Little Sisters of the Poor is one of a mere three facilities in San Pedro, California. With an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. You can certainly do much worse than this place. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which are also impressive.
Little Sisters of the Poor
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Aug 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
Best Nursing Home in San Pedro, California Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
We also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our higher scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is considered to be a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number 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 residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care, where we awarded it an above average grade of B. This nursing home really didn't have any weaknesses. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Little Sisters of the Poor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who had urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 4.64% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 95.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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