Avalon Health Care - San Andreas is a nursing home located in San Andreas, California. The city has 4,120 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Avalon Health Care - San Andreas
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
900 Mountain Ranch Road,
San Andreas CA 95249
65.05% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
It should also be noted that this facility's short-term care score outperformed its overall score. In fact, we awarded it a B for its short-term care grade, which is an above average grade. This helped its overall grade. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. It does not appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This nursing home also received a very favorable inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score proved to be its second best category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the level of licensure of those 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, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. We gave it a C in that area. This is a decent grade in this category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Health Care - San Andreas Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 4.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint 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 Avalon Health Care - San Andreas, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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