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Carmel Hills Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Carmel Hills Care Center's website

23795 W. R. Holman Highway,
Monterey CA 93940

(831) 624-1875

73.73% estimated occupancy 1

Carmel Hills Care Center is one of four available facilities in Monterey, California. With an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the top nursing homes we found. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This place also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned an excellent long-term care grade, with an A. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On the list of its many dominant grades, this nursing home was awarded first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A in this category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Wrapping up its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of B+. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Carmel Hills Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

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

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This is 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

Grade: C

In Carmel Hills Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Monterey, CA

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

Looking for more options? Monterey, California has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Laurel Meadows Dialysis Center15.3 miles away3 Rossi Circle, Ste A Salinas California 93907CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (831) 424-5726
  • Laurel Meadows Home Training15.3 miles away3 Rossi Circle, Ste B Salinas California 93907Dialysis Stations: 5 (831) 757-4360
  • Salinas Dialysis Center16.1 miles away955 Blanco Circle, Ste. #C Salinas California 93901CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (831) 758-6222