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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.


June 18, 2024

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People with a history of the disease on their mother’s side or both parents’ sides of the family had higher levels of amyloid plaques in their brains compared to those with fathers who had the disease.

June 03, 2024

FDA approves Moderna's mRNA vaccine for RSV in older adults 

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The vaccine should be available for the 2024-2025 RSV season, which starts in the fall.

April 24, 2024

New tool can help older adults and caregivers spot incoming extreme heat

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The new heat forecaster could give the individuals time to prepare and avoid health complications.

April 19, 2024

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Creation of such a center is one of several recommendations contained in the report


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