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Parkside Special Care Center

(866) 871-1344

444 W Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA


  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Parkside Special Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 52 beds based in El Cajon, CA. At last check, the facility had 46 residents indicating that it is 88% occupied which is about average within the state of California. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Parkside Special Care Center, was 5 stars. Only 18% of nursing homes have 5 stars in California. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 4 stars to 5 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Parkside Special Care Center with other senior care providers in California. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/21/2011.
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Description of Parkside Special Care Center in El Cajon, CA

Number of Beds : 52

Parkside Special Care Center, located in El Cajon, California provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Parkside Special Care Center has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Parkside Special Care Center has a very good hospital, Grossmont Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Parkside Special Care Center's nearest hospital is 3 miles away. The zipcode (92020) in California, where Parkside Special Care Center is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Parkside Special Care Center can be found here.

Parkside Special Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Demographic Profile for El Cajon, CA,92020


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
33.7 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

12% Above
Cost of Food
3% Above
4% Below
4% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
5.2 / 100
Water Quality
76 / 100
Superfund Sites
69 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes