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Skilled Nursing Care

Nurse with patient at home

About Skilled Nursing-Level Care

When a patient is well enough to leave the hospital, he or she might not be quite ready to recuperate at home. In this case, we can help patients transition to a skilled nursing facility. Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) provide short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay as well as long-term care for patients needing that level of support. 

See a list of our preferred facilities below.

Patients remain under the care of a physician, licensed nurses, physical (PT), occupational (OT), and speech therapists. Families and patients choose skilled nursing facilities when they need around-the-clock nursing care, close supervision, and assistance with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, medications, getting in and out of bed, and incontinence care. 

Skilled nursing facilities should promote autonomy and choice, and offer a variety of services, social activities and even recreational opportunities. SNF’s may also be able to provide palliative and hospice care for those needing it.

Preferred Skilled Nursing Facilities

Before selecting a skilled nursing facility, we recommend patients conduct their own research by taking facility tours, checking public reports about the facilities, and talking with family and friends. Our case management staff can provide more information and help you in this process.

The following is a list of UC San Diego Health Preferred Provider Skilled Nursing Facilities. Visit Nursing Home Compare for more information and ratings on these and other facilities.

Central and South County

Balboa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3520 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

Castle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

541 S V Ave.
National City, CA 91950

Friendship Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

902 Euclid Ave.
National City, CA 91950

Kearny Mesa Convalescent and Nursing Home

7675 Family Cir.
San Diego, CA 92111

Paradise Valley Manor and Health Care Center
2575 E. 8th St.
National City, CA 91950

Reo Vista Healthcare Center

6061 Banbury St.
San Diego, CA 92139

University Care Center

5602 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

East County

Arbor Hills Nursing Center

7800 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942

Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center 

1391 E Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92021


San Diego Post Acute Center
1201 S. Orange Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020


Victoria Post Acute Care
654 S. Anza St.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Villa Las Palmas Healthcare Center

622 S Anza St.
El Cajon, CA 92020


North County

Aviara Healthcare Center

944 Regal Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Carmel Mountain Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
11895 Avenue of Industry
San Diego, CA 92128

La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2552 Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

La Paloma HealthCare
3232 Thunder Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056

Poway Healthcare Center

15632 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

The Cove at La Jolla
7160 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

The Springs at Pacific Regent, La Jolla
3884 Nobel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122