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Healthcare Center of Orange County

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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9021 Knott Ave,
Buena Park CA 90620

(714) 826-2330

79.89% estimated occupancy 1

Healthcare Center of Orange County is an average-sized nursing home located in Buena Park, California. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of F. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to steer clear of this facility. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Nursing scores are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Sadly, this nursing home's third best score is long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this area, it still fared relatively badly. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we scored was short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.9 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Healthcare Center of Orange County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 4.64% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 95.44% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Healthcare Center of Orange County, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • West Anaheim Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1 miles away3033 W Orange Avenue Anaheim California 92804Proprietary(714) 827-3000
  • Los Alamitos Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.71 miles away3751 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos California 90720Proprietary(562) 799-3220
  • Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.54 miles away1111 W La Palma Avenue Anaheim California 92801Voluntary non-profit - Private(714) 774-1450
  • St Jude Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.38 miles away101 E Valencia Mesa Drive Fullerton California 92835Voluntary non-profit - Church(714) 992-3000
  • Garden Grove Hospital & Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.87 miles away12601 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove California 92843Proprietary(714) 537-5160
  • University of California Irvine Med CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.62 miles away101 City Drive South Orange California 92868Government - Local(714) 456-6112
  • Coast Plaza HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.69 miles away13100 Studerbaker Road Norwalk California 90650Proprietary(310) 356-0550
  • Lakewood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.22 miles away3700 E South St Lakewood California 90712Proprietary(562) 602-6751

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc-Anaheim Dialysis0.61 miles away3150 W. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 100 Anaheim California 92801CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (714) 816-8725
  • Davita-La Palma Dialysis1.54 miles away7880 Valley View St. Buena Park California 90620CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (714) 670-6791
  • Fmc-North Orange County2.98 miles away511 N. Brookhurst Street, Suite 100 Anaheim California 92801CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (714) 778-0488
  • Davita-Los Alamitos Dialysis3.34 miles away4141 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos California 90720CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (714) 952-0175
  • Fmc-Orange County Home3.44 miles away1401 S Brookhurst Ste 108 Fullerton California 92833Dialysis Stations: 4 (714) 773-1407
  • Davita-South Cerritos Dialysis3.55 miles away12191 226th Street Hawaiian Gardens California 90716Dialysis Stations: 16 (562) 421-6890
  • Los Alamitos Hemodialysis Center3.69 miles away3810 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos California 90720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (562) 598-9527
  • Davita-Anaheim West Dialysis3.69 miles away1821 W. Lincoln Avenue Anaheim California 92801CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (714) 765-6510