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Gardena Convalescent Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Gardena Convalescent Center's website

14819 S. Vermont,
Gardena CA 90247

(310) 532-9460

68.64% estimated occupancy 1

Gardena Convalescent Center is a facility in Gardena, California, which has a total of 84,103 people. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Turning to another one of this place's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection score. Inspections proved to be one of its best category grades. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 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 government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident 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 rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 facility California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we scored is short-term care. This nursing home was given a strong short-term care rating in our assessment, with a grade of C. Even though this isn't as dominant as many of its other grades, this remains an acceptable grade for this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gardena Convalescent Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 4.33% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 95.72% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 8.37% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Gardena Convalescent Center, 79.63% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Gardena, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • 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

Looking for more options? Gardena, California has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Lac/Harbor-Ucla Med CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.51 miles away1000 W Carson St Torrance California 90502Government - Local(310) 222-2101
  • Torrance Memorial Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.47 miles away3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance California 90509Voluntary non-profit - Other(310) 325-9110
  • Del Amo HospitalPsychiatric 6.62 miles away23700 Camino Del Sol Torrance California 90505Proprietary(310) 530-1151
  • Community Hospital of Huntington ParkAcute Care Hospitals 7.4 miles away2623 E Slauson Ave Huntington Park California 90255Proprietary(323) 583-1931
  • College Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.48 miles away2776 Pacific Avenue Long Beach California 90806Proprietary(562) 595-1911
  • Lakewood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.65 miles away3700 E South St Lakewood California 90712Proprietary(562) 602-6751
  • Pih Hospital - DowneyAcute Care Hospitals 9.51 miles away11500 Brookshire Avenue Downey California 90241Voluntary non-profit - Private(526) 904-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • u.s. Renal Care Gardena Dialysis - Redondo0.27 miles away1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 105 Gardena California 90247CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (310) 515-0788
  • u.s. Renal Care Gardena Dialysis - 190th2.14 miles away1149 W. 190th Street, Suite 1004 Gardena California 90248CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (310) 965-0830
  • Davita-Gateway Plaza Dialysis Center2.37 miles away1580 W. Rosecrans Avenue Compton California 90220CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (310) 631-3085
  • Davita-Hawthorne Dialysis2.98 miles away14204 Prairie Avenue Hawthorne California 90250CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (310) 349-1174
  • Davita-Imperial Dialysis3.03 miles away2738 W. Imperial Highway Inglewood California 90303CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (323) 779-5399
  • Mobile Dialysis Services, Inc. (Compton)3.1 miles away801 W. Compton Blvd. Compton California 90220Dialysis Stations: 36 (310) 637-9026
  • Fmc-Rai-Compton-Los Angeles3.22 miles away11859 Compton Avenue Los Angeles California 90059CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (323) 563-1140
  • Davita-Kenneth Hahn Plaza Dialysis Center3.67 miles away11854 S. Wilmington Avenue Los Angeles California 90059CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (323) 567-5077