• Enhanced lifestyle and care for seniors with memory loss
  • Individual care and support for seniors with Alzheimers and dementia
  • Santa Barbara memory care facility

A place of community. A place of care.

What is Summer House?

What if memory care came wrapped in a place as warm and bright as a cherished summer home? Here, it does. Welcome to Summer House at Vista del Monte, a unique memory care neighborhood for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Located on the grounds of Vista del Monte Retirement Community in Santa Barbara, this is a place where individuals with cognitive and memory challenges can truly feel at home. Download our brochure to learn more.

A place of warmth and serenity.


Home, in a protected environment.

Ours is a neighborhood of 24 residences — each with modern comforts and classic styling. This specially tailored space, designed for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, offers colorful living spaces adorned with engaging art by local artists and residents, family-style dining and picturesque grounds. Click here to watch a video tour of Summer House.

Ask us about our limited time move-in special, which includes a $750 credit toward moving expenses. Call for details!

Personalized care that comes from the heart.


Innovation and warmth.

We are distinguished by engaging, compassionate care that emphasizes dignity and whole-person wellbeing. And every day, we work to meet the needs of each individual at Summer House. Our compassionate staff helps residents flourish through personal attention, meaningful connection, and opportunities for self-expression. From music therapy and cultural events to the cognitive enrichment the latest technologies offer, this is a nurturing, stimulating environment.

"The smiles I see after helping residents with a task are priceless, particularly when I lend a hand and make what seemed impossible to them become possible."

—  Amy R. Resident Services Director

"Our employees take pride in what they do and make Summer House a unique and special place to live and work. I am proud to call myself their executive director."

—  Douglas T. Executive Director

"Everyday I am reminded why I chose nursing. Seeing a smile on residents' faces who I help, allows me to go home with a heart full of joy."

—  Marlene G., LVN Health Clinic Manager

At the core of our community.

The Front Porch Family

Front Porch is a not-for-profit family of communities and partnerships, including Summer House at Vista del Monte. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents, and their needs are at the heart of everything we do.

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What’s Humanly Possible®?

Humanly Possible® defines our culture and our cause. We are dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to creatively meet the needs of those we serve. It is an authentic call for every mind, discipline, and level of our organization to focus on what’s possible, what’s achievable, and what’s next.

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A Strong Foundation

Front Porch is built on the power of partnership. Philanthropic support for Summer House at Vista del Monte comes from FACT Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organization with a long tradition of service and philanthropy.

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