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. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Colusa Medical Center - Snf
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 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
One of the reasons this turned out to be a decent nursing home is it earned a favorable inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a B+. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you 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. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
We also wanted to note that this nursing home earned an impressive grade of B in our nursing category. Nursing grades are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 2.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care. It received a lowly F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. Facilities that don't fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 75 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was 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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 95.44% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colusa Medical Center - Snf, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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