Lo-Har Senior Living – El Cajon, California

768 Dorothy Street, El Cajon, CA 92019

Lo-Har Senior Living is a small senior community in El Cajon of San Diego with 67 beds. There are individual sections of the community where it offers accommodations in Memory Care and Assisted Living, along with Hospice Care. Its location is in the middle of a slightly dated residential area, but the community shows well with a number of features and amenities. Lo-Har Senior Living offers compassionate care from early to end stages of life.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
374600599 View Inspection Report

General Information

Lo-Har Senior Living is a senior community with a dedicated staff for Assisted Living and Memory Care. The community itself was built in the 1950s, and has undergone a number of renovations. The Assisted Living section of the community was built in recent years. Other parts of the community were renovated, including the addition of an upgraded kitchen.

The lead registered nurse and staff work with residents closely every day. A number of residents and staff members have been a part of the community for more than 10 years. The Lo-Har staff focuses on the care and treats the job like a duty or calling.

The Assisted Living section has all new rooms, paint, flooring, fixtures, and televisions. There are areas of the community that could use some updating. The exterior of the building features lush landscaping with large trees, healthy green lawn, and colorful flowers. It also has a secure courtyard where residents can enjoy time in nature in between meals and activities. Lo-Har also has a medication room where the staff can store medications with a double lock. If you are inquiring about the Memory Care area you may want to contact the staff directly for more details on availability.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $500 one-time fee
  • Assisted Living

    Studio: Starting at Pricing Range: $3,250 - $4,250

Lease Terms

Month to month

Pet Fee

One Time & Monthly

*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 kitchen at Lo-Har Senior Living is relatively new. It now has the ability to modify meal plans to suit the needs of each resident. Lo-Har serves home-style meals, and offers numerous types of snacks and beverages at all times. Lo-Har Senior Living can serve liquid diets or mechanical soft diets, or accommodate special diets if a resident has allergies or other dietary needs.

  • International cuisine
  • Meal preparation and service
  • Meals included in base rent
  • Additional meals available
  • Daily snacks
  • Professional chef
  • Room service
  • Accommodates special diets

Care Services/Staffing:

At Lo-Har Senior Living , there are up to 27 caregivers on staff as well as a licensed nurse from Monday through Friday. For the night shift, Lo-Har Senior Living will keep at least 4 caregivers on site. Moreover, it staffs up to 6 caregivers in the day and 6 in the evening. In addition, Lo-Har Senior Living normally keeps 3 Med-Techs on staff at all times.

The management company, The Ensign Group Inc., requires a 5-day training for all staff and continued training by a licensed nurse every month. There is not a lot of turnover at this community. Lo-Har Senior Living has a philosophy with “gentle awakenings.” Accordingly, the residents may wake up at their own pace. Next, the kitchen staff will save breakfast or bring it to them and/or bring it to them. Staff members here work closely with the residents, as they can recall names, hobbies, stories, and routines.

Room Features:

  • Emergency Response System
  • Large Bathrooms
  • Comfortable Living Areas
  • Small beds

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features:

Lo-Har has a brand new area for Assisted Living and two others areas for Memory Care residents:

  • “The Lodge” houses up to 25 residents (both men and women).
  • “The Friendship Cottage” has a license for 12 residents.

The entire property is secured with gates but residents may enjoy the outdoors anytime they please.


  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Located close to restaurants
  • Located close to shopping centers
  • Three meals per day plus snacks and beverages
  • Personal laundry and linen services
  • 24-hour access to staff
  • Routine safety checks
  • Medication management
  • Art, music, exercise and other programs
  • Pet therapy
  • Hairdresser (every Tuesday)
  • Monthly support group meetings
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Home-style meals
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Emergency response system


  • Outdoor walks
  • Bowling
  • Stretching
  • BBQs
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Religious services
  • Dance parties
  • Spa time
  • Arts and crafts
  • Reminiscing

Other Features/Amenities:

  • Private cleaning services
  • Cable in rooms
  • Wi-Fi


The location of Lo-Har Senior Living is relatively quiet. It is located in a residential part of El Cajon, CA with a traditionally designed, half-renovated building. The grounds are well landscaped with trees, flowers and other foliage. In the general area, you’ll find a number of restaurants, CVS, The UPS Store, Harvest Ranch Markets, Churches and hotels.

Local attractions

  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Downtown Gaslamp
  • Fashion Valley Mall
  • Horton Plaza
  • Balboa Park
  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Petco Park
  • Seaport Village

Parks, Beaches & Trails:

  • Mt. Helix Park
  • La Mesita Park
  • Lake Murray Park
  • Mission Beach
  • Ocean Beach
  • Mission Trails


  • Grossmont Shopping Center
  • La Mesa Springs Shopping Center
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Fashion Valley Shopping Mall

Things to do:

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • UTC Shopping Mall
  • LEGOLand
  • Persimmon Fields

Nearest hospitals & doctors

Kaiser Permanente

1450 Hills St.

El Cajon, CA 92020

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Alvarado Hospital   

6655 Alvarado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92120

Nearest places of worship

Shadow Mountain Community Church

2100 Greenfield Dr.

El Cajon, CA 92019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1634 Hillsdale Rd

El Cajon, CA 92019

Meridian Baptist Church    

660 S 3rd St

El Cajon, CA 92019

Community FAQ

Does Lo-Har Senior Living require a long-term contract?

No. You may submit payment for your fees monthly.  There are no long-term contracts.

What types of health assessments are performed routinely?

The staff at Lo-Har Senior Living conducts an initial assessment. After 1 month, there will be a follow-up evaluation. Also, the staff monitors closely and performs “skin checks” every shower.

What types of community events does Lo-Har Senior Living offer?

Events include, Sunday sports, stretching, BINGO, tea time with cookies, music, prayers and music, salon services, sensory games, coffee socials, and more.

Are the apartments furnished at Lo-Har Senior Living?


Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?


Is Lo-Har Senior Living able to accommodate a special diet?


Are pets allowed at Lo-Har Senior Living?

Yes. In addition to the $500 deposit, there is a monthly pet fee of $100.

Request Additional Info

Phone: (619) 444-8270