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 is likely a decent nursing home. Based on our analysis, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
We would like to point out that this facility's inspection score exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
This nursing home also excelled in nursing, where it received an B. Few places performed better in this category. Our nursing score includes many components, however, the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a patient even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest area we gave this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C in the category. Long-term care grades focus on a facility's assistance with daily living instead of the skilled nursing and medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 81.63265 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a bit below what we were hoping for. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 4.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cottonwood Post-Acute Rehab, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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