Carlsbad by the Sea is a small non-profit facility located in Carlsbad, California. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.
Carlsbad by the Sea
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received high marks in our short-term care category as well. As a result, it received our highest grade in that category with a score of A+. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without having all of the information regarding deficiencies, it ended up being challenging to evaluate it in terms of this category.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would likely be a strength for many nursing homes. We gave it a favorable grade of B for our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carlsbad by the Sea Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 4.33% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 95.72% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carlsbad by the Sea, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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