nursing homes in san diegoElderly nursing homes (also called skilled nursing) have different functions and licensing requirements than assisted living facilities. 

Nursing homes in California are regulated by the Department of Public Health.

Nursing homes (or skilled nursing facilities) have medical personnel on site at all times.  Nurses there can provide medical services for conditions that an assisted living facility cannot legally perform. 

These services include, but are not limited to, feeding tubes, IV therapy, and late stage wounds.

It’s very common for seniors and their families believe elderly nursing homes are needed when in fact an assisted living home or community may be appropriate. 

And if an assisted living home or assisted living community is affordable, there’s a very good chance that assisted living will provide a better long term quality of life than a nursing home. 

Please contact us any time about these differences.

San Diego Elderly Nursing Homes Provide Two Types of Care

Short Term Care
Skilled nursing facilities provide short term care for rehabilitation, sometimes at an acute care level. Therapy may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy or other prescribed therapy.
Long Term Care
Skilled nursing facilities provide long term care for patients who require custodial care and/or are qualified for MediCaid (called MediCal in California).

Did You Know?

Skilled nursing facility is the new term. These used to be called elderly nursing homes or convalescent homes.
Long term skilled nursing care is not covered by MediCare or private health insurance. It must be paid privately or by Medi-Cal.
California has nearly 150,000 skilled nursing beds. And on any given day approximately 70% of those beds are occupied by a Medi-Cal beneficiary.

If you’re looking for a nursing home, or any level of care, please call us at 619-538-9155.  We can help.

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Client Testimonials

I came across Lise after dealing with several other senior consultants, all of whom were either located out of town or not at all in tune with what I was looking for.

Lise was a “breath of fresh air”, taking the time and patience to learn about my parents and their needs.

She saved me LITERALLY hours upon hours of time and effort by providing me referrals to senior homes that met my criteria.

To say that she knows the San Diego senior market and is very well connected thereto would be an understatement!

At all times, her ONLY concern was getting my parents located in a place that was best for them, and for our family!

I recommend Lise without reservation. You may contact me for a reference/further information about my experience at any time.

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Tom F.
San Diego CA.
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Lisa found my mother in law a palace to live in for her final days. Give us tons of information and basically took us through the whole process all without charging a dime. She seems to know everything about everyone of the homes in this area and answered all of our questions at least twice (sorry about that part Lisa 🙂 Some of them on a Sunday afternoon (sorry about that too Lisa)

The place told us they were giving us a discount because they really like her (Lisa that is) which is awesome. Thank you so much for helping my dying relative find such a perfect place to spend what little time she has left.

Jill T.

Jill T.
Encinitas, CA
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There is no one better than Lise when it comes to placing a loved one. I have not seen anyone work harder and never give up on the more difficult cases. Being in Senior Care myself you learn quickly who you can trust, and I trust Lise more than any other Senior Care adviser out there!

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Shanyn C.
Oceanside CA.
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