Pacific Coast Post Acute is a large nursing home located in Salinas, California. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a solid rating. Based on our assessment, there are certainly far worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Pacific Coast Post Acute
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our more favorable scores. In our short-term care rating, we strive to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In calculating our long-term care grades, we look at the assistance with daily living received by a facility's patients. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last area we rated is nursing, ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this area. This was one of the few weak links on a strong profile. When calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. On top of receiving below average marks for nursing hours, this nursing home was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing grades. We looked at the percentage of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pacific Coast Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 7.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 0.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 0.33% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 11.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 8.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 20.48% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 2.3% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 3.71% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 3.71% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 7.57% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pacific Coast Post Acute, 94.54% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Salinas, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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