559-624-6080 or 559-624-6011
1633 S. Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277
The skilled nursing center at Kaweah Delta
Health Care District provides a pleasant, relaxed and home-like atmosphere
while patients are receiving a higher level of care than can be given at home.
This unit, which is comprised of beds in our Transitional Care and Subacute
Care Units, offers large, semi-private rooms, a spacious and colorfully
furnished dayroom for visiting, TV viewing or planned activities. A tree-shaded
courtyard provides an area where visitors can be received for more private
Certified Activity Coordinators involve the
community and family in planned events. Music, crafts, sewing and nature walks
are among activities offered. Ministers of various faiths visit and hold
religious services in the dayroom on a regular basis. Patient’s personal
priest, minister or rabbi is encouraged to visit often.
For more information or to arrange time to take a
closer look, please call (559) 624-2000.
While the medical needs of the patient are given top
priority, often the emotional, logistical, and spiritual needs of our patients
and their families also need attention.
When families are in a health crisis, it is sometimes difficult for them
to process all the complicated components which make up the total of their
At the Court Street facility, PFS has a licensed
marriage, family therapist and social work assistant on staff to assist patients
and families with their special needs.
These can range from composing letters for family medical leave or
obtaining humanitarian parole to
bring out of country family to the bedside of patient to
finding housing and tapping into community resources such as the Victims of
In hospice work, the social worker is available to patients
and their families, helping them to process and understand chaotic and
uncertain feelings, or just sometimes sitting quietly with a dying patient at
bedside when there is no family available.
The social worker is also available as needed to facilitate
family meetings aimed at exploring and resolving family crises related to
problems which illness brings. In this
instance, the social worker is one member of an interdisciplinary team working
together to help the family achieve understanding and resolution of difficult
PFS is also available to residents as an advocate or
voice. Sometimes a resident needs
support in dealing with an outside agency, a roommate, or even another staff
person. It is reassuring to residents
that they have readily available help when they are not feeling their best to
handle it themselves.