Delano Regional Medical Center is a small hospital-based facility located in Delano, California. This is an A rated facility. This nursing home was given one of the top grades we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility was also given phenomenal ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Delano Regional Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has earned nearly flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a dominant grade of A in our long-term care area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In determining a facility's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we awarded this facility an A for its short-term care grade. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. In forming these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Delano Regional Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 5.83% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Delano Regional Medical Center, 95.65% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
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