Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital is located in the large metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California with a total of 2,378,448 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+, which is a very respectable grade. In fact, it turned out to be ranked among the fifteen highest graded facilities in Los Angeles. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Adding yet another impressive category grade, we gave this facility an impressive grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care, which is a weak link for this facility. We gave this nursing home a D in our short-term care category, making this its least impressive category. We'd nevertheless recommend that you look at the bigger picture. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 4.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 95.72% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alden Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Los Angeles, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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