Providing Peace of Mind Means the World.
Our Trusted Solutions Make the Difference.

When Clinical Director, Teresa Shanahan, PhD, founded Lifeline nearly 30 years ago, she made a commitment to herself, to seniors and her clients: Be the best. Offer the finest. Care the most. 

Over the years, Lifeline’s dedicated team of experts have partnered with the finest professionals and practitioners throughout San Diego County to deliver premium quality elderly assistance and services.

With a comprehensive approach to senior care management, Lifeline combines clinical expertise with undeniable compassion to bring hope – and help – to families and their loved ones who are entering the transition years. Whatever the depth of need, be it Care Management, At Home Care or Placement Assistance, (including independent living, retirement communities, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities) Lifeline provides the smart solutions that make the difference now.

Whether we are working with family members directly or through professionals — estate and trust attorneys, banks and discharge providers — Lifeline specializes in creating senior care solutions for those who demand quality and excellence, and are discerning about the choices they make. 


At Lifeline we believe in the team approach. We call it our SmartTeam Difference. Whether in-house employee or community partner, each Lifeline SmartTeam member is ready and equipped to compassionately contribute to the well being of our geriatric friends. From the top down, Lifeline’s exceptional SmartTeam approach ensures comprehensive management of your senior’s care management plan.  In essence, SmartTeam means, “A highly-skilled, coordinated effort.”

Our Services

Care Management

Care Management

Balancing what is desired with what is required, Lifeline’s team of expert Care Managers honor the person while addressing the priorities through a comprehensive senior care plan that creates successful outcomes for all concerned.

At Home Care

At Home Care

Lifeline understands that holding on to what is familiar is as essential as accepting the care required to do so. Our caregivers come to your loved one’s home for a few hours a day or as live-in care, offering the needed level of assistance and peace of mind.

Healthy Pumpkin Chili Recipe - A Lifeline Favorite!

Warm your immune system and your kitchen with this Healthy Pumpkin Chili Recipe from Susan Farber, Registered Dietician at the UCSD Moore Cancer Center.

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Dr. Teresa Shanahan's MyThoughts Now Up!

Be sure to check out Dr. Shanahan's collection of monthly insightful, hilarious, and touching letters on our "Resources" page!

Dr. Shanahan on Health Update Radio

Check out Dr. Shanahan's guest spot on Health Update Radio!

Purchase now: Dr. Shanahan's Activity Planning Workbook!

An excellent resource for busy caregivers and activity professionals, adapted for people with Dementia.

Lifeline Success Stories

Nothing makes us more proud to do what we do than to make stories like this happen.