Kern River Transitional Care turns out to be one of many nursing home options to select from in Bakersfield, California. We awarded this facility a quality overall score of B. After analyzing the other alternatives in Bakersfield, this looks like a slightly higher quality option than the majority of them. This place definitely has plenty of good features. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 140 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A
Jan 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we awarded it an A. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Jan 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's above average category grades came in the category of short-term care. We gave them one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of B+. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

B
Jan 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Jan 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home received a C for the area. Our long-term care ratings are important for people in need of non-healthcare services such as personal care. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. While it had 4.26 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes since it had more complicated patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Kern River Transitional Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
F
17.78%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.92%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
5.77%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
B
20.41%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
D
16.33%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
50%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
A
9.09%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A-
20.86%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A-
4.26
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
C
20.86
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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

Provider
D
16.02
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Provider
A-
76.84%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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(661) 316-6000
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital 3.13 mi
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Kern Medical Center 5.44 mi
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(661) 326-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

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