Memorial Hospital of Gardena is a small hospital-based facility located in Gardena, California. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Gardena. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1145 W. Redondo Beach,
Gardena CA 90247
77.24% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B-. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses are with patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This place provided just 0.9 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, although this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of D for our long-term care category, leaving this as the nursing home's weakest category grade. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.53917 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Memorial Hospital of Gardena Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
In Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Scores for Gardena, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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