Delano Postacute Care is in Delano, California. This city has a population of 55,659 people. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Keep in mind that Delano received a city grade of B-, so should consider other options in the city as well. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Delano Postacute Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this nursing home's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with a list of deficiencies flagged. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility an B. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Our third area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given an F. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. With a score in this range for this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in many staffing metrics we assess. The facility supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.8 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given an abysmal score here also. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely a major concern. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.589745 percent of its residents. This is a bit lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delano Postacute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delano Postacute Care, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano Postacute Care, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano Postacute Care, 95.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delano Postacute Care, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delano Postacute Care, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delano Postacute Care, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delano Postacute Care, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delano Postacute Care, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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