Gateway Post Acute
661 West Poplar, Porterville CA 93257 · (559) 784-8371 · 91.45% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Gateway Post Acute is a small nursing home located in Porterville, California. This facility was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a well below average rating. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Porterville. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 62 Beds
For profit - Limited Liability company
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections rating. This grade is much better than the place's overall score. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the area of long-term care. This ended up being its second best category. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In forming our long-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. Unfortunately, it appears we are missing some of this nursing home's long-term care data. Without having all of the data for this nursing home, it ended up being challenging to fully grade it in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. In computing these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of physical therapy per week to its residents. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.
Turning to our next category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for our nursing category. This is the facility's least impressive category grade. When calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is slightly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.