Legacy Post Acute Care is in Martinez, California. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in California. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. As you can see below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
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Legacy Post Acute Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 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
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Martinez, California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Martinez, California Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care category, where it earned an A. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a top-shelf short-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be this nursing home's third strongest category score. In that area, this facility received a grade of A. In computing our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Moving on to our fourth area, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. We awarded it an A for that area. This wrapped up a straight A report card. The nursing score is based on many data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Legacy Post Acute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 1.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 0.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 0.98% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 8.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 7.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 14.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 20.03% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 20.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 14.02% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Legacy Post Acute Care, 80.41% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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