Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District is a small non-profit nursing home located in Chowchilla, California. This nursing home turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District
- 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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility fared well in long-term care. We awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a score of B. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most facilities. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this metric. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
Finally, we looked at this nursing home's inspection grade This did not end up being one of this facility's better grades. We gave it a grade of C in this category. This isn't a horrible score in this category. It simply wasn't as favorable as some of this facility's other grades. Our inspection ratings are based on several data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This indicates that this facility dodged the more serious classes of deficiencies. 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.
Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 9.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 2.06% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 10% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 4.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 11.24% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 13.05% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 13.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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