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Driftwood Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Driftwood Healthcare Center's website

4109 Emerald St,
Torrance CA 90503

(310) 371-4628

88.18% estimated occupancy 1

Driftwood Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Torrance, California. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of C. We wanted to point out that Torrance received a city grade of B, so you may want to consider other options in the city as well. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home's nursing grade was notably better than its overall score. With a strong performance in this area, it earned a quality score in nursing with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home's second best category grade came in the area of government inspections. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The third category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of C in this category. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we looked at was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care grades are crucial for people needing personal care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is a very solid total. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Driftwood Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents which suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 4.64% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 95.44% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Driftwood Healthcare Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Torrance, CA

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

Looking for more options? Torrance, California has 11 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Torrance Memorial Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.15 miles away3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance California 90509Voluntary non-profit - Other(310) 325-9110
  • Del Amo HospitalPsychiatric 2.3 miles away23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance California 90505Proprietary(310) 530-1151
  • Lac/Harbor-Ucla Med CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.67 miles away1000 W Carson St Torrance California 90502Government - Local(310) 222-2101
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.54 miles away1680 East 120th Street Los Angeles California 90059Voluntary non-profit - Private(424) 835-6808
  • College Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.73 miles away2776 Pacific Avenue Long Beach California 90806Proprietary(562) 595-1911
  • St Mary Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.76 miles away1050 Linden Ave Long Beach California 90813Voluntary non-profit - Church(562) 491-9000
  • Lakewood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12 miles away3700 E South St Lakewood California 90712Proprietary(562) 602-6751
  • Community Hospital of Huntington ParkAcute Care Hospitals 12.6 miles away2623 E Slauson Ave Huntington Park California 90255Proprietary(323) 583-1931

Nearby Dialysis

  • u.s. Renal Care Earl Street Dialysis0.14 miles away20911 Earl Street, Suite 160 Torrance California 90503CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 9 (310) 371-4244
  • Davitatorrance Emerald Dialysis0.19 miles away20821 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance California 90503Dialysis Stations: 25 (310) 214-1715
  • u.s. Renal Care Torrance Dialysis Center0.4 miles away20430 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance California 90503CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (424) 212-5051
  • u.s. Renal Care South Bay Home Program1.47 miles away23441 Madison Street #320 Torrance California 90503Dialysis Stations: 4 (310) 378-8452
  • u.s. Renal Care Redondo Beach Dialysis1.5 miles away514 N. Prospect Avenue Redondo Beach California 90277Dialysis Stations: 7 (310) 379-6671
  • u.s. Renal Care South Bay Dialysis1.66 miles away4450 182nd Street Redondo Beach California 90278Dialysis Stations: 15 (310) 542-8032
  • u.s. Renal Care Skypark Dialysis2.11 miles away3295 Skypark Drive Torrance California 90505CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (310) 539-5091
  • Davita-Rolling Hills Dialysis3.64 miles away25210 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 110 Torrance California 90505Dialysis Stations: 27 (310) 530-1180