Alderson Convalescent Hospital is one of only three nursing homes in Woodland, California. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Woodland, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to do better We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Alderson Convalescent Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Alderson Convalescent Hospital has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we gave it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This score is more respectable than the place's overall score. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B-. There are a variety of subcategories within this area. Many of these subcategories reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in that area. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alderson Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 4.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 95.44% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alderson Convalescent Hospital, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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