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.
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Good Shepherd Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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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.
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.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in the category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.296295 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B. This nursing home turned out to be strong in each area we assessed. In our short-term care grade, we strive to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 8.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 15.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 9.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 2.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 96.5% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 22.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 24.82% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 24.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Health Care Center, 10.44% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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