Dinuba Healthcare is a senior living facility located in Dinuba, California. This city has a total of 28,262 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid scores. Based on our assessment, this facility has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A-. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best area was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In determining our long-term care ratings, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average datapoint. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive category was short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. Sadly, it received an F in this category. Even with a few solid scores in other categories, this grade is still of a concern so we would like to to make a note of it. Our short-term care ratings are vital for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.4 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dinuba Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dinuba Healthcare, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dinuba Healthcare, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer 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 Dinuba Healthcare, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dinuba Healthcare, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dinuba Healthcare, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dinuba Healthcare, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dinuba Healthcare, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dinuba Healthcare, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dinuba Healthcare, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Dinuba Healthcare, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dinuba Healthcare, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dinuba Healthcare, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dinuba Healthcare, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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