Protestant Assisted Living in San Diego

Protestant Assisted Living in San Diego

San Diego is home to a number of Protestant-run services for seniors, from in-home assistance to skilled nursing facilities. The most prominent such provider is St. Paul Senior Homes & Services, which has been offering senior care in San Diego since 1960. An affiliate of the Episcopal church, St. Paul, offers care to clients of all faiths and offers innovative programs to help seniors retain their independence as long as possible.

The PACE plan for living at home

St. Paul’s PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is an option for Medi-Cal qualified seniors with ongoing health issues that make independent living a challenge. The managed care plan is designed to keep seniors healthy and in their own homes, with a network of readily available physicians, geriatric specialists, and physical therapists. PACE also offers help with scheduling appointments and transportation.

The Senior Day program

Seniors who live alone, whose family works during the day, or whose caregivers need respite care can enroll in the St. Paul Senior day program, which offers activities such as yoga and brain fitness games, frequent field trips to San Diego attractions, and daily interaction with children attending the St. Paul’s childcare program.

Independent living at St. Paul’s Manor

St. Paul’s Manor is located less than 4 blocks from Balboa Park in the elegant Banker’s Hill neighborhood. Seniors can choose a studio or one-bedroom apartment and enjoy life without the tedium of cooking, cleaning, and lawn maintenance. The Manor offers a packed activity schedule, offering everything from religious services to tai chi and Zumba classes and group excursions to restaurants and shopping centers.

Assisted living and specialized memory care at the Villa

St. Paul’s Villa is also located in Banker’s Hill and provides the next level of service for seniors who need a bit of help managing mobility and health issues. Certified nursing staffers are available round the clock, and the Villa kitchen turns out breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Film screenings, live music performances, and fitness classes are among the weekly activity choices.

The memory care program at the Villa brings together specially trained staffers, residents with memory impairments, and family members to help seniors stay comfortable, safe, and happy. Memory care program clients receive individualized care and careful monitoring for changes in their condition.

Skilled nursing care at the McColl Center

St. Paul’s most intensive levels of care are offered at the John A. McColl Family Health Center, where residents who need rehabilitative care, therapy, and long-term care have access to specialized staff, a full roster of social activities — including regular visits from kids in the St. Paul’s Daycare program — and Episcopal, Catholic, Jewish, and interfaith spiritual services.

Other Protestant senior services in San Diego

With so many Protestant churches in San Diego, there are lots of faith-based senior activities and services. The Rock in Point Loma, for example, runs a volunteer program to offer companionship and conversation to convalescent home patients and homebound seniors. The Rock’s grandparents’ ministry brings together seniors and kids in the congregation for mentoring and social time, while Seniors of the Rock offers a social and spiritual community.

Learn more about San Diego Senior Living here:

San Diego Assisted Living

San Diego Nursing Homes

San Diego Alzheimer’s Care

San Diego 55+ Communities

Best of San Diego Senior Living

How Much Does San Diego Assisted Living Cost?

How Much Do San Diego Nursing Homes Cost?

Luxury Senior Living in San Diego

Find more San Diego assisted living options on

Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Our expert Senior Living Advisors are here to help.

Learn about your care options, local communities, pricing and more, with our free services. Complete the form below to receive a call.

First & Last Name

Email Address

Phone Number

By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Use. You also consent to receive calls and texts, which may be autodialed, from us and our customer communities. Your consent is not a condition to using our service. Please visit our Privacy Policy for information about our privacy practices.