With an address in Grass Valley, California, Crystal Ridge Care Center is one of four facilities in the area. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of B-. As far as we can see, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Crystal Ridge Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
396 Dorsey Drive,
Grass Valley CA 95945
85.65% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall grade, we gave this facility an A- for its inspection grade. This grade is far better than its overall score. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through 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. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to note that this facility was awarded impressive short-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second best score. Our short-term care grades are vital for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded them a grade of B in that area, which happens to be one of our better. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.56652 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Our last area is nursing, in which we gave this facility a C in that area. We assessed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our score in this area. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric.
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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 4.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 95.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crystal Ridge Care Center, 79.79% Percentage 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. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Grass Valley, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Grass Valley, California has 3 other nursing homes
- Sierra Nevada Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.64 miles away155 Glasson Way Grass Valley California 95945Voluntary non-profit - Other(530) 274-6000
- Sutter Auburn Faith HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.9 miles away11815 Education Street Auburn California 95603Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 888-4500
- Grass Valley Dialysis Center0.53 miles away36o Crown Point Circle, Suite 210 Grass Valley California 95945CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (530) 477-0734