Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility is a senior living facility located in Delano, California, a city with 55,659 people. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. Based on our assessment, this place is a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. The nursing grade includes a handful of factors, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country 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 protocol of moving residents more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.40426 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this facility was given a decent short-term care score of C. Our short-term care ratings are important for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is 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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.08% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.14% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 98.24% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 19.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 20.82% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 20.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.3% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, 83.41% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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