Skilled Nursing Care

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
619-291-5270

Castle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

541 S V Ave.
National City, CA 91950
619-791-7900

Friendship Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

902 Euclid Ave.
National City, CA 91950
619-791-7700

Kearny Mesa Convalescent and Nursing Home

7675 Family Cir.
San Diego, CA 92111
858-278-8121

Paradise Valley Manor and Health Care Center
2575 E. 8th St.
National City, CA 91950
619-470-6700

Reo Vista Healthcare Center

6061 Banbury St.
San Diego, CA 92139
619-475-2211

University Care Center

5602 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
619-583-1993

East County

Arbor Hills Nursing Center

7800 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
619-460-2330   

Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center 

1391 E Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92021

619-444-1107

Victoria Post Acute Care
654 S. Anza St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-440-5005

Villa Las Palmas Healthcare Center

622 S Anza St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
619-442-0544

North County

Aviara Healthcare Center

944 Regal Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-944-0331

Brookdale Carmel Valley
13101 Hartfield Ave.
San Diego, CA 92130
858-259-2222

La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2552 Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-5810

Poway Healthcare Center

15632 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
858-485-5153

The Cove at La Jolla
7160 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-459-4361

The Springs at Pacific Regent, La Jolla
3884 Nobel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
858-625-8700     

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