Assisted Living Waiver Program

Resources for the Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALW)

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Assisted Living Waiver Program

What is the Assisted Living Waiver Program?

The Assisted Living Waiver Program is a Medi-Cal program that provides support and assisted living care services. Learn more here

Eligibility Criteria for an ALW Participant

  • Age 21 or older;
  • Enrolled in SSI/SSP/SSD or receive monthly income;
  • Have full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility with zero share of cost;
  • Open to residing in assisted living as an alternative to a Nursing Facility;
  • Require care equivalent to Medi-Cal-funded Nursing Facility residents;
  • Capable of living safely in assisted living or subsidized housing;
  • Willing to live in an assisted living setting in counties offering ALW services: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma.
Assisted Living Waiver Eligibility

Resources for the Assisted Living Waiver Program


Individuals who meet the ALW eligibility requirements, need to contact an approved Care Coordination Agency (CCA) which will assist individuals/families with the application process. Please see link above for the current list of Care Coordination Agencies and make sure to work with a CCA that operates in San Diego County.

All approved/pending status ALW participants families/Power of Attorneys can have your Care Coordination Agency contact us to schedule a tour.

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Stellar Care Assisted Living

Our Floor Plans

The Sunset Drive Room
Northern Exposure Suites
Spacious Bathrooms

Our Amenities

Studios & Community
Dementia Care Professionals
On-Site 24/7
Freshly Prepared Meals Three Times Daily
Nutritious & Delicious Snacks Throughout the Day
Housekeeping, Laundry, and Linen Service
Emergency Response System in Studios and Bathrooms
Beauty Salon and Barbershop On-Site
Television + Cable Package Included

Our Services

Memory Care

Our experienced staff provides a structured environment where residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can thrive with set routines.

Club Stellar

Residents who are early on in the progression of their dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible for our Club Stellar program and special rate.


Our staff prepares nutritious meals three times a day, featuring in-season fruits and vegetables, homemade soups, and diabetic options.


The Stellar Care activities staff curates tailored activities, field trips, and programs for all residents at various levels in the progression of their dementia.

A Memory Care Community

4518 54th Street  San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 287-2920

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