Ceres Postacute Care is a small nursing home located in Ceres, California. This is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Ceres Postacute Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it received a very impressive inspection score. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded it an A-. Inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings are not the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Our nursing rating is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given a strong long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B. 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. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.31035 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most critical for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ceres Postacute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ceres Postacute Care, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ceres Postacute Care, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ceres Postacute Care, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ceres Postacute Care, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ceres Postacute Care, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ceres Postacute Care, 5.83% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ceres Postacute Care, 95.65% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ceres Postacute Care, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ceres Postacute Care, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ceres Postacute Care, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ceres Postacute Care, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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