Santa Cruz Post Acute is a 135-bed short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in the heart of Santa Cruz, California. We have a 4-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

As a team, our staff is committed to creating an unparalleled rehabilitation experience to help you return home with the highest level of independence possible. Allow us the opportunity to serve you today!

We're also proud to announce that we are ranked among the best facilities in the nation for short-term rehabilitation.
Congratulations to all of our team!

Our Services

We have built an excellent reputation for our compassionate, caring and friendly staff and their dedication to provide you with exceptional care every day.

We are a Skilled Nursing and Post Acute Care Facility that specializes in Orthopedic Rehab, IV Therapy, Wound, and Pain Management.


Our Nursing Staff is attentive and passionate about taking care of your loved one in a safe, comforting environment.

Pain Management

We help our patients to be as comfortable as possible to participate in and benefit from therapy.


Our Registered Dietitian and Kitchen staff offer a choice of healthy, nutritious and tasty meals that work with each patient’s dietary restrictions/ requirements.

IV Therapy

Our Registered Nurses are available 24/7 to administer IV Therapy.

As well as Skilled Nursing, we also provides Pain Management, Orthopedic Rehab, IV Therapy and Wound Management services.

Orthopedic Care

Allow our experienced rehabilitation team to develop a custom orthopedic therapy plan for you so you can begin to restore your range of motion and mobility.

Wound Management

Our visiting physician and certified Treatment Nurse care for wounds gently and respectfully, developing a custom treatment plan fit for each individual in their unique stage and promote wound healing and prevent a recurrence.

Our Guest Experiences

We have a unique offering of amenities that helps us offer an unparalleled rehabilitative experience.

Upgraded Amenities

Amenities at Santa Cruz Post Acute

Amenities at Other Skilled Nursing Homes

Large Comprehensive Therapy Gym

Our newly remodeled gym features state-of-the-art equipment, wrap-around therapy mirrors, and a full kitchen. We even have an outdoor putting green.

PDi Tablet/TV Entertainment Experience

PDi healthcare-grade technology empowers patients as they enjoy a comprehensive entertainment experience at their fingertips. The Tablet TVs are designed around patient safety, infection control, comfort, and ease of use. Patients have access to TV, Internet, Video Conferencing, games, sound therapy, and much more.

Private and Semi-Private Suites

Come relax and recover during your skilled stay in our private and semi-private suites. We have even secured nice recliner chairs for you and your guests.

Healing Gardens & Aviary

Our large, expansive patios and healing gardens uniquely aid in improving health outcomes. These gathering spaces include therapeutic gardens, fountains, outdoor string lights, and a parakeet aviary. We hope these gardens can be a place of refuge and peace to promote healing in patients and families.

Woody Transport Van

If you require medical transportation, why not do it in style? We designed our custom “Woody” Wheelchair Van to bring some Santa Cruz spirit to each of your appointments. Meet our wonderful van driver, Sabrina – she’s as lovely as they come.

Cleaner Air with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization

We’ve installed a proven HVAC system to help clean the air in our facility. Inspired by naturally occurring ions in nature, our use of the patented needlepoint bipolar ionization technology uses the HVAC as a delivery system to release ions into the airstream. These ions are proven to reduce certain viruses and bacteria in the airr (see Third-Party Studies).

Welcoming and Warm Community Areas

Our remodeled facility offers many private settings to visit with loved ones in a beautiful environment. Water features and natural light run throughout the facility, along with beautiful beachy furniture for gathering spaces.

Self-Playing Piano and Art Exhibit

As you walk the hallways, you will see vibrant photos and artwork highlighting all Santa Cruz County offers. Custom artwork pieces from local artists are featured. We even have a self-playing piano that offers classical tunes to grammy hits.

General SCPA Amenities

Amenities at Santa Cruz Post Acute

Amenities at Other Skilled Nursing Homes

WIFI and Cable

Both WIFI and cable are provided to each of our patients during their stay.

Insurance Coverage

We'll work with your insurance providers to get you the best care possible.


Activities range from coffee mornings, to holiday events to keep you entertained during your stay.

Religious Activities

When requested, we can provide spiritual care services that provide support and guidance, meeting your religious and spiritual needs.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Our staff are tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis, and practice increased cleanliness and daily wellness checks to keep you and your loved ones safe.


Telephones are offered in our in-patient rooms. We ensure that all patients have access to a phone.

Beauty Salon

We have a licensed hair stylist who visits weekly to offer beauty services.

Have any questions or concerns?

We’ve got a helpful list of frequently asked questions, and if something is missing, please feel free to reach out to us, and a team member will be happy to help you.

COVID-19 Updates

Santa Cruz Post Acute (SCPA) is making every effort to prevent the exposure of COVID-19 to our residents and staff. Our number one priority is the safety of all the individuals who live in our community. We closely follow the directives from CMS, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Santa Cruz Communicable Disease Division. Visitation is allowed – All visitors must check in with the front desk upon arrival for temperature check and further direction for a safe visit. We had a COVID exposure reported on 10/5/22 and have since had a few residents test positive – symptoms have been mild to non-existent and treatments are offered by our physicians. SCPA adheres to CDPH guidance in AFL 22-13.1 for infection control measures. Reception can provide more information upon entering and completing a COVID screening.

If you have any questions, please call us at: (831) 475-4055 or email

COVID-19 Vaccines

All team members without medical or religious exemptions are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Social Distancing

Our staff practice social distancing guidelines wherever possible.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in use

PPE including surgical masks, gloves, gowns and N95 masks are used in line with infection control guidelines.

Clean and disinfecting

We've increase our cleaning and disinfecting schedules helping to keep everyone safe.

In person visits

Keeping you connected to your loved ones is important and our visitation guidelines meet local, state and federal regulations.

Hygiene and handwashing

Our staff follow strict handwashing protocols and encourage our patients to do the same.

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Thank you for your interest in our company. We are always looking for great individuals to join our team.

What are you waiting for?

A career at Santa Cruz Post Acute is more than a job—it’s a daily opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Join our family of compassionate employees today and experience our commitment to caring, and to your career.