The Avenues Transitional Care Center is in San Francisco, California. This city is one of the most densely populated cities in the country with has a population of 805,301 people. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. San Francisco offers a slew of other nursing homes, however, we doubt you will need to visit too many others. This one is a high quality option. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are equally impressive. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.
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The Avenues Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses spend with residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was given a superb score of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are presumably more critical for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also received an impressive long-term care rating, with a grade of A-. This rounded out a straight A profile. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. 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.
The Avenues Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 4.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 1.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 1.35% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 8.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 5.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 0.82% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 11.21% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 14% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 14% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 11.8% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Avenues Transitional Care Center, 79.3% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients 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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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