Welcome to the Adult Care Program of San Mateo Convalescent Hospital:
you and your loved one to our home. We know you have many questions
of which we will do our best to provide you with answers.
We are a private, family-run 34 bed facility that has provided quality
care for the community since 1961. At San Mateo Convalescent we are
concerned for the total person, being ever mindful of the physical,
emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our residents. We all share
a philosophy of striving for excellence. We exist to assist individuals
in successful aging through love, compassion and activities that enhance
We offer Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living Care Level Rates, and 24/7 Hourly and Respite Care. This continuum of care
makes it possible for residents to remain in familiar surroundings
as their needs change, thus allowing them to comfortably age in place.
It also provides residents with consistent medical care and support
from skilled professionals who know them well. This feature, along
with an average 4.2 staffing ratio that far exceeds the 3.2 mandated
by the state, provides peace of mind for our residents and their family
High nurse-to-resident ratio:
Our superior services are predicated on three basic
reasons: more staff, higher pay, and longer length of employment. The
average employee has worked at San Mateo Convalescent Hospital for
over 10 years. The total number of service years at our 2005 staff
recognition event was 404. This is an extraordinary statistic for an
industry notorious for its high staff turnover (less than 2 years of
service) and job dissatisfaction.
Our staff is experienced, caring and unique. We take pride
in the deep sensitivity they so openly share. Their care provides you
with the warm and compassionate environment you want, along with safety
and 24 hour professional, responsive staffing that your resident deserves.
Ongoing education and the latest training techniques are offered weekly.
The average employee has worked at San Mateo Convalescent
for over 10 years. The total number of service years at our 2005 staff
recognition event was 404 years. This is an extraordinary statistic
for an industry notorious for its high staff turnover (less than 2
years of service) and job dissatisfaction. Our experience indicates
that our consumers want premium care for their loved ones and have
repeated told us they we have exceeded their expectations with excellent
Skilled Nursing Administrator: Patricia Barnes
Director of Nursing: Donna Clark R.N.
Admissions & Social Service: Michael Devine
RCFE Administrator & Office Manager: Kimberly Klaiber
Officially 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Un-officially, pretty much
open, you may stop in on your way to work in the morning for a quick
hello or even to help feed your loved one breakfast. If your family
member is very ill, you may come and go as you wish. It is encouraged
that you be with them as much and as long as possible. Doors are locked
from 8 pm to 6 am. We will work with you on any visiting arrangements.
You are welcome to use
the Pharmacy of your choice; however, there are a few “rules” which
must be adhered to regarding medications. Our Pharmacy would be glad
to provide the medications for you. The Charge Nurse will be happy
to go over all of this with you at your convenience.
Medication Coordination and
Management for Assisted Living and Adult Care Program:
Our licensed nursing staff
will order, manage and administer medication, depending on the needs
of each individual, using approved pharmacies. The Adult Care participants
may bring in bubble packed medications that match their current medical
following the state regulations and will be dispensed as directed.
We want to keep you informed of your loved ones condition.
We will notify you of any change in condition, social concerns and
new doctors orders unless otherwise specified.
You can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from living
in an environment carefully planned for your convenience and well being.
♥ Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
♥ All rooms and common areas are equipped with smoke detectors
and an automatic fire sprinkler system
♥ Emergency call system in every bedroom and bathroom
♥ Individualized Fall Prevention Programs
♥ High level security system to keep wandering residents
♥ Secure Care system for individual monitoring
Our staff thanks you!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any
further questions. We will be happy to assist you.