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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is a medical discipline that treats pain and disease through physical movement, stimulation, and adjustment. It has proven to be one of the most effective tools in helping people of all ages recover from a major health event. It is especially beneficial to seniors who are seeking to regain their mobility and independence after an illness, injury, or surgery.

Licensed health professionals called physical therapists to administer and oversee treatment. Physical therapists work with each patient to develop a customized program of exercises to help them reach their individual level of recovery and wellness. By improving the body’s strength and flexibility, PT relieves a number of health conditions, such as

  • Difficulty walking
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Poor continence
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

In addition to exercise, PT can include electrotherapy, heat and cold therapy, massage, manual adjustments, hydrotherapy, and weight training.

The Goal of Physical Therapy

The goal of PT is to help patients return to the best level of functioning and wellness that they can personally reach. PT achieves this goal through a variety of exercises and treatments designed to strengthen the body. Treatment isolates areas of weakness or stiffness and improves them through lifting, stretching, flexing, bending, stimulation and massage. Physical therapists design treatment programs around each patient’s physical abilities, maximizing their progress while minimizing discomfort.

Seniors benefit especially from physical therapy. These benefits include

  • Better mobility
  • Less pain
  • Fewer accidents and injuries
  • Greater independence
  • Improved quality of life

Paying for Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services are covered by Medicare and most major insurance plans with a doctor’s referral. Patients may only need a small copay to get the treatment they need. Those without insurance can access treatment by paying out of pocket. Even then, physical therapy is some of the most cost-effective healthcare a person can receive, because it can delay or even eliminate a patient’s need for long-term nursing care.

If you wish to know more about the physical therapy services at Pasadena Nursing Center, feel free to call us at (626) 329-4676. We’re ready to provide better healthcare for your loved one.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy, formally known as speech-language pathology or SLP, is a service offered by the skilled nursing staff at Pasadena Nursing Center with the goal of improving communication and facilitating safer eating and drinking. The speech therapy services offered at Pasadena Nursing Center are adaptable to many conditions that our residents may have.

Speech therapy may be helpful for a variety of different medical concerns, such as:

  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Recovery from stroke
  • Memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease

The intention of speech therapy is most often related to improving communication ability, but speech therapy is also effective for returning control of the facial muscles that are necessary for safe drinking and eating.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy, also called OT, is a type of therapy intended to help patients regain the ability to engage in work or other typical life activities. Pasadena Nursing Center occupational therapy staff are well-trained in a wide variety of occupational therapy techniques that use environmental changes, technological assistance, or other means to return a patient’s ability to engage in their usual activities. 

Occupational therapy can be a useful tool for rehabilitation for:

  • Recovering from surgery
  • Individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Patients with musculoskeletal or neurological disorders 

The benefits of occupational therapy can make a big difference in a person’s life. The increased independence that OT can provide can not only increase safety in daily life but can also improve mental health and general well-being.

Wound Care

Wound care is one of the most essential services offered at Pasadena Nursing Center. A wound or injury that may be trivial for a younger person can quickly become a serious concern for elderly people or those with preexisting conditions. Common needs for wound care in residential facilities are:

  • Surgical wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Wounds from accidents such as falling

The skilled nursing staff at Pasadena Nursing Center are experienced in treating many different types of wounds, regularly checking on patients to examine or change dressings as needed. This professional care is crucial to keeping residents happy and healthy, and making sure that any wound heals quickly and stronger than before.

Psychiatric Care

At Pasadena Nursing Center, we’re happy to provide high-quality psychiatric care from licensed professionals for any of our residents who require it. Psychiatric care in a nursing center can cover a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Memory problems caused by age, dementia, Alzheimer’s or other conditions
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia
  • General psychiatric needs for behavioral, emotional, and mental health

The psychiatric team at Pasadena Nursing Center is trained to use a multidisciplinary approach that starts with an assessment of the patient, then continues through multiple steps to determine what the best approach will be. Our skilled nursing staff is determined to provide residents plentiful options for stress-relief in order to achieve a higher quality of life.

