With an address in Lake Isabella, California, Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf is the sole nursing home we were able to find in the city. This facility was given an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to avoid of this nursing home. Surprisingly, we were able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can read more about below.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 74 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - Hospital district

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Although we graded this place incredibly poorly overall, it actually received a relatively impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that area with a B+. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with too many severe deficiencies flagged. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. There are a number of criteria within this area. Many of these factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. Unfortunately, this nursing home also had abysmal scores in several of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hour totals. For starters, we looked at the percentage of patients sustaining pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at more than double the national average in this statistic. This is alarming when you consider that many pressure ulcers are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. This ended up sealing the facility's fate of earning a poor nursing rating.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Sadly, this facility only earned a D for its short-term care rating, which is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The last area we looked at is long-term care, where this facility received a very poor grade in this category also. It received a lowly F for this category, which is obviously a major concern. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.38009 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. Surprisingly, this facility also wasn't as bad as we expected at keeping its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.98 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was not bad since it had more complicated patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
F
17.86%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B+
2.71%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which have sustained UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B
2.27%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B
14.01%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B-
20.83%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
B-
95.65%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B+
12.56%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A-
20.15%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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

Provider
B
1.61
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
C
20.15
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Kern Valley Healthcare District 0 mi
6412 Laurel Ave Lake Isabella California 93240
(760) 379-2681
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