We are a skilled nursing home focused on the safety, wellness, and healing of our patients

We are a skilled nursing home focused on the safety, wellness, and healing of our patients

“What an amazing experience was to stay at University Care Center. I was treated like family & love all the staff, nurses & physical therapy.”


“I was there after heart surgery. The entire staff is wonderful. The nurses are caring and would do anything for you. Fortunate I went there.”


“Look no further if you want an excellent physical therapy team and a caring nursing team. Highly recommended.”

Take a virtual tour

Selecting a skilled nursing facility can be challenging but—as they say—pictures can be worth a thousand words. We invite you to get to know us a little better by taking a virtual photo tour.

Take a virtual tour

Selecting a skilled nursing facility can be challenging but—as they say—pictures can be worth a thousand words. We invite you to get to know us a little better by taking a virtual photo tour or watching our overview video.

We are a 5-Star-Rated Medicare Facility

Our patients take comfort in knowing that we are rated 5 Stars by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). Nursing homes are rated from 1-5 stars based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. According to CMS, a rating of five stars means that quality is “much above average.”

We are a 5-Star-Rated Medicare Facility

Our patients take comfort in knowing that we are rated 5 Stars by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). Nursing homes are rated from 1-5 stars based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. According to CMS, a rating of five stars means that quality is “much above average.”

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Convenient Location

Conveniently located a few miles from several award-winning hospitals and with easy access to major freeways.

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24/7 Nursing Care

At University Care Center, we believe in patient-centered care. That’s why we ensure licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Expansive Rehab Gym

Your successful recovery and quick return home begins in our expansive, state-of-the-art rehab gym under the guidance of licensed experts.

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Spacious Courtyards & Common Areas

Patients and family enjoy visiting and resting in our beautiful courtyards and lobby.

Send a Greeting!

Greeting cards and emails are a simple and thoughtful way to let your loved one know you are thinking of them. Choose from our growing collection of postcard designs or send an email and we will hand-deliver it to the patient of your choice.

Send a Greeting!

Greeting cards and emails are a simple and thoughtful way to let your loved one know you are thinking of them. Choose from our growing collection of postcard designs or send an email and we will hand-deliver it to the patient of your choice.

 

Safety is our top priority

To protect our patients and team members, we’re taking extra steps as prescribed by our in-house infection preventionist and in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.  And, to keep you connected with your loved ones, we’ve introduced new ways to visit.

 

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Team members and patients are enrolled in the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination program and were among the first to be vaccinated in the state.
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In-Person Visitation

Our in-person visitation guidelines are designed to meet local, state, and federal regulations while helping you stay connected to your loved ones.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE such as N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, and gowns are used as prescribed by infection control guidelines.
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Daily Wellness Checks

Team members are screened daily for respiratory symptoms and fever.
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Handwashing and Hygiene

Team members must follow stringent handwashing and hygiene protocols.
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Social Distancing

Team members practice social distancing guidelines whenever possible.
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COVID-19 Testing

Team members and patients are tested in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
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Cleaning & Disinfecting

We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the facility.

Awards and recognition

US News award 2020 best nursing home

U.S. News Best Nursing Home

2020-2021 Winner

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Patient Satisfaction Award

2020 Winner

Get in touch

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Front Desk Phone

(619) 583-1993


Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
Weekends: 9 am – 6:30 pm

24/7 Admission Support
Tel: (619) 583-1993
Fax: (619) 583-1365

Street Address
5602 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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