Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre is a small nursing home located in Indio, California. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a well below average nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Indio. The city has just one other nursing home. The best thing we can say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
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Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it actually received a very good grade in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better grades. Inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given its second highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in this area, which is a respectable score. Our long-term care scores are important for residents needing personal care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This place provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care, was this nursing home's worst area. We awarded this facility a D in that area. In forming these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. With its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected here. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.3 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 6.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 5.23% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 1.41% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 7.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 21.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 41.29% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 99.53% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 2.1% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 1.96% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 1.96% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 12.59% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desert Springs Healthcare & Wellness Centre, 88.84% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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