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. Based on our assessment, this facility likely isn't a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Delano Postacute Care
- 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
- For profit - Individual
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it actually received a very good score in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better grades. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
We also gave this facility a strong grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. This is better than most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's third highest category is long-term care. As it turns out, with a D in this category, it still performed relatively poorly. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 95.652176 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this nursing home really did not perform well in this category either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade this poor in this area, we weren't shocked to learn that this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delano Postacute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delano Postacute Care, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano Postacute Care, 0.93% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 0.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 3.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.28% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano Postacute Care, 94.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delano Postacute Care, 12.06% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delano Postacute Care, 13.53% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Delano Postacute Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delano Postacute Care, 13.53% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delano Postacute Care, 17.68% 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 Postacute Care, 68.3% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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