Note: Palos Verdes Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Palos Verdes Health Care Center is in Lomita, California, a city with 21,318 people. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a very poor nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Lomita. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 48 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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January
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February
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Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a B- in that area. The nursing rating weighs numerous datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also surprised to find that this nursing home earned a solid short-term care grade this year. We gave it a B- in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 38.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

We awarded this facility just a D for our long-term care score. This is not a very good score. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 96.815285 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning the final category of inspections, this facility had an abysmal showing. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. With nursing homes that received this poor of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This nursing home had 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Palos Verdes Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
B
7%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had a fall resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
A-
1.91%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A
0.64%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure 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 medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B+
11.94%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Provider
D
33.57%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.

Provider
B+
0.71%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
C
94.75%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B
14.62%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Provider
F
6.8%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
6.8
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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