- Activities Onsite
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Aging in Place
- Nurses on Staff
- Podiatrist Available
- Physical Therapy Available
- Occupational Therapy Available
- Speech Therapy Available
- Complimentary Transportation
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Beauty & Barber Services
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
- Wheelchair Accessible Showers
- Hospice Available
- Respite Available
- Resident Parking Available
- Male Residents Accepted
- Female Residents Only
- Doctor on Call
- Nurse on Call
- Dentist Available
When my sister was first admitted to Western Slopes, the dosage for one of her medications had been incorrectly entered into the computer. The dosage was supposed to be 500mg and the staff entered 125mg. A week later after my sister's condition began to deteriorate, I inadvertently became aware of the discrepancy. I mentioned this to one of the nurses, who said they were not able to change the dosage without a physician's authorization. I said that this was an error on their part and by entering the information incorrectly, they had already changed the dosage. I also suggested they contact her original physician to get verification of the correct dosage. They did not do this. I did noticed immediately after that, they changed the dosage to 250mg. My sister had a primary diagnosis of advanced dementia with schizophrenia as a second diagnosis. She was also a very active wanderer. Due to her deterioration, my sister began to refuse her drugs. Soon after, she had a setback and had to be sent to a hospital. I am my sister's medical power of attorney. Upon her return, Western Slopes talked my sister into signing a form for admission into an out of state psychiatric hospital. After the fact.., Western Slopes told me she was "surprisingly" stable and willing enough to make this decision. My sister would not knowingly commit herself to a psychiatric hospital. To me, the place was described as a "locked facility". I found out from the psychiatric hospital, that Western Slopes had misinformed them about receiving her medication. They also didn't tell the staff that my sister's condition was due to misdosing her in the first place. The doctor made recommendations for her medication based on false information. After I made them aware of this, they insisted Western Slopes send documented details about which medications my sister had actually received. I do not recommend Western Slopes to any one who truly cares about their relative. Yes, the staff is very friendly. That is what won me over in the first place. However, friendliness does not make up for incompetence or deceit. One last note.... I returned to Western Slopes to retrieve my sister's possessions. After much searching, we found them in a hall closet. Some of her clothes were damp where they had washed but not dried them. They had been placed in a trash bag along with the rest of her clothes and belongings. Although clearly labeled, some of my sister's clothes were missing, and clearly labeled clothes from other people were in her bag of belongings.
Great care and excellent people
My sister stayed for six weeks after hospital. Excellent people and care. Loved the pt and ot given. Lots of helpful CNAs. Food could have been better. I rate this place highly because of the people and the care given. Very easy to reach either th NP or doctor.
Simply stated. .beyond my expectation...
Simply stated. .beyond my expectations! For the moment, very bright four stars! I feel confident with more contact. . .another shining star would make an entrance.
Western Slope Health Center is nestled in the hills of El Dorado County in the historic city of Placerville near Coloma where gold was discovered in 1848.
Grand Ponderosa pines and fresh clean air are in abundant supply.
What better place to recover from surgery, injury or other serious illness.
Our team of outstanding, dedicated medical professionals will help you feel welcomed and embraced while catering to your individual needs.
With the experience and knowledge of our therapy experts, we know what it takes to get you on your journey back to good health.
We can match the specialties of our therapists with the needs of our guests, allowing our therapists to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan just for you.
At Western Slope Health Center our goal is to make you feel better and return home with the strength and skills you need to function and accomplish daily tasks.
To facilitate this objective we have developed a multi-step program, the only one of its kind in El Dorado County, which utilizes rehabilitation suites. These private and semi-private suites are designed not only to offer a unique rehabilitation therapy experience, but with their realistic living environment will help you regain your highest level of independence.
Our one-of-a-kind suites are complete with kitchenettes, living area and full bathroom. As your strength and endurance increase, the suites allow you to practice everyday living skills such as cooking and cleaning.
When your rehabilitation is complete, our team assesses your living arrangement. We’ll get your home ready with equipment rental and home modifications if necessary and we will take you home in our specially-equipped, courtesy van.