Admissions and Discharge Information

Laguna Honda is an integral part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s continuum of care, which offers skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living with wrap-around support services to a safety-net population. 

Every one of our residents at Laguna Honda has an active discharge plan. 

All residents are either receiving rehabilitative therapy to improve their functionality and transition to independent living or assisted living, or they are receiving long term care. 

Our long term care residents and their families participate in regular evaluations with an interdisciplinary team of care providers that includes nurses, doctors and social workers in order to determine their eligibility for discharge to lower levels of care. 

Residents who no longer require skilled nursing services are assisted by the Laguna Honda social work team and case managers from the Department of Public Health’s Targeted Case Management program to find accessible and appropriate alternative housing. 

With support and advice from their care team, residents may choose to move to board and care homes, assisted living facilities, or accessible apartments that have support services on-site or provided by community-based organizations in collaboration with the city.

Laguna Honda residents and applicants for admission may also receive housing under the Diversion and Community Integration Program (DCIP), a joint project of the Department of Public Health and the Department of Aging and Adult Services.  Under the program, potential residents who may not require the extensive nursing care provided at Laguna Honda, are diverted to accessible housing subsidized by the city.