Lantern Crest

800 Lantern Crest Way, Santee, CA, 92071.
Lantern Crest
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1 Bdr Apartment


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Alz. Care Rate


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More about Lantern Crest

The 34-acre premier senior living community is located in Santee, California, with panoramic views of East San Diego County. Four levels of care, Retirement, Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care, encompass the community’s mission of providing “happiness, hope and resort lifestyle fulfillment.” The affordable luxury community caters to families looking for distinctive living to meet the discerning needs of their aging loved ones.

The vibrant oasis allows living in comfort with caring support. Individualized services are customized to each resident. Daily life is centered around the luxurious amenities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, activity and craft rooms, a movie theater, a game room, an indoor/outdoor fitness center, salon/spa and putting greens, just to name a few. Culinary excellence from an award-winning executive chef serves up top-tier dining options, including a restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a bistro, outdoor barbecue and pizza oven, and a lounge and grille. The Sunday Champagne and Mimosa Brunch is the talk of the community. The on-site entertainment and program director also provides a full schedule of recreational outings and social and cultural activities. Concierge services and scheduled transportation further cater to residents’ needs.

The multi-level, pet-friendly apartments feature one bedroom, two bedroom, two bedroom-penthouse and open “L” plan options for independent living, all complete with full-sized kitchens and laundry facilities There’s even an on-site dog park for walking your dog. Assisted living apartments are available in studio and one bedroom floor plans and include kitchenettes. Memory care apartments are available in studio and one bedroom apartment designs within a secured environment.

Just 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the community is close to expansive shopping centers, award-winning microbreweries, golf courses and recreational complexes, community parks and trails.

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Care Services

Lantern Crest is known for:

Alzheimer’s / Dementia support
Happy and social hours

Lantern Crest also offers:

Activities of Daily Living Assistance
Meal Preparation and Service
Coordination with Health Care Providers
Medication Management
Transportation to Doctors Appointments
Transportation Arrangement
24-Hour Call System
24-Hour Supervision
Mental Wellness Program
Rehabilitation Program
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Dementia Waiver

Amenities and Features

Lantern Crest is known for:

Independent and active
Alzheimer’s / Dementia
Outdoor space

Community Space/ Neighborhood

Activities & Other Services

Concierge Services
Move-In Coordination
Housekeeping & Linen Services
Fitness Programs
Continuing Learning Programs
Resident-Run Activities
Community-Sponsored Activities
Family Education and Support Services
Planned Day Trips

Owner's Story

Luxury Senior Living in East San Diego County Lantern Crest, East San Diego County’s premier luxury senior living community is nestled on 34 acres of rolling hills. Located in a natural setting with panoramic views and easy access to all major freeways, this newly-built community is only 18 miles from downtown San Diego. Residents enjoy the attractions and excitement of urban living, recreational opportunities and serenity of country life. Lantern Crest offers a wide variety of living choices for adults age 55 and up.

Inspection Report

Licensed Capacity: 100

Inspection Date: 11/09/2016

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Selimkaan · May 19, 2018

My grandparents live in the Lantern Crest community for the last 3 years and they are very pleased with everything. The staff members are very kind and helpful. Food is delicious, they do Sunday brunches every Sunday and they are great. My grandparen ts are living in a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment but Lantern Crest has studios, 1 bedrooms and cottages also. Overall Lantern Crest is a great senior living community. Highly recommended +Show More

Eyup83 · May 19, 2018

Staff is very friendly and everyone is always smiling. They are available day and night for every needs of residents. They offer independent living, assisted living, memory care programs. Residents can choose to stay in villas, suites, 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom or studios. The facility has rooftops with lounge areas, BBQ, tables and amazing views. There are pools, golf fields, restaurants, gaming places and even movie theaters. +Show More

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