After-hospital care in a nursing home is often an integral component of our patients' recovery. UCLA geriatricians provide ongoing medical care for our patients, whether they require short-term rehabilitation after a recent hospital stay or require long-term care at several community-based nursing homes in West Los Angeles and North West Valley area. Please contact our UCLA-affiliated facilities directly for further information. We encourage you to visit them in person, too. Our goal is to provide continuity of care whether as an outpatient, inpatient in the hospital or a nursing home patient.
When to consider a nursing home?
Patients and their families may need to consider nursing home care following acute hospitalization. The nursing home will provide rehabilitation services as well as primary medical care with the goal of the patient can returning to normal function. Long term nursing care provides medical support 24 hours a day for patients who are not capable of caring for themselves. Nursing homes can also alleviate stress on family members who may not be able to mount the resources to care for their loved ones at home. Nursing homes can also provide palliative (pain management) and hospice (end-of-life) care.
What to look for in choosing a nursing home?
Patients, their family members or medical advocates should visit the nursing home and request a tour of the facilities. Specific information that will help assess the quality of care includes ratio of nurses to patients. Be sure to ask for the ratio for all shifts including overnights. Family members should ask to meet the Director of Nursing, as well as the Nursing Home Administrator. The interaction with these individuals will help patients and their families determine the level of commitment and care they will receive during their stay. Patients and their families can view nursing home ratings at California HealthCare Foundation.
UCLA Affiliated Nursing Homes
UCLA physicians offer post-hospitalization, long-term care and palliative care at several nursing homes located in West Los Angeles and North West Valley. UCLA geriatricians see patients at the following Nursing Homes and are fully responsible for coordinating comprehensive care.
2021 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
1623 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
In addition, our UCLA Hospitalist colleagues see UCLA patients at the following Nursing Homes in the West Los Angeles area:
Country Villa Westwood
New Vista Post Acute
Pacific Post Acute
Rehab Center of Santa Monica
Santa Monica HealthCare
*UCLA does not own or operate any nursing homes