Country Hills Post-Acute is one of a host of available nursing homes to decide among in El Cajon, California. With an overall grade of B, this facility is a fine choice. This grade is right in line with the city grade in El Cajon. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph
Country Hills Post-Acute
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also earned an elite long-term care grade. We gave it one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In addition, this facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that area. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as 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. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating considers numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care, which was this facility's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Unfortunately, this score pulled down the facility's overall profile to some degree. Short-term care grades are typically used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics sunk this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Hills Post-Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 4.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 95.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Hills Post-Acute, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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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