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5740 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
Care provided: Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care
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  • Community Information

    Monterra is an assisted living facility in La Mesa, CA. Monterra offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Monterra offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Monterra provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help.

    Unique Features

    * Large rooms and several different sized studios
    * Bus takes residents to casino every Wednesday - great casino gang
    * Player piano and baby grand which residents are welcome to play
    * Heated Pool
    * Cards
    * Movies
    * Yoga
    * Pilates
    * Tai Chi
    * Bingo (casino style display)
    * Poker
    * Flower arranging
    * Puzzles
    * Exercise classes
    * Full service beauty salon
    * Small library
    * Good transportation provided in bus or Cadillac
  • Residents


    The minimum age that a resident may be is 60 years old.


    Nurses on Staff
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Homecare Onsite
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist

    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care23%
    Medium Care76%
    Heavy Care0%

    Monterra prefers that residents need: medium care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    This community offers diabetes care and can offer insulin injections, including sliding scale therapy.

    Memory Care Offered
    This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community. The memory care area of this community is secured to protect the safety of residents who wander.

    Incontinence Care
    This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community can accept residents who are an elopement risk. This community is provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Transportation at Cost
    Property Convenient to Busline


    Allowed Outdoors

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place
    Swimming Pool / Hot Tub


    Meals Provided

    Activities Provided

    None specified at this time.
  • Average Room Pricing at Monterra

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio Averages $2,300 - $2,800 Monthly
    1 Bedroom Averages $4,300 - $5,300 Monthly
    2 Bedrooms Averages $5,000 - $6,100 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Estimated Fees at Monterra

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee Averages $2,300 - $2,800 One-time
    Respite Fee Averages $100 - $200 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs Fee Averages $2,700 - $3,400 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $1,000 - $1,300 Monthly
    Low Care Needs Fee Averages $300 - $400 Monthly
    2nd Person Fee Averages $700 - $900 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average Cost for 1 Bedroom
La Mesa1 miles3$3,660
Lemon Grove4 miles2N/A
San Diego4 miles11$7,050
Santee5 miles1$4,400
National City7 miles3$3,570
Chula Vista9 miles4$2,020

General Pricing Information for La Mesa Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$2,250$3,660$4,800
2 Bedrooms$3,150$4,345$5,500

Community Reviews

Very nice, but units too small and yo...

reviewed on: 12/25/2012 by A Place For Mom Customer

Very nice, but units too small and you have to walk outside on a covered walkway to get to the main building for dinner and activities.

Great Staff and Activities

reviewed on: 11/13/2013 by Wife

I would highly recommend them. The staff is very lovely. The activities that they have are quite interesting. A lot of these places do bus trips and they do that too but they also invite a lot of... Read the full review.

Very nice facility, beautif...

reviewed on: 07/31/2013 by A Place For Mom Customer

Very nice facility, beautiful grounds, very informative and friendly marketing staff. Too far from our home for my parent but a great place.

Very Impressive

reviewed on: 11/20/2013 by Daughter

I thought Oakdale was wonderful. It would have been my second choice. The only thing I didn't like was that it was far away but I was very impressed with the sales person and with everything... Read the full review.

Great Care, Great Value, Great Place Overall!

reviewed on: 10/14/2013 by Very Happy Son

They're doing a wonderful job. I think they offered the best value for our money of any of the places we saw. They're not a nursing facility so you pay rent like you would in an apartment. The... Read the full review.

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