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Monterey Palms Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Monterey Palms Health Care Center's website

44610 Monterey Avenue,
Palm Desert CA 92260

(760) 773-5151

90.1% estimated occupancy 1

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

With an address in Palm Desert, California, Monterey Palms Health Care Center is one of just three available facilities in the city. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. Keep in mind that Palm Desert received a city grade of B, so should consider other options in the city as well. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not have many favorable things to say about this place's overall score, it earned a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent score in this category with a B-. We believe that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was awarded its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is typically a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home received its next highest category score in the area of long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In calculating our long-term care scores, we look at the assistance with daily living offered to the facility's residents. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Our next area is nursing, in which we gave this facility a grade of C in that area. In determining our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Monterey Palms Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have had UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Monterey Palms Health Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Eisenhower Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3 miles away39-000 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage California 92270Proprietary(760) 340-3911
  • John F Kennedy Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.16 miles away47111 Monroe Street Indio California 92201Proprietary(760) 347-6191
  • Desert Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.03 miles away1150 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs California 92262Proprietary(760) 323-6511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center1.66 miles awayProbst Building 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 103 Rancho Mirage California 92270CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 837-9696
  • Fmc-Rai-Corporate Way-Palm Desert2.4 miles away41-501 Corporate Way Palm Desert California 92260CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 346-7588
  • Davita-Cathedral City Dialysis5.53 miles away30885 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City California 92234CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 202-3491
  • La Quinta Kidney Center, LLC5.6 miles away43576 Washington Street, Suite 101 La Quinta California 92253Dialysis Stations: 28 (760) 200-1000
  • Davita-Bermuda Dunes Dialysis5.79 miles away78030 Wildcat Drive Suite 101 Palm Desert California 92211CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 345-5115
  • Davita Desert Sands Home Training5.79 miles away78030 Wildcat Dr. Ste 102 Palm Desert California 92211Dialysis Stations: 6 (760) 772-5608
  • Fmc-Rai-Monroe-Indio9.12 miles away46-767 Monroe Street, Suite 101 Indio California 92201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 347-3986
  • Kidney Institute of the Desert9.87 miles away81715 Doctor Carreon Blvd., Suite B-2 Indio California 92201CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 347-8181