Orchards Skilled Nursing is a small nursing home located in Ladera Ranch, California. After receiving an overall grade of A, this facility is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we found. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Orchards Skilled Nursing
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its elite achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care grade. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Clearly we were impressed with our findings for this area.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, this nursing home received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that area. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for patients in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
In the final category we scored, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a first-rate profile. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Orchards Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Orchards Skilled Nursing, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Orchards Skilled Nursing, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.