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Casa Dorinda Retirement

(866) 827-4997

300 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Casa Dorinda Retirement is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 52 beds based in Santa Barbara, CA. At last check, the facility had 44 residents indicating that it is 85% occupied which is about average within the state of California. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Casa Dorinda Retirement, was 5 stars. Only 18% of nursing homes have 5 stars in California.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Casa Dorinda Retirement with other senior care providers in California. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/12/2012.
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Description of Casa Dorinda Retirement in Santa Barbara, CA

Number of Beds : 52

Casa Dorinda Retirement, located in Santa Barbara, California provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare. Casa Dorinda Retirement has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Casa Dorinda Retirement has a very good hospital, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 86 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Casa Dorinda Retirement's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. The zipcode (93108) in California, where Casa Dorinda Retirement is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Casa Dorinda Retirement can be found here.

Casa Dorinda Retirement is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Casa Dorinda Retirement is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Casa Dorinda Retirement is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Casa Dorinda Retirement is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Community Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Special Health Conditions
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Demographic Profile for Santa Barbara, CA,93108


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
47.1 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

348% Above
Cost of Food
14% Above
1% Below
10% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
78.5 / 100
Water Quality
43 / 100
Superfund Sites
20 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes