Country Oaks Care Center is a small nursing home in Santa Maria, California. This nursing home received an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. Based on our assessment, this place ought to be a solid choice for most people. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Country Oaks Care Center
- 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
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility excelled in the category of long-term care, where it earned a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. If not for this grade, this facility's overall grade would have likely been worse. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.0099 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it earned an B+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. The nursing category analyzes quite a few subcategories, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is short-term care, turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that area. This is one of the few weak links on a strong profile. Our short-term care scores are critical for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Oaks Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Oaks Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Oaks Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Oaks Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Oaks Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Oaks Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Oaks Care Center, 4.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Oaks Care Center, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Oaks Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Oaks Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Country Oaks Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Oaks Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Oaks Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Oaks Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Santa Maria, 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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