Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center is an average-sized facility located in Fortuna, California. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Fortuna. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
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Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we weren't very complementary of this facility's overall score, it received an impressive grade of A- in the category of short-term care. If it weren't for this category, this facility's profile would have been even worse. In our short-term care score, we try to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
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Long-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care grade. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to just 88.205124 percent of its patients, which is a bit of a concern. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
The final category we looked at is inspections. This facility did not receive positive government inspections in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F in this category. For facilities with poor inspection scores, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This facility was hit with one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by the government inspectors had potential to pose actual harm to residents. Lastly, we want to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines in recent years totaling over $100,000. This often suggests that a poor performance has been an issue for more than one year.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 5.83% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 95.65% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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 Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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