Grand Valley Health Care Center is a facility located in Van Nuys, California, a city with 166,616 people. We gave this facility a C overall, which isn't a bad score. This is comparable with the city grade in Van Nuys, which is a B-. At the end of the day, this place would be a good fit for most people. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
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Grand Valley Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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 - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned its best category grade in the area of inspections. Inspection grades are related to a facility's recent government inspection reports. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which isn't a bad grade. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
This facility performed well in the area of nursing. We gave it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable category was short-term care. We gave it a C in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is generally a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in that area. Long-term care grades are used to judge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.7013 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grand Valley Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 5.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 0.93% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 19.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 0.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 97.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 8.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 12.06% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 12.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 4.15% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 73.95% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Van Nuys, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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
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