My husband has been in three Skilled Nursing Facilities in the last 10 years. The most recent was Pacific Gardens. Our experience was so much better here.  The very first day we were thrilled because he liked the lunch! His room was airy and bright and had a patio. These things are all important but in the 3 months he was there I was most impressed by the people who cared for him.  He was treated with respect and kindness by all the staff, in fact, I too was made to feel welcome and not just tolerated. He was sometimes grumpy but still got smiles and patience. Once we realized he wouldn’t be coming home, he switched to comfort care and he still had visits from his favorite people, John the nurse and Priscilla the CNA.