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Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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1391 Madison Avenue,
El Cajon CA 92021

(619) 444-1107

75.72% estimated occupancy 1

Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center is a nursing home located in El Cajon, California, which has 165,433 people. With an overall rating of C, this looks like a solid facility. As far as we can see, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility did not fare well in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

To go along with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility a grade of A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than its overall grade. Our inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was given its second best category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing score weighs many components, however, the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last area we assessed was long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in this category. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 4.64% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Cottonwood Canyon Healthcare Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Scores for El Cajon, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita-College Dialysis7.78 miles away6535 University Avenue San Diego California 92115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (619) 287-8796
  • Fmc-Dialysis Services of College7.99 miles away5961 University Avenue Suite 317 San Diego California 92115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (619) 286-0821
  • Fmc-Rai-Mission Gorge San Diego9.24 miles away7007 Mission Gorge Road, 1st Floor San Diego California 92120CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (619) 229-1070
  • Fmc-Dialysis Services of Paradise9.98 miles away6919 Paradise Valley Road San Diego California 92139CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (619) 475-2872
  • Fmc-East Lakes10.06 miles away2391 Boswell Road Chula Vista California 91914CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (619) 397-0939