Franciscan Convalescent Hospital is a small nursing home located in Merced, California. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a strong facility. This nursing home truly has plenty going for it. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Franciscan Convalescent Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this place excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A-. Not many facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection scores are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category grades came in the area of short-term care. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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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. When determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses commit to patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a B-. Although this proved to be its lowest category score, this is nevertheless not a bad grade. In forming these long-term care grades, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franciscan Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 5.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 14.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 1.53% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 7.45% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 12.96% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 12.96% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 16.74% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Franciscan Convalescent Hospital, 75.36% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Merced, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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