April 1, 2017 by Caitlin McAvoy & Ketan Shah
The Herman Health Care Center is a unique family-owned rehabilitation and long-term care facility that has been serving the San Jose area since 1944.
It started as a 17-bed skilled nursing facility and currently boasts 99 beds in three residential wings on the 2.5 acre property.
Herman Health Care Center provides many different services for their clients depending on their needs. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Services and a beauty shop are provided on-site and 24-hour care is provided by RNs and LVNs. Clients have access to other healthcare professionals like podiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and dental professionals.
This care facility stands out because of the open feeling of the beautiful facility grounds and the easy access for clients to enjoy the outdoors. When the weather is nice, doors and windows are open to provide natural light and fresh air for residents. Navi Orosco, the current Director of Business Development, showed off the recent plantings by the clients in their raised garden beds and mentioned that as the weather warms up more facility events will be hosted outside like movie nights, ceramics class and music in the court yard.
The staff focuses on building patient relationships and providing community connections as a vital part of high quality patient care. Located next to Presentation Catholic High School, Herman Health Care Center has an ongoing volunteer program with students participating in activity planning and events with the clients, fostering community between generations. The facility also offers local outing programs for residents to spend leisure time shopping or going to a movie in their surrounding community.
One client that Navi remembers from her time at the facility is a gentleman whose medical issues and behaviors became too difficult for his sister to continue caring for him in her home. At Herman Health Care Center, he received an individualized plan for rehabilitation and behavioral services and participated in facility events like gardening. With patience and care, his behaviors stabilized and he was discharged to return home and eventually found work as a local gardener. Giving people the support they need to return to the community as happy, productive members is what inspires Navi to continue working with this population.
Herman Health Care Center is contracted with a number of HMO programs like Medi-Care, BlueCross, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and Health Net.
Director of Business Development
Herman Health Care Center
2295 Plummer Ace
San Jose, Ca 95125
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