Height Street Skilled Care is located in the large metropolitan area of Bakersfield, California. This nursing home a solid overall score of B-, which surprisingly resulted in it being one of the top three facilities in Bakersfield. Based on our assessment, there are certainly far worse places out there. The best part of this place's profile was is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Height Street Skilled Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category was its long-term care score, where it was given a grade of B-. In determining our long-term care grades, we look at the assistance with daily living received by the nursing home's patients. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 92.27799 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, we gave this facility a D in our short-term care category. This was the facility's worst category rating. Naturally, this category hurt the facility's overall profile a bit. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this facility's case, it looks like it offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Height Street Skilled Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Height Street Skilled Care, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Height Street Skilled Care, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Height Street Skilled Care, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Height Street Skilled Care, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Height Street Skilled Care, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Height Street Skilled Care, 4.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Height Street Skilled Care, 95.72% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Height Street Skilled Care, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Height Street Skilled Care, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Height Street Skilled Care, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Height Street Skilled Care, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Height Street Skilled Care, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Height Street Skilled Care, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Bakersfield, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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