Welcome to Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center

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rates Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab

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Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center was started by a group of physicians in 1973.  Their mission has not changed since then -- to provide the very best nursing and rehabilitative care to our geriatric population.  These caring physicians have managed our facility from its inception, and we continue to thrive and grow with their support and oversight.  Our Administrator, Vicki Young, works closely with them to have a facility that takes pride in our excellent nursing care.  

Contact our Admissions Coordinator, Diana, to arrange a tour of our facility. If you aren't able to visit, we can send information, or would be happy to talk to you on the telephone.  

Admission's hours are:
Monday through Friday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

(530) 273-1316, extension 232

Although we are one of the longest-existing facilities in town, we are constantly changing and improving and have embraced the concept of resident-centered care.  We want them to live in a beautiful home-like environment with plants, patios, dogs, cats, fish, birds and lots of fun things to do.

Our care ranges from the resident receiving rehabilitation services working toward returning home to the long-term resident who can't live at home any longer and needs our skilled level of care.  Our beautiful secured Alzheimer's Unit offers specialized care and activities to our residents with Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias.

We are proud to have the only Pink Ladies Auxiliary in town, approximately 40 volunteers.  They are dedicated to making life more enjoyable for our residents and offer beauty shop services, church services, and have a ceramics studio complete with kiln.  In addition, they have provided a beautiful whirlpool, home theater, and fireplaces for the residents to enjoy.  There are many other events in which they spend time and effort to make our residents feel special, especially during the holidays.

Golden Empire offers extra services such as our Amenities Program, which is especially great for those families who can't be closer and want that special attention given to their loved one.  In addition, our Tender Touch massage program is available to all our residents.  Managed by a certified massage therapist, Golden Empire is the only skilled nursing facility in the Grass Valley area offering this integrative program, designed to improve the residents' quality of life.  We also have a van, equipped with a wheelchair lift, which is available for a fee to transport residents to appointments.

Our entire staff is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled care while nurturing the social and spiritual well-being of our residents.  We pledge to treat each resident with respect and dignity while enriching their quality of life. 


Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center

121 Dorsey Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone: (530) 273-1316




To Everyone at Golden Empire,

Thank all of you for the love and care you gave to my mother. It was a long road - We were so blessed my family and I, to have been on it with all of you.

God Bless and Keep You,

Joanne Rhey and Family 



Dear Golden Empire Staff,

On behalf of my family I want to thank you for everything you did for my father.  Your entire staff were always so kind and you all took such good care of my dad throughout his stay at Golden Empire. 

He was a wonderful man, and he deserved the best when we were not able to care for him at home anymore.  He received that from you, thank you.  

Thank you also for making his last days comforting and hospice-like.  That was a tender and special time for our family.

Thank you for all the special care you gave my father.

With warm regards,



Dear Golden Empire,

On behalf of the family of the late Viola Richards, I would like to express our thanks for the wonderful care she received while at Golden Empire. 

Everyone was so caring and kind and made sure mother was comfortable and contented as possible.

Thanks to the staff for their caring support over the past year.


Betty Wold and Family