With an address in Grass Valley, California, Crystal Ridge Care Center is one of only two available facilities in the city. This proved to be a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Crystal Ridge Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we awarded this facility an A- for the area of inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was given a very positive short-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next best area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are more important for those in need of more traditional assistance related to personal care. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.42857 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Switching gears to our next category, this facility was given a grade of C for nursing, which is a decent grade. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning patients at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crystal Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 7.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 5.7% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 8.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 7.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 6.3% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 98.21% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 8.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 13.98% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 13.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 11.37% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 70.21% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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