With an address in Pacific Grove, California, Canterbury Woods is one of a mere two available nursing homes there. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the United States. This is really as good of a nursing home as you'll find. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Canterbury Woods has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- 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
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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
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility received high marks in the category of long-term care. For this reason, it received one of our most impressive scores in that category with a score of A+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, this facility also was given a very strong short-term care rating, with a grade of A. This rounded out a rare straight A report card. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Canterbury Woods Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Canterbury Woods, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Canterbury Woods, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Canterbury Woods, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Canterbury Woods, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Canterbury Woods, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Canterbury Woods, 5.83% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Canterbury Woods, 95.65% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Canterbury Woods, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Canterbury Woods, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Canterbury Woods, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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