Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in San Francisco, California. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a phenomenal nursing home. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are just impeccable. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility received an impressive grade of A for short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are vital for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. There are many subcategories within this grade. Most of the datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient even once per day.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection score. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. A few relatively minor dings aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also performed admirably in our long-term care category. We awarded it a B+ in this category. This finalized a very impressive report card. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.68553 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 4.33% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 95.72% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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