Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center is a facility located in Eureka, California, which has 48,128 people. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is a decent nursing home. In our view, this facility would be a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home was consistent in each of the other areas we looked at. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
2353 Twenty Third St,
Eureka CA 95501
74.84% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's nursing grade exceeded its overall rating. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. The nursing grade consists of a handful of factors, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category scores came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is frequently a fair assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that it fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 55.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this nursing home has earned respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was long-term care. This nursing home was given a grade of C in the area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.45 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 96.21% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eureka Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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