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Gem Transitional

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Gem Transitional's website

716 South Fair Oaks Ave,
Pasadena CA 91105

(626) 737-0560

61.46% estimated occupancy 1

Gem Transitional is a small facility in Pasadena, California. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also would like to emphasize that this facility excelled in our nursing grade. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which happens to be one of our better grades. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection grades are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last area we looked at is long-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that category. Nevertheless, we would not assess this facility based solely on one bad category, as it was given several impressive scores in other categories. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gem Transitional Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Gem Transitional, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Gem Transitional, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Gem Transitional, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Gem Transitional, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Gem Transitional, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Gem Transitional, 4.64% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Gem Transitional, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Gem Transitional, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Gem Transitional, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Gem Transitional, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Gem Transitional, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Gem Transitional, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Gem Transitional, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Scores for Pasadena, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc-Liberty West Pasadena0.1 miles away757 S. Raymond Avenue Pasadena California 91105Dialysis Stations: 21 (626) 396-6957
  • Huntington Dialysis Center0.12 miles away806 S. Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena California 91105CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (626) 792-0548
  • Fmc-Arroyo Dialysis Center0.2 miles away1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, Suite 150 Pasadena California 91105CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (626) 441-9500
  • Davita-Huntington Dialysis0.38 miles away390 S. Fair Oaks Blvd. Pasadena California 91105Dialysis Stations: 25 (626) 564-2818
  • Davita-Eaton Canyon Dialysis3.87 miles away2551 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena California 91107CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (626) 798-8896
  • Fmc-San Gabriel Dialysis Center3.9 miles away1801 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 102 Alhambra California 91803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 38 (626) 457-9002
  • Fmc-San Gabriel Valley Pd Clinic3.9 miles away1801 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 204 Alhambra California 91803Dialysis Stations: 6 (626) 457-6540
  • Fmc-Alhambra3.94 miles away2300 W. Valley Blvd. Alhambra California 91803Dialysis Stations: 20 (626) 458-4726