Anberry Transitional Care
1000 West Yosemite Avenue, Merced CA 95341 · (209) 783-9200 · 50.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Anberry Transitional Care is an average-sized facility located in Merced, California. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires above average marks in most areas. In fact, we thought highly enough of this facility to rate it ahead of most of the facilities in Merced. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds
For profit - Partnership
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received a superb short-term care grade. We gave them a dominant grade of A- in this area. Our short-term care scores are presumably most meaningful for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides its residents with at least 50% more physical therapist hours per week than the average facility. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in California in this area with 66.5 percent of its patients returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area with a grade of B. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We weren't able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we looked at is nursing. This nursing home was given a better than average nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Although this isn't nearly as elite as several of its other scores, this is nevertheless a decent score in that category. We looked at the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provides an impressive 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is among the higher totals in California. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality measures, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this metric.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anberry Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better