Carmel Hills Care Center is one of just a couple nursing homes in Monterey, California. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is among the more impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. This facility also received very consistent grades in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Carmel Hills Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category, where it received an A. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, 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. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are a number of datapoints within this grade. Most of these factors reflect 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 nursing home 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was long-term care. Adding to its dominant profile, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a of A- in the area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Finally, we also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carmel Hills Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called 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 Carmel Hills Care Center, 2.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 8.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 12.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 1.29% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 99.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 12.11% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 26.72% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 26.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 9.4% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carmel Hills Care Center, 79.34% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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