Buena Vista Care Center

Buena Vista Care Center

Choosing Buena Vista Care Center, located in Santa Barbara, California is a positive step for you and your family. We understand you have many choices when choosing a nursing home or rehabilitation program. Before you make your decision, we ask that you tour our skilled nursing facility, meet our warm and caring staff, and experience for yourself our commitment to quality care.

We have the only Transitional Rehabilitation Room, which is an apartment like suite designed to help our residents practice the independent living skills they will need prior to returning home. We also offer a caring team approach to Alzheimers care, post-acute care, long term care, stroke recovery and assisted living. In addition we have state-of-the-art medical equipment, and progressive treatment programs enabling our residents to reach their full potential. This includes utilizing the Nintendo Wii system to help rehabilitate by focusing on balance, coordination, and cognitive function. And, our unique “Homeward Bound Programs” are the pathway home or to a lower level of care, and are individually tailored to meet our residents’ needs.

To fulfill our mission, each staff member is highly trained and understands our motto “We are Family, Serving Families”. When you join our Covenant Care family, you can be confident we will care for you with the same compassion, respect, and professional excellence we would care for our own family.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

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    Programs & Services

    A Culture of Compassion, an Inspiration in Care.

    Located off the beaten path in the heart of a residential neighborhood, our place in the healthcare continuum is well established. We invite you to get to know us a little better.

    Activities & Amenities

    Family members and friends are encouraged to attend with their loved ones.

    Ratings & Awards

    Quality is the Heartbeat of Care.

    Our Awards:

    2018 – Buena Vista – Clinical Excellence

    2017 – Clinical Excellence, Operational Excellence, CEO Designation- Kirk Klotthor

    2016 – Covenant Care “Clinical Excellence” Award

    2010 AHCA/NCAL Bronze Achievement in Quality Award Winner

    Buena Vista Care Center has been recognized as a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
    We have received numerous awards, including the operational excellence award, clinical excellence award, and Covenant Care Rehabilitation Excellence Award.



    At Buena Vista Care Center every staff member’s contribution is equally important in meeting our resident’s needs and providing a pleasant, comfortable and safe atmosphere.

    Our team receives continual training to improve their professional skills. They understand the importance of a kind word and the healing power of a smile. Our team is special – each one a professional, knowledgeable in his or her field, compassionate, kind and respectful.

    We are proud of the longevity and experience our staff has shared at Buena Vista, a nursing home in Santa Barbara, CA.


    We anticipate our families to have many questions and we do understand.

    Download or View our California Resident Handbook

    Contact Us

    Send us an email today and one of our team members will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

    160 S. Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    Phone: (805) 964-4871
    Fax: (805) 683-3938

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      Buena Vista Care Center
      160 South Patterson Ave.
      Santa Barbara CA 93111
      United States
      Phone: (805) 964-4871
      Fax: (855) 226-6916