Blythe Post Acute is located in Blythe, California, a city with a total of 24,310 people. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our ratings, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive nursing rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Blythe Post Acute
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's nursing grade was notably better than its overall score. Due to a strong performance in this area, it received one of our better scores in nursing with a grade of B+. When calculating our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a favorable grade in short-term care. This nursing home earned a B+ in this area, which is one of our higher grades. Our short-term care ratings are important for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. Our inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care, which ended up being this facility's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in this category. Sadly, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blythe Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blythe Post Acute, 13.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blythe Post Acute, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blythe Post Acute, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 12.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 12.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blythe Post Acute, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blythe Post Acute, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blythe Post Acute, 11.56% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blythe Post Acute, 5.08% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Blythe Post Acute, 0.57 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blythe Post Acute, 5.08% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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