Independent Living at La Vida Real:

As a resident at La Vida Real, you will find all kinds of opportunities for social connections, health and wellness activities, and the comforts and conveniences to help simplify life. Here are the included services for independent living:

  • Full breakfast, plus your choice of lunch or dinner daily
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry services
  • Full calendar of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and programs
  • Health and fitness classes
  • 24-hour emergency call system and reception desk
  • Scheduled transportation services to doctors’ appointments, shopping, banking, events and entertainment
  • Fully-equipped all-electric kitchens w/built-in microwave
  • Personal washer and dryer
  • Individual climate controls (heating & air conditioning)
  • Safety assist grab bars in tub and showers
  • Conveniently located elevators and access to common areas
  • Smoke/fire detectors and sprinkler systems
  • Utilities, (except telephone) including basic cable TV, heating, air conditioning, water
  • Interior and exterior care and maintenance of all residences, common areas and grounds

Assisted Living at La Vida Real

La Vida Real’s assisted living services take a “whole-person” approach to wellness, and are tailored to meet your needs, now and in the future. Services can be dialed up, or back, at any time, so you are always getting the help you need. Residents choosing assisted living enjoy all personalized care services as needed to support independence and wellness. Here are the services offered in assisted living:

  • Three meals daily, and snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping, personal and flat linen laundry service
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with managing medications
  • A holistic personal wellness plan that supports the whole “you”—physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual
  • Alcove and one-bedroom residences
  • Individual climate controls (heating & air conditioning)
  • Safety assist grab bars in tub and showers
  • Conveniently located elevators and access to common areas
  • Smoke/fire detectors and sprinkler systems
  • Utilities, (except telephone) including basic cable TV, heating, air conditioning, water
  • Interior and exterior care and maintenance of all residences, common areas and grounds

Enliven™ Memory Care at La Vida Real

La Vida Real's Enliven™ Memory Care offers personalized care within a secure residential environment. Our carefully selected and trained staff works closely with memory impaired residents and their families, developing individualized and innovative programs that focus on meaningful tasks that are engaging and stimulating while being stress-free for the resident. Here are the services provided in our memory care residences:

  • Three meals daily, including snacks
  • Private and semi-private studio residences
  • Secured, residential environment
  • Weekly housekeeping, personal and flat linen laundry service
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Interior and outdoor walking paths
  • Specially designed common areas and outdoor courtyard
  • Full calendar of social, cultural, educational and recreational activities
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Emergency call system
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with managing medications
  • Proprietary Enliven™ Dementia Care Program helps maximize cognitive functioning
  • Activity programming that maximizes independence while focusing on strength and abilities
  • An environment (physical, social, and cultural) designed to encourage and support independence
  • Personalized care services to meet the changing needs of each resident
  • All utilities (except phone) including basic cable TV

In-Home Care at La Vida Real

InTouch at Home, an SRG senior living company, offers residents of La Vida Real and the surrounding areas personalized caregiving solutions to meet their occasional care needs. Whether it’s providing a medication reminder, help with a shower, running errands, or even staying through the night, they can provide as much or as little in home care as you need so you can enjoy what matters most.

