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Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf's website

11401 South Bloomfield Avenue,
Norwalk CA 90650

(562) 863-7011

Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf is an average-sized government-owned facility in Norwalk, California. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. This ended up being one of the top three nursing homes in Norwalk. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Mental Health
  • Recreational Therapy


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Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, California Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A-. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

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. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Switching gears to the fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care rating. This facility did not turn out to have any weak links. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.13924 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This gauges the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 4.64% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 95.44% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Dept of State Hospitals - Metropolitan Snf, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Scores for Norwalk, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita-Norwalk Dialysis Center0.58 miles away12375 E. Imperial Highway Norwalk California 90650CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (562) 929-7430
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  • Davita-Sfs Dialysis1.68 miles away10012 Norwalk Blvd., Suite 190 Santa Fe Springs California 90670CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (562) 903-8281
  • Fmc-Norwalk East1.9 miles away13063 Rosecrans Avenue Santa Fe Springs California 90670CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (562) 404-7400
  • Intercommunity Dialysis Center3.2 miles away12455 Washington Blvd. Whittier California 90602CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (562) 696-1841
  • Davita-Santa Fe Springs Dialysis3.37 miles away11147 Washington Blvd. Whittier California 90606CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (562) 695-0827
  • Fmc-Bellflower3.44 miles away10116 Rosecrans Avenue Bellflower California 90706CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (562) 920-2070
  • Davita-Downey Landing Dialysis Center3.57 miles away11611 Bellflower Blvd. Downey California 90241CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (562) 862-0001