Pain Management

Pain is all too often an inescapable aspect of life, but proper pain management techniques can make a substantial difference in the intensity and duration of pain, and can even relieve a patient of pain entirely. At Pasadena Nursing Center, our skilled nursing staff is trained in a variety of pain management techniques, including techniques that do not require medication, to calm minor to severe pain. Chronic pain can lead to a long list of related issues in seniors:

  • Irritability and aggression 
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Decreased mobility and motor function
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Weight loss or weight gain

Pain management strategies practiced at Pasadena Nursing Center begin with directly engaging with the resident to establish a clear picture of the problem. If the source of the pain cannot be addressed, staff will then determine the correct course of action on an individual basis.

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is a field of medicine that focuses primarily on the prevention and treatment of disease that affect people internally. Pasadena Nursing Center staff are well-trained to support and assist our residents throughout their stay with any internal medicine related needs, whether it be timely medication administration, pain management, or communication with medical professionals.

Skilled Nursing

What is Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled nursing care is professional medical care that is needed to address certain health-related conditions. This kind of care can only be provided by licensed medical professionals, such as registered nurses. Typically, a doctor will prescribe skilled nursing care for patients attempting to recover from a stroke, heart attack, major surgery, or respiratory illness. For seniors suffering from memory-related or age-related conditions, skilled nursing care may be needed on a permanent, full-time basis. 

Licensed nurses and therapists can offer rehabilitative services to help patients recover as much of their health and mobility as possible. These services include: 

Physical Therapy – A program of special exercises and movements designed to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility. A rehab team creates individualized plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Occupational Therapy – Involves exercises centered around daily tasks such as dressing, writing, balancing, and self regulating. OT is used to treat problems with motor skills and physical coordination.

Speech Therapy – Used to address problems with speech and swallowing. Exercises target the muscles in the mouth and throat to improve communication or eating. Speech therapists may also recommend special diets that can aid oral function.

Other services include:

  • Convalescent care
  • Wound care
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Vital sign monitoring

Skilled nursing facilities, including Pasadena Nursing Center, are regulated and certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These facilities also have transfer agreements with local hospitals in case residents require emergency care. Patients who are referred to a CMS-certified facility for care can often get Medicaid or Medicare to cover at least some of the cost. 

For more information about our skilled nursing services, please call (626) 798-0558.

Pasadena Nursing Center has put together a team of professionals that cover administration, therapy, dietary, clinical, and social services. We serve our patients with individualized skilled care and rehabilitation services around the clock, in a family-friendly environment. We work together with our patients and their family members to see what type of treatment plan is ideal for each situation. Our Services include:


Activities Services Intravenous Therapy
Clinical Lab Service Medication Management
Dietary Services Mental Health Services
Discharge Planning and Social Service Assistance Nursing Services
Other Activity Services Occupational Therapy Services
Personalized Recreational Therapy Podiatry Services
Pharmacy Services Social Work Services
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies Speech/Language Pathology Service
Physical Therapy Services Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and Enteral Therapy
Physician Services Wound Management
Housekeeping Services X-Ray Services

Post Acute Care

Post-Acute Care with Heart

If you’re looking for compassionate healthcare to help you or a loved one recover from a long illness or hospital stay, come to Pasadena Nursing Center. Our post-acute care services apply the latest in skilled nursing techniques to help patients regain as much of their health and independence as possible in each individual case. Let our amazing nurses help your family on the road to recovery.

What is Post-Acute Care?

A life-threatening illness or injury can result in a lengthy hospital stay. During this time, doctors and nurses attend to patients’ urgent healthcare needs and work to stabilize them. This is known as acute care.

Once patients are stable and discharged, however, they often need ongoing rehabilitation services to make an optimal recovery. This is known as post-acute care. Post-acute care includes skilled nursing services such as

  • Fracture recovery
  • Hospice and respite care
  • Medical observation
  • Pain management
  • Pharmacy services
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • Wound care

Some patients may require a long-term stay in a post-acute care facility. Others may be served best by outpatient or in-home care. Pasadena Nursing Center offers both.

