Located in Atascadero, California, Danish Care Center is the lone facility we found in the city. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a phenomenal facility. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in California. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. As you can find below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
Danish Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Best Nursing Home in Atascadero, California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Atascadero, California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is it received an impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we gave this nursing home an A. Our inspection ratings are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a dominant score of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. The nursing grade includes quite a few components, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate short-term care score, with a grade of A-. This topped off a first-rate profile. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Danish Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Danish Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Danish Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Danish Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Danish Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Danish Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Danish Care Center, 4.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Danish Care Center, 95.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Danish Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Danish Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Danish Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Danish 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 patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Danish Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Danish Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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