La Paloma Healthcare Center is an average-sized facility in Oceanside, California. This is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. This facility definitely has plenty of good features. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
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La Paloma Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility fared well in short-term care. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A for that category. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. 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 considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for that area. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, we gave this facility a D in the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's weakest category rating. Naturally, this category pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
La Paloma Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 5.83% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 95.65% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In La Paloma Healthcare Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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