With an address in La Mesa, California, La Mesa Healthcare Center is one of seven facilities in the city. This is a strong facility with a grade of B+ overall. We were pleased to find out that many of the other nursing homes in La Mesa received similar scores. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also found that this facility excelled at short-term care. We gave them an A+ in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is more often than not a reliable assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. This facility excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is generally an excellent sign. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in California in this area with 66.8 percent of its residents returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A- for that area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing score weighs several datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is more than what is offered by most places. Lastly, this place was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The last area we assessed was long-term care. We awarded this facility a decent grade in that category, with a C. While this wasn't on par with many of its other scores, it is nevertheless not a bad grade. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to providing above average levels of nursing care, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 98.60465 percent of its residents. This figure is higher than many nursing homes. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 2.21 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes since it had more complex patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
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
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

La Mesa Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
B+
6.25%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Provider
B
3.26%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A
0.5%
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 who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
7.61%
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 given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A
9.5%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

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

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B+
98.52%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
5.81%
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 who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
D
10.69%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A
0.94
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
10.69
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
11.29
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
B
69.67%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center 2.33 mi
6655 Alvarado Road San Diego California 92120
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Grossmont Hospital 3 mi
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CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
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Fmc-Dialysis Services of College 1.75 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
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Davita-San Diego East 3.59 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
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(619) 262-7225
Fmc-La Mesa Dialysis Center 3.79 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
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(619) 462-9992
Fmc-Dialysis Services of Paradise 3.9 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
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(619) 475-2872
Fmc-Raven 4.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 31
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(619) 263-1518
Fmc-Gateway Dialysis Center-East 4.68 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
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Dialysis Stations: 33
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(619) 229-1070