Benefits of Post-Acute Care

If your loved one has suffered a major health event requiring acute treatment, post-acute care offers them their best chance at recovery. Seniors in particular benefit from post-acute care through

  • Fewer ER visits
  • Fewer hospital readmissions
  • Less disability
  • More independence
  • Longer life

Post-acute care can also reduce an elderly patient’s need for long-term skilled nursing, making it a cost-effective option for many caregiving families.

Post-Acute Care for Stroke

Post-acute care is often prescribed for patients who have suffered a stroke. Post-acute care focuses on helping stroke survivors regain essential skills, including:

  • Mobility
  • Speech
  • Continence
  • Neurological functioning
  • Dressing, eating, and bathing

More than 50% of stroke survivors will require post-acute care to regain these essential life skills. Pasadena Nursing Center strives to help these patients recover to the best of their ability. With gentle, compassionate post-acute care, many stroke survivors can recover enough to return to their daily lives.

Post-Acute Care in Pasadena

Whether you’re seeking inpatient or outpatient care, Pasadena Nursing Center offers post-acute care services for many situations. We are a CMS-certified provider and can work with your Medicare, Medicaid, or most other insurance plans to get you the care you need. Email us today at for more information.


Respite Care

Caring for a family member with mobility or memory issues is a full-time, compassionate undertakingand it can be exhausting for those who have no one else to help. That’s why we offer respite care to family caregivers. For up to two weeks, your loved one can stay with us, giving you time to rest and recharge. While at our facilities, your loved one will receive the best in care that our nursing staff has to offer, as well as a chance to socialize and take part in our resident activities. It’s good for them and good for you!

You don’t have to bear the pressures of caregiving alone. We’re here to help. Call us today to see how we can support you and your loved one through respite care.

Short-Term Rehab

Pasadena Nursing Center thrives on restoring patients to wellness and independent living. Our short-term rehabilitation programs are designed to offer the best in comprehensive, compassionate care to those needing an extra helping hand in their recovery process.
Short-term rehab is a great option for those who have experienced:

  • A chronic illness
  • A serious accident
  • Major surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Our skilled nurses and state-of-the-art facilities provide the care and therapies needed to get people back on their feet after a major health event. With us, you and your loved ones have the best chance at making a great recovery.

Adult Night Care

Nighttime Help For Caregivers

It’s a situation many caregivers experience: they’ve gone to bed for a good night’s rest when they suddenly hear their elderly loved one wandering through the house. They help their loved one back to bed only to hear them up again two hours later, looking for a glass of water or needing to use the restroom. Attending to these interruptions night after night can leave caregivers feeling drained and exhausted.    

That’s why Pasadena Nursing Center offers an Adult Night Care program for seniors with memory conditions. While you, the caregiver, get the nighttime rest you need, your loved one receives compassionate care in our clean and safe nursing home facility. In the morning, we provide your loved one with a healthy breakfast before their scheduled pick-up.

Adult Night Care can delay the need for full-time nursing home care and ensure the well-being of both you and your loved one. If you’d like to learn more about Adult Night Care, please call us at (626) 798-0558.

Convalescent Home

What is a Convalescent Home?

When a loved one undergoes a major surgery or becomes ill or injured, sometimes they need extra help with their recovery. A convalescent home is designed to provide that type of care. A stay in a convalescent home is temporary and focused on rehabilitating patients back to independent living.

In addition to skilled nursing, convalescent care typically involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech or mental health therapies. Pasadena Nursing Center offers all of these services as part of its rehabilitative care program.

The average stay in a convalescent home is about two weeks. Most people will recover enough to return home with full independence or with the assistance of a home health aide. A few patients will need to enter a nursing home.

What is a Nursing Home?

