Rochelle Balaban

Our Philosophy

With more than four decades of experience specializing in the needs of older adults, our short-term rehabilitation services are centered on the whole individual. At Rosewood, everything we do is focused on helping you return to your routine as quickly as possible.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live a life filled with enthusiasm, confidence and security. With this in mind, we create personalized recovery plans based on each person’s unique recovery goals—from the emotional to the physical. 

Our History

As a HumanGood senior living community—and the only nonprofit Life Plan Community (also known as continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Bakersfield—we’ve been providing short-term post-acute rehabilitation services for more than four decades. 

Similarly, HumanGood’s origins go back 70 years, when American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) was founded with the mission of supporting older adults on the journey of aging well. In 2017, ABHOW merged with senior housing provider as HumanGood. Today, HumanGood is one of the nation's largest nonprofit senior living service and housing providers.

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Whether you’re starting or hoping to advance your career, Rosewood has something for you. 

We’re currently looking for exceptional, compassionate and caring individuals to join the growing HumanGood team, with careers available in:

  • Registered nursing.
  • Social work/case management.
  • Resident care/certified nursing assistant (CNA).
  • Recreational therapy.
  • Administration and leadership.
  • Dining and housekeeping.
  • Maintenance.

Rosewood is managed by HumanGood, a trusted nonprofit organization known for its stability, integrity and pioneering leadership in senior living since 1949. We offer competitive pay and outstanding benefits, including a company-matching 401(k).

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"My passion for helping and serving others has been a constant in my life and career. At Rosewood, I strive to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible."

George Bewick, Health Services Administrator

Rosewood in Bakersfield, California, is owned and managed by HumanGood, a nonprofit public benefit corporation serving older adults since 1949. State of California License #150400536, DHS License #120000165, Certificate of Authority #294. Rosewood, 1301 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309, (800) 984-4216.