Success Stories

Mr. L. was admitted to San Rafael Nursing and Rehab after having a laminectomy procedure on his lower back. After surgery Mr. L. required therapy to increase his balance, strength and independence with activities if daily living so that he would be able to return home safely. Mr. L. attended occupational, physical and speech therapy 5 times a week always eager to work hard and always with a smile on his face. Due to all his hard work Mr. L. was able to reach all his goals and return home within 3 weeks. Mr. L. said that even though he was happy to be going home he would miss the therapy staff and all the fun times he had with them and the nurses that took care of him and their smiles.
-Mr. L.’s Story


Mr. Jesse S.Mr. Jesse S. had a horrible fall at home while living with his wife and daughter.  He had already spent a good amount of time in an inpatient acute rehab hospital.

The wife and daughter of Mr. Jesse felt that he needed more rehab before bringing him home, so the contacted his VA social worker to help them decide on a skilled nursing facility contracted with the VA in Corpus Christi.  His social worker referred him to 3 facilities, and after coming to San Rafael Nursing and Rehab for a tour, Mr. Jesse’s wife and daughter chose our facility to continue his care.

San Rafael continued to work with Mr. Jesse for a few months, helping him gain his strength and sense of independence back.  Before long, Mr. Jesse was able and ready to return home to be with his family again. 

We at San Rafael are very happy that Mr. Jesse and his family chose San Rafael Nursing and Rehab to help him get back on feet!
-Jesse’s Story


Servando has a double below-knee amputation, which caused him to need therapy assistance. Since he has started therapy, his upper body strength and endurance have increased and he is now able to feed himself and able to stand.
– Servando’s Story


Due to a decline in self-care and transfers, Teresa was referred to San Rafael. With the skilled help of the rehab team, Teresea was discharged from therapy at moderate to minimal assistance for her transfers and is helping more with her self-care.
– Teresa’s Story