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Atterdag Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Atterdag Care Center's website

636 Atterdag Road,
Solvang CA 93463

(805) 688-5645

88% estimated occupancy 1

Atterdag Care Center is a facility located in Solvang, California, which has 7,646 people. It looks like this is a fine facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable score. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among this nursing home's other strengths is its first-rate long-term care score. We gave them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a score of A-. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 89.932884 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Nursing scores are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to the next area, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care score. This facility did not end up having any real weak links. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is frequently a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Atterdag Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Atterdag Care Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Atterdag Care Center, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Atterdag Care Center, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Atterdag Care Center, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Atterdag Care Center, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Atterdag Care Center, 4.33% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Atterdag Care Center, 95.72% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Atterdag Care Center, 8.37% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Atterdag Care Center, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Atterdag Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized 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

Grade: C

In Atterdag Care Center, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Atterdag Care Center, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Atterdag Care Center, 79.63% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.78 miles away2050 Viborg Rd Solvang California 93463Voluntary non-profit - Private(805) 688-6431
  • Lompoc Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.29 miles away1515 E Ocean Avenue Lompoc California 93436Government - Hospital District or Authority(805) 737-3300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lompoc Artificial Kidney Center, LLC18.48 miles away127 W. Pine Avenue Lompoc California 93436CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (805) 740-2000