Located in Bakersfield, CA (329 Real Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93309)
Question & Answers
Kingston Healthcare Center is managed by physicians not corporations ensuring you or your love one gets the highest quality care. We provide delicious restaurant-style meals served daily, community pets, activities, socials and more.
Where is Kingston Healthcare Center located?
What type of activities does the facility provide?
Exercise every day in the morning, coffee social with local news (most days we also bake cookies during the activity), cooking class, religious service, outing for shopping & during Kern County Fair, Senior Olympic Games (once a year @ another facility), pet therapy, bingo, monthly birthday parties with lice entertainment, monthly family dinner with a theme (like this month it’s called Under the Sea, so we are having fish & chips), Every Friday movie and popcorn. Music & Memory program, bowling with Wii and monthly tournaments. Women & Men Bible studies, manicure time.
What if I have particular dietary needs?
We do accommodate all dietary needs. Most as ordered by the attending physician and orders from the hospital. But we do not provide halal or kosher. We can make arrangements and families can also bring food in as per the stated order.
Are your nurses trained?
Are rooms shared or private?
Only shared rooms. (2 beds & 3 beds)
When is it the time to consider a nursing home for your parents?
When family cannot provide the level of care (skilled care) their parents need @ home, or if the residents need therapy (PT,OT, ST). Or when the hospital physician decide that the resident needs to go to a Skilled Nursing Facility.
What's the difference between nursing and assisted living?
The real difference between a nursing home and an assisted living facility is the level of intimate care offered. For example, in a senior assisted living facility, residents have their own small apartments, frequently equipped with kitchenettes, and are responsible for their basic personal hygiene. Although they may eat main meals in a large dining hall with other residents, they may be allowed to fix themselves small snacks and meals. They require little to no assistance with toileting and hygiene. In a senior nursing home, residents frequently live in smaller quarters and have more involved assistance from staff. They have help with day-to-day activities and routines and are less independent than those who reside in a assisted living facility.
Are there social activities?
Yes we do have them as regular activities, and we do holiday parties as well and families also come.
What if there is an emergency?
Depending on the severalty. Disaster Manuals are located on each nurses station and every month we do drills.
What types of therapy do you provide?
We provide 6 days of therapy though we do have therapist 7 days a week – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy. All therapies depends on orders from the attending physician and what residents can tolerate.