Apple Valley Post Acute Center is the lone nursing home we found in Apple Valley, California. This is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this facility. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Apple Valley Post Acute Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a solid overall score, this nursing home also received strong health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in this area, with a B+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this nursing home is that it received a favorable short-term care score. In fact, this proved to be its second best category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. In our short-term care category, we strive to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Does this page answer your questions about Apple Valley Post Acute Center?
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing score is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility was awarded a B- for long-term care, which is generally a respectable score. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Apple Valley Post Acute Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Apple Valley Post Acute Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- Desert Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.13 miles away16850 Bear Valley Rd Victorville California 92395Proprietary(760) 241-8000
- Victor Valley Global Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.14 miles away15248 11th St Victorville California 92392Voluntary non-profit - Private(760) 245-8691
- St Mary Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.31 miles away18300 Highway 18 Apple Valley California 92307Voluntary non-profit - Private(760) 242-2311
- Mountains Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.71 miles away29101 Hospital Road Lake Arrowhead California 92352Government - Hospital District or Authority(909) 336-3651
- Desert Cities Dialysis2.84 miles away12675 Hesperia Road Victorville California 92392CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (760) 241-8063
- Us Renal Care Victorville Home Dialysis2.87 miles away12611 Hesperia Rd. Suite B Victorville California 92395Dialysis Stations: 2 (760) 843-6752
- Davita-Mojave Sage Dialysis3.9 miles away17207 Jasmine Street, Suite 1 Victorville California 92395CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (760) 241-8167
- Davita-Victor Valley Dialysis5.44 miles away16049 Kamana Road Apple Valley California 92307CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (760) 242-8311
- Davita-Vista Del Sol Dialysis6.38 miles away15002 Amargosa Road Victorville California 92394Dialysis Stations: 25 (442) 255-4023
- Davita-Hesperia Dialysis Center6.95 miles away14135 Main Street, Suite 501 Hesperia California 92345CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 947-7405
- Desert Cities Dialysis-Amethyst10.24 miles away11883 Amethyst Road Victorville California 92392CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (760) 998-2060