Avalon Health Care-Madera is a facility located in Madera, California, a city with a population of 98,719 people. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a good fit for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong long-term care rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Avalon Health Care-Madera
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- Independent Living
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 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 - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- 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
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Best Nursing Home in Madera, California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really performed well in our long-term care category, where it received a grade of A. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on its recent government inspections. We gave it an A for that category, which is one of our top grades. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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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. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 facility California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care. We gave this nursing home a D for the area of short-term care, leaving this as its least impressive area. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this place provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Health Care-Madera Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 5.83% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 95.65% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Health Care-Madera, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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