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American River Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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3900 Garfield Avenue,
Carmichael CA 95608

99.29% estimated occupancy 1

American River Center is located in Carmichael, California. This city has a population of 59,418 people. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is very favorable grade. Based on our analysis, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to earning a quality overall score, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our highest grades in that area, with an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received a high-end score of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Most of these criteria are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we graded ended up being this facility's worst area. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of B- for our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.66102 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

American River Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In American River Center, 7.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In American River Center, 3.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which have had a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In American River Center, 1.89% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In American River Center, 6.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In American River Center, 7.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In American River Center, 0.38% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In American River Center, 99.83% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In American River Center, 11.85% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In American River Center, 23.72% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In American River Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In American River Center, 23.72% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In American River Center, 22.54% of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In American River Center, 77.14% of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Carmichael, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Carmichael, California has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Heritage Oaks HospitalPsychiatric 1.66 miles away4250 Auburn Blvd Sacramento California 95841Proprietary(916) 489-3336
  • Mercy San Juan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.53 miles away6501 Coyle Ave Carmichael California 95608Voluntary non-profit - Other(916) 537-5000
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - SacramentoAcute Care Hospitals 3.79 miles away2025 Morse Avenue Sacramento California 95825Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 973-5000
  • Mercy General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.71 miles away4001 J St Sacramento California 95819Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 453-4453
  • Sutter Medical Center, SacramentoAcute Care Hospitals 8.43 miles away2825 Capitol Avenue Sacramento California 95816Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 733-8999
  • University of California Davis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.56 miles away2315 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento California 95817Voluntary non-profit - Other(916) 734-2011
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - RosevilleAcute Care Hospitals 8.98 miles away1600 Eureka Road Roseville California 95661Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 784-4000
  • Mercy Hospital of FolsomAcute Care Hospitals 10.45 miles away1650 Creekside Drive Folsom California 95630Voluntary non-profit - Private(916) 983-7400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Manzanita Dialysis Center1.38 miles away4005 Manzanita Avenue Ste 17 & 18 Carmichael California 95608CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (916) 483-3241
  • Dci Madison Dialysis Clinic1.75 miles away5222 Madison Avenue Sacramento California 95841Dialysis Stations: 12 (916) 338-6644
  • North Highlands Dialysis Center3.81 miles away4612 Roseville Road Suite 100 North Highlands California 95660CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (916) 334-1368
  • Dci Rancho Dialysis Clinic4.62 miles away10294 Rockingham Drive Sacramento California 95827Dialysis Stations: 16 (916) 857-1819
  • Sunset Dialysis Center4.74 miles away3071 Gold Canal Drive Rancho Cordova California 95670CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (916) 638-8429
  • Antelope Dialysis Center4.9 miles away6406 Tupelo Drive Ste-A Citrus Heights California 95621CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (916) 721-1800
  • University Dialysis Center6.15 miles away333 University Avenue Suite 100 Sacramento California 95825CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (916) 920-0877
  • North Sacramento Dialysis Center7.15 miles away251 Lathrop Way Suite A Sacramento California 95815CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (916) 922-4721