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Desert Hills Memory Care Center

Located in the Southern California community of Hemet, Desert Hills Memory Care Center is known throughout the area (and beyond) for providing exceptional care and programming for those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.  

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood with landscaped grounds that highlight the community’s Southwestern style, Desert Hills is a memory care community where residents, family and care partners feel valued and loved. Residents’ families are part of our family. They are embraced and involved in all decisions and in all aspects of our personalized care.  

Address + Phone

25818 Columbia St.
Hemet, CA 92544

Phone: 951-652-1837

Living Options

  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Featured Amenities

  • Large courtyard
  • Intimate design to benefit
    those with memory loss
  • Mosaic Memory Care Program

Respectful, Compassionate Memory Care.


Memory Care

Specialized memory care programming and support are provided by an experienced team that understands all stages of memory loss. Our goal is to help residents experience more meaningful moments and more fulfilling days at our Riverside County memory care community, Desert Hills.


Respite Care

Respite care — or short-term stays — is designed for those caring for aging loved ones who may be going on vacation or who may simply need a temporary respite from the demands of caregiving.

Our residents weigh in.

Everyone we encountered were always so kind, helpful and always went out of their way, not only for Calvin, but for his family, as well. It takes special people to do the work you do.

— Sharon Johnson, family member of past resident

Specially Designed.

Exclusively for seniors living with memory loss.

We strive to gain a deep understanding of each resident’s personal story, strengths and preferences to create uplifting experiences each day. We believe purposeful engagement equals better quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Research shows residents engaged in meaningful activities and experiences are less likely to exhibit behaviors commonly associated with dementia.

A Day in the Life.

Life at Desert Hills means living well each day, whatever individual abilities may be. Our life-enrichment teams create daily opportunities to enhance physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being by creating memory care programs, activities and entertainment that brighten and enrich daily life. 

Memory Care
Respite Care

Dining at Desert Hills

What’s Near Our Senior Living Community in Hemet, CA.

Western Science Center

2345 Searl Parkway
Hemet, CA 92543

Hemet Museum

100 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

Estudillo Mansion

150 S. Dillon Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92583

Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre

27400 Ramona Bowl Road
Hemet, CA 92544

Floor Plans

Size up your living space with a well-appointed residence. Each one is designed for safety and to meet a variety of needs and budgets. No matter which memory care apartment best meets your family’s needs, a world of programs, services and 24/7 care is just outside each apartment door.

Memory Care

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What is the true cost of living at Desert Hills?

Monthly rent varies depending on the level of care and support required. When you factor in everything covered in our pricing and compare it to the cost of caring for a loved one with dementia or memory loss at home, you’ll discover the real value of a memory care community and find a cost-effective option that’s designed to enhance life — yours and theirs.

Meet our team.

The team at Desert Hills Memory Care Center is warm, friendly and extremely passionate about taking care of people living with memory challenges. Each associate has an amazing, caring personality, as well as that special something that makes them both dedicated and very knowledgeable about dementia and dementia care. Improving the lives of residents (while providing peace of mind for families) each moment of every day is our team’s priority — and privilege.

Everyone at Desert Hills loves what they do — and it shows. From our culinary team to our care partners to our maintenance crew, our team enjoys a sense of real empowerment. They know the residents best, so the leadership team listens to and learns from them. While every associate is committed to resident comfort, safety, care and happiness, it’s this hands-on team that creates the genuine feeling of community found at our Hemet, California, memory care center, Desert Hills. It’s truly a community where everyone cares for and about one another — and it all starts with our care associates.

Care Team

Lonamie Zimmerman Desert Hills

Lonamie Zimmermann

Care Associate
Interacting with residents … seeing them happy and smiling makes every day brighter for Lohamie who says she loves working at Desert Hills and can’t imagine being anywhere else.
website- Jesus Lizarraga

Jesus Lizarraga

Dietary Associate
Jesus is passionate about cooking whether it’s at home for his family, or at work with our residents. He says providing residents with comforting, delicious and healthy foods is rewarding and it’s what motivates him to keep raising the bar!
Website- Patricia Sandoval

Patricia Sandoval

Hospitality Associate. Medication Assistant.
For over 10 years, Patricia has been helping residents adjust to and thrive in their new home. She says it’s a privilege to get to know our residents and to accompany them on their journeys.
Website- Izamary Lopez

Izamary Lopez

Care Associate Trainer/Medication Assistant
Izamary says working in memory care is so much more than a job. It’s a fulfilling career where each day she enjoys the privilege of caring for residents, while bringing their families genuine peace of mind.

Office Team


Shannon Moore, LVN

Executive Director
Shannon has been with Desert Hills Memory Care since June 2012. As the Executive Director she oversees the total operation of Desert Hills. With a background in Nursing, she has the heart to lead the team in the right direction.

Shelby Walker

Business Office Manager
Everyone in Hemet knows Shelby’s family business (think big red arrow). Shelby, herself, worked there for a long time before joining our family. She loves working with seniors and has never looked back.

Darci Marquette

Community Relations Director
A soccer mom, a bakery owner and a well-known professional in acute and long-term care, Darci is a staple in the community. She moved to memory care to be more closely connected with residents and families.

Federico Montelongo Cano

Plant Operations Director
Freddy started in the kitchen and became Plant Ops Director. After leaving for a stint in the food industry, he returned to senior living plant ops because, as he says, it’s where he’s meant to be.

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