Grossmont Hospital D/P Snf
5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa CA 91941 · (619) 465-0711 · 75.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Grossmont Hospital D/P Snf is in La Mesa, California. This city has a population of 69,848 people. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is the absolute highest score. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as the top nursing home in La Mesa. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 30 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ in short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. This nursing home is substantially above the national average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. In fact, it provided about 50% more care per resident from both of these care providers than the average facility provided. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in California in this area with 73.5 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place provided 6.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these statistics. In addition to providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in California when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care. We gave them another elite grade of A+ in this area. This wrapped up a amazing profile of A+'s. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grossmont Hospital D/P Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better