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American River Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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American River Center's website

3900 Garfield Avenue,
Carmichael CA 95608

(916) 481-6455

101.21% estimated occupancy 1

American River Center is located in Carmichael, California. This city has a population of 59,418 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this facility. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in our short-term care category, where it earned an impressive grade of A. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our final area, we awarded this facility a D for our long-term care category. This is the facility's worst category score. However, we would not dwell on a single bad score. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

American River Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In American River Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In American River Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In American River Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In American River Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In American River Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In American River Center, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In American River Center, 95.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In American River Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In American River Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In American River Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In American River Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In American River Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In American River Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.

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 C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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

Nearby Hospitals

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  • 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