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The Hills Post Acute

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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The Hills Post Acute's website

1800 Old Tustin Road,
Santa Ana CA 92705

(714) 835-4900

79.36% estimated occupancy 1

The Hills Post Acute is located in the large metropolitan area of Santa Ana, California. This facility received an overall grade of B-, which is a good score. The nursing homes in Santa Ana received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. We were also pleased to discover that this facility received consistently decent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home's overall grade was propped up by a strong long-term care score. We gave them one of our higher scores in that category, with a B. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing grades are largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was awarded its next highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a decent score. With our short-term care rating, we seek to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Turning to our inspection category, it appears this nursing home has received quality government inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The Hills Post Acute Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In The Hills Post Acute, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In The Hills Post Acute, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 4.64% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In The Hills Post Acute, 95.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In The Hills Post Acute, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Hills Post Acute, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Hills Post Acute, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Hills Post Acute, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This 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

Grade: A

In The Hills Post Acute, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

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

Scores for Santa Ana, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.57 miles away17100 Euclid Street Fountain Valley California 92708Proprietary(714) 966-7200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita-Tustin Dialysis Center0.19 miles away2090 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 100 Santa Ana California 92705CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (714) 835-2450
  • St. Joseph Hospital Dialysis Center-Santa Ana0.91 miles away2212 E. 4th Street, Suite 101 Santa Ana California 92705CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (714) 571-7850
  • Davita-Tustin Ranch Dialysis1.11 miles away721 W 1st Street Tustin California 92780Dialysis Stations: 25 (714) 544-0079
  • Fmc-South Orange County1.16 miles away2020 E. First Street, Suite 100 Santa Ana California 92705CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (714) 972-1236
  • Fmc-Rai-East First Street-Tustin1.51 miles away535 E. First Street Tustin California 92780Dialysis Stations: 25 (714) 730-1428
  • Satellite Healthcare Orange2.32 miles away1518 W. La Veta Avenue Orange California 92868CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (714) 285-9675
  • Davita-Main Place Dialysis Center2.62 miles away146 South Main Street Orange California 92868CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (714) 938-0870
  • Fmc-University Dialysis Center of Orange2.81 miles away1809 W. Chapman Avenue Orange California 92868CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (714) 634-3583