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Located within walking distance of Laguna Woods, Palm Terrace works directly with patients who need more time to recover after undergoing surgery or other hospital treatments. Recovery and rehabilitation are Palm Terrace’s priorities as they strive to help their patients readjust to their everyday lives.

Post Acute Care in Skilled Nursing

Post acute care helps patients who need an extended period of recovery. After getting their proper acute care treatments in hospitals, patients can move to Palm Terrace’s skilled nursing facilities and get the therapy they need. The staff at these facilities are able to help patients with all their needs for about two to three weeks after leaving the hospital.

Selecting a Care Facility

Discharge worker at the hospital work with patients or family members to determine the best post-acute care facility for the patient. Once the insurance is checked, Palm Terrace notifies patients that they are able to be admitted.

Tailor-Made Care

Physicians from HOAG Hospital coordinate with Palm Terrace’s caregivers to make sure that their patients are getting the help they need. Palm Terrace helps patients recover from knee surgery, hip surgery, and infections, among other conditions.

To contact Palm Terrace, call (949) 587-9000 or visit


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