Desert Manor is a senior living facility located in Yucca Valley, California, which has 25,095 people. With a terrible overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. This facility does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, we gave this facility some really poor grades. Among them were its F for its short-term care grade. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this nursing home provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's litany of abysmal grades was its F in the category of long-term care. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for resident care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 85.71429 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
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We wanted to draw your attention to this facility's inspection rating where it received an F. This usually means we found red flags on its inspection reports. For facilities that received this bad of an inspection score, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, we would like to point out that this facility was assessed large government fines recently exceeding $50,000. This typically signifies that government inspectors became frustrated after multiple years of bad health inspections.
The next area we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in that area. Our nursing rating features a number of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This facility provided a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desert Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desert Manor, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert Manor, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who had a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert Manor, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents that have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert Manor, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert Manor, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert Manor, 4.33% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert Manor, 95.72% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert Manor, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of 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 continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert Manor, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert Manor, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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