Antelope Valley Care Center is one of just two nursing homes in Lancaster, California. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. This wasn't the worse nursing home we looked at, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. The best thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Antelope Valley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Antelope Valley Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade is not a highlight, it received a slightly more favorable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B- for this category, which is not bad. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B-. We looked at the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in determining our score in this category. This place averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Finally, nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we graded was short-term care, where this facility received a B- in this category. Our short-term care ratings are critical for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this category. With our long-term care grade, we assess the sheer quantity of care provided by a facility, as well as a handful of qualitative data points. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 99.73475 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 5.83% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 95.65% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Antelope Valley Care Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- 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