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Good Shepherd Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Good Shepherd Health Care Center's website

1131 Arizona Ave.,
Santa Monica CA 90401

(310) 451-4800

82.29% estimated occupancy 1

Good Shepherd Health Care Center turns out to be one of several nursing home options to decide among in Santa Monica, California. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires strong marks in most areas. If you take a look at the other options in Santa Monica, we suspect you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. This place also received very consistent ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 15 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing scores are mostly based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The next area we looked at was short-term care. This facility was given an above average short-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in the category. Short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we scored is long-term care. This facility received a better than average long-term care rating in our assessment, with a grade of B. This nursing home truly doesn't have any weaknesses. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep 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 number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Shepherd Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that have suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Scores for Santa Monica, CA

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

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita-Century City Dialysis Center3.74 miles away10630 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles California 90025CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (310) 954-2700
  • Fmc-Culver City Dialysis4.16 miles away9432 Venice Blvd. Culver City California 90230CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (310) 836-2237
  • Davita-Beverlywood Dialysis5.06 miles away2080 Century Park East, Suite 210 Los Angeles California 90067Dialysis Stations: 13 (310) 772-0224
  • u.s. Renal Care Culver City5.3 miles away9808 Venice Blvd., Suite 200 Culver City California 90232Dialysis Stations: 18 (310) 841-0500
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Medical Ctr.- West Los Angeles5.38 miles awayDialysis Unit 6041 Cadillac Avenue, Suite 442 Los Angeles California 90034Dialysis Stations: 4 (323) 857-3245
  • u.s. Renal Care West Los Angeles Dialysis6.57 miles away1801 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles California 90035CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (310) 840-5688