Del Amo Gardens Convalescent is in Torrance, California. The city has many options. Sporting an overall rating of B+, we scored this facility to be ranked among the five highest graded facilities in the city. An overall grade in this range is a reliable indication of a very solid nursing home. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In addition to earning a strong overall grade, this facility fared well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. This place fared as well as just about any facility in California in this area with 60.8 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. With 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Lastly, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was given a favorable long-term care grade this year, with a C. Even though this is not nearly as impressive as several of its other category grades, this is still a respectable grade for that area. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of impressive nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination data is better than most nursing homes also. Indeed, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.11 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Del Amo Gardens Convalescent Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
B+
6.32%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A
1.19%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A-
1.19%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A+
0.8%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
3.72%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
4.41%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.

Provider
B-
14.49%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A-
1.11
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B+
14.49
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
6.66
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
A+
87.48%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.05%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Torrance Memorial Medical Center 1.11 mi
3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance California 90509
(310) 325-9110
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Del Amo Hospital 1.23 mi
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(310) 530-1151
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Lac/Harbor-Ucla Med Center 3.57 mi
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital 9.32 mi
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College Medical Center 9.44 mi
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St Mary Medical Center 10.29 mi
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Lakewood Regional Medical Center 12.11 mi
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(562) 602-6751
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Community Hospital of Huntington Park 13.53 mi
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(323) 583-1931
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 4
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CMS Rating: 5 stars
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Dialysis Stations: 9
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u.s. Renal Care Torrance Dialysis Center 1.5 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 18
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u.s. Renal Care Redondo Beach Dialysis 2.38 mi
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