Skilled Nursing

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 conversations.

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.

Patient and Family Services
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 lives. 

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 Crime program. 

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 issues.

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.