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Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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1154 s.alvarado St,
Los Angeles CA 90006

(213) 385-1715

88.33% estimated occupancy 1

Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital is a small nursing home located in Los Angeles, California. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this is actually one of the fifteen best nursing homes nursing homes in Los Angeles. Even in a city featuring 75 nursing homes, this one jumped off the page as a quality option. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Has Curved Walls
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient 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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned even higher grades in the area of nursing. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an B+. Our inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility was given a favorable short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category with a grade of B. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a solid assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we graded was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility an above average grade of B. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 4.33% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 95.72% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 8.37% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Emerald Terrace Convalescent Hospital, 79.63% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Los Angeles, CA

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

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