Danish Care Center is a small nursing home in Atascadero, California. With an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very good nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. As you will see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category ratings. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Danish Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
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Best Nursing Home in Atascadero, California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Atascadero, California Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. It doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
The next category we looked at is nursing. In that area, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of B. Nursing grades are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 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 place the nation 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 having a system of moving patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Danish Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Danish Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Danish Care Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Danish Care Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Danish Care Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Danish Care Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Danish Care Center, 5.83% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Danish Care Center, 95.65% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Danish Care Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Danish Care Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Danish Care Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Danish Care Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Danish Care Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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 Danish Care Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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