Pacific Grove Healthcare Center is located in Pacific Grove, California. The city has a population of 15,046 people. Sporting an overall grade of C, this looks like a solid nursing home. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Pacific Grove Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
200 Lighthouse Avenue,
Pacific Grove CA 93950
103.33% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's nursing rating was more impressive than its overall grade. Due to a strong performance in this area, it earned one of our better scores in that category with a B+. Our nursing rating analyzes several subcategories, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This nursing home also received favorable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is certainly a good sign for the quality of care at this nursing home.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only received a D for its short-term care score, which is not one of our better scores. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Given its score in this category, we were not surprised to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.2 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final category, we gave this facility a grade of D in long-term care. This is the facility's weakest category grade. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 89.13043 percent of its patients. This is quite a bit less than the national average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pacific Grove Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 95.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pacific Grove Healthcare Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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