Heritage on the Marina is in San Francisco, California. This city is among the largest cities in the nation with has 805,301 people. We gave this nursing home a quality overall rating of A+. Indeed, it is actually the best nursing home in San Francisco according to our rankings. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you look below, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which appear to be equally strong as its overall rating.
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Heritage on the Marina
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home was given quality marks in the area of long-term care. Consequently, it received one of our most impressive grades in that category with a grade of A+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its short-term care grade. This is a very impressive grade. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an elite grade of A. This topped off a straight A report card for this facility. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage on the Marina Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage on the Marina, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage on the Marina, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage on the Marina, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage on the Marina, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage on the Marina, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage on the Marina, 5.83% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage on the Marina, 95.65% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage on the Marina, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage on the Marina, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage on the Marina, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage on the Marina, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage on the Marina, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for San Francisco, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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