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Emeritus at Carmel Valley

13101 Hartfield Avenue
San Diego, CA 92130

About Our Community

We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.

A 5 Star Skilled Nursing Rating

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, maintains a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers compare skilled nursing facilities. This rating system is based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. We are proud to say our overall rating at Emeritus at Carmel Valley is 4 Stars. More information can be found through the following the link www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Emeritus at Carmel Valley is mentioned among the Best Nursing Homes of U.S.News & World Rankings for 2014.

This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Carmel Valley- and throughout Brookdale¬†Senior Living communities -has shared since our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful-; a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.

The Perfect Location

Set on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with two courtyards and lovely gardens, Emeritus at Carmel Valley is considered one of the premier retirement communities in San Diego. Situated in a rural setting, we are within walking distance to local shopping. Located within a mile of Interstates 5 and 56, we are only a few minutes from the heart of San Diego, Scripps Clinic and various Medical Centers, making it close for convenience; but, far enough for peace and quiet.

A Wonderful Selection

Emeritus at Carmel Valley provides our residents with a sense of coming home. Each day offers a variety of activity programs, with the echo of laughter or the chorus of voices singing constantly heard. Activities include opportunities for social, physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and creative opportunities. Our residents enjoy a variety of live entertainment and off site excursions, which include the opera, museums, theatre, baseball, horse racing and even an occasional trip to their favorite casino, all with the security of knowing assistance is available if needed.

Strong, Caring Relationships

We work to develop and maintain strong relationships with all area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers; such as Scripps Clinic, Scripps Green, Scripps Encinitas, Sharp Memorial, Pomerado Medical Center, and the VA Medical Center. Maintaining constant communication and relationships with key staff within these affiliations, we provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents.

Our Staff

Our staff is part of our family and they care for their residents, as though they were part of their family. Our Management Team is comprised of caring professionals. We have staff that has been with the community since it opened over 11 years ago. In recruiting new staff members, they are required to complete a comprehensive background check and interview process, so that we can ensure they have the heart and commitment to serve our senior population.


Emeritus at Carmel Valley offers excellence in the care we provide at all levels within our community; including, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. Voted and received award as “The Best of Senior Living” for Coastal Communities for 2010.

Our Community Lifestyle

A Wonderful Active Lifestyle

Emeritus at Carmel Valley is passionate about being active in the community. Our focus is to hold events that add quality and value to the lives of others. We hold 1-2 special events each month, centered around special dates; such as, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. We hold monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings; along with, education seminars to offer help with health and financial support issues.

Emeritus at Carmel Valley is an active senior living community offering daily exercise classes, including yoga and tai chi, along with, beading class, arts and crafts, and Wii Tournaments. The fun never ceases with live entertainers performing 2-3 times per week, from country to fire dancers. Special Themed events occur monthly and include BBQs, Hawaiian Luau, Special High Teas and more. We have a very active and lively group that loves to sing along, reminisce and talk about current events.

Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community

It’s our community committed to yours. Emeritus at Carmel Valley is very much in tune with local community needs, partnering in the Alzheimer’s Walk, Toys for Tots and collecting food for local food banks.

Fine Dining

Three (3) homemade meals are served each day, with three (3) snacks offered between meals. Each meal offers choice of salad, soup, two (2) entrees and desert. Wait staff take individual orders and serve meals in a restaurant style atmosphere. Residents can enjoy conversation and interaction with the company at their table, while enjoying a satisfying culinary affair.