Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility is a very-small hospital-based nursing home located in Big Bear Lake, California. This facility is among the best facilities we found. This nursing home received one of the best ratings that we offer. We rated this facility as one of the 100 best facilities in California, which is a distinguished list. If you look further down this page, you will see this facility's category ratings, which appear to be just as strong as its overall grade.
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing rating includes several components, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a resident more frequently.
This facility also received a virtually flawless government inspection. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Sadly, this place was hit with a category L deficiency, which was not what we expected based on its inspection grade. This category of deficiency means the government inspectors discovered a widespread deficiency placing resident health or safety in immediate jeopardy. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, this facility was given first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in that area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of A-. This completed a first-rate profile. Not many facilities received an A- or better in every category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is more often than not a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 4.33% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 95.72% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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