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Northgate Postacute Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Northgate Postacute Care's website

40 Professional Center Parkway,
San Rafael CA 94903

(415) 479-1230

91.53% estimated occupancy 1

Northgate Postacute Care is a nursing home in San Rafael, California, a city with 70,197 people. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a very respectable nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A. The nursing score considers a variety of factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving patients more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This facility received a good score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received a B- in this category. In the category of long-term care, we focus more on the amount of services provided by a nursing home, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 99.29578 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Northgate Postacute Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Northgate Postacute Care, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Northgate Postacute Care, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Northgate Postacute Care, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Northgate Postacute Care, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Northgate Postacute Care, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Northgate Postacute Care, 4.64% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Northgate Postacute Care, 95.44% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Northgate Postacute Care, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Northgate Postacute Care, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Northgate Postacute Care, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Northgate Postacute Care, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Northgate Postacute Care, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Scores for San Rafael, CA

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

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Marinhealth Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.24 miles away250 Bon Air Road, PO Box 8010 Greenbrae California 94904Government - Local(415) 925-7900
  • Novato Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.27 miles away180 Rowland Way Novato California 94945Voluntary non-profit - Other(415) 209-1300
  • Chinese HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.58 miles away845 Jackson St San Francisco California 94133Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 982-2400
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San FranciscoAcute Care Hospitals 16.71 miles away2425 Geary Blvd San Francisco California 94115Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 833-2646
  • Saint Francis Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.79 miles away900 Hyde St San Francisco California 94109Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 353-6000
  • California Pacific Medical Center- Van Ness CampusAcute Care Hospitals 16.91 miles away1101 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco California 94109Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 600-6000
  • St Mary's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.12 miles away450 Stanyan St San Francisco California 94117Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 668-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Northgate Dialysis Center0.36 miles away650 Las Gallinas Road San Rafael California 94903CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (415) 444-0376
  • San Rafael Dialysis2.62 miles away1415 3rd Street San Rafael California 94901Dialysis Stations: 24 (415) 453-4437
  • Satellite Dialysis Greenbrae4.88 miles away565 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Greenbrae California 94904CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (415) 924-8622
  • San Pablo Dialysis Center11.3 miles away14020 San Pablo Avenue San Pablo California 94806CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (510) 234-0835
  • Davita Richmond Dialysis11.79 miles away4200 Macdonald Ave., Ste A Richmond California 94805CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (510) 236-8861
  • El Cerrito Dialysis Center13.85 miles away10690 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito California 94530CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (510) 528-9590
  • Davita El Sobrante14.66 miles away3380 San Pablo Dam Rd Ste. C-D El Sobrante California 94803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (510) 262-9230
  • Pacific Dialysis16.39 miles away2351 Clay Street 4th Floor San Francisco California 94115CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (415) 440-2852