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Little Sisters of the Poor

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Updated Aug 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Little Sisters of the Poor's website

2100 S. Western Ave.,
San Pedro CA 90732

70% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Little Sisters of the Poor has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Little Sisters of the Poor is one of a mere three facilities in San Pedro, California. With an overall score of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. You flat out can not do any better than this place. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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


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Best Nursing Home in San Pedro, California Awards 2019

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outpaced most facilities in this category. Our short-term care grade is often used to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we rated turned out to be this nursing home's poorest category. However, even its weakest link would be a strength for most facilities. We gave it a favorable grade of B for our long-term care category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, 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 18Dec 23

Little Sisters of the Poor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 0% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 100% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 19.72% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 16.88% of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Little Sisters of the Poor, 16.88% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

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