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About Us

About Desert Cove

Our resort style campus is the only assisted living community of its kind in the Coachella Valley. The campus allows for outside activities including walking and is intimate enough to allow staff to hear your loved ones as they enjoy the grounds. Each resident is provided an emergency assistance pendant which is GPS activated throughout the community and can alert the care team when pushed for assistance. Our community is comfortable and cozy with several activity areas including a beautiful dining room with a stunning panoramic view of the Coachella Valley, activity room, beauty salon, massages and Namaste program. Our community has 28 spacious apartments with kitchenettes as well as private bathrooms and can accommodate both private and shared living. Each apartment has a patio to enjoy the gorgeous San Jacinto mountain sunsets.

Desert Cove encourages all residents to engage in meaningful purpose filled lives through extensive activity programming, exercise through the Silver Sneakers Program and use of our Namaste Program with an emphasis on Validation Therapy to decrease the use of unnecessary pharmaceutical interventions in our residents. For additional details on these programs please visit our activities tab.

  • Beautifully Remodeled Suites with Kitchenettes and Private Patios

  • 24 Hour Trained, Caring, Compassionate Professionals & Pharmacy Consultant

  • Full Service Dining, Breakfast Nook Serving 3 Meals Daily (and snacks) with Patio & Courtyard Dining as well as BBQ Cookouts

  • Experienced Professional Owner Operator

  • Namaste Program

  • LGBTQ Friendly

  • Animal Friendly

  • Onsite Alzheimer's Support Group 

Comfortable Seating Areas
Outdoor Courtyard Seating
Vibrant Flowers
Water Features
Outdoor Seating
Suite Breakfast Nook
Shared Room
Handicap Restroom
Outdoor Dining
Mountain Views of Mt
Shared Room with Dividing Wall
Private Room with Full Size Bed
Outdoor Seating under Gazebo
Outdoor Visiting Area
Desert Landscape
Shared Room with Seating Area
Seating Area in Resident Suite
Kitchenette in Shared Room
Shared Room with Dividing Wall
Shared Room with Dividing Wall
Bedroom Seating Area
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Meet Our Management Team

Sandy Rhoades,

Sandy Rhoades began her long-term care career in North Carolina, operating retirement and assisted living residences statewide.   She has also opened and overseen operations of communities in Maine, Florida, Texas and then, since 1994, in California.
In 2011 she founded and has remained the owner of Desert Cove Assisted Living in the Coachella Valley .
She has alway had a passion and deep respect for older adults and knew that, in 1995 when she began working at a retirement community in Greensboro, NC she had found her life’s vocation.

Heather Scott,
Executive Director

Heather Scott is a Licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator. She began working in the medical field in 2006 in Brownwood, TX while attending CNA classes at Oak Ridge Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. Heather continued working in Assisted Living facilities upon moving back to California in 2007. She worked many positions within Assisted Living and received her Administrator License in 2013. Heather has worked in the Desert Cove at Desert Hot Springs property since 2012.


Contact Us

Desert Cove Assisted Living

13660 Mountain View Rd.

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Tel: 760-671-7820

Fax: 760-894-1064


RCFE# 336426550

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