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Casa Colina at Apple Valley

Dignified long-term care for individuals with brain injuries

Recently expanded to 54 beds, Casa Colina at Apple Valley is a residential care facility for men and women with traumatic or acquired brain injuries (TBI or ABI). We seek to guide clients toward greater independence and fulfillment by addressing the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs they face after their injury, in a manner that recognizes their dignity, diversity, and individuality. Our clients are typically healthy, with a desire to develop personal living skills and be active participants in their community.

Casa Colina at Apple Valley offers respite, intermediate, and long-term care for clients with a broad range of functional abilities. Our structured living program includes individuals who require maximum supervision and living assistance; those with mild behavioral challenges who may eventually develop the skills to interact independently within the community; and individuals capable of minimally assisted independent activity, such as driving to and from work or college.

At Casa Colina at Apple Valley, our overarching goal is to help your client or loved one develop skills of daily living, establish healthy routines, and enjoy a productive, rewarding life.

Around the Grounds

Opened in 2001, our fully licensed non-ambulatory campus features beautiful Early California/mission-style architecture on a four-acre property accented with lush desert flora. Its vividly decorated, light-filled interiors offer a peaceful, attractive place to call home. Well-appointed private and semi-private bedrooms provide the comfort and quiet needed to relax, while spacious communal living spaces—including a large kitchen and dining area—let residents interact socially and build daily living skills.


  • Well-appointed private and semi-private rooms with call lights
  • Early California/mission-style décor and architecture
  • Specially designed recreation and exercise room
  • Full-service kitchen and spacious communal dining area
  • Handicap-accessible facility
  • Four acres of fully fenced, tree-lined campus nestled within an urban setting
  • Close proximity to medical centers, hospitals, shopping, restaurants, movies, and other amenities
  • Facility-sponsored transportation for all local activities

Opened in September 2019

Casa Colina at Apple Valley is now offering 12 new private bedrooms for a total of 54 beds. The six new apartments feature two private bedrooms, each with a dedicated bathroom, as well as a shared kitchen and living and dining room. The expansion includes a new outdoor recreation area and dining hall, all built in Casa Colina’s trademark mission-style architecture.

Community Focus

Our community-focused approach encourages social interaction and engagement through an exciting array of activities. Residents have the opportunity to participate in behavioral and educational programming, wellness clinics overseen by a licensed physical therapist, and regular excursions into the surrounding community. When appropriate, residents may also pursue general and adaptive coursework at Victor Valley Community College and participate in the Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program.

Recreational Activities:

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Close proximity to licensed day and vocational programs/services
  • Close proximity to adult continuing education programs/campus
  • Community outings to local restaurants, movie theaters, stores, malls, libraries, and parks
  • Community-sponsored activities and church services
  • Trips to the mountains, sporting events, and theme parks
  • Participation in Casa Colina’s landmark Outdoor Adventures program
  • General and adaptive education at Victor Valley Community College
  • Optional participation in local self-help groups, including AA meetings if appropriate

Functional Activities:

  • Activities of daily living (grooming, hygiene, clothing selection, etc.)
  • Meal preparation assistance (for individuals who choose to make their own meals)
  • Pro-social interaction and skill building
  • Community spending and money management
  • Supervised community integration
  • Medication and behavior assistance

Professionally Staffed

Rest assured that your client or loved one is in caring, capable hands 24 hours a day. All programming at Casa Colina’s Apple Valley facility is conducted under the supervision of a board-certified medical director and is fully supported by a professional staff that includes:

  • Administration
  • Nurses
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Case manager
  • Dietician
  • Certified medical and nursing assistants
  • Activity coordinators
  • Residential aides trained in crisis prevention intervention

And of course residents have access to Casa Colina’s complete continuum of medical and rehabilitative care that has served our community for more than 80 years.


This referral-based program accepts payment through workers’ compensation, regional centers, medical/long-term insurers, Department of Behavioral Health, Department of Mental Health, and private pay.

Licensed by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division #366405765.

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare is pleased to contract with various Regional Centers for some services. The Department of Developmental Services is committed to providing mechanisms for the resolution of problems and complaints when they arise. The Consumer Rights Complaint Process is a mechanism to be used when an individual consumer, or any representative acting on behalf of a consumer, believes that any right has been wrongly or unfairly denied by a regional center, developmental center, or a service provider. Consumers have the right to pursue appeals via the Department of Developmental Services appeals page or by phone at 916/654-1987.

For more information on our long-term residential services, please call 760/247-7711 or contact us now.

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