Barton Skilled Nursing Facility is in South Lake Tahoe, California. This city has 29,800 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the top nursing homes we found. Being awarded an A+ in our grading scheme requires excellent marks across the board. We can not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category scores, which appear to be just as strong as its overall rating.
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Barton Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
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Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A+. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was superb in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Our short-term care scores are likely more important for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Not many facilities fared better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.63946 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This completed a very impressive report card. Few nursing homes earned an A- or better in each of our categories. The nursing rating analyzes several subcategories, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Barton Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.83% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 95.65% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
- Barton Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away2170 South Avenue South Lake Tahoe California 96150Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 541-3420