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Lake Balboa Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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16955 Vanowen Street,
Van Nuys CA 91406

(818) 343-0700

84.8% estimated occupancy 1

Lake Balboa Care Center is a small nursing home located in Van Nuys, California. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end score. Not surprisingly, this is actually the highest rated facility in the city. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an elite grade of A+ for its short-term care score. Our short-term care ratings are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. There are several datapoints within this grade. Many of the datapoints relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we graded is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of C. This actually was this nursing home's weakest area. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to find this place's vaccination data. Finally, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Lake Balboa Care Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Lake Balboa Care Center, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

This is 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

Grade: A-plus

In Lake Balboa Care Center, 79.63% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Van Nuys, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Van Nuys, California has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • u.s. Renal Care Northridge Dialysis1.88 miles away18546 Roscoe Blvd., Suite 108 Northridge California 91324CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (818) 886-3771
  • Davita-South Valley Dialysis2.29 miles away17815 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100 Encino California 91316CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (818) 757-4520
  • Davita-Valley Dialysis Center2.7 miles away6840 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 101 Van Nuys California 91405CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (818) 779-1450
  • Fmc-Van Nuys2.94 miles away14812 Oxnard Street Van Nuys California 91411CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (818) 781-7888
  • Davita Van Nuys Dialysis3.21 miles away14434 Sherman Way Van Nuys California 91405Dialysis Stations: 37 (818) 787-8225
  • u.s. Renal Care Van Nuys Dialysis3.35 miles away14624 Sherman Way, Suite 106 Van Nuys California 91405CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (818) 994-2333
  • Nrc-Northridge Dialysis Center3.4 miles away9325 Reseda Blvd. Northridge California 91324CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (818) 993-6700
  • u.s. Renal Care Panorama City Dialysis3.59 miles away14600 Roscoe Blvd. Panorama City California 91402CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (818) 901-9822