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Fowler Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: A-Sep 22: A-
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8448 East Adams Avenue,
Fowler CA 93625

(559) 834-2519

82.82% estimated occupancy 1

Fowler Care Center is the lone facility we were able to find in Fowler, California. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is among the top scores we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.52778 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Our inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. The nursing rating is based on quite a few components, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility received a strong short-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this is not quite as impressive as a few of its other grades, this is nevertheless a respectable score in that category. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fowler Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Fowler Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Fowler Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Fowler Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

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

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

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

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Fowler Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Fowler Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Fowler Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Fowler Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fowler Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Fowler Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.