Catalina Island Medical Center D/P Snf is in Avalon, California. This city has a population of 4,090 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of our best scores. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

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Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 8 Beds

CCRC :

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Resident Council:

Family Council:

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned an A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In addition, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A-. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Moving on to our final category, this nursing home also performed admirably in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for this category. This rounded out a first-rate profile. In determining these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Catalina Island Medical Center D/P Snf Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.7%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
F
11.54%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
F
30.77%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
B-
23.08%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
D
14.81%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Provider
B-
15.38%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
19.31%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
B-
19.31
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Catalina Island Medical Center 0 mi
100 Falls Canyon Road Avalon California 90704
(310) 510-0700
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