Eden Valley Care Center is located in Soledad, California, a city with a total of 27,080 people. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong here. Keep reading to see this place's category grades, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Eden Valley Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our long-term care category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.11539 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In addition, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. 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.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. There are a variety of factors within this area. Many of these datapoints relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, this facility also performed admirably in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this category. This finalized truly elite report card. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eden Valley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eden Valley Care Center, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eden Valley Care Center, 1.92% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eden Valley Care Center, 5.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eden Valley Care Center, 6.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eden Valley Care Center, 1.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eden Valley Care Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eden Valley Care Center, 88.88% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eden Valley Care Center, 8% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eden Valley Care Center, 9.1% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Eden Valley Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eden Valley Care Center, 9.1% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eden Valley Care Center, 15.69% 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 Eden Valley Care Center, 81.1% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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