Grand Valley Health Care Center is a facility located in Van Nuys, California, a city with 166,616 people. With a abysmal overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Van Nuys. Finally, inspections was the only shining light in this nursing home's profile. You can find more information about this category below.
Grand Valley Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
13524 Sherman Way,
Van Nuys CA 91405
109.29% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home a poor overall grade, we gave it a B for our inspections category. This was due to the nursing home receiving a quality government inspection report this year. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second highest score was long-term care, but it nevertheless earned just a D in that category. This ended up being a well below average grade. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. The nursing score is based on a handful of components, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest area is short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. In computing these short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care grade.
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, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients 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
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 4.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 95.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grand Valley Health Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Van Nuys, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- 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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