Atherton Park Post-Acute is a large facility in Menlo Park, California. This facility is a subpar nursing home. A grade in this range suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Menlo Park. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Atherton Park Post-Acute
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
While this facility's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good grade in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.742134 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an C. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a C in this area, which is a respectable grade. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Turning our last category of inspections, this facility received a horrible grade. For nursing homes with bad inspection scores, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This nursing home had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 4 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atherton Park Post-Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 11.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 2.31% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 0.24% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 9.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 5.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 1.85% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 98.4% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 5.21% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 12.21% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 12.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 18.51% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atherton Park Post-Acute, 83.46% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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