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Mercy Retirement & Care Center

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  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Mercy Retirement & Care Center's website

3431 Foothill Blvd.,
Oakland CA 94601

(510) 214-4073

73.05% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Mercy Retirement & Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Mercy Retirement & Care Center is located in Oakland, California. The city has several nursing home options. Our grading scheme was not very kind to this facility, as it received an overall rating of F. We ranked this as one of the three worst nursing homes in Oakland. With countless other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. 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. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

We also wanted to note that this nursing home was given an F for its short-term care score. Short-term care grades are meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this category, we weren't shocked to find that this place was below average in two of the key staffing areas we assess. The facility supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. We looked at the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we analyzed is long-term care. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is a poor score. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 96.32353 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Mercy Retirement & Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Retirement & Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Scores for Oakland, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Oakland, California has 16 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Highland HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.32 miles away1411 East 31st Street Oakland California 94602Government - Hospital District or Authority(510) 437-4800
  • Alameda HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.26 miles away2070 Clinton Avenue Alameda California 94501Government - Hospital District or Authority(510) 522-3700
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Oakland/RichmondAcute Care Hospitals 3.56 miles away275 West Macarthur Boulevard Oakland California 94611Voluntary non-profit - Private(510) 752-1000
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.59 miles away350 Hawthorne Avenue Oakland California 94609Voluntary non-profit - Private(510) 655-4000
  • Children's Hospital & Research Center OaklandChildrens 4.66 miles away747 52nd Street Oakland California 94609Voluntary non-profit - Private(510) 428-3000
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates CampAcute Care Hospitals 5.57 miles away2450 Ashby Avenue Berkeley California 94705Voluntary non-profit - Private(510) 204-4444
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San LeandroAcute Care Hospitals 6.01 miles away2500 Merced Street San Leandro California 94577Voluntary non-profit - Private(510) 454-1000
  • San Leandro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.41 miles away13855 E 14th Street San Leandro California 94578Government - Hospital District or Authority(510) 357-6500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rai - East Bay - Oakland0.53 miles away2628 International Blvd, Ste 100 Oakland California 94601CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (510) 261-8219
  • Alameda County Dialysis Center2.07 miles away10700 Macarthur Blvd. Building 7 Oakland California 94605CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (510) 568-5849
  • Rai Peralta3.59 miles away2757 Telegraph Avenue Oakland California 94612CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (510) 835-0154
  • Satellite Dialysis Oakland3.76 miles away3330 Telegraph Ave Oakland California 94609CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (510) 433-8340
  • Rai Bancroft4.42 miles away6955 Foothill Blvd. Ste 220 Oakland California 94605Dialysis Stations: 26 (510) 553-1333
  • Rai Piedmont4.49 miles away2710 Telegraph Avenue Suite #100 Oakland California 94612CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (510) 286-9948
  • Rai E. 14th4.54 miles away198 East 14th St San Leandro California 94577Dialysis Stations: 21 (510) 430-8311
  • Oakland Dialysis Center4.58 miles away5354 Claremont Avenue Oakland California 94618CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (510) 597-0104