Franciscan Convalescent Hospital is a small nursing home located in Merced, California. Sporting an overall rating of B, this looks like a fine facility. This nursing home truly has plenty going for it. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Franciscan Convalescent Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. It does not look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing scores are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, we gave this facility a D for long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Naturally, this score hurt the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franciscan Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients which experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 4.64% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 95.44% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Merced, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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