San Luis Post Acute Center is a large facility in San Luis Obispo, California. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a great choice for just about anybody. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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San Luis Post Acute Center
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in San Luis Obispo, California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are with residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care grade. This finished off an elite profile. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
San Luis Post Acute Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 5.83% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 95.65% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is important for patients health.
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In San Luis Post Acute Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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