Welcome to Kern River Transitional Care


We are a mission-driven team, dedicated to delivering the highest quality of nursing and rehabilitative care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Mission: In everything we do, we believe in creating a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

Our Vision: We are the Greatest Post-Acute Care Provider The World Has Ever Known.

Why is our Sub-Acute so important to Bakersfield?


Families are forced to move their loved ones out of town, due to illness and treatments, skilled nursing facilities are not equipped to manage. Sub-Acute Units provide a specialized level of care to medically fragile patients. These patients do not need acute care; but are to ill to be cared for by most skilled facilities.

Frequently, these individuals are ventilator dependent, have trach’s or require around the clock respiratory treatments. Also, recent stroke (CVA) patients that require maximum assistants and may be too low functioning for Acute Rehab.

One of the most exciting details of our facilities is the residents of Bakersfield will no longer have to travel out of town to seek this type of treatment! We will be able to care for them in our Sub-Acute Unit and graduate them  to our Skilled Nursing as they become stronger. Our new and state of the art gym offers Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, which will be the transitional catalyst our community deserves.

Our welcoming staff are here to answer any questions you may have. We also provide a gallery of image for you to take a look at.

A brand new facility to take care of you and your loved ones.

Our skilled nursing team creates a targeted and individualized plan that has a lasting, positive impact on your health through our compassion and excellent services.

114 Skilled Nursing beds and 26 Sub-Acute specialty care beds.

Serving the Bakersfield, CA area, we provide a number of skilled nursing services including Physical, Occupational, IV, Speech and Respiratory therapies.

Our new and state of the art gym offers Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy.

At Kern River Transitional Care, we believe in creating a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Sending a greeting to a resident is a great way to show them support and love while in recovery.

Planned menus that are flexible to meet your dietary requirements.

Personalized care plans

Our medical team creates a targeted recovery plan for each individual.

Pets welcome

Furry friends are welcome to visit. Please check with the front desk to confirm details.

Flexible menus

Our kitchen staff provide a selection of meals to fit within your dietary restrictions

Travel to appointments

Transportation is available upon request.

Private space available

Event rooms can be reserved for everything from a family dinner to a Super Bowl party.

Prescriptions provided

Approved medication is provided by staff.

Finding us is easy


Exit highway 99 onto Olive drive and we’re located 1 block west on Knudsen Dr. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact us today