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Elmcroft Assisted & Independent Living in La Mesa, California

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About Our Community

Grossmont Gardens is a fun and friendly senior living community that makes the most of the beautiful Southern California climate. In close proximity to the many dining, shopping and entertainment options available in San Diego, Grossmont Gardens offers active seniors an easy-living retirement lifestyle with the added peace of mind that assisted living and skilled care is available right here in the community.


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  • 24-Hour Resident Care Staff
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Classes, Activities & Outings
  • Planned Social Events & Entertainment
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • On-Site Healthcare Center
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Move-In Coordination


Lease by December 31 and enjoy up to two months RENT-FREE and NO NEW RESIDENT FEE!*

Talk to our Sales Director for more details.


*Valid for qualifying new leases signed between 12/1/2021 and 12/31/2021. Must take financial responsibility by 12/31/2021. Does not apply to rates associated with levels of care. Automatic payment withdrawals required. Cannot be combined with other offers. Terms and restrictions apply. Talk with our sales director for details.

Living Options

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Additional Services
  • Respite Care
  • Care Coordination

Senior Apartment Floor Plans

Independent Living

For Independent Living residents at Grossmont Gardens, we offer studios, alcoves, suites, and one and two bedroom apartments, depending on your needs. Find a floor plan that works for you below!

Signature Programs

Elmcroft’s Signature Programs are life enrichment programs designed to celebrate our residents and their stories, while meeting their daily health and wellness needs. Learn more about our Signature Programs below.

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Vitality Club

Life is meant to be lived. Our Vitality Club program celebrates our residents’ unique personalities while keeping health and wellness top of mind. As part of our program, we develop an individualized wellness profile and program of daily activities for each resident. Plus, we work to expand our residents’ horizons with our Port of Call series. Each month, we provide cultural activities that include savory culinary delights from near and far.

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Walking Tall

We want our residents to feel comfortable and safe as they take part in our community. As part of our Walking Tall program, we work with each resident to help them better understand their own risk for falling and provide training and tools to help them move about safely.

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Second Wind Dreams

It’s never too late for our residents to realize their hopes and dreams. From reuniting with loved ones, reaching a goal like performing in a ballet, visiting a favorite spot from years gone by, or having a longed-for adventure like a hot-air balloon ride, our Second Wind Dreams® program makes our residents’ dreams come true.

Dining at Grossmont Gardens

Choice is part of the senior living lifestyle at Elmcroft. Our menus are inspired by our residents’ preferences, special diet and personal care needs. We understand their preferences because we meet with residents regularly to learn what they like and to listen to their suggestions about menus. Plenty of choices are offered at each meal, from original culinary creations to traditional dishes. Plus, we mix it up regularly with special theme parties and chef challenges to keep the mealtime experience fresh, new and exciting.
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Restaurant-Style Dining

Restaurant-style dining means there are plenty of menu choices offered at each meal, from comfort food and home-style offerings to gourmet fare. And our dishes feature plenty of fresh and locally grown ingredients – just like a fine restaurant.

Residents appreciate our well-appointed restaurant-style dining room where attentive table service makes meals a social occasion. But we also do casual dining events too, like outdoor picnics and barbecues, as well as special meal events like birthday parties and holiday celebrations.

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Port of Call

Each month our residents travel to an exciting, often exotic, location without leaving home.

Our Port of Call series brings the sights, sounds and tastes of different locales right to Elmcroft. During Port of Call events, the menu features tasty delights from the represented region. It’s during these special programs that we often find conversation turns to travel experiences near and far.

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Farm to Table

Many of our residents grew or raised their own food or bought it from local farmers. The food they put on their tables was fresh, local and literally farm to table.

Elmcroft’s Farm to Table program features foods from local farms and growers. That means the food we serve includes fresh seasonal ingredients that contain higher amounts of nutrients like antioxidants. We’re proud that this program also helps support our local communities of producers.

Sample Menu

  • Eggs Your Way
  • Daily Breakfast Specials
  • Bacon and Sausage
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Oatmeal/Cereal Options
  • Soup of the Day
  • Garden Salad
  • Roast Beef Au Jus
  • Bistro Burger Your Way
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Shrimp & Grits
  • Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Orange Glazed Beets
  • Red Velvet Cake
Download a Sample Dining Menu

Events Calendar

See what’s happening around our community! You don’t have to be a current resident/family member to attend events with RSVP next to it. If you are interested in attending, RSVP today! We would love to have you!

  • Food Committee (The Gardens & South Building)

  • Pet Therapy (West Building)

  • Bonafied Grass -CONCERT (The Gardens & South Building)

  • Ball Exercise (West Building)

Write A Review
Anna, Family Member

My mother-in-law loved Grossmont Gardens. The staff was amazing, food was great and the residents were so kind. Marge lived here for about 3 years and loved every moment. I can't think of a better, safe place.

Renee, Family Member

We moved my Aunt to Assisted Living here when she was 100 years old and starting some forgetfulness. It was terrific. The place she was before expected her to function like a 40 year old, any additional help cost you dearly. We expected to pay more and for each issue, but instead everything we needed was included plus more for about the same price as the other location! She was very happy here and as a family, we were much more relaxed knowing she was in more caring hands.


Proud recipient of the 2021 Best of Senior Living Award from, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. To qualify for this award, you must be the best of the best in senior care, based on online reviews written by seniors and their families.

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