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La Vida Real

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October 25 3:00pm- 5:00pm

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October 23 11:30am- 1:00pm

Reviews of
La Vida Real

4.8/5
4.8 /5
100 Reviews

Survey
4.0/5
Sep 22, 2019
I found guest parking a big problem. I thought that it was a Gated Community. The lunch was delicious, and it is truly a beautiful place. I have just started my search.
Survey
4.0/5
Sep 11, 2019
Jenna did a great job of giving us an overview
Google
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2019
Google
When we were looking for a facility for my parents in the East County, we found La Vida Real. From meeting with Jenna and Bonnie they were very knowledgeable about the options for them. It was comforting to know that mom and dad could stay here together for the rest of their lives and not have to move apartments if one needs more care. All the care would be done in the same apartment. Cristi, the Assited Living Director, assessed them and let us know exactly what their care would be. I was also very impressed by the length of employment of the staff and how many have been there since the beginning. So happy we made this choice.
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2019
Bonny was extremely knowledgeable and took extra time with us. We were waiting for our 23 year old son to meet us there after work. He ran I to some traffic making me anxious,Bonny was very understanding and put me at ease, our son was very glad we waited for him.
Survey
4.0/5
Jun 16, 2019
more cost than I have at Lantern Crest.
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Ms. Hay did an outstanding job of presenting this beautiful and comprehension senior community to me and my friend. Also every staff member we met was so gracious and accommodating. We were treated to lunch and my goodness, I wish I could go there daily and pay to have their delicious food. We were both very impressed and as of this day La Vida Real is number one on my list for retirement communities when the time comes. Claudia Hayes
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Excellent tour and lunch provided.
Survey
5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Excellent tour and lunch provided.
Survey
4.0/5
May 8, 2019
Met beyond expectations!
Survey
4.0/5
Apr 21, 2019
This visit was to show some of my daughters a place I am strongly considering as a retirement location.....
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2019
We were very impressed and will consider following up on getting further information from Jenna. However, we are still independent and don't intend to make a decision about moving in just yet.
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 3, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2019
Bonnie Hay was absolutely fantastic!
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2019
Mother-in-law lived there for 5 years about 10 years ago. Loved the place.
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 19, 2019
La Vida Real is a beautiful community. The staff and residents were happy, friendly and courteous. I had a fantastic visit and I’m hoping my father will feel the same way. I hope to be moving him in soon!!!!
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 12, 2019
It's everything we'd hope for in a retirement community. I like the accommodation made for couples with different needs. We're some time away (about a year, probably) from making a firm decision.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 10, 2019
Current residents would like additional van drivers on staff.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 7, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Jan 6, 2019
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 31, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2018
Beautiful property! Definitely at the top tier of our searches. Jenna was awesome! Very knowledgeable and welcoming. Great tour! Lunch was delicious too!
Survey
4.0/5
Dec 19, 2018
Jenna was extremely professional and very knowledgeable of all aspects of your facility. She was also very knowledgeable of the other facilities I have visited recently.
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 1, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2018
La Vida Real is perhaps the best possible Senior Community in San Diego, from an outstanding facility to the most professional and caring staff. I feel no other San Diego Senior Community offers more to its residents than La Vida Real.
Survey
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2018
Jenna did an amazing job informing us about La Vida. She made my father in law feel so at ease and listened carefully to all his wants and desires for independent living. Jenna made him feel valued and respected! She was able to answer all our questions and gave us all the peace of mind that Bernard would be happy there. If Bernard's VA benefits covered the cost to live there, he probably would have moved in that very day! Jenna did more than just show La Vida, she showed him a HOME where he can belong and feel valued.
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2018
The reason for my visit was to enjoy the Oktoberfest and meet a resident. Hence most of the questions were not applicable
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 22, 2018
Bonnie made me feel so comfortable and welcome. I ended up not even going and looking at other places that were on my list!
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2018
Bonnie was welcoming, informative, caring, and so professional. She showcased the property and answered all our and then some. She was genuinely concerned about our future care and quality of life. We could certainly see ourselves moving here and spending the rest of our lives! We’ll see Bonnie again....Thank you Bonnie!
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 10, 2018
Jenna was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable of all aspects of senior needs and was very interested in my parents well being.
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2018
Jenna is the best!!!
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 22, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 14, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2018
Your facility would be at the top of my list to live. I am struggling as to whether I can afford it and may have to wait a year.
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2018
Bonnie was very friendly and made us feel comfortable on the tour. Everyone we met seemed friendly and made you feel at home. I Like the place very much and all the activities you have to offer.
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2018
Survey
4.0/5
Jul 5, 2018
Thank you for the delicious lunch--every thing is lovely!
Survey
5.0/5
May 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
May 28, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
May 7, 2018
My in-laws lived here; so we are very familiar with La Vida Real, and we appreciate all that it has to offer. We stopped for updated information for ourselves plus a friend who is beginning to consider retirement options.
Survey
5.0/5
May 6, 2018
Not at this time. We have just started on this. We were very impressed with you facility and Jenna Ballard.
Survey
4.0/5
May 3, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2018
Survey
5.0/5
Mar 2, 2018
Survey
4.0/5
Feb 8, 2018
This is a great place, and we plan on visiting again in the near future to meet with more residents.
Survey
4.0/5
Jan 27, 2018
Your residents all seemed content and happy.

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