Mission Hills Post Acute Care is located in the large metropolitan area of San Diego, California with a population of 1,241,364 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Mission Hills Post Acute Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in our short-term care category. We gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest grades. This really boosted its profile. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an B+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst category was long-term care, which is the last area we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F in this area. In spite of a few acceptable scores in other areas, this score is still disappointing so we wanted to point it out. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average statistic. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some 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.
Mission Hills Post Acute Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 4.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 95.72% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mission Hills Post Acute Care, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for San Diego, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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