Brookdale Carmel Valley
13101 Hartfield Ave, San Diego CA 92130 · (858) 259-2222 · 69.77% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Brookdale Carmel Valley is a small facility located in San Diego, California. With an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 45 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to performing well in its overall score, this facility earned even higher marks in nursing. In fact, we gave it one of our highest scores in this category with an A. The nursing grade is based on several subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 6 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the area of short-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area, which happens to be one of our most impressive scores. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this place provides roughly 1.5 times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we assessed. This is usually an excellent sign. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community. We found that this nursing home was above average in this area with 54.5 percent of its residents able to return home.
We also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was nursing, was this facility's worst area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. This really is one of just a few weak points in a very solid profile. Facilities that don't score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookdale Carmel Valley Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better