I am an independent contractor that has been working for families who have a loved one in the nursing care portion of the facility. I specialize in touch therapy for the critically, chronically and terminally ill and have been making such visits with residents there for about 5 years now. I have also been in nearly every other care facility in Bakersfield doing the same work. Rosewood is by far the most attentive, patient/resident conscious facility I have had the pleasure of dealing with. The staff shows a level of attention and care, coupled with getting to know each resident in a wonderfully family like fashion, that gives the patients and family members peace and trust knowing that the facility truly cares. Now, this isn't just the nursing staff. EVERYONE affiliated with the facility has a caring smile, takes that extra moment to really say hello and see that all issues are remedied, from the janitorial crew to the Chaplains. They are constantly upgrading the facility itself so it doesn't fall into disrepair and remain on the cutting edge of the latest rules and regulations to keep all levels of care safe for residents as well as employees. The staff know their clients names, favorite activities, food and drink issues, sleeping and activity regimens, basically the likes and dislikes as though they are their own family and I see the clients reflect such love and calmness back to me that I know they are cared for beyond the standard. Maybe the fact that this is where I would want to be at this stage in my life says it all. I think Rosewood should be the 'Poster Child' to have as a goal for other facilities gauge their standards of care by.