Merced Behavioral Center is located in Merced, California. This is a relatively poor nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Based on our analysis, this facility likely isn't the best fit for most prospective residents. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 96 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
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Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good grade in the category of inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. In spite of this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively positive inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home's next best area is long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B-. Long-term care grades focus on a facility's assistance with daily living rather than the skilled nursing or medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is a very solid percentage. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.18 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: DApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care score. This is well below average in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a reliable assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Moving on to our fourth category, we gave this facility a D for the area of nursing. This was the facility's worst category score. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This place offered just 2.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
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

Merced Behavioral Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of long-term patients which have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.

Provider
A
1.39%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A
0.28%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Provider
C
27.42%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Provider
A-
0.29%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A-
99.52%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A+
0.83%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.18
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
0
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center 3.48 mi
333 Mercy Avenue Merced California 95340
(209) 564-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

North Merced Dialysis Center 1.05 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
3393 G Street, Bld a Siute A Merced California 95340
(209) 723-0013
Merced East Dialysis 2.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
464 East Yosemite Avenue Ste B Merced California 95340
(209) 205-1126
Satellite Dialysis Merced 3.02 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
3376 North Highway 59 Suite I Merced California 95348
(209) 383-7370
Atwater Dialysis Center 8.53 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
1201 Commerce Ave Atwater California 95301
(209) 358-7681