Fallbrook Skilled Nursing is the only nursing home we identified in Fallbrook, California. This is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. This facility definitely has plenty of good features. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
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Fallbrook Skilled Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality facility is that it received an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category. In that area, we gave it an A+. Our inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another strong feature for this nursing home is that it was given a very positive long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its second best category grade. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road score in this area. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services To have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. It does not look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The final category we rated is nursing. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is not a bad grade in this area. There are many factors included in this area. Many of these subcategories relate to levels of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 5.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 1.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that suffered from UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 7.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 11.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 4.12% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 6.53% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 6.53% 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 Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 13.8% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fallbrook Skilled Nursing, 86.33% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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