedar Fire. The community consists of many small ranches and newer homes of San Diego commuters. Horseback riding and hiking are frequent pastimes due to the proximity to San Diego's back-country recreation areas. It is approximately a 50-minute commute from downtown San Diego.The Descanso Fire Station of the United States Forest Service is home to the Laguna Hotshots. Descanso is home to many firefighters, and many local teenagers join either the Forest Service or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (which also provides direct fire and EMS protection to the community).Descanso is a small community where the majority of residents generally commute to San Diego as the local job market is limited, the only local employers being the various fire protection agencies listed above as well as the Descanso Junction restaurant, The Perkins Store and Deli, a couple small antique shops and a fruit stand , Factory Built Homes of Southern California (a local contractor) a feed store, grandpas nursery, and finally the local U.S. Post Office.Community radio station KNSJ operates out of Descanso.The ZIP Code is 91916 and the community is inside area code 619.

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Residents have vegetarian meals as a dietary option, regular occupational therapy by a visiting therapist helps you stay active and engaged, residents who drive will find parking available to them, full tubs are available, hospice is an option available at this location, Filipino is spoken at this location, and the community is licensed for 430 residents.
Appetizing and expertly prepared meals are provided to all residents even those with dietary restrictions, physical therapy can be done without leaving the community by a visiting physical therapist, caregiver staff can deal with any wandering issues residents may have, staff is trained to deal with any exit seeking behaviors that may need to be handled, the community has a nurse that is able to administer injectable medicine, wheelchair accessible showers are available at this location, and hospice is an option available at this location.
A podiatrist visits the community to address any issues related to your feet, the Activcare At Rolling Hills Ranch is has particular expertise to handle memory care and behavioral issues, caregivers at Activcare At Rolling Hills Ranch are trained to spot potential disorientation presented by residents, caregiver staff can deal with any wandering issues memory care residents may have, staff is trained to deal with any wandering behaviors that may need to be dealt with, the property has a nurse that is able to administer injectable medicine, and complimentary transportation is available to residents.

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