Brookdale Rancho Mirage
72-201 Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage CA 92270 · (760) 340-5999 · 90.44% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Brookdale Rancho Mirage is a small nursing home located in Rancho Mirage, California. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality marks in most areas. You can certainly do much worse than this place. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 45 Beds
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. Our short-term care grades are probably more meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes with 68.8 percent of its patients returning home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 4.9 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This was one of the higher figures we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the state in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Furthermore, this nursing home also received impressive government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category is long-term care, which is the final area we scored. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided vaccination data. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookdale Rancho Mirage Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better