Community Care Center is in La Mesa, California. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. La Mesa received a city grade of B+, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
Community Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall grade, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B+. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's higher category scores was in the category of short-term care. This turned out to be its second best category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. We assessed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This facility provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home really did not fare very well in this category either. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as bad as it gets. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 95.46828 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Community Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Community Care Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Community Care Center, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Community Care Center, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Community Care Center, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Community Care Center, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Community Care Center, 4.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Community Care Center, 95.72% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Community Care Center, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Community Care Center, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Community Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Community Care Center, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Community Care Center, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Community Care Center, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for La Mesa, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? La Mesa, California has 6 other nursing homes
- Grossmont HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.69 miles away5555 Grossmont Center Drive Box 58 La Mesa California 91942Government - Hospital District or Authority(619) 465-0711
- Alvarado Hospital Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.73 miles away6655 Alvarado Road San Diego California 92120Proprietary(619) 229-3172
- Kaiser Foundation Hospital - ZionAcute Care Hospitals 5.24 miles away4647 Zion Ave San Diego California 92120Voluntary non-profit - Private(619) 528-5000
- Paradise Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.03 miles away2400 East 4th St National City California 91950Proprietary(619) 470-4321
- Nmc San DiegoAcute Care - Department of Defense 8.17 miles away34800 Bob Wilson Drive San Diego California 92134Department of Defense(619) 532-6400
- Sharp Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.65 miles away7901 Frost St San Diego California 92123Voluntary non-profit - Private(858) 939-3400
- Scripps Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.8 miles away4077 5th Ave San Diego California 92103Voluntary non-profit - Private(619) 294-8111
- Uc San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med CtrAcute Care Hospitals 9.06 miles away200 West Arbor Drive San Diego California 92103Voluntary non-profit - Other(619) 543-6222
- Fmc-La Mesa Dialysis Center1.4 miles away5995 Severin Drive La Mesa California 91942CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (619) 462-9992
- Davita-College Dialysis2.78 miles away6535 University Avenue San Diego California 92115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (619) 287-8796
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- Fmc-Rai-Mission Gorge San Diego5.16 miles away7007 Mission Gorge Road, 1st Floor San Diego California 92120CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (619) 229-1070
- Fmc-Dialysis Services of Paradise5.84 miles away6919 Paradise Valley Road San Diego California 92139CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (619) 475-2872
- Davita-San Diego East6.04 miles away292 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100 San Diego California 92114CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (619) 262-7225