Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District is one of only two facilities located in Chowchilla, California. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. This facility is 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.
Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility excelled in long-term care. We awarded it an A- for that category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home 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.
This nursing home actually received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a B-. We believe that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider 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 always a good sign.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is short-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 4.33% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 95.72% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is important for patients health.
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chowchilla Memorial Healthcare District, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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