Understanding Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing centers are licensed and regulated by the California Department of Public Health. They provide 24-hour nursing care to residents who are seriously ill, injured, have memory loss or are recovering from surgery and in need of rehabilitation to return home.  

Elder Care California is designed to help you find the right location, ask the right questions and understand how to get the best possible care during a difficult time.


October 8, 2020

By Enterprise-Record

Two residents triumph over the coronavirus.

September 18, 2020

Young musicians perform virtually for senior living facilities

By Lifting Spirits with Music - YouTube video

Lifting Spirits with Music produces free, amazing virtual performances.

September 08, 2020

Quarantined elderly couple break into love song

By TimesNowNews.com

Adorable video goes viral!

August 17, 2020

By NBC San Diego

Elinor Lamade turns 100 years old on Aug. 7 and is considered among San Diego's oldest COVID-19 survivors.

June 23, 2020

By The Orange County Register

A California assisted living community got creative for Fathers Day and set up a "porch" for socially distant family visits.

June 22, 2020

By King 5 News

Some long term care facilities in California are using plexiglass booths for family visits during the COVID pandemic.


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