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Friends House

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: A-Aug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: A-
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Friends House's website

684 Benicia Drive,
Santa Rosa CA 95409

(707) 538-0152

Friends House is in Santa Rosa, California. With an overall score of A-, this nursing home is among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. Based on our ratings, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing category analyzes quite a few datapoints, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 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 in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The last category we rated was long-term care, where this facility received a grade of B+. This wrapped up an elite report card. Only a select few facilities earned a B+ or higher in every single category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations 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.

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

Friends House Quality Metrics

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Friends House, 95.72% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Scores for Santa Rosa, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • 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-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Santa Rosa, California has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Santa Rosa Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.44 miles away1165 Montgomery Dr Santa Rosa California 95405Voluntary non-profit - Private(707) 525-5300
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa RosaAcute Care Hospitals 2.7 miles away401 Bicentennial Way Santa Rosa California 95403Voluntary non-profit - Private(707) 571-4000
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.5 miles away30 Mark West Springs Road Santa Rosa California 95403Voluntary non-profit - Other(707) 576-4000
  • Aurora Behavioral Healthcare-Santa Rosa, LLCPsychiatric 5.31 miles away1287 Fulton Road Santa Rosa California 95401Proprietary(707) 800-7700
  • Sonoma Specialty HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.33 miles away501 Petaluma Avenue Sebastopol California 95472Government - Local(707) 823-8511
  • Healdsburg District HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.99 miles away1375 University Avenue Healdsburg California 95448Government - Hospital District or Authority(707) 431-6500
  • Petaluma Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.4 miles away400 N Mcdowell Blvd Petaluma California 94954Voluntary non-profit - Other(707) 778-1111
  • Sonoma Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.13 miles away347 Andrieux St Sonoma California 95476Government - Hospital District or Authority(707) 935-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma Santa Rosa2.61 miles away1020 Second Street Santa Rosa California 95404CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (707) 527-5350
  • Davita Santa Rosa Springs Dialysis4.35 miles away18 East Fulton Road Santa Rosa California 95403Dialysis Stations: 36 (707) 544-5043
  • Satellite Dialysis Santa Rosa5.45 miles away2301 Circadian Way #C Santa Rosa California 95407CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (707) 526-0717
  • Fmc Santa Rosa North7.11 miles away487 Aviation Blvd. Suite 110 Santa Rosa California 95403Dialysis Stations: 13 (707) 568-1755
  • Satellite Dialysis Rohnert Park8.68 miles away6265 Commerce Blvd Suite 156 Rohnert Park California 94928CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (707) 303-2040
  • Satellite Dialysis Windsor9 miles away8911 Lakewood Drive, Ste.16 Windsor California 95492CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (707) 836-1091
  • Fmc Petaluma15.04 miles away715 South Point Blvd., Suite A Petaluma California 94954CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (707) 765-9379
  • Davita Petaluma River Dialysis15.32 miles away417 N Mcdowell Blvd, Suite 30 Petaluma California 94954Dialysis Stations: 24 (707) 773-1293