Grossmont Gardens – La Mesa, CA

5480 Morengo Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942

Grossmont Gardens is an Elmcroft Senior Living community in La Mesa, CA. This community provides accommodations for Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Health and Rehabilitation services on a 9-acre property. Its goal is providing residents with a comfortable, care-free lifestyle. The staff is carefully selected and trained to address resident needs with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as medication management, dressing, bathing and other daily tasks.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
Contact Community
374602548, 080000337 View Inspection Report

General Information

Grossmont Gardens is an Elmcroft Senior Living Community. This two-story senior community is located on 9 acres of property in La Mesa, CA, which is 10-15 miles east of Downtown San Diego. It offers luxurious features and amenities including a pool, beautiful garden areas, walking paths, and a number of outdoor spaces with gorgeous views of Mt. Helix. Every apartment features a large patio in the front and one in the back of the living area. There is plenty of sunlight at this inviting senior community.

The community was once a larger-sized motel. Elmcroft purchased and renovated the property. However, some of the interior décor is outdated. It offers a multi-level health care campus with lifestyle enrichment programs that include a full schedule of activities, resident outings every week, as well as its Vitality ClubWalking Tall and Second Wind Dreams programs. Please contact the staff for more details. This community is designed both for independent seniors as well as those who need more assistance.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $1,000
  • Assisted Living

    Studio: Starting at Pricing Range $2,511 - $6,944

Lease Terms

Month to month

Pet Fee

Please contact community for more detail.

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

Community Details


Each resident of Grossmont Gardens may receive up to three meals a day, plus snacks and other evening events like Happy Hours. The kitchen staff serves its meals as restaurant-style dining. Therefore, residents may sit anywhere. Also available at the restaurant is a salad bar.

  • 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 registered nurses are on staff 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In addition, there are licensed vocational nurses, Med-Techs, a full-time activities director, housekeepers, maintenance staff and administrative staff. The ratio of staff to residents on the Independent Living side of the community is about 15:1. The ratio is 4:1 within the Assisted Living Community. There is more staff available to residents if they need additional assistance.

Room Features:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Large closet
  • Front porch
  • Balcony

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features:

The campus at Grossmont Gardens provides a comfortable home-like setting and living accommodations with the option for private or shared apartments, plus a variety of common areas and accessibility throughout the entire building.

The rooms are spacious with adequately-sized bathrooms for simple mobility. Other features include a heated pool, a putting green, two activity rooms, a library, and walking paths throughout the property.


  • Beautician onsite
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Parking/valet
  • Concierge service
  • Located close to restaurants
  • Located close to shopping centers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • Weight room
  • Activity rooms
  • Billiards
  • Golf
  • Libraries
  • Salon & spa


  • Swimming
  • Water aerobics
  • Scenic trips
  • Happy hours
  • Yoga
  • Crocheting
  • Gardening
  • Movie nights
  • Chair Tai Chi
  • Line dancing
  • Walking groups
  • Card games

Other Features/Amenities:

  • Current events discussions
  • Catholic mass on Sunday mornings


Grossmont Gardens has a central location in the hills of San Diego. La Mesa, CA with some of the best climate in the country. La Mesa, CA features walkable neighborhoods, easy freeway access, and a charming downtown village. The community has spectacular views of Mt. Helix, which stands at approximately 1,300 feet. The neighborhood is home to the middle and working class of San Diego. Downtown San Diego and the coastal communities are only 15 minutes away.

Local attractions

  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • SDSU Campus
  • Mt. Helix
  • Lake Murray
  • Stone Brewery
  • Computer Museum of America

Parks, Beaches & Trails:

  • Lake Murray
  • Jackson Park
  • Collier Park
  • Aztec Park
  • Mt. Helix


The local shopping options in the surrounding area includes stores like Plaza Rancho, Rancho San Diego Towne Center, Mission Valley Mall, Fashion Valley Mall, Sarah’s Selections and Highlanders.

Things to do:

  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Africa Rocks

Nearest hospitals & doctors

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Alvarado Hospital

6655 Alvarado Rd

San Diego, CA 92120

Grossmont Medical Terrace   

8860 Center Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Nearest places of worship

New Life Presbyterian Church

5333 Lake Murray Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

Crosspointe Life Church

8809 La Mesa Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

Journey Community Church

8363 Center Drive

La Mesa, CA 9194

Lake Murray Community Church  

5777 Lake Murray Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

Community FAQ

Does Grossmont Gardens require a long-term contract?


What types of health assessments are performed routinely?

The staff at Grossmont Gardens will perform an initial assessment to determine the appropriate level of care before the resident moves in. 30 days later, the staff conducts another assessment 30 days, and then every six months thereafter. If there is any change of condition or decline in health, Grossmont Gardens will perform another health assessment.

What types of community events does Grossmont Gardens offer?

Grossmont Garden engages its residents with a variety of activities and outings at the community and around San Diego, including Happy Hours, birthday and holiday celebrations, coffee socials and more.

Are the apartments furnished at Grossmont Gardens?

For details on the available furnishing at this community, please contact the staff directly.

Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?

Yes. Grossmont Gardens staffs registered nurses on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Is Grossmont Gardens able to accommodate a special diet?


Are pets allowed at Grossmont Gardens?


Request Additional Info

Phone: (619) 463-0281