Blythe Post Acute is located in Blythe, California, a city with a total of 24,310 people. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Based on our ratings, this nursing home likely isn't the best fit for most people. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
Blythe Post Acute
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B- for our inspections rating. This score is more respectable than the facility's overall grade. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which is not a very good score. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.23077 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, we gave this nursing home a D in our short-term care category. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. Short-term care grades are generally employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Given its score in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blythe Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blythe Post Acute, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blythe Post Acute, 4.33% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blythe Post Acute, 95.72% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blythe Post Acute, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blythe Post Acute, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blythe Post Acute, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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