Casa Dorinda is a small non-profit nursing home located in Santa Barbara, California. This nursing home is an A rated facility. It received one of the highest ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. We ranked this nursing home in the top 100 nursing homes in California, which is a distinguished list. One of the best aspects of this facility's exemplary profile is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Get pricing and details on Santa Barbara senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Santa Barbara, California Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Santa Barbara, California Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Santa Barbara, California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this facility excelled in our nursing grade. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When computing our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home has earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Does this page answer your questions about Casa Dorinda?
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a impressive short-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being this facility's third strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last area, this facility also received a very strong long-term care score, with an A-. This topped off a first-rate profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 93.20388 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Casa Dorinda Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Casa Dorinda, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Casa Dorinda, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Casa Dorinda, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Casa Dorinda, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Casa Dorinda, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Casa Dorinda, 5.83% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Casa Dorinda, 95.65% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Casa Dorinda, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Casa Dorinda, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Casa Dorinda, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Casa Dorinda, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Casa Dorinda, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Casa Dorinda, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Santa Barbara, 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 A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Santa Barbara, California has 6 other nursing homes
- Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.68 miles away400 West Pueblo Santa Barbara California 93102Voluntary non-profit - Private(805) 682-7111
- Goleta Valley Cottage HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.6 miles away351 S Patterson Ave Santa Barbara California 93111Voluntary non-profit - Other(805) 681-6446
- Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center, LLC3.61 miles away1704 State Street Santa Barbara California 93101CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (805) 682-9942
- Fmc-Santa Barbara Community Dialysis Center6.77 miles away222 Pesetas Lane Santa Barbara California 93110Dialysis Stations: 14 (805) 964-7873