Palolo Chinese Home is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. In fact, this nursing home ended up being one of the top 50 facilities in Hawaii. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Palolo Chinese Home
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 7.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Our nursing grade is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This nursing home also earned favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of C. This ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. Long-term care grades focus on a facility's assistance with daily living rather than the highly skilled nursing or healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Palolo Chinese Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Palolo Chinese Home, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Palolo Chinese Home, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Palolo Chinese Home, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Palolo Chinese Home, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Palolo Chinese Home, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Palolo Chinese Home, 1.47% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Palolo Chinese Home, 97.19% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Palolo Chinese Home, 11.27% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Palolo Chinese Home, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Palolo Chinese Home, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Palolo Chinese Home, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Palolo Chinese Home, 7.15 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Palolo Chinese Home, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Honolulu, HI
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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