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 nursing, which is discussed in the next section.
Blythe Post Acute
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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 nursing rating. This is more respectable than the facility's overall score. In calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this area. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more frequently.
We actually gave this facility a very solid score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we gave it a B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a solid grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are vital for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this facility was given a C in long-term care, which is a decent score. In determining our long-term care grades, we size up the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's residents. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.27536 percent of its patients. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blythe Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blythe Post Acute, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blythe Post Acute, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blythe Post Acute, 4.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blythe Post Acute, 95.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blythe Post Acute, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blythe Post Acute, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Blythe Post Acute, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blythe Post Acute, 12.45 Percentage 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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