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. While this grade isn't too far off the city grade in Delano which is a C, you still ought to be able to find a better option. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Delano Postacute Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid facilities with severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B. Nursing ratings are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home's was given an unfortunate long-term care score where it received a lowly F. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 96.02649 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in that area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is generally a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.3 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delano Postacute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delano Postacute Care, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents 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, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano Postacute Care, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano Postacute Care, 4.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano Postacute Care, 95.72% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Delano Postacute Care, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Delano Postacute Care, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Delano Postacute Care, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Delano Postacute Care, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Delano Postacute Care, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Delano Postacute Care, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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