Colusa Medical Center - Snf is located in Colusa, California. This city has a population of 7,718 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a good rating. We also want to point out that this place is based in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are offered. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Colusa Medical Center - Snf
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Short-term Care Quality
It should also be noted that this facility's short-term care grade outpaced its overall score. We gave it a B+ for short-term care, which is one of our better scores. This really helped its overall score. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility also excelled in inspections, where it received an B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is well below average. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this nursing home didn't fare very well. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is its weakest category grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated just 71.42857 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colusa Medical Center - Snf Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. 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 inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 4.33% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 95.72% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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