Channel Islands Post Acute is one of seven nursing homes in Santa Barbara, California. It looks like this is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid rating. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Channel Islands Post Acute
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B- in this category. With our short-term care grade, we seek to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was awarded a grade of B- for the category. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 99.479164 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Channel Islands Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 4.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 95.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Channel Islands Post Acute, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Santa Barbara, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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