With an address in Victorville, California, Knolls West Post Acute is one of a mere two nursing homes in the area. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a decent score. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Knolls West Post Acute
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a solid grade in the category of short-term care, with a B-. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a decent grade of C. In determining our long-term care ratings, we assess the personal care received by the facility's patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.39207 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.06 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This facility's weakest category is nursing, which is the last area we analyzed. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a D. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility averaged just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Knolls West Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Knolls West Post Acute, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Knolls West Post Acute, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Knolls West Post Acute, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Knolls West Post Acute, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Knolls West Post Acute, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Knolls West Post Acute, 4.33% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Knolls West Post Acute, 95.72% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Knolls West Post Acute, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Knolls West Post Acute, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Knolls West Post Acute, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Knolls West Post Acute, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Knolls West Post Acute, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Knolls West Post Acute, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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