Lake Balboa Care Center is a small nursing home located in Van Nuys, California. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. This actually proved to be the best nursing home in Van Nuys. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 50 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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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: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility was awarded strong marks in the area of short-term care as well. Indeed, it received one of our best scores in that category with a score of A. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This nursing home excelled in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the typical nursing home. This is generally an excellent sign. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in California in this area with 65.9 percent of its residents returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The last area we analyzed was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility an acceptable grade of C. This proved to be this facility's least impressive category. Our long-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of nursing services. This includes a vast range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We weren't able to track down this place's vaccination data. Finally, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

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

Lake Balboa Care Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
5.54
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
B+
72.59%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

u.s. Renal Care Northridge Dialysis 1.88 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
18546 Roscoe Blvd., Suite 108 Northridge California 91324
(818) 886-3771
Davita-South Valley Dialysis 2.29 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
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Davita-Valley Dialysis Center 2.7 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
6840 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 101 Van Nuys California 91405
(818) 779-1450
Fmc-Van Nuys 2.94 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
14812 Oxnard Street Van Nuys California 91411
(818) 781-7888
Davita Van Nuys Dialysis 3.21 mi
Dialysis Stations: 37
14434 Sherman Way Van Nuys California 91405
(818) 787-8225
u.s. Renal Care Van Nuys Dialysis 3.35 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 14
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(818) 994-2333
Nrc-Northridge Dialysis Center 3.4 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 22
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u.s. Renal Care Panorama City Dialysis 3.59 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
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