Pacific Palms Healthcare is located in Long Beach, California, which is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is a solid facility. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Long Beach. The best part of this facility's profile was is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Pacific Palms Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes did better in this area. The nursing rating assesses many subcategories, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Inspections is another area where this nursing home excelled. In fact, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its third highest category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a respectable grade. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, we gave this nursing home a D for the area of long-term care. This was the nursing home's weakest category grade. Unfortunately, this category pulled down the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pacific Palms Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 4.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pacific Palms Healthcare, 9.83 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 Pacific Palms Healthcare, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Long Beach, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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