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Foothill Heights Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Foothill Heights Care Center's website

1515 North Fair Oaks Ave,
Pasadena CA 91103

(323) 991-7286

94.48% estimated occupancy 1

Foothill Heights Care Center turns out to be one of a host of nursing home options to choose from in Pasadena, California. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Pasadena, which is a B-. We were also pleased to discover that this facility received consistently decent grades in each of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • 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
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses commit to patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities second most favorable area was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road score in this area. In computing these long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's personal care services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.242424 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Looking to our inspection category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Our inspection grades are based on the facility's health inspection reports. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories G through L. This indicates that this facility avoided the more serious categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility was given a respectable short-term care grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Foothill Heights Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Foothill Heights Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Pasadena, CA

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

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