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The Comforts of Home

If you’re considering a retirement residence with care options, this short list can help you make a smart choice.

Steven Biller Current PSL, Health & Wellness, Vision

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Retirement communities come in all shapes and sizes. With so many options available and factors to consider, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. As a service to our readers, Palm Springs Life enlisted the research firm DataJoe to assess the retirement residences with care options in the Coachella Valley and identify the best of the bunch. The list includes assisted living and nursing facilities and indicates if they offer independent living, skilled nursing, memory care, and hospice care.

Before you read on, let’s be clear on these options:

Independent living communities allow able seniors to live on their own and enjoy the amenities that come with living in a retirement residence — especially housekeeping, dining, and social activities.

Skilled nursing residences provide 24-hour medical care, dispense medication, and assist with daily living activities like eating and maintaining personal hygiene.

Memory care is a specialized long-term nursing option to improve the quality of life and provide safety for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Hospice care provides compassionate treatment for people nearing the end of life, ensuring comfort and dignity in their final days.

Regardless of the type of residence you need, we suggest that you consider these questions to help you refine your options:

• What sort of care do you need?

• What level of care does the facility provide?

• Do you want to live in a communal setting?

• Who are the residents? Are there more men or women?

• Couples or singles?

• Are rooms private or semi-private?

• What specific training has the staff received?

• What meals are provided and when?

• Are special dietary requests accommodated?

• How often are housekeeping and laundry services provided?

• What are the options for physical fitness?

• Are there organized activities? If so, how many people participate?

• Does the residence provide any transportation options?

• In what way does the facility communicate with a resident’s family?

Top Retirement Residences With Care Options


Atria Palm Desert
44300 San Pascual Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Bed capacity: 154
Service: Independent living

Bella Villaggio
40235 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Bed capacity: 170
Services: Memory care and independent living

Brookdale Mirage Inn
72750 Country Club Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Bed capacity: 145
Service: Memory care

Caleo Bay Alzheimer’s Special Care Center
47805 Caleo Bay Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253

Bed capacity: 66
Service: Memory care

The Fountains at The Carlotta

41505 Carlotta Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211


Bed capacity: 250
Services: Independent living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing

Hallmark–Palm Springs
344 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Bed capacity: 55

Oakmont of Segovia
39905 Via Scena
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Bed capacity: 182
Service: Independent living

Stonewall Gardens Assisted Living
2150 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Bed capacity: 35
Service: Independent living

Trinity Gardens on Portola
44277 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Bed capacity: 15
Services: Hospice and respite care

Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage
70201 Mirage Cove Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Bed capacity: 68
Services: Memory care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and hospice and respite care


Rancho Mirage Health and Rehabilitation Center
39950 Vista Del Sol
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Bed capacity: 99
Services: Skilled nursing, hospice, and respite care

The Springs at The Carlotta
41505 Carlotta Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211


Bed capacity: 59
Services: Independent living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing

Methodology and Disclaimers

DataJoe architected and implemented a research campaign to determine the top assisted living facilities and nursing homes in the Coachella Valley. We consulted public sources, including state and federal government sources, to collect our information. We then created an algorithm that factors in capacity, government ratings (where applicable), and frequency of negative reports (complaints, disciplinary actions, enforcement actions) to isolate the top candidates for this list. We also conducted internet research to get a sense of community perception. We were looking for facilities meeting our minimum capacity threshold with the highest ratings and smallest proportion of negative reports/press.

We recognize that many facilities may not appear on this list, which is a sampling of the array of facilities in the area. Inclusion on the list is based on information we gathered in our independent research. We ensure a fair, multifaceted research process and certainly do not discount the fact that many good and effective facilities may not appear on this list.

DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe.

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