Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab is a nursing home located in Woodland, California, a city with a total of 59,848 people. With an overall rating of B, this nursing home is a very good option. Based on our analysis, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
625 Cottonwood Street,
Woodland CA 95695
89.48% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a favorable overall score, this nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this area. We looked at the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. We gave it an B+ for that area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B. In calculating our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. Long-term care grades are critical for patients looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.46743 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 5.83% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 95.65% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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