A nursing home is an in-resident, long-term skilled nursing facility for patients who require daily medical care. People in need of a nursing home generally have memory issues, mobility issues, or difficulty eating or toileting on their own. A nursing home allows them to receive around-the-clock care and supervision to ensure their wellbeing.

When skilled nursing care is recommended by a physician or is considered a medical necessity, Medicare and Medicaid can help cover the cost. The compassionate staff at Pasadena Nursing Center can discuss your funding options to help your loved one get the best health care possible.

If your loved one needs ongoing living assistance but is not ready for a nursing home, an assisted living facility could be an option.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is designed for elderly residents who wish to maintain their independence for as long as possible. These residents can function independently most of the time but require assistance with activities of daily living. Such activities can include tasks like cooking, housekeeping, dressing, and bathing. Assisted living facilities usually offer apartment-style housing and communities that encourage socializing and active living for the elderly.

Assisted living is not generally considered skilled nursing care and may not be covered by certain types of insurance. However, it can allow an elderly loved one to maintain their dignity and remain active within their community for many years.

For patients not yet ready for long-term care, Pasadena Nursing Center also offers short-term options like Adult Day Care and Respite Care. Feel free to contact us at (626) 798-0558 to learn more.

Adult Day Care

A Caring Daytime Community

Community connections are important, especially for adults experiencing memory-related conditions. Our Adult Day Care program gives elderly adults a place to socialize, have fun, and receive compassionate care while their caregivers work, rest, or run errands.

By providing stimulating activities and social interaction, Adult Day Care can delay a senior’s need for a nursing home. It also reduces caregiver stress and fosters companionship among elderly adults who might otherwise feel isolated at home. Seniors who participate in Adult Day Care experience better cognitive function, improved mood, and a greater sense of independence and wellbeing.

Seniors who attend our Adult Day Care program receive all of the compassionate care you would expect from our amazing staff at Pasadena Nursing Center. If you’re looking for a short-term elderly care option that could greatly benefit your family, contact us about Adult Day Care.


  • A cost-effective alternative to a nursing home or in-home care
  • Companionship for seniors
  • A safe, comfortable environment with skilled nurses
  • Greater wellbeing for both seniors and caregivers

What People Are Saying

Pasadena Nursing Center was the right choice for my mother when she had a stroke. Someone had to be with her. I will be referring my friends to this facility. An amazing environment with lots of love and attention to all of our tenants. The staff at Pasadena Nursing Center were very delicate and warm to her as well as the other patients. Pasadena Nursing Center showed determination to get my mom back to herself and even better.Pasadena Nursing Center had many activites, took them on walks in the park, went on many trips, and gave my mom a great home for many years. I'm glad I made the decision in choosing PNC. Thanks for all your help during these past years. You Guys Rock! Much Love and Appreciation!

Jamie Lopez

I have some many happy memories of Pasadena Nursing Center and my father. I would always see him smiling and laughing with his friends. I was very pleased to see how they had physicians and physical therapists on site to provide them with the loving care they show everyday. The staff at Pasadena Nursing Center really went above and beyond to get my father healthy, happy, and most of all enjoying the last years of his life. I was always welcomed warmly and felt like he was well taken care of. I completely trust and show my affection to all the nurses, doctors, and management here at Pasadena Nursing Center. This a Class A Establishment. Thank You for all the Great Times and hopefully will come by soon.

Gladys Smith

I can only say good things about Pasadena Nursing Center. The facility was very clean, warm, loving, grace, and always were entertaining the patients at the facility. When my mom had to move out of the house, she was scared. After her first week she got comfortable and enjoyed the rest of her days at the facility. I was very lucky to hear about Pasadena Nursing Center and would only recommend my family members there. They took care of all of my mothers needs, took them on vacation, trips, to the malls, zoos, and other excitting places. The staff always had something planned everyday and not one day goes by that my mother was bored or lacking of. I Thank You on the Bottom of My Heart for Taking Great Care of Her!

CJ Williams
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