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.
Barton Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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.
Long-term Care Quality
This first-rate facility also performed remarkably in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.611115 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its short-term care grade. This is a dominant rating. Short-term care scores are crucial for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Turning to our final category, this facility also excelled in the nursing category. We gave it an A for this area. This topped off truly elite report card. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Most of the data points relate to nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
- Barton Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away2170 South Avenue South Lake Tahoe California 96150Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 541-3420