Santa Maria Care Center creates a comprehensive individualized care plan for each patient- long or short term. The goal is to maximize their potential capabilities. This care plan is reviewed regularly by Nursing, Rehab, Pharmacy, Dietary, Social Service and Activities to discuss current status and progress.

Among the professional skilled nursing services we provide:

• Skilled NursingCare
• Alzheimer/Dementia Care

• Orthopedic Recovery
• Stroke Recovery
• Cardiac Recovery

• Hospice/Comfort Care
• Long-Term Care

Whether you are here short or long term, this is your home and we are your family. We have many ways to help build community and stimulate your senses.

•  Sam and Lindsay keep the big, sun filled activity room busy with many daily happenings including: morning coffee and news, music and entertainment, exercise class, crafts and cards, games, gardening, movies, manicures, pet therapy, bird watching, cooking class and trips down memory lane.

•  Monthly Candlelight Dinners where families are encouraged to attend. Junior and his staff cook up a special dinner and Sam goes all out with the decorations to really create a festive experience!

Several Churches come in to offer services, communion and Bible Study


Staff! We have a very low turnover rate for employees. We always rank high for our staff ratios. We believe this is evidence of a pleasant place to work. Happy employees who are not working short-staffed, whose morale is high and who know each other from years of working together as a team, create a healthy environment for taking good care of Residents and creating a homelike environment.

Besides our full and part time staff, we have a number of highly qualified professionals who service our Residents right in our building. These include:

Our Medical Director: Robert Firestone, MD, sees many of our patients and oversees
6 other MD’s who come in at least every 30 days for patient visits.

Scott, PHD, licensed pharmacist consultant with Pharmercia who reviews all medications every month

Chris, PT, Director of Rehabilitation, provides Physical Therapy Services

Arlene, PTA, provides Physical Therapy Services

Charlene, OT, provides Occupational Therapy Services

Sharon, OTA, provides Occupational Therapy Services

Kylie, SLP, provides Speech, Swallowing, and Cognitive Therapy

Podiatrist services, for all our foot care needs

Melinda Hale, Registered Dietician, who reviews all therapeutic diets and monitors overall nutritional needs of residents.

Dental Group and Vision Care