Antelope Valley Care Center is one of five nursing homes in Lancaster, California. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. This actually is the highest rated facility in Lancaster. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Antelope Valley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- 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
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent nursing rating. We gave them an A- in this area. We weighed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses were with patients, in determining our score in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B. In computing these short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home received a decent score in inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Antelope Valley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 4.64% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 95.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Lancaster, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of C
Looking for more options? Lancaster, California has 4 other nursing homes
- Antelope Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.24 miles away1600 W Ave J Lancaster California 93534Government - Hospital District or Authority(661) 949-5000
- Palmdale Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.45 miles away38600 Medical Center Drive Palmdale California 93552Proprietary(661) 382-5000
- Davita-Antelope Valley Dialysis0.38 miles away1759 W. Avenue J, Suite 102 Lancaster California 93534CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (661) 942-6400
- Antelope Valley Kidney Institute0.79 miles away43932 15th Street, Suite 103 Lancaster California 93534CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (661) 945-7755
- Fmc-Antelope Valley1.01 miles away44950 Valley Central Way, Suite 108 Lancaster California 93536CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (661) 729-5680
- High Desert Hemodialysis7.29 miles away1007 W. Avenue M-14, Suite B Palmdale California 93551Dialysis Stations: 10 (661) 265-7810
- Davita Palms Valley Dialysis7.48 miles away38454 5th Street West Palmdale California 93551Dialysis Stations: 34 (661) 267-9910
- Davita-Palmdale Regional Dialysis8.51 miles away1643 E. Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale California 93550CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (661) 540-0925
- East Palmdale Dialysis Center9.01 miles away2710 E. Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale California 93550Dialysis Stations: 20 (661) 456-1500