Elmcroft of La Mesa – La Mesa, CA

4960 Mills St, La Mesa, CA 91941

Elmcroft of La Mesa is a senior community for residents with special needs in memory care (i.e., Alzheimer’s and dementia care). It’s located in a quiet neighborhood off the 8 freeway in La Mesa, CA. Elmcroft of La Mesa is on the smaller side, offering adequately-sized floor plans with both private and shared memory care apartments.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Memory Care, Respite Care
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
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General Information

Elmcroft of La Mesa offers a relatively affordable living solution for residents in memory care. It was built specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Like its other property in Point Loma, Elmcroft of La Mesa is pristine with no visible stains, smells or damaged areas throughout the building. It provides a home-like setting with a number of common areas for dining, socializing and entertaining.

The staff at Elmcroft of La Mesa offers assistance with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and medication management. What makes Elmcroft properties unique is that the staff focus on the history, interests, hobbies and cultural heritage of each individual resident to care for them in the absolute best way possible. The percentage of women to men is about 70% and 30%, respectively. Accordingly, the activities director ensures everyone is represented in its daily schedule. There are both women’s and men’s groups with activities ranging from games, tea and pastries and “hang out with the guys.” There are also regular group activities every day.

Since La Mesa is right off the 8 freeway, staff and residents have quick access to all the features and local attractions in the San Diego area. There are farmer’s markets, car shows, events at Balboa Park, art galleries as well as a ton of outdoor activities to enjoy. The outdoor landscape around the community is dotted with trees, dark green grass and bushes, but they’re for aesthetic purposes only. You’ll find the common areas within the building itself.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $1,000 one time fee
  • Assisted Living

    One Bedroom: $4,560+

  • Memory Care

    Companion Suite: $3,840+

Lease Terms

Month to month

Pet Fee

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*All prices listed above are "starting at" monthly estimates. Monthly resident fees may be higher depending on the level of care required.

Community Details


The dining experience at Elmcroft is akin to ordering at a restaurant. Moreover, its culinary team is more than happy to accommodate special diets, including gluten-free, lactose-free, diabetic, etc. Its staff pays close attention to each resident, and offers beverages or snacks throughout the day to avoid dehydration.

  • Cafe or Bistro
  • Guest meals
  • International cuisine
  • Meal preparation and service
  • Meals included in base rent
  • Additional meals available
  • Daily snacks
  • Private dining room
  • Professional chef
  • Room service
  • Accommodates special diets

Care Services/Staffing:

The staff members at Elmcroft properties are carefully selected and trained to support residents with needs in memory care. It can assist with the day-to-day tasks, and get residents up and running for their own daily agendas and activities. Heartland Village at Elmcroft of La Mesa is a memory care program that factors in the life history, abilities, interests, hobbies and life history of each resident to ensure a highly enjoyable living experience. It also brings in a doctor from Kaiser each week.

Elmcroft works off a point system. Please contact the staff for a detailed breakdown.

Room Features:

  • Fully accessible bathrooms
  • Closet with shelves
  • Unfurnished
  • Wired for cable TV

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features:

Since safety is a major focus of Elmcroft of La Mesa, the bathrooms are setup in a way to avoid slipping and falling. The size of the bedrooms in the private suites is 11’ x 12’ with a closet, and fully-accessible bathrooms. The semi-private suites have similarly sized bedrooms but offer more storage space.

The building has one level, and it’s very easy to navigate. Since the building is completely secure,  there is very little risk of residents wandering off. There are a number of common areas where residents may congregate and engage in activities with other residents, including an outdoor courtyard so residents can enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.


  • Beautician onsite
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Parking/valet
  • Concierge service
  • Located close to restaurants
  • Located close to shopping centers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • Multiple common areas
  • “Reflection Room” where families may privately observe the community
  • Outdoor courtyard


  • Tea and pastries
  • Games
  • Group exercising
  • Women’s and men’s groups
  • Outings
  • Mystery cruises
  • Visits to Balboa Park

Other Features/Amenities:

  • “Heartland Village”
  • Second Wind Dreams
  • Vitality Club
  • Port of Call
  • Personal care program w/ incontinence products
  • Respite care


Elmcroft of La Mesa is conveniently located near the 94, 8 and 15 freeways. The location is fairly peaceful on a quiet street. Residents can take walks along a path next to the community without much traffic noise, if any at all. The community is a hop and skip away from downtown La Mesa, which offers a number of options for shopping and dining. The building is surrounded with trees and flowers, and it’s maintained on a daily basis. There is a pleasantly decorated front lobby that sits in front of a secured area for the residents. There is adequate parking in and around the property.

Local attractions

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Seaport Village
  • Coronado
  • Balboa Park
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • East Village

Parks, Beaches & Trails:

  • Balboa Park
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Tecolote Canyon Natural Park
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
  • Mission Trails


  • Costco
  • Macy’s
  • Target
  • Fashion Valley Mall
  • Horton Plaza
  • Parkway Plaza

Things to do

  • Hikes at Mission Trails
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Old Town Market
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • SeaWorld San Diego

Nearest hospitals & doctors

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Alvarado Hospital

6655 Alvarado Rd

San Diego, CA 92120

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

4077 Fifth Ave

San Diego, CA 92103

Nearest places of worship

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5555 Aztec Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Lake Murray Community Church

5777 Lake Murray Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church ELCA     

8350 Lake Murray Blvd

San Diego, CA 92119

New Assurance Baptist Church

7024 Amherst St

San Diego, CA 92115

Community FAQ

Does Elmcroft of La Mesa require a long-term contract?

No. You may pay on a month-to-month basis. It requires 30-day notice.

What types of health assessments are performed routinely?

The staff at Elmcroft of La Mesa will conduct an assessment to determine the appropriate level of care before move-in, and then 30 days later.

What types of community events does Elmcroft of La Mesa offer?

Some of the activities and events at Elmcroft of La Mesa include happy hour with beer and appetizers, lectures, resident discussions, movies, tea parties, and women’s groups.

Are the apartments furnished at Elmcroft of La Mesa?

The rooms at Elmcroft of La Mesa come unfurnished. If you have specific needs, please contact its staff.

Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?

Elmcroft staffs a number of nurses during regular hours. There is a medical doctor on call.

Is Elmcroft of La Mesa able to accommodate a special diet?


Are pets allowed at Elmcroft of La Mesa?

No. But please contact the staff to discuss your specific situation.

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Phone: (619) 644-1100