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Kalakaua Gardens

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1723 Kalakaua Avenue,
Honolulu HI 96826

(808) 518-2273

99.38% estimated occupancy 1

Kalakaua Gardens is one of many nursing home options to select from in Honolulu, Hawaii. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We can not find many bad things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 7.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to another of this facility's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we looked at proved to be this facility's worst area. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would be a highlight for most nursing homes. We awarded it a favorable grade of B for long-term care. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 94.8052 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Kalakaua Gardens Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Kalakaua Gardens, 8.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Kalakaua Gardens, 1.3% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 4.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 3.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Kalakaua Gardens, 8.57% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Kalakaua Gardens, 96.27% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 16.67% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Kalakaua Gardens, 15.9% of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Kalakaua Gardens, 15.9% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 4.8% of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Kalakaua Gardens, 80.55% of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Honolulu, HI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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