Skilled Nursing Services at Palomar Health
At Palomar Health we provide a comprehensive range of services at our two skilled nursing facilitiy locations, Villa Pomerado and Palomar Continuing Care Center.
Here is a list of the services we provide:
Our highly trained staff provides extensive rehabilitative services including speech, occupational and physical therapy.
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24-hour Nursing Care
Palomar Continuing Care Center and Villa Pomerado maintain the highest ratio of nurses – RNs, LVNs and Certified Nursing Assistants - per patient among any of the long-term care facilities in San Diego County. That translates into a greater number of hours of hands-on care per patient than anywhere else in the area.
The nutritional needs of our patients are assessed and supervised by Registered Dieticians who strongly believe that food comforts and nutrition heals. Patients receive three balanced and delicious meals daily, plus additional supplements as required for nutritional health.
RN Case Managers and Social Workers – serve the needs of our patients. They are responsible for equipment, safe discharge and appropriate placement in alternative settings and follow-up care upon release from our facility.
These essential members of the Social Work Department are an integral part of our interdisciplinary health care team, working with the resident, family, physician and other health care professionals to ensure quality care and emotional well being.
Social Workers understand the emotional and psychological effects of illness. They are available to evaluate the resident’s emotional state and provide short-and long-term supportive counseling to those having difficulty coping with illness and life transitions. They also make important, timely referrals to other mental health professionals as necessary.
Physicians with privileges in the Palomar Health District continue to provide care to their patients in this facility. That is in addition to the extensive medical support and care planning provided by our on-site certified Geriatrician / Medical Director.
Our recreation therapy support staff understands the patients’ need for entertainment and outside stimulation. To that end, they organize trips into the community for special outings and events, utilizing our facility’s vans for patients’ transportation.
Additionally, our staff organizes a wide variety of activities, offered throughout the week at the facility. They include: religious activities, arts & crafts, pet therapy, entertainment, exercise classes, ice cream socials, one-on-one bedside visits, bingo, daily newspapers and the resident council committee.
Sub Acute Unit
Our highly specialized Sub Acute Unit is dedicated to providing care to patients with complex needs resulting from catastrophic trauma or illness. Sub acute care bridges the gap between acute care and skilled nursing care by providing each resident the most appropriate care for his or her condition. Our program is designed to provide residents an individualized care plan based upon their needs and abilities. We involve family in our care planning as we feel that strong support and encouragement is a part of our residents physical and emotional well being. Our specialized unit provides care to for ventilator and tracheotomy dependent patients.
Do you have questions about Skilled Nursing Facilites at Palomar Health in North San Diego County? Visit Palomar Continuing Care Center, Villa Pomerado, or Contact Us for more information.