Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility is a senior living facility located in Delano, California, a city with 55,659 people. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. Delano received a city grade of B-, so there are some other options in the city worth looking at. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many favorable things to say about this place's overall grade, it did receive a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. It received a decent score in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next best category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this category, which is an acceptable score. In calculating our long-term care ratings, we analyze the personal care offered to a nursing home's patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 99.23858 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is a fair grade in this category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is generally a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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