Admissions Information

If you’re coming to our highly rated Medicare-certified short-term rehabilitation center following an acute hospital stay, Medicare will typically cover your transitional care. During the admissions process, we’ll work with you to answer all of your coverage questions.


What to Bring to Rosewood

During your short-term post-acute rehabilitation stay at Rosewood, you’ll be up, dressed and active—so pack clothing that is comfortable and easy to get on and off.

Also, feel free to bring a computer for use with our free Wi-Fi, books you’re reading and one or two outfits you might want to wear for socializing or lounging in.


What is post-acute care?

Short-term rehabilitation—or post-acute, transitional care—helps patients regain strength and relieve pain while recovering from a health event, such as a hospital stay for an illness, injury or surgery.  Available as inpatient or outpatient services, the goal of short-term rehabilitation is to help you get back to your routine quickly.

How will I get from the hospital to Rosewood?

Transportation will be arranged for you. Rosewood will be informed of your anticipated arrival time, and your family and/or emergency contact will be notified by your hospital case manager/discharge planner.

What will happen once I arrive at Rosewood?

Our team will be waiting for you to arrive, and we will get you settled in your room as we get to know you while completing the admission process. Please ask any questions you might have along the way.

When do I start my post-acute rehabilitation therapy?

Our therapy services are available seven days a week, and you’ll typically begin rehabilitation from day one with an evaluation. After your evaluation, we’ll create a customized care plan focused on your individual rehabilitation goals.

How long will I be at Rosewood short-term rehabilitation center?

Your length of stay at Rosewood will vary, depending on your own personal rehabilitation goals. You will receive a tentative discharge date when you arrive, and we’ll adjust that date as needed throughout your rehabilitation stay. 

What do I do if my doctor can’t come to Rosewood?

In some cases, your physician might not be able to check in on you during your short-term post-acute rehabilitation stay. In these instances, we have expert physicians who will be able to work with you. After your discharge from Rosewood, you will need to follow up with your primary care doctor.

Where will I eat my meals?

We have multiple dining options at Rosewood. You are welcome to eat socially in our dining room, grab something from our bistro cafe, dine with friends and family or have a meal delivered to your room.

What activities can I participate in during my short-term rehabilitation stay?

In addition to your regular therapy program, you are also welcome to enjoy the endless opportunities and activities available to the Rosewood community.

What if I need extra help or care when I get home?

Our social worker can answer any questions you have and help you access community resources and services.

Are outpatient therapy options available?

Yes, we opened a new state-of-the-art Therapy Pavilion in 2021. With this expanded capacity we now offer rehabilitation therapy services on an outpatient basis.

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.