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Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica's website

1131 Arizona Ave.,
Santa Monica CA 90401

(310) 451-4800

88.33% estimated occupancy 1

Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica 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 quality 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. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the four major 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

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also received favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C in this area. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of long-term patients that experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 10.06% 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 Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 13.91% 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 Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 4.33% 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 Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 95.72% 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: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 8.37% 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 Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 1.49 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 Hlth Care Center of Santa Monica, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

  • Davita-Santa Monica Dialysis0.22 miles away1260 15th Street, Suite 102 Santa Monica California 90404CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (310) 393-4744
  • Davita-Mar Vista1.6 miles away2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 100 & 120 Santa Monica California 90404CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (310) 453-4900
  • 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