Capistrano Beach Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Capistrano Beach, California. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 93 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

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Facility Inspections

A-
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Historical

One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it received an impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded it an A-. Our inspection scores are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Among this nursing home's other strengths is its high-end short-term care score. We gave them one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more important for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in California in this area with 62.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

B-
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Historical

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. According to its staffing data, this facility provided an average of 4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which was above average. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as minimizing major falls. This nursing home performed admirably in this statistic. Avoiding serious falls is often a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be prevented if a facility offers enough nurses to assist its residents.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Moving on to our final category, this nursing home received an acceptable long-term care grade of C. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered in addition to this facility's above average nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.2906 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Capistrano Beach Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Provider
B-
8.37%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.43%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
C
3.9%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B-
16.38%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
9.09%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A-
99.15%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Provider
A-
10.15%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.

Provider
C
13.06%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A-
0.73
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
13.06
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.81
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
D
55.14%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorialcare Saddleback Medical Center 11.53 mi
24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills California 92653
(949) 837-4500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita-San Juan Capistrano South Dialysis 5.17 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
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(949) 240-1454
Davita-Mission Viejo Dialysis 10.05 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
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Davita-Laguna Hills Dialysis 10.26 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
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(949) 380-1925
Satellite Healthcare Laguna Hills 10.8 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
25251 Paseo De Alicia, Suite 105 Laguna Hills California 92653
(949) 420-5700
Fmc-Mission Viejo 10.96 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
23681 via Linda, Suite E Mission Viejo California 92691
(949) 587-0163
Davita-Saddleback Dialysis 13.01 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
23141 Plaza Pointe Drive Laguna Hills California 92653
(949) 588-9211
Fmc-Rai-Laguna Canyon-Irvine 16.16 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
16255 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine California 92618
(949) 727-4495
Davita-Newport Irvine Dialysis 18.09 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
4300 Von Karman Newport Beach California 92660
(949) 863-1382