With an address in Pacific Grove, California, Canterbury Woods is one of just a few available nursing homes there. Sporting an overall rating of A+, we scored this nursing home as the top facility in Pacific Grove. An overall score in this range is a reliable indication of top-shelf facility. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in California Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Pacific Grove, California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When determining a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This high end facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes performed better in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Continuing with its first-class performance, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth area, this facility also performed admirably in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of A for that category. This rounded out truly elite report card. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Canterbury Woods Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Canterbury Woods, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Canterbury Woods, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Canterbury Woods, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Canterbury Woods, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Canterbury Woods, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Canterbury Woods, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Canterbury Woods, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Canterbury Woods, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Canterbury Woods, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Canterbury Woods, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Canterbury Woods, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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