Forest Hill is a small non-profit facility located in Pacific Grove, California. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in California. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. In our view, this facility is a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This also is a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pacific Grove, California Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Pacific Grove, California Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are probably more meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing grades are primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A. This completed a very strong profile. Few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in every category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hill Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hill, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hill, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hill, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hill, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hill, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hill, 5.83% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hill, 95.65% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hill, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hill, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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