Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace – San Diego, CA

4518 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115

The Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace senior living community was designed for residents in need of support with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It offers a safe environment where residents can enjoy a healthy lifestyle in terms of physical, emotional, and social engagement.

Details You Should Know

Care Types Provided
Memory Care, Respite Care
Pricing Tier
Location Type
Apartments Furnished
Contact Community
374603625 View Inspection Report

General Information

The community of Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace was specifically constructed to serve residents in memory care.  It is a family-owned and operated senior community with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Its owners acquired the building, renovated it, and turned it into an established community that offers a high level of service for those with memory loss.

Nurses are present at all times along with licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and Med-Techs. At Collwood Terrace, there are 3 different daily activity programs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, it hosts assisted outings every week for both low-functioning and high-functioning residents. Importantly, Stellar Care places it residents with differing levels of care on separate floors. Only professional caregivers who are trained in dementia care are staffed.

There is plenty of natural light at the community. Collwood Terrace has rooms on a particular side of the community. Residents gather in common areas, which have plenty of seating and televisions.

In addition to restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and linen services, residents also gain access to an emergency response system, telephone and cable ready suites and a beauty salon and barber shop.

Pricing & Financials

  • Community Fee $1,500 one time fee
  • Assisted Living

    Studio: $5,750+

  • Memory Care

    Companion Suite: $4,750+

Lease Terms

Month to month

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

Community Details


Prepared by its very own chef, the community offers 3 meals per day plus nutritious snacks.

  • 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 of Collwood Terrace are trained in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  There are nurses on staff 24 hours a day, plus licensed vocational nurses (LVN’s) and Med-Techs. There are generally more than 9 staff members for daily programs. There is also a visiting occupational therapist, a visiting speech therapist, and a visiting dentist.

Room Features:

  • Adequately sized rooms
  • Large closets
  • Walk-in bathroom
  • Emergency response system

Community Amenities & Activities

Building Features:

Collwood Terrace has some special features that make it unique, including its Tommy Bahama inspired outdoor salon for residents to enjoy activities and a nice breeze. It also has an enclosed outdoor seating area with swinging chairs and benches for relaxing days outside.


  • Beautician onsite
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Parking/valet
  • Concierge service
  • Located close to restaurants
  • Located close to shopping centers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Secure building
  • Professional caregivers 24/7
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Emergency response system
  • Salon and barber services
  • Telephone and cable-ready suites


  • Discussions
  • Dance classes
  • Card games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Walking club
  • Yoga
  • Root beer float afternoons
  • Exercise classes
  • Gardening


Collwood Terrace is conveniently located off El Cajon Boulevard in Normal Heights in Mid-City of San Diego. The surrounding area is not the highest-end town in San Diego, but it is up-and-coming. While it is a busy road, there seems to be enough space between to knock down the sound of traffic. While the community itself is secured, the general vicinity is not ideal for safe, quiet walks. It is also close to San Diego State University, so it does tend to get busy throughout the school year.

Local attractions

  • Balboa Park
  • Mt. Helix
  • Lake Murray
  • Embarcadero Park
  • Point Loma Lighthouse

Parks, Beaches & Trails:

  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Harbor
  • Ocean Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Presidio Park


  • Fashion Valley Mall
  • Horton Plaza
  • Mission Valley Mall
  • Hillcrest

Things to do:

  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • SeaWorld
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Fashion Valley Mall

Nearest hospitals & doctors

Alvarado Hospital

6655 Alvarado Rd

San Diego, CA 92120

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

5555 Grossmont Center Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942

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

5299 Trojan Ave

San Diego, CA 92115

College Avenue Baptist Church

4747 College Ave

San Diego, CA 92115

New Assurance Baptist Church    

7024 Amherst St

San Diego, CA 92115

Community FAQ

Does Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace require a long-term contract?


What types of health assessments are performed routinely?

Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace performs health assessments on a daily basis. It checks for food and fluid consumption, as well as this is a very important effort. It also offers medication management, pain management and monitoring of other changes in condition.

What types of community events does Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace offer?

Collwood Terrace offers a number of scheduled outings and daily events, such as music therapy, “Memories in the Making” programs, card games, BINGO, arts & crafts, walking club, and more.

Are the apartments furnished at Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace?

Please contact the staff at Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace.

Is there a licensed nurse on staff at all times?


Is Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace able to accommodate a special diet?


Are pets allowed at Stellar Care at Collwood Terrace?

No, but pets may visit.

Request Additional Info

Phone: (619) 287-2920