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300 Hot Springs Rd
Montecito, CA, 93108
United States

(805) 969-8011

Casa Dorinda offers independence without worry, healthcare without hassle, and a lifestyle tailored to you.  From fine dining to private medical services, our all-inclusive approach to retirement living will leave you thinking: Life is good, but retirement is even better.



About Casa Dorinda

About Us

The Montecito Retirement Association (MRA)

Our Mission

The Mission of the Montecito Retirement Association (MRA) is to operate at Casa Dorinda a life care program with a commitment to excellence in the quantity and quality of its services. This is so that its residents may continue to live their lives with dignity, security and as independently and fully as they are able.

About the Board

As a stand alone 501(c)3 non-profit, Casa Dorinda is run by the MRA. Composed of successful business and industry leaders from around the world, the 16 members of the Board serve voluntarily and with no compensation. They are not residents of Casa Dorinda, but live in the Santa Barbara and Montecito communities and serve on the board because of a personal commitment to continuing care retirement. Each Director is elected to a three-year term and is eligible for re-election to the Board of Directors for a second three-year term. No Director may serve additional terms unless a period of two years has intervened after the service of two three-year terms. Each Director is nominated and elected to the Board by the present members of the Board. The MRA Board of Directors is responsible for the policies and management of Casa Dorinda. They employ an Executive Director who in turn employs a staff to provide services to the residents of Casa Dorinda in accordance with the LifeCare and Services Plan Agreement. The residents of Casa Dorinda elect their own Resident Council, which is an advisory body to the Administration and the Montecito Retirement Association's Board of Directors. Casa Dorinda's 16 board members devote their time and special expertise to keep Casa Dorinda the kind of home residents have come to expect and appreciate.


Casa Dorinda is a private LifeCare Community, type A CCRC, owned and operated by the Montecito Retirement Association, a nonsectarian, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. State of California Licenses RCFE #421700160, SNF #050000112, CCRC Certificate of Authority #126.

For a copy of the 2018 DSS Report on Continuing Care Reserves, Filed in 2019, click here.

For a copy of the 2018 Annual DSS Report, Filed in 2019, click here.

For a copy of the 2017 - 2018 MRA Financial Statement, click here.

Five-Year CARF Accreditation


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities' (CARF) mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Casa Dorinda is proud to hold a Five-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF. Find out more about their process.

Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite


We have been awarded the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. Not only are we committed to providing a healthy lifestyle to residents, but employees. We are extremely proud of this award and aim to be awarded